Monthly Archives: March 2015

Shredded Chicken and Jellyfish Salad

For those of you that regularly follow this site, you might of wondered what happened to all that wonderful chicken, that was poached to make the Chicken Corn Soup, after all you can’t possible cook a whole chicken and just eat the breast meat? Well you’re quite right, following in from part of the recipe, my mother wouldn’t let me growing up waste such good food, so it was a matter of waste not want not, with the recipe of the week, being a slightly more unusual dish if you’re not used to South East Asian cuisine, shredded chicken and jelly fish salad. Normally jelly fish alone, is fairly neutral in taste, it does however have quite a interesting crunchy texture to it, so a little sesame seed oil and seasoning can go a long way, for this light and tasty salad. As it’s a salad, once you’ve shredded the chicken it’s quite quick to make and perfect as a Summer time dish. So without further ado, read, enjoy and cook.

Texture and spice, goes down quite nice


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Chicken Corn Soup

One of the main staples that I’ve never seen anyone refuse, is chicken corn soup. Such a simple home cooked dish, yet so savoury and filling at the same time. Growing up as a kid, we were always happy when mum made us a pot full for us, I’m pretty sure, I couldn’t resist just having the one bowl. It wasn’t until I was a little older that I realised just how simple it was to make, yet it’s still just as rewarding to make, let alone eat. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I enjoy eating it.

Soup is Good Food

Soup is Good Food


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Wonton Noodle soup

Steaming, savoury and delicious.  A hot bowl of steaming wonton noodle soup, is both comforting and satisfying to me, whether at a restaurant or at home, it’s always a welcome addition where I’d hardly say no.  Growing up in my family, my mother is a fantastic cook, where we’d never spend a day going hungry, especially as we had deep freezers, where you’d be guaranteed a treasure trove of many delights.  Those treasure troves of edible bounty didn’t top themselves up however and I’ve spent many weekend hours with my family, separating pastry, basting, folding and chatting away, not to mention the all-so-important Quality Assurance role I was always happy to provide, of taste testing these morsels.

Bite sized goodness in a bowl

Bite sized goodness in a bowl


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Babaji – Soho – London

For those of you that are London based and like to follow the food scene, it’s virtually impossible not to have come across one of Alan Yau’s restaurants, the former founder of Wagamama’s and for a more upmarket spin on Modern Asian cuisine Hakkasan and Yauatcha.  Where previously he’d sold off his shares in the brands he’d established, Alan was no stranger to diversifying his cullinary interests, such as the Milanese inspired bakery, Princi‘s.  Adding to his establishments, is the recently opened in December modern Turkish inspired cafe/restaurant Babaji Pide, on the corner of Shaftesbury Avenue and Wardour Street, a high profile location in Soho.

Babaji

Babaji Pide

Tea or Coffee Anyone?

Tea or Coffee Anyone?


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