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Monthly Archive for December, 2012

A week before Christmas, hubby and I were invited to the Winter Weekend Afternoon Tea Buffet at Ritz Carlton Hotel. I’ve tried the weekday day afternoon high tea at Chihuly Lounge, but not the weekend version. Instead of traditional 3-tier afternoon tea, the weekend high tea at Chihuly Lounge is buffet-style. Also, they update the [...]

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Merry Christmas, everyone! Hope you had a wonderful start to your holidays. We certainly did, with these lovely buttermilk pancakes for breakfast today. Before this, I tried several pancake recipes, none of which were totally satisfactory. But we seem to have struck gold this time. Will test out this recipe a couple more times to [...]

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Yes, that’s me with Chef Anna Olson! OMG, still can’t believe I got to meet my idol baking goddess in person! And she’s so genuinely affable and down-to-earth. I was invited to a lunchtime demo for members of the media with Chef Anna Olson when she was in Singapore in November 2012, as part of [...]

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Ramen Keisuke Tori King

Regarded as too sophisticated and too avant garde, Keisuke Takeda’s first ramen venture in Singapore — a sleek, upmarket eatery specializing in prawn-broth ramen — failed to take off. Undaunted, he opened a second outfit. This time, it was scaled down to a rustic, hole-in-the-wall diner that seats no more than 16. The tight menu [...]

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The short story: Hearty English high tea buffet. Excellent sandwiches, scones, and Guinness beef stew. The long story: This post is way overdue, about 4 months backdated, to be exact. This was in August 2012, when I was in my last trimester, about a month before baby Meredith popped out! Gee. But I have such [...]

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Osaka Ohsho

The short story: Gyoza and fried rice — very addictive, must-try! Mabo tofu & double-cooked pork — can skip. The long story: Was running errands with the hubby in City Hall area when we needed to grab lunch. At Raffles City basement, there are couple of new openings. There was a long queue at Nam [...]

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As promised, here’s the recipe for Fruit Pastry Cake (recipe source: Happy Homebaker Baker). Notes in blue are my own modifications.

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Haven’t been doing any baking since Baby Meredith arrived 2 months ago. Fingers itching to bake some cakes, so I browsed my favorite baking blogs for inspiration. Came across Happy Homebaker’s Fruit Pastry Cake recipe. This was a very popular recipe in the baking blogosphere a couple of years back, but I’ve yet to try [...]

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