Sugee Cake Featured

Almond Orange Sugee Cake

Apparently I am the resident baker of the family. A big hullabaloo ensued when I decided to bring store-bought kueh instead of a homemade cake for Christmas last year. (Btw, my store-bought kueh was from an authentic shophouse kind of kueh shop in Katong, okay? Still, no pardon for me). So this year, for Chinese […]

Abisko Area

My Abisko adventures in Swedish Lapland (Part 2)

On to my favourite topic, food. Well, seeing as how we were up in the arctic wilderness, having close shaves with roaming moose and reindeer, I mean, it only made sense to…you know. What do I know, you ask? Well…eat, I say. Eat moose and reindeer that is. And the lodge we stayed in, Abisko […]

My Abisko adventures in Swedish Lapland (Part 1)

So there I was, on the brink of turning 40, (heard that was a milestone of sorts for most people – mid-life crisis, anyone?), staring at a frozen landscape, miles and miles of pristine white, not a single soul to be seen, save for my darling hubby (and a couple of curious moose on their […]

Maggie Joan Pork

Maggie Joan’s – Marvelous Mediterranean, off Club Street

Right. If your grandma plates up dishes like those at Maggie Joan’s, well, is she looking to adopt? I’d happily visit every day if I could dine like this. A double-barrelled moniker comprising the names of the co-owner’s grandmamas, Maggie Joan’s is the opposite of anything grandmotherly. (Well, unless your grandma is a mod Mediterranean […]

View from La Cantina

La Cantina – Charming Italian restaurant in Changi Village

If I’m craving crabmeat pasta, there’s one place I would go to in a heartbeat for a guaranteed winner – and that’s La Cantina In Venezia, or more commonly known as, La Cantina. The linguine al granchio has plump pieces of sweet crab meat, swimming in a rich, creamy tomato sauce – my absolute favourite […]

Tarte Tatin

Easy Tarte Tatin recipe

Say tarte tatin, and you’re likely to get oohs and aahs around the table, but little do your guests know – it’s really very little effort! Now, of course, if you’ve been trawling the net in search of tarte tatin recipes, you might just get a little wary of the methods and equipment needed. That […]

Ice Hotel Scenery

Super-cool stay at the Ice Hotel, Sweden

En route on an attempt to see the Northern Lights in Abisko, up in Swedish Lapland, we stayed one night at the famed Ice Hotel. This hotel is truly unique – the fact that every year, the hotel starts to melt back into the river Torne, the ice from which is used to build the […]

Cho Omakase Unagi

Value for money Japanese set lunch at Cho Omakase, Boat Quay

Walking past the many ramen/bento restaurants along the Circular Road stretch around Boat Quay reminds me of the quickie lunches salarymen in Tokyo would have – slurping noodles whilst standing up or being in and out of an eatery within minutes. Cho Omakase at Lorong Telok, however, serves up a quick and satisfying Set Lunch for […]

Saha Singapore Mushroom Biryani

Innovative Indian cuisine at Saha

Now we all know Indian food hasn’t yet fallen victim to the “tiny plates” movement, I mean, give me a mountain of rice and drown it with curry, right? But in Saha’s case, Chef Abhijit Saha’s mixing of traditional Indian with innovative techniques is worth checking out. Originally at Duxton Hill, Saha has moved to the […]

Italian Osteria Pork Belly

Bustling Italian Osteria at Hillview area

So crackling “my hubby could play a drum solo on it” pork belly. ‘Nuff said. Ok, not ‘nuff said. This wouldn’t be much of a post if I only wrote 15 words now, would it? So there I was, up in the hilly areas of Upper Bukit Timah and it was dinner time. Located at […]

View of Reykjavik

Romp around Reykjavik in 2 days

Pre-trip research painted the citizens of Reykjavik as being a super-jeep driving, music loving, hot dog-eating, bar-hopping friendly lot. Yes, I got to experience three out of the four traits and if I hadn’t just narrowly missed their annual music fest, Iceland Airwaves, I would have experienced the 4th. More on the super-jeep loving part once […]

View from Castle House Lake Tjornin

Castle House – your home in Reykjavik!

Castle House Luxury Apartments – I can’t imagine a more homey yet classy place to stay at in Reykjavik! We had just come off a long flight from Singapore to Iceland and by the time we had reached the hotel, we were tired. It was late at night, also because we had gone to the Blue […]