February 19, 2016
Bear Naked Food Drunken Mussels in Garlic Butter Sauce

Drunken Mussels in Garlic Butter Sauce

If you are a shellfish lover, then this Drunken Mussels in Garlic Butter Sauce recipe is made for you. Mussels are inexpensive (I got mine for just under $3!) yet good enough to serve and impress most diners at the table.
February 17, 2016

Easy Baked Tea Time Scones

Making these Easy Baked Tea Time Scones is really quite effortless. It is the exact opposite of making bread where lots of kneading and arm muscles are involved. The key ingredient to achieving nice, tall scones is the use of baking powder. Lots of it. When I came across this recipe from American Test Kitchen, I was a little skeptical. Contrary to many recipes which say kneading the dough is a big no-no for making scones, ATK said it is perfectly okay to knead the dough together...
February 12, 2016

Sweetheart Palmiers

Since Valentine’s Day is around the corner, I’m making these Sweetheart palmiers for Tiger. I made my own pink sugar by adding a drop of red food color to the granulated sugar. Palmiers are deliciously sweet, crispy snacks made of puff pastry and sugar. These fancy little treats are also known as elephant ears and butterfly (could you make out the resemblance?). Since only two ingredients are needed to make palmiers, the star ingredient, which is the puff pastry plays an important role...
February 10, 2016
Bear Naked Food Be My Valentine Dark Chocolate Cookies

Be My Valentine Dark Chocolate Cookies

This "Be My Valentine Dark Chocolate Cookies" is in fact an Oreo cookie recipe. To be honest, I think they tasted better than the real Oreo cookies (sorry Nabisco, no offense). I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was to make them too. The sweetness level of vanilla filling contrasted perfectly with the mildl flavored chocolate cookie so it is absolutely not necessary to reduce any sugar...
February 5, 2016

DIY Chinese Fortune Cookies

I’ve always wanted to try my hands on making fortune cookies and if you are looking at ways to use up your egg whites (thanks to the Chinese New Year season + cookies making period), you could definitely consider this DIY Chinese Fortune Cookies recipe. I believe the ingredients are easily available in your pantry and the only tricky part is molding the cookies into shape. But not to be too overly concern though – I became quite an expert after my third attempt!
February 4, 2016

Restaurant Review: La Tapería

We were HIGHLY recommended by my dear sister, who insisted we should check out La Tapería. Opened by the award-winning Les Amis Group, I was very intrigued to find out how this 2-year old Spanish Tapas place would fare.Upon entering La Tapería, its soft lighting, chocolate brown interior makes it a perfect spot for a cozy intimate dinner for couples and family...
February 3, 2016

Ginger Scallion Sauce

This ginger scallion sauce is so versatile it goes well with anything, well almost anything (except sweets or desserts, I guess). Eat it with grilled meat, seafood, toss it in noodles, rice, etc and your dish will immediately be elevated to another delectable level.
January 29, 2016

Tom Yum Prawn Cookies

Festive cookies are one of the must-have goodies when it comes to celebrating Chinese New Year. This Lunar New Year, I decided to make these Tom Yum Prawn Cookies, instead of the usual traditional cookies...
January 28, 2016

Restaurant Review: New Rasa Singapura

It was a Saturday night when we decided to drop by New Rasa Singapura. Tiger chanced upon this 3-month old restaurant serving our favorite hawker food located at Tanglin Post Office (Orchard). If you are from the baby-boomers era, you would be familiar with the old Rasa Singapura (in the 80’s) located just across the current location...