Burmese chicken gourd curry

Burmese chicken gourd curry by Yummy Calories

This Burmese chicken gourd curry is my favourite way to get buthee (bottle gourd / calabash). It's fairly rare to find it in Melbourne so how did we get our hands on this vegetable? Surprise! We've moved to Perth (from Melbourne). The weather here is fantastic and we are surrounded by my husband's family. We … Continue reading Burmese chicken gourd curry

Slow roasted Moroccan lamb shoulder

Moroccan slow roasted lamb recipe by Yummy Calories

This slow roasted lamb recipe is an adaptation of an Australian Women's Weekly recipe (i.e. more Moroccan spices) from 7 years ago. It was very well received and for a period of time, I cooked it quite often. Then I got tired of it and hadn't cooked it in at least 5 years. Suddenly, out … Continue reading Slow roasted Moroccan lamb shoulder

Bolognese Recipe to Amaze

Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe by Yummy Calories

This Bolognese recipe is sure to be loved by everyone. But seriously, who doesn't love bolognese in general? I love it because I can hide as many veggies as I want inside it and nobody is the wiser. I made this one weeknight and my daughter came home from daycare and lapped it all up. … Continue reading Bolognese Recipe to Amaze

Cheat’s Mohinga (Burmese Fish Noodle Soup)

Cheat's Mohinga Recipe by Yummy Calories

This Mohinga recipe is a cheat's version that uses canned fish to get the same outcome as the traditional way of cooking, deboning and flaking the fish manually. For those that don't know, mohinga is a Burmese fish noodle soup that is often eaten for breakfast - or anytime really. It's one of my favourite … Continue reading Cheat’s Mohinga (Burmese Fish Noodle Soup)

Basic Prawn Dumplings

Basic prawn dumplings recipe by Yummy Calories

Prawn dumplings are always a crowd favourite and although I'm using prawn in this recipe, it really can have almost any type of filling. We even used up some leftover beef bulgogi my father-in-law made and turned it into a filling. But prawn is one of my favourite fillings and can be paired with almost … Continue reading Basic Prawn Dumplings

South East Asian Chicken Rice (Rice Cooker Method)

Chicken Rice Recipe by Yummy Calories

"You know that you can cook chicken rice in a rice cooker, yeah?" said my husband. I did not. But his little tip made me overhaul my entire recipe that I had posted 6 years ago. I call this the South East Asian version of Hainanese chicken rice because I have combined some of the … Continue reading South East Asian Chicken Rice (Rice Cooker Method)

Burmese Thick Noodle Chicken Salad (Nan Gyi Thoke)

Burmese Noodle Salad by Yummy Calories. Thick Chicken Noodle Salad. Nan Gyi Thoke.

This is one of my favourite Burmese noodle salad dishes. It's supposed to be made with thick rice noodles but it's in intermittent supply at my local Asian grocery store so what is pictured is a medium sized noodle. The thick noodles are usually packaged fresh as opposed to dry and often have Vietnamese names. … Continue reading Burmese Thick Noodle Chicken Salad (Nan Gyi Thoke)

Sweet chilli pork meatball tacos

Sweet chilli pork meatball tacos by Yummy Calories

I recently discovered sweet chilli pork meatball tacos. When I was growing up, the only tacos I knew were the hard shell kind. It was only much later that I realised that tacos also came in a soft shell and I got hooked. It tasted just as delicious but so much lighter and fresher. It … Continue reading Sweet chilli pork meatball tacos

Sweet mustard panko crumbed chicken

Sweet mustard panko crumbed chicken recipe by Yummy Calories

Panko crumbed chicken is so deliciously crispy. A few weeks ago, we received a free Hello Fresh box which included 4 recipe cards. Two of the four recipes provided were fabulous (the other two were so-so) and we have now made our own version to add to the rotation. One of them is this panko … Continue reading Sweet mustard panko crumbed chicken