Vanilla Quinoa “Rice” Pudding

So it’s a rainy and somewhat cold morning and I woke up way too early. I suspect it’s to do with the pain in my hip. That’s right, I had yet another fall. Somebody please childproof this apartment! Sleep deprived, and wanting something soft and creamy, I’ve come up with a “Rice Pudding” except with…

Poached Egg, Salmon, Quinoa Cakes and Wilted Spinach

When it comes to eggs, there’s no denying how versatile they are. It’s impossible to count ways you could use an egg. But when it comes to breakfast, usually the simplest form suffice. I mean, who can resist a perfectly poached egg, that when you cut into it, gorgeous runny yolk flows out like nobody’s…

Ratatouille with Quinoa

Many of us have come to know this adorable sounding dish Ratatouille from the hugely successful Pixar animation movie of the namesake. The cooking rat has indeed captured the hearts of many. I bet the sales of eggplants, red capsicums and zucchini went sky high following the release of the movie. And I am guilty…

Pan Fried Salmon, Spinach Quinoa, and Mango Salsa

The first time I’ve ever had Quinoa was in Newmarket Hotel, St Kilda. At the time I didn’t know exactly what it was and thought it was a type of grain. Wrong. It’s actually a ‘grain-like’ crop grown for its seeds. Or so Wiki tells me. Even though it has been consumed by the Incas…

COCA Restaurant, Bangsar Shopping Centre

COCA Restaurant is a household name for people who grew up in Klang Valley. According to my sources, back in the days it was one of the best hotpot restaurants around and to my surprise, a lot of my friends do miss it a lot when they closed down for a few years. Well, good news…

It’s been a while…..

Hi everyone! I’d like to apologize for my absence on this space. It’s truly been a crazy ride the first few months of this year. Everything was building up until our big trip (8 days are considered extra long for our lifestyle) in Siem Reap and Bangkok. There are many things I want to blog…

El Sid’s, Medan Damansara

When it comes to pubs in Kuala Lumpur, most people would be familiar with this particular group of British pubs called Sid’s. Yes, I’m highly biased of course because my other half’s involvement but I guess that’s beside the point. Well, El Sid’s is another outlet under the same group and it’s a total different…

The Latest Food Craze: Ramen Burger

Unless you have been living under the rock, or don’t use facebook (Who doesn’t? Even Frank got hooked after calling it FaceSuck for how many years…), you must have heard of the latest Food Craze in New York right now: The Ramen Burger. Created by Chef Keizo Shimamoto (who’s a certified ramen addict), the craze…

Eggplant Kasundi

Eggplant, or aubergine, or brinjal, has become one of my favourite vegetables over the years. It’s fabulous in any type of cuisine be it Chinese (in spicy garlic sauce, yum!), Greek (Moussaka, my favourite), French (Raaaaatatouille), Japanese (Nasu Dengaku, anyone?), Malay (Sambal eggplant… and more), you name it, there is bound to be a recipe…