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 300km […]

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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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Winter Special – Japanese Fine Dining at Kyoto Garden Sushi, Cape Town
By     |    Jun 30, 2015
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Winter Special – Japanese Fine Dining at Kyoto Garden Sushi, Cape Town

‎”You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces – just good food from fresh ingredients”- Julia Child Oh Julia, you are too right. Kyoto Sushi Garden is well-known for their sushi, but this is not what I want to rave on. I’ve been fortunate enough to have experienced authentic Japanese cuisine during my missions back home to Taiwan. Since my home-country used to be under Japanese-rule from 1895 and 1945, […]

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Graciales, the new tapas restaurant at Peddlars & Co. in Constantia
By     |    Jun 8, 2015
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Graciales, the new tapas restaurant at Peddlars & Co. in Constantia

Those who stay in the southern suburbs of Cape Town should be familiar with the renowned Peddlars & Co. (or formerly Peddlars on the Bend), a restaurant and bar space hiding out in Constantia. In April 2015, they expanded their offering with a new tapas restaurant – Graciales, the new addition to the concept destination Peddlars & Co. Their award-winning Chef Brad Ball was instrumental in pioneering this venture and […]

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Chopping off the locks for CANSA
By     |    Jan 19, 2015
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Chopping off the locks for CANSA

My brother had a haircut recently and donated his hair to CANSA to be made into a wig. It was such a lovely gesture, and I’ve been itching for a cut too… So I decided to follow suit. I called up my hairstylist Claudia of Japs (Just Another Personal Stylist) Hair Salon on main road in Sea Point and asked if she could help me out. She told me that there […]

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Cinnamon Apple Roses and Cherry Pie
By     |    Jan 5, 2015
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Cinnamon Apple Roses and Cherry Pie

Pie, pie, oh wonderful pie. For Boxing Day 2014, we hosted my teammates for a day of Jaffle-making and pie-eating. I decided to make some festive pies, an Apple Roses and Cherry Pie, and a Speculaas Pumpkin Pie. For 1 large pie Prep Time: 30 min for pastry & 1.5 hours for the roses and pie filling (the roses are quite time consuming). First step: Make short crust pastry and blind […]

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