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…

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┬átheir 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…

Prawn and mussel paella (585 calories per serve)


My mom flew down to visit me in Melbourne today and so I decided to cook her one of her favourite dishes: paella. The first time she had something similar to a paella was about twenty years ago when a good family friend from El Salvador (Aunty Anna) made ‘Spanish Rice’ which was basically a…