Coconut-Kaya Dutch Baby Pancake

In the states, you’d refer to it as the Dutch Baby Pancake. Note that the word “Dutch” is a little misleading, as it isn’t actually Dutch at all. However, in the UK, you’d call it a Yorkshire pudding. The recipe of both batters can pretty much be used interchangeably, although the Yorkshire pudding would generally…

Croissants aux Amandes

Buttery, bold and beautiful. Take your regular croissants up a notch by dressing them up with almond cream and icing sugar! Make them with day-old croissants, because it’s the best way to use up any leftovers. Most people enjoy having this for breakfast, but I definitely feel like they’re more of a dessert and a…

Mango Sticky Rice with Coconut Panna Cotta

Easily the most popular dessert in all of Thailand, Mango Sticky Rice is pretty much my default dessert after every meal on my frequent Bangkok trips! The good news is that this dessert is pretty simple to make, requiring only a few ingredients: glutinous rice, coconut milk and sweet mangoes! I’ve made a healthier version…

Char Siew (Chinese BBQ Pork)

So most of us are pretty well acquainted with this Chinese BBQ Pork aka Char Siew (or Cha Siu) that gained international popularity. It would frequently make an appearance with dim sum, but is also often paired with rice or noodles. Every country seems to have a slightly different version of it, but the main…

Soft and Fluffy Tri-Coloured Milk Bread

I’ve always loved Asian style soft, fluffy milk bread, and with the current lockdown in place, what better to do than make your own? This recipe doesn’t require a bread machine and the dough is simple and easy to knead. It is also completely optional to colour them, especially if you’re not a fan of…

Mango Sticky Oatmeal

A healthier take on the classic Thai dessert, this Mango Sticky Oatmeal is the epitome of un-monotonous oatmeal and mindful eating. I absolutely adore mango sticky rice and it is highly possible that I continuously exceed the imaginary quota an average human being should consume in their lifetime. Its simple yet rich flavours capture my…

Pan-Seared Steak with Red Wine Sauce

Juicy, succulent and tender, with every bite packed with a punch of flavour that leaves a yearning for the next, a beautifully cooked steak is the epitome of the culinary world. And yet, it is also at the same time probably the most cost-efficient dish in the history of fine dining. With the perfect cut…

Spicy Salmon Patties

If there’s one fish that I can only have for the rest of my life, that would be salmon. Raw or cooked, I absolutely love having fresh salmon… except that I do get pretty nervous about preparing raw salmon at home. But here is an easy recipe for cooked salmon that will certainly make for…

Earl Grey Cookies with Dark Chocolate

Wouldn’t it be lovely to pay only for a box of all the ingredients you’ll only need for what you’re baking? And God no, I’m not referring to cake mixes. Enjoy the full baking from scratch experience without the hassle of measuring, portioning, and shopping for individual ingredients when you purchase a Baking Kit with BakeStarters….

Dutch Baby Pancakes

Ever since I got my new cast iron skillet, these babies (literally) are my new go-to for breakfasts or brunches. No need for grocery shopping because you’d already have most of these ingredients sitting in your kitchen. (And if you don’t, I’m not judging) Almost like making a cake out of a box, you dump all…

Toblerone Fudge Brownies with Crinkly Crust

“Brownies are the easiest to make.” That’s what they say… and I do agree to an extent. These bad boys usually don’t need any creaming or whipping. Just mix it all up in a bowl and bake it in the oven! Poof! You’re done… also on the condition that you didn’t try to change the recipe. Now,…

Churros

Happy Cinco De Mayo everyone! To be honest, I’ve never celebrated this Holiday as we don’t have it in either Singapore or Canada. I’m simply hopping on the bandwagon to post a popular dessert in Mexico! When I think about churros, I’m reminded of theme parks and street fairs. Your rides would not be complete…

Pineapple Tarts with a Twist

So I guess it’s become a yearly affair. It just doesn’t feel like Chinese New Year when you don’t stuff yourself with the never-ending stream of cookies. And there’s just one in particular that I absolutely can’t do without.. my pineapple tarts. These are probably one of the most time-consuming cookies to make, yet quick to finish!…

Eggnog Scones with Orange Peel

Nothing spells Christmas like eggnog and cinnamon spice. A warm scone by the fireplace, away from the blistering cold as you slowly sip your favourite cup of coffee… Who am I kidding; it’s Singapore and it’s 28°C (82°F) here. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I am starting to miss the snow! I’m waiting for the…

Pumpkin Waffles with Peanut Butter & Almond Nuts

Waffles again..?! Oops! Well, can I use the fall season as an excuse for these pumpkin waffles? (even though there’s no fall season where I live now) I really miss the pumpkin baking season in North America where everyone would make pumpkin-related dishes just because it’s “that time of the year”. Halloween, Thanksgiving and other…

Mushroom And Chicken Risotto

I was never a big fan of reality TV shows as I found them to be overly dramatic and I was constantly annoyed with their dialogues. Even as food lover, I was reluctant to watch Masterchef. When I finally decided to jump on the bandwagon, I realized how addicting it was. The more I watched it, the hungrier…

My Little Easter Basket-Weave Cake

This easter I was egg-specting to see hot cross buns sold in bakeries, easter bunnies in the malls and other hoppy-looking decorations. I didn’t quite carrot all that I wasn’t in North America. Easter HAD to be internationally celebrated in at least some ways! After all, the Easter Bunny is almost as famous as Santa there….

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…