Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Easy Desserts Back-to-Back: Recipe 1 - Caramelised Bananas with Gula Melaka on Hot Waffles

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Now that my kids are older, they've been regularly requesting for dessert after dinner *gasp*. 

I've had to put on my thinking cap to come up with some simple desserts that the whole family can enjoy.  This is one of the easy desserts that i make regularly. 

Caramelised Bananas with Gula Melaka on Hot Waffles
Serves 2

This fusion, western-local recipe marries the sweetness of pisang emas with gula melaka on toasty hot waffle for an all round family friendly dessert.  For extra indulgence, top it with a scoop of vanilla icecream.

  • 2 medium size ripened pisang emas
  • 2 pieces of store bought waffle, lightly toasted
  • A knob of butter
  • 1/2 tbspn brown sugar
  • 3 Tbspn of chopped gula melaka
  • 1 Tbspn of chopped nuts (walnut / pecan / roasted peanuts
  1. Cut the banana into chunks. Melt the butter in a pan and add the brown sugar.  Once the sugar starts to caramelize, add the bananas and swirl quickly to just soften and coat them with the mixture.  Set aside.  
  2. Melt the gula melaka in a small saucepan and let it cool.  I usually make extra to keep for other uses as well.
  3. Top the waffle with the bananas, sprinkle the chopped nuts and drizzle the gula melaka on top.  Serve immediately.

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Food Review: Christmas buffet at Pacific Regency Hotel Suites

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Christmas is just round the corner! If you are not planning to cook up a storm but instead looking for options to dine out for a nice Christmas meal, you can check out the exciting fare at Pacific Regency KL.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Moist Banana Chocolate Muffin

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You must be thinking, not another muffin recipe? Yea, that thought crossed my mind too.  But then I'm always on the quest to find that fail-proof muffin recipe that tastes good (especially to my kids), keeps well overnight without drying out, AND does not send me rocketing to the gym!

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Food review: New menu at Elegantology, Publika

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Two weekends ago, I received an invitation from the kind folks at Elegantology to attend a sneak preview of their relaunch. 

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

One Pot Meals Part 3 - Salmon and Edamame Fried Rice

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This recipe came about during one of my conversations with another busy mom when she mentioned she used salmon flakes to cook fried rice.  

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Feature: Best Value Meals under RM15 in Ara Damansara

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Since we are on the theme of cheap/value eats, I recently wrote this article for Hungrygowhere Malaysia featuring some of the best budget meals right in my own backyard of Ara Damansara township. 

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Food Review: Restoran Yok Kee, Kampung Subang

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This is one of those food places that I would put under the "cheap, good and no ambience" category.  Don't we all need to find more of such places especially during these austerity times.   

Monday, 24 August 2015

Food Review: Angelina's Signature Cakes and Cafe

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The café - just a stone's throw away from the new Atria, same row with Dominoes Pizza

If you have ever been on the lookout for gorgeous, custom order wedding or birthday cakes, chances are you'd come across the name Angelina Skelchy. 

Friday, 14 August 2015

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Kid friendly recipe - Mini Nutella Croissants

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I can't gush enough about how versatile puff pastry is.  I've used it to make curry puffs, nian gou puffs, cinnamon and banana puffs; and now these mini nutella croissants/rolled puffs. 

These store bought, frozen puff pastry is super convenient.  Just make your desired filling, spread it on the pastry, roll em up and bake.  These little yummy croissants make a tasty snack or light lunch for the family. 

This recipe is also kid friendly.  I got my son to do almost the entire preparation and it was a fun bonding activity for mother and son.  The prep is easy and practically mess free.  He's been asking for more baking activities since then so I've been on the lookout for more of such simple recipes :)

Mini Nutella Croissants
Makes 10 mini croissants

  • Nutella spread
  • 5 pieces of frozen puff pastry, thawed (10x10cm)
  • 1 small egg, beaten (for egg wash)

  1. Preheat the oven to 180celcius
  2. Arrange the pastry on a non stick baking tray.  Using a pair of cooking scissors, snip each piece of pastry into half and arrange it neatly on the tray.
  3. Spread a generous teaspoon of nutella on each pastry and roll it up, the open seam facing down.
  4. Gently brush with the beaten egg and bake for 20minutes until golden and slightly puffed up.

A perfect recipe for those small fingers

Spread, roll, bake. Couldn't be easier.

Makes a good party snack or light bite

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Easy Pumpkin Kaya

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After first seeing Mich's post on Homemade Pumpkin Kaya 2 years ago, I finally got round to making it last week. 

Monday, 15 June 2015

One Pot Meals Part 2 - One Pot All Rice Cooker Chicken Rice

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Both hubby and I love a good meal of claypot chicken rice, but I have been resisting buying a claypot - no, I'm not adding another bulky cookware to my mountain of cookware accumulated over the years.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

One Pot Meals Part 1 - One Pot Pasta

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We all love one pot meals – one where you can just throw all the ingredients in, press a button and voila! A complete hot meal is waiting for you. 

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Thai Chicken with Fresh Herbs and Coconut Milk

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This recipe was one of those random newspaper cutouts that I've been keeping for ages.  I'm so glad I finally came round to cooking it because the flavours are just amazing.  Well, to start with, you really can't go wrong with the combination of lime, lemongrass and coriander. 

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Homemade Milk Kefir

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Kefir smoothie with mango and banana

Like many people, I have heard about making milk kefir but it seems such an exotic, foreign, un-understandable (is that such a word?) subject that, for the longest time I just simply, conveniently parked it under the "too hard" category. 

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Kitchen Life Hack - Deep Fried Anchovies and Nasi Lemak Kukus

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My son has been on this "I could eat nasi lemak everyday" phase for the last few months.  So as a good mother, I promised him I would cook nasi lemak a little more frequently. 

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Ginger Sesame Pork Chops

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During my confinement month, one of my cell ladies cooked this delicious dish of Sesame and Ginger Pork Chops for me. 

Thursday, 5 March 2015