Yet another lockdown

A lazy Sunday indeed. It’s frustrating after barely a week since we were out and about. We are now back to level 3 lockdown due to some irresponsible people. It’s been a long time since I last blogged or wrote anything here. Today’s highlight is of course food related. I cooked Lui Cha or Lei…

Homemade Tempeh

I’ve finally made my own tempeh from scratch! Tempeh is a plant-based protein source that originated in Indonesia. It is a super food high in protein and is gaining popularity worldwide as an ideal meat substitute or to enjoy with its hearty texture and slightly nutty flavor . Indeed I echo what Emily Han @ Kitchn…

Tea Eggs & Lentils

One of my favorite traditional Chinese food is Herbal Tea Egg. We used to buy the herbs from traditional Chinese Herbal Shop where the shopkeeper mix all the varieties of spices together wrapped in paper. Today, they are beautifully pre-packed and easily available from Chinese Supermarkets. Cooking tea egg is a very simple process. I…

Check out my stream of consciousness

Check out what I had been busy doing this whole day. It’s Saturday and I invited a party of seven people to have a five-course degustation meal. My day started at 10am and got all the food prepared just in time when Baby Kirsty visited at 4.30pm.  That gave me an hour watching a three-year-old…

Fusion Home chef at your service

During these last three weeks in Level 4 Lockdown, I spent lots of time in my kitchen, baking, and cooking.   I love to experiment and adapt recipes to taste,  In fact, I should have written a book with photographs of all our lunches and dinners.  In NZ lockdown, there wasn’t even any fast food or…

Lots of veggies

My Easter Bunny seemed to sense that I had been eating lots of bread and meat for the last couple of weeks. I’ve been good, stayed home, staying safe and being kind, cooking meals for the three of us 17 days in a row. Yesterday’s dinner was a steamed salted chicken with rice.  Today, we…

Crayfish Noodles

No dinning out for the past two weeks now since Lockdown.  All restraurants and eating places were closed including all the fast-food chains.  There were no takeaways, no uber-eats, no deliveries.  My night craving for KFC’S Wicked Wings hit me every now and then. One night, while missing my favorite Fish & Chips at Ocean…

Fish and sliders

Fresh fish arrived at our door today (Lockdown Day 10). Overnight delivery from the streets of Hawkes Bay to Auckland. Our home became a restaurant with not only fresh fish but butchery as well. There’s a 1kg crayfish waiting to be cooked tomorrow. Meanwhile, today we feasted on gurnard fish and chips for lunch. Dinner…