October 28, 2016

Lemon Pudding Cake

The word pudding evokes a dessert that is dense, wiggly and cloyingly indulgent. Depending on where in the world you are, pudding can either be a sweet and comforting steamed dessert, or a gelatin based creamy treat. Either way, pudding is almost always as delicious as it sounds. This decadent Lemon Pudding Cake is sharpened by the acidity of lemon and raspberries before being snowed with icing sugar. This creates a perfect balance of taste and texture which excites and comforts the taste buds almost instantly. Blueberries, blackberries and strawberries can also be used instead of raspberries for a slightly different feel and flavor...
October 26, 2016

Claypot Seafood Noodles (Claypot Seafood Yee Mee)

There is something about claypot stewed noodles that is just so grounded, aromatic and inviting. The name itself evokes an impression of highly skilled, effortful cooking over hot coals until the smoky and salty aroma of sauce, ingredients and noodles permeate the entire place. Fortunately, modern technology has made this a much easier feat, and this recipe is tailored in such a way that almost anyone can make and enjoy this wonderful dish...For those who do not have a claypot, fret not. A normal pot works just as well. The ingredients to this Claypot Seafood Yee Mee are so versatile, do not limit yourself to just these few...
October 24, 2016

Food Review: Chitose Agriculture Initiative x NUDE Seafood

For the unacquainted, Chitose Agriculture Initiative is a firm located in Cameron Highlands in Malaysia which grows and produces Japanese crops and produce for the regional market. Therefore, it makes an excellent supplier for firms in Singapore that would like Japanese products at much lower prices, and with a lower carbon footprint without a compromise in quality.Best of all, due to its location, firms in Singapore being supplied from Chitose are able to get their produce at a much faster time, and at a much fresher quality. Dedicated to biotechnology and strongly supportive of high standards in agriculture, Chitose also works closely with 50 artisan farms in Japan, and is also highly trained in the analyzing and imports of the products of their partner companies...
October 21, 2016

Marmite Chicken Pops

Many of us know marmite as being a British favourite. For the unacquainted, marmite is a yeast based spread, which is a by-product from beer making. Marmite is often portrayed as a topping for toast or as a sandwich filling which for some, is an absolute delicacy and must have. For many others, simply biting down on marmite toast is a skin crawling and hair raising experience. Marmite being rather strong and pungent on its own, can be very off putting to many people. However because of its dark, treacly and haunting taste, it makes the perfect pairing when used as a marinade for chicken. The savoury echo of marmite along with other seasonings featured in this recipe can be regarded as paint, while the chicken is a blank canvas. In other words, mixing marmite and chicken produces an absolute work of art (and taste). Above all and most importantly, it is easy to make...
October 20, 2016

Food Review: Punjab Grill celebrates Diwali with Chef Tasting Menu and Mithai Boxes

Punjabi cuisine is known for its rich, buttery gravies and the famed tandoor style of cooking. Many well known North Indian dishes such as butter chicken, tandoori chicken and naan is frequently credited and associated with Punjab. A region in North India that also spans into eastern Pakistan. Punjabi cuisine is no newcomer to Singapore. With a large Singaporean Punjabi population and a constant love and demand for North Indian cuisine, it is no wonder Punjabi food is here to stay. Punjab Grill, located at Marina Bay Sands can be described as place where authentic Punjabi flavours can be sampled with a flair in modernity and re-invention involved. Modern, cultural and elegant with a touch of extravagance, Punjab Grill is the perfect establishment to enjoy Punjabi food and all its sheer beauty in a comfortable and yet sophisticated setting. Boasting an extensive list of international wines and beverages, Punjab Grill also scores high on the charts on rankings and awards from many local and international companies such as Wine & Dine, Peak Magazine and Timeout...
October 19, 2016

Halloween Special: Dirty Cotton Buds

Halloween is a time for all things spooky, creepy and icky. And the highlight the icky factor, dirty cotton buds sound grotesquely fitting. Even possibly bordering on a slightly disgusting note. However this treat actually is a peanut butter tinged white chocolate and marshmallow confectionery. Disgustingly sounding, and yet completely delightful if it were to be made any other way. I mean, who can complain about a peanut butter, white chocolate and marshmallow combination? It is such a perfect blend. Imagine it as a pudding or ice cream flavour? Now that is definitely inspiring...
October 18, 2016

Food Review: Din Tai Fung Celebrates The Launch Of Their Iconic Sauces

Known internationally for their 18 intricate fold xiao long bao, Din Tai Fung needs no introduction when it comes to their sumptuous line-up of authentic Taiwanese food. Last week, I attended a Media Culinary Workshop, to celebrate the launch of exclusive Taiwan sauces - Premium XO Sauce, Fragrant Chilli Sauce* and Taiwan Chilli Oil*. With these three of the restaurant’s most popular sauces, you could now recreate some of DTF restaurant-worthy dishes at home...
October 14, 2016

Halloween Special: Blood Clot Brains

Some of us grew up enjoying a special confection fare called rice krispy treats. If some of you can recall, there were 2 main varieties. One was made from chocolate and rice krispies wrapped in a brown packaging, and another from rice krispies and marshmallows in a bluish turquoise packaging. If these bars of delight are imprinted in your memories, then this is the perfect Halloween snack for you...
October 12, 2016

Halloween Special: Dirt Balls With Worms

It's that time of the year for making ghoulish treats and yes, I'm talking about Halloween. This year, I'm upping the icky factor by making 3 freakishly-looking treats that will (very) likely to freak out anyone at the Halloween parties. Today, I'm starting with these Dirt Balls with Worms. Inspired by my Oreo Truffle Pops recipe, cream cheese with cookies are an absolute divine and top end combination. Yes it sounds like junk food because it technically is. But if it makes you feel any better, try to think of the cream cheese as protein and the cookies as carbs. Therefore, in some twisted way, which is befitting for Halloween, you are technically having a balanced meal...