Kitchen Nerdery

Food experiments in an Asian kitchen in Wellington.
Gluten and dairy free Pink Velvet cupcakes. Very happy with the final product, taste yummy too! #glutenfree #dairyfree #cupcakes

Gluten and dairy free Pink Velvet cupcakes. Very happy with the final product, taste yummy too! #glutenfree #dairyfree #cupcakes

Pear and almond tart from “You’re All Invited” by Margot Henderson. It’s become a café favourite and one of my most loved dessert/tea time recipes. #teatime #pastry

Pear and almond tart from “You’re All Invited” by Margot Henderson. It’s become a cafĂ© favourite and one of my most loved dessert/tea time recipes. #teatime #pastry

As a personal challenge I decided to make Ban Chien Kuih (with roasted peanuts, sugar and corn) and Apom Balik (with coconut). It wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. So yummy!!! #malaysianfood #homemade

As a personal challenge I decided to make Ban Chien Kuih (with roasted peanuts, sugar and corn) and Apom Balik (with coconut). It wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. So yummy!!! #malaysianfood #homemade

Claypot rice with lap cheong (Chinese sausage) and mutton bird. The salty and fatty mutton bird makes it perfect for the claypot and is a brilliant substitute for salted fish. So so delicious!! 

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muttonbird

Claypot rice with lap cheong (Chinese sausage) and mutton bird. The salty and fatty mutton bird makes it perfect for the claypot and is a brilliant substitute for salted fish. So so delicious!!

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muttonbird

So cute!!!! Mini cupcakes all ready for Petone Winter Carnival tomorrow. Fingers crossed the weather gets better!! #cupcakes

So cute!!!! Mini cupcakes all ready for Petone Winter Carnival tomorrow. Fingers crossed the weather gets better!! #cupcakes

Bak Kut Teh. The perfect antidote to a chilly winter’s night. Hot, garlicky porky broth, served with fragrant oily rice and simple veggies. Must eat with fresh cut tongue-zinging chillies!

Bak Kut Teh. The perfect antidote to a chilly winter’s night. Hot, garlicky porky broth, served with fragrant oily rice and simple veggies. Must eat with fresh cut tongue-zinging chillies!

Poached pear tart for Christmas lunch. Recipe from “You’re all invited” by Margot Henderson.  #christmas #food #sweets

Poached pear tart for Christmas lunch. Recipe from “You’re all invited” by Margot Henderson. #christmas #food #sweets

Tonight’s dinner - Dan Dan Mian. Inspired by Tampopo. #noodles #ramen

Tonight’s dinner - Dan Dan Mian. Inspired by Tampopo. #noodles #ramen