Tiramisu

Hollywood has propelled its fair share of fresh faces into the world of global fame, but rarely pays the same favor to a specific dish. So the fact that a short dialogue in one movie could pique the curiosity of movie-goers around the world, inspire any decent Italian restaurant to …

Gajar Halwa

We are off to India for today’s dessert, courtesy of a request from Jackie at Pham Fatale. Responding to my call for dessert requests at the end of August (which is still open by the way, if you’re interested), she listed millefeuille and Gajar Halwa, an Indian carrot pudding, as …

Bubor Cha Cha

I know what you must be thinking. No, this dessert is not a joke, and yes, its name actually resembles the seemingly mindless babble of an 18-month old. Don’t let that, or its unusual appearance for that matter, put you off reading the rest of this post. It doesn’t contain …

Strawberries & Champagne

An expat’s life in Singapore is a pretty comfortable one. Everyone speaks English, the city is easy to get around, administrative tasks like getting a phone line, your utilities, cable and broadband subscriptions are a breeze, and there’s a ready pool of expats to tap into for social activities. Plus, …

The Best Ever Carrot Cake

Type the title of this post into Google and out pops approximately 800,000 results, each touting a recipe for the best ever carrot cake, in the same way that anyone would attest that grandma’s apple pie/chocolate fudge cake/blueberry tart is also the best ever. Fortunately, I’m not about to launch …

Raspberry Napoleon

I know I’m in a general state of listlessness and boredom when I find myself browsing through any of Thomas Keller’s inspiring works, seeking a recipe to try. Attempting to recreate his dishes in the home kitchen is more than just cooking, it’s a transformative experience where you imbibe and …