Asian Cuisine

The Asian pork or chicken jerky, aka dragon meat (“Loong yoke”) is an explosioin of sweet and savoury chewy snack available all year round, in malls and at street food vendors. They are presented warm on a BBQ as a savoury snack or vacuum packed and boxed as gifts for special occasions such as the … Read more

In Asia, this breakfast staple is found in restaurants serving dim sim, neighbourhood coffee shops and street food vendors. An easy steam recipe using glutinous rice or sticky rice, and soy sauce chicken with a robust touch of dried shitake mushroom. High end restaurants serve them wrapped in dried lotus leaves while the rest of … Read more

Having a combi steamer means less clutter. You won’t need a rice cooker, for one. Imagine being able to cook 4 types of flavoured rice all in one go! More importantly, you get perfect results every time! Let’s begin with pretty, flavourful Tumeric rice. Goes great with Asian curry and rendang recipes. Ingredients 1 cup … Read more

A popular street food in Asia, Yam Cake is made with yam or more commonly known as Taro root.  A rich and savoury steam recipe served for breakfast or snacks. Ingredients 2 cups Yam/Taro root (fresh –  small 1cm cubes. Frozen mashed, 500g ok) 2 cups rice flour 4 pips garlic, 3 shallots chopped 2 … Read more

Talk about ease and versatility of minced meats grilled in the combisteamer !  Here is an easy, spiced Tandoori lamb meat ball recipe. Ingredients Meat ball : 500g lamb mince 3 tbsps tandoori paste (any brand but special mention, Sharwood from Coles) 3 tbsps almond meal (or panko crumbs/bread crumbs/oatmeal) 1/4 bunch coriander  (stalks & … Read more

Here is an easy recipe for now. I am in the midst of adapting the recipe for a combisteamer so stay tuned. In the meantime, this is a stove top recipe. Excellent on swiss rolls, or toast (butter first then coconut jam..yumm). Main Ingredients 5 eggs 1 1/2 cup sugar Coconut cream (open a can … Read more

A popular, traditional Asian dessert known as Cassava Cake, Tapioca cake, ,Bingka Ubi Kayu, ‘Banh Khoai’ etc depending on where you met your acquaintance. Made from the cassava root, same origin as your potatoes (underground 😉  Here is the simplest* recipe ever, made for your combisteamer.  You’ld be surprise at the sweet aroma while baking, coming … Read more

SWIM NEMO, SWIM ! So, how about some real Chinese dumplings? The ingredient list is rather long but you’ll get the taste of ‘authentic’. Short cuts are available on this site (search ‘Asian dumplings’) Ingredients 1 pack dumpling wrappers (or make your own : ————— 250g regular minced pork 6 prawns, raw & diced … Read more

Go Japanese tonight! Without the oils and frying pan 🙂 Ingredients Chicken Karaage (fried chicken) – Remember, marinate overnight! 2 pcs Chicken Maryland* (remove bone) 1 tsp each of Sake (or rice wine vinegar), Mirin, soy sauce pinch of pepper 1/4 cup corn starch Optional 1/4 tsp baking soda ————– Mash potatoes 5 peeled potatoes … Read more

Delicious, slow roasted Chinese BBQ pork (Char Siu) made in your combi steamer. The easiest recipe you’ll ever find. Ingredients Pork Shoulder Hoisin sauce 240g / small  jar (A sweet, thick marinate in a glass jar, from the Asian grocer) Pinch of salt Brown sugar optional Method Marinate pork shoulder with the whole jar of … Read more