You know how sometimes random bits of wisdom just fall upon your eavesdropping ears and opens up divine epiphanies? That happened to me a couple weeks ago. "Life is too short to cook the same dishes day after day", I heard someone say, and that hit a cord. I had been working on a narrow … Continue reading The Saturday Kitchen- Coffee Ribs
What a wonderful, uplifting start to the new year! It was such a surprise to be nominated by Khelzz of Daily Life's Journey for the Liebster Award! Thank you so much. It has certainly given me a boost to write more often and pick up my blogging momentum this year. (New year resolution!) It's also … Continue reading The Liebster Award!
The start of a new year is always an exciting time. It's full of promise in the blank spaces of my appointment schedule and my to-do list. That it's quite empty right now can be a little unsettling, but I also choose to see the excitement of possibility lying in there. What will I do … Continue reading Exciting Times Ahead
Mung beans is a perfect testament to the adage, still waters run deep. One glance and it may be the wallflower of the culinary world, pale, insipid and so small you hardly notice its presence. But it is in fact a most exciting ingredient in Asia, not least because it is the main ingredient … Continue reading The Saturday Kitchen — Tau Sar Piah & the Joy of Mung Beans
While we're on the topic of war bunkers, the historic Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi hotel has its own underground air raid shelter. Forgotten for decades since the Vietnam (or American) War, it was rediscovered by chance after the renovation of their Bamboo Bar, and reopen in 2012 for public viewing. In tribute to the hotel … Continue reading The Sofitel Metropole Hotel’s Forgotten Underground Bunker, Hanoi
When I was in Hanoi not long ago, being the history nerd, I had Building D67 on my must-see list. Purpose-built in 1967, it was where the North Vietnamese generals based their headquarters during the Vietnam War (or the American War, as the Vietnamese call it). Among them was the great General Vo Nguyen Giap, … Continue reading The Historic Building D67, Hanoi
The daughter has been slaving away at her desk the last few months preparing for her upcoming IB exams which finally takes place next week. So I try to stay home as much as possible during this period just to be with her to give her moral support. I think it makes a difference for … Continue reading The Saturday Kitchen — Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake