Aglio Olio Pasta Senza Aglio (Garlic Oil Pasta Without Garlic Please!)

Aglio Olio Pasta is a traditional Italian dish, with spaghetti sautéd simply with garlic and olive oil (hence ‘aglio‘ for garlic and ‘olio‘ for olive oil). It is sometimes spiced up with other condiments as well, such as chilli flakes and seafood....more

Vietnamese Spring Roll With Loads Of Fresh Herbs

The thing that makes a Vietnamese spring roll especially tasty is that it combines the freshest ingredients together in a relatively bite-sized manner – fresh herbs, sweet and juicy boiled shrimps and crunchy vegetables. Herb lovers like myself would definitely enjoy every bite of this roll given the strong basil and mint tastes packed within the rice papers....more

Home-Made Chocolate Peppermint Ice-Cream Is My Favourite Ice-Cream Flavour

Made with real mint leaves – sort of. At least I made the best use of whatever buds were growing from my mint pot. They are not growing very quickly though, so the next time I make this ice-cream, it would probably be after summer this year....more

Chocolate Flapjack – A Snack Bar With A Twist

I didn’t know such a thing as a flapjack exists until I came to the UK. In fact, it only revealed itself to me last November, while we were lunching at the Vennel’s Cafe in the city center. I’ve been tempted ever since to give it a try – both orally and skill wise....more

Happy 49th Birthday Singapore!

It wasn’t a very successful experiment: the texture was too soft (the layers cannot be peeled off easily) and the sweetness a tad lacking. But the whole point of this experiment was to make a Singapore flag, an attempt which I did eventually pull off....more

Creating Little Chocolate Truffle Balls Of Endorphins

It’s how I amuse myself amidst the restiveness of dissertation writing.Read more from 'Creating Little Chocolate Truffle Balls Of Endorphins'....more

Chinese Baked Pork Bun (烘烤肉包子)

In my personal opinion, this was probably the most challenging dish I’ve done so far. Not only was it time-consuming; it was also physically and mentally draining, given the amount of preparations required beforehand as well as the amount of energy expended during the kneading. Take a look at the long list of ingredients to see what I mean....more

Balik Pulau (Back To The Islands)