Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Squid Lemon

I’ve been obsessed of lemon lately. From cooking, detox to skin care, lemon is my new favourite so I always make sure I have plenty of lemon at home. Today, at the supermarket, I discovered a weird-looking one and it’s called a squid lemon most probably because of its shape. I was worried I couldn’t get all the juicy goodness out of it so I stick to the normal one :-).



Friday, February 22, 2019

Charcuterie Board

It was our first time to try a charcuterie board. We wanted a small dinner and thought a charcuterie board was perfect. Just some nibbles really. We still ended up filling up our tummies though. Looked delicious! Cheese was great but just one slice unfortunately, could have been more.

Charcuterie by Opera Kitchen
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Cassava Fries

The last time we were in Fiji, the resort didn't have cassava fries in their menu yet. It was new and we were eager to try them. Glad we did because they were really so good! They were more filling than potato fries and lease greasy too. Just perfect combination with our grilled reef fish!

Cassava fries in Fiji

Local Reef Fish

When it comes to food, what I really enjoyed most during our recent Fiji holiday was my lunch of grilled local reef fish. It came with some greens and colourful Fijian lime and orange fillet, sweet papaya and avocado. It was always sooo good! So good that I had it for lunch for a couple of days!

Grilled local reef fish, Shangri La Fiji

Quenching Tropical Drink

What beats the heat in the tropics other than diving into the cool water? Of course the cold drinks! Pick what you want but my favourite was the cold guava drink I always had with my fish. The taste of the tropics indeed!

Cooling Guava Juice, Fiji

Continental Breakfast

For my hubby, a continental breakfast in a tropical place is still nice although not necessary. I must admit his choice of croissant and crackers with cheese looked mouth-watering as well. Having several choices in food during a holiday is a holiday itself!

Continental breakfast, Shangri La Fiji

Fijian Local Fruits

My breakfast wasn't complete without this delight: a plate of Fijian local fruits! So sweet, juicy and above all, nutritious! I specially love the distinctive taste of their papaya and their very satisfying pineapple that even the hard part in the middle is edible!

Fijian fruits!

Dessert Options

What's better than ending the day by confusing yourself which dessert to eat? Or maybe let's leave out the confusing part and just try them all! A much better option I guess. My Fijian escape was never complete without ending the day with lots of dessert. Yum!

Dessert options at Shangri La Fiji

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Christmas Cookies

It was from last Christmas but looking at them, the buttery taste still lingers. These cookies are my hubby's grandma's recipe. Very delicious, melt in your mouth and of course special as the secret recipe just got handed down to us.

Yummy Christmas cookies!

A Korean BBQ Feast

I thought wow we deserved this feast after beating ourselves up with endless walking tours in Sydney's crowded and touristy place. We did Darling Harbour that day showing our visitor the place and finally treated ourselves to a sumptuous Korean BBQ dinner. It looked and tasted so delicious!

Korean BBQ at Kogi, Market City

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

A Noodle and Bun Lunch

Went back to Din Tai Fung, Chatswood this time, as a super hungry customer (as you can see my order). I had my favourite Kung Pao chicken noodle again and this time with pork bun and a refreshing watermelon juice. What a filling lunch it was!

Kung Pao Chicken Noodle by Din Tai Fung with Pork Bun

Moist Vanilla Cupcake

Baked these yummy moist vanilla cupcakes for my boys who were coming back from the holiday. They are always a delightful snack and even very easy to make. Just a couple of whiz whiz and they’re done!

Moist Vanilla Cupcakes

Giant Hershey Bar

I was alone and I needed some consolation. I found myself munching through this giant chocolate bar by Hershey. Yes, I could easily do that with this one as it wasn’t too sweet like the others. Good thing is it was just a one off!

Giant Hershey Bar


Crunchy Squid Rings

Sometimes I crave something slightly salty and this lunch ticks the box. The squid rings are crunchy and perfect with the plain steam rice. It comes with some green beans, boiled egg and pickles which make it a good combo.

Crunchy Squid Rings

Teriyaki Salmon by Yayoi

One of my loved teishoku from Yayoi is this delicious teriyaki salmon and it comes with its regular set of pickles, rice, soup and some greens. It’s definitely a meal of satisfaction!

