Archive for June, 2011
 
 
 
Casual dining
 
El-Capo, Surry Hills
El-Capo, Surry Hills
El-Capo, Surry Hills

El Capo

I got a tip-off from a former work colleague that one of our suppliers, Josh Logue, had recently opened a new restaurant. So when Laura and I finally set a date for our overdue meet-up a couple of weeks ago, I was quick to sugg...
 
Asia / South East
 
Last-day-in-Malaysia
Last-day-in-Malaysia
Last-day-in-Malaysia

Last day in Malaysia – Hainanese chicken rice, chicken satay, assam laksa, Hokkien mee, Penang rojak, durian, 1 metre roti tisu, bak kut teh and more!

The last six days in Malaysia have been a glorious gastronomic blur; we’ve consumed more food than I can possibly remember. The thousands or so photos on my hard drive and these blog posts thankfully document this food fu...

 
Recipes
 
Nem-chua-–-Vietnamese-fermented-pork-rolls
Nem-chua-–-Vietnamese-fermented-pork-rolls
Nem-chua-–-Vietnamese-fermented-pork-rolls

Nem chua – Vietnamese fermented pork rolls

My mother was making nem chua (pronounced: nem joo) last week so I quickly took the opportunity to document the process of making this much loved snack. For those who aren’t familiar with nem chua, it is finely ground por...
 
Asia / South East
 
In-Melaka-with-Florence-Tan-wet-market-tour,-a-cooking-class-and-street-food-feasting
In-Melaka-with-Florence-Tan-wet-market-tour,-a-cooking-class-and-street-food-feasting
In-Melaka-with-Florence-Tan-wet-market-tour,-a-cooking-class-and-street-food-feasting

In Melaka with Florence Tan: wet market tour, a cooking class and street food feasting

Our group is up bright and early with the promise of a visit to Melaka Sentral pasar besar (Melaka’s local produce market) with Florence Tan, whom we had the pleasure of dining with, the night before. Melaka Sentral pasar...
 
Recipes
 
Homemade-Pizza-Pockets-(and-other-delicious-comebacks)
Homemade-Pizza-Pockets-(and-other-delicious-comebacks)
Homemade-Pizza-Pockets-(and-other-delicious-comebacks)

Homemade Pizza Pockets (and other delicious comebacks)

Once a month, when possible, some of my friends and I get together to expand our culinary skills. During these cooking challenges, we’d pick a theme and everybody would be required to cook up one dish that somehow relates...

 
Asia / South East
 
Introducing-Melaka-and-a-look-at-Nyonya-cuisine
Introducing-Melaka-and-a-look-at-Nyonya-cuisine
Introducing-Melaka-and-a-look-at-Nyonya-cuisine

Introducing Melaka and a look at Nyonya cuisine

Melaka (Malacca) is located 148 km south east of Malaysia’s capital city Kuala Lumpur and is a city-state rich with history. As you’re about to see, the cuisine in Melaka proudly exhibits its multicultural heritage ...
 
 
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JENIUS turns five

Well, doesn’t time fly? The month of June coincides with when I first created this blog back in 2006, so that would make this month, my blog’s 5th birthday! This blog has opened up so many doors for me in my life. I...