Thursday, September 18, 2014

Lucky Cat Supper Club

My husband and I are hosting a Lucky Cat Supper Club at the lovely Windy Corner Stores cafe in Whitstable, Kent.  There are only a few places left if you want to book! 

My husband is a talented chef and we designed the menu together.  I will be helping in the kitchen and then playing records and serving the delicious food for guests. We hope this will be the first of many Lucky Cat Supper Clubs!


Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Lazy Prawn & Butternut Squash Curry

I couldn't be bothered to make a curry paste so I knocked up this lazy curry last night.  It was pretty good and I was impressed with the tamarind stock cubes which were a new find in my local Thai emporium.


  • 2 handfuls of king prawns
  • Half a butternut squash, chopped into 1inch wedges/squares
  • 1 large onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1.5 teaspoons of tumeric powder
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 dried chilli (I used facing heaven chilli)
  • 1 teaspoon shrimp paste
  • 1 tamarind stock cube dissolved in 400ml boiling water
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • Fish sauce to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Top up with water if nec (i.e. sauce becoming too thick)
  • Ground nut oil for frying
  • Chopped spring onion for garnish


Heat the oil in a large wok, add the onions, turn down heat and let them soften.  Whilst softening sprinkle in turmeric powder and add chilli and cinnamon stick.  Then after some minutes stir in the shrimp paste and the garlic.  Careful, don't burn it!  Pour in coconut milk.  Keep the can so you can use it to top up with water later if needed.  Add in the tamarind stock.
Bring to the boil and add butternut squash.  Cook for 20 mins on a simmer.  Add fish sauce and some black pepper.
Chop a spring onion for the garnish while you are waiting.
Add prawns and cook for further 5mins (longer if raw).

Serve on rice or quinoa in a bowl and garnish with spring onion.  Extra chilli dip on side if you like.

Monday, September 01, 2014

DJing @ Dislocating Asia Thursday 2nd October

I'm pleased to announce that I will be DJing at the event Dislocating Asia on Thursday 2nd October at the Forge in Camden.  This is part of the Camden Migration Festival which explores the migration of birds and people through the arts, celebrating cultural expansion.  

The event has been organised by senior lecturer in Sociology at the University of Winchester; Diana Yeh.  

  • Orwell Prize shortlisted blogger Anna Chen reads from her ‘brilliant and dangerous’ poetry collection, Reaching for my Gnu (Aaaargh! Press), and tries out some new poems. 
Live music from:
  • Semi-acoustic Hapa trio Wondermare 
  • British Chinese musician/composer Liz Chi Yen Liew (her latest album is  Snapshots), with Dennis Lee on the xiao (flute) and guzheng (zither).
  • My DJ set of Chinese golden oldies and fresh new sounds from Shanghai and Beijing.

Tickets are available now from:
Hope to see you at this fantastic event!