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”

ATOTB Kitchen Update: September Recipes

We’ve had a few crazy busy weeks of recipe development here at A Tale of Two Bougies Kitchen HQ. This past week has seen us committing to stepping outside our usual (very Asian-themed) box, and playing with flavours and techniques that are a little more unfamiliar and less frequently used in our kitchen. We’ve alsoContinue reading “ATOTB Kitchen Update: September Recipes”

FORBIDDEN FRUIT: BAKED APPLE, SPICED BRÛLÉE CUSTARD + OLIVE OIL CRUMBLE

BAKED APPLE, SPICED BRÛLÉE CUSTARD + OLIVE OIL CRUMBLE RECIPE

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”

Lucky Laksa: Chicken + Prawn Laksa Lemak revisited

Over a year ago, I posted my favourite recipe for Chicken + Prawn Laksa Lemak up on the blog, and this past weekend, I was lucky enough to revisit the recipe for a few of my absolute favourites. I was even fortunate enough to have the talented Michael Allen Photography around to take some snaps. Click hereContinue reading “Lucky Laksa: Chicken + Prawn Laksa Lemak revisited”

Pandan Chiffon Cake + Kaya (Coconut Jam) Lamingtons

Posted by Dani (@dani_sunario), Melbourne. Photography by Michael Allen Photography (@michael_allen_rodriguez). ‘STRAYA. MULTICULTURALISM. PARTY. CAKE. MULTICULTURAL PARTY CAKE. Chiffon cake recipe adapted from Poh Ling Yeow’s ‘Poh’s Kitchen’. Kaya Jam recipe adapted from Billy Law’s ‘A Table for Two’. Pandan Chiffon Cake + Kaya (Coconut Jam) Lamingtons Makes 25 For the Cake: 10 egg whitesContinue reading “Pandan Chiffon Cake + Kaya (Coconut Jam) Lamingtons”

Blue Jasmine: Blueberry + Jasmine Tea Creme Tart

Posted by Dani (@dani_sunario), Melbourne. Photography by Michael Allen Photography (@michael_allen_rodriguez). It’s summer. As in, stupidly hot Melbourne summer. Last week was all rainy and humid, and this week we’re back to being all sunny and stifling. It’s disgusting and gross and the weather just really needs to make up it’s mind. The best thingContinue reading “Blue Jasmine: Blueberry + Jasmine Tea Creme Tart”

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”

They see me rollin’, they hatin’: Chorizo + Bacon Sausage Rolls with Fennel + Pomegranate Jam

Posted by Dani (@dani_sunario), Melbourne. Because sausage puns are the absolute wurst, i’m going to quit before I get on a roll and all you readers start hatin’. Here, have a video of a kitten riding a turtle instead: Sausage rolls are one of those quintessentially Australian things. I associate them with the frozen foodContinue reading “They see me rollin’, they hatin’: Chorizo + Bacon Sausage Rolls with Fennel + Pomegranate Jam”

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”