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Holiday in Gold Coast

During the long Easter weekend a few months back, our little family had a short getaway to one of Australia’s most popular holiday destination – Gold Coast! I have been meaning to blog about the trip much sooner but there was always something that got in the way. Anyway, as they say, better late than… 

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Salmon XO Fried Rice

I don’t know about you, but I love XO sauce! Ever since I had my first taste of XO sauce at a relative’s place, I was always on the search for XO sauce to go with everything. Fortunately, XO Sauce is easily available here in Sydney, albeit at a premium. Some grocery stores even keep… 

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Shrimp and Sausage Farfalle

Sometimes, when I run out of ideas on what to cook for dinner, I just do a quick look in the kitchen cabinets and fridge, and try to whip up something with whatever that caught my eyes. So on that particular evening, the farfalle pasta caught my attention, and I started to scout for something… 

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Cheap and Good Dim Sum

It’s time for yum cha again! The previous yum cha we had was in Sea Treasure, which was, to me, a little on the posh side. This time, we drove all the way to Cabramatta in the West, for some good old Vietnamese Chinese dim sum. Vinh Phat is a restaurant opened by Vietnamese Chinese… 

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Smelly Cheese Shop

When we were wine-tasting in Hunter Valley, we drove past a huge building crowded with people a couple of times, and decided to make a pit stop there for lunch. This was actually the grounds of Tempus Two Winery, but shared by various eateries and shops, including a particularly interesting Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop…. 

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Chilli Pan Mee Recipe

It goes without saying that I’m a huge, huge fan of Chilli Pan Mee. I also think that it has the highest number of posts of the same category in my blog, and deservingly so, because they’re so good! Unfortunately, one of the drawbacks of living in Australia is the non-existence of Chilli Pan Mee!… 

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Pre-Christmas Recipe: Savory Corn Crumble

Christmas is just around the corner, which means it’s perfect timing to get started on some tummy-warming, lip-smacking fall dishes. I don’t know about you, but when I think of fall, I always associate it with thick stews, hot gravy, roasts and piping hot pies. One fruit that is abundant during the pre-Christmas season is… 

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