Sunday, June 29, 2014

Melbourne's Golden Bananas

After a few weeks of ripening, our home grown bananas turn golden and ready to eat. Backyard and organic bananas’ flavour is so unique and great for sweet and warn creamy dessert – bananas and sago in coconut milk which is prefect for winter.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Easy Asian Recipe - 2 Ingredients

2 Ingredients – Simple and Healthy Turmeric Chicken

This is my favourite childhood party dish. Nowadays, I don’t have to have a party to enjoy it and I’ve come up with a healthier option by cook it in the oven.  

You simply need two ingredients- 1kg of chicken and a packet of turmeric powder, I normally don’t count salt as an ingredient because we all have salt in our kitchen. Then you need to spend just a few minutes to marinate the chicken and put it aside at least 1 hour at room temperature or overnight in the fridge. Cook it in the oven at 200⁰C, go to enjoy a cup of coffee and it should be ready in 25-35 minutes.

1kg chicken, cut into pieces (chicken drumettes/chicken thigh with skin on)
2 teaspoons turmeric powder
1½ teaspoons salt

Preparation time: < 5 minutes
Cooking time: <35 minutes
Serve 4-6

I hope you enjoy it. Happy Cooking!


Sunday, June 15, 2014

Thai Cooking Class, Melbourne

4 ingredients with 2 minutes preparation and the rest is have a cup of coffee while waiting for cooking

This is an  easy meal to cook with left over curry paste.
I marinated 400g chicken (thigh or breast fillet with skin on) with 1 tablespoon of Paneang curry paste, 1 tablespoon of fish sauce and 1 tablespoon of palm sugar. Let it over night in the fridge. Cook it next day in the oven (200c) for about 25 minutes or until cooked through (you also can cover it in foil if you want it a bit juicy).

Serve it with rice or slice some for sandwich

Next coming up Thai cooking class this Saturday at 10am
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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Basics Asian for Beginners Cooking Class

No secret in cooking

If you are not sure how to cook simple Asian meals with big flavour, there is a good news. The good news is there is no secret and what you need is to understand and have basic skills. Here are some tips:
1.       Understand the flavour of each fresh ingredients
2.       It is simple- use the right amount of sauce, minimum as possible
3.       Who is “marrying” who? (It means which ingredient is a good match with another)
4.       Who “jump” in to the wok first, second then on and on
5.       Right cooking utensils