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

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

Steamed rice cake and veg bowls – Taiwanese-style

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Imagine a pudding … a savoury pudding but without butter, milk or eggs in the mixture. What? No dairy? Yes, most dishes I grew up with don’t include dairy as the ingredient doesn’t play a major part in a traditional … Read More

Congee – Gluten-free Asian Savoury Porridge

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I recently wrote about Freekeh, White Rice and Bone Marrow Congee, now this post is for a humble alternative of that congee recipe. Congee is a gluten-free Asian savoury porridge, usually eaten as breakfast, made when you’re feeling unwell or even … Read More

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 … Read More

Chinese New Year recipe – Savoury Rice Cakes with Shiitake Mushrooms, Bok Choy and Chinese Cabbage

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年糕 “nian gao”, which is commonly known as Chinese rice cake, is often eaten at Chinese New Year celebrations. Nian gao, the rice cake, rhymes with an extract from a New Year phrase 年年高升 “nian nian gao sheng”. Roughly translated … Read More

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