Signature Pineapple Tarts 2013

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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 […]

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Chocolate Cherry Christmas Fruitcake

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HELLO ALL ! It’s been a long while since I last updated this space. I thank all who had messaged and emailed me with well wishes for my father. He has made gradual progress and is getting stronger. We are doing all we can to help him elevate his spirits and enhance his immunity against […]

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Ngoh Hiang – 5 Spice Meat Roll

Ngoh Hiang August 29, 2012

Ngoh Hiang or Five Spice Meat Roll, I have discovered, is a staple home cooked specialty dish for many of us here in Singapore during festive occasions like Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year for me as a kid was a frenzy of quick visitations at relatives and friends’ houses. During those days, efficient highways […]

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Il Bicerin – My Coffee Experience In Italy

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Italy inspired me to incorporate a new ritual into my daily routine – one which have me sip through a frothy cup of cafe latte every morning while reading my electronic papers. I have never been a serious coffee drinker. I patronise Starbucks once in a blue moon because I love the social coolness associated […]

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Pulut Hitam Pound Cake / Black Glutinous Rice Pound Cake

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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.  […]

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Weekend In Venice

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Venice is everything I have read… and better.  A fairy tale land, a theatre and a tourist trap all rolled into one. A land where the richness of medieval affluence still leaves one breathless, where the echoes of music and theatre still lingers. A rare photogenic gem which presents post card perfection in every frame […]

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Padan Kuih Lapis (Spekkoek)

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Most people baulked at the thought of making lapis. (thousand layer cake) A reader sent me a message, concerned about the time required to make a lapis cake – a friend of hers had told her that she would have to spend the whole day to make the cake. Hence, I would like to take […]

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