Next-Day Almond Croissants

Every time I make croissants, I make a generous batch that has a few leftovers for the next day. But they're always best eaten fresh. No matter how crispy the shells are fresh out of the oven, they soften by the next day. So the best way to fix up day-old croissants are to turn … Continue reading Next-Day Almond Croissants

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)

Eclair Affair

Eclair Affair Recipe by Yummy Calories

I was pretty late to my love affair with eclair. In fact, I used to hate it. But I realised later on in life that it was only because I've had horrible ones growing up. The eclairs I had when I was growing up in Asia had this terrible filling that was very greasy, like … Continue reading Eclair Affair

Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Creamy Cauliflower Soup Recipe by Yummy Calories

This creamy cauliflower soup, also called potage dubarry, is one of my favourite soups. It is also one of the very first recipes I posted when I first started this blog. My original recipe had chorizo and some browned cauliflower florets on top as well. But as time went on, I found myself only sticking … Continue reading Creamy Cauliflower Soup

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

Tangzhong Chinese sausage rolls

Tangzhong Chinese Sausage Rolls by Yummy Calories

I discovered these delightful Chinese sausage rolls at an Asian bakery when I was in university. They always had the fluffiest breads. They were so pillowy because of a technique called tangzhong which uses a 1:5 ratio of flour to liquid (water or milk) and cooks it into a slurry. This is then added to … Continue reading Tangzhong Chinese sausage rolls

Classic crispy homemade croissant

Classic crispy homemade croissant by Yummy Calories

Homemade croissants take time. Two days or three days? It definitely takes more than one day to make a decent homemade croissant. I found that there wasn't too much difference between a 2 or 3 day croissant, but it made planning ahead easier. For the 2 day croissant, I make, laminate and shape the dough … Continue reading Classic crispy homemade croissant

Sichuan chilli fish

Sichuan Chilli Fish Recipe by Yummy Calories

This Sichuan chilli fish is one of my favourite spicy foods. I first discovered Sichuan food about 10 years ago and one of the distinguishing features of this cuisine is the Sichuan peppercorn. It leaves a bit of num feeling in your mouth, especially when you accidentally bite into a whole peppercorn. I thought I … Continue reading Sichuan chilli fish

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 … Continue reading Blissful Butter Chicken (623 calories per serve)