Category Archives: Recipes

Punjabi Tomato Goat Curry

This goat curry is aromatic with warming flavours of cumin, cardamom, turmeric, guntoor chilli and garam masala. What I need is a warm garlic naan to mop up the glorious sauce. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Vic’s Meat Market, Pyrmont … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes | Tagged , , , | 11 Comments

SYDNAYSIA, The Rise of Sydney’s Asian Street Food

Sydneysiders have a soft spot for Malaysian satay and char kway teow A craze for Japanese ramen & Chinese soup dumplings A lustful craving for Indonesian ayam & nasi goreng An addiction to pad Thai & kana moo krob More … Continue reading

Posted in Cheap Eats, Eating in Sydney, Recipes | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

Modern Japanese Inspirations from Cho Cho San

“If Marco Pierre White can grill a steak with Knorrs beef stock cubes, I can definitely barbeque these prawns with bonito butter” ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ Since my lunch at Cho Cho San, I have been a little curious. “I would love to go to Japan … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes, Seafood | Tagged , , , | 14 Comments

Brandied Strawberries

For better or worse, I don’t have a sweet tooth and have never been a big fan of desserts and sweet treats. Nevertheless, I can appreciate why some people are so passionate about dessert. After all, sweetness is usually associated … Continue reading

Posted in Food Styling, Recipes | Tagged , | 7 Comments

Oxtail Spag Bol

“I may not be the prettiest or the most popular girl in school. But given the chance, I have the biggest heart to love you with”  ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ I appreciate beautiful things in life ~ a girl wearing her beautiful smile, … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Pork Belly Prawn Noodles

“I know this prawn noodles I cook at home in Sydney is absolutely lethal compared the meek ones at food hawkers in Malaysia” ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Chinta Kechil, Double Bay Temasek, Parramatta Petaling Street, Malaysian Hawker Food, Haymarket Malay-Chinese … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes | Tagged , | 10 Comments

How to cook perfect steak, Victor Churchill, Woollahra

Being a meat lover, one of the things I love about Sydney is that just about every suburb in this city has a local butcher that offers a delicious range of poultry, beef, lamb and pork. More related posts by … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes | Tagged | 11 Comments

Teochew steamed gunard

“This Teochew style steamed fish with a heart-warming broth will rival any classic French bouillabaisse in taste and flavour.” Chopinand, Co-author of ChopinandMysaucepan ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Crispy Lebanese bread sticks At home with Tetsuya’s confit of ocean trout … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes, Seafood | Tagged | 19 Comments

A & W Coney Dog recipe

 ”This meal is not only cheap and delicious, children in their adulthood will fondly remember mum for making this hot dog.” ~ Chopinand, co-author of ChopinandMysaucepan ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~

Posted in Recipes | Tagged | 19 Comments

Spanner Crab Salad

“Picking crab meat from its shell need not be boring and frustrating … it’s like undressing a beautiful woman in a tricky dress.”                                   … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes | Tagged | 20 Comments

Christmas Feasts, Sydney 2012

“The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.” ~ Goerge Carlin, American comedian, actor, author and philosopher ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ With the passing of each Christmas, I can’t help but think how lucky … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes, Seafood | Tagged | 20 Comments

Sydney Seafood School Cookbook

The Sydney Fish Market is an important organisation which has made Sydney the world-class food destination that it is today. Reputed to be among the top three largest fish markets in the world, the Sydney Fish Market is a paradise … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes, Seafood | Tagged | 13 Comments

Chobani Greek Yogurt

“It’s just like judgement. You can spell it as judgment too and both are correct” I say. “Okay but I prefer yogurt” Mysaucepan says. “Fine, you spell it the way you like it but I like yoghurt” I respond. Yogurt … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes | Tagged | 13 Comments

Recipes – Inspirations from lunch at Mr. Wong

In the kitchen, I am generally a “traditionalist” and certainly not a fan of the fusion genre when it comes to experimenting with ingredients and recipes. But I can fondly recall two recent meals – at MoVida Aqui in Melbourne and Mr. … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes | Tagged | 13 Comments

Grilled Scampi with Herb & Garlic Butter

“Lets check out Barbeque Madness at Waterloo” Mysaucepan enthuse on this dreary Saturday afternoon. “What’s that?” I ask. “BBQ sets going for crazy prices?” “It’s BBQ stalls hosted by restaurants and it’s happening all over Sydney, it’s part of Crave … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes, Seafood | Tagged , , | 26 Comments

Creamy potato gratin & French Onion Soup

Mysaucepan has a weakness for French food – she will not be fazed when cooking with lots of butter and cream or have a pot of duck leg confit gently simmering in its own fat. French baguettes, croissants and champagne … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes | Tagged | 18 Comments

The debate about the origins of food – a futile food fight?

“In an increasingly transient world, I believe the origins of food are becoming less relevant although I can appreciate why some food lovers would want to lay claim to the roots of its beginning. There is nothing wrong in having … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes, Seafood | Tagged , , | 17 Comments

Chinese style fried rice

“To me, gently massaging these beautiful Chinese mushrooms as they begins to soften in cold water is a zen and gentle way to slowly bring them back to life.” – Chopinand, on re-hydrating dried Chinese mushrooms ~~~~~~~~0~~~~~~~~ Fried rice has … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes | Tagged , | 23 Comments

Beef Bourguignon, One Pot Winter Warmer

 “Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” ~ Dame Edith  Sitwell, British poet and critic Sydneysiders … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes | Tagged | 24 Comments

Truffled Ling Fish Pie

Winter is fast descending upon us Down Under and as much as I love the cold weather, I find what makes winter special is the food that comes out from our kitchen. Having a toasty oven baking away is a … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes, Seafood | Tagged , | 20 Comments

Pan-seared Salmon Belly

Living in a seafood mecca like Sydney has some great advantages especially if you are a seafood lover. Mysaucepan and I love sheer variety and freshness of seafood that is so readily available all over Sydney. Salmon is one of my … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes, Seafood | Tagged | 30 Comments

Malaysian Beef brisket noodles

I am getting a little fussy when seeking out good Malaysian food these days. There is a proliferation of Malaysian eateries in Sydney recently serving the usual hawker style Malaysian food. Having grown up in Malaysia, I love Malaysian food … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes | Tagged | 47 Comments

SPAM Fried Rice

When I was writing my last blogpost about Smoked Pork Hock Minestrone, I began to think about some of the fondest comfort foods from my childhood. “As a kid, what kind of food do you crave for when you were … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes | Tagged , | 21 Comments

Smoked ham hock minestrone

“A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting” – Abraham Maslow

Posted in Recipes | Tagged | 23 Comments

First Blogiversary winner announced

We wish to announce the winner of the giveaway above from our First Blogiversary blogpost goes to: leaf, writer of the indolent cook food blog. We share your sentiments the Ipoh hor fun recipe is one of our all-time favourites and a … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes | Tagged , , | 1 Comment