Tomato Salad

Warm evenings, chilled wine, eating outdoors; this colourful and aromatic tomato salad becomes a regular feature at our summer barbecues when the tomatoes are at their best. It takes little time and effort to rustle up but its success depends on the ripeness and flavour of the tomatoes so choose whatever selection you can get.

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Bayin pickled tea leaf

Today’s afternoon tea is rather special; it’s pickled tea leaf salad (laphet thote). Finding pickled tea leaf is not always easy. In my cookbook, I mentioned¬†laphet can usually be purchased from a Myanmar (Burmese) supplier but now it’s available from Bayin; a social enterprise based in Ireland. I received my precious jars of Pickled Tea…

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burman kitchen restaurant

It’s always wonderfully exciting to find a new Burmese restaurant. I first went to Burman Kitchen, located in Granville, for lunch on a Saturday. It was a good sign to see the restaurant lively with a mixture of people and a menu that is short and concise. What we ate: Mohinga was served with crispy…

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yellow split pea fritter salad

A quick lunch of left-over Baya Kyaw (Yellow split pea fritters) broken into pieces and tossed with sliced tomato, toasted pieces of flat bread and wild rocket. Dressing is simply olive oil, lemon juice and salt.

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feel good myanmar restaurant

“If you want Burmese food then I’ll take you to Feel Myanmar restaurant,” Myint Han, my cousin say to us. We squeeze into a taxi and head north passing Bogyoke Market towards the Embassy District. Feel Myanmar restaurant has a bustling yet relaxed vibe; Tables and chairs sprawling onto the pavement next to stalls selling…

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Burmese lime relish

We are still working through the wonderful limes given to us by a friend. As I was juicing the limes to make lime sorbet this morning, the zesty smell remind me of shauk dhi, a type of citrus found in Burma. I am particularly fond of shauk dhi thote which is a salty, sour and…

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orange lime marmalade

Citrus season is in full swing. This week in our fruit and veg box, there are numerous oranges the size of a grapefruit. They are very sweet, super juicy and perfectly ripe. To use up some of these oranges and the last of the home-grown limes, I made marmalade following Delia Smith’s method (it’s a…

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lemon slice

This is a speedy, super easy lemon slice recipe from BBC Good Food which uses ground rice in the base resulting in a noticeable crunchiness. I have tweaked the recipe a little to suit my taste. I’ve used salted butter and reduced the sugar for both the base and the pudding top to make the…

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This week a generous friend gave us bags full of limes from her garden. They are extremely juicy, tart, yellow limes that have ripen in the Sydney winter sun and collected when fallen off the tree. They are the perfect organic, ripe, unwaxed limes.

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eveleigh market

In search of pork that has been sustainably and humanely raised, Christopher and I finally made it to Eveleigh market this weekend. I have been looking forward to eating pork again as it has been some time since I cooked my two favourite pork dishes: Tamarind Pork and Slow-cooked Pork Belly.

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