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June 29, 2016

Roasted Garlic Tomato Soup

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June 24, 2016

Braised Crab Meat Soup

Although we are non-shark's fin soup eaters, we are definitely fans of braised crab meat soup. The taste and texture of both soups are pretty similar although the price point is not. Putting together this hearty soup is not difficult at all, as like the Hot & Sour Soup I shared some time ago...
June 23, 2016

Restaurant Review: Souper Tang (汤师父) – Popular Malaysian Herbal Soup Brand is Now in Singapore

Souper Tang (汤师父) is a familiar name in Malaysia. Actually, they were previously known as Taang Shifu but has undergone a rebranding as Souper Tang. Sis and I always visited their City Square outlet in Johor Bahru whenever we were there for some retail therapy. I was thrilled to learn they have just opened its doors in Singapore, right in the heart of Orchard Road, within a new F&B cluster in The Centrepoint. Gone are those days when herbal soups are always bitter and hard to swallow. Thanks to the skillful chefs, the double-boiled soups are exceptionally appealing and tasty, yet retaining the maximum benefits out of the various Chinese herbs...
June 22, 2016

Youtiao Rojak

I’ve always thought every Singaporean loves Fruit Rojak but I was wrong. My brother is one of those non-Rojak lovers. Till today, I couldn’t understand how anyone does NOT like this sweet, tangy and sour fruit salad? I suspect it could be due to the prawn paste that goes into the dressing, which I admit, could be a little overpowering for some people. Now if you are clueless about what Fruit Rojak is, it typically consists of cucumber, jicama (bang guang), pineapple, beansprouts, taupok (fried beancurd), youtiao (Chinese crullers) and sometimes, dried cuttlefish. Everything is tossed together in a thick prawn paste dressing that is addictively (in my opinion) sweet and tangy. There are similar versions found in Malaysia and Indonesia but the addition of youtiao and taupok I think is uniquely Singapore style...
June 17, 2016

Netted Spring Rolls

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June 16, 2016

Restaurant Review: The Seafood Krub – larger than life prawns (Closed)

Located at the ground floor of the Centurion Student Living Student Hostel (opposite Selegie Rochor Beancurd stall), we discovered this 2-month old not-so-Japanese Izakaya Grill eatery by chance. Even before stepping into The Seafood Krub, the air was scented with tantalizing whiffs of barbecue aroma...
June 15, 2016

Easy Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

The beauty of making cinnamon rolls at home is No. 1: your kitchen will smell heavenly like a bakery, No. 2: you’ll get to eat them fresh from the oven and No. 3: you’ll get to dip your fingers in that cream cheese glaze (and lick it!). Since this was my first time making these Easy Homemade Cinnamon Rolls, I was pretty surprised it was not as daunting as I had imagine...
June 10, 2016

Churro Cream Puffs

Pâte à Choux (choux pastry) may sound all fancy but it is really relatively simple to make compare to cupcakes or muffins. Whether you are making cream puffs or eclairs, it is basically the same formula, except the piping shape. Pâte à Choux (choux pastry) may sound all fancy but it is really relatively simple to make compare to cupcakes or muffins. Whether you are making cream puffs or eclairs, it is basically the same formula, except the piping shape.fWhen I came across this churro cream puffs recipe by Barbara Bakes, I knew I had to make it. It is not every day I get to try a churro-flavored cream puff so I have to know how it tastes. I won’t even bother to wax lyrical about the taste of these iconic little French pastries. They taste as good as they look. Period...
June 9, 2016

Food Review: Sing Hong Kong Café at Everton Park (Closed)

Mention Hong Kong cafés in Singapore and it usually will not invoke any sense of excitement nor compelling reason to set it as a lunch/dinner venue. Ironically, whenever we visit Hong Kong, we would spend half our time queuing outside Cha Can Teng (HK style cafés) just for a bowl of instant noodles or milk tea. Okay, there’s more than just those items but you get the drift...
June 8, 2016

Crispy Sugar Toast

One of my favorite childhood breakfast memory is munching on slices of white sandwich bread slathered with soft butter and topped with crunchy sugar. The combination of this 3-ingredient breakfast/snack item is lethally yummy. Today’s crispy sugar toast is a brilliant and oh-so-delicious way to give few-days-old bread a new life! This recipe works well with bread kept in the fridge. Using dry bread is the success for crispy toast. You could use any type of sandwich bread you like or have on hand...
June 7, 2016

Restaurant Review: Lewin Terrace

Nestled in between the Central Fire Station and Philatelic Museum, Lewin Terrace is in fact named after Major-General E. O. Lewin, the General Office Commander in Singapore from 1933 – 1935. Located just 2-min walk away from Registry of Marriage, I could definitely see why this is a popular wedding and solemnization event for couples tying the knot...
June 3, 2016

Auntie Anne’s Copycat Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites

Having grew up eating Auntie Anne’s pretzels where each and every pretzel is made fresh, I was naturally skeptical when I came across this Auntie Anne’s Copycat Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites recipe. Could I really achieve that soft, fluffy, chewy and sinfully delicious biscuit by making them at home?...
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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