Month: June 2015

Hot and sour soup 酸辣湯

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When I first arrived in Australia in late 1980s, I studied full time & worked part time in an upmarket Chinese restaurant serving northern style cuisines. I was always amazed by the beautiful aroma from the hot and sour soup and its interesting taste – hot but not overwhelming, sour with a woody base,  sweet and crunchy, offering so much comfort on a winter’s night.

Hot and sour soup

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Sambal eggs with tamarind sauce

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I am constantly puzzled by the restaurant business – why is it so tough? Some restaurants served such wonderful food but still could not survive.

Many years ago I found this tiny Indonesian restaurant at Bondi that cooked he most amazing sambal eggs; however it closed down after a year of trading.  Nowadays I make my own sambal eggs with a lighter style – more of a modern Malaysian than Indonesian.This dish is so tasty – sweet, sour, spicy, salty and nutty. The sambal salsa is enhanced by a tamarind sauce, which is also called the ‘son in law’.

Sambal eggs with tamarind sauce

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