Crispy Baked Chicken Wings in Mango Chili Sauce

  Just a warning …. Short recipe but long post. While the other half of the world is going nuts over the arrival of strawberries and rhubarb, in this part of the world things are looking up for mangoes, durians, longans, mangosteens, rambutans and many summer fruits that start appearing in the markets just about…

Tom Yum Chicken Skewers

  I was inspired by all things Thai this week as I had initially planned to make a quick trip to Bangkok but ended up cancelling plans as there’s still so much to unpack and clear after our move back to Singapore. So while unpacking the boxes that had recently been shipped over, I’ve been…

No-bake Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake

This recipe is almost embarrassing but I was compelled to share it with you because it tasted like cheesecake pudding. I had lofty ideas of a sky high layered cake but the darn humidity had other plans. Because there was no way a meringue nor the baker would survive 89% humidity. So a recipe for…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Boozy Watermelon Mint Granita

This will be a very short post because, really, do I need to wax lyrical about a granita? And that too, a boozy one? I could sum this post up in 4 phrases. Scorching hot weather. Juicy,ruby red watermelons. Hmmm, granita? Why not vodka? This combination is extremely thirst quenching with just the right amount…

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…

Flourless Chocolate Pecan Cake

    We just got back from a short foodie getaway to Penang, Malaysia. Pictures and food posts from Penang will be put up very soon as I’m still sorting through the countless photos I’d taken. So, I picked up a few magazines at the airport en route to Penang and one of the magazines…

Prosciutto Melon Salad with Balsamic Syrup

With very little time and so much to do, I’ll attempt to type the quickest post for a very easy and simple salad which I made a few weeks ago. We’re leaving for a short getaway and so, the house is in a bit of a mess- not ideal conditions for taking photos. My apologies….