DIY Face Mask (CP) v.1

Have you been hit with disposable surgical masks not being available for purchase or being priced at the high end or simply having to wait an extremely long time for delivery? The general advice from the World Health Organisation (WHO) as well as many medical advisory for the general populace to wear a mask either for personal protection or to protect fellow humans including your … Continue reading DIY Face Mask (CP) v.1

Tonkatsu (Pork Cutlet)

The word Tonkatsu, is a combination of the Japanese word ‘Ton’ for Pork and katsu (katsuretsu) for Cutlet. A Japanese take on a western dish. Cutlet or Schnitzel or breaded pork chops? Same thing different name. For the Tonkatsu, Japanese Panko (bread crumbs) are used in place of regular bread crumbs. Not forgetting raw cabbage served on the side as well as a tonkatsu sauce. Continue reading Tonkatsu (Pork Cutlet)

Nordic Tuna Salad

When you’ve tasted a simple Danish tuna salad and it stays with you years after you’ve had it. When you remember how much you like it and think you can replicate it. Of course, it would not be the same as you were not the one that made the salad that created such a lasting impression. You can, however, adapt what you remember the taste … Continue reading Nordic Tuna Salad

Leftover Turnovers

What do you do with your leftovers? Depending on what I have, it’s make into a whole pie or a turnover or what is locally known as a Puff. Faced with the daunting prospect of going to to shops or rather queuing to get into the supermarkets or if you are in the queue to pay, one tries to get creative and make do with … Continue reading Leftover Turnovers

Matcha Chocolate Shortbread

I am sure almost everyone has heard of Japanese matcha and it’s specially cultivation methods as well as health benefits. Because matcha means green tea, there are many versions of green tea marketed as matcha. Thehttp:// colour and taste of a genuine Japanese matcha is very different from many others you can try. I am slightly peculiar in that I get a headache from drinking … Continue reading Matcha Chocolate Shortbread


Having decided to make Meatloaf  did I check on it’s origins. What I thought was a traditional English dish has it’s origins from ancient Roman times. It has become a traditional food in many countries. Hackbraten in Germany and Köttfärslimpa in Sweden, what is it known as in your country? Instead of going with the norm of using bread slices soaked in milk, as it … Continue reading Meatloaf

Mincemeat (Pie) Bread Pudding

This is what I did with my left overs from last year’s Christmas mince pies instead of a Mincemeat Pie Strudel. Mince Pies are a very English tradition and is normally served with brandy butter and is really a mixture of dried fruits, candied peel & suet. You can also make your own fillings with or without suet (fats). I usually go for the Robertsons  … Continue reading Mincemeat (Pie) Bread Pudding

Lontong Sayur Lodeh/Curried Vegetables + Compressed Rice

Lontong (compressed rice) Sayur Lodeh (Vegetables cooked in curried coconut milk) is a popular street food in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. It’s origins are from Indonesia/Java and likely to have been brought to Singapore & Malaysia by the early migrants. Earlier versions comprise mainly of cabbage, carrots, french beans and compressed rice. Later versions to bulk up on the protein included the fried tauhu (beancurd). You … Continue reading Lontong Sayur Lodeh/Curried Vegetables + Compressed Rice

Chinese Stir Fry Mixed Vegetables

Posting this basic basic stir fry in case anyone wants it. Especially for my daughter when she graduates into eating other types of vegetables and mushrooms, which are a favourite of mine. Ingredients:  serves 3-4 1 head broccoli 1 head cauliflower (optional) 1 carrot 5-6 fresh shitake mushrooms (dried shitake or other types of mushrooms work as well) 1 onion (optional) 2 cloves garlic, minced … Continue reading Chinese Stir Fry Mixed Vegetables