Grilled Chicken Breast

Lately we are into eating salad for lunch. Finding a good recipe for grilled chicken became very important to add protein to our diet. Thus far, this is the best recipe I have found. I have been repeating this week after week, wonder if I will ever find a better recipe ?🤔 Ingredients 1 1/2 lb thin sliced breast 6 Read More

Elderflower Mojito

The mint plant that we have been tending to for many months finally gets its growth spurt this summer. We came back from a one-week vacation and it was screaming for attention! Look at those lush green leaves! We had a ‘bountiful’ harvest this morning. I am really into Elderflower flavored cocktails lately. Surely, I have to make a Elderflower Read More

Cucumber Elderflower Collins

I’ve always been curious about cocktails with elderflower in the recipe. I like the fragrance in particular. I finally bought a bottle of St Germain and made a cucumber collins. Love this refreshing and sweet smelling cocktail for the summer. Ingredients 1 oz. Grey Goose vodka 1 oz. cucumber juice (from 1 cucumber) 2 oz. St. Germain 2 oz. club Read More

Cucumber Thyme Fizz

I was planning a get together with a new friend and offered to serve wine and dessert. She told me that she cannot take alcohol as she will break into hives 😔. I really want to serve something fun and refreshing for our first get-together. Ingredients 2 oz cucumber juice 1.5 oz lemon juice 1.5 oz simple syrup 1 oz Read More

Spring Mix Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette

I’ve recently fallen in love with pomegranate juice. A huge bottle of POM Wonderful at Costco costs less than ten bucks and its pack full of nutrients in every glass. I experimented with different recipes incorporating pomegranate juice. The real winner is this Spring Mix salad with pomegranate vinaigrette. Leafy greens, crisp Envy apples, tart Cransins, crunchy candied pecans, grainy Read More

Crystal Dumplings (水晶包)- 2 ways

2nd successful attempt May 2022 Tried again in May in preparation for the 59th Gourmet Club meet. This time the result is perfect! The skin was translucent, chewy, and held the pleats well after steaming. The filling was delicate, savoury, and delicious. I am ready for the party! Alas, the much anticipated club meet was thwarted by Covid again with Read More


Ingredients 400g potatoes 120g minced pork 2 Tbsp minced chives 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp ground white pepper 1 Tbsp tapioca starch 2 Tbsp fries shallots 1 egg beaten with a pinch of salt Oil for deep frying Directions Peel and cut potatoes into small cubes. Steam over high heat for 15 minutes until soft and break apart easily. Mash Read More


Craving something sweet, sour, crunchy, and nutty? This is one of my favorite appetizer that will keep you coming back for more. Ingredients 600g cucumber, seeded and cut into 2-inch strips 300g cabbage, cut into cubes 300g French beans, cut into 2-inch pieces 300g carrots, cut into 2-inch strips 3 fresh red chilli, seeded A handf fresh green chilli, seeded Read More

Otak Otak

I have an obsession with checking off items, especially when it has to do with food. Otak Otak is one item I didn’t check off on my must-eat list in Singapore. Ugh! There just wasn’t enough time and a stomach big enough to eat everything. Thankfully, two Mrs Lee’s cookbook by Shermay Lee accompanied me back to the US. There Read More

Citrus Upside Down Cake

I was at the store last weekend and saw citruses of various shades and sizes filling the bins. There is my favorite Cara Cara Oranges, Grapefruits, Pomelos, Blood Oranges, and of course the more common Navel Oranges. My brain was baking up an image of a colorful cake with slices of these different types of citrus. I substituted the pineapples Read More

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