Mapo “Grandma’s” Tofu

It never fails to amuse people when I tell them I’m pretty terrible at cooking Asian cuisine (and also speaking, writing, and reading in Mandarin – but that’s a story for another time). Obviously having grown up in a Taiwanese household, my home-cooked meals always had the characteristic flavours of soy, rice wine, sesame oil,…

Spicy Chorizo Meatballs

There’s a handful of recipes I own that I turn to in times of need. A shortcrust pastry recipe when I need to impress, decadent crepes for that special breakfast, and my meatballs recipe for when I’m feeling like a comfort food boost. I’ve used this recipe a number of times with a combination of…

The ‘I Hate Mondays’ Burger

This recipe is one that I’ve had for some years now, an adaptation of Bill Granger’s recipe for Spaghetti with Spicy Meatballs. I’ve modified the meatball recipe and used it for making my own meatballs, and on the odd occasion, into hamburger patties for some of the most ah-mazing hamburgers you will ever taste. It…