Cottage pie is a traditional poor man’s dish made with either beef or lamb. Since such meats are pretty expensive in Singapore, I went ahead and made my own version using pork and chicken mince instead. The total cost of my ingredients added up to $11, and the resulting dish gave me four hearty portions. Continue reading
Couple months back, I got to attend another media tasting with Glitterflyed of Travel Shoot and Share. This time, it was a cooking session centered around the use of Choya, a Japanese plum wine. Prior to this session, I had neither tried Choya nor had I known that it was possible to incorporate it in many cooking recipes. Hence, it was quite fun to see the versatility of the drink in this cooking workshop. Continue reading
I actually had Raclette on my second day in Zurich, before the visit to Le Dezaley for cheese fondue. Raclette is a Swiss dish made by melting the top layer of the cheese and scraping it away. We had Raclette the local modern way, Raclette at home using an electric table top grill with small pans.
As a first timer, I was ecstatic. Continue reading
This will be last of my cooking adventures for a while. I think the most fun was actually the cooking itself even though I often ended up eating the same dish two days in a row. The trials of cooking for a single person! Work is piling up and once again, the convenience of eating out is pulling me back out of the house. The good news though is that I’ll be going on a short holiday soon, so I’m quite excited to document my eating adventures then. Continue reading
It’s easy to get intimidated with dishes consisting of many different ingredients, but trust me, this was a really easy dish to make. Perfect for those busy evenings when all you want is to eat quickly. Today was one of those days where everything seems to go wrong. Class ended late, the MRT BROKE DOWN so I ended up taking a long detour home. Thankfully, the supermarket wasn’t so crowded, so I’m was in and out within 10 minutes. Once I got home, I was so hungry that I immediately started cracking… Continue reading
I confess that I am not a morning person. At all. If I’m up early, it means that I probably have an early class or I’m not feeling well. Hence, breakfast always inevitably becomes brunch for me. Furthermore, I’m not a huge fan on starting the day with a huge meal. If anything, lunch or dinner is the main big meal for me. My breakfasts/brunch tend to be a quick snack and I run off doing whatever it is I have to do. Continue reading
The cooking adventures continue.
I’ve decided that if I can, I would try to use the oven as little as I possible. The exception being that if my pan frying skills are indeed so bad that I keep drying out the protein. Thankfully, so far I’ve been quite lucky in my cooking experiments. It also means less cleaning up (Yay!) Continue reading
I’m hinted once or twice before that I’m a big fan of reality cooking television shows. In particular, Masterchef US and Top Chef are my favourites. Of course, the drama is entertaining, but I find that I often pick up a tip or two from watching these shows. Tips which I remember and try to use when time allows me the privilege of cooking. Continue reading
It’s great this whole week to have the kitchen to myself. Parents are out of town and my siblings don’t cook, like ever. It really gives me the chance to cook and try out new recipes for myself, which I find quite therapeutic at times. However, things don’t always work out the way you want them to. Continue reading
Pork ribs soup was one of the first dishes A thought me how to cook when I was living overseas.
“Making soup is so easy…” she used to say “Just put a bit of herbs and the meat and its done.” Continue reading