Kimchi Jjigae (Kimchi Stew)

This Kimchi Jjigae is comforting and nourishing, and super easy to make! Make this Kimchi Stew at home with this easy recipe with step-by-step photos.

kimchi jjigae in black cast iron pot

Kimchi Jjigae

If there is a dish that defines my early days as a fresh-faced lawyer in Brisbane, this Kimchi Jjigae would be it. After long days of drafting affidavits, court hearings, mediations and other thrilling adventures, I always looked forward to grabbing dinner in town with my girlfriends.

One of our favourite haunts was a Korean restaurant near my office, and if we weren’t ordering a Budae Jjigae to share, I always relished a serve of this Kimchi Jjigae. To me, it was pure comfort food in a bowl.



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Homemade Chilli Oil

A quick and delicious Chinese-style Chilli Oil with crispy chilli pieces to season your favourite Asian dishes. The oil is flavoured with Sichuan peppercorns, star anise, green cardamom and cinnamon for the perfect combination of spices.

chilli oil in glass jars

Chilli Oil

A staple condiment in our kitchen is a Chinese-style Chilli Oil. I use it in a multitude of recipes (like my Steamed Tofu with Soy & Chillies), as well as in dipping sauces or to just simply drizzle over certain dishes which need a touch of glossy heat or some crispy chilli flakes. In fact, I use this chilli oil in almost everything!



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Vietnamese Fried Chicken Wings

A delicious recipe for Vietnamese Fried Chicken Wings. The chicken wings are marinated in fish sauce and then fried to crispy perfection, served with a sweet and sticky mouthwatering dipping sauce.

crispy chicken wings with fish sauce in bowl with salad

Vietnamese Fried Chicken

My mother used to cook a lot with chicken wings when I was younger. I’m not sure if it was just because they were cheap, or if she merely enjoyed cooking them. I certainly enjoyed eating them. She would sometimes make soups and broths using just chicken wings, but often she would marinate them in lemongrass, chilli and garlic before grilling them until they were bronzed and crispy. Just how I would like them.



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Black Pepper Chicken

Hot and spicy Black Pepper Chicken! Make this Chinese restaurant classic in less than 30 minutes!

black pepper chicken in skillet

Black Pepper Chicken

If you like your food hot and spicy, you will love this Black Pepper Chicken. This classic Chinese restaurant dish hits all of the right notes with fresh flavours and, as a bonus, you can make it in less than 30 minutes!



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Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken with Vermicelli Noodle Salad

A healthy and delicious Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken with Vermicelli Noodle Salad (Bun Ga Nuong), full of fresh and bold flavours. The chicken is marinated in a classic Vietnamese marinade and served grilled over a bed of vermicelli noodles, salad, fresh herbs and a traditional Vietnamese dipping sauce (nuoc cham).

bowl with lemongrass chicken sliced with a noodle salad with a bowl of nuoc cham dipping sauce

Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken

If I could only eat one dish throughout the summer, it would have to be my mother’s Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken with Vermicelli Noodle Salad.

Growing up in Queensland, Australia, where the weather is pretty much warm and sunny all year round, salads featured prominently on the dinner menu in our home. And noodle salads in particular were popular because, as a child, the only thing you could count on me eating was noodles.



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Sticky Honey Soy Chicken with Pineapple Cucumber Salad

This Sticky Honey Soy Chicken takes a few minutes to prepare for a delicious and no-fuss weeknight meal, and is perfect served with a refreshing Pineapple Cucumber Salad.

sticky honey soy chicken drumsticks on white plate

Honey Soy Chicken

If time is short and you need to get dinner on the table in a hurry, this recipe for Honey Soy Chicken is a winner. The caramelised and sticky chicken is full of flavour, and the best part is that you do not need to marinate the chicken beforehand!



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