We found an Asian Ruby

Yes!  We found an Asian Ruby, a Vietnamese gem in Parnell. Located a few steps below the road level, this is a high-end Vietnamese Restaurant.  Nice, cosy and warm ambience and friendly service. I am not a big fan of Vietnamese food in general (not into their transparent spring rolls, noodles or soup) but love…

Best Vegetarian Laksa

My usual hangout when I crave for Vegetarian Laksa is to visit Fo Guang Shan Temple. I am not a Buddhist but I believe that anyone can enter the surrounds of this temple regardless of your faith.  The temple has a Tea House (Water Drop Vegetarian Cafe) where an array of healthy vegetarian food, coffee…

Jiggly Japanese Cheesecake

Jiggly like jelly Inviting and delicious Glorious and moist Goes well with a cup of tea Luscious and finger-licking good Yummilicious Japanese Cheesecake.   I am happy with my first attempt baking this cake from Michael Lim’s recipe. Japanese Cheese Cake / Basic Newly Improved Recipe 60 gr. Whole Milk / Full Milk 140 gr….

Lamb korma with lime marmalade

Time to detox. It’s the season for lime and lemons. A lemon a day keeps the fat away. Last week, I preserved some lime in Himalayan salt. Made some lime chutney but it turned out the slices were too big and tough so I poured the contents into a blended and recooked them into marmalade. …

Owls

Owls in the sky ……. Wherever we go, Let us breeze through Singing sweetly. That’s my retrospective of an all-time favourite. Birds and owls are all over the world. Owls here, owls there and owls everywhere.

All-time favourites

Owls are my all-time favourites. They are all over my house. From the corner decorations in my lounge….. to the blackboard in my kitchen ……….. to my doorstopper leading to the bedrooms …………. to my fanatical obsession of the big hoots on my bedroom door ……….. as well as my backpack wherever I go. Do…

Aim it right

Last week while at KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport), I spotted this poster behind the female toilet door. It looks pretty cool so I captured it on my camera. Before boarding, I had to go again. Entering another toilet further down the gate (definitely a female one) the poster message was sort of twisted and…

Lemongrass & Pandan Leaves

I’ve tried growing lemongrass in my home in Auckland but I supposed my fingers are not green enough. My aunt in Kuching planted some lemongrass and pandan leaves in the grass patch along the pavement of her linked house.  They sort of grow ‘wild’, sprouted so well and dense.  I supposed they are healthy and happy…