Speaker: Visa Street Food Festival in Cape Town

Received an invite to speak at Cape Town’s Visa Street Food Festival (2–3 September), think this will be plenty of fun. This year’s is the fourth annual Street Food Festival and there’ll be a market with a variety of food vendors, … Read More

Bacon, broccoli, bok choy & brown rice stir fry

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I love alliteration. Bacon, broccoli, bok choy & brown rice stir fry (and bean sprouts if you can get yours hands on that). And I love vegetables. Oh and bacon. Brown rice is something I don’t often eat but want to … Read More

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

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

Chicken hearts with a sticky Taiwanese basting sauce

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Offal, you either like it or you don’t. I grew up enjoying giblets and my favourite is the chicken heart. I truly enjoy the unique textures and flavours. Hearts are nothing but specialised muscles with more nutrition (like most organs) over … Read More

Coconut milk sago pudding with summer fruit

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Sago is one of my favourite starches. Much like the tapioca pearls in a Taiwanese Bubble Tea, sago pearls/balls is smaller, gluten-free and with a chewy texture. Tapioca and sago starches are made from the same cassava tree – a type of … Read More

How to make Taiwanese Gua Bao 割包 (steamed cut buns)

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Heard about the famous bao? My friend Chi and I made this video on how to make gua bao dough. This humble Taiwanese street food is a steamed bun, folded like a taco with filling of interesting textures, has made its … Read More

Gluten-free Chinese Turnip Cake (蘿蔔糕)

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Asian turnip, daikon or in Chinese-Mandarin we simply say white carrot, is the main ingredient used in this dish, along with rice flour (and I used the one leftover from my Faithful to Nature challenge). This lovely vegetable has a mild … Read More

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