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October 7, 2016

Chouquette (Choux Puff with Crunchy Pearl Sugar)

There are some days when we find that we have too much time on our hands. Although these moments do not come by easily and are often unexpected, there should always be a backup plan to turn these extra few hours into something fun and educational. Hours that would otherwise be spent on mundane activities without any sense of satisfaction. And these Chouquettes are the perfect back-up in times like this. Chouquettes allow users to foray into pastry making without having to worry about too much work, fiddly requirements or disastrous outcomes...
October 5, 2016

Royce’ Nama Chocolate

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September 30, 2016

Vietnamese Grilled Pork with Vermicelli

There are days where we cannot decide if we want something light to eat, or something that is heavy on the stomach, calories and pleasure index. It is natural as a food lover to have this dilemma every now and then. Although it is human nature to sometimes be in a perplexed and confused stage, it can be very annoying at times. Especially if you are a sufferer of the condition known as "hangriness". In which anger is strongly experienced during moments of hunger and dissatisfaction...
September 29, 2016

Singapore Restaurant Week – October 2016

Attention all foodies, culinary explorers and personnel who take great pleasure and adventure in eating and dining. The annual Singapore Restaurant Week has arrived once again, and it is highly recommended that everyone starts preparing for this lavish, indulgent and educational experience. Come 22nd to 30th October 2016, Singapore shall once again, enter a week of dining and culinary renaissance. The theme for this year’s event is labelled as ‘Sugar, Spice & Everything Nice’, so be prepared for an immense treat...
September 28, 2016

Nutella Swirled Peanut Butter Banana Cake

Combining two of my favorite breakfast spreads’ – Nutella and Peanut Butter, this super-decadent Nutella Swirled Peanut Butter Banana Cake is simply glorious. The moment it came out of the oven, my kitchen was filled with tantalizing whiffs of nutty+chocolatey+banana-y aroma...
September 23, 2016

Crispy Corn Kebabs

Do not be fooled by its name. These corn kebabs look nothing likes the commonly imagined Middle-Eastern or Turkish kebabs. Instead they resemble more of a cross between a vegetarian corn dog, and a croquette. If you are vegetarian, or are planning to make this for vegetarians, simply substitute vegetable stock powder or salt, in place of the chicken stock powder...
September 21, 2016

Easy Fried Daikon Mochi Cake

For avid lovers of Chye Tow Kuay (Fried Carrot Cake), this fried daikon mochi cake is a wonderful Japanese variation to tantalize your senses and taste buds. The addition of dried shrimps and Chinese mushrooms create a taste much closer to home as well. Chinese sausage (lap cheong), chopped char siew and even chye poh can be used as a substitute for the dried shrimps, or Chinese mushrooms, or both. Be creative and experimental, go with the flow (or what your stomach is feeling for the day) and most importantly, cook with your heart...
September 20, 2016

Food Review: Mercado Spanish Food Market Launches in CBD (closed)

One of the newest 'rice bowl' establishments has recently opened in Raffles Place. Called Mercado, the concept of this eatery can be concluded as casual with spunk. Drawing on European, notably Spanish cultural influence. Fuss free dining with quality ingredients, the food selection clearly reflects the concept being portrayed. Food at Mercado draws mostly on Spanish cuisine with some International & Western influences. This can easily be seen in some items offered such as bulgur, couscous and beetroot salad. Bordering on a healthy living approach, this eatery will not disappoint as well if you are into substantial portions...
September 16, 2016

Grilled Shrimp with Roasted Garlic Sauce

This grilled shrimp recipe is a perfect example of a dish that is simple to prepare, and yet bursting with flavor. Grilled to burnished perfection before being smothered in a tangy, sweet and sour sauce. This mouthwatering combination which is punctured with the grassy, herbal freshness of coriander and the haunting, citrus note of lime is a confirmed pleaser regardless of whether it is meant to be enjoyed alone, or to be shared at a party with friends and family...
September 14, 2016

Grilled Salmon Rice Bowl

Many of us would agree that Japanese rice bowl dishes taste exquisite. Many of us may also agree that once in awhile, a variation from the usual combination found in most restaurants and eateries provide a refreshing relief, and a chance for our minds and tummies to explore a little. What better way to do that than to try out this Korean inspired variation of the usual Japanese Salmon Rice Bowl (sake don)? Just the perfect dose of the familiar with a new twist of ingredients...
September 9, 2016

No Bake Cookie Dough Cheesecake

It’s been a while since I made my No Bake Oreo Cheesecake and today, I decide to give myself (and the family, of course) a mini treat by making this No Bake Cookie Dough Cheesecake. Instead of using digestive biscuits as the crust, I opted for my almost-close-to-expiration bag of feuilletine flakes. So far, I only come across it at Sun Lik Trading and Kitchen Capers. Alternatively, feel free to use good ol’ digestive biscuits widely found in most supermarkets...
September 8, 2016

Food Review: Maziga – Indian Style Street Food in Clarke Quay

Tucked away from the riverside of Clarke Quay is Maziga, a trendy Indian Bar & Grill, where they are set on rewriting the perception of traditional Indian food. Helmed by the team behind one of Singapore’s premier Indian restaurants, Punjab Grill, Chef Javed Ahamad has created a menu offering Indian styled street food with contemporary twists yet retaining the familiar Indian flavors...
September 7, 2016

Easy Stir-fry Soy Sauce Noodles

Growing up in a Cantonese household, one of our childhood breakfast items I could still fondly reminisce is this Easy Stir-fry Soy Sauce Noodles. There are no fancy ingredients used in this humble noodle dish, the key ingredient is good ol’ light and dark soy sauce. Since they are the “star” in this dish, it makes sense to use good quality soy sauce...
September 6, 2016

Food Review: Experience the “sixth flavor” at Stellar at 1-Altitude

For a limited period only, Chef Christopher Millar has come up with a Kokumi Constellation 8-course menu, focusing mainly on ingredients from Kyoto and Hokkaido. I always respect chefs who believe in using sustainable ingredients and Chef Millar is one of them. Staying true to his progressive Australian cooking style and using the finest Japanese Ingredients, he has interpreted these flavors through the “sixth taste” kokumi which refer to mouthfulness or heartiness...
September 2, 2016

Chocolate Dutch Baby Pancakes

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August 31, 2016

Salted Caramel Apple Pie

As much as I love fruit pies, apple pie definitely ranks no. 1 in our household. Thankfully, apples are available all year round in Singapore so I have every reason to make this Salted Caramel Apple Pie. Thanks to the addition of salted caramel, the savory-sweet combo of the apple pie filling is simply one of the best filling I ever had.
August 26, 2016

Salted Caramel Mousse with Caramel Popcorn

This easy to make no bake Salted Caramel Mousse with Caramel Popcorn dessert is one of the recent experiment I’ve tried. Super easy to make, all you need is a little patience while waiting for the dessert to chill for at least 6 hours or overnight before consumption...
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...