Tales from the Kitchen #2: Plating Techniques

This week, we’ve continued the excessive cooking at ATOTB Kitchen HQ with a big focus on plating, presentation, and styling. It has been a challenging transition for me, as the style of cooking I am more acquainted with is more rustic in presentation. Though Asian food revolves around textures, big flavour profiles, and colour, the culturalContinue reading “Tales from the Kitchen #2: Plating Techniques”

AR-RIB-A! CRUNCHY SPICED CHICKEN RIBS + SMOKED PAPRIKA AIOLI

It’s nearing that time of year again, when sports are a thing. Like, there are televised finals and stuff. I guess sports are always a thing, but the only sportsgame i’m really familiar with is competitive eating. YEAH, SPORTS! Either way, these ribs are rib-ticklingly good while spectating or competitively participating, or even without any associationContinue reading “AR-RIB-A! CRUNCHY SPICED CHICKEN RIBS + SMOKED PAPRIKA AIOLI”

Bananas for bananas: Salted Caramel Banana Upside-Down Cake

Posted by Dani (@dani_sunario), Melbourne. Photography by Michael Allen Photography (@michael_allen_rodriguez). I developed a love for bananas at an early age. First, there were the trips back to the south east Asian motherland and the decadently sweet lady finger bananas, straight from the plantation, and the Indonesian fried banana treat, ‘goreng pisang’. Then, there wasContinue reading “Bananas for bananas: Salted Caramel Banana Upside-Down Cake”

Quinoa as mustard! Quinoa + Coconut Poached Chicken Salad with Tamarind Dressing

Posted by Dani (@dani_sunario), Melbourne. I’ve been eating a lot of Kraft cheese lately. You know the stuff – squares of plastic cheese, wrapped in another layer of plastic dividing them into a single serve that is only ever satisfying if you eat more than one at a time and/or are supremely inebriated. If we’reContinue reading “Quinoa as mustard! Quinoa + Coconut Poached Chicken Salad with Tamarind Dressing”

Holy Mackerel: Assam Fish + REFRIED CHIPS

Posted by Dani (@dani_sunario), Melbourne. *Note: Aside from the title, I have decided that fish puns cod get out of hand and are a little overkrill (sorryyyyyy), so i’ve decided to stray away from them for the rest of this post before I get lost in a punderamic sea and lose all sense of porpoise,Continue reading “Holy Mackerel: Assam Fish + REFRIED CHIPS”

Breast Friends: Gochujang Poached Chicken, Kimchi Roasted Pears + Potatoes

Posted by Dani (@dani_sunario),Melbourne. Chicken breast has a notorious reputation for being dry and overcooked, and even more so, poached chicken breast gives the image of gross dry, grey meat served with steamed frozen vegies. Double gross. This method of poaching the chicken at 68 degrees for 12 minutes results in super moist meat andContinue reading “Breast Friends: Gochujang Poached Chicken, Kimchi Roasted Pears + Potatoes”

Korean Barbie: Spicy BBQ Ribs + Kimchi Potato Salad

Posted by Tiff (@tiffanyalisonha), Perth.  If there’s something I crave all the time, it’s a Korean barbie. No, not the svelte, impossibly proportioned dancing and singing machines you see on PopAsia on a Sunday morning – the edible kind! The kind where you get together with some mates, grill some deliciously marinated bits ofContinue reading “Korean Barbie: Spicy BBQ Ribs + Kimchi Potato Salad”