Apple and Blueberry Crumble Pie
Monday, November 29, 2010
When it comes to butter, there is no compromise. Lurpuk or SCS. Eaten pure, cold and hard. No margarine, no palm oil, no hydrogenated fats in cakes and bakes either. I can taste it. Thus, I swear by Cedele. They only use pure butter and sometimes cold-pressed olive oil.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
The next time you dream about waking up to a delectable Aussie breakfast, an easier option is to hop to Craig Road. The Plain near Duxton Plain Park is like a piece of Melbourne in Singapore. Yup, it is not the cosmopolitan Sydney/Bill's kind of a busy and noisy place but rather akin to a homey cafe in Melbourne.
Darling Eggs - Poached Egg on Sourdough with Ham, Cheese and Tomatoes
Monday, November 22, 2010
Not that long ago, the word Tampopo simply conjured up images of Ken Watanabe eating ramen. Food movies made in the 1980s/1990s were crisp and thought provoking. Think Taiwanese Eat Drink Man Woman, Danish Babette Feast, Mexican Like Chocolate For Water and of course the Japanese Tampopo. Dear Eat Pray Love, I suggest you learn something from these or go read Like Chocolate For Water.
The Scoop Cake
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
All of us have our likes and dislikes. This post is to kick off a series on desserts I always like, always eat but never write. My fling with Awfully Chocolate started at East Coast Road and it did not start well. In fact, I hated their original dark chocolate cake. It was way too dry to deserve any credit. I did not understand the hype, see no reason in wasting my calories on a shop which seem too busy with becoming a media darling than to bake a humble chocolate cake. Thus, when it opened another outlet nearer home at Cluny Court, I did not even give it a second look.
Cold Poached Chocolate with Bailey Cream
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Some taste you just cannot forget, some memories will last forever. I remember going to JB to eat in my childhood days. Everything seemed so novel and tasty then. Then raging early teenage years arrived and it did not seem cool to go out with parents then. Driving up to JB for food became a forgotten event. Then came the late teens and early twenties era when going to JB with friends (and possibly brand new driving licences) became hip and happening again. Not long after, roadtrips simply gave way to busy working schedules.
Saturday, November 6, 2010
The Cellar Door has lost its charm on me since its relocation. A and I love having breakfast at its dark but cosy former outlet. I could wear my glasses, not put on make-up and felt at home. Technically, the new outlet at vivo is an improvement - bright, airy, cheery and much easier to maneuver in. However, dragging myself to a busy shopping centre is not quite a good start to a lazy weekend.
Quiche with leeks, $9 and Flat White, $5
Monday, November 1, 2010
Pub grub ranges from hearty portions of pastas, pizzas to deep-fried finger food. Some pubs even dish out great snacks with Asian influence. Harry's@Boat Quay used to serve the largest and juiciest satays ever but have since degraded to insipid sticks. I have a thing for pub grub and prefer an evening getting my fingers dirty in a pub rather than battling with cutlery at a restaurant anytime. I find the former relaxing and latter restricting. The best thing is I do not even drink, that much I mean. If I want to waste my evening at a pub I first make sure that its grub must be good.