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strawberries and cream

Strawberries & Cream with Wonton Crisps

Hi everyone, I hope you had a wonderful weekend so far! Weekends are so precious, don’t you think so? For today, let’s talk leftovers. Hmmm, this is the part I always NOT like to have, especially for things that are “once opened, must be used within the next 5 days” and blah blah blah, says the wording on the packaging.  Take wonton wrappers for example – the smallest packet comes in like a hundred pieces and while I adore wontons, making a hundred of them at one time is not what I would do for just a family of 3 🙂 Why don’t they come in smaller packaging? But wait, interestingly, these wonton wrappers are so versatile that you can eat them as savory or sweet.  To eat as snack – simply slather with melted butter, sprinkle with icing sugar and bake them till golden brown and crispy.  Voila, you have an easy peasy snack and it tastes bloody good too 🙂  And that solves the mystery of what to do with leftover wonton wrappers.  So, remember, don’t throw them away! Secondly, if you want …

mango and sweet sticky rice

Mango and Sweet Coconut Sticky Rice

I love the farmers’ markets – to see, touch and smell all that seasonal fresh produce by our Australian producers is a great experience.  Most of the time, I’ll come back with more produce than what I had planned for 🙂  During my recent visit to the farmers’ market, guess what I came back with? One of the pleasures of being a home cook is that there is no limit to what you can cook with fresh seasonal produce.  So, with my freshly bought mangoes, I decided to bring Thailand home with one of the most iconic Thai sweet desserts that my family have always loved and enjoyed. “Who would have thought that sweet mangoes are perfect match made in heaven with savoury glutinous rice?  That, of course, came from the brilliant minds of food-loving Thais.”  You and I know that it is easy to make this dessert.  Mango, glutinous rice, coconut cream are basically the 3 main ingredients you need.  Because there are so few ingredients, quality of course, cannot be compromised.  You’ll need to get your hands on the sweetest …

Sweet sour mango slices

Sweet Sour Mango Slices. Oh, so addictive!

Hi everyone, I’m back, after a short break from the Burp! kitchen.  Oh and not forgetting, a big big Happy 2015 to everyone. My trip back to Malaysia was not just fulfilling to my soul and tummy – but also my luggage 🙂 You won’t believe the amount of goodies I got from Malaysia – 40 cookbooks, 2 full bags of baking tools and some super quality dried food – not too bad aye?  2015 will be an exciting year and I’m looking forward to spend more quality time in the kitchen and share all the wonderful experiences with you. It’s summertime and that translates to many good things but one of them is very obvious and that’s the arrival of mangoes! I heart heart heart mangoes.  There’s just so much flavourful things you can create with them – Eat them as it is, make them into desserts like mango pudding, sauce them with chicken or pork or simply pickle them. “These mangoes pickling should be called Vampire Pickled Mangoes – because the first bite gives you such a vampirish …