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Georgetown, Penang; Malaysia

Georgetown, Penang; Malaysia

  Penang used to be called “The Pearl of the Orient” and it is easy to understand why. The island of Penang is beautiful. What an amazing history. The food is to die for and happened to be some of the best street food I […]

The Joys of Melbourne.

The Joys of Melbourne.

I recently went to Melbourne for a long weekend with my wife and a couple of friends. It was filled with great food, nice wine, good coffee, fabulous company and a great concert. This is my view of the best Melbourne restaurants to visit, and […]

Raw Fish

Raw Fish

Raw fish, oka, ceviche, is a delicious dish from the Pacific. I was inspired to share my best raw fish recipe after eating delicious raw fish at the Rotorua Summer Seafood Festival last month. It was a fabulous event with outstanding food and entertainment on […]

Châ Giò, Deep Fried Spring Rolls

Châ Giò, Deep Fried Spring Rolls

What you will need: 200g minced pork or chicken 1 medium grated onion 1 grated carrot 50g mung bean vermicelli softened in boiling water for 1 minute and cut into 4-5 cm piece lengths Optional; grated taro, about 100g 2 Tblspn soaked and finely sliced […]

Vietnamese Beef Salad

Vietnamese Beef Salad

I love Vietnamese food, my wife and  I have travelled to Vietnam often and every time we go, we discover something new and delicious. This is my take on a simple yet delectable dish. Beef is very expensive in Vietnam so a similar cut of […]

Greek Leg of Lamb

Greek Leg of Lamb

Continuing with greek theme of my recent posts. This is one of my favourite greek recipes for entertaining up to 6 people. I serve it with a greek salad, pita breads and tzatziki ( a cucumber, mint and garlic dip). Greek Marinade For Lamb 4 […]

Smoked Pork ‘n’ Beans

Smoked Pork ‘n’ Beans

8th of February was Super Bowl 50, my sister-in-law’s partner is keen on it, being Canadian himself. He hosted a bit of a party and I offered to do this with a slaw and some corn bread to compliment his chilli and salad (recipes for […]

Greek  Marinade for Chicken and Lamb

Greek Marinade for Chicken and Lamb

I bought a new Broil King Monarch 390 BBQ at the end of September, the weather here in Wellington is somewhat unpredictable at this time of year. I got it home and 2 or 3 hours later I had it assembled and ready to go. […]