Hartsyard 2.0

One of my last posts for 2017 was the closure of Hartsyard as we knew it – no more fried chicken, no more poutine, and no more soft serve! The news of the fried chicken being booted off the menu was so huge that it made the front columns of the Sydney Morning Herald website –…

Hong Kong Char Siu

At the time of this post going live, I will be in Ho Chi Minh and heading off to Hanoi! The travel bug has bitten yet again and I’m spending the next two weeks exploring Vietnam and everything its wonderful food scene has to offer. I can’t wait to devour all of the pho, spring…

Hot & Sour Soup

I am not quite sure what’s wrong with me, but every time the weather turns warm I get overwhelming cravings for hot food. A ridiculous need for a big, steaming bowl of rich ramen often pops up, and one too often I’ve given in to the pestering in my head, sweating and gasping for breath…

Cheat’s Porchetta

After now over a year of living in my apartment, I’ve come to realise that when cooking in summer my kitchen turns into a miniature furnace with me at its epicentre. My dear, gas-marked 1950’s oven by which I would lovingly bake cookies with during winter, absorbing its welcoming warmth into my chilled self now…

Pork, Cider & Apples

There are few things better after a long day at work than a home-cooked dinner and a bottle of chilled apple cider. I’m not particularly a fan of drinking very sweet ciders such as Rekorderlig and Somersby straight up, preferring James Squire’s Orchard Crush or Bilpin that has more of a tang and slight acidic…

Pilu

As a very belated birthday present and congratulations on my recent admission as a solicitor to the Supreme Court of NSW, the Sister and her fiance offered to take me out for lunch, as is customary with celebrations involving yours truly. As I have mentioned on previous occasions, I’m much more of a person who…

Prawn & Pork Gyoza

Every month or so, if not less, my family likes to make our own dumplings. For the Chinese, these are known as  “shui jiao”, and to the Japanese as “gyoza”, but for the purposes of making the recipe title easier to pronounce, let’s just call them gyoza 😉 Mum and dad have always made them…

Pork & Fennel Sausage Rolls

After fantasising about sausage rolls all week, I decided that something had to be done. On a sunny, warm Sunday after my morning Pilates class, I dropped by Woolworths and picked up half a kilo of some beautiful free range pork mince. I prefer pork mince over beef a lot of the time as beef…