Monash Cook-Off #10: Strawberry Macarons

Written by: Zoe Yap Featuring: Teng Sin Hui You may know the macaron as one of France’s many treasured desserts-  elegant, button-shaped treats that vary in color and taste. The word rolls delicately off your tongue, a prelude for what’s to come next. With a pillowy shell, it dissolves away into a rush of sweetness…

Monash Cook-Off #9: Tom Yum Goong

Written by: Cheah Wei Shang Edited by: Chua Jia Ying Starring: Wesley Chung Sheng Zhi And that’s one recipe, see you next week! (Found a loophole) Ready to salivate? Tom yam has its roots in Thailand, and there’s no exaggeration when saying that it’s one of the most iconic and even legendary flavours of Southeast…

Monash Cook-Off #8: Shakshuka

Written by: Patricia In Wan Ting Featuring: Wan Poh Yee Is it tomato soup? Some egg dish? What is it? I must have it in my mouth.  Shakshuka – pronounced like it’s spelt This dish is called Shakshuka. Shakshuka literally means ‘a mixture’, and traditional versions of this dish use tomatoes, onions and spices as…

Monash Cook-Off #5: Brownie Ice Cream Cake

Written by: Christie Kitlam Wong Featuring: Mariam Zaidi Ah cakes, the one true constant in life, a food that even the lactose intolerant will risk his/her bowels for. Fun fact: the brownie was named for its colour. I know! Anyway, brownies are bars of chocolate-y cake-but-not-a-cake that you see in those American shows. Honestly, this…

Monash Cook-Off #3: Sambal Matah Fried Chicken

Written by: Patricia In Wan Ting Featuring: Tantya Putri Milenia This mouth-watering dish has a name: ‘Sambal Matah Fried Chicken’.   It goes without saying that self-isolation has had some surprising spillover effects, notably people exploring their culinary sides. Tantya, who has been pushed to the kitchen during the lockdown, is no exception.  Originally from Bali,…

Monash Cook-Off #2: Good Ol’ Doughnuts

Written and edited by: Chua Jia Ying & Cheah Wei Shang Featuring: Pui Yee Source Ah, doughnuts. Most of us are familiar with these round confectionaries, always glazed to perfection and will never seem to fail to satisfy our sweet tooth. Pui Yee’s usual remedy for her particular malady is Krispy Kreme. Yet our current…

Monash Cook-Off #1: Salmon Rice Bowl

Written and edited by: Chua Jia Ying & Cheah Wei Shang Featuring: Kai Loon With one extension after another, it’s no doubt that the Movement Control Order that has been in place since the 18th of March has got us feeling out of touch with reality. “Boring, very boring,” as Kai Loon would describe it….