Author: Clarisse

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Take a trip to Europe through Vanderlust Bistro + Patisserie

I first came across Vanderlust Bistro + Patisserie through a Booky article. The main focus of that article was actually this German dessert you hit with a mallet to break open, and needless to say I was very curious about it. I’m not particularly knowledgeable about German desserts and I can say for certain I’ve …

Asian cooking, Baking Recipes, Yeasted breads

Sharing my love for Asian Pork Floss Rolls this Chinese New Year 

We Chinese are a very superstitious lot. And while I don’t necessarily know or practice a lot of these superstitions myself, I think it’s a fun exercise trying to follow the preparations the elders make for Chinese New Year. They tie a lot of the food they serve to the superstitions, you see. I remember …

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First try at Kapitolyo favourite Haru Sushi Bar and Restaurant

In the Japanese language, ‘Haru‘ means ‘spring‘. Such a sweet and romantic name to call a restaurant, and quite easy to remember too. No wonder Haru Sushi Bar has established itself as Kapitolyo’s friendly neighbourhood Japanese restaurant. Much like how the Japanese restaurants in Little Tokyo are frequented by people in the south, I feel …

Baking Recipes, Cupcakes & Muffins, The Breakfast Bin, Timeless Treats

The most perfect Jalapeno & Cheese Corn Muffins on the planet

It boggles my mind to this day how I could be the only person in our household who likes corn. I’m talking about real, actual like– the sort where you’ll willingly go out of your way to buy and eat corn because you want to, not because you don’t have any other choice. I must …

Baking Recipes, Spoon desserts & puddings

A happy birthday Matcha Green Tea Souffle Recipe

It’s my birthday in a few days and oddly enough I feel just a bit less ambivalent about it compared to the last few years. I don’t tend to make a big deal out of stuff like this, but because it’s going to be my first year post quarter-life it seemed appropriate to write something. …

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Healthy eating in style at Green Pastures BGC

Green Pastures is a farm-to-table restaurant put up by Chef Robby Goco of Cyma fame. Its first branch has been in existence since 2013, but this is the first time I’ve managed to visit their newer BGC branch. The main selling point of Green Pastures is that it serves organic food. They make all their …

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A quick stop at Mama Lou’s Italian Kitchen to satisfy cravings

Some time late last year, I got to eat at Mama Lou’s Italian Kitchen for the first time. I know, I know… What the heck kind of foodie am I, that I’m always so late at trying these popular places out? Well I don’t tend to go out much so that’s actually one of my …

Baking Recipes, Cookies, My Favourite Ingredients, Reinventions of classics, The Tummy Train TV

Finding new favourites with these Sweet & Salty Chocolate Chip Cookies [VIDEO]

If you like chocolate chip cookies as much as I do, then you probably have at some point in your life tried to make them. They’re like the basic of the most basic of all baking recipes, and even non-bakers have probably found success in making them. But I swear, it doesn’t get any easier …