The Foodie Experience by Cook In and Food And Puns


This August, Cook In will be bringing to you the ULTIMATE FOODIE EXPERIENCE… Together with culinary buddy Food and Puns, an intimate Winter dining experience will be presented in a chic Carlton apartment location paired with a menu of beautifully home-cooked food to match. Brought to you by Tish Tambakau from Cook In and Juan… 

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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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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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Sticky Pear Caramel and Vanilla cake with Toasted Almonds and Vanilla Honey custard Recipe

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I am not going to lie, I am not much of a baker – period. In fact, the only real desert recipe that I can claim to be a signature dish of mine is my sticky date pudding. And that’s not even a cake!

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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