Category Archives: Home dinners

My perfect Salt & Pepper Squid

Who doesn’t like a bit of salt and pepper squid in their life? There’s something about something being lightly battered, fried crisp and served with a delicious dipping sauce that finds me gravitating towards this dish any time I see … Continue reading

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Beef Tataki with dashi enoki and ponzu sauce

There’s something about food cooked ‘tataki’  that really gets me excited. The Japanese word refers to meat or seafood prepared by marinading, searing on a hot grill, then sliced thinly. If prepared correctly the meat should be lighted seared on … Continue reading

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Chargrilled lemongrass beef wrapped in betal leaf (Bo La Lot)

Sam and I are big fans of Vietnamese food. The flavours are so light and fresh and the cuisine is rather sophisticated when you consider that the origins of most of the dishes are from the bustling streets of Vietnam. … Continue reading

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The boys battle it out…

To put a twist on the ordinary dinner party, we recently challenged a friend of ours to a cook-off challenge. Early in the week, we emailed our mate J the following invitation. Challenger J, we invite you to battle it … Continue reading

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Roasted Vegetable ‘Very full tart’ by Yotam Ottolenghi

Flatmate C has recently bought the new Yotam Ottolenghi vegetarian cookbook titled Plenty probably to make good with pescatarian girlfriend. When the Amazon package first arrived, I must say I wasn’t over excited – after all the original Ottolenghi cookbook … Continue reading

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It’s a pho world after all…

Last night, our mate L invited us over for dinner as his parents were visiting from Australia. L’s parents are well-known throughout Sydney’s Cabramatta as the owners of Pho Cay Du; as well as being the parents of Sydney’s Luke … Continue reading

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