Chinese Lunch for one is fun; Day 14

Our last day of the week in Asia dawned sunny and quickly turned to rain as we went on a morning walk. Kiwis or New Zealanders have the privilege of easy access to many Asian staples like Oyster Sauce, Soy Sauce, Soya Bean Oil, Sesame Oil and Asian green vegetables like Pak Choi, Bop Choi…

If Mandu, you candu too! Day 13

Today is the day! I am going to attempt, (theatrical sounding music) Mandu or Korean Dumplings. Dumplings are created world wide, you can buy them at any Asian restaurant. One of our favourites is Barilla Dumplings in Mt Eden where you can get 20 delicious delicacies for $13NZ. However as we are now in the…

Japan here we come; Day 12

I have to admit this is a little late but I have been up to my ears in dumpling wrappers all afternoon! Check out Day 13 for the recipe :). Otherwise…. One of our favourite treats is heading out to Momo tea in Mt Albert to eat Chicken Hearts and drink Bubble Tea. The bubble…

Lucky I didn’t add all the chillies; Day 11

I have to admit that this blog post is a little late. Life seems to have gotten ahead of me and the blogging has fallen by the wayside. But luckily it’s Saturday today and I have a few spare moments to blog. Today’s recipe is my take on a the red curry we made at…

Everything tastes great with Cashew Nuts; Day 10

A husband with a migraine and long day at University and work, were not exactly conducive to creating a masterpiece.  However everything is solved with salty and creamy cashew nuts! Welcome to Thailand, South East Asia: the second culinary destination for our week of awesome Asia. One of my favourite memories of Thailand was visiting…

Quick, fun and fast like scooters in Vietnam; Day 9

Yesterday our cat Ollie caught a sparrow. I turned around from finishing making our bed to see a helpless little bird trying desperately to escape Ollie’s mouth. He managed it and flew into our lounge, Ollie and I both chased him in there. Ollie was thrilled of course and I was envisioning scenes of blood…

60% of the World’s population can eat this, so why don’t you? Day 8

Welcome to Asia, a buzzing metropolis of flavour, pollution and 60% of the world’s population. Today marks the start of week 2 of our “Eat around the World – at home” 30 day challenge. Our first port of call is the historically tumultuous and scooter loving country of Vietnam. While we were in Vietnam, I…