Portly Cooks | Hong Shao Rou… again

I’ve talked about this dish n here a lot before but… this is the new and improved version, basically its got a couple ingredients. For the rice click here. 2x Pork Loin Steaks 75ml Shaoxing Rice Wine 30ml Soy 1 tsp Brown Sugar ½ tsp Ground Ginger ½ tsp Garlic Powder 100ml Water Start by…

Portly Eats | Fish ‘n’ Chips | Castaways, Hunstanton, UK

Hidden away underneath the pier in Hunstanton is Castaways. It is a fabulous little fish and chip shop serving generous helpings of the traditional seaside fare to hungry beachgoers.  I had the cod and chips and was handed a giant portion of perfectly cooked crispy chips topped with a generous portion of Cod (boneless and…

Portly Cooks | Fried Chicken Sandwich with Savoy ‘slaw

Fried Chicken, everybody loves it and this one should fix your fried chicken craving. 1 Skin on Chicken Thigh 200g Plain Flour 2 tsp All Purpose Seasoning ½ Chicken Oxo Cube 1 Deli Roll 1 Leaf Savoy Cabbage ¼ Red Onion 2 tbsp Mayonnaise Oil for Frying 100ml Buttermilk First off, marinade the chicken in…

Portly Cooks | Special Fried Rice with Wings

It’s a take-out classic and this is my go… The rice (I still can’t cook it properly) is boil in the bag but who cares? It’s been made to make your life easier. 1 Chicken Wing 1 Boil in the bag rice 20ml Soy Sauce ½ Ginger Powder ½ Garlic Powder 1 tbsp Flava It…

Portly Cooks | Cajun Fried Chicken

I’ve covered Fried Chicken on here before but this is a new one, for me at least. A little while back I was given a packet of Louisiana Cajun Fish Fry, I have to say I haven’t actually tried it with fish but it makes some cracking fried chicken and can be picked up online…

Portly Cooks | Homemade Nando’s

A cheeky Nando’s now and then never hurt anyone but I decided I’d have a go at making it at home. I’m not breaking any boundaries here but its dead satisfying. ½ Chicken 1 Corn on the Cob (Cut in half) 1 Large Potato 1 tsp Paprika 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper Powder 1 tsp Garlic…

Portly Cooks | Egg Fried Rice

One of my favourite dishes to order on the rare occasion I have a Chinese take-out is Egg Fried Rice. Not to eat with the rest of my sumptuous dinner (I have quite the order). But to enjoy cold the next day, I have long held the belief that a take-out should cover the evening…

Portly Cooks | Sweet and Sour Chicken Noodles

Sweet and Sour Chicken is a classic take-out dish, it’s super easy to make at home too! 1 Chicken Breast 20ml Honey 20ml White Wine Vinegar 15ml Soy Sauce 40ml Ketchup 1 nest Wholegrain Noodles ½ Red Bell Pepper 2 leaves Savoy Cabbage Cut the chicken into strips and stir fry in a hot wok…

Portly Cooks | Fried Chicken

Fried Chicken is a favourite all over the world. It’s a little bit of work but it is SO worth it! Make it for a weekend, it’s cheaper, tasty and if you have one kicking around the house, you can of course stick it in a bucket. Whole Chicken 300g Plain Flour 500ml Oil 1…

Portly Eats | PIZZA | Charlie’s Coffee, Cambridge

You know what’s pretty frickin’ awesome? Good pizza for not a lot of money. Charlie’s Coffee on Burleigh Street in Cambridge has this. I was wandering around looking for some lunch the other day the usual options going though my head, a packet sandwich from Waitrose, a sub from Subway, some kind of noodles… Then…