cranberry and white chocolate cookies

I guess one of the banes of not having a sweet tooth is that I am not mad about cookies. Once in a blue moon, I would eat some, but…

ham wheels

I like playing with pastry. That is because I can use pastry to make all sorts of savory snacks. I much, much prefer to eat something savory. Many times I would…

oyakodon (親子丼) | a marriage of the chicken and the egg

“Oyakodon (親子丼), literally “parent-and-child donburi”, is a donburi, or Japanese rice bowl dish, in which chicken, egg, sliced scallion (or sometimes regular onions), and other ingredients are all simmered together in a sauce and then served on top of a large…

blitz blitz chocolate mousse

Imagine a chocolate dessert you can whip up in 10 minutes. Imagine that it is also a guilt-free chocolate dessert. No? YES!  The first time I made this dessert for…

rice cooker claypot rice

There is nothing wrong with cheating in the kitchen. In fact, I cheat a lot in the kitchen. I substitute whenever I can, and I try to find the easiest way to…

cranberry almond meringues

When life gives you eggs, bake a cake. When life gives you egg whites, make meringues! I had some egg whites left over from making dumplings and they needed to be…

the easiest spaghetti and meatballs

As a working mom, time is something I need to balance on a daily basis. I wish I have tons of time everyday so I can spend hours cooking something…

the best ayam goreng… ever!

I remember years ago, when I was studying in the old NIE (the one at Bukit Timah), there was this Malay stall that sold the yummiest fried chicken I have…

fried rice with luncheon meat, char siu and egg

One of the first things I cooked for the LAM when we first started dating was fried rice. In fact, the first thing I learnt to cook when I was…

ham and cheese mini-pies – an impossibly easy mini-pie recipe

I love baking. I love looking at pretty pictures of food and browsing through recipes. I love cook books – I have shelves full of them. Most times, I bookmark…