The Year of the Rabbit

Today is the 4th day of the Rabbit year and for fifteen days, life is an endless buffet of buttery peanut biscuits, honeyed pork jerky, pineapple tarts … … … endless. If you’re Chinese, you’d know better never to make those ‘I will lose weight/I will eat healthy’ resolutions on 31st December because come lunar … Continue reading

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Lemongrass Fried Chicken

I can’t see how anyone can resist crunchy, crispy, juicy fried chicken for I simply cannot although it is normally very unhealthy. I eat a fair bit of junk (please don’t judge me), but as a consolation, I try to make them as healthy as possible. To reduce the sin level with fried chicken, I … Continue reading

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Lychee Macarons, with a hint of Peach

I’ve learnt a lot from this batch of macarons and that is they make me nervous every single time despite how familiar I am with them. I’ve also learnt that you should really only use aged egg whites and if you can’t afford to wait a day or two, then don’t bother making them. Lastly, … Continue reading

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Black Sesame Paste

It’s been raining for two days and I was really craving for some comfort dessert. Something warm, wholesome, not too sweet, and not too heavy will be perfect for weather like this. And voila, black sesame paste came to mind. In the neighbourhood where I spent my childhood was a shop, which was really more … Continue reading

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Duck Ballotine with Coconut Garlic PureĆ©

Julie Powell saved de-boning a duck for the last but I’d do it first if I have my way. Perhaps it’s my sadistic streak, I do enjoy dissecting and skinning for cooking and once you get the hang of it, it is not that difficult. Taking a whole duck (or any other animal) apart is … Continue reading

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Almond Crusted Chicken Aglio Olio with Mandarin Watercress Salad

Although I try to cook everyday, Sundays are the days to tackle those mercilessly difficult recipes. Like every other Sunday, I had big plans for today, which includes an oven roasted duck ballotine and a quiche, but as you can see, it wasn’t realised. Why? I woke up at 5pm thanks to overindulgence in Julia … Continue reading

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Easy Rice Burger

When you’re feeling a little lazy but still would like a decent, somewhat exciting, and very tasty meal, a rice burger is the way to go. Because I cook from scratch, I’d bake burger buns if I’m making a burger, but the oven’s busy with my profiteroles so why not go Asian? Rice cooker, fry … Continue reading

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Cold Busting Onion Soup

It’s time for the annual nasal marathon and this year, my nose ran for three days, beating his personal best. If you are thinking of avoiding the race this year, or if you are already running sick, perhaps this recipe can help you. This onion soup gets the nod of approval by a cook (myself) … Continue reading

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Scallion and Sesame Chicken Crackers

Everyone knows to make yummy chicken soup from a leftover roast, but what would you do with leftover chicken soup? I say nothing goes to waste and turn it into crackers! They’re easy to make, tasty and very versatile to serve. These little munchies taste just like the store bought kind, without the extra chemicals … Continue reading

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Cold Beetroot Soup (Vegan and Raw)

I was introduced to cold Russian borsch (from a home styled Russian cafe run by a lovely lady) while living in Sydney and instantly fell in love with this perfect summer soup. Unfortunately, I didn’t get the chance to ask her for the recipe and am still kicking myself for it. Inspired, I created this … Continue reading

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