Thai Prawn Glass Noodles

Thai prawn glass noodles by Yummy Calories

The first time I tried this Thai prawn glass noodles dish was just earlier this year when we went to Thailand. It was our first overseas trip post-Covid and one of my brothers took us out to a famous seafood restaurant, Somboon Seafood. Such was its popularity that it's actually a chain restaurant so there … Continue reading Thai Prawn Glass Noodles

Steamed black pepper crab

Steamed black pepper crab by Yummy Calories

Black pepper crab is traditionally fried before being tossed in this wonderfully fragrant sauce. As much as it's still absolutely delicious, I don't like how oily it makes the dish overall. I prefer it to have a similar sauciness to a sweet chilli crab dish instead of this dry, oily concoction. Maybe not as drowning … Continue reading Steamed black pepper crab

Burmese pork curry with pickled bamboo shoots

This is probably my favourite Burmese pork curry mixed with the tang of pickled bamboo shoots. There's a slight pugent smell to the bamboo shoots, which my 6 year old daughter complains of although she has tolerated it a little more in recent times. You can make this pork curry with any cut of pork … Continue reading Burmese pork curry with pickled bamboo shoots

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