Month: March 2016

Braised pork belly

Braised Pork Belly in Fermented Tofu

Hello everyone, it’s been awhile since my last update in Burp! These past few days have been crazy crazy crazy – not the bad crazy but the super duper good kinda crazy! Wanna know where I am? Follow my exciting foodie journey on instagram. Before I left,  I made a comforting and delicious pork dish, since weather has been such a chiller in Melbourne.  If you’re a fan of pulled pork, then you will love this braised pork dish.  Don’t be put off by the ingredient fermented tofu – it’s normally used as a flavouring agent to make Chinese dishes. This ingredient is commonly found in Asian Grocers and they come in bottled jars where several cubes of tofu are placed and covered in flavoured brine.  The tofus are then left to brine for several days to weeks.  Its flavour is very intense, normally salty with a mild sweetness.  Just a small cube of tofu is sufficient to flavour the dish. Very comforting on a cold winter’s night. Best eaten with a bowl of hot steamed jasmine rice. Grab a fork and dig in with family …

wonton in chilli broth

Steamed Wontons in Chilli Broth

Chicken. Pork. Seafood. Vegetarian. Steamed. Fried. Boiled. Juicy. Spicy. Slippery. Crispy. Tender. Aromatic. Soupy. … and they come in all shapes and sizes. These are just some of the words that come to mind when you think of wontons. It doesn’t matter if the wontons are steamed, fried or boiled, the key to won-ton of goodness comes from its dressing that brings out its contrasting flavour.  Ranging from the intensely aromatic spicy roasted chilli oil to sourish ginger vinegar sauce to just a simple sweet salty soy sauce, these small parcels most certainly do not disappoint! If spicy is not your cuppa, then try out these non spicy dumplings like the Prosperity seafood dumplings, Classic pork gyoza, Pork & prawn wonton soup or Chicken dumplings with vinegar dressing. After all, there’s really no such thing as sick of too many dumplings 🙂 Steamed Wontons in Chilli Broth (adapted from Jeremy Pang’s Chinese Unchopped)  Makes 20 wontons Ingredients: 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 1 scallion, finely chopped 1 cup of coriander, finely chopped plus extra to garnish 10 chinese chives, finely chopped 5 dried …

Free Wines when Dine – Not Joking!

If you love to wine and dine.  This is perfect for you. Free-wines is a world-first free app that offers members a free bottle of award winning wine, when a minimum amount is spent on dining in participating restaurants around Australia.  The program was launched in August 2015 and is available for download via Apple and Android devices.  All these privileges would not have been possible if not for Zenith Wine Agencies – one of Australia’s top wine distributors. Burp! was invited to experience the Free Wines App recently.  I was very impressed with the simplicity and ease of use of this app – so much so that it doesn’t take a genius to figure that out. I brought this app to a test at participating restaurant Bistro-K in Melbourne. Step 1 – Select your restaurant and make your dinner appointment Step 2 – At the restaurant, simply press “order your free wine” button Step 3 – Select your wine option and show the waiter.  Press order button. Voila! Easy and fuss-free.  Just how I like it. Once the wine option was used …