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I have this slight obsession on how many different desserts I could add green tea to. I haven’t come close to what I want to achieve yet, slowly but surely I’ll be finally satisfied! I found this recipe from Anncoo Journal for a lovely green tea (matcha) milk pudding, it isn’t as heavy or rich as a panna cotta would be since it doesn’t use cream and I recommend using full cream milk instead of a low fat option just because it kinda needs that slight richness to it.

Green Tea Pudding (from Anncoo Journal)
Serves: 3-4 people
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Passive Time: at least 2-3 hrs

Ingredients
2 1/2 tsp Green Tea Powder
40g Sugar
300ml Milk
2 1/4 tsp Gelatin Powder
2 tbsp Water
Cooked Sweet Red Beans (Optional)

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Method
1. Add the water to a small bowl, and then add in the gelatin powder and allow it to soak.

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2. In a small saucespan, add the milk, sugar and green tea powder and cook under medium heat until almost to the boil.

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3. Lower the heat, and then add in the soaked gelatin and mix until the gelatin has completely dissolved then remove from heat.

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4. Strain the mixture if necessary and then pour into moulds and allow to cool. Place in the refrigerator to set for a few hours before serving. Optional: Serve with cooked sweet red beans.

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Light, refreshing green tea pudding!
Prep Time
5minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20minutes 2-3hours
Prep Time
5minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20minutes 2-3hours
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Light, refreshing green tea pudding!
Prep Time
5minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20minutes 2-3hours
Prep Time
5minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20minutes 2-3hours
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2tsp Green Tea Powder
  • 40g Sugar
  • 300ml Milk
  • 2 1/4tsp Gelatin Powder
  • 2tbsp Water
  • Cooked Sweet Red BeansOptional
Servings: people
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Instructions
  1. Add the water to a small bowl, and then add in the gelatin powder and allow it to soak.
  2. In a small saucespan, add the milk, sugar and green tea powder and cook under medium heat until almost to the boil.
  3. Lower the heat, and then add in the soaked gelatin and mix until the gelatin has completely dissolved then remove from heat.
  4. Strain the mixture if necessary and then pour into moulds and allow to cool. Place in the refrigerator to set for a few hours before serving. Optional: Serve with cooked sweet red beans.
Recipe Notes

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  • Add in more green tea powder if you prefer your pudding to be a bit more intense in flavour!
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Jonker Street in Doncaster is named after a popular street in Malacca, Malaysia which has now taken over the location that Ronz Roti Kaya used to occupy. The menu at Jonker Street is actually quite extensive, they offer an array of noodle and rice dishes, as well as congee which include your Malaysian staples like Nasi Goreng, and Curry Laksa but they also serve mains if you prefer to share dishes and take the opportunity to try a few more dishes at a time.

Not many places can do a good Assam Laksa, it’s usually either it lacks in flavour or their use sardines which often changes the entire flavour of the broth. I found the Assam Laksa here to be lacking in flavour, it tastes slightly watered down which is disappointing. I’d say it’s around 70% of the intensity it should be at.

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The Curry Laksa here is surprisingly good, but it isn’t your typical Laksa that you might find in Laksa King or Chef Lagenda that are more creamier. The Laksa tastes like your typical Chicken Curry sauce but as a broth, which has this lovely spiciness to it that it needs.

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The Pan Mee here also has the same issues that the Assam Laksa has, which is that the soup base lacks flavour but more so in this case. The Pan Mee broth should have the flavour of pork and dried anchovies, but it really doesn’t have any taste to it at all so I had to add a lot of chilli to give it flavour.

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The Teh Tarik isn’t too bad, maybe just a tad too sweet and not pulled enough but overall it’s decent!

The Ice Cendol has the balance of gula melaka syrup and coconut milk all out, it needs a lot more gula melaka.

Last words

There isn’t anything that stands out to me at Jonker Street, though the Chicken Laksa is probably one of the better dishes but it seems like they have issues with making their broths more intense in flavour. Maybe their other dishes are better, but at the moment I’m in no hurry to try it again.

Jonker Street Malaysian Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Jonker Street
84 Jackson Court
Doncaster East VIC 3109

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Oneworld Knox is located in the O-Zone section of Westfield Knox Shopping Centre. Their name aptly describes the variety of cuisines on offer, and by perusing their menu you can definitely tell that is the case. There’s African, Japanese, Thai, Chinese, Mexican, Indian, Italian and Spanish influences on Oneworld’s menu so there’s pretty much something for everyone. We were invited to dine at Oneworld, and one thing I noticed was that they go by the Farm to the Table philosophy, sourcing local produce for their dishes which I am a big fan of!

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Oneworld have recently renovated and their fit out is cozy and welcoming, with overhanging plants and vibrant artwork on the walls. We were greeted by some friendly staff and of course, had to have a coffee to start off with. Their organic coffee is sourced from Healesville and has a lovely aroma to it but not too strong.

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We ordered the Buffalo Wingettes and the marinade on the wings was very flavourful with a subtlety of spice that carries through it. Tender chicken that goes nicely with the sour cream, fresh diced tomatoes and alfalfa.

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The Fajitas were the standout at Oneworld. We ordered the chicken fajitas but you can also order it with beef, prawns or just vegetarian. What I loved about this dish was the fantastic flavours of that salsa and the chicken was perfectly cooked. Often, you’d find chicken to dry out, especially breast meat but here it was very well cooked. The puree of cherries, capsicum, onions, and celery that when combined create this pink puree was something I hadn’t had before, but what a great combination that adds a bit of sweetness to the dish. I wish I could make that so I could have it as a dip! This dish you could probably even feed two people with just a few more tortillas.

