Kim Chiam and Kiam Chye

I found some Kim Chiam and Kiam Chye in my fridge. Kim Chiam (lily flower buds) and Bok Gee (dried black fungus) are synonymous with Peranakan or Nyonya cooking.  These two ingredients are the essential in cooking Nyonya Chap Cai (mixed vegetable stew).  Since I have no Bok Gee in my pantry, today’s dish is a creation from Kim…

Goode Brothers and goode food

Whether dining out (or in), it is my habit to quickly take photos of the spread before everyone dug in.  Good presentation are only temporary before the food gets eaten up. Goode Brothers is our local hangout, for drinks, brunch or dinner when I don’t feel like cooking.  Besides the refreshing cocktails, this restaurant serves…

Kumara, Spinach & Bacon Quiche

I love to cook whenever I have a weekday off. Today, I bought a bag of spinach and there were bacon, eggs and three orange Kumaras (Beauregard) aka Sweet Potatoes in my pantry.  Trying to minimise carbs in my diet lately, I did away with pastry sheets and used the Kumaras as the base for…

Three in One

I call myself a foodie. I love to cook and I love to eat (obviously). I believe “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well if one has not dined well.” I am not often bothered about calories but lately, I have to admit that I could lose some weight hence I decided to go for…

The Crab Shack

We were supposed to dine at The Crab Shack last week but had a change of venue due to the rain. Today, after we attended The Very Vintage Day out, we were asking each other if we prefer to call in to The Crab Shack or New Orleans for a bite. The choice was The Crab…

Hungry ? Go to Hungry Head

Both my daughter and myself were baby siting a 6 month old baby.  Our task was done by 8pm. Dinner at 8pm would not have been so bad as most restaurants in our suburb close at 9pm.  We thought we would try the new Chinese restaurant at Highland Park Mall.  The gates leading to the shops…

Birthday lunch at Miss Moonshine’s

It was not a sunny Sunday. With a six-month old baby joining us for her dad’s birthday lunch, the thought of having to drive to the city and walking in the rain to The Crab Shack at the Viaduct was a dread.  I was sort of hoping they would decide to go elsewhere.  Not knowing…

Sweat Shop Brew Bar

We first visited this cosy bar during the recent beer & beacon festival. Sweat Shop Brew Bar is a brewery, a pub, a restaurant and a barber shop all in one. We came for dinner yesterday.  It was a pretty quiet Tuesday evening. My friend had Crispy fried buttermilk chicken with salad and blue cheese. …