Category Archives: Reviews

spaghetti all’Amatriciana

Today I am writing a post about my second favorite red pasta sauce of all times – Amatriciana sauce.  Sugo all’amatriciana is a traditional pasta sauce based on guanciale (cured…

{giveaway} pan-fried vietnamese pork chops

I have such a fabulous recipe to share today. This dish was so good, I went, “MMMMMmmmm!” as I took my first bite. And since I had to work late,…

layered vanilla sponge cake with whipped cream, strawberries and blueberries

Do you like cake? Well, I am not the world’s biggest cake fan but if a tender slice of cake is sitting right in front of me, well, I am…

pan-fried brown butter honey garlic salmon | a review of corningware retroflam cookware

If you are thinking that it is pretty rare to find a salmon recipe in my blog, you will be right! That is not to say that we do not…

milk-braised dijon chicken

When I decided to cook this dish, I was sure about three things. 1. Chicken that has been braised in milk is delicious!  2. Dijon mustard and chicken is one…

pappardelle with porcini mushroom and white truffle cream

Foie Gras, lobster, caviar, truffle. When I think of special occasions, or decadent food, these are the four ingredients that immediately come to mind. And today, I am going to…

szechuan ‘saliva’ or mouth-watering chicken (四川口水鸡)

I apologize for the strange title of this dish. In my defense, I didn’t name the dish – it is a direct translation from its Chinese name. I wonder who’d…

{Giveaway} sponsorship of italian produce by the real food market and a recipe for elicoidali with bronte pistachio pesto, pancetta, spinach and roasted cherry tomatoes

The LAM always gets super excited when I cook Italian food. He will hang around the kitchen and taste everything while my back is turned. It’s quite cute, really, in…

the best general tso’s chicken

Have you heard of General Tso’s Chicken? Much like Singapore Noodles which you can find in many Chinese restaurants in America (yet we, in Singapore, have never heard of), General…

{giveaway} steamed wild sea bass with lemongrass and ginger (ikan siakap stim)

When Pansing Distributions sent me a copy of Norman Musa‘s new book, Amazing Malaysian, the first thing I did was to flip through the book and drooled over all the amazing…