Iron Man Keef

Unhappy with our first lopsided waffle portions the last time, Keef decided to show the iron who the master is. For two days in a row, he made waffles and they were perfect… well, according to him that is. The above was ironed yesterday. I asked him why the waffle looked chao ta (burnt in … Continue reading

Time to Iron

As I said yesterday, in my excitement, I had gone to Keef‘s thinking we were going to have Lok Lok for lunch. Keef already had his lunch by the time I arrived but he had a packet of mee goreng (fried noodles Indian Muslim style) in his freezer. He offered to heat it in the microwave … Continue reading

Kueh Pie Tee (Top Hat Pastry) 娘惹小金杯

Kueh Pie Tee is a filled pastry cup. The fillings can be strictly vegetables or with some meat and seafood. To make these pastry cups, you will need a special mould or you can buy ready-made cups from Asian restaurants selling Nonya food. The main ingredients for the filling are turnips and carrots, you can … Continue reading

Nian Gao – 年年高升

Nian Gao, the name of this cake symbolises 年年高升 – The word Nian “年” (year) and Gao “糕” (gao = cake) sounds like “高” (gao = tall/height); the pun is played to wish “May you achieve greater heights every year!” Another play on the pun is the word Nian “年” (nian = year) sounds like … Continue reading

Turkish Bakehouse

Börek Bakehouse I have always loved carbohydrates and dough is something I cannot resist. I can eat all kinds of it – simple bread with peanut butter and jelly, pizza, donuts, pretzels, roti pratha, naan, you name it, I’ll eat it. I did not notice this shop last year but lately on my weekly marketing … Continue reading

Japanese Cheesecake Recipe

Osaka Cheesecake Rikuro Inspired Recipe Ingredients: 140g/5 oz. Castor Sugar 6 Egg Whites. 6 Egg Yolks. 50g (2 oz.) Butter. 250g (9 oz.) Cream Cheese. 100ml (3 fluid oz.) Fresh Milk. 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice. 60g (2 oz.) Cake Flour/Superfine Flour. 20g (1 oz.) Cornflour (Cornstarch). ¼ tsp. Salt or Cream of Tartar. Method: Pre-heat … Continue reading

Do Not Scorn My Scones

Eat them warm with butter, clotted cream and jam. During a recent trip to Gold Coast, Vanessa bought a couple of scones at a restaurant near our hotel, but was disappointed with them. Since we had some spare time tonight, we decided to take a stroll to Woolsworth at QV Mall to grab some ingredients … Continue reading