Food & Travel

lunch at burman kitchen in granville

Burman Kitchen

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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burmese food at feel 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-style lime relish

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 and lime marmalade

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

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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lime curd

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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organic pork at eveleigh market

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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burmese paratha | htut thayar palata

I had an email from Michelle who wanted a recipe for Burmese paratha. It has been some time since I made them and immediately reminded me of our trip to Rangoon in 2004 where we spent one morning watching the paratha being made for our breakfast.

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banana jam

banana jam

Bananas are a staple in our weekly fruit bag. This week I’ve allowed them to fully ripen in anticipation of making banana jam. Normally bananas or jams are not something I get excited about but I have been thinking about this recipe for several weeks.

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penang-style stir-fried noodles | char kway teow

The autumnal weather in Sydney makes me long for the endless humid days of Asia. Flicking through the photographs we took in Malaysia last year, Christopher and I reminisce about all the fabulous food we ate there. It inspires us to walk down to Paddy’s market despite dark looming clouds and pick up a few ingredients for lunch.

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