Italian Almond Cookies (with roasted almonds)

These are the best ever, absolutely moreish and delicious almond cookies you'll ever taste. With a thin and crispy crust outside, and soft and chewy inside, it's quite impossible to stop at one. The secret is to use roasted almond meal, which gives it a rich nutty and almost caramel-like flavour, Continue reading for the recipe ....more

Vinomofo Wine Review

Brought to you by Nuffnang and Vinomofo. When I was asked to review a product from Vinomofo, I had no idea what it was about until Nuffnang told me that they would be sending me two bottles of wine. The name Vinomofo is a funny one, until I recalled "vino" means wine in Italian, and "mofo"....oh well, I was curious as to how the name came about ....more

Best Ever Korean Fried Chicken (with sweet and sticky spicy sauce)

Best ever Korean Fried Chicken (IMHO). Need I say more? Think of crispy chewy and crunchy batter coated in a candy-like sweet, spicy and sticky glaze ....more

Shanghai Red Bean Pancake ("Wo Paeng")

This is an old favourite of mine since I was little. Typically served in chinese restaurants in BP, we would...more

Pineapple Tarts (2016 edition)

I told myself I was not going to make pineapple tarts this year. It's just too much effort and physically challenging (for someone of my age) and I figured I'd just wait for friends passing through Singapore to bring back tarts for me to eat. No thanks to Facebook, I keep seeing posts of pineapple tarts spilled across the page, made by my baker/foodie friends ....more

Malaysian Vegetable Curry (Sayur Lodeh)

Sayur lodeh is a vegetable curry commonly found in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. The version I grew up with contains cabbage, eggplant, long beans, deep-fried tofu (and sometimes tofu puffs) and glass noodles. I made this for lunch today and it turned out perfect (really!) and so I decided to post the recipe here in case I forget how to replicate the dish next time ....more

Cherry Cheese "Christmas Wreath" Pound Cake

This cake was inspired by the cover of this month's Coles magazine, which actually uses an instant butter cake mix. I decided to make the cake...more

Galbi Jjim (Korean Braised Beef Short Ribs)

I've been eating too much Korean Fried Chicken lately it's not funny. I decided to try a healthy Korean dish this time which is a stew made with beef short ribs. It's cooked in a light soy-based broth that reminds me of bulgogi, but made into a stew instead ....more

Creamy Cheddar and Ricotta Cheesecake

The addition of milk and ricotta in this recipe makes for a light, fluffy and creamy cheesecake.Cheddar and Ricotta CheesecakeIngredients110g cheddar cheese slices, roughly torn40g butter125ml milk70g ricotta cheese20g plain flour15g corn flour2 egg yolks3 egg whites1/4 tsp cream of tartar80g sugarMethodGrease and line an 8 inch square baking pan with baking paper. If using springform pan, wrap the outside of the pan with 2 layers of aluminium foil as the cake will be baked in a water bath.Prepare a large roasting tin (large enough to fit the baking pan in). You can start boiling some water for the water bath.Preheat oven to 150C.Place cheddar cheese, butter and milk in a bowl and place over a pot of simmering water ....more

Soboro Don (Japanese Ground Chicken Rice Bowl)

Loving this simple dish that's kid-friendly, yet perfect for a weeknight family meal if you're looking for something quick and easy to prepare. I love eggs, and especially scrambled eggs. This chicken mince rice bowl is served with an egg crumble, which is made by scrambling the eggs with a pair of chopsticks until it turns into crumbs (of course!) ....more