Teriyaki Salmon Teishoku by Yayoi

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Kung Pao Chicken Noodle

I couldn’t always get this at every Din Tai Fung but glad they have it here in North Sydney. My portion looked so few or maybe I was just so hungry, I devoured it in a few minutes. Goodbye yummy noodles but my tummy is happy to have you!

Kung Pao Chicken Noodle from Din Tai Fung Greenwood Plaza

Seared Salmon Sushi

This sushi is so delicious! It melts in my mouth! I always order it with my favourite ramen, and they just complement each other. I’ll have this anytime!

Seared Salmon Sushi from Ippudo

Nasi Lemak with Beef Rendang

This got to be my favourite Malaysian dish, the hearty nasi lemak with beef rendang. I love it especially during winter time. After working and walking in the cold, this kind of food warms me up. It always leave me full and satisfied. Simply good food!

Nasi Lemak with Beef Rendang

Strawberry Watermelon Cake

I was always curious to try this pretty cake but never really had time until today when I saw that the cafe was not overly crowded. Strawberry layer, checked. Watermelon layer, checked. Delicious rose-scented cream, checked. Plus some rose petals on top, checked. All together, they melted nicely in my mouth!

Strawberry watermelon cake!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Waffle Goodie

On our roadtrip to Wollongong, we wanted coffee and something upon arrival. I mean something small as we didn't want to be too full for dinner. I saw waffle on the menu and ordered it to be shared among us three. To my surprise, a giant waffle with ice cream on top was delivered to our table. Gasp! And it was really delicious!

Giant waflle with strawberry and banana slices, and 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream on top!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Chicken Balls

Fuel up with some chicken balls! They were soft and juicy and delicious! So perfect for a quick dinner. I’ll tryto make them at home but making them juicy and not dry is a big challenge!

Chicken Ball Skewers!


Thai Food Cravings 

Spring rolls, lamb curry, fried chicken, roti, fish soup, rice and fresh coconut juice! All soooo good! I promise I’ll have them all again soon!

Thai feast at Thai Foon!




Friday, April 6, 2018

Topf Kuchen

What to do with old Easter chocolate eggs from last year? Yes, put them in the cake!  This traditional German cake, Topf kuchen (ring cake but translates literally as pot cake) was an excellent companion to coffee. Sooo good!

Moist Topf Kuchen

Wagyu Steak for Easter

I’ve been craving for steak the past couple of weeks and since I was trying to avoid some food during the holy week, I kind of saved this up for Easter Sunday. And what a Sunday dinner it was! Delicious!

Steak at Wild Sage

Friday, March 9, 2018

Savoury Crepe for Lunch

First time to try savoury crepe and it was so good. I had mine with egg, ham and cheese, very delicious! I was surprised how filling it was, just enough for my lunch.

Nutella or with ham and cheese?

Freshest Mangoes

There’s nothing that can beat these mangoes when it comes to freshness. They look so sour but love them with spicy vinegar and salt. Makes everyone drool :). These were mangoes from the neighbors, just hanging there, very tempting.

Green mangoes at our neighbour!

Sticky Rice Ice Cream

First time to try sticky rice ice cream and it was really good! I love sticky rice as it is and having it as an ice cream flavour is a very welcomed idea. Will definitely have it again soon. Adds to my favourite!

Sticky rice ice cream

Sweet Potato Chips

There are times when I like mixing salty and sweet so for that one afternoon coffee break, I opted for my regular hot chocolate and yes, sweet potato chips with sour cream! My craving was solved!

Crunchy sweet potato chips!

The Bunny Pizza

This was my son’s pizza, a very cute pizza bunny! Unfortunately, he was missing his regular round Margherita pizza which has more sauce than the bunny so we had to order another one. I volunteered to eat the ears which were from really good dough.

The bunny pizza!

Hairy Ice cream

Not the ewww-kind of hairy but yummy! This was the ice cream dessert that came with my son’s meal. It was so cute, he didn’t want to touch it :). I just love the creativity in putting a hair-looking cream on the side. Sooo cute!

Cute vanilla ice cream for my son.