Chicken Adobo

Serves 2 | 30 mins cooking | 10 mins preparation Philippine adobo is a popular Filipino dish and cooking process in Philippine cuisine that involves meat, seafood, or vegetables marinated in vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, bay leaves, and black peppercorns, which is browned in oil, and simmered in the marinade. The basic ingredients are the…

Coconut sticky rice with banana parcels

Serves 8 | 40 mins cooking | 15 mins preparation This is a quick and simple way to make coconut sticky rice in the rice cooker rather than the usual faffing around doing it the traditional way. You can use this base coconut sticky rice for many different deserts like this banana wrapped parcels or…

Crispy pork belly – using belly slices

Serves 2 | 40 mins cooking | 10 mins preparation Single large pieces of pork belly are not always available in the supermarket or they have already been smothered in some sort of sauce so for those times I compromise and use pork belly slices. the cooking process is largely the same for doing a…

Thai crispy omelette – Khai Jiao

Serves 1 | 5 mins cooking | 5 mins preparation There are several different styles of Thai omelette you can try, this one is probably the simplest and has lovely soft inner layers with crispy edges. Anyone Thai reading this is probably wondering why this needs to be posted as it is such a standard…

Thai Jungle Curry – Kaeng Pa

Serves 4 | 20 mins cooking | 15 mins preparation This is a recipe for the famous Thai Jungle Curry from the mountainous region of Chiang Mai. Traditionally made with whatever vegetables were found in the jungle and the meat or fish from the days hunt, though I am using chicken you can use the…

Chicken and Sweetcorn Soup

Serves 6-8 | 10-20 mins cooking | 5 mins preparation Always one of the essentials I order whenever in a Chinese restaurant or when ordering a Chinese takeaway now recreated at home. Ingredients 1 chicken breast – shredded 1 can creamed sweetcorn 1 can sweetcorn – optional 2 cloves garlic – crushed 1 inch ginger…

Mamon with cream cheese

Makes 12-16 | 25 mins cooking | 35 mins preparation Soft delicate fluffy mamon with a hint of cream cheese Ingredients 100g cream cheese 70g butter 1/2 cup milk 2tbsp sunflower oil 7 egg yolks 7 egg whites 1 cup flour 3/4tbsp baking powder 1 cup sugar 1/4tsp lemon juice Method Place the cream cheese,…

Thai Green chicken curry

Serves 2 | 10 mins cooking | 10 mins preparation This is probably the worlds most popular Thai dish and probably the one most people start with when first trying Thai food. Its ingredients are not exactly fixed and often found with chicken, pork and fish. The curry is not necessarily sweeter than other Thai…

Steamed Sea Bass with zesty lime sauce (Plaa Neung Manow)

Serves 2 | 10 mins cooking | 5 mins preparation This should originally have been made with baby barramundi, but that isn’t something regularly available in your local supermarket or fish monger so I have used a large sea bass instead Ingredients 1 Large sea bass 1 tsp Garlic – chopped 1 tsp Thai chilli…

How to season a wok on an electric hob

While in the local Chinese supermarket recently I picked up a new small wok for when I want to cook some separate side dishes and thought I would take the opportunity to write up how to season a wok. While the basics are the same as a gas hob a few little extra steps are…