Quadruple Salted Chocolate Loaf Cake

  There is something quite poetical about this cake- the way the centre ruptures like an abundant cleavage is poetical because it speaks of its hidden sumptuousness and decadence that would only reveal itself when its cut open. And this is a special kind of chocolate poetry as it involves very minimal work – everything…

Tofu Tikka Masala

  A little overdue but hope you had a great start to 2016. I’m not one for resolutions as I never keep them and I end up feeling guilty by the end of January. It is a new year but in the grander scheme of things, it’s just another part of your entire life. So…

Spiced Cottage Pie

It has to be an absolute crime that it’s mid-October and it still, for most parts of the week, feels like fall/winter! And if you’re recovering from a cold like me than you’d badly want some sunshine and blue skies. But this Spiced Cottage Pie will have to do for now. Not such a bad…

Carrot Cake Jumbo Muffins

As I grow older, I find myself returning to familiar flavours I enjoy a lot. Sometimes I look for inspiration in new cuisines and dishes but very often I tend to seek flavour combinations that seem familiar. One such flavour combination is carrots, spices and cream cheese frosting in an all-American Classic Carrot Cake. So…

Thai-style Minced Meat Pasta

I might be blowing my own trumpet here but if you’re like me and like Thai food and want something easy and very delicious then, I guarantee you’ll L-O-V-E this pasta dish inspired by the Pad Kra Prow¬†variations in Bangkok. It is exceptionally easy to put together, very difficult to screw up and absolutely scrumptious!…

Ayam Masak Merah (Malay-style Red Cooked Chicken)

The leaves have started to fall and the oak trees have turned copper. As Autumn extends into winter, I find myself craving for familiar comfort foods that I’d grown attached to over the years. Attachment is a craving of the mortal soul, according to Buddha, and one must seek to be rid of them. But…

Cheat’s Chicken Rice

If you’re not from Singapore, Malaysia or Thailand, then the image that pops up in your head after one mentions ‘chicken rice’ would probably be some fried or roast chicken with rice. Yes, chicken rice is some random chook + some rice. But it’s so much more than that. Imagine a whole chicken first being…

Thai Baked Salmon

On any given day, if you’re raiding your fridge and scratching your head over a quick dinner, look no further. This is your solution. Well, that’s provided that you have some type of fish in your fridge/freezer. This recipe is as easy as 1-2-3. 1. Wash and bruise any Thai ingredients you have 2. Throw…

Moroccan Lamb Burger

  Hello everyone! Just got back from a short getaway in Taipei. Ate many, many types of interesting street food and visited some ‘quaint’ , not-so-crowded areas within Taipei. More on those in the next post! Right now, let’s get on with some juicy burger business. I’ve been wanting to make these for years but…

Slow-cooked Brown Rice Fish Porridge

If you’re feeling down or the weather is wretched or you just need a comforting hug, then a warm bowl of silky porridge is your answer. For many of us in Singapore, porridge is the essential cure-all for all types of sniffle-inducing ailments¬† as most of us remember our mothers or grandmothers making a warm…

Chorizo Summer Vegetables Soup

This week has been quite an uphill task, especially after the holidays. My brain is not quite functioning at its optimum. My heart’s still in Penang, lusting after late mornings and leisurely brunches. This happens every time we return from a trip. And then my hubby and I talk about how we miss the good…