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Christmas Food: Rum Balls

Rebbeca, a sweet & young girl from our company brought some christmas food for us to taste. She actually made them!! Wow.. I tried the Rum Balls, which taste really nice. Sweet but not too.

From Wikipedia:

Rum balls are truffle like confection, being sweet dense balls flavoured with chocolate and rum, and often coated in chocolate sprinkles, desiccated coconut, or cocoa.


The one Rebecca made were coated with desiccated coconut, mildly sweet, not too RUM-my. I love the taste so much and she sent her recipe to us.  The recipe is pretty standard and I found one with more details here. It is really simple to make (no baking are needed). (more…)

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Sambal Kupang (Chilli Mussels) is one of my beloved Malaysian food. That day I saw mussel meat in Woolworths, one of the famous supermarkets in Australia. I was thinking maybe I can make Sambal Kupang myself.

On another day, I went to an Asian foodstore in Chatswood and saw this familiar brand:

Sambal Oeleck (Red Chilli Paste) by Yeo’s!!!

So I bought one at about AUD3.00. Then I went to woolworths to buy the mussel meats at AUD14 per kg. Here I go… I was ready to cook Sambal Kupang myself!! (more…)

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These photos were taken for my third trial for green curry! It tasted quite good actually!



Chicken, potatoes and green beans 🙂

Looks yummy right? Practice makes perfect!

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Cooking has become part of my life since I come to Sydney. The main reason is that food here are really expensive. For example, a little bowl of green curry chicken+jasmine rice is about AUD8-15 here. I quite like to cook as well because cooking is simple and fun. Anyway, this is the third time that I made this dish. The first time was okay. The second time was superb according to Ethan and myself. The third time?

I think the most time consuming and most difficult part of cooking is actually to prepare the ingredients. These are the ingredients I used:

  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil;
  • 4 teaspoons of Green Curry paste;(I bought it from local supermarket. It is product of Thailand and it tastes really good!)
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled & finely chopped;
  • 1 knob ginger, peeled & finely chopped;
  • 3 cups of coconut milk (about 400ml) or we know it as santan;
  • 4 kaffir lime leaves;
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce;
  • 1 tablespoon palm sugar;
  • 500g of chicken fillet;
  • Potatoes, cubed; (or other vegetables that you like)
  • Green beans or we Malaysian call it 四季豆;(can use any other vege u prefer)
  • 3 handfuls thai or sweet basil leaves (sometimes I don’t have this item)


(From left: green vege (ignore this), eggplant, fish sauce, potatoes, green curry paste, coconut cream,  bottled kaffir lime leaves) (more…)

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