Florian and I decided that every weekend, we'll spend time together in the kitchen making a nice dinner for the four of us. I'm cooking most evenings which I'm thoroughly enjoying. I'd like to think we've been having mostly good meals, definitely more healthful considering I'm stingy with salt and oil. Most recently, Mum and … Continue reading Recipes: Mediterranean Night.
There are two ways of cooking mee siam here in Singapore. One has gravy and is more commonly found, especially at the Malay stalls in the Hawker centres, and the other is a dry mee siam which comes more from the Peranakans. Interestingly, mee siam actually refers to Siamese noodles, although is bears little resemblance … Continue reading Dry Mee Siam.
It took a 'circuit breaker' to get the hubs into the kitchen. Not complaining! He wanted to bake German cheesecake to satisfy his cravings for them. We had some quark that he had brought back from Germany when he went to visit his grandfather. They needed to be used so last week, he took the … Continue reading Käsekuchen and Sourdough.
It looks like lots of people are still happily gallivanting and flouting the measures that the Ministry of Health has put in place to try and contain Covid-19. Come on people! Please take this seriously. The longer everyone takes to get it together, the longer we're going to be in this 'Circuit Breaker' phase, the … Continue reading Recipe: Mediterranean Seafood Stew.
We had some tins of 'just past their best-by date' beans and decided we may as well use them before they got way overdue. I'm not usually fussed about expired stuff and prefer to trust my eyes, nose and tongue before throwing it out. You can tell on sight if it looks wrong - bloated … Continue reading Recipe: Chilli.
Singapore is not under lockdown but like most families, we're trying to stay home as much as possible. We still go out for groceries since we've refused to give in to panic buying. It is clear that there is enough to go around at the supermarkets but sadly, many have been taking it upon themselves … Continue reading Staying Home.
With all the uncertainty happening due to Covid-19, Lesley and I decided to go ahead with celebrating her birthday a week before the actual day. I had booked it a week earlier because we had the intention of doing something else on the 29th of March with our close group of friends. Unfortunately, on the … Continue reading Restaurant Ibid, North Canal Road.
I made this a while back, before the coronavirus became a hot topic of nearly every country in the world. What better time to get in the kitchen and cook than now right? I get that it is frustrating staying home most of the time but in Singapore, we're blessed to still be able to … Continue reading Recipe: Cantonese Beef Stew.
24 Feb 2020, Mum turned another year wiser. Months ago, I booked to have her birthday lunch at Summer Pavilion, Ritz-Carlton Millenia since Florian and I had such an enjoyable meal there a couple of years ago for his birthday. It was initially to be a mother-daughter affair, but a celebration isn't a celebration unless … Continue reading Summer Pavilion, Ritz-Carlton Millenia. Revisit.
We celebrated Florian's birthday about a week earlier since he was going to be away on the day itself. Obviously, I know how much of a travesty it is in German custom to celebrate one's birthday before the actual day but we had things on the weekend after. Moreover, I reasoned that being in Singapore, … Continue reading béni, Mandarin Gallery.