Gooey salted caramel ice cream (392 calories per serve)


I remember many years ago when I tried my first salted caramel dessert. It absolutely blew my mind. I had no idea that a combination of salt and sweet could taste so good. Since then salted caramel has been one of my absolute favourite flavours so of course, I had to make it from scratch…

Angie’s Strawberry Ice Cream (245 calories per serve)


I bought an ice cream maker recently – a Cuisinart with compressor (because who has that much space in the freezer for a bowl??). Since then, I have been experimenting with at least one flavour a week. I quickly realised that I liked the egg-free, no-cook varieties better because I can make an ice cream,…

Winter lamb roast (679 calories per serve)


My parents live in Myanmar but they would often visit me in Australia during winter. This was also when they caught up with all of their old friends. One such friend, Aunty Cho, used to always invite the whole family over for a lamb roast every winter. It was prepared by her husband and he…

Basic beef gyudon (430 calories per serve)


This is a very comforting recipe that I prepared for my brother. Beef gyudon is a pretty popular, and easy, Japanese recipe that is traditionally served with a raw egg. I get queasy with raw egg white so when I have it, I actually separate the egg yolk from the egg white and only eat…

Summer Sizzler Spice Seasoning


When James and I went to London in 2018, we were amazed at how beautiful and ‘old’ the city was. It was summer time, the Wimbledons were being played and England had made it to the quarter finals of the World Cup. The atmosphere was so festive and electric. There were plenty of rooftop bars…

Nutty orange carrot cake (370 calories per serve)


Seven years ago, I made this nutty orange carrot cake. It was my seventh post on this website and until then, carrot cakes were a very rare feature of my diet. However, I have been making them more often nowadays as I found out it is my daughter’s favourite cake (for now). She likes carrot…

Caramelised onion chicken (384 calories per serve)


My mom used to cook this a lot when I was young and I think it’s partly because it’s so simple and easy to make. There weren’t too many ingredients and it tasted so good all the time. It was really hard to mess up. This dish really tastes best if you fry the onions…

Blissful Butter Chicken (623 calories per serve)


Indian curries are absolutely fantastic – I use the word blissful because that’s how I feel when I eat them. There are so many different curries that it’s hard to whittle down to just one but most recently, I have become a big fan of the humble butter chicken. I used to not want to…

Slow-braised pork belly (893 calories per serve)


This is a beautiful dish that can fill the whole room with delicious aromas. When paired with warm, fluffy rice and freshly cooked greens, it feels like a warm hug on a cold winter’s night. However, it does come with a massive amount of calories so it’s not a dish I can have too often….

Mushroom medley gnocchi (638 calories per serve)


I must make gnocchi from scratch as I just can’t stand store-bought gnocchi. It also doesn’t require much equipment to get good results either. However, it does require a fair bit of time so if you are short of time, you could just use the store-bought gnocchi. In making gnocchi, I found best results with…

Burmese chicken coconut noodle soup (ohn noht kauk swe)


There are two ‘great’ noodle soups in Burmese cuisine: ohn noht kauk swe (coconut noodle soup) and mohinga (fish noodle soup). When I was young, I didn’t like coconut noodle soup and preferred mohinga instead. My middle brother, on the other hand, loved coconut noodle soup. I also found out that my youngest brother also…

Seafood boil with creole seasoning (672 calories per serve)


I had been craving seafood for some time and started thinking about our now-cancelled trip to the US. I had planned for us to visit a few seafood places in San Francisco and had been checking out their menus, which featured seafood boils. With international travel unlikely for some time, the closest I could get…