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…

the picky eater

Aden has been going to play school since he was 20 months old. While we still have to drag him out of bed on some mornings, he is generally very…