Orange and Poppyseed Syrup Cake

It’s the time of the year when Singapore becomes a ghost town and the occasional clanging of cymbals and drums from the lion dance troupes are the only signs of life. Yes. I’m talking about Chinese New Year. Most shops would be closed for at least 2 days and so people usually stock their homes…

Plum Crumble Cake

Hello again. Not to make you jealous or anything if you’re from the other side of the world but the New Zealand summer has been nothing but spectacular. Despite being from the tropics, I see the beauty the sun in a completely different light. Sunrise and especially sunsets are glorious every single day and in…

Moroccan Carrot Tarte Tatin

So this is my first post in 2015. We’ve finally settled down in our rented apartment in Auckland and started to enjoy summer in our new home. It has been an interesting experience thus far as we’d both thought that the New Zealand summer would be similar to the weather in Singapore. We were proven…

Nigella’s Nutella Cake (Torta Alla Gianduia)

I owe you a massive apology for being away for so long. Since August, I’ve been busy studying for my TESOL exams and preparing for a move…We’re temporarily moving to Auckland, New Zealand for the whole of 2015 ! It’s been a longtime coming as we’ve been preparing for this for years but it’s crunch…

Pearly Kee’s Curry Kapitan – A Penang heritage curry

  This time, last year, we were sitting in Toh Soon Coffeeshop and sipping a good kopi-o (black coffee in local lingo) with a kaya-butter charcoal toast and the best eggs we’ve ever had. Also, this time last year, our to-do list was one which would have been the envy of  any local foodie. If…

Shilin Night Market Food Guide (Taipei)

Just a few weeks ago, we found ourselves in Taipei, the capital city of Taiwan, for a work/leisure trip. We had very little time to explore the entire city so we picked places based on their proximity to our hotel. If you expected to find a blog post on the many themed cafes like the…

Dum Chicken Biryani

   I’m not sure about you, but 99.9% of Singaporeans discuss food options before meeting. Where ever the food is, that’s where the group meeting will take place. My family is no different. During a Whatsapp conversation, someone in my family mentioned meeting over a plate of biryani. When we tried to find a good dum…

Lavender-Berry Bundt Cake

Happy Easter / Happy Holidays everyone! It’s been a lovely week here in Singapore as the very humid afternoons have often been accompanied by a beautiful respite of rain or thunderstorms. I love rainy weather , especially just before it starts to rain- the birds start flying back, the clouds gather threateningly in the distance…

Easy and Light Chicken Curry

Sometimes all you need mid-week is a simple home cooked meal to make you happy. This chicken curry is just the thing when you’re pressed for time but you also do not want to settle for an unhealthy, packed dinner from outside. Food always tastes better when it’s made at home. Unless, of course, you’re…

Flourless Citrus Cake

  Many moons ago, I was watching an Italian travel and cooking show and was very intrigued by a cake the host was making. She boiled an entire orange and chopped it and used all of it in a cake. An entire orange. Most citrus cake recipes only call for the zest or juice of…

Red Curry Noodle Soup

  A couple of years ago, while we were on a holiday in Thailand, I took up a short home cooking class in Pattaya. It was conducted by this experienced home cook and we made several Thai curries and dishes. Needless to say that they were delicious! I love Thai food and with the availability…

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…

Marble Pound Cake

  A pound cake always reminds me of my childhood years when my mum used to stash Sara Lee pound cake in the freezer. It was a treat, especially during the school holidays. I ate it cold or toasted. Have you tried lightly toasting your cake slices on  a pan and then finishing it off…

Penang Laksa, Cendol and 50 Shades of Sexy Mee Goreng

So, how many of you clicked on the link because it read… 50 Shades of Sexy…? It’s alright. No one’s judging. Ha! I promise, we’ll get there. Eventually. So, this week has been an exciting week as my birthday is approaching (12th March, if anyone’s interested!) and celebrations have started! Ever since our dating days,…

A very long overdue post – Food Trip to Penang (Part 1)

So, yes. It’s been a few many, many months since my last post. Things have been a little crazy with life at home while I learnt to cope with some food allergies. With all that craziness and a little bit of travel in December, blogging hasn’t been a priority. I’ve been cooking a lot but I…

Baked Baby Carrots with Goat’s Cheese Pomegranate Couscous

Just a few days ago, was our 3rd wedding anniversary. It was a week filled with feasting while watching recorded Harry Potter movies ( one of our favs)- the best type of celebration! We ended the week off with yummy lobsters, sashimi and dessert at a local gourmet food market- Pasarbella. The best memories are…