Bull Creek Hawker, Bull Creek

Hainanese chicken rice (AU$8.00) Bull Creek Hawker is located at the busy shopping village on Parry Avenue in Bull Creek. We pulled into the rather congested centre car park just before 12 noon. We were both starving – neither of us had eaten breakfast. It was Sunday and the place was buzzing with activity. Apparently […]

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Friends Restaurant, East Perth

Last month, I wrote about the mushroom dishes I ate at Friends Restaurant in East Perth as part of Mushroom Mania. Those dishes were small part of an unexpectedly epic meal – here’s the meal in all its glory. We ate at Friends quite a few years ago, back when I was studying full-time. I […]

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Miss Maud Pastry House Carousel / Cannington

We had breakfast at Miss Maud Pastry House at Carousel Shopping Centre a few weeks ago. I’ve mentioned previously how Miss Maud provides a welcome temporary escape from the shopping trolleys and food court crowd. It’s usually pretty busy at Miss Maud too, especially at morning tea time, with lots of people dropping in for […]

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Old Cathay, Victoria Park

“Um… I think you may have ordered too many dishes,” our waitress said tentatively after we placed our order. I wonder what gave her that idea? :P We assured her we were very hungry and were happy to stick with what we’d ordered. Oh, so much food! But not too much food! Last Friday, Jac […]

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Juji and Jay’s engagement party

On Saturday we celebrated my sister Juji and her fiancé Jay’s engagement with a lunch party with family and friends. Jac and I made coleslaw and my mum made her pork wantans, but Juji outdid everyone with her supreme culinary efforts that day. She slow-cooked four pork shoulders for 14 hours which she and Jay […]

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Game Farm honey mustard quail

Honey mustard quail, oven roasted potato, green salad I recently received some sample products from Game Farm. Jac and I were both very excited – Jac, to cook them; me, to eat them! Game Farm has been around since 1975 and specialises in the breeding and processing of game birds and speciality poultry, and supply […]

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Rasa Nyonya Penang, East Victoria Park

We’ve driven past Rasa Nyonya Penang on Albany Highway many times but only tried it for the first time this Monday night after work. It’s hard to tell how busy it is from outside in the street and I was surprised as we stepped through the door to see that it was about two-thirds full, […]

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Introducing…Malaysia Kitchen Blogger Summit

This month, there’s going to be a distinctly Malaysian flavour to some of my blog posts. Mum’s kari hantu (ghost curry) with pork belly and green beans I’m thrilled to be taking part in Malaysia Kitchen’s Blogger Summit, which runs throughout August. The campaign aims to increase awareness of Malaysian cooking and encourage …

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Mundaring Truffle Festival 2011

We went to the Mundaring Truffle Festival on Saturday. It was our first time going to truffle festival and we had a great time. Lots of local produce, delicious dishes featuring truffle, happy truffle dogs and my favourite item of the day: chicken and truffle ice cream. Yes, chicken and truffle ice cream. I’ll tell […]

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The supermarket barbecue chook

My family arrived in Australia in January 1986. I have vivid memories from that year of my first Australian summer, when so many things were new. The sun rose much earlier than it did in Malaysia and shone impossibly bright when the most of our neighbourhood seemed to be still asleep. I learned to recognise […]

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