Mom’s fluffy chocolate loaf cake

Mom's fluffy chocolate loaf cake recipe by Yummy Calories

This chocolate loaf cake can be made into a round cake or any other shape but I just love it as a loaf cake. Even after living in Australia for 15 years, I still call her 'mom' in the American way. She makes this cake to bring to church to share as morning tea refreshments after … Continue reading Mom’s fluffy chocolate loaf cake

Cambodian eggplant and minced pork (Cha traop dot)

Cambodian Eggplant Recipe by Yummy Calories

In continuation of my latest Cambodian phase, I also tried to make a Cambodian eggplant recipe called 'cha traop dot'. It is a stir fry dish of grilled eggplant and minced pork. This Cambodian eggplant recipe is very yummy and is one of my favourite eggplant dishes. For simplicity, I have roasted the eggplant/aubergine as … Continue reading Cambodian eggplant and minced pork (Cha traop dot)

Perfectly decadent dark chocolate cake (258 calories per serve)

This is the first (and maybe only) time I've used the word 'perfect' on this blog so it's not something that I take lightly. The first time I had this cake was from a lovely lady named Liz at my previous workplace. She would make this beautiful cake every few months and it was widely appreciated … Continue reading Perfectly decadent dark chocolate cake (258 calories per serve)

Thai grilled pork (“street vendor” style)

Thai grilled pork (street vendor style) recipe by Yummy Calories

This grilled pork recipe is very close to the one from my favourite street vendor in Bangkok, Thailand. I think he was located on Sukhumvit Soi 22. He used to sell them incredibly cheaply at about 10 baht per stick (roughly $A0.30). He usually comes out around lunch time but you better get in fast … Continue reading Thai grilled pork (“street vendor” style)

Burmese Biryani (Danbauk) with Chicken

Burmese biryani (danbauk) with chicken recipe by Yummy Calories

The Burmese biryani, known as "danbauk", is one of my favourite dishes when I go and visit Myanmar. It is different from other biryanis mainly because the chicken is cooked with the rice and it also features cashew nuts, raisins, and peas. It is a very fragrant dish and you can smell it long before … Continue reading Burmese Biryani (Danbauk) with Chicken

Moroccan lamb racks (319 calories per serve)

This is my favourite way of cooking lamb racks because I just love the mixture of spices. I usually cook this medium rare but Mum and little brother only eat well done so I've made it well done, which still tastes nice. Serves 4 Prep time 10 mins Cook time 20-30 mins + 10 mins … Continue reading Moroccan lamb racks (319 calories per serve)

Exploding red bean bun (144 calories)

Serves 12 buns Prep time 30 minutes + 1 hour proofing + overnight soaking Cook time 10-15 minutes Red bean buns are one of my favourite comfort foods because of the soft bun texture and the red bean sweetness. I love Asian bread and steamed bread tends to have an outer skin layer that you … Continue reading Exploding red bean bun (144 calories)