Asian food

Green Mango Salad with Balmain bug recipe

Green Mango Salad with Balmain bug

When I was growing up, back in the days when the paleo diet was all about eating actual dinosaurs, salad pretty much meant tomato, cucumber and lettuce in a bowl. We’re talking of a time when kale and quinoa were unheard of, chia seeds were used to grow the grass-like fur on faddish 80’s terracotta […] Read more…

Hanetsuki gyoza recipe

Hanetsuki gyoza

Imagine if you will a child who is such a Japanophile that he saves every cent of his meagre pocket money to get there and sleeps in a ninja costume in his “dojo”. A child that, at the age of six, is so fixated that he stalks our local sushi chef and requests sashimi for breakfast. Imagine too that you have […] Read more…

Tea Eggs

Cracking up over Tea Eggs

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t put Humpty together again. Which is no frickin’ surprise really, given that horses don’t have opposable thumbs. Luckily for Raffles, who also had a great fall over the weekend, we didn’t rely on […] Read more…

The finished momo

Making momo

For a kindergartner, Raffles has quite sophisticated taste, not only in food but in women. And there are many, many lovely ladies in my Raffish wee man’s crayon filled little black book. But when I think about his list of lovelies I’m starting to see a pattern forming… all his favourite ladies are connected to […] Read more…

kids sushi recipe

Turning Japanoise // salmon sushi

I often wonder if the crazy kids at Casa Conception (the IVF clinic responsible for the existence of both my beautiful babies) didn’t add a drop or two of some random international DNA in the embryonic cocktail shaker. You know, for shits and giggles. That’s the only explanation I can come up for my four-year […] Read more…

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