Browsing All posts tagged under »Recipes«

Fig and hazelnut cake

March 18, 2016


I know figs must be back in season because I recently received about 2 dozen of them in my parent’s latest care package. This coupled with the leftover hazelnuts from the previous post, led to this cake. I’d paired figs with hazelnuts before so I was pretty confident the combination would work in a cake form. Then I came across […]

Apple pastry roses

April 27, 2015


The latest food related social media buzz I’ve noticed are these roses made from apple slices and pastry. It popped up on my youtube feed and apparently it’s all over facebook. I can see why. They’re pretty and quite simple to make. My discovery of these little treats came just in time for my favourite […]


April 15, 2015


Guess what I lugged back home from the recent Japan trip? A takoyaki pan! A cast iron one at that. This added significant weight to my already too heavy luggage and if not for the very kind lady at the check in desk, I would have been up a pretty penny in overweight luggage charges. […]

Duck l’orange

April 9, 2015


I adore French food, though from my recipe posts you wouldn’t think I cook it much at home. It would be a lie to say I cook French food frequently, but I definitely dabble in it. Duck l’orange is one such French dish I have made on a couple of occasions. In a way, it […]

Caramel popcorn ice cream

March 31, 2015


One of the greatest pleasures of owning an ice cream maker is making up flavour combinations and trying them out. So what do you get when you cross 2 carnival favourites? Caramel popcorn ice cream! MmmmMmmm… I used the ratios of a basic vanilla custard recipe, steeped the milk with popcorn to extract the flavour and […]

Honey soy chicken and chicken rice

October 5, 2014


If I had to name a food to represent love, I would say it’s chicken rice. That is to say I love everyone I’ve cooked chicken rice for. And if ever someone needed/wanted to show me love – bring on the chicken rice ;)! Hainanese chicken rice (海南雞飯) is arguably the most famous chicken rice of […]

Steamed tapioca layer cake

September 28, 2014


This little steamed tapioca layer cake goes by many names and comes up in a number of different reincarnations across South East Asia. In Singapore and Malaysia it’s referred to as keuh (or kuih) lapis. In Vietnam, bánh da lợn is a version where the layers typically feature mashed mung beans. Thailand also has a […]

Chicken “noodle” salad

September 15, 2014


You know the other thing I like about spring? The move towards lighter eating. ‘Tis the season to munch on healthy salads and shed the excess weight gained during the hibernation months. I’m being extra good with this carb free chicken “noodle” salad. How is a noodle salad carb free you ask? Well…it’s not actually […]

Peanut and cashew toffee cookies

September 7, 2014


My family is acquainted with someone who works in a nut processing factory, so every now and then I get given a stash of random nuts. Recently it was a big bag of roasted and crushed cashews. This is just a small fraction of what I was given. I gave at least half the bag […]

Spaghetti and zucchini strips in sichuan pepper oil

September 2, 2014


Officially in spring now guys! Yay for more sun but boo for the onset of hayfever season. I’m really lovin’ the longer hours of daylight. Being able to go home when there it’s still light outside is putting a little spring back in my step so with some luck, this should mean I can get […]

Twice cooked spicy pork belly (回鍋肉)

July 15, 2014


I’ve been a bit distracted lately and hence have neglected this blog because life demanded my attention to a rather tedious and  irritating task, but fret not I’m still alive! This dish is a little metaphoric for my return given its Chinese name, 回鍋肉, translates literally to “returned to wok meat”. Why is it returned […]

Swordfish with burnt butter sauce and potato salad

June 29, 2014


I love eating fish and I cook with it quite often, but swordfish is one fish variety that I haven’t been too familiar with. You know what they say, it’s good to mix up the foods you eat to ensure exposure to the largest variety of nutrients and what not. Aside from the supposed health […]

Roast chicken with pearl couscous and roast sweet potato salad

June 24, 2014


Unless you are vegetarian or vegan, roast chicken is one of those dishes everyone learns to cook and eventually develops their own way of doing. (Even if you are vegetarian/vegan, keep reading, the accompanying couscous and sweet potato salad is pretty good.) Certainly I’m aware I do a couple of things differently to my roast […]

Cauliflower mac and cheese

June 17, 2014


When it’s wet and cold outside, don’t you just want to dig into a bowl of something warm and comforting? For me, this comes in the form of gooey mac and cheese. Creamy moreish goodness to satisfy the child in you. This version includes a couple of spices to add a bit of warmth and […]

Grain salad

May 19, 2014


This is another copy cat recipe, but I dare not call it by its restaurant given name because I’ve made a few alterations to the original recipe, and it’s such a famous recipe that it would misleading to pretend that it’s the same dish. Hence the slightly strange nondescript name of the dish… The dish […]

Black sesame and green tea panna cotta

May 15, 2014


The genesis of this black sesame and green tea panna cotta came about through a merging of 2 things; my idea of doing an ‘Asian’ flavoured panna cotta and my desire to make a visually dramatic 2 tone dessert. To keep with the Asian flavours, I’ve used soy milk instead of regular milk and I […]

Warming ginger tea

April 20, 2014


Hope you’re getting some r&r this Easter break. I really love this type of weather, crisp and delightfully chilly. Perfect autumn weather for snuggling up at home with a good book or dvd set. And to keep me toasty warm, I’ve been sipping on some spicy ginger tea. I’m pretty sure ginger tea is widely […]

~15 minute kaya recipe

April 13, 2014


The last recipe left me with 4 egg yolks to find a use for, and what better than to make some kaya? If you need to ask what kaya is; you have been deprived a great treasure. Commiserations. Kaya is a South East Asian condiment that is widely referred to as a ‘coconut jam’. However if […]

Conpoy and egg white fried rice (瑤柱蛋白炒飯)

April 8, 2014


I’m one of those jerks who usually scoffs at egg white omlettes. If you’re going to eat an egg dish, eat it properly. Egg white omlettes are about as confounding as sugarless lollies. I mean seriously, why bother? So here I am somewhat sheepishly writing about this conpoy and egg white fried rice (瑤柱蛋白炒飯) that […]

Chorizo and potato frittata

April 1, 2014


Sausages and potatoes are one of the most classic combinations in the food world, so it shouldn’t surprise you that beyond bangers and mash, there are other way of putting these 2 things together. Chorizo is just about my favourite sausage and I’ve long been a fan of the Spanish tortilla de patata (potato omelette); marry […]