Posts by Charmaine Hon

Spicy Sichuan Peppercorn Chicken Nuggets

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Spicy spicy deep fried chicken is a deep personal favourite of mine, and the reason why I concocted up the base spice mix to begin with.  It’s crispy, spicy, numbing and very (inadvisably) bingeable, and simple to make once you have the spice mix nailed down. Enjoy.   Print Recipe Spicy…

The spicy Sichuan peppercorn mix that keeps on giving

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If spicy, numbing flavours are your cup of tea (or painful guilty pleasure), you’ve come to the right place. This spice mix has become a pantry staple of mine, and it’s easy to make and easy to store. And as an extra bonus, you can chuck it into many things…

Perth’s Penguin Island in photos

Perth is famous for its quokkas on quokka island, a.k.a. Rottnest Island, but did you know that we also have penguins? In fact, we have the tiniest penguin species in the world, aptly known as Little Penguins, and they can be found on *drumroll please* Penguin Island. Penguin Island is…

Roasted tomato and garlic soup

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This is a rich soup made with roasted tomato and garlic as its key ingredients and has a strong, savoury flavour that makes it a satisfying main dish or a flavoursome side dish.

9 ways to be a foodie on the cheap

9 ways to be a foodie on the cheap
Hubby and I have been a single-income household since May this year, and as foodies, that has affected our financial ability to eat at nice places as often as we used to. Naturally, we’ve significantly cut down on what we spend dining out. We’ve also put into place several strategies…

Lee Fah Mee Sarawak Laksa – Instant Rice Vermicelli version

Last weekend, I finally managed to get my hands on the highly recommended Lee Fah Mee Instant Rice Vermicelli – Sarawak Laksa Flavour. Sarawak laksa differs from other laksas in the Malaysia and Singapore region in that the broth is belacan (fermented shrimp)-based instead of curry-based. The stock base is made from chicken…
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