The Saturday Kitchen – Traditional Cantonese Fried Glutinous Rice

The Chinese don't often use glutinous rice in their cooking, but when they do, one of the most delectable dishes is fried glutinous rice. The moist nuo mai fan wrapped in lotus leaves, steamed with lup cheong (Chinese sausage), black mushrooms and chicken and served at dim sum is much more common the world over. But this fried... Continue Reading →

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The Saturday Kitchen — Stir Fried Cabbage and Green Beans with Galangal

It's been quite a few weeks since I last wrote. I had been caught up with some exciting collaborations with our public libraries regarding my children's book (I'll write about that in another post), and made a trip to Kaiping in Guangzhou to see the UNESCO World Heritage diaolou. Incidentally that area is also where... Continue Reading →

The Saturday Kitchen – Easy Balinese Roast Chicken (Ayam Betutu)

I'm almost apologetic posting yet another Bali inspired recipe, but let me say first that the cuisine of Bali is quite different from the rest of Indonesia. While it features the same kind of ingredients, the Balinese use them in a way that results in distinctly different flavours. It's a bit more earthy, less fiery,... Continue Reading →

The Saturday Kitchen – Tempeh in Sweet Soy Sauce

Greetings from The Saturday Kitchen again. Still finding inspiration from my recent trip to Bali, and realising I should eat more vegetables than meat, here's another quick dish which finds its origins in Indonesia. Tempeh is fermented soy beans, often sold in rectangular cakes wrapped neatly in banana leaves and paper. It is pretty substantial... Continue Reading →

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