Monthly Archives: November 2013

stir-fried tang hoon with pork belly, prawns and vegetables

I like tang hoon. It is not my favourite noodle, but it makes a nice change from the yellow noodles and the kuay teows and that, coupled with the fact that…

red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

I have been asked on many occasions – how to make Red Velvet Cupcakes. I am not a huge cake-person. I would taste what I bake to be sure the…

chicken masala

One of my friends has 7 sisters. Of all her sisters, two of them, sisters #1 and #2 are really, really fantastic cooks. It is part of my evil plan…

vanilla swiss meringue buttercream

The first time I made Swiss Meringue Buttercream, I did a ton of research and finally went to the kitchen with a recipe that I felt was pretty good. It…

kopitiam milk buns – plain milk buns

I spent most of my life avoiding anything to do with yeast. But recently, I started playing around with bread recipes. And I am well and truly hooked. My friend,…

applesauce spice cake with brown sugar glaze

I have joined a secret baking group – The Cake Slice Bakers! This group was originally created in 2008 by two friends who had the idea to start a bake…

Philips Avance XL AirFryer review and a recipe for ngoh hiang

Having children really changes one’s lifestyle and one’s perspective. Because the LAM and I can both cook, we had cut down the number of times we dine out since we…

chocolate cupcakes with swiss meringue buttercream

Aden was bored. He went to the basement, took his stool, came upstairs and declared that he was going to “help Mommy bake”! Never mind that Mommy was lazing on…

ayam siyow – stewed chicken in thick tamarind sauce

For me, cooking is very much a going-with-the-flow kind of thing. Most days, I cook what I feel like eating. Other days, it’s what’s in my fridge that dictates what…

chamchi jeon – korean tuna patties

Continuing with my Korean obsession, I made chamchi jeon yesterday. These are tuna patties. Normally, I don’t eat canned tuna. Neither does my mom, or my dad. But we all…