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…

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…

San choy cabbage (409 calories per serve)


I had some green cabbage in the fridge that I had bought when it was on sale at the supermarket but I had no idea what to do with it. It wasn’t wombok but it might as well be. Here’s a Chinese style san choy cabbage. Serves 4 Prep time 20 mins Cook time 20…

Red Spice Road pork belly (adapted version)


I have deliberately not included a calorie count for this recipe because it got really depressing. It was also hard to calculate because although there are a lot of calories in the ingredients, you don’t end up consuming it all so it was a bit pointless estimating. But let’s just say it could be about…

Chinese steamed pork meatloaf (212 calories per serve)


It has been many years since I’ve had this but it’s one of my favourite homemade past times. It’s so easy to make and it’s also pretty healthy. I love it because it’s a bit like eating pork dumplings without the carb-filled skins. Serves 6 Prep time 10 mins Cook time 30mins Ingredients 500g lean…

Thai “street vendor” grilled pork (370 calories per serve)


It has been nearly a year since I’ve been to Bangkok, Thailand. What I love most about the place is the food, especially the grilled pork sold on skewers by street vendors. They are also incredibly cheap – about 10 baht per stick or roughly about A$0.30 (maybe A$0.35 now that the dollar has fallen). There…

Chinese BBQ Pork Spare Ribs (310 calories per piece)


Serves 12 pieces (allow 1.5-2 pieces per person) Prep time 15 minutes + 3 hours (or marinade overnight) Cook time 40 minutes This was originally adapted from a Donna Hay recipe for Chinese barbecue pork. I made a few adjustments based on the fact that I accidentally bought pork spare ribs instead of pork necks…