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…

Salted Milk Caramel Fudge Brownies

  I’m not quite sure when I ate the first brownie but it must have been from a bakery in my neighbourhood. I remember that I was not particularly pleased with its cakey, dry texture and weird tasting walnut. But then, later in my teens, I discovered the Betty Crocker brownie box mix and my…

No Recipe Fried Rice

Hello fellow foodies! I’m excited to share some pretty exciting news with you. Firstly, I want to thank all of you for sharing my recipes on Facebook and Pinterest. I’m so over the moon that more than a hundred of you loved and shared my Cheat’s Chicken Rice and Ayam Masak Merah recipes! It gives me great…

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…

Alice Medrich’s Best Cocoa Brownies + Cherries

I’m packing my suitcase while typing this post. Multi tasking is not my forte so this post will be skimpy. We’re headed to Java, Indonesia for a short break and I cannot wait to see Borobudur! About these brownies. Do I need to explain? They’re brownies! Who doesn’t like them? These are the easiest and…

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…

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…

Moist Strawberry Loaf Cake

  Growing up, I remember having an extreme dislike for strawberries. Actually, not strawberries, but strawberry-flavoured ice-cream. They were a pale, calamine lotion-pink (Yuck!) that bear no taste resemblance to real strawberries. None. So for a long time, I never had anything made with strawberries until I’d tasted the actual strawberry fruit when I was…

Keralan Seafood Curry

Have you ever gone to the market and bought something just because it looked interesting ? And you had no clue what to do with it? I saw some green lipped mussels and bought them on an impulse because they looked promising. Perhaps a paella? But no, I don’t have a paella pan. Why is…

Stir-fried Spicy Mushroom Noodles (Mushroom Mee Goreng)

One of the first dishes I learnt to cook in my new kitchen was a simple plate of fried noodles. It’s really easy as you throw everything into a wok and in 30 minutes, you have a complete meal. You could also add any ingredients you have in your fridge as nothing is ever out…