Category: My favourite things

Baking Recipes, Cookies, From the books, Reinventions of classics

These Banana Bread Biscotti with Chocolate are the most epic biscotti ever!

Banana Bread Biscotti 1 - These Banana Bread Biscotti with Chocolate are the most epic biscotti ever!

Before I decided to make my own blog, I was an avid follower of several food blogs. Let’s call them my major inspirations for finally diving into food blogging myself. I was inspired by their wit and creativity when it came to food and how they presented it to the world. One of my favorites …

Asian cooking, Baking Recipes, Simple cakes, The Tummy Train TV, Traveling

Vietnamese Banana Cake + Hanoi memories in a video

Vietnamese Banana Cake

Despite my delight in banh mi and pho, I realized I actually don’t know a thing about Vietnamese desserts. Vietnamese coffee is of course not counted in this category! In any case, that was the beginning of my search for a Vietnamese dessert recipe to try, and I came across this rather simple version of …

Traveling

This post about my Hanoi trip in 2013 is the ultimate throwback

Halong COVER - This post about my Hanoi trip in 2013 is the ultimate throwback

So I was going through my files one day and I “unearthed” this folder of photographs from my trip to Vietnam way back in 2013. I had meant to write about this Vietnam trip right after publishing my Cambodia posts since I visited both places right around the same time. Somehow this one never materialized. …

Asian cooking, Burgers & grilled things, Cooking Recipes, My Comfort Food, Pork dishes

Making Easy Lemongrass Pork Banh Mi At Home

Lemongrass Pork Banh Mi 1 - Making Easy Lemongrass Pork Banh Mi At Home

It’s amazing how open-minded people are nowadays. This “evolution” is one of the things I credit for the influx of all these delightful brands and food products from overseas. Being exposed to curious things abroad through the web, people are now more willing to try new things. 20 years ago, before the Internet became a …

Asian cooking, Baking Recipes, Dimsum & dumplings, My favourite things, Yeasted breads

How to make Salted Egg Lava Buns at home

Salted Egg Lava Buns Recipe

I can’t even properly express how excited I am to share this recipe for Salted Egg Lava Buns with you all! After a few frustrating tries, you’d think I’d have developed a sort of “allergy” when it came to testing recipes for this particular bun already. Well this is one of those times when my …

Product Reviews, Traveling

Awesome Korean snacks to bring home from your trip! [Vol. 1]

KSnacks 1 - Awesome Korean snacks to bring home from your trip! [Vol. 1]

In my opinion, there are two countries that seem to make packaged snack foods that go above and beyond the quality and creativity one would expect– one is Japan, and the other is South Korea. I imagine between these two countries, you will never run out of things to try. I don’t know about you, …

Traveling

Seoul-ful Spring 2016: The glorious experience of Shopping in Seoul 

SHOPPING - Seoul-ful Spring 2016: The glorious experience of Shopping in Seoul 

Shopping in Seoul (and eating tons of street food along the way) can be a lot of fun, but it can also be quite affordable depending on where you go. Seoul is a great place to do shopping hauls because not only can you find a lot of very tempting deals all over the city, …

Traveling

Seoul-ful Spring 2016: A mini exploration of Ihwa Mural Village

Ihwa Mural Village COVER - Seoul-ful Spring 2016: A mini exploration of Ihwa Mural Village

One of my favourite places from my Seoul trip last March is the Ihwa Mural Village, but getting here is no easy task as the village is located at the top of Naksan Mountain. We alighted the subway from Hyehwa Station and basically walked through a university neighbourhood from there, taking lots of detours because …