Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Pulled Pork, Two Ways

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Thought I'd start the new year with something exciting, but I haven't actually made anything exciting lately so I'm posting these lazy pulled pork recipes instead to reflect my laziness as of late.

You can probably tell from the fact that my first post of 2015 comes a whole 27 days into the new year (:

January is usually my laziest month of the year, especially having just come back from holidays a couple of weeks back and being plunged back into normal life. Thank goodness it's still holidays!

Pulled pork is something I've always wanted to make, but given the time it takes to cooked pulled pork, I've shyed away from it (slow cooking isn't really my thing). That is, until I had the idea of cooking the leftover pork from my mum's Asian soups in the sauce to cut the cooking time down to around 5 minutes! The result is amazing- nice soft pork in sweet BBQ sauce. I can't say it's exactly the same as the real stuff, but it's pretty damn close!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Dry Wonton Mee

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I've had a habit of being posting about my holidays notoriously late- often months and months after the trip, by which time I've mostly forgotten about details of the trip itself. This year, I've been meaning to post about my trip to Kuala Lumpur at the beginning of this year, but the (literally) thousands of photos to sort through, edit and then write about was such a big task that I'd always delay doing it, working on more recent bakes and eats instead.

I've still yet to pick all the photos I want to edit, much less edit them so it's probably never really going to happen, but it was an amazing trip- plenty of great cheap food everywhere I went!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Ippudo, Central Park

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With the recent hot weather, a ramen store would probably be one of the last places you’d expect to find me. But I’m not the only mad one- there’s plenty of diners also at Ippdo Ramen restaurant at Central Park!

I’ve heard many great things about Ippudo, especially when it just opened in Westfield’s Sydney just under two years ago. Much was said about the crazy long lines and the great ramen, and the one time I managed to make my way over to have a look, I was too hungry to wait in the line. The lines have died down by now, but they’ve also opened a second branch in Central Park which is much closer to uni for me!



So what’s the hype? I’m told that Ippudo’s noodles have won multiple awards in Japan, with its founder winning the title of ‘Ramen King’ after winning the ‘Ramen King Championship’- a Japanese TV show, similar to Iron Chef but for ramen only. Though I can’t say how the Australian version compares to the Japanese one, they do take their ramen very seriously, with their own noodle factory supplying the restaurants daily with freshly made noodles and gyoza. Fun fact: the thickness of their noodles are made depending on the temperature of the day!

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