Quorn Larb

A recipe from Kat – Surry Hills Larb (also laab, larp or laap) is a type of minced meat salad that is regarded as the national dish of Laos….. Its a dish I love . I usually use either chicken or pork mince and fish sauce…. But now I’ve adapted the recipe using Quorn and…

Hot and Sour Soup

A recipe from Kat – Surry Hills 1 vegetable stock cube 1 1/2 tbsp. peeled and grated ginger 2 red chillies finely chopped 1 tsp. Shaoshing rice wine (or dry sherry) 2 tbsps. dark soy 25g dried mushrooms (Chinese wood ear if you can get them) – Soak these in boiling water for 20 minutes,…

Sambal Oelek

A recipe from Kat – Surry Hills If you don’t want to buy a jar of sambal oelek you can quite easily make your own. This is my take – I have seen many recipes which add sugar, lemon grass, ginger etc but I usually use this as part of a main recipe rather than…

Balinese Chicken Curry

A recipe from Kat – Surry Hills I love this curry – The flavour develops beautifully with each mouthful….. Starting off slightly sweet and then a slow rise in heat….. Take the time to make a really smooth spice paste and make sure you allow it time to cook out the raw flavour of the…

Sesame green beans

A recipe from Kat – Surry Hills I love beans… Particularly when they still have a bit of crunch to them. This is a Chinese inspired dish which is tasty, veggie and very simple to make. Ingredients 200g green beans, topped and tailed 2 tsps. sesame seeds Dressing – 1 clove garlic, crushed 2 tbsps….

Sichuan chilli tomato tofu

A recipe from Kat – Surry Hills This is my vegetarian adaptation of a Chinese classic. Ingredients 1 tbsp. groundnut oil 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 red chilli, chopped 1 tbsp. Sichuan peppercorns 1 tbsp. chilli bean paste (check the label to make sure its veggie) 400g extra firm tofu or fried tofu (not the…

Aromatic fried tofu

I often buy bags of fried tofu and the following recipe gives the tofu a lovely flavour – Its a nice, simple dish which is great served alongside other Chinese dishes as part of a banquet. Ingredients 1 bag of fried tofu 4 tbsps. cornflour 600ml groundnut oil Marinade – 3 cloves of garlic, crushed…