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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Recipe: Asian Tofu salad with assorted fruits and nuts


I love cafes, especially one that offers "all-day brunch' menu! However, we love how steep cafe food can get. :/ 


Previously I have shared with everyone a recipe on Shakshuka, now I'm going to share with everyone a quick and easy salad to come with your mains (could even eat it as a main as well!^^). 


Asian Tofu salad with assorted fruits and nuts, inspired by my favourite Asian Tofu Salad from The Soup Spoon!

Ingredients:
Lettuce of your choice
Fruits of your choice (pear, apple, grapes and orange used here)
Firm tofu, cubed
Cherry tomatoes
Nuts and seeds of your choice (sunflower seeds, walnuts and almond used here)
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
Italian salad dressing

Method:
1. Heat up a frying pan with the vegetable oil, pan fried tofu till golden-brown. Set aside.
2. Toss all the ingredients (except lettuce) in a big bowl, drizzle in the Italian dressing, adjust the taste to your preference (I usually add about 3 Tbsp of it)  
3. Lay the lettuce on a plate before dishing the salad mixture on it. 
4. Serve immediately or refrigerate to serve cold. 

This salad is really versatile so there isn't a definite method that you need to follow or standard ingredients. Just go as you wish! ^^ I usually prepare this beforehand so that I can enjoy my salad cold. :)


By the way, this is the brand of salad dressing that I use, Kraft's salad dressing. You can get the 100% fat free one from Cold Storage. :) 


Love,
Lirong. 

Monday, March 30, 2015

Recipe: Berries Cheesecake *Non-baked*


Berries Cheesecake.

Because birthdays are not just an excuse for us to feast in cakes, it is also my favourite excuse to bake a little something. Heh. :D

This is also a very special cake because it was baked with the assistance from my brother because he said he wants to learn baking from me so that he can bake a cake for me next time. :')

Totally melted when he said that. Whether he will bake one for me doesn't matter at all. It's the thought that counts. :') 

ps: read my dayre for more of the 'behind the scene photos'! :D

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Review: Sakura International Buffet @ Yio Chu Kang


The family and I are huge fans of buffet, simply because we have appetites that only buffets could satisfy us. :P 

Thus, Sakura International Buffet is actually one of our most frequent buffet option! I think we must have visited at least three times over the years. I've actually blogged about them previously! Honestly, it was the price that kept us coming back for more, food wise was substandard then. 

So, when I was informed that Sakura International Buffet @ Yio Chu Kang has revamped their brand image, I'm more than excited to come down for the tasting event! :D 

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Recipe: Sushi Rolls + Valentine's Day 2015


Another "later-post" which was more than a month late. :P 

Again for memory sake, I'm going to read about our simple Vday together. In fact our 2nd Vday as "SUNTAN". Hehe.. (read my dayre for more recent + instant updates! :D)

So as you can see. We did not have any fanciful Vday dinner at any restaurant, which would have very much up-marketed the price because of this occasion. Mr Tan and I are quite rational creatures. We don't believe in paying X2 or even more of the usual price just because it's Vday. So instead, we made our own feast! ^^

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Review: boCHINche @ Martin Road


A rare brunch date on a weekend with the mister. Thanks to boCHINche for having us! ^^

Anyway, boCHINche is a Argentine-inspired restaurant located just above the famous Common Man Coffee Roasters! You can either take the lift or climb a few flight of stairs to get here. :) 


Was pleasantly welcomed by a gorgeous space the moment I stepped in!

Notice on the right you would find yourself a grocer market, which features over 100 Argentinian and European products! I guess if you cook at home, this space would be like a heaven for you! At least it was for me. :D 

Monday, March 16, 2015

Recipe: Banana chocolate loaf


Although I already have 4 different banana loaf recipe in my collection, I'll always in the look out for more! I just can't get enough of the heavenly smell of banana bread/cake. So here is another attempt of a banana related loaf, this time with the addition of chocolate. 

Friday, March 13, 2015

Recipe: Singapore Chilli Crab + Chinese New Year 2015


Eh, hey! Don't remind me that CNY is well over. I know. :P 

I thought I'm still blog about it, in the name of memories. <3 

Anyway, I'm sorry for the lack of updates recently. :/ I'm finally finding it difficult to juggle my day job with blogging. I'll still try because blogging is still a passion. :) In any case, you can still me find on Instagram (I've created a separate account @lirong_s) and Dayre (@lirong), especially Dayre which I find it easier and more convenient to blog. :D

Ok, back to CNY (I miss! T.T), I've already blogged and shared about my reunion dinner menu, so moving on to day 1 of the festival!