Friday, September 12, 2014

Korean Chilli Chicken Stir Fry

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What I love the Korean food is its distinctive hot taste. Gochujang (Korean hot pepper paste) is a fermented hot bean paste that is widely used in Korean dishes. Its spicy flavour is blended with a slight sweetness making every dish so unique and addictive. It wouldn’t be the same if without adding the hot pepper paste. The other day I made this chicken stir fry dish with the distinctive paste with some veggies on the go. It really went so well with a bowl of steamed rice.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Purple Sweet Potato Snowskin Mooncakes

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After the first attempt of making mooncakes used my own branded mould, I was itching to make another batch with a different filling. A purple sweet potato (purple yam) has been sitting in the basket on my kitchen benchtop for quite a while. Guess that it’s perfect for my second attempt. The purple sweet potato grown in Australia is quite dry itself, with less water content compared with other kinds of sweet potatoes. I don’t need to stir fry the filling very long and was quick to get a very satisfied result. By blending it with some coconut cream, the filling was infused with a pleasant coconut fragrance. This batch of snowskin mooncakes turned out great that I happily wrapped up my cooking for this year’s Mid-Autumn festival.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Strawberry Smoothie

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Whenever I finish doing body workout, I like to have a full-glass of smoothie, like this mango blueberry smoothie, or this strawberry smoothie. Both are super healthy and handy to be prepared on the go. Yesterday was the starting day of Spring down under here. Strawberry is still in season. Lucky that I got some beautiful strawberries at a bargain price. I especially love the vibrant red colour of this smoothie, very pleasant and refreshing. If fresh strawberries are not available for you, you can use frozen ones instead. The taste is equally good.