Beef Rendang Penne

Couple of months ago I was the finalist for the Asian Food Channel’s Foodie Cook-Off, and the theme was “Raya Celebration”. Knowing I’m up against some contestants who would have been cooking Raya food all their lives, I didn’t want to go in with traditional Malay dish. Hence I was trying to go for the…

‘Aaron Craze: Rude Boy Cooks’ Tour

The other day during a conversation with a friend, a subject of YouTube came up. My friend was listing his favourite YouTube musicians and all I could think of were food channels. I must have a problem. Let me tell you my favourite: Foodwishes (Chef John is such a likeable person), Sorted Food (bunch of…

Creamy Smoked Salmon Spaghetti with Zucchini and Capers

Judging by the comments on the last post, most of you guys are enticed by the idea of combining Salmon and noodles together. Well here’s another treat for you, and this time I’ll take you to Italy. Uh…. not quite, unfortunately. But we are cooking a pasta dish with Salmon. I have a guilty pleasure…

Black Pizza (Bamboo Charcoal Crust)

The first time I’ve ever come across charcoal baked goods was when Bread Top in Melbourne launched the Charcoal Garlic Bun. It was the most simple thing. Just like any other garlic bread, though a little sweet. The black colour intrigues me no end. I’m just obsessed with black food in general, another example: Squid…

Mezza9

It’s always exciting to discover a new restaurant that strives to serve the best food to its patrons. Never judge a restaurant by its location though. I say that because when I first saw Mezza9 opening its door in a rather quiet and ’empty’ looking building Glomac Galleria, I was wondering if people would actually…

Mentaiko (明太子) Pasta with Mushrooms

I first learned about Mentaiko from Cheesie’s blog. Her obsession with Mentaiko is rather endearing and this entry made me chuckle and envious at the same time. Since then I’ve been seeing Mentaiko everywhere on blogs and restaurant menus. Lately though, Mentaiko Pasta seems to be all the craze around here and after seeing yet…

Chicken Piccata with Spaghetti

Wow! It sure has been super hot over the past week or so. I’m pretty sure I’m allergic to the heat. Everytime I go out, I suffer a headache and worse still I start feeling faint and dizzy. Can’t keep up the water intake with the water loss! Needless to say, I can’t be more thankful…

Angel Hair Aglio Olio with Broccoli and Mushrooms

My appetite has been rather poor for the past week or so. I suppose this has to do with the out-of-whack sleeping pattern. The constant drilling next door starting from early mornings doesn’t help (Why do they need to drill for the whole week from 9-5??). I remember reading somewhere that constant noise do have…

Beef and Vegetables Lasagna with Truffle Oil

It’s always useful to have a few recipes that you know by heart. Most of our moms probably cook everything without measurements of any kind. The basic meat sauce recipe is a good one to start with. Apart from the classic beef lasagna, you could use it with Spaghetti for your classic Spag Bol. You…

Vegetarian Valentine’s Dinner

Valentine’s day. Ahhh… possibly the most dreaded day of all men. A day full of expectations, excitement, happiness and sometimes disappointment. The latter largely from the female species, unfortunately. Is it a surprise the thought of the V word (not the other one, tsk tsk) could send the men to a world of dilemmas, and…