Posts Tagged ‘recipe’

Matcha green tea layer cake with mascarpone cream

Matcha green tea layer cake with mascarpone cream

This post was written in collaboration with Kitchenaid One of the things we loved most about Japan was the matcha flavoured… well, everything. From chocolate and desserts to noodles and coffee, there’s nothing the Japanese can’t turn that pretty shade of matcha green. Indeed, so ubiquitous was the verdant powder that we formed a little […] Read more…

Indian style mango lassi smoothie

Indian Mango Lassi … like a Boss

I must confess that I’ve never been a juicer or blender, the whole green smoothie craze passing me by in a verdant vegetable-based blur. But a recent blip on my previously glowing health report card has meant a different approach to nutrition for me, at least for the foreseeable future, as I get my out […] Read more…

BBQ Prawns with Bush Tucker Dukkah and Mint Yoghurt

Lost food traditions & a recipe for BBQ Prawns with Bush Tucker Dukkah

The thinking foodies crumpet, Michael Pollan and Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney have served up a new Netflix original series to binge on, guilt-free, and it’s got us cooking up a storm. Cooked, a brand new four-part Netflix docuseries based on Pollan’s 2013 book, Cooked: a Natural History of Transformation, is an entertaining feast for the eyes, mind […] Read more…

Lemongrass and Lime Fish Salad

Cambodian inspired Lemongrass and Lime Fish Larb

Raffles loves a good obsession and his latest is with Cambodia, a country that Mr Eats World and I explored pre-parenthood when we were still spry and wrinkle-free. Interestingly, and until now unbeknownst to my adventurous boy, I’m still more than a little obsessed myself. My own fascination harks all the way back to my childhood (no, not […] Read more…

Raffles filling Siu Mai

Sure-fire Siu Mai

 It’s no big secret that Raffles loves a dumpling. And when I say loves I mean with a passion equalled only by that of a seagulls for chips. In fact if eating dumplings were an Olympic sport, he’d bring home Gold. In every event. Including the relay. This is a child who considers Xiao Long Bao (pork dumplings […] Read more…

Takoyaki - Japanese Octopus Balls recipe

Street Eats, Golden Snitches & Takoyaki Octopus Balls

I’ve written previously about our unhealthy obsession with hot steamy balls. Octopus balls that is. Before you get excited, I’m not talking about the gonads of an octopus (which, incidentally, are located in their heads… should you ever happen to be looking), I’m talking takoyaki, those dangerously addictive spheres of flour, eggs and dashi, studded with octopus pieces, ginger and green […] Read more…

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…

crab and gruyere tarts

Blue Swimmer crab tarts  

Raffles has loved seafood since he was a baby. Pre-teeth he would gum down bowl after bowl of fish congee and flaked salmon. By two he was gnawing on prawns and demolishing plates of fresh fish. Soon enough he was eating it raw, and is still a sucker for any kind of sashimi. In fact, […] Read more…