BBQ Pulled King Oyster Mushrooms

Yes, I love pulled pork. No I am not ashamed. But in an effort to reduce my carbon footprint I am trying to eat vegetarian or vegan meals at once a day for lunch or dinner. Breakfast is always vegetarian or vegan on week days, so I’m trying to make an additional effort to reduce…

Hawaiian Garlic Prawns

Prawns are an incredible ingredient to play with. A lot of the fish markets here in Hong Kong have fresh prawns, but they can sometimes be quite small, which makes them harder to prepare for some dishes. There are some ingredients markets that also sell fresh huge jumbo prawns. Usually, though, I will buy frozen…

Sour Cream Cinnamon Cake

There’s a bit of a trend with cinnamon going on at the moment, but I love cinnamon, so I’m not complaining. Before I start this post, full transparency: this cake was made at the beginning of April at 4am before the Hong Kong Rugby 7s weekend, so it’s not a new recipe that I can…

Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts

It’s hard for me to describe what I like about doughnuts. I mean, we all know I have a sweet tooth, but I’m quite fussy when it comes to doughnuts. I used to love Krispy Kreme cake-style doughnuts, but over the years they’ve become too sweet for me. I much prefer a simple glazed or…

Beetroot Falafel

Pita bread, yoghurt and delicious filling of some kind. I mean, it’s a pretty amazing meal in itself. I do love a kebab every now and then, or a falafel. Or… beetroot falafel. Beetroot is an incredible vegetable, so diverse, but I know not every one is keen on it. It has an earthy flavour…

Barbecue Cajun-spiced Barramundi with Mango Salsa

Ask and you shall receive. I hosted an Instagram poll on my Jena’s Tiny Kitchen instagram account on whether people wanted to see this recipe on the blog. As of writing it had a 100% “yes” response, even if that 100% consists of only 8 people. I had so much fun with this recipe because…

Macadamia-Crusted Chicken Tenders

If you’ve watched season 3 of Queer Eye (the re-vamped Netflix version of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) then you know where the inspiration for this dish comes from. If you haven’t watched it, and you like watching people get their houses, wardrobes, and lives given new life by five gay men, then you…

Easter Egg Chocolate Pie

You deserve so much more than I’ve been able to give over the past six weeks, and I really appreciate the fact that nobody has messaged me angrily demanding more recipes and blog posts. Most of you know that the hiatus has been to focus on my PGCE work, since weekdays were spent teaching and…

Toblerone Cheesecake Bars

The past few weeks have been hectic, with various social events, teaching practice, work, and general self-care all taking over my timetable. On the rare occasion when I do have some downtime, I’ve been switching my brain off and watching shows on Netflix that don’t require much thinking (e.g. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt). It means that…

Mushroom Miso Noodle Soup

I never used to like miso soup. I was never a fan of tofu either (except Mapo Tofu). But I’ve changed my taste, clearly. Having learned that as long as tofu is prepared properly (i.e. most of the water is pressed out of it) it tastes good, I’ve been happy to include tofu in my…

Orange Duck with Port

It’s not often that I cook with duck, despite it featuring in a recipe post over the summer (thanks to my mum). But when I saw duck breast at Bones and Blades, I just had to get some. It’s an expensive cut of meat, and so it really was a treat to try out this…

Salted Caramel Brownies

There are days when I am at home and I really want to bake, but I don’t want to make anything too time-consuming. There are also days when I want to spend hours in the kitchen experimenting and putting a lot of effort into producing something spectacular. This recipe came about because I had some…