Recipe

Chicken Tikka Masala

Marinade Ingredients Quantity Measure Ingredient 1 tsp cumin seeds 2 tsp coriander seeds 1⁄2 tsp black peppercorns 1⁄2 tsp salt 10 whole red chilies (dry, large, roasted, seeded & chopped) 1 tsp galangal 1 stalk lemongrass (finely chopped) 1⁄4 kaffir lime rind (finely chopped) 6 coriander roots or stems (finely chopped) 2 shallots (finely chopped) 4 cloves garlic (crushed) 2 tsp shrimp paste 8 red birdseye chilies (seeded) Instructions Place cumin, coriander and peppercorns in a small frying pan and dry roast over medium heat for 2 minutes or until fragrant. Read More >>

Recipe

Punjabi Garam Masala

Punjabi Garam Masala is an Indian spice blend that adds deep aromatic flavours to many dishes. Base Ingredients Quantity Measure Ingredient 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tbs coriander seeds 1⁄2 tsp whole black peppercrons 1 tsp cloves 1⁄2 tsp black cardamom seeds (badi elacichi) 3 sticks cinnamon 3 whole tejpatta leaves (Cinnamomum tamal, Indian Bay Leaf) Instructions Dry toast all the ingrediants in a pan then transfer to a plate to cool. Read More >>

Recipe

Dashi

A basic stock used for a lot of Japanese recipes. Ichiban Dashi (First Sea Stock) Makes 4 cups. Ingredients Quantity Measure Ingredient 1 litre water (cold) 10 cm square piece kombu (13-18 grams) 1⁄2 cup loosely packed katsuobushi (dried bonito flakes) Place the water and the kombu in a pot and let the kombu soak for about 15 minutes. Read More >>

Recipe

Tonkotsu Stock

Tonkotsu means “pork bone-broth” in Japanese. This tonkotsu ramen broth recipe takes a full day or at least overnight to make. Plan accordingly. Unused broth can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, and will keep for up to three days or, if frozen, for up to three months. This recipe is for the broth only. For a full meal, you will also need ramen-style noodles and toppings of your choice. Read More >>

Recipe

Chicken Stock

Chicken stock made from necks, wings, backs and drumsticks. This will make a rich full flavoured stock. Wings provide a lot of skin, fat and gelatinous tissue which will break down and increase the luxuriousness of the stock. Ingredients Quantity Measure Ingredient 1 tbs olive oil 1 1⁄2 kg chicken drumsticks 1 1⁄2 kg chicken wings 1 large yellow onion (quartered, no need to peel) 1 large carrot (cut into 2-inch segments) 5-8 celery tops and 1 large celery rib, cut into 2-inch segments 1 bunch parsley 1 leek or green onion greens (if you have them) 1 bay leaf 6-8 litres cold water 1 tbs salt Instructions Optional: brown the chicken either in the stock pot or the oven. Read More >>

Recipe

Light Batter

A simple and light batter; suitable for fish and chicken. Ingredients Quantity Measure Ingredient 1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour 1⁄2 cup cornflour 1 tsp sodium bicarbonate 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 3⁄4 cup soda water (cold) 1 egg Instructions In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, sodium bicarbonate, and salt. Read More >>

Recipe

Nicoise Salad

A French salad with tuna, green beans, hard boiled eggs, tomatoes, onion, capers, and potatos. Ingredients Quantity Measure Ingredient 200 grams tuna 3 eggs (hard boiled) 4 potatos (boiled, small or new) 1 head cos lettuce 1 tomato 1 red onion (small) 200 grams green beans 1⁄4 cup olives 1 tbs capers 6 whole anchovies Instructions Make a vinaigrette. Read More >>

Recipe

Vinaigrette

A simple French salad dressing. Ingredients Quantity Measure Ingredient 1⁄2 cup olive oil 1⁄2 cup balsamic vinegar 2 tbs dijon mustard 3 cloves garlic (finely diced) 1 tbs sugar 1⁄4 tbs salt 1⁄4 tbs black pepper (fresh ground) Instructions Place all the ingredients in a jar and shake till mixed. Read More >>

Recipe

Red Curry Paste

Ingredients Quantity Measure Ingredient 1 tsp cumin seeds 2 tsp coriander seeds 1⁄2 tsp black peppercorns 1⁄2 tsp salt 10 whole red chilies (dry, large, roasted, seeded & chopped) 1 tsp galangal 1 stalk lemongrass (finely chopped) 1⁄4 kaffir lime rind (finely chopped) 6 coriander roots or stems (finely chopped) 2 shallots (finely chopped) 4 cloves garlic (crushed) 2 tsp shrimp paste 8 red birdseye chilies (seeded) Instructions Place cumin, coriander and peppercorns in a small frying pan and dry roast over medium heat for 2 minutes or until fragrant. Read More >>

Recipe

Massaman Curry Paste

A classic Thai curry. Ingredients Quantity Measure Ingredient 2 tbsp coriander seeds (roasted and ground) 2 tsp cumin seeds (roasted and ground) 1⁄4 tsp nutmeg (grated) 1 1⁄2 tsp cinnamon (ground) 1⁄2 tsp cloves (ground) 1⁄2 cup shallots (finely chopped) 1⁄4 cup garlic (finely chopped) 1⁄3 cup lemongrass (stalk, bottom part only, finely sliced) 4 slices galangal 1 tbsp coriander root or stalks (chopped) 1 tsp kaffir lime rind (sliced) 1 tsp white pepper (ground) 10-15 whole red chilies (dry, large, roasted, seeded & chopped) 2 tsp sea salt 2 tsp shrimp paste 1⁄2 tsp cardamom (ground) Instructions Pound it out in a mortar and pestle. Read More >>

