Just Add Rice book launch at The Book Lounge

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Now that my book launch is over, I can do the grossly soppy ‘thank you’s. Here’s a post on the process, including all those that contributed to the creation of my new cookbook Just Add Rice – stories and recipes … Read More

Chinese New Year with the WPCA in Cape Town

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Cape Town has a wonderful community called the Western Province Chinese Association and they are based at the Chinese School and Community Centre at Liesbeek Parkway in Observatory. I’ve been to some of their events before, including festival celebrations to … Read More

Feature: Lunar New Year for Woolworths Taste Magazine

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In October 2017, I did a presentation on the harms of Cultural Appropriation with Studio H at New Media Publishing. I met Taste magazine’s features editor Michelle Coburn who asked to have a quick chat with me after my talk. She … Read More

Speaker: Visa Street Food Festival in Cape Town

Received an invite to speak at Cape Town’s Visa Street Food Festival (2–3 September), think this will be plenty of fun. This year’s is the fourth annual Street Food Festival and there’ll be a market with a variety of food vendors, … Read More

Bacon, broccoli, bok choy & brown rice stir fry

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I love alliteration. Bacon, broccoli, bok choy & brown rice stir fry (and bean sprouts if you can get yours hands on that). And I love vegetables. Oh and bacon. Brown rice is something I don’t often eat but want to … Read More

Green green green with udon noodles

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Many have been asking if these simple recipes are available on my blog. Though I don’t feel they require recipes, I decided to start a series for Simple Meals showing which flavours work with each other. This one is a … Read More

Chinese garlic chives fried dumplings 韭菜盒子

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One of my favourite fried dumplings is Chinese garlic chives fried dumplings (韭菜盒子). It contains garlic chives, mung bean glass noodles (which are readily available at all Asian supermarkets), scrambled egg and pan-fried baby shrimp. My mama came to visit for a … Read More

Frozen Matcha, Coconut and Sago pudding

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Matcha in Chinese-Mandarin is ‘抹茶’ which is pronounced ‘moah-tsa’ (this is how I would spell the pronunciation) – the first part of the word meaning ‘ground’ and second ‘tea’. This special ingredient is uniquely Japanese and used all over Asia … Read More

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