Basic Prawn Dumplings (445 calories per serve)


Dumplings are a crowd favourite and can have almost any type of filling. We even used up some leftover beef bulgogi my father-in-law made and turned it into a filling. But prawn is one of the best fillings. Prawn can be paired with almost anything including with minced pork and chicken or with spring onion,…

South East Asian Chicken Rice (Rice Cooker Method)


“You know that you can cook chicken rice in a rice cooker, yeah?” said my husband. I did not. But his little tip made me overhaul my entire recipe that I had posted 6 years ago. I call this the South East Asian version of Hainanese chicken rice because I have combined some of the…

Chinese steamed whole snapper (196 calories per serve)


Gong xi fa cai! Another year has gone and we now welcome the year of the Rooster and my husband has already started making “cock” jokes. Sigh! Anyway, we decided to walk to Footscray market this morning and I couldn’t resist getting some fresh fish. After all, fish on Chinese New Year is supposed to…

Spring vegetable muse (209 calories per serve)


Having the degustation menu at the Argus Dining Room was a delight because they gave you a generous selection of complimentary dishes. One dish was something they just called their “muse” – a delicate roll of assorted green vegetables standing tall on a white sauce (possibly Bechamel but I wasn’t sure). It was so refreshing that…