Mushrooms, waterblommetjies and chorizo: local ingredients make up a delicious pasta dish with an Asian twist.
South Africa has been my home since my family moved here when I was three, but my fondness for Asian cuisine is deeply etched into my palate. However, I find that being Taiwanese has exposed me to a diverse range of flavours, so I consider myself very lucky to have experienced so much. I am a copywriter, roller derby skater, social media dabbler and patisserie-lover, and I combine my passion for food and writing by blogging at www.butterfingers.co.za.Follow @Wolverming
If you’ve been following my roller derby adventures, you’ll know that I’ve been playing this full-contact women’s sport for just under two years and what started as a hobby has now become an obsession. You might have heard about it, you might have seen an episode of something featuring it, but it’s still something relatively… Read more »
How to make zhongzi, a gluten-free glutinous rice cake a dish traditionally eaten during the Dragon Boat Festival (Duanwu Festival 端午節) period.
Like generic pancakes, the recipe is simple and extremely easy to make: but the soft cake-like dough, contrasted by the crunchy brown sugar and toasted ground peanuts, is something special.
The Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as Full Moon Festival, usually occurs over late September or early October. Traditionally, we eat moon cakes and pomelo after a family dinner.
I recently joined The Soup Club at my new company. The club is only active during winter and once a week, one member brings a soup to work, enough for the whole club to enjoy. I decided to make a Chinese cream corn soup.
Chinese 5-Spices provides a myriad of flavour bursts and can be found in a wide variety of dishes in Asia. The five different spices consist of cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed, Sichuan pepper and star anise.
Sweet douhua is Asia’s equivalent of panacotta, but is a gluten-free, vegan-friendly pudding.
Margaritas Seafood and Steak Restaurant is one of Bloemfontein’s best restaurants. Try it out next time you’re visiting the city.
How to make the perfect winter sautéed sliced lamb and spinach dish using Chinese BBQ sauce.