Recipe

Laksa Paste

Ingredients Quantity Measure Ingredient 6-8 long red chillies (dried) 8 purple shallots (coarsely chopped) 5 candlenut / macadamia 3 cm piece galangal (coarsely chopped) 2 stems lemon grass (coarsely chopped) 2 tbs peanut oil 1 1⁄2 tsp finely grated fresh turmeric 1 tsp shrimp paste 1 clove garlic (coarsely chopped) 2 tbs dried shrimp (ground) 1 tsp vietnamese mint 2 tbs kaffir lime rind 1 tbs coriander seeds (ground) Instructions Place the dried chilies in a heatproof bowl. Read More >>

Recipe

Laksa

Ingredients Quantity Measure Ingredient 2 chicken breasts 1 tsp peanut oil 125 grams homemade laksa paste (see recipe) 500 ml coconut milk 750 ml chicken stock 400 grams medium green king prawns (peeled and de-veined) 1 pinch salt 500 grams hokkien noodles 100 grams bean sprouts 2-3 loosely packed fresh Vietnamese mint leaves (garnish) 2 tsp fried shallots (garnish) Instructions Heat some oil in a wok over a medium-high heat. Read More >>

Recipe

Felafel

Ingredients Quantity Measure Ingredient 500 grams garbanzo beans (or dry chickpeas) 1 onion (small roughly chopped) 15 grams parsley (chopped) 5 cloves garlic 1 1⁄2 tbs flour 1 3⁄4 tsp salt 2 tsp cumin 1 tsp ground coriander 1 pinch ground cardamom 1⁄4 tsp black pepper 1⁄4 tsp cayenne pepper Instructions Soak dried chickpeas overnight. Read More >>

Recipe

Char Sui Pork

Ingredients Quantity Measure Ingredient 1.5 kgs pork 2 tbs honey 1 tbs brown sugar 1 tbs oyster sauce 1 tbs hoisin sauce 1 tbs dark soy sauce 1 tbs light soy sauce 1 tsp five spice powder 2 cloves garlic 2 pieces fermented soy 2 tbs shaoxing wine 1 tsp sesame oil 1 tbs red yeast powder 1 tsp ground white pepper Instructions Mix the marinade ingredients together in a bowl. Read More >>

Recipe

Sweet and Sour Pork

Sauce Quantity Measure Ingredient 1⁄3 cup water 1⁄4 cup ketchup 1⁄4 cup shaoxing wine 3 tbs sugar 1 1⁄2 tspn potato flour 1⁄4 tspn salt Marinade (Optional) Quantity Measure Ingredient 1 tbs light soy sauce 1 tbs oyster sauce 2 tbs shaoxing wine 1 tbs garlic 1 tbs ginger Stir Fry Quantity Measure Ingredient 1⁄2 kg pork shoulder 1⁄2 whole capsicum 1⁄4 whole pineapple 1 whole onion 1⁄2 whole carrot Instructions Marinate the pork for at least 15 minutes. Read More >>

Recipe

Black Bean Sauce

Ingredients Quantity Measure Ingredient 1 cup fermented black beans 1⁄2 cup garlic 1 cup vegetable oil 2 tbs unsalted roasted peanuts 1 tbs sesame seeds (roasted) 1 tbs chili powder 1 tsp five spice powder 1 tbs soy sauce 1 tsp sugar Instructions Stir fry the fermented black bean in pan without oil for around 1 to 2 minutes until they are separated from each other. Read More >>

Recipe

Pho

The famous beef soup dish from Vietnam. Ingredients Quantity Measure Ingredient 1 onion (unpeeled and cut in half) 5 slices ginger 1 tbs salt 2 pods star anise 2 1⁄2 tablespoons fish sauce 4 1⁄2 litres water 200 grams rice noodles 1 kg beef (thinly sliced) 1⁄2 cup coriander 1 tbs green onions (chopped) 1 1⁄2 cups beansprouts 1 bunch Thai basil 1 lime (cut into 4 wedges) 1⁄4 cup hoisin sauce (optional) 1⁄4 cup garlic chili sauce (optional) Instructions Preheat oven to 220 degrees celcius. Read More >>

Recipe

Chinese Brown Sauce

A sauce rich with umami flavours which is great for stir frys. Ingredients Quantity Measure Ingredient 1 tbs light soy sauce 2 tbs oyster sauce 2 tbs shaoxing wine 1⁄2 tsp chinese five spice 1⁄2 cup beef stock 2 tsp corn flour 1 tsp Bonox Instructions Combine all the ingredients together and stir well. Read More >>

Recipe

Tom Yum Soup

Tom Yum Goong soup is one of the most well known dishes in Thai cuisine, and in this recipes you’ll learn to make the authentic Thai street food style version. There are 2 different types of tom yum, the clear version and the creamy version, and there’s directions on how to make both types. Enjoy this recipe for tom yum. Ingredients Quantity Measure Ingredient 2 litres water 4 stalks lemongrass 1 inch galangal 10 kaffir lime leaves 10 thai chilies 5 cloves garlic 500 grams prawns 300 grams oyster mushrooms 2 roma tomatoes 2 white onions (medium sized) 2 teaspoons of sugar 8 - 12 tbs fish sauce (depending on your taste) 8 - 12 tbs lime juice (10 - 15 limes) 1 handful coriandor Creamy tom yum version Quantity Measure Ingredient 3 tbs canned Thai roasted chili sauce (nam prik pao) 10 tbs evaporated milk Taste test, you may need to add more lime juice or fish sauce as the milk and roasted chili sauce throws off the sourness and saltiness. Read More >>