Chinese garlic chives fried dumplings 韭菜盒子

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One of my favourite fried dumplings is Chinese garlic chives fried dumplings (韭菜盒子). It contains garlic chives, mung bean glass noodles (which are readily available at all Asian supermarkets), scrambled egg and panfried baby shrimp. My mama came to visit for a … Read More

Nicole & Matthew’s wedding at Sea Trader, Britannia Bay

My dearest friends, Nicole and Matthew, got married recently in Britannia Bay (along the West Coast) at an events location with beach house cottages called Sea Trader. Their wedding was an intimate one, celebrated by family and close friends. I … Read More

Russian Red: Guguta’s Hat Cake for a wedding concept shoot

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A wedding concept collaboration shoot with one of my favourite photo photographers and friend, Grethe Rosseaux.  Guguta’s Hat Cake   Layered buttery biscuit logs of brandy-infused cherries, smothered and left overnight in a thick coat of double and sour cream … Read More

Guest lecture at CPUT – Food Communications

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Last year when Kyle and I got married, we did our paperwork and very short/private ceremony at Iziko South African Museum, here in Cape Town. I met a Garrett Eriksen, the marketing & PR coordinator back then, who’s also a … Read More

Frozen Matcha, Coconut and Sago pudding

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Matcha in Chinese-Mandarin is ‘抹茶’ which is pronounced ‘moah-tsa’ (this is how I would spell the pronunciation) – the first part of the word meaning ‘ground’ and second ‘tea’. This special ingredient is uniquely Japanese and used all over Asia … Read More

Whole fish and peppers in a sweet and sour sauce

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This post was originally in newspaper print: Sunday Times | Food and Lifestyle PG 46 (The story and extra info had to be cut out due to space constraints, please see the full story below) –– May there be fish every year … Read More

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