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

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

How to make Taiwanese Gua Bao 割包 (steamed cut buns)

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Heard about the famous bao? My friend Chi and I made this video on how to make gua bao dough. This humble Taiwanese street food is a steamed bun, folded like a taco with filling of interesting textures, has made its … Read More

Feature in Balanced Life May 2012 – A TFG magazine

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Another Foschini Group feature with Balanced Life May 2012. In this feature, I chose 4 recipes from my blog. Styled by myself and the magazine’s art director: Lesley Mallon Photographer: Greg Cox Pickled cherry Tomatoes with Chinese cured Plums Chicken … Read More

When in Bloem (part 4) Margaritas Seafood and Steak Restaurant

Finding a “the best of” restaurant is not exactly the easiest task, especially if it’s a more “generic” menu item like steak, ribs, schnitzels etc – everyone has their own opinion and most restaurants offer those meals. Now, Margaritas is … Read More

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