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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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? 

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

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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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Slow cooked Chinese Malaysian beef flank (Ngau Lam) with Noodles and Stir Fried Vegetables Recipe

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There’s nothing more satisfying than coming home from a long day at work and having a hearty meal that reminds you of home. This is one of go-to-low-effort recipes that I absolutely love and a signature that you can get in my hometown on Kota Kinabalu.

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

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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.