Home-Made Basil Pesto

  I love herbs! I always have a stash of dried herbs in my kitchen and some months ago, I started growing my own Basil plant. Something fresh is always better and if you plant it yourself, you sure know it is as organic as it can get. I hang out the basil plant by our window and…

Manyaman Kare-Kare Easy Recipe

Kare-Kare is the Filipino version of stew which is thickened and flavored with peanut-based sauce. Any meat can be used for Kare-Kare but the popular choices are ox tail, pork hocks,  tripes, and beef. It is traditionally served during special occasions like town Fiesta and usually served with Bagoong (shrimp paste). The best tasting Kare-Kare I ever had…

Need a Coffee Fix? Check Out These Cool Tiong Bahru Cafes

It’s not a secret that the hip Tiong Bahru neighbourhood will easily win your heart. First of all, it ticks everything from charming streets to unique architecture to a bohemian vibe – and it also teems with loads of awesome cafes that will keep you caffeinated just the way you like it. Ready for a coffee fix? Check…

Singapore Market Food Review: Sarawak Kolo Mee

Eating in a food center inside a public market in Singapore is simply practical as most food shops offer cheap, relatively clean and delicious local food. The public market floors here are neatly tiled. Every section (wet, dry, food centre) is organized, and vendors seem conforming to the strict rules of the authorities. Our neighbourhood market, Tampines…

My Chicken Giniling Espesyal

GINILING.  We call it giniling or ground meat in the Philippines but here in Singapore, they call it minced meat. Just the same, I will be cooking a favourite Filipino dish today for my hungry munchkins using minced chicken meat I bought from online meat store, Mmmm! The Filipino style of cooking Giniling is similar to cooking Spanish dishes…

Easy Ham & Cheese Wrap

A wrap is any homemaker’s best friend. It’s so versatile it can be used for breakfast, lunch or dinner. You could go heavy or light depending on the stuffing. You can always mix and match like wrapping pan-grilled chicken with scrambled egg whites and tomatoes or use leftover corned beef mixed with corn kernels and…

A Foodie Guide to New Orleans

Anyone would easily fall in love with New Orleans. It has this captivating vibe that would make anyone indulge, if not hooked. The quaint French-inspired mansions in the Garden District. The petite, colourful shotgun houses in Royal Street. Those soulful music of jazz and blues on Frenchmen and Bourbon Streets. The magicians, the musicians and other street performers at the…

Extremely Delicious Salted Egg Cereal Prawns

I stumbled upon this very nice video tutorial from jiaksimi.sg on how to cook Cereal Prawns. I find it easy to follow and it really looked very appetizing. With this inspiration, I cooked my version of Cereal Prawns with an extremely delicious salted egg sauce from Irvin’s and it definitely made our weekend. Look at how mouth-watering this dish is. Irvin’s shop claims to…

My Cheesy-Bacon-Veggie Wrap

It can be very frustrating to feed the family with healthy meals when it’s so convenient to just sit at the next door food centre, order ready to eat food and have someone else clean up your plates when you’re done. This is how it is in Singapore. In every corner block is a kopi…

Fried Carrot Cake, Anyone?

Have you tried a fried carrot cake? No, I am not talking about the sweet sponge cake in cafes with fancy carrot toppers but the Chinese carrot cake otherwise known as chai tow kueh. I know it does sound weird why call it such when in fact it is fried not baked, and it gets all the more…