I was selected as the top 20 finalists in the Asian Food Channel (AFC) Foodie Face Off about a month ago. We have to create 2 dishes with a ‘Raya Celebration’ theme. When I receive the news, I was travelling & only had very limited time to practice before the competition day. Even though it was stressful, I knew I would learn so much from this challenge. I could only imagine the recipes in my head, practiced and prayed for the best. The competition was indeed an eye opener, not only it’s a test of skills, creativity definitely plays a major point clincher. With dishes served in champagne glasses and test tubes, I definitely have to up my game in the next competition. Continue Reading →
‘Fresh with Anna Olson’ is one of my favourite programme on Asian Food Channel. The show was filmed in her beautiful home in Canada’s Niagara region and I love how the show showcases the incredibly fresh, seasonal ingredients that Anna gets direct from the farms. I’m very fortunate to be part of Anna Olson’s live show during her Fresh Flavours tour. Thanks to Asian Food Channel and BERJAYA University College of Hospitality for bringing her to Malaysia.
I was on a crazy baking quest last month, I’ve never baked so frequently in a whole month. When Veronica of Quay Po Cooks invited me (a few times) to join the Nutriplus Pastry Competition, I hesitated because I’m no baker and I have sensitive reaction to wheat. To join the competition, we have to submit a pastry recipe with a photo and 12 person will be selected to compete in the semi-finals. I’ve mostly baked gluten free/wheat free but those recipes are certainly not competition material. I planned to make some flourless bakes but due to time constrain, I submitted my Spinach Mushroom Quiche recipe. Yes, the original recipe was a crustless quiche, I’ve never baked a proper short crust pastry and I never thought I’ll get selected into semi finals.. so sue me..
I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t love Banana Bread. Or anyone who doesn’t love baked goods.
Jamie Oliver claimed this Baked Chocolate Pudding is chocolate heaven is his cookbook Jamie’s Kitchen. And I couldn’t agree more! I’ve been eyeing this Baked Chocolate Pudding recipe for months now but time was never right until last week. My chocolate cravings had shot through the roof!
Valentine’s Day is just one week away. There’s nothing more sweet than gifting your loved ones with something you have made. There’s plenty of easy DIY ideas and your loved ones or friends will love it even it’s just a simple meal, because you have made them with love. Try this Strawberry Crepes with Whipped Cream Filling for a beautiful Valentines Day breakfast in bed, or served as a classic French dessert.
This Carrot Okara Muffin is the Part 3 of the Soy Series:
1. First make your Homemade Soy Milk
2. With the leftover soybean pulp (okara), and turn into Seaweed Okara Cakes (that taste like fish cakes)
3. If you don’t like fish cakes, you have to try this moist Carrot Okara Muffin. Okara makes a very good egg substitute for muffins and cakes.
Peanut cookies are my favorite traditional Chinese New Year cookies, it’s also my papa’s favourite. I definitely must have these addictive melt in the mouth peanut cookies for every Chinese New Year. Once you pop one into your mouth, you will definitely won’t stop at just one. What’s your favourite Chinese New Year cookie?
With the festive season and many year-end parties coming up, I’m delighted to have another amazing dessert that would make a beautiful centerpiece. I’m so honoured to have Katherine Martinelli guest post with her gorgeous Gingerbread Cake with Chocolate Glaze.
Despite being an international travel and food writer and amazing photographer, Katherine is a very down to earth, sweet and helpful person. She has unconditionally shared her knowledge when I was stuck (my photography among other things). Katherine’s website is one that I always get inspired – be it her travel adventures, recipes or photography. Give Katherine a buzz at her blog and you will know what I mean. To me, she has the best job in the world – to be able to travel and taste food from all over the world. *It’s also my dream to do that as well one day*
Now behold your eyes, you might have a gingerbread cake coma..
I’m tickled pink to have a Valerie Ceder of FoodExpressed to guest post today. With the festive season coming up, what’s more apt than to have Val post on a traditional British dessert – the Bakewell Tart.
What first caught my eyes at FoodExpressed is the kitchen gadgets section. With the limited kitchen gadgets available here, I can only gawk and drool over at the gadgets in other countries. I totally agree with Val that food & recipes is not the only thing that foodies are obsessed with! Another thing me and Val have in common is we look for recipes than can be done in half the time.. Do pop over to FoodExpressed and send Val some love.
Now over to you, Val