Thai Stir Fried Noodles with Pork and Prawns

Dec 30th, 2008 | By | Category: Cookin's Cooking, Thailand

Combining meat and seafood might not be obvious to many people, but stop and think a moment about “Surf & Turf” restaurants and why they’re so popular. In Asia, especially in South East Asia where both seafood and pork are plentiful, the combination has long been a favourite for variety and special occasions.  Combine the […]



Fast food for health and body shape?

Dec 30th, 2008 | By | Category: Cookin's Choice, Japan

Did you know that many Asian fast foods are actually good for you and won’t turn you obese or hyperactive? Take as one example, the Japanese food style known as Sushi. The thin, toasted seaweed sheets, called Nori, used in rolled (maki) sushi are high in Vitamin A, B-complex, Niacin and Vitamin C. It is […]



Indian Aloo Gobhi Cauliflower & Potato Sauté

Dec 30th, 2008 | By | Category: India

Aloo Gobhi is a classic North Indian dry sauté and a subzi to die for. Being a cauliflower and potato fan, Aloo Gobhi has to be a favourite. Rotis with spiced Aloo Gobhi is a regular dinner fare from our local Indian diner during the winter.  The aroma of spices that go into North Indian […]



How to use a vanilla pod?

Dec 30th, 2008 | By | Category: Ingredients

The strongest flavour is in the tiny seeds and the pulp surrounding them, so the pod should be split open and the seeds scraped out for adding to custards or ice creams. Infusing a vanilla pod in hot liquid is an economical way to extract the flavour, as the pod can then be rinsed, dried […]



Chinese barbecued pork spare ribs

Dec 18th, 2008 | By | Category: China

I hope you enjoy this classic Chinese favourite.  It’s quick and simple to prepare, and finger-licking good.  It’s a great way to prepare something special from a cheaper cut of meat too. If you’ve got a lidded barbecue, you can also roast them in that, instead of the kitchen oven, which is great for having […]