FOOD + RECIPES

Bibimbap

Ever since Jon and I moved to our new place, the absolute biggest responsibility we’ve felt was having to think about and prepare our own meals. We don’t always have…

Hokkaido milk bread

I came across this recipe for hokkaido milk bread a while ago. I glanced by immediately, not paying much attention. Frankly, it was because I was intimidated by it. I…

dorie greenspan’s custardy apple cake

my grandmother came over for dinner today and since she doesn’t like cold food, I decided to make a warm dessert. When I think of a warm dessert, the first…

open faced sandwiches

Yesterday was my mom’s birthday and also the first time neither my elder sister nor elder brother was in Singapore. Hence, Jon and I decided to uphold tradition and cook…

lemon meringue tart

Just like last year’s, deciding this year’s birthday cake for my mom was such a tough decision. I spent two weeks thinking about what cake I should bake, consulted all…

diy molten chocolate cake kit + recipe

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I can’t believe it’s 2015 already :P Today, I’ll be sharing a simple molten chocolate cake kit that I recently created as gifts to friends who…love molten…

orange, strawberry and mint – fruit infused water

Happy thanksgiving!! We don’t usually celebrate thanksgiving when we’re back in Singapore but my whole family is currently in the US for my brother’s wedding. Jon and I were given…

david lebovitz’s banana bread recipe

Last week, my brother said to me…”I feel like eating banana bread. The ones with chocolate chips inside.” And there you have it. I’m such a good sister! David Lebovitz’s…

new york cheesecake recipe

(picture note: credits to my mom for her beautiful orchids!) If you’re looking for a dense cheesecake with an oreo base and a wonderful lemony flavour, today is your lucky…

kimchi jjigae (kimchi stew) recipe

I’m probably still living in the stone age because…I just started watching Season 1 of Desperate Housewives. I get easily addicted to american TV series (very specific, i know) and…

Pierre Herme’s autumn meringue cake

I’m really happy when someone requests for a chocolate cake. And Jane did just that for her 17th birthday this year. I knew exactly which cake to bake for her.…

jambalaya recipe

sausages, ham, scallops, prawns, spice, mmmmm…. The TAOs first cooked Jambalaya for Jon and I during one of our many visits and it definitely did not help subside our cravings…

lemon and almond shortbread cookies

Imagine the lemony smell permeate through your house as your first batch of cookies are almost done. As you take your first bite, the buttery, sweet and lemony taste explodes…

sichuan hotpot recipe

Jon and I love a really good sichuan hot pot and by that, I really mean a hot pot that is adequately spicy but not too spicy, doesn’t numb the…

cannelloni stuffed minced beef recipe

Annabel (aka Bel) and I were at the supermarket quite a while ago and as we walked through the pasta section, she pointed out Barilla’s Cannelloni, asking me if I…

mint truffles recipe

The first time I made truffles was when I was in Seattle. I’ve always been a big fan of dark chocolates. I’m not a milk chocolate kind of person, and…

gâteau diane recipe

To me, birthday cakes are an integral part to any birthday celebration. I am quite sticky about this, and maybe a tad too opinionated. I always feel that no matter…

gianduja gelato recipe

For the longest time, I had been struggling with my cuisinart ice cream machine. It worked well when I was in US but since I brought it home, it has…

world peace cookies

I must have made this recipe at least ten times. Because cookies are easy to store and transport, I often bring this cookie to office to share with my colleagues.…

chocolate pavé recipe

Sometimes, I enjoy the challenge of making large, towering, gravity defying cakes. At other times, I enjoy using interesting ingredients to making sophisticated cakes with delicate flavors. Not to forget,…

devil’s food cake

I crave chocolate…a lot. Many people tend to stay away from chocolate desserts at restaurants. As for me, I’ll choose a chocolate dessert 9 out of 10 times for the…

classic bittersweet brownies recipe + packaging (free printable coming up!)

I’ve been baking brownies quite often recently. Brownies are everyone’s favorite and having a good ol’ warm brownie with ice cream is always a perfect ending to a nice simple…

my favorite blueberry pancakes

I really love pancakes, no matter how fattening they are. In the past six months, I’ve made pancakes from at least 4 different recipes and they’ve all been from the…

the crack burger

I can’t stop laughing at the cover photo! Jon decided that it would be an awesome idea to take a photo with the theme “The Burger from Heaven”. So, after I…