This all started when I was trying to buy a high fibre bread loaf at BreadTalk. Perhaps I have been traveling too much and am getting out of touch with the local market but I was shocked by the fact that they are now pricing their loaf by the slices. I was charged $2.80 for […]
I uploaded the photos and recipe of this addictive cookie, with, I swear, every intention of writing the post and publishing it during my travels. I was counting on the sleepless jet lagged nights to get those brain juice to flow again… Alas, unfortunately (or fortunately), this time I adapted to the wild swings in […]
As the last pineapple tart gets depleted from the ubiquitous red lidded plastic tub, it becomes official, Chinese New Year is over. There will be some who are still working off the CNY left overs but for me, I am eager to stash away my pineapple tart molds and return to something more fundamental. When […]
To many, January often feels like a dreary Monday as we drag ourselves back to work after a month of dreamy, year-end holiday bliss and festive celebrations . The Chinese population in Asia however, are prepping themselves to usher in another bout of celebrations and binging. Christmas decorations in the stores are briskly replaced by banners and […]
Things haven’t been that great lately. My father had a fall a couple of weeks ago and hurt his spinal chord. This impaired his fine motor functions and bed binds him now at a rehabilitation hospital where he is showing gradual improvement through physiotherapy.For a 75 year old, mild mannered man who had conscientiously devoted […]
I was first introduced to Gianduja when we were traveling from Chamonix to Torino. During our 2 hour drive to Torino, our driver had enthusiastically recommended us to try the gelato at Gelateria Fiorio where, in his opinion, the best gelato in Torino can be found. He had also specifically suggested that I try the […]
The Red Velvet cake, to me, is quintessentially American. I became especially fascinated by it after I learnt about how the red colour of the cake was traditionally developed. Simple molecular food science harnessed brilliantly! Most avid bakers would have already celebrated this classic recipe in various ways and I have eyed this recipe in […]
This is an experimental recipe which I have meant to try for the longest time. My family is a big fan of Pulut Hitam, the black glutinous rice with a unique fragrance and texture that pairs so wonderfully well with coconut milk. Quite some time back, I had actually made this to go with durian pulp. […]
Bubble milk tea which originated from Taiwan, came and went… and came back again. This time round, they appear to have polished up their act significantly and are determined to make this new beverage culture sustainable. Apart from better quality tea leaves, they have also started to offer products which would appeal to the more […]
Recently, I have been asked to name my favourite Asian spices. Without pausing to gather my thoughts, I was quick to declare Pandan and Lemongrass as my most favoured Asian spices. Both spices have a calming effect on me, a whiff of the scent from these 2 plants has the ability to lull me into […]
Welcome to @Køkken- my food blog dedicated to the documentation of the many culinary experiments in my kitchen. I strive to add a little pizazz to easy everyday cooking, firmly believing that memorable food can be easily achieved at home.
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