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3 Days / 2 Nights in Penang, Malaysia

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In My Kitchen – Baby Cos Lettuce

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Baby cos lettuce is a smaller variety of Cos Lettuce, also known as Romaine Lettuce in America. Eaten either raw or cooked for almost 5,000 years! It was said that it originated on the Greek island of Kos (“Cos”), off … Continue reading

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In My Kitchen – Tau Cheong Chicken

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Tau Cheong is salted soybean. Usually comes in a jar and can be bought at the Asian supermarket. It is made from soybean that has been salted and aged or preserved. It can be used in stir fry or braise … Continue reading

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Happy Chinese New Year – Kong Hey Fatt Choy

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“Kong Hey Fatt Choy” It is the Year of The Dragon, the fifth animal in the Chinese calendar. Out goes the “rabbit” year. The first day of the new year starts on Monday 23rd January 2012. Last weekend, the festival … Continue reading

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In My Kitchen – 10 minutes Chinese Cabbage

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Trust me! The famous last word. But, it is true. It is Simple, Simple, Smple to make this 10 minutes vegetable dish with basic Chinese ingredients. I had some Chinese cabbage and spring onions left in the fridge. Before I … Continue reading

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In My Kitchen – Chili Basil Beef and Button Mushrooms

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I arrived back in Melbourne after spending two weeks at home in Hobart over the Christmas and New Year break. Most workers would have taken only the additional few days over the traditional Christmas and New Year. But, quite often … Continue reading

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Dainty Sichuan at South Yarra

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If you, like me, know Sichuan food. It is fiery hot and spicy. Lots of dried red chillies, red peppercorns, chili oil, and other Chinese spices are used to give the dish a strong, pungent and spicy flavour. “Dainty Sichuan” … Continue reading

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Yum Cha at Gold Leaf Dockland

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It was my nephew’s birthday a couple of weeks ago. I didn’t realised it until I called and spoke to my mum on the phone. I have to admit that I am not good at remembering people’s birthday except my … Continue reading

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Eating Out in Penang – Mum’s Place

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It is always nice to be coming back home to Penang. My birthplace. To visit my mother and family. This time I am back in Penang for a short visit of 9 days. I wish I had arrived in Penang … Continue reading

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Eating Out in Melbourne – Spicy Fish

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Spicy Fish is a popular little Chinese restaurant in the heart of Melbourne’s Chinatown, located on 209, Little Bourke Street. It specialises in Shanghainese style cuisine, with some Sichuanese spicy dishes. This restaurant has been opened for a few years … Continue reading

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