buttermilk fried chicken drumlets | a review of le creuset round french oven

It has been a while since I deep-fry any chicken wings (or parts).  Today, however, I decided to fry some chicken that had been soaking overnight in buttermilk. There are…

stir-fried minced pork with snow pea shoots and gochujang

The little girl was home today because she was unwell. Since she needs a lot more attention than her brother who is more self-entertaining, I had to cook a really…

ddeokbokki (떡볶이) | korean spicy rice cakes

Korean Imperial cuisine aside, I think Korean food is generally very easy to prepare. This is certainly helped by the fact that many sauces used in Korean cooking come ready-made….

sukjunamul-muchim (숙주나물무침) | korean spicy sesame bean sprouts

Before I write anything else, I have a confession to make. I am usually NOT a fan of bean sprouts. In fact, mention the words “bean sprouts” and you are likely…

thai red curry chicken ‘alfredo’ with linguine | a review of purely fresh online grocery store

I was surfing around on the internet the other day and I chanced upon this really interesting recipe.  Working on the idea along the lines of an Asian Alfredo sauce,…

cranberry and chia seeds banana bread

Over the New Year, I made a batch of banana bread to give away. Banana breads are amazing things. Whenever someone tells me that he/she wants to learn to bake,…

chocolate milk chiffon cake with chocolate chips

I have been very good! It has been almost 6 weeks since I last baked a chiffon cake! See, I CAN resist! LOL. I think this must have been the longest…

tom yum goong (ต้มยำกุ้ง) | thai lemongrass shrimp soup

I love Thai food. But the LAM is not a fan, so we rarely eat at Thai restaurants, which is okay because this year, I am going to learn to…

butter rum cake

Over the Chinese New Year holidays, I basically baked up a frenzy. I spent two glorious days doing not much but bake!  One of the cakes I baked was this…

sesame noodles with grilled miso-glazed salmon

It is indeed an honor to be asked to collaborate with 9 other fantastic cooks on my first cook book. In case you are not aware – Woot! – my very…