Foolproof Japanese Cheesecake

Foolproof Japanese Cheescake

Japanese cheesecake is a mildly flavoured, light style of cheesecake, and this Foolproof Cheesecake recipe from Harumi’s Japanese Kitchen is straightforward and easy to follow. Our reviewer Jack recommends serving it alongside a citrussy curd to add some oomph to the soft and gently flavour of the cheesecake. Read Jack’s full review of Harumi’s Japanese Kitchen, ... Read more »

Indonesian Chicken Nasi Goreng (Nasi Goreng Ayam)

Indonesian Chicken Nasi Goreng

Nasi goreng (which translates to fried rice in Indonesian and Malay) is one of my all time favourites, a real comfort dish of fried rice with a mix of meat, vegetables and seasonings. This chicken nasi goreng recipe from Lara Lee’s Indonesian cookbook, Coconut & Sambal, combines rice, chicken and green beans with aromatic garlic, ... Read more »

No Sushi Recipe | Sticky Toffee Pudding & White Miso Butterscotch Sauce

Sticky Toffee Pudding & White Miso Butterscotch Sauce by Andrew Kojima

We recently reviewed Andrew Kojima’s cookbook No Sushi which reflects his personal journey to becoming a restaurateur, and launching Koj Cheltenham. One of his signature dishes, and extremely popular with customers, is his sticky toffee pudding with white miso butterscotch sauce. We are delighted to share the recipe with you for this delicious dessert. This ... Read more »

Thai Recipe | Kai Pa Lo (Braised Pork, Eggs and Kale)

Kai Pa Lo (Braised Pork, Eggs and Kale) - a delicious Thai dish, recipe from Kay Plunkett-Hogge's cookbook, Baan: Recipes and Stories from my Thai Home

Since our three week holiday in Thailand last year, we’ve really had a hankering for Thai food. That’s why we’re so excited about Baan: Recipes and Stories from my Thai Home by Kay Plunkett-Hogge. Read my review of the book here. With permission from publisher Pavilion Books, we are pleased to share three fabulous recipes from the book, ... Read more »

Okinawan-Style Sesame Donuts | サーターアンダギー

Okinawan-style Sesame Donuts from Japan: The Cookbook by Nancy Singleton Hachisu

If you want to get to the heart of Japanese home cooking, you will appreciate Phaidon’s most recent Country Cookbook, Japan: The Cookbook by Nancy Singleton Hachisu. This hefty collection of over 400 recipes showcases the breadth of Japanese home-cooking today, and is a great reference book for any cook keen on the cuisine. Read my ... Read more »

Making Homemade Kaya in a Sous Vide Water Bath

“If you like coconut, you will probably like kaya. Kaya is one of those foods that makes you close your eyes, feel content and be thankful that life is very beautiful.” Kaya is a sweet, thick coconut spread that is popular in Malaysia and Singapore. Thickened with egg, velvety smooth and brown, Kaya has something ... Read more »

French Toast Waffles & Home Made Kaya | A Tribute to Hong Kong’s Cha Chaan Teng Cafes

Our visit to Hong Kong earlier this year reminded me of the delights of French Toast aka ‘eggy bread’. I particularly loved it slathered in melted butter, condensed milk and kaya (often translated as coconut jam). A staple of the cha chaan teng (Hong Kong style café) menu, the French toast is virtually deep fried ... Read more »