Butterfingers and Yuppiechef
By     |    May 3, 2016
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Butterfingers and Yuppiechef

As one of my first foodie projects, I’ll be contributing to Yuppiechef’s blog as a food writer on Taiwanese food, drawing from my personal experiences and research. My first piece is an introduction to why I love Taiwanese food, and how I hang on to my origins while embracing the culture of the country I grew up in. Check out my first piece here. Tweet

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Freekeh, White Rice and Bone Marrow Congee
By     |    Apr 27, 2016
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Freekeh, White Rice and Bone Marrow Congee

Oh fun, thanks to Freekeh South Africa and The Really Interesting Food Company – Trifco I got to experiment with this precious ancient grain. Make something with it, and compete against nine other foodies. Now, some of you might know that I recently left the nine-to-five job for a freelance one to hopefully do something with food one day … so I doubt I’ll win, just stoked I get to play. Freekeh […]

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Spicy Dutch Speculaas Cookies
By     |    Apr 19, 2016
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Spicy Dutch Speculaas Cookies

Kyle is South African-born Dutch. His oma from his dad’s left him a wonderful family cook book with an extensive selection of traditional Dutch recipes. This book has seen its days and is now held together with duct tape. In addition, his grandmother from his mom’s side left him a beautiful wooden Speculaas mould. For one batch Prep Time: 15 minutes to prep the dough 30 minutes resting time 15–20 minutes […]

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Making Baozi on SABC3 Afternoon Express
By     |    Mar 15, 2016
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Making Baozi on SABC3 Afternoon Express

On Wednesday, 20 January 2016, the SABC 3 Afternoon Express team invited to me to join them in studio to make… whatever I felt like. Now that’s a bit a hard. But since Kyle and I just came back from a food-focused trip in Taiwan, I thought I’d make his favourite Taiwanese street food – the humble baozi. Lukang is a historical sea port facing the Taiwan strait in Changhua […]

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Tasting and Travelling in Taiwan
By     |    Jan 15, 2016
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Tasting and Travelling in Taiwan

This was Kyle’s first trip to Taiwan, so I was incredibly excited to go on missions with him in my home-country. From food and drink to tourist destinations and historical monuments, we covered quite a lot in our time there. Check out our adventure in Instagram pictures 🙂 #kmtaiwantrip After landing at Taoyuan Airport, we needed to take the bus first in order to take the train. The THSR travels up to […]

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Guess where I’m going #butterfingersintaiwan
By     |    Dec 15, 2015
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Guess where I’m going #butterfingersintaiwan

Taiwan, my home country, a country slightly bigger then Belgium, and filled with local food vendors around every corner, in addition to the Seven Elevens. Each specialising in something unique and magical. I was born in the south – Tainan, and moved to South Africa when I was three. It’s quite an interesting story, from a historical point of view, my family was part of the generation that moved to SA […]

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#wwFlavourSociety – Say hello to Sriracha at Woolworths
By     |    Oct 26, 2015
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#wwFlavourSociety – Say hello to Sriracha at Woolworths

Thanks to Woolworths, I cooked up a storm with a flavour from their new range of ‘Flavours from around the World’. My flavour to work with was Sriracha. I’ve tasted it before throughout my missions, but never actually cooked with this hot sauce. Sriracha originates from Thailand, and this brand of Sriracha – Flying Goose, is quite well known throughout the world. The ingredients in this sauce includes sun ripened […]

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Asian Peanut Pancakes on Afternoon Express
By     |    Aug 24, 2015
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Asian Peanut Pancakes on Afternoon Express

This was fun. I met the lovely Nikki Albertyn of the food blog – Gathered and we made dessert together. Thanks to the Afternoon Express for inviting me to take part in the dessert-off. Check the segment out our Lindt dessert-off. Lindt has always been one of my favourite brands and when I found out it was the mystery ingredient, I was less nervous. Chocolate is one of my favourite things […]

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Lindt Chocolate Hamper Giveaway on Afternoon Express
By     |    Aug 21, 2015
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Lindt Chocolate Hamper Giveaway on Afternoon Express

Fun times, I’ll be in a dessert-off against the lovely Nikki Albertyn on the Afternoon Express, SABC 3 between 4 – 5 PM on the Friday, 21 August. If you weren’t able to catch it, see the video here (hint – I mention the answer at 21 minutes and 30 seconds into the video) Watch the show and tweet your answer to me (@Wolverming) on Twitter to enter. “What Asian ingredient […]

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Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup – street food DIY
By     |    Jul 26, 2015
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Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup – street food DIY

This dish is the national dish of Taiwan, but it actually originates from Mainland China. The KMT (nationalist’s party) that fled China to Taiwan were the inventors of this dish. What makes it so uniquely Taiwanese? It’s the toasted soya sauce on the braised beef. This style of braising is known as ‘red roasting’ or simply braising with soya sauce. You only add soya sauce once the meat is braised […]

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