All Fun & No Work

I figure the bamboo bag that I got in Vietnam (that looks exactly like the Cult Gaia Ark Bag, my goodness – here’s a link to another outfit featuring the same bag) doesn’t exactly scream ‘WINTER WEATHER’, but since it’s really blimming cold in Hong Kong right now, hopefully it’ll make everything look more on-a-vacation-in-a-heatwave-but-I-brought-my-down-jacket-just-as-a-precaution-like-any-other-sensible-gal in…

An Ode to My Mother’s Culinary Talent

Dinner was so good that it would be a total sin not to post a picture of it. My mom made her own version of the Japanese soup and rice that we often have on our trips to Japan. The clear soup is made using bonito flakes. You pour it over the rice, and add…

Sai Wan

  This year on Christmas Eve, my parents decided it was about time to hike out to our favourite beach at Sai Wan. When the tide is high, the water comes in an inch deep. It easily covers the fine sand, rippling and eddying languorously across your feet if you stand there for a while….

Hội An and an awesome dessert: chè chuối

Last week my family and I visited the beautiful area of Hoi An, just on the coast of central Vietnam. Although over the years, the place has become a tourist hotspot populated with spas and resorts, the ancient town is still quaintly beautiful, although Chinese-ified more than it was twenty years ago (according to my…

I made pan-toasted cheesus and so can YOU

The selling point? Let me market these to you with every imaginable (and applicable) English word. These are undeniably the perfect quick-fix hungry-student comfort-food staple for whenever you have no time, want a warm hug, but can’t seem to locate a friend or family member to physically bother for one.

Super easy ice cream! (no ice cream maker required)

I made my own homemade ice cream! For the first time ever! From scratch!! Without an ice-cream maker!!! I was inspired by this video from Tasty, but I changed the quantities of the recipe to suit my family’s preference. All you need is a whisk – electric, if you don’t want to waste precious manpower…

King Midas’ ice cream

Last October we visited Kanazawa, and one of the things that I wanted to do before we left was eat their gold-leaf soft-serve ice cream! Partly for the hell of it, but also because WHAT DOES GOLD TASTE LIKE? was the predominate question upon my mind. Although I failed to accomplish my mission last year…

spinach and pesto ravioli with kale

As a beginner cook, it’s really difficult for me to handle many ingredients all at once. What should be a 10-15 minute preparation (chopping vegetables, or cooking the spaghetti before adding sauce). So this recipe is pretty simple and is comprised entirely of pre-bought/washed ingredients, save for one ingredient essential in almost every cuisine: garlic. …

recipe: greek yoghurt parfait with chocolate, cacao and cereal

Yesterday’s university fair got me thinking – I shouldn’t just look for universities. In fact, I should practice my horrifying cooking skills! So last night I made penne with Greek yoghurt, cheese and kale. There was some yoghurt left in the fridge afterschool, and after a brief experiment this is the result.  This is for…

Sydney 15-25/12 : food

Let me now sincerely apologise for mocking people who take photos of their food; it’s the perfect way to capture the memory of a dish’s appearance, a way to ‘save it for later’ and droool all over the photo album. Since the produce is so fresh in Sydney, it would be treacherous not to eat out. During…

6-ingredient carrot and ginger soup

Being the lazy couch potato that I am, my improvised recipe for carrot and ginger soup (not counting seasonings such as oil, salt, and pepper) contains only 6 ingredients,  is vegetarian and vegan-friendly, and a quick way to use up spare ingredients.  You will need: 3 medium-sized carrots, roughly chopped into small pieces A piece of…