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In The Kitchen: Chef Sujet, Spice I Am

A chef’s job is to create wonderment and fulfillment on a plate as well as curb a guest’s insatiable palate. A chef cannot just put food on a plate and expect the result to...
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In Melaka with Florence Tan: wet market tour, a cooking class and street food...

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...

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...
Hot Star Large Fried Chicken

Hot Star Large Fried Chicken, Sydney

From Taipei's Shilin Night Market, to the streets of Melbourne and Sydney, the latest hype in the world of fried chicken is Hot Star. Sydney's first Hot Star store has opened up on Liverpool Street,...
Black Star, Newtown

Australia Day at Black Star Pastry and my pop-up radio gig on ABC Radio...

Not many public holidays make sense to me. For example, why do we celebrate the Queen's Birthday on a date that's so far from her real birthday? But with that aside, I do love...

My mother and I (plus your chance to WIN a $500 Lindt prize pack!)

In the lead up to Mother's Day this year, I thought I'd share a bit about how my mother inspires me. This blog post contains no recipe and no restaurant review - just a...
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Food tour with EatingAsia, a visit to one of Kuala Lumpur’s oldest kopitiam and...

Day two in Kuala Lumpur, and food is definitely the order of the day. We arrive at Imbi Market with Robyn Eckhardt (from food blog EatingAsia) just before 8am. It is such a contrast to...
Belly Bao

Belly Bao

My mouth is watering as I simply type the words Belly Bao. Belly Bao specialises in Gua Bao- a popular Taiwanese street food. Traditionally, a Gua Bao (pronounced gwa bow) is a steamed white...
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A day in the life of me (captured on film with thanks to Mitsubishi...

Before we go any further, particularly with the controversy of celebrity chefs being paid-to-tweet, let me just say that I'm a firm believer in transparency and honesty. In blog posts where I have received...
Clifford's Honey Farm

Q&A with Clifford’s Honey Farm, Kangaroo Island

With Kangaroo Island’s identity as a producer of speciality foods, my first visit to the island last month was highly anticipated. I couldn't wait to bring back a suitcase full of edible souvenirs, direct...

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