Wrap Me, Roll Me!

I ate a lot of gyro in Melbourne and sharwarma in Dubai but I do not get to eat these often in Singapore. It was raining cats and dogs yesterday and I didn’t feel like going out so I checked my pantry. I had store-bought wheat flour tortillas and some leftover meat in the fridge so … Continue reading

Hi Tea @ Crowne Plaza Hotel Changi Terminal 3

Ross was telling me that one time, May received a bottle of teelseed oil from her brother for her birthday. “What the heck is teelseed?” Well, teelseed is actually the seed of sesame! And in Asia, sesame oil is the queen of oils, full of nutritional and therapeutic benefits. Many consider it as food-medicine and … Continue reading

Oh, The Good Life!

During Lao You Ji‘s dinner, Adrian arranged for our next gathering to be at his house. It would be a poolside party! We should each bring a bottle of wine and food would be provided by Ade. Very quickly, that day arrived… Ross worked on the night shift and had just woken up from his slumber. … Continue reading

Coffee Design Art – CAD Cafe

I did not join Benny and some of the participants who went earlier than the appointed time for our street photography session at Kampong Glam. They had breakfasted at Dong Po Colonial Cafe. CAD Cafe 23 Haji Lane, Singapore 189216. Opening hours: (Closed on Mondays) Tue – Wed: 8am – 10pm Thurs – Fri: 8am … Continue reading

Eggs Benedict & Gordon Ramsay’s Hollandaise Recipes

Remember Chef Sam who cooked Chicken Roulade (recipe link below) for us last year? Well, he’s “graduated” to cooking breakfasts and suppers for us, too! Hahaha… Recipe for Eggs Benedict (serves 2): Ingredients for Eggs Benedict: 4 large Eggs, must be fresh. 2-3 tablespoons Distilled Vinegar (can use flavoured vinegar or substitute with lemon juice, … Continue reading

Paris Baguette Is Korean? 파리바게트

Right after lunch at a restaurant in Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market, we took the train into town to meet Ryan’s cousin. The venue? 파리바게트. Say what? Paris Baguette! Paris Baguette is Korean? I had always thought Paris Baguette to be European. Who would have guessed based on the name alone? Paris Croissant is a South … Continue reading

Can BreadTalk?

Bread, staple nutrition in many different cultures across the globe, is one of the world’s oldest food. “There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.” ― Mahatma Gandhi Post WWII, modern agricultural technology has greatly improved food production. The introduction of infinite combinations … Continue reading

Dolcetto by Basilico – Feast For The Senses!

Could it be that was all so simple then… Or has time rewritten every line? If I had the chance to do it all again… I would! I would! I would!!! Lazy afternoon tea after a fashion show with the ladies. Ahhh… those were the days, my friend 😉 Being the sorellina in this group, … Continue reading

PBT In An Alien Heartbeat!

My recipe post on Thai Duck Red Curry had Michael at http://alien-heartbeat.com/, commenting the next day… “Learning to cook by telephone from one’s mother – well, I have to admit, that’s how I learnt some of her signature dishes.” To which I asked, “so what’s your signature dish, Michael?” Nearly a week later when I … Continue reading

Hope(toun) is the Only Thing Greater Than Fear!

I’ve never liked sweets or confectionery (except for rich breads) even when I was a child, yet I’ve always had weight problems and have yo-yo-ed for 30 years. Since my teens, I have been obsessed with weight loss and the weight watchers’ diet. I was always diligent in exercising and kept my meals healthy, until … Continue reading