August 24, 2016

Back-to-Basics Dark Chocolate Pound Cake

As much as I love whipping up a storm in the kitchen (minus the cleaning part), there are days when I just want to make something simple with a few handy ingredients and still taste incredibly delicious. Today is the day. Other than my all-time favorite chocolate sheet cake which is by far the most popular and easiest dessert, this Back-to-Basics Dark Chocolate Pound Cake might actually give a run for its money. If you don’t have a lot of time but crave for an amazing cake, this would be the recipe...
August 19, 2016

Creme Brulee Cupcake

Crème Brulee is such big hit at our household that we are finding different ways to enjoy it. Inspired by The Baker Chick, I combined my all-time favorite Vanilla Sponge Cake recipe with my chocolate éclair pastry cream filling and made these oh-so-pretty Crème Brulee Cupcakes...
August 17, 2016

Dry-Fried String Beans

Dry-Fried String Bean is one of those super humble and easy to make stir fry vegetable dish that tastes oh-so-umami-licious (yes, I totally made up that word). The saltiness in this dish that hits you like a song is none other than olive vegetable. Ignore the misleading name as olive vegetable is actually preserved mustard green marinated in oil and olives...
August 16, 2016

Cafe Review: Cocoa Colony Launches New Menu

Since the opening of their flagship store at [email protected] a year ago, I did not have the chance to visit Cocoa Colony until recently. However, I often find myself at the other outlets at Shaw Centre and The Star Vista. Truth be told, even though they specialize in avant-garde chocolate products, I’ve only tried their dark chocolate mocha so far. Consider I’m an (almost) chocoholic, I think I should be ashamed...
August 9, 2016

Food Review: Kitchen By Food Rebel – Organic Clean Eating hits the Singapore CBD

With the rising trend of organic food and clean eating, I was pretty excited to be introduced to Kitchen by Food Rebel. Located at 28 Stanley Street (Telok Ayer Area), I could already anticipate the high turnover from the CBD lunch crowd.Mention clean eating and the no. 1 food item that pops into (almost) everyone’s mind is salad. At Kitchen by Food Rebel, besides their attractive organic multi-color salads, this hipster café cum bistro joint offers a variety of nutrient-dense Buddha bowls, 100% Austrian wheat floured sandwiches and even Asian inspired hot meals...
August 5, 2016

Better-than-IKEA Swedish Meatball

Besides being an affordable furniture haven for home lovers, IKEA is well known for its fried chicken wings and Swedish meatballs as well. I’ve always been curious of what goes into the meatballs. Recently, I just realized they are selling the frozen meatballs at its chilled food section. But since I’ve already set my mind on making them from scratch, I left for the supermarket to gather the ingredients. Thinking back, I should have grabbed that bottle of lingonberry jam. Oh well...
August 4, 2016

LAC Taut® Collagen Mocktail Drink

In this hectic and stressful modern age we live in, we girls know it’s more important than ever to do all we can to maintain a healthy and youthful skin complexion. Feeling stressed? Didn’t drink enough water? Not maintaining a balanced diet? Not getting at least 8 hours of beauty sleep? I can safely say we are all guilty of at least one of the above.I first came across LAC Taut® Collagen Drink from a popular Taiwanese beauty program 女人我最大 (Lady First List) in 2014. Collagen found in our everyday food is too large to break down so by breaking down the collagen molecules through revolutionary hydrolysis process, they can be rapidly absorbed by the body. The powerful age-defying ingredients not only help to hydrate the skin, it repairs and rejuvenate damaged cells and regular consumption could help to brighten the overall skin tone too. I was sold and that was when I became a convert of this powerful antioxidant drink...
August 3, 2016

Kaya Jam

Mention kaya Jam in Southeast Asia and everyone will tell you how decadent and sinfully delicious it is. A popular breakfast spread on white bread or toast, it is a perfect way to enjoy this coconut custard jam. This nonya kaya recipe is verbally given to me by my Dad. It was only recently I discovered my Dad was in charge of making kaya for the families at the tender age of 10. The original recipe was 10 eggs : 1 kati sugar : 1 kati coconut milk (1 kati = 600 g). To be honest, I was kind of mortified with the measurements but I’m sure no one gives a damn about diabetes back then...
July 29, 2016

Takoyaki

Closely related to Okonomiyaki (a flour-based batter savory pancake), Takoyaki is another popular street snack available widely in Japan. Hailed from Osaka, they both use similar ingredients. However, unlike Okonomiyaki which resembles a giant pancake, Takoyaki is grilled on a special iron plate with small round wells. Hence, their signature shape is in the form of little round balls...