冰皮榴莲月 – Snow Skin Durian Mooncakes


I received two mooncake molds from my good friend Wai Ping last year. She told me that it is really easy to make mooncakes at home. Really?! After procrastinating for a whole year, the mooncake festival is around the corner again! It is time to put the tool to good use. Of all the mooncake flavors, my favorite is non Read More

Peach and Fig Crostini


A couple of years back, my colleague Ravi gave me a bag of figs from his backyard. That was my introduction to fig. This is an unusual fruit (actually, it is an inverted flower) with a unique taste and texture. I fell in love with figs until one day, I came across this article that describes how fig is pollinated. It Read More

Asian Pasta Salad


I prepared this pasta salad for our Labor Day BBQ. It turned out really good. This recipe is easy, tasty, and you can do ahead the night before the party. There is everything to like about this recipe. I like it so much that I made it again today, do ahead for next week’s dinner! Ingredients 1 lb angel hair Read More

Vegan Mango Pudding


We had mango pudding for dessert five weeks in a row!  Why? I wanted to make this dessert from scratch using fresh mango puree instead of boxed pudding mix. I started with gelatine as the agent to set the pudding, and then I had to create a vegan version of the dessert for an upcoming get-together. I replaced the gelatin Read More

Grilled Mahi Mahi Fish Taco


  Ingredients Chipotle Grilled Mahi Mahi Follow marinade ingredients in Chipotle Chicken 8 slices mahi mahi, about four oz each, cut into 1 oz slices White corn mini tortilla skins Cabbage Slaw 4 cups cabbage, finely shredded 1 1/2 cup red cabbage, finely shredded 1 1/2 cup carrots, finely shredded 1 small red onion, finely sliced 3 stalks green onions, Read More

Blue Hawaiian


I have been practicing this concoction of pineapple, coconut milk, and rum all weekend, and I think I have finally gotten all the proportion right. If you are a pineapple and coconut lover, this will certainly appeal to your tastebuds … Ingredients 4 oz coconut rum 4 oz blue curacao liquor 8 oz pineapple juice 4 oz coconut milk 2 Read More

Mango Pudding


Fresh mango puree, coconut milk, gelatine, and simple syrup are all we need to whip up a nice, refreshing dessert. Ingredients 1 lb fresh mango chunks 3 gelatine sheets, 2.5g each 240 ml coconut milk fresh diced mango for garnish 4 oz simple syrup Mint leaves for garnish Directions Place mango chunks and 240 ml coconut milk in a blender. Read More

French Toast with Banana Compote


I couldn’t resist the cinnamon challah at the 300 cafe again; turned it into banana compote French toast the next morning. Delicious! This is an easy brunch recipe. Will definitely make it again when the girls are home on a weekend. Ingredients French Toast One  1-lb loaf of Cinnamon Raisin Challah, cut into one-inch slices 6 eggs 1 cup half Read More

Pina Colada


Summer arrived in our backyard!  Summer is officially another 19 days away. We are so privileged to steal a few days from spring to celebrate summer early. There is no better way to welcome this beautiful day than a glass of frozen pina colada. Pineapple and coconut are two of my favorite cocktail ingredients; they came together perfectly in this Read More

Avocado Milkshake


The theme for the next gourmet club meet is Avocado. While EK has enjoyed this milkshake countless times, he has never ever made it himself. Time for him to practice this recipe for the next club meet. Here you go: 1 avocado 1 Tbsp sugar 1 cup milk 6 ice cubes 1/2 tsp vanilla Blend everything together until smooth. Makes Read More

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