Thursday, February 26, 2015

Recipe: Aglio Olio (under 30 minutes!)

So finally, after weeks and months of procrastination, I (the boy) have finally decided to step into the kitchen and put on the hat of a chef to whip up a simple Italian food, the Aglio e Olio. With some cooking experience (credits to my girl and mum) and the help of Mr. Google, the end product (above) was thankfully still decent enough to meet the high expectations of the Foodie-logist (her) in the house. 

So guys out there, if you want to impress your girl with a Italian dish, the recipe below should be simple enough to get started. Happy cooking!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Happy Lunar New Year: reunion dinner'15 (recipes included)

Hello everyone! Happy Chinese New Year to everyone! :)

How was your reunion dinner? Whether you have dined out or cooked in like mine, I hope it was a great one for you! Personally, reunion dinner is never about the food on the table, it's the feeling of love. :) 

Anyway, I don't think my family has ever dined out on our reunion dinner. It has always been a homely affair. We never like to be out to squeeze with the crowd. :P 

Since last year, I've taken over the task of cooking our yearly reunion dinner. And this year, I've the brother to join me in the cooking! 

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Review: Windowsill Pies @ Horne Road

Although cafes in Singapore seem to have a high turnover rate, some still remains strong, and one of them is this pretty place, Windowsill Pies. 

About 3 years old, Windowsill Pies has surely gathered its own group of fans despite the competitive cafe businesses out there! Mind you that around the area there are at least 10 different cafes at walking distances. 

This was about 9.30pm on a weeknight, look at the crowd! We had to wait a while before we could even get a seat. 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Recipe: Strawberry Le Fraisier Cake

A long overdue post that I've promised many that I will post. Oops! I'm sorry if you have been waiting! Really too many backlogs to clear. Haha! 

Anyway, just nice that this weekend is Valentine's Day and what's better than to gift your love ones your very own cake creation? This Le Fraisier cake makes a very appropriate choice! :) 

Anyway, this is my second attempt of this cake. Still not happy at all with the look of the cake. So messy! :< 

Otherwise, the taste of the cake is really good! What's Le Fraisier Cake you may ask? It is a French cake and I see it as a more creamy and richer type of cake as compared to Japanese strawberry shortcake. :)

I fact I prefer this to strawberry shortcake as I'm not so much of a buttercream/ chantilly-cream cake, but pastry cream is a different thing for me! I'll say yes to that. :D 

Monday, February 9, 2015

Media invite: Royal Pavilion @ Park Regis Singapore (CNY Menu)

Royal Pavilion, a fairly new restaurant which has built up their name with Cantonese dishes is up-ing the culinary ante with their first menu creations for Chinese New Year! Of course with a touch of Cantonese cuisine in this special festive menu as well. :) 

Even before trying the food, I've already attached by the beautiful restaurant!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Recipe: 8-Treasures Duck (八宝鸭) *CNY Special*

With Chinese New Year just round the corner, for the upcoming posts I will not just be featuring some of the restaurants that you may want to bring your family to for reunion lunch/dinner. I will also be posting some recipes that you may want to try to make for your family for this CNY! :) 

I know some of us may not like to squeeze with the crowd in the restaurant? Or we missed the reservation quota? Whatever the reason might be, no food is comparable to homemade ones I will say. :) 

Long time readers of mine will be aware that I really dislike steps that are long and tedious, I tend to simplify recipes but I for sure would not compromise the taste of my food! So don't feel afraid of cooking, the dish, 8-Treasures Duck, definitely isn't as complicated as it sounds! 

So here we go! :) 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Media invite: Joo Korean Bar

Joo, a brand new makgeolli bar and restaurant located just across Bugis Junction. 

In case you're unfamiliar with the term, makgeolli, it is actually the oldest alcoholic beverage native to Korean. Unlike the more popular, soju, makgeolli is not distilled after fermentation, thus it is a milky white colour instead. 

No worries if you have no idea about the existence of makgeolii, neither did I in the beginning! In fact, Joo is the first in Singapore to proudly brew their own makgeolli!