Back to Durian City – Durian Chiffon Cake

Me relocating back to Singapore… is a big deal. After living abroad for so long, I don’t think I even recognize my red dot anymore. I’m still getting used to the new subway (MRT) lines developed. Apparently I have to pay full attention while transiting. Being too engrossed with my smartphone will somehow cause me…

Kue Lapis Surabaya Moka – Spiku Moka

Kuning, Coklat, Kuning (Yellow, Brown, Yellow) That was how my friend described this cake because of its distinct recognizable colours. Kue Lapis Surabaya, also known as Spiku, is another classic Indonesian layered cake that is a lot easier to make than Lapis Legit. Named after the city, Surabaya, this cake is almost just as popular…

Aspiring Bakers #27: Through Thick and Thin – Kue Lapis Classics

Update: Hi everyone! We are extending the deadline for this challenge to February 21st! Thank you! It is my honour to announce that Sweet Samsations is once again hosting the Aspiring Bakers event! Previously I hosted April 2012’s “Layers of Love”. This month, it is a special kind of layered cake that we will be…

Yule Log – Merry Christmas All!

“I’ll be home for Christmas You can plan on me Please have snow and mistletoe And presents on the tree Christmas Eve will find me Where the love light gleams I’ll be home for Christmas If only in my dreams” I vividly remember first stepping into Vancouver 7 years ago with my sister and my…

Spanakopita

For the first time in 7 years, I managed to escape the cold of winter. For the first time in 7 years, I won’t be worrying about my plans for Christmas. For the first time in 7 years, I’ll actually be seeing my family during the holiday season. And yet, I can’t help but feel…

Pulled-Pork Pancakes with JD Maple Syrup

 As a restaurant frequenter and foodie, I love Vancouver in its entirety because it features some of the BEST restaurants. I think I can safely say that brunch is probably my favourite meal of the day. Don’t you love waking up to a delicious meal on the weekends? Although I’m not a regular customer, one…

Pumpkin Swiss Roll with Cream Cheese Filling

    Besides the candies and costumes, another reason for my love of Halloween is the fact that it happens during pumpkin season!!! Alright, I gotta admit, I was NEVER a fan of pumpkins. Say the word “pumpkin” and I’ll run. It wasn’t until last year that I discovered the wonders of pumpkin desserts when…

Maple and Herb Roasted Turkey

Happy Thanksgiving all! (Obviously Canadian. lol) 😀 The awesome thing about Thanksgiving is that you still get to eat all the delicious food without having to spend any money on presents! This year however, I wanted to do all the cooking and host a little Thanksgiving shenanigan for my besties and sister. Since it was my first…

Ham and Cheese Rolls

I’ve been wanting to make some soft buns and I think I’ve finally found “the one”! Bread making requires a certain amount of patience but the end results are just so rewarding! And don’t you love being able to say that you make my own bread? There are many types of bread but my favourite…

Furikake Chex Mix

Hello all! Ahhhh!! I’m so behind on my postings. This month I’ve been REALLY REALLY busy though. Been working lots and I know this sounds crazy but I JUST MOVED AGAIN! ahhhhhh.. If you’ve been reading my blog, you’ll know I just moved in May. But yes, hopefully this place will be more permanent. This…

Low-Calorie Banana Loaf Bread + Banana Bread Samwiches

There’s a million banana bread recipes you can find online most of which use margarine, butter or vegetable oil. If you aren’t yet aware, there’s a substitute that’s much lower in calories. And that, my friends… is APPLESAUCE. This is my second time posting up a banana loaf recipe. After reading Lisa’s blog, I was…

Pandan Chocolate Zebra Chiffon Cake

Today is a special day that I haven’t had the chance of celebrating in many years now. At this time of the year I’m usually enjoying the lovely summer in Vancouver. Fresh berries, perfect beach weather, extended daylight hours, the opportunity to shy away from bulky winter coats and boots… No wonder you get the…

2-Ingredient Crepe

Really? Just 2?! YES, REALLY. And no, I’m not referring to “pancake mix and milk”. I’ve discovered possibly the easiest crepe recipe that you could make even with your eyes closed. (okay, maybe one eye closed) Best of all, not only is it high in protein, I bet that you would probably already have the 2…

10-Minute Shrimp Cakes

Now I’m sure we’ve all heard of crab cakes and the majority of us have tried them in our favourite restaurants. But crab meat isn’t the most accessible or the cheapest in price. So what about shrimp cakes? Armed with my crab cake recipe while I strut the aisles of my supermarket, I searched for…

Cassava Cake with Banana and Chocolate Drizzle

So, I’ve always been a fan of cassava cakes. Cassavas are cultivated in tropical and sub-tropical regions, and thus are very popular in Southeast Asia. It almost feels like cassava cakes have conquered a special place in the hearts of people living in the tropics. They go by many names and are usually made with…

Bacon Wrapped Halibut with Roasted Vegetables and Beurre Blanc

Hi Folks, you guys are probably wondering where I disappeared to. I sincerely apologize for my laziness absence. Oh gosh! This is probably the longest gap I’ve had! Oh don’t you worry, this one will probably be quite a long and wordy one. lol! Okay, so here’s why I’ve been so terribly busy keeping up…