Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Flash Mob

6 Aug

love his cause, and motivation.

Valentine.

5 Aug

can’t stop watching this video and listening to the song. (:

1 Aug

super duper cute! (:

Comfort Food : A Recipe Post

16 Jul

Winter. Cold winds, rain, super low temperatures. To conquer all these, to me, only means one thing : comfort food.

what’s better ya? the ultimate comfort food for me is mash. The creaminess and butter-i-ness texture of the mash just makes everything seem better. (: So everything with mash, would just be a kind of comfort to me. Last night, I decided to make Shepard’s pie!

Shepard’s pie has always been a family favourite. So of course, I immediately went to source for a recipe so that I could cook it for everyone to enjoy! (: I was pretty worried the first time I made it, and I remember my brother having to always taste my mash to see if it’s buttery enough or salty enough. And my mum would stand next to me to make sure the mince is in small pieces and not in chunks, and if my meat sauce is thick enough.

alright, did I say I miss my family and I’m home-sick? I didn’t? Well, I am. That’s why I needed comfort food, pronto.

So here’s my recipe.

hopefully, it will be as comforting to you as it was for me! (:

Seventh Generation : Going Green .

14 Jul

Baby and I were very happy to see that Costco is selling Seventh Generation! (: We first saw them in CHOOSE. My brother’s shop and have been wanting to try it! So we were running out of washing detergent, we decided to give it a shot, PLUS, it was cheaper than Dynamo! So it’s a win-win!

We immediately tried it and guess what? We loved it! (: It makes our clothes smell fresh and clean! And best of all, our clothes came out without the usual powder residues! We actually changed to using liquid detergent, as the powdered ones leave the residue on the dark coloured pieces. But to our surprise, this one doesn’t! So we’re happy!

So go on, give this a try! Can’t find it in Singapore? Click on CHOOSE. above! It’s worth every penny! Plus we’re helping the environment, so why not?

Acardia : New Breakie Place !

8 Jul
Arcadia
193 Gertrude Street
Fitzroy 3065

Tel: (03)94161055

When I was home for the last couple of months, baby told me about this breakfast place he came to with his supervisor. Us being huge fans of pesto, baby said I had to try their Italian eggs and their chai latte (but of course)! So the day after I arrived, baby immediately brought me there for breakfast after Mass. (:

Weekends are PACKED. We had to put our names on the waiting list. But service was pretty good and efficient, so we got our tables in less than 5 mins! So we quickly settled in, and chose what we wanted and ordered. But for some reason, our coffee and chai latte took ages to come and so did our food. Maybe they forgot our order? I hope so.

that aside, how cute are the things that they use in the cafe? It’s so english somehow and just feel like you’re relaxing outdoors. love it!

and my chai soy latte came in this cute little pot with a side of honey! (:

i, of course, was a very happy girl. (: especially when the food came!

my Italian eggs : scrambled eggs, pesto wrapped with slices of prosciutto.

my eggs were cooked to perfection, creamy and smooth, super generous with their pesto and everything just goes perfectly with the saltiness of the prosciutto.

Baby’s Mexican eggs : poached eggs, with avocado, tomato and coriander salsa! It was good! (:

the eggs were poached to perfection.

Baby had to finish my portion cause it was huge! haha (: lucky for me, he has a bigger appetite during winter! hehe

I had a chance to play with Cheok’s Nikon D40X. It’s quite fun and cool! haha my hands are itching again. *breathe* Need to find a part time job and save money! (:

and what makes it even better? Everyone gets a complimentary Green & Black’s organic chocolate! (: Never tried organic chocolate before, and I must say, this is good chocolate. And the bits of butterscotch within every bite, AWESOME.

Thanks for bringing me there sweetie (: love you!

one more shot of the food, just because.

Yummy Claypot

30 Jun
Yummy Claypot
340 Joo Chiat Road
Tel : 6345 7345

I bet you have never seen this (unless you watched the tv program my parents did) or heard of this before :

a whole chicken stuffed into a pig’s stomach. Intriguing right? Trust me, I was shocked at how clever chefs could be. They have my utmost respect!

