Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Merry Christmas - Tomato & Sweet Chilli Relish

Merry Christmas, my friend!

We have just come back from a holiday in Melbourne.  It was only a four days trip but we had a good look around of the CBD and tried many Melbourne specialities food including Malaysian, Vietnamese, Japanese, American, French, chocolates and the most highlight was visiting the Queen Victoria Markets twice for the fresh fruit and gourmet food. We also did a lot of shopping from European department store to discounted outlet centres and I would have to say we hadn't done such a good shopping for a long time. It really is a gastronomic trip and we just love everywhere we go in Melbourne!

Gourmet burger has been a big hit in Melbourne, there are many burger eateries in the cities. As BBQ is one of the tradition way to celebrate Christmas and New Year in Australia, this recipe of tomato relish could give your burger another level of satisfaction than the good old tomato sauce.

Enjoy a great time with your family and friends and will see you next year!

Tomato & Sweet Chilli Relish

1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 onion, finely chopped
400g ripe tomato, chopped
1/4 cup Thai sweet chilli sauce
1/4 cup raw sugar
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon salt

Put oil into pan and saute onion till brown, add remaining ingredients. Boil, turn down heat and simmer for 30 minutes.


  1. Merry Christmas, Veronica!
    This reminds me of a friend who asks for sweet chilly sauce everywhere he goes in Melbourne. We told him he should just carry a bottle with him.

    1. Thanks Ping! I do notice there isn't many chilli selling in the market in Melbourne. Maybe it's too cold to grow there.

  2. The relish sounds very appetizing.
    I hope you had a great Christmas, Veronica.

    1. Thanks Angie! Looking forward for some healthy recipes from you in 2015!

  3. Hi Veron, seems you had a great time in Melbourne. I like it there too. Here's wishing you a very happy new year. It's going to be a great one!

  4. Hope your vacation in Mel was a great one! It's good to be back after my 2-week break from blogging. Dropping by to wish you the best of 2015! xoxo

  5. merry late christmas and happy new year! Love love this sweet relish. I could use it on burgers, hot dogs and I am thinking even like crab cakes and chicken!

    1. Never thought of the possibilities of this relish, I would love it with hot dogs!