Monthly Archives: August 2011

Heading Back to Singapore.

In the last two weeks I have been filled with excitement as I prepare for my first trip back to Singapore since my move to Sydney over a year ago. I am looking forward to seeing family and friends in … Continue reading

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Kueh Makmur

This time of the year is the most exciting for us Muslims. As we are approaching the end of Ramadan, preparations for Eid begin. New traditional costumes such as the kebayas and baju kurung are a must as we welcome … Continue reading

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The Mighty Rendang

When you mention Rendang, the reaction you get are oohs and aahs. There is no doubt that it is well liked and one of the most popular Indonesian dishes. The tenderness of the meat with the richness of the sauce. … Continue reading

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Cook and Share a Curry Day

Today the 21st August 2011 marks the first Cook and Share a Curry day. This friendly campaign started in Singapore and in true spirit of Singapore I made sure I did not miss out. And if I was going to … Continue reading

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Lemon Bars

I love gardening. I’ve become obsessed with collecting seeds from the fruit we eat and sticking them into some soil and wait. At the first sign of germination, the feeling of joy is like no other. It has been a … Continue reading

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Pan-Seared, Sesame Crusted Tuna

We get a lot of pelicans where we live. I always look forward to counting them as we are crossing the Narrabeen bridge where they sit on the lamp posts. Sometimes I wonder if I was a pelican in my … Continue reading

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Make your own Pizza

Everyone’s favourite. Just let your fingers do the walking and half an hour later, your dinner is sorted. It is no doubt one of the most popular convenient food. I like mine with as least meat as possible. Much prefer … Continue reading

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Fabulous Onion Tart

Onions are like backup singers, never in the limelight. They are often the backbone of a dish but seldom the star. Apart from onion soup, which I love, I have not come across other famous onion dishes. So I began … Continue reading

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Ondeh-Ondeh (Glutinous Rice Balls)

These little balls of delight are easily many people’s favourite back home in Singapore. Pop one in your mouth and on your first bite, you’ll get a surprise burst of melted palm sugar. I love the texture that the desiccated … Continue reading

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Zucchini, Anchovies & Capers Pasta

I don’t know about you but I’m not into a tomato base pasta sauce. Bolognese is not my favourite. I can’t remember when was the last time I had Spaghetti Bolognese. I prefer to use fresh tomatoes for my sauce, … Continue reading

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