Chinese sticky rice parcel

Chinese sticky rice parcels are called "bacang" (pronounced "ba-san") in my family. It is also called zong zi. While you can buy them from Asian stores, my mother used to always make them because not only did hers taste much better, it was the only way to guarantee its freshness. It's really hard to tell … Continue reading Chinese sticky rice parcel

Pad krapow moo

Thai basil minced pork (pad krapow moo) recipe by Yummy Calories

This Thai basil minced pork dish, also known as pad krapow moo, is a recipe by my brother (the make-it-up chef). He occasionally comes across some amazing recipes. When he made this dish for me, I ate so much of it that he kept making it for me. When I was pregnant with my daughter, … Continue reading Pad krapow moo

Asian crispy pork belly (524 calories per serve)

I was planning on making a kimchi pork belly stew to accompany the Korean fried chicken that my brother and his girlfriend were bringing over for dinner. Except ... there was no kimchi in the house ... or rather, the one we had in our fridge was expired (oops!). So we had to save the … Continue reading Asian crispy pork belly (524 calories per serve)

Basic Burmese kyay oh

Basic Burmese Kyay Oh by Yummy Calories

'Kyay oh' is one of my favourite comfort foods. I described it to my husband as the Burmese equivalent of the Vietnamese noodle soup, 'pho'. Whereas 'pho' is commonly made with beef, 'kyay oh' is made with pork and served with a variety of toppings such as pork liver, pork intestine and quail eggs. I … Continue reading Basic Burmese kyay oh

Chinese turnip cake

Chinese turnip cake Radish Cake by Yummy Calories

My uncle made this amazing Chinese turnip cake one night for Chinese New Year many years ago. It had a lot of fillings and had a lot of umami flavour. At the time, I didn't understand why he was so excited about the fillings as surely they were standard in all turnip cakes. Little did … Continue reading Chinese turnip cake

Taiwanese braised pork and egg

Taiwanese braised pork (lu rou fan) recipe by Yummy Calories

Taiwanese braised pork is one of my fondest memories from our family trip to Taiwan way back in 2008. There were lots of night markets and I saw lots of brown eggs that had been infused with a spiced broth. We went sightseeing to a gold mine of some sort and along the way up … Continue reading Taiwanese braised pork and egg

Dry pork and shrimp wonton noodles (721 calories per serve)

I am so glad I'm pregnant right now and need the extra calories and can eat all this yummy food. I tried dry wonton noodles for the very first time when I was in first year of university and have loved it ever since.  It really isn't that hard to make once you have all the ingredients. This … Continue reading Dry pork and shrimp wonton noodles (721 calories per serve)

Basic pork and prawn wonton (248 calories per serve)

Wontons are such a versatile dumpling. They can be used in soups, dry noodles, served with chilli oil, fried or boiled/steamed on their own. They are actually really easy to make so long as you can be bothered to wrap them up. I prefer them best in a dry noodle. Check out the recipe here. Serves … Continue reading Basic pork and prawn wonton (248 calories per serve)

Thai crispy pork belly stir fry with Chinese broccoli

Thai crispy pork belly stir fry with Chinese broccoli recipe by Yummy Calories

This Thai crispy pork belly stir fry is one of my favourite Thai dishes. The first time I tried this dish was when my best friend ordered it from a Thai restaurant in North Melbourne. I was hooked since that day and have been meaning to make this ever since. This dish has more pork … Continue reading Thai crispy pork belly stir fry with Chinese broccoli