The Saturday Kitchen – Easy, Successful Amaretti Cookies

I love the distinctive flavour of almonds. They lend themselves so nicely to all sorts of dishes, from hefty sweet pies to flourless cakes, cookies to Chinese desserts like almond cream with red bean-filled rice balls and delicately brittle Chinese almond cookies. I enjoy them on top of fragrant, spiced pilafs both Indian and Middle … Continue reading The Saturday Kitchen – Easy, Successful Amaretti Cookies

The Incredible Story Of Newbigging’s Flag

I have just spent the last two weeks buried deep in Singapore WWII history, preparing for my first museum docent tour at the Former Ford Factory (FFF). While I know quite a lot about my country’s war history, I still had to be thorough with details, in order to handle any questions that come my … Continue reading The Incredible Story Of Newbigging’s Flag

Two Days on Bai Tu Long Bay

Any trip to Hanoi is not quite complete until one has done Halong Bay. Meandering around its limestone landscapes and clear tranquil waters are an assortment of boats of varying sizes encrusted with tourists. And for two days and one night, we were among the camera clicking hoards. We had opted for a premium option—a … Continue reading Two Days on Bai Tu Long Bay

One Must Always Have A Five-Year Plan

My sister taught me a very useful life lesson when she was fourteen and I was thirteen. In her teenage wisdom, she told me one night while taking a break from homework, that one must always have a five year plan. Since that day, I have always had a five-year plan. Most of them panned … Continue reading One Must Always Have A Five-Year Plan

The Saturday Kitchen – Pork & Pumpkin Porridge

I was not feeling well recently. Without pouring out details of my afflictions, suffice to say I was feeling rather delicate and while convalescing, I needed equally gentle yet comforting food. So the natural thing to do was turn to the sort of meals my mother used to make for me when I was recovering … Continue reading The Saturday Kitchen – Pork & Pumpkin Porridge

St John Restaurant & Bar: Eating in the East of London

I love checking out restaurants and eateries when I travel. It literally gives me the flavour of the destination, and for a moment, let’s me to do what the locals do. In these cases, to eat where they enjoy eating. It’s not just the food that I am there for but also the local vibe … Continue reading St John Restaurant & Bar: Eating in the East of London

Meat Up at Blacklock, Shoreditch

Still in London, there were more meals to be had while we did the responsible parent thing of helping the daughter settle into her new university life. Having done a quick scroll through the internet, I noticed that Blacklock constantly popped up in various restaurant listings, so we made a booking there for lunch on … Continue reading Meat Up at Blacklock, Shoreditch