Burmese popiah (fresh spring rolls)

Burmese popiah (fresh spring rolls)

My mum used to make this basic popiah quite often because it was one of my dad's favourite dishes. The irony was that although he loved this dish the most, he was also the worst at wrapping. He preferred eating the filling with a spoon and simply biting off the wrapper. This, my friends, is … Continue reading Burmese popiah (fresh spring rolls)

Mexican chicken and mushroom

Mexican chicken and mushroom recipe by Yummy Calories

Mexican chicken and mushroom is so called because of its spices. I don't think it's a Mexican dish at all. When I was in high school, I worked at a food court outlet that sold almost everything. We did kebabs, wraps, sandwiches, tacos, nachos, tostadas, dim sims, chips, coffee, breakfast. One of the dishes that … Continue reading Mexican chicken and mushroom

Thai green papaya salad

Thai green papaya salad recipe by Yummy Calories

Thai green papaya salad is perfect for the hot weather we are heading into. I used to only order green papaya salad at restaurants because it intimidated me. I didn't realise just how easy it was to make! The only thing that takes time is shredding the papaya but even that didn't take too long … Continue reading Thai green papaya salad

Best Lactation Cookies

Best Lactation Cookies Recipe by Yummy Calories

These are the best lactation cookies ever! Honestly, there's nothing better than having these freshly baked out of the oven with the chocolate chips still soft and gooey. I made them when I was breastfeeding my daughter more than five years ago and I'm now starting to make a few batches again as both of … Continue reading Best Lactation Cookies

Mongolian Beef Stir Fry

Mongolian beef stir fry recipe by Yummy Calories

Mongolian beef stir fry is so addictive and is one of those foods that make me eat a lot more rice than I should. That's what makes it so dangerous calorie-wise. Mongolian food is known for their meats and my husband told me about a Mongolian restaurant in Perth that would have barbecue buffets. Unfortunately, … Continue reading Mongolian Beef Stir Fry

Burmese pea fried rice

Burmese pea fried rice recipe by Yummy Calories

Burmese pea fried rice is one of the my favourite ways to eat yellow peas. I recall hawkers walking down streets with baskets of steamed peas on their heads yelling "pe pyote" (boiled peas). They were a favourite of mine and traditionally steamed sprouted which adds a depth of flavour to these peas. My mom … Continue reading Burmese pea fried rice