Ever since the days of Masterchef, Iron Chef and other cooking challenge shows, making a curry means using an endless list of ‘finest’ ingredients like turmeric, chillies, galangal, candlenut, lemongrass, shallots and so on and so forth. Anything out of a packet is poo-pooed – “oh the shame”! Well, here’s news for all you busy […]


We’re such creatures of habit aren’t we? Well, at least I am. There are certain types of food that I only reserve for lunches and some I will only have for dinner. For example, a sandwich is a lunch-time only meal, but not a burger. Salads are usually reserved for lunch only as well. Steaks […]


*** This post is more than half a year late because I just realised that I had written it right after my Christmas and New Year break but it has been sitting quietly in my draft folder! Gah!!!!!*** London, December 2014/January 2015 – Our time in London was short and we had so much catching […]


Zucchini (also known as courgette) is a champion of a squash. They are versatile, yummy and healthy and if you’re creative…they can be made into a variety of savoury dishes and sweet treats. Think zucchini muffins/bread/cake…think Mediterranean salads…think hearty vegetable stews, layered in an open lasagne or fresh ribbons in a salad. So much to love but I do […]


There are days when all you want is a big, fat bowl of carbs. It’s all about the comfort, less about the nutritional factor (aka the waistline). It’s about lounging on the couch on a cold wintry day, with Netflix and Ugg boots on, cradling the pasta bowl and slurping like no one is watching. […]


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 […]