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Korean Spicy Rice Cakes (Tteokbokki)

Spicy Korean Rice Cakes (Tteokbokki)

This Tteokbokki recipe is one of the easiest and yet truly satisfying recipe that you’ll ever cross across. Chewy sticky rice cakes coated in the most luscious sweet-spicy gochujang sauce, perfectly complemented by that hint of smokiness from. UTTERLY IRRESISTIBLE.  So… what is Tteokbokki? It’s a dish that’s made up of chewy white rice cake noodles (called tteok) that are drenched in an incredible gochujang-based chilli sauce. It’s sweet, it’s…

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Kimchi Risotto

Kimchi Risotto

This Kimchi Risotto is out of this world! It’s creamy, tangy and just UTTERLY DELICIOUS. I highly recommend topping it with a poached egg to oomph up the luxuriousness of this dish.  If this isn’t the perfect marriage of two cuisines from opposite ends of the world, I don’t know what is. The tanginess of the kimchi is perfect for cutting through the richness of the creamy risotto, leaving you…

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Chicken Biryani

Chicken Biryani Recipe

This Chicken Biryani recipe celebrates the aroma of perfectly orchestrated spices, with super tender curried chicken that’s been cooked under a mount of delicately spiced fluffy rice. The layers after layers of flavour you get with each bite is well worth every bit of effort!  Please believe me when I say that this Chicken Biryani is one of the best things that I have ever made. I’m not even kidding…

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Jjapaguri with Steak

Jjapaguri

Also known as ‘Ram-don’, Jjapaguri is a mishmash of two types of instant ramen as shown in the award-winning movie, Parasite. It’s sweet, savoury, with a tiny bit of spice to kick it up a notch. The whole world came to know about this ingenious combination of Chapaghetti and Neoguri instant noodles (hence chapa-guri or jjapa-guri) after its feature in Parasite (ps keep a lookout for the cinematography tricks used to…

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Spicy Peanut Butter Udon

Spicy Peanut Butter Udon Recipe

5 minutes to flavour heaven with these thick chewy noodles, coated in the most delicious nutty and spicy sauce.  If you didn’t already know, udon is a type of thick noodle that is frequently used in Japanese cuisines. I really love udon because of its chewiness but if that’s not your cup of tea, then feel free to swap it out for any type of noodle your heart desires (spaghetti…

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Chicken Rice Porridge with Soy-Cured Egg Yolks

Chicken Rice Porridge Recipe

Basically a hug in a bowl that’s perfect for any time of the day – so tasty, SO COMFORTING. Adapted from my Grandma’s infamous congee recipe that will nurse any sick bunnies back to health.  My brother and cousins will probably disagree with this but I’m fairly sure that I am my grandma’s favourite, probably because I get the most excited by her cooking and also eat the most of…

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10 Minutes Chicken Udon Soup

Chicken Udon Soup Recipe

A quick and easy one-pot meal to warm your soul.  UDON (get it?) UNDERSTAND JUST HOW GOOD THIS IS!!! This chicken udon soup recipe is a one-pot meal that uses pantry staples and comes together in 10 minutes – what’s not to love?! So so so easy to put together and more importantly, SO FRIGGIN GOOD. I find myself craving a bowl of noodle soup quite often (probably because of…

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Kimchi Mac and Cheese

Kimchi Mac and Cheese Recipe

A Korean twist on the classic Mac and Cheese, brace yourself for an umami tsunami! The weather’s starting to get a bit chilly now and you know what goes perfectly with the cold? MAC AND CHEESE. And you know what else goes with cheese? Kimchi. This absolutely phenomenal fusion pays homage to Korea’s stroke of genius – the addition of cheese to just about everything e.g. tteokbokki, buldak, chicken galbi,…

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Lu Rou Fan (Taiwanese Minced Pork Rice)

Lu Rou Fan Recipe

The BEST savoury, rich meat sauce, braised to perfection.  Without a doubt, Lu Rou Fan (滷肉饭) is one of the most iconic Taiwanese dishes. It’s savoury, aromatic, and comforting, and served with steaming hot rice (but you can serve it on noodles too). This absolutely phenomenal meat sauce starts with minced pork that’s braised with soy sauce and aromatics like five-spice and star-anise. I am aware that a lot of…

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Beef Salpicao

Beef Salpicao Recipe

The BEST garlicky beefy Filipino dish – this Beef Salpicao recipe calls for the most minimal of ingredients but packed with maximum flavour. Beef Salpicao is a Filipino dish that’s comforting, flavourful, and takes less than 10 minutes to put together! It’s made up of tender cubes of steak, coated in an amazing buttery garlicky sauce, and served on top of garlic fried rice. It uses the simplest ingredients but…

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