I love the amazing flavours of this classic Vietnamese dish. The wonderful aromas of the fried lemongrass, chillies and garlic really awaken the senses. There are many versions of this dish, but I prefer mine as a quick and simple stir fry.
Lemongrass Chilli Chicken (Gà Xào Xả Ớt) Recipe
500g chicken thigh fillet, cut into bite [...]
This weekend is the Australia Day long weekend and in true Aussie tradition; there will be lots of barbecue firing up in backyards, parks and beaches to celebrate this national day. We’re going to give the barbie a miss this year and we’ll be out watching all the festivities on Sydney Harbour foreshore.
This lemongrass and [...]
This refreshing vermicelli noodles with wok-tossed beef is our family’s favourite during the summer months. Thin juicy slices of beef with beautiful flavours of lemongrass is served on a bed of cold vermicelli noodles, fresh herbs, topped with sprinkles of fried shallot and chopped peanuts, and drenched in fish sauce.
This dish is really easy to [...]
Sunday is my cooking day as I prepare the family meals in advance for the next two days. Our household become quite chaotic come every Mondays and Tuesdays as I go to my part time work. It’s a frantic rush to drop the kids at childcare and then try to get to work at a [...]
When I comes to asian marinate, I love a marinade with lemongrass. Why not when you have a constantly supply of home grown lemongrass in the freezer. I’m not so lucky this year as my parent’s lemongrass plants was neglected and new plants had to be planted. My supply was depleted and I had to [...]
When I invited a couple of friends over for a casual lunch, I never expected an extremely hot day (41°C). My plans for a backyard lunch so that the kids could play and run wild outside was foiled. Ten people in one room and my air conditioner struggled to keep every one cool.
Luckily I had [...]
Dave is one those people who doesn’t like to touch food with his hands. He doesn’t like dirty fingers. He some times make exceptions with lobster and crabs but only after he failed to eat them with his fork and knife. The Malays eat food with their fingers. You would think that growing up in [...]