Tag Archives: Chinese

The Chinese Standoff: Double cooked pork belly with mandarin infused sauce

Scene 1: A restaurant in Singapore in the bowels of the Paragon Shopping Centre, Orchard Road. High backed wooden chairs, lattice screens, large pottery vases. We have gone out to dinner with my husband’s uncle, an entirely charming and urbane … Continue reading

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The Art of War: Chicken and chili soup, Chinese style

My mind has long been at war with my body. Primarily the battle has been purely psychological, but three weeks ago after a long period of escalating tensions,  my body and I entered Def-con One. War broke out. For the … Continue reading

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Man, we’re tough: Steamed coriander fish cakes

We’re tough, you know. I drink my coffee black and my spirits neat. I have a degree in archaeology and I work for Landcare and I sometimes get to drive the big diesel dual-cab Mitsubishi Triton to Wickens to buy … Continue reading

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I got crabs, lah!

Long have I wanted to make Chili Crab, Singapore style (apologies to my Malaysian relatives if this should be Chili Crab, Malaysia Style – I’m sure the battle lines are drawn). Chili crab is a deep, intense and blisteringly insane … Continue reading

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Chicken wontons

The best thing about the Geelong ring road is that is possible to get from Apollo Bay to Yum Cha in Melbourne in 2 hours and 15 minutes. Yum Cha is the ultimate family eating experience. There is minimal waiting … Continue reading

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Lions head meatballs

The greatest culinary crisis in my life came when I first started seeing a doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine. This came after months of health problems that involved a large number of increasingly intrusive tests. When I finally got sick … Continue reading

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Salted Chicken

There is a place on Russell Street (I know many of you know it),wedged unpromisingly between the porn shop and the disposals. It’s called Nam Loong and, on an analysis of cost to gastronomic return it is hands down my … Continue reading

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