Chinese sticky rice parcel (557 calories per serve)


Chinese sticky rice parcels are called “bacang” (pronounced “ba-san”) in my family. It is also called zongzi. 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 how…

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…

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…