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June 2, 2016

Restaurant Review: Blue Lotus Chinese Eating House – Quayside Isle Sentosa

It has been a while since I set foot in Quayside Isle so I was excited to visit Blue Lotus, the only Chinese restaurant on that stretch. Started in 2013 by Emmanuel Stroobant Group and Ricky Ng (former Chief Operating Officer of Tung Lok Restaurants Group), Blue Lotus is named after the opium den from one of the volumes of The Adventures of Tin Tin. It is pretty obvious their vision and strategy is for diners to get hooked on their food and come back for more...
June 1, 2016

Mayak Kimbap – Addictive Seaweed Rice Rolls

I fell in love with kimbap during our trip to Seoul couple months ago. Ever since we returned from our Korea, I’ve been religiously making these Mayak Kimbap for my daughter’s lunch box and as a side dish for dinner. These are actually mini version of the classic kimbap found in Korean restaurants.
May 31, 2016

Review: Kang Kang Express Meal Kit

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May 27, 2016

Molten Lava Bun

There is something really satisfying about making (and eating) your own buns, especially these molten lava buns. The “molten lava” is none other than the ever popular salted egg yolk custard filling. I had a fun time making the step-by-step video below, especially the part where I get to pry open the buns to reveal the filling inside. Also, I made a new friend that day called Calories...
May 26, 2016

Restaurant Review: The Wagon

Tras Street has got to be one of our favorite dining destination. Having read some favorable reviews on The Wagon – a 6-month old restaurant serving up French cooking, tapas style, we made a reservation over the weekend to check it out. The appetizers were wheeled to us on a wagon trolley. We were told by the friendly server the dishes on the wagon changes daily so we will likely find some other dishes on our next visit...
May 25, 2016

Fried Hokkien Mini Meatballs

I have not met anyone (yet) who doesn’t like fried meatballs. Fried meatballs is a must for us whenever we are having steamboat. I’m not sure when this “traditional” first started but no one is contesting against it. Making these Fried Hokkien mini meatballs is a breeze, and since they were made into bite size pieces, it was even easier to pop them into the mouth. Crispy on the outside and juicy inside, these Asian flavored meatballs are great to go with just about anything...
May 20, 2016

Lemon Meringue Cupcake

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May 18, 2016

Homemade Satay

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May 13, 2016

Sweet Onion Pasta Carbonara

Watching Food Network channel either makes you hungry all the time or you could actually pick up some really awesome recipes (in my case, both!). This Sweet Onion Carbonara Pasta is one of my current favorite dish to make for the gang.Did you know the name carbonara is derived from carbonaro (charcoal burner) and that the Italian coal miners were believed to be the ones who first made the dish? ...
May 11, 2016

Sweet Potato Rice Donut

Don’t mind me – Korean cuisine has always held an important spot in my heart/tummy and if you read about my jjajangmyeon post last week, you’ll understand my constant craving for K-food. These sweet potato rice donuts are also known as “Chapssal Donuts”. They are sold at street food markets all over Seoul.
May 6, 2016

Gudetama Egg Tarts

Thanks to my 15-year old teenager who introduced Gudetama to me, I got myself acquainted to this Sanrio character. I do not fully comprehend (up till today) what the hype is with this egg yolk character but based on its Facebook page likes of 145055, this sweet lazy egg certainly has its strong base of ardent followers and I must admit, he is growing on me. Gudetama aside, this egg tart recipe adapted from Two Bites and Annielicious Food mimics that of Hong Kong egg tart - a soft flaky crust with smooth creamy custard filling...
May 5, 2016

Food Review: Crystal Jade Prestige – Mother’s Day Special

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May 4, 2016

Jjajangmyeon (Korean Black Bean Sauce Noodles)

Since we are having withdrawal from our recent trip to Seoul, what better way to cure that longing feeling than to make some Jjajangmyeon (Korean Black Bean Sauce Noodles) and binge watch on K-dramas? Maybe that was just my perfect excuse to acquaint with the cast of Descendants of the Sun?If you have not heard of JJM (we like to create acronym in our household), it is a Korean version of the Chinese Zha Jiang Mian (noodles with meat sauce). This inexpensive noodle dish can be found throughout Seoul and it is so popular there is even an unofficial holiday called “Black Day” (14th Apr) for the singles to get together just to eat JJM...
April 29, 2016

