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Sunday, October 30, 2011

A Trip Down the MasterChef Rabbit Hole!

Sydney, Australia

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MasterChef; you’ve heard of it right?  You know that cooking/reality show where amateur cooks battle their way though many rounds/episodes of cooking tests until one is left standing at the end of 6 months.  It’s a great opportunity for people aspiring to make themselves know to the big bad world; it’s something I’ve wanted to try, so when the opportunity presented itself to enter I jumped in head first.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Avocado & Cake?

@ Sin Ming Cookhouse / Bakery / Whatever

A while back I was presented with a slight problem; I had excess avocado!  Instead of making the usual salad or an avocado shake, I wanted to see whether I could use the avocado in some type of dessert and a thought crossed my mind owing back to one lunch outing where I saw a shop making an avocado shake with chocolate topping; why not try making a chocolate cake with avocado icing?

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Thai Styled “Nasi Lemak”

@ Sin Ming Cookhouse / Bakery / Whatever

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The Chinese have their fried rice and the Malays have their Nasi Lemak, while searching the internet I found a recipe for what I think would qualify for the Thai version of Nasi Lemak: a simple shrimp paste fried rice accompanied with some sweet fried chicken.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Balls of Morocco

@Sin Ming Cookhouse / Bakery / Whatever


After our little excursion to Pasha I felt inspired to try and whip up one of the dishes that the Chili Padi liked so much from the kitchen, the Lahm Kefta Tajine (Slow cooked beef meat balls in tomato base sauce with egg, herbs and spices), sadly though without the Tajine I had to make do with the equipment I had in the kitchen: namely the good old sauce pan and the dry fryer

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