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I like trying new things, so when I saw Camel Burger on the menu I was instantly drawn to it. Their camel meat is from South Australia, and it’s served with tomato sauce and fries. Surprisingly enough, it was actually quite tasty, camel meat tastes like a more robust beef or veal but just different. The Oneworld sauce that goes with it pairs well, with it’s slight creaminess. Though, the downside is that camel meat seems a bit more lean, so I found it just a tad dry even with the sauce. Overall, it’s a pretty decent burger!

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The Porterhouse Steak you can have your choice of garlic butter, mushroom jus or chimichuri sauce. If you choose the garlic butter, they actually provide you with a very generous serving of it in a small bowl. I’d have preferred a garlic butter sauce but the garlic butter was quite nice, though you probably don’t feel like having so much knowing how rich it is. The steak was also cooked to our request of medium and the salad gives the freshness it needs.

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Last words

Oneworld Knox has an extensive menu with a great variety of tasty foods on offer, and with friendly staff which is a major plus to me! Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, or just for some desserts or drinks, if you so fancy. Try the Fajitas!

Oneworld Knox Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Oneworld Knox
Knox O-Zone
425 Burwood Highway
Wantirna VIC 3152

T: 03 9801 8962

Opening Hours
Everyday – 10am to 10pm

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I was on this Bailey’s kick, where I was searching for recipes on how to incorporate that lovely Bailey’s Irish Cream flavour. I found this recipe from Gimme Some Oven which looked amazing. These cookies are more like a cake or muffin in texture but taste great all the same.

Bailey’s Chocolate Cookie-Muffins (from Gimme Some Oven)
Makes: 50 cookies
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Passive Time: 2 hours

Ingredients
225g unsalted butter, softened
160g caster sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
340g plain flour
60g unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
120ml Bailey’s Irish Cream
175g white chocolate chips

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Method
1. In a separate bowl, sift the plain flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.

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2. Using an mixer, whisk the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.

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3. Add in the eggs and vanilla extract until well combined.

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4. Then add in the Bailey’s one tablespoon at a time, mix until well incorporated.

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5. Add the dry ingredients and continue mixing until combined. Fold in chocolate chips. Refrigerate dough for at least 2 hours.

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4. Preheat the oven at 175°C. Then scoop out balls of dough and place onto a lined baking tray. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until base is cooked through. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

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These cookies or should I say cookie-muffins taste like a muffin but look like cookies. It has a nice fluffy cake like texture with lovely chocolate flavour.
Servings Prep Time
50Cookies 10Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10Minutes 2Hours
Servings Prep Time
50Cookies 10Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10Minutes 2Hours
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These cookies or should I say cookie-muffins taste like a muffin but look like cookies. It has a nice fluffy cake like texture with lovely chocolate flavour.
Servings Prep Time
50Cookies 10Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10Minutes 2Hours
Servings Prep Time
50Cookies 10Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10Minutes 2Hours
Ingredients
  • 225g Unsalted ButterSoftened
  • 160g Caster Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 340g Plain Flour
  • 60g Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 1/4tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4tsp Salt
  • 120ml Baileys Irish Cream
  • 175g White Chocolate Chips
Servings: Cookies
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Instructions
  1. In a separate bowl, sift the plain flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
  2. Using an mixer, whisk the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  3. Add in the eggs and vanilla extract until well combined.
  4. Then add in the Bailey's one tablespoon at a time, mix until all incorporated.
  5. Add the dry ingredients and continue mixing until combined. Fold in chocolate chips. Refrigerate dough for at least 2 hours.
  6. Preheat the oven at 175°C. Then scoop out balls of dough and place onto a lined baking tray. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until base is cooked through. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
Recipe Notes

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  • You can substitute the white chocolate chips with milk, dark, or even caramel!
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Not to be confused with Wong’s Lucky Bar, Wong’s Kitchen on Station Street in Box Hill is a Chinese/Cantonese restaurant that most people seem to come for their seafood dishes. Wong’s Kitchen isn’t a very large restaurant, so more often than not, bookings are required.

Crab and egg noodles are probably one of my favourite Chinese dishes as a kid. The crab flavour combined with the wok stir fried noodles is delicious and I could honestly eat just the noodles all on its own. The crab at Wong’s Kitchen is quite nice too, I might add.

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One of my favourite vegetables is Chinese broccoli (Kai Lan), there’s something about the crunchiness of the stem and you honestly don’t need much else apart from a bit of garlic. 

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According to the staff, their chicken served here is free range. I’m not certain how true that is, but it is a more lean as chicken. Not particularly memorable dish, it’s decent though.

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I remember having Salted Egg Yolk Prawns at Kingsway Seafood Restaurant, which is now sadly closed. The prawns here are quite nice, crispy and have that lovely egg yolk batter that covers the tender prawns. I can’t have too many though because it’s very rich, but I needed to have a few to satisfy my craving.

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A standard dish when we go out to a Chinese restaurant, is their fish. I love sauce that usually accompanies steamed fish, and here it’s just how I like it. The fish was also nicely cooked and fresh.

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Wong’s Kitchen also provide complimentary fruits and Red Bean Sago dessert. Lovely end to a meal.

Last words

While Wong’s Kitchen won’t wow you with it’s ambience or service, it’s food is tasty and doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket.

Wong's Kitchen Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Wong’s Kitchen
596 Station Street
Box Hill VIC 3128

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