Seems all things retro are in vogue once again. Fashion, furniture and even food. There’s even a Pinterest collection of vintage and retro recipes if you’re interested! Now this probably has nothing to do with being retro, but I was totally intrigued when I saw an article talking about why maple syrup bottles have tiny […]


This used to be one of my favourite dishes when I was a kid. It was usually a treat, a special occasion when the family would head out to a restaurant specialising in Hokkien cuisine and we’d order ‘Kong Bak Bao’ (literally translated as braised pork buns). The dish is served with a platter of […]


I’ve never been a big fan of cauliflower until recently. I thought cauliflower was like a poor cousin of broccoli because it lacked colour and flavour. However, to my delight, I discovered that cauliflower can be super yum. It’s very versatile and because of its mild flavour, plays a great companion role to many star […]


For the past month or so, the hubs and I have been on a meatless meals quest. It wasn’t because of a new year resolution or a super-duper health kick, we kinda just ‘fell’ into it. Perhaps it’s a side effect of “middle ageing”. Yikes, who knows? However we are loving and very much enjoying […]


Over-easy, sunny-side up, 62 degrees, scrambled…how do you like your eggs? As a kid in Singapore, I enjoyed sitting in a neighbourhood kopi-tiam (coffee shop) where I dipped thick slices of bread into the gooeyiest, most slurpable half-boiled eggs seasoned with soy sauce and white pepper. Most of you would most likely be going “what?” – […]

Happy new year everyone! I can’t believe that we’re already two weeks into 2015. I’m still playing catch up with my blogging and it seems I’ll never be on track…EVER. At least I now have my first post of the year and I’m pleased to share a couple of recipes which I learnt while in […]


I built a house with my bare hands! Haha…okay, that was a tad dramatic. The truth is that I had an opportunity to join my hubby’s work foundation group in Siem Reap, Cambodia two weeks ago as a volunteer in a house building project. I’ve never been to Cambodia and aside from what I’ve heard of the […]