Selfies, Smartphones and Tablets

Gosh, my last post was since last November, really embarrassing but I do have good reasons. We have moved into our new house last September and you can imagine how much planning and follow-up work we need to do. After moved in already for 6 months, it’s still not over. And on top I had […]

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Sleep Training my toddler

After over a month sleep training Marc, I dare do write this post. He is more or less officially sleep trained ?!?! Sleep training has always been an issue with Marc, he will turn to four in July. He was still sleeping in our bed until 5 weeks ago. But he is getting big. He […]

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Thai Fish Cakes (Tod Man Pla)

Towards Christmas and New Year, there are always many gatherings at friends’ place and bringing finger food will be the most appropriate. I have learnt a great one, that’s Thai fish cakes (Tod Man Pla), they are easy to make and very appetizing! You can make with any white fish, I chose to use pangasius fish fillets […]

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Cheap ‘n’ Chic eats in Hong Kong Part II: Ten traditional street foods

Photo taken in Lantau Island I was hoping to be able to write a second post last week but my in-laws are visiting us so I have been busy with them. It is very pleasing for me that they like my cooking a lot and would not mind to be my guinea pigs to sample my new dishes. Last week […]

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Fusion Aglio e Olio

The other night initially I did not have any idea what to cook for myself, I did not feel hungry until it’s almost 9pm. I seemed to feel hungry only when it was gradually getting dark. When I looked into twitter, I saw Helen had made aglio e olio for dinner, I thought this was not a […]

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Portuguese Custard Tarts (pasteis de Nata) & AWard

Please feel free to share your custard tarts experience in the comments section, would love to hear your story!!! Recipe adapted from Café Favorites Makes 12 Ingredients: 100g caster sugar 2 tbsp cornflour 1/3 cup (80 ml) water 4 fresh egg yolks (large eggs) 300ml cream 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp lemon extract 1 ready-rolled sweet puff […]

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Homemade Japanese Sesame ice cream (made without ice cream machine

I have been busy with Spring cleaning, never like cleaning but don’t know why I got into mood of tidying up things. There are days like this, I suppose. Our garden is now in good shape & the terrace is finished, many thanks to my in-laws and my hubby : ) Now we have to wait […]

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Kinpira Gobo, Japanese Braised Burdock Root

What is Gobo (burdock root)? Gobo is a root vegetable and also known as a medicinal herb. It is a very common in Japanese cuisine. Gobo, before peeling The first time I tried Gobo was in Hong Kong some years ago when I had omakase in a Japanese restaurant, they served each of us a petit dish of burdock as a […]

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The Best Shanghai Crab Specialist in Hong Kong & how to prepare & eat them

Having left Hong Kong, my home town for 3 years, it’s the first time that my recent visit fell into the Shanghai Crab season.   Background Yangcheng Lake   and Tai Yu  are the most famous areas producing Shanghai crabs (literally meaning Big Gate Crabs). Each year from September and December is the best time for […]

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Best Way to Preserve Garden Herbs: Freezing Method in ice Cube Trays

Freezing self-grown basil herbs (basil) in ice cube trays for winter use This year the summer was over in Switzerland rather early, I remembered when I first arrived Basel three years ago, also in mid-Sept, it was not this cold. I felt the warm weather just disappeared all of a sudden without any signs or saying goodbye […]

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