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, Read more…


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 Read more…


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 Read more…


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 Read more…


A superb birthday surprise: Gourmet Traveller 88 Cookbook …

So what is this all about, a Gourmet Traveller 88 cookbook??? Haven’t heard you mentioned it at all! Is this your first reaction when you see the above image? To be honest, I was so astonished on 11th June (my birthday), Read more…


Blushing Piña Colada

Sitting in front of the TV watching World Cup, I suddenly felt like making a summer drink which contained pineapple but a normal virgin pina colada does not interest me. I have always find that it is difficult to have a perfect pina colada, Read more…


Perhaps the Best Crêpe in the world: La Crêperie de Hampstead

A lot of Londoner would know Hampstead Crêperie because the long queue at night have not changed a bit since I was still in University, they had been in the press many times. “Friend” of mine took me there the first time and I fell in love with Read more…


Soufflé Omelette

Núria from Spanish Recipes is hosting a food event called BlOg yOur Omelet, I thought this is a great suggestion as everybody eats omelette. I had several ideas but in the end I chose something that I have never done before, it’s soufflé Read more…


Almond Joy Muffins & a letter to Elle #ElleAPalooza

In the remembrance of our fellow food blogger, Elle who have passed away very unexpected on 28th January. #ElleAPalooza Dear Elle On 29th January, I was shocked to learn from Facebook that you had suddenly left us. You don’t know Read more…


salmon onigiri (japanese rice balls) eat in 2 ways

Onigiri, the Japanese rice balls, is very common to eat at lunch or as part of the bento (lunchbox), in the past I would occasionally buy a piece of onigiri from the Japanese supermarket and eat as a quick lunch.     I Read more…