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Fish and Prawn Pie

Fish and Prawn Pie Never tried creating this sort of dish before, so thought I would give it a go for Singapore National Day back in 2013 - a long time ago for sure. But the recipe is a cracker, and I think you'll agree it looks damn good too. So here comes my Fish and Prawn Pie. I think I ended up spending more on the ingredients for this dish than Singapore did on its fireworks this year. The pie also definitely lasted longer than the fireworks. Ha Ha... I didn't taste this one ...

Cheesy, creamy potatoes

Cheesy, creamy potatoes I suppose a sort of spin on Dauphinoise Potatoes - but let's go for the full heart attack, no point pussy footing around with this one. Loaded up with all things bad, which then of course makes it all so good. My Cheesy, creamy potatoes. These will go great with any meat dish - beef, chicken, pork I really don't see it being wrong with anything. Even on its own, perhaps with a salad to accompany as it can be rather filling too. You'll have a huge baking tray ...

Beer bum chicken

Beer Bum Chicken Are you a leg or a breast man? Neither I like it up the bum! Here comes my Beer Bum Chicken. Sounds shocking doesn't it. Beer Bum Chicken. Have you ever had Beer Bum Chicken? If you have not then you are seriously missing out, as this is likely to be the best roast chicken you will ever have. Do you usually roast the pants of your chicken. Does it come out a little dry when finished. Well here is a method to never have that happen again, those days are in the past! My ...

Black Pepper Beef

Black Pepper Beef This little food journey starts with a recommendation from a friend and client who is actually Cambodian - Po. Po is a fellow foodie, and was delighted to hear that I had written my cook book for charity, and of course that that was all in aid of his country folk. Especially as his family was one of those lucky enough to escape Pol Pot, when they fled to Australia. So off to Changi Road we went, to Siamese Cat Restaurant. This has now moved though - take note. In tribute here ...

Indian oxtail & lentil curry

Oxtail & lentil curry If I remember rightly this creation came from eating a brunch one day on our ravels through Asia. I fell in love with the dish immediately and swore to myself that I need to re-create my own version, and strangely enough this is how my Oxtail & lentil curry was created. If I remember correctly I had this curry in Penang when Mary and the kids and I visited once. So in honour of that memory I created this dish in July 2013 - Oxtail & lentil curry. I used ...

Avocado, strawberry, basil and chili salad

Avocado, strawberry, basil and chili salad Yes indeed it's another weird recipe from me. One that will probably have you thinking WTF, how do they all go well together. But boy oh boy do they, this is an amazing salad that you must try. Its very simple, its very effective, it looks great and tastes incredible. Here comes my Avocado, strawberry, basil and chili salad. Stick with me my friends. Follow the recipe. When you serve this up you'll likely get looks of curiosity and wonder, but ...

La Barca Beans

La Barca Beans I ate the dish alongside the best steak I think I have EVER had. This experience was at La Barca restaurant. Off home I ran to recreate, replicate and the outcome is as follows, my version of La Barca Beans. La Barca Beans can be consumed at this a beautiful hidden away restaurant, La Barca Ristoranti, that serves huge chargrilled steaks, with hot stones for you to cook further if your preference is more well done. And accompanying that monster steak is this dish of white ...

Thai style orange juice prawns

Thai style orange juice prawns One of those recipes that you have to ask yourself; "You have to be kidding me, Thai style orange juice prawns... are you serious?" Believe me I am absolutely 100% serious and this is turned out a superb dish. This one is whacky, I’ll give you that. Orange juice, orange segments, chili and fish paste – does not exactly sound like a marriage made in heaven now does it? But I was only applying the same core underlying principals of Thai food – ...