Tag Archives: RECIPES

Goodbye 2015 ~ A Feast For Our Tummies

Time passes really quickly when you are having a good time but we prefer to say time passes really quickly when there is so much food and so little time! ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Leeuwin Estate, Margaret River, Western … Continue reading

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Beef tripe salad with coriander and grape tomato

If you are not a fan of beef tripe, this salad is just as versatile with charred squid or baby octopus from the BBQ. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ “Thanks Molly for your inspiration” I tell my friend. “I love beef tripe at yum cha … Continue reading

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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~~~~~~~~

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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~~~~~~~~

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Smoked ham hock minestrone

“A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting” – Abraham Maslow More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Indonesian Oxtail Soup Oxtail Spag Bol ChopinandMysaucepan – First Blogiversary

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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

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Crispy Lebanese bread sticks

There are so many different types of snack food on the supermarket shelves these days from crispy corn chips, assorted nuts to sugary chocolate bars and dried fruit. Although I always try to resist a couple of favourites in Dorito … 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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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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Oxtail Spagbol

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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Taste of Spring 2011 – Stuffed zucchini flowers

Spring is finally in the air in Sydney and fresh food markets across Australia are showcasing some of the best seasonal produce at the moment. A visit to the Sydney Markets in my previous post found beautiful leeks, snow peas, … Continue reading

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Slow baked turmeric chicken

Last week, I chanced upon a beautiful food blog with photos of a very simple recipe that caught my eye. Turmeric chicken is a simple yet delicious recipe, whether roasted, grilled or deep-fried. This recipe is often cooked at home … Continue reading

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Monk fish with purple carrot puree and broccolini salad

Living in a city like Sydney, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to ocean fresh seafood. It is no wonder the Sydney Fish Market is the third largest fish market in the world. Our list of favourite fish … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Bolognaise

When I was a kid growing up in Malaysia, spaghetti bolognaise seemed to be just about the only Italian food cooked in Malaysian households. For some peculiar reason, most local Asian restaurants in Malaysia at the time would invariably include … Continue reading

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Chinese twice-cooked duck with orange

I recently gave my friend Vince a bottle of 2004 St Maur Pinot Noir from the cool climate Bowral wine region for his birthday. I tasted this wine at the cellar door and thought it was rather elegant with smooth … Continue reading

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Pork ribs soup with carrots and red plums

One of my favourite hearty soups to warm a winter night is pork ribs gently boiled with Chinese red plums, carrots and a few slices of dehydrated squid. Amazingly simple to prepare, you can put the stock on a gentle … Continue reading

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