The Launch of Isobar’s Cook In – Duck Fat Toastie Day

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I spent some time over the Christmas break digging deep into the crux of what Cook In means to me. The inception of this blog started with an idea to create a hub where I could share all this knowledge in my head that I’ve picked up through the course of learning how to cook. It was also… 

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Chocolate Mud Cake Recipe


Everyone loves a good chocolate cake and this one in particular is a new recipe that I am adding to my ‘favourites’ list. Chocolate mud cake is one of those things that can easily go either way – is it too sweet? is it too dense? is it too rich that I can’t take more… 

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Quick and Easy Healthy Chicken Pot Pie Recipe (No cream included)

Quick and Easy Healthy Chicken Pot Pie Recipe (No cream included)

Chicken pot pie is one of those dishes that reminds me of home. Not only because it’s comfort food but it also brings me back to my memories of a childhood when my mum brought us to Dome restaurant to devour in delicious pot pies. But this recipe in particular is inspired by What’s in my fridge? 

Thai Noodle Salad with Grilled Lemongrass and Ginger Prawns Recipe


One of my favourite South East Asian dishes to eat on a hot boiling day is a cooling noodle salad – Light, tangy and flavourful. This recipe transports me back to home, where both Malaysian and Thailand influences are shared in the one dish. Imagine sitting on deck chairs, by a beach somewhere, your cold… 

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Seafood (Crispy Fish, Calamari, Prawns) and Vegetable Malaysian Stir Fry


There’s something about the stir-fry that seems to daunt a lot of people. It’s something that’s ingrained in my body and presented in my culture for generations, so perhaps I’m being a little oblivious to those who haven’t had the same upbringing! To me though, stir fry is all about the large wok-fire and the… 

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Raw Greens Salad with Barley, Steamed Chicken and Hainanese Dressing Recipe

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I’ve clearly been away for a while and my blog has been on hiatus! But I have a fair good reason… As Winter season kicked in July, I was off enjoying the beautiful snow in New Zealand as well as our very own local mountain, Mt. Buller. Not only did I have a blast but… 

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Japanese Chawanmushi (Savoury Egg Custard) Recipe


Chawanmushi (茶碗蒸し,Chawanmushi, literally “tea cup steam” or “steamed in a tea bowl”) is an egg custard dish found in Japan that uses the seeds of ginkgo. Unlike many other custards, it is usually eaten as a dish in a meal.