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”

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”

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”

Don’t go bacon my heart: Bacon + Macadamia Brittle

Posted by Dani (@dani_sunario), Melbourne. This brittle is bacon my heart. It will probably also give me diabetes, but I still want to wife it so hard. Look at that glistening bacon. It’s so beautiful, I could cry. Most recipes for candied sugar require corn syrup. Boo, corn syrup. There is always the option ofContinue reading “Don’t go bacon my heart: Bacon + Macadamia Brittle”

Snap, Crackling, Pop! Fennel, Roasted Garlic + Potato Soup with Crackling Pork Belly

Posted by Dani Sunario (@dani_sunario), Melbourne. This dish blew my mind. Not kidding. I made this, got so excited after my first mouthful, yelled out “FUAAAAAA” four times, then went and changed my pants. In that exact order. Oh, Mylanta. The only thing that could’ve enhanced this experience is if  my pork-belly-lovin’-lovers were here withContinue reading “Snap, Crackling, Pop! Fennel, Roasted Garlic + Potato Soup with Crackling Pork Belly”

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”

Twice-cooked Pork Belly with Chilli Caramel, Mung Bean Vermicelli + Apple Salad

Posted by Dani Sunario (@dani_sunario), Melbourne. I like things that are an everyday occurence. It gives me a sense of familiarity. Everyday coffee, everyday napping, everyday touching. Deep fried pork belly is definitely not an everyday dish. Perhaps the salad is, but it is definitely not as fun when it’s ridin’ solo. The combination ofContinue reading “Twice-cooked Pork Belly with Chilli Caramel, Mung Bean Vermicelli + Apple Salad”

Chick it out! Pandan Fried Chicken (PFC)

Posted by Dani (@dani_sunario), Melbourne. Fried chicken is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Who doesn’t love the combination of salty and crunchy every once in a while? I have a friend (who shall remain entirely anonymous) who has been known to wink at the guy in the drive-thru at our local KFC in order toContinue reading “Chick it out! Pandan Fried Chicken (PFC)”

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”