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

Cultural Appropriation VS Appreciation with Studio H

My friends at Studio H (a multidisciplinary design studio), organisers of many rad events like Street Food Festival invited me to their team as their cultural advisor and wanted to learn more about the harms of cultural appropriation. This is a delayed … 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

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

Whole fish and peppers in a sweet and sour sauce

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This was published in newspaper print: Sunday Times | Food and Lifestyle PG 46 (The story and extra info had to be cut out due to space constraints, please see the full story below) –– May there be fish every year … Read More

ClemenGold for the Chinese New Year 2017

Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year is to be celebrated this year (2017) on the 28th with a New Year’s Eve dinner on the 27th of January. I’m 28 years of age now, and as I’ve celebrated … Read More

Chicken hearts with a sticky Taiwanese basting sauce

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Offal, you either like it or you don’t. I grew up enjoying giblets and my favourite is the chicken heart. I truly enjoy the unique textures and flavours. Hearts are nothing but specialised muscles with more nutrition (like most organs) over … Read More

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