• Zhajiang Mian (AKA Chinese Spag Bol)

    This is one of the dishes I HAVE to order whenever Mr Black and I go for dumplings in Ashfield. The noodles are chewy, the pork mince fragrant and rich, and the cucumber – even though I usually detest it – offers the perfect coolness and crunch in contrast. It’s also dead simple to make at home, bonus! Continue reading

  • My fried rice

    Rice has always been my favourite staple. As an accompaniment to soak up delicious sauces or even just on its own, plain steamed rice is my comfort food.

    So you may find it odd that growing up I never had fried rice; we just didn’t cook it in our house. As an adult however, I have found that making fried rice is the best way to use up leftovers, especially when you have nothing but the basics: eggs, onion, ginger, garlic, sauces, etc. Continue reading