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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...
April 1, 2016

Double Chocolate Pavlova with Mascarpone Cream

This Double Chocolate Pavlova with Mascarpone Cream is made with one of my favorite girlfriends in mind. She is a huge fan of chocolate, meringue and also gluten-intolerant. Action speaks louder than words, I actually made this for her birthday (few weeks back) and hand delivered it right to her door. And yes, it lasted the 25-min journey and kept well in the fridge even till the next day...
March 30, 2016

Japanese Yakisoba

Couple of weeks ago, I made this Japanese Yakisoba for lunch. Armed with a limited supply of ingredients in my pantry, I managed to whip up a rather decent meal for myself. Not too bad, right? The proper name for this noodle dish is sōsu yakisoba (ソース焼きそば), literally means fried buckwheat, which is what soba noodles are made of...
March 25, 2016

Bananas Foster

What happens when you have a whole bunch of bananas staring at you for days? Make Bananas Foster! These cute miniature fruit were given to me by my mom and while they were sweet, tasty and extremely easy to devour a few at one go, it was just impossible to finish them...
March 24, 2016

Restaurant Review: Binomio Spanish Restaurante

Serving authentic Spanish Tapas and good quality wines, Binomio Spanish Restaurante is one of the latest, popular Spanish restaurant nestled right in the heart of Craig Road. The name Binomio literally translated as pair / duo and it’s not hard to imagine why they came up with this name. Upon entering the restaurant, you are greeted with a contemporary design of wood, bricks, tiles and artwork. A lively Tapas bar is situated near the entrance and less than 10 steps away, an elegant fine-dining room awaits you.
March 23, 2016

Stir-fried Kung Pao Beef

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March 18, 2016

Crispy Fried Onion Strings

Using just one large onion, I was able to fry up this large plate of addictively light and crispy onion strings. Beside my favorite onion rings, these homemade crispy fried onion strings are absolutely a must-have side dish to go with burgers, steaks, salads or anything you fancy. Heck, they even taste absolutely delicious on its own. It takes a lot of will power to stop picking through the pile.
March 17, 2016

World Gourmet Summit 2016: 20th Anniversary Celebration – 28 Mar to 24 Apr

Boasting fine wines and delectable world cuisines, the annual World Gourmet Summit (WGS) will be celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. It is the region’s most talked about premier food and wine event, catapulting Singapore to the forefront as a dynamic international culinary hotspot...
March 16, 2016

Teriyaki Spam Musubi

But I seriously cannot remember when the last time I had Spam was. It was that long ago. Making this Teriyaki Spam Musubi has always been on my mind, thanks to food Network “Best Thing I ever Ate” segment. This ginormous-looking onigiri originated from Hawaii and is well-loved by the locals and tourists. I read they are so popular you could find them in every convenience store on the island. Well since I don’t think I’ll be making my way to Hawaii anytime soon, it is probably best I make some myself. Right now.
March 15, 2016

Food Review: Penang Hawkers’ Fare 30th Anniversary

YYork Hotel Singapore is proud to celebrate its renowned and wildly-popular Penang Hawkers’ Fare 30th anniversary at White Rose Café. Besides a showcase of perennial favorite Penang street food, new sizzling dishes, exclusive cooking workshops and prizes are in store for customers...
March 11, 2016

Filipino-Style Chicken Barbecue

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March 9, 2016

Crispy and Light Buttermilk Waffles

When I came across this Crispy and Light Buttermilk Waffles recipe by The Pioneer Woman, I immediately recognize it is going to be a keeper. The combination of buttermilk, whipped egg whites is totally necessary when it comes to achieving a light and crispy mouthfeel. If you are looking for the dense and chewy kind of waffles, this is not it...
March 4, 2016

Crispy-skinned Chicken Thigh

The original recipe uses chicken breast but I’m more of a thigh girl. :-P Making this crispy-skinned chicken thigh is really quite effortless, there are a couple of steps you should take note of...