Kimchi Pancake

Ingredients Olive oil for frying Pancake: 1/2 cup Diced Kimchi 1/4 Kimchi juice 1/4 White Onion, finely diced Handful Finely sliced spring onions 1 tsp Sugar 1 tsp Salt 1/4 cup Water 1/4 cup Plain Flour Dipping Sauce: 2 Tbsp Soy Sauce 2 Tbsp Sesame Oil 2 Tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar 1-2 tsp Granulated Sugar … More Kimchi Pancake

Hasselback Potatoes

This Christmas marks 1 year since ‘I Cook Coz Cocaine Is Illegal’ has gone LIVE!! And it’s been a blessing to me to have this medium to release my recipes to friends, family and everyone else following around the world. Who knew people actually would be interested in what this brown girl was cooking and … More Hasselback Potatoes

Zaru Soba & Mentsuyu Dipping Sauce with Miso Chicken

I still remember my expression when I first discovered ‘Cold Soba Noodles’ on the menu of my favourite Japanese restaurant, Yuki (Willeton, Perth). I was kinda squirmish at the thought of eating cold noodles – cold slippery long worms sliding down my throat….eckkkk!!! But, as I always say, try everything once….. The cold soba noodles … More Zaru Soba & Mentsuyu Dipping Sauce with Miso Chicken

Yaki Soba

I first learnt about Yaki Soba was when my husband came to me and said he just watched an anime that showed this amazing hot dog type bun stuffed with noodles and the dish was called Yaki Soba Pan. Initially, I thought that was the most bizarre combination, not to mention its basically carb-on-carb. We … More Yaki Soba

Gado Gado

Not ever being pregnant but, having crazy food cravings like a woman with child is one of my best skills. I have already been warned by my dear husband, that if I even think I can request any crazy food cravings when I do get pregnant – its not happening. I’ve apparently cashed them ALL … More Gado Gado

Golden Potatoes 

Potato-potato! A potato side dish is a necessary to any western meal. Roast potatoes is staple side dish in our household. This is one of my favourite quick recipes particularly because it’s that convenient to throw together. I have little trick of mine I will share in this recipe to achieve crispy golden seasoned skin … More Golden Potatoes 


As you remember from my last Middle Eastern cooking attempt cooking the Lubieh, I get alittle nervous cooking these dishes as I don’t like to disappoint husband when he gets excited that I’m trialing a dish he had eaten growing up. My mother in law and her sister both gave me recipes how they would make … More Mujadara