Chinese Hot & Sour Soup

Confession 101 - I used to think making Chinese Hot & Sour Soup required major effort, boy was I so wrong. I also thought the heat from the soup came from some kind of chili sauce or chili oil. I swore some of the ones I had in Chinese restaurants had streaks of red chili oil floating on them. Double mistakes...
April 28, 2016

Food Review: JINzakaya

Felt like some yakimono aka meat on sticks so we found ourselves at Jinzakaya. This retro-chic Japanese Izakaya by the Les Amis Group is located at 1 Farrer Park Station (connecting to One Farrer Hotel & Spa where we parked)...
April 27, 2016

Shoyu Tamago (Japanese Soy Sauce Egg)

To all my beloved BNF fans who requested for Shoyu Tamago recipe, this for you. This well-loved hard-boiled egg with a molten, custard yolk is a must-have topping for us whenever we have ramen. I actually prefer a more custard-y yolk rather than the molten type that flows out when you cut into them...
April 22, 2016

Dry Fried Mee Siam

Popular in Singapore and Malaysia, mee siam (Siamese noodles in Malay) is one dish I can’t get enough of. I’ve always had fond memories of eating plates of vermicelli soaked in a tangy, hot and spicy broth made by mom. Even if I had to go through packets of tissue paper, it was worth it. At one point of our lives, she was running a food stall in a canteen selling mee siam and laksa. Perhaps, my love for both of these iconic local food is highly influenced from there...
April 21, 2016

Gills N Shells – Modern European Seafood Bistro

Thanks to Google map, we found our way to this modern-looking seafood bistro. Located within a new hotel at Jalan Sultan – Hotel Boss, this 1-year old establishment looks set to woo seafood lovers with their seafood centric dishes.
April 20, 2016

Stir-fried Kang Kong with Preserved Soy Bean

Stir-fry vegetables is really one of my favorite way to enjoy my greens. One of my all-time favorite vegetable is Kang Kong aka water morning glory/ water spinach. Even though making stir-fry greens is usually a no-brainer, making a decent plate of crunchy, fresh green colored Kang Kong requires a little attention...
April 19, 2016

WGS 20 Best Chefs “Gastronomic Jam Sessions”

The WGS 20 BEST CHEFS “gastronomic Jam Sessions” were one of the main highlights of the entire World Gourmet Summit 2016. It spanned across the whole weekend, with food and wine masterclasses that featured 20 of the world’s best culinary talents. I was thrilled to be invited to attend one of the masterclasses by Lee Kum Kee over the weekend...
April 15, 2016

Lychee-tini Jelly Shots

This Lychee-tini Jelly Shots has been on my to-make list for quite a while. The original version contains alcohol – using either Cointreau, vodka or martini. Since I’ll be bringing this tray of jelly for a family potluck gathering later, I’m going to go the virgin route and use a can of fizzy Kickapoo Joy Juice instead. This way, my little cousins will get to enjoy them as well without getting into trouble with the parents...
April 13, 2016

Creme Brulee French Toast

When I told the family I’ll be making Creme Brulee French toast for breakfast the next day, the respond was: “What time is breakfast?” Adapted from the classic French toast recipe, this incredibly easy version gives it an additional crackling, caramelized sugar topping...
April 8, 2016

Fried Tofu with Thai Chilli Dip

This Fried Tofu with Thai Sweet Chilli Sauce is a must-eat street food whenever we visit Thailand. They are oh-so crispy on the outside yet moist and juicy on the inside when you bite into each pieces...
April 6, 2016

Creamy Wild Mushroom Pasta

When it comes to comfort food, besides my favorite Asian cuisine, pasta ranks number 2 on my list. There are so many different shapes of pasta – spaghetti, fusilli, penne, rigatoni, etc. Pairing the correct pasta shape with different types of sauces can make a difference in the overall enjoyment...