Thursday, 23 July 2009

Summer Break

It's vacation time. Entries to resume after the summer...

Bonnes Vacances!

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Nonya Dumpling... Without The Dumpling

I was craving for nonya dumpling but bamboo leaves are not available here. I went ahead to cook the sweet meat filling anyway and serve it with sticky rice.

Thanks to the recipe from Pure Enjoyment:

Note that preserved winter melon being unavailable here, I have left it out and replaced it with sugar instead. I also ran out of chinese mushrooms this time, oops. Even then, it turned out not bad at all.

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Financier With Liquored Cherries

So I played around with the financier recipe I tried out recently ( I have added liquored cherries to this one... looks so pretty. The recipe goes well with chocolate chips too.

Saturday, 11 July 2009

Thai Basil Pork

If you like Thai basil like I do, you will love this dish. I have followed Liane's recipe: with extra chili and lots and lots of basil. Great with steamy hot plain thai rice.
Now I am really out of ideas what to try to cook next, please send me your suggestions!

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Lime Pannacotta

Based on Gertrude's recipe ( ), I made some modifications and flavoured the pannacotta with lime instead. An easy-to-do, satisfying and very presentable dessert.

Friday, 3 July 2009

A Healthier Lemon Almond Cake?

I could not resist the idea of using olive olive instead of butter in my almond cake. I suppose it is healthier i.e. if all those articles about the benefits of olive oil is true.
Modifications made: I have used only vanilla extract and glazed it with a simple mixture of lemon juice and sugar.

Saturday, 27 June 2009

"Harm-less" Char Kway Teow - Get It?

I am happy I brought back a small bottle of black sweet sauce from Asia and have been saving it for the big day... voila, my first Char Kway Teow (Fried Rice Noodles) in France. I had all the must-have ingredients except for "hahm" ie. cockles, oh... and lard, come to think of it. Oh well, that makes it all a lot less harm-less, doesn't it? Yes, pun intended.