Celebrated father-in-law’s birthday in advance today. We bought this coffee cream cake off-the-shelf from Bengawan Solo. Three layers of coffee sponge sandwiched together with coffee cream, garnished with walnuts, almond slices, pistachios, and chocolate curls. The cake has a pleasant coffee fragrance; the coffee cream seems to have ground coffee beans. The cake is a [...]
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It’s raining mooncakes! Mid-Autumn Festival falls on 19 September (next Thursday) this year, which means it’s just 9 days away. My Instagram feed is flooded with images of gorgeous mooncakes of all kinds, mostly the traditional Cantonese-style baked type as well as the modern snowskin version. My mother-in-law’s favorite is the Teochew flaky skin yam [...]
Our firstborn turned two this August! We had a simple lunch celebration for her at home, together with her paternal grandparents, aunt, uncle, and cousin.
To mark Baby Meredith’s full month milestone, we had some relatives and friends over for a small celebration at home. Earlier this year, I attended a baby shower that was catered by Manna Pot Catering. Found the food quite decent, and hence decided to go with the same caterer. We ordered the S$12 per person [...]
Just five days to go before Mid-Autumn Festival! Have you all prepared your mooncakes for this Sunday’s (September 30) celebration? Received quite a few samples of mooncakes this year, and Crystal Jade’s selection is one of the more unique offerings. Particularly memorable are the yogurt pudding mooncakes, newly launched this year.
Next to Chinese New Year, the other most important festival in the lunar calendar has got to be Mid-Autumn Festival 中秋节. This year, Mid-Autumn Festival aka Mooncake Festival falls on Sunday, 30 September 2012 (15th day of 8th lunar month). The reason why I’m always excited about Mid-Autumn Festival is the array of wonderful mooncakes [...]
Matilda turned one year old two days ago. How times flies! It seemed not long ago that she was just a little bundle. Now she’s starting to babble a lot and crawling around real fast. She’s also beginning to learn how to walk (with support). No big birthday bash for Matilda. We just had a [...]
I may be biased, but if you ask me, the best-tasting rice dumplings 粽子 are those made by Mommy! Happy Dragon Boat Festival to all! 祝大家端午节快乐！