Monthly Archives: January 2012

Coast, Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Harbour

Cockle Bay Wharf at Sydney’s Darling Harbour is one of many tourist attractions around the CBD. Casual to fine dining restaurants, cafes, shops, the Sydney Aquarium and The Star (formerly The Star City Casino) are just a few attractions with … Continue reading

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2012 Chinese New Year of the Dragon feasts

Chinese new year is always a festive time where Chinese people all over the world usher in the new year with family and friends. 2012 is the year of the Dragon, the only mystical animal among twelve on the chinese calendar. … Continue reading

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Barbeque prawns – Asian and Western style

Summer is here and all the backyard barbeques will start sizzling once again. Apart from the usual sausages and meats, I sometimes like to prepare a seafood barbeque from all the fresh seafood that we Sydneysiders have with such abundance. … Continue reading

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At home with Tetsuya’s confit of ocean trout

Tetsuya Wakuda is possibly one of the most revered of celebrity chefs in Australia and his restaurant, Tetsuya’s, is booked out months in advance. His signature dish – the confit of Petuna ocean trout with fennel salad is perhaps the most … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve 2011 on Sydney Harbour, Australia

The annual new year’s eve celebration has become a big business for the state of New South Wales and the city of Sydney. Set upon beautiful Sydney harbour with the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House as iconic landmarks, … Continue reading

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Home-made gourmet burger patties

I have never quite been a fan of ready-made hamburger patties from the supermarket. And because I love to be creative in making my own patties, ready-made patties have never seemed enticing to me with its processed and uniformed look. … Continue reading

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Bacon salt – Making your own delicious seasoning

A few weeks ago, I received a sample packet of coarse Himalayan salt crystals from Pure Pink Salt. Apart from filling up my salt and pepper grinders with this salt, I was trying to think of a good recipe to … Continue reading

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Spaghetti oxtail bolognaise

I am a fan of old world recipes especially those from the 1970s such as prawn cocktail, oysters mornay, chicken a la king, beef stroganoff and spaghetti bolognaise. I strongly believe these iconic dishes have inspired and paved the way … Continue reading

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