First it came in this HUGE claypot

They serve this table side, and this was exactly how it was served to us. First it was submerged in this super tasty and peppery soup which had herbs and fish maw in it. Then they took out the pig’s stomach and started dissecting it to take the chicken out. It still makes me wonder how they stretched it SO thin! Baby said we will give this a try soon! hehe

What’s more amazing is the chicken was still tender, the meat just simple drops off the bone. The stomach protected it from drying out! (:

the soup was SO GOOD. really. haha.

that’s how thin the stomach is!

of course that’s not all we had. haha

we ordered toufu : so good with rice ! haha

crispy egg omelette!

kai lan cooked two ways : with garlic and deep fried!

yes u read it right! it’s deep fried kai lan leaves! Super interesting right? it’s very very yummy! hehe

By the end of the night, our tummies were very very satisfied (:

(Please call to book forthe pig stomach soup a day before)

Pu Tien Restaurant 莆田菜馆 (VivoCity)

30 Jun
Pu Tien Restaurant
1 Harbourfront Walk
#03-01B (Food Republic)
VivoCity

I love days like these. Nothing is planned, just a free afternoon to spend with my dearest mummy. No fancy restaurants, no high teas, just a simple meal and having a nice chat (: I’ve never had this before, but mum has and she said I would like the bee hoon. and I did. She knows me best for sure!

It’s located in Food Republic, at a corner. and it was yummy. haha It was just the 2 of us, but we ordered quite a bit! and in the end, we had to packet the leftovers. hehe

this is the fried bee hoon my mum was talking about. It’s thin, but full of flavour. Every bite you take, gives you a punch. A nice punch, not those that hurt, those that make you smile. (: plus the peanuts that are hidden like treasures, gives u the crunch!

pair it with their homemade chilli, match-made in heaven.I would so buy the chilli if it’s on sale. haha

i secretly love to eat pork floss. LOVE. really. i do. and it’s just genius to top fried egg plant with pork floss. The blendness of egg plant with the saltiness and sweetness of pork floss : perfect.

and this golden crispy delish i duck wrapped in yam. I love this combination. I had it when I went to Pacific House for the first time. So glad we could find it in Singapore! (: Crispy on the outside, tender and soft on the inside. The duck was cooked to perfection. Still tender and juicy, not a single bit dry.

A simple yet amazing meal. Absolutely love days like this. (: Thanks Mummy!

Mad For Garlic

29 Jun
Mad For Garlic
3 Temasek Boulevard
Suntec City (Galleria) #01-039
Singapore 038983
Tel : +65 6333 1507

A place that was recommended on New City Beat (城人新杂志) and it really caught the eye of EVERYONE in the family. In fact it was mummy and daddy that asked me to book this place for lunch with them! (: I was overjoyed and when I was there I really wanted to try everything! haha it’s an Italian wine bistro that is opened by Koreans! It originated in Seoul. How cool is that!

I love the decor of the place. Filled with wine and wine glasses, bulbs and bulbs of dried garlic. Very cosy, especially the booth seats. (: AWESOME.

As there were only the 3 of us, we had to limit our choices to the following three :

The Anchovy Garlic Cream Fondue : served with whole baked garlic cloves, vegetables and bread. This was a crowd pleaser I tell you. SO GOOD. Dad didn’t leave a single drop. You see, he is a garlic lover. (:

small but mighty.

the waiter in the background squeezing the garlic out. YUMS.

next up : The Garlic Bread Tower

how cute is this yummy little thing? STUFFED with heaps of garlic. But not too overwhelming for some reason. PERFECT!

press the garlic in well then…

cut it into 8 pieces and pop them into your mouth! (:

how pretty is this pizza? it’s the Garlic Snowing Pizza (:

mayo base, so it’s a little sweet to the palette, crispy slices of garlic, prawns, pineapple bits and the snow? Parmesan! This came in second. The Anchovy garlic cream still top the chart!

roll it up, and CHOMP ! see how thin the base is?

love them both to bits. (:

prepare for my return at the end of the year. MORE THAN ONCE !

A Sugee Cake Just To Say Thank You.

29 Jun

I recently stopped work and really wanted to thank my boss and I knew from the very start sugee cake was her facourite cake of all time. So I couldn’t not bake it for her. I never really baked it before, and was a little nervous to be giving her my very first attempt to be honest. But as I was leaving for Melbourne very soon, I didn’t have much time to bake another. So a successful first attempt was what I was praying for!

Thankfully, I read Ju’s post on The Little Teochew (yes the same awesome person who baked and shared her Japanese Cheesecake recipe, thank you!) a couple of months ago, and bookmarked the recipe of the sugee cake she baked (adapted from Cherry on a Cake) and hers looks amazing! So I took a deep breath and plucked up my courage and gave this a try.

Ju did use almond silvers but I didn’t have that, and used pumpkin seeds instead. However, they didn’t stay on top and sank all the way to the bottom instead! hehe I must say it didn’t look very pretty, but it did taste pretty good! and goes well with a hot cup of coffee or tea. Thankfully, my boss enjoyed it very much! (: So thank you Zurin, for sharing the recipe, and thank you Ju for giving the tips!

For the recipe : Click Here !