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List of Baking Supplies Shops in Hong Kong & Kowloon

I just went to Hong Kong for a 5-day trip where all I did was eat and shop (for clothes and lots of baking supplies). If you are short of time but still want to set aside some time to visit some baking supplies shops in Hong Kong, here’s my suggestion – head over to bottom of Shanghai Street because the places on Shanghai Street close earlier, walk along the

Travel Tuesdays: Gamcheon Culture Village (감천문화마을), Busan South Korea

I have yet to blog about the rest of my Aussie trips, but I figured I’ll skip right along to my South Korean sojourn with my bff earlier this summer. My first bit of advice about Korea: NEVER go to South Korea during Summer (July/August) because the weather is scorching and humid – way worse than Singapore! Most people combine Seoul with a visit to Jeju, but the air tickets

Triple Chocolate Birthday Cake (Sour Cream Chocolate Cake with White, Milk and Dark Chocolate Pudding and Dark Chocolate Buttercream)

My my, I have been living a jet-setting life this August. I jetted off (on a Scoot budget flight) to Seoul with my bff on 31 July, and spent a whopping 9 days in South Korea, before flying back. It was a very welcome break, and we stuffed ourselves silly with all types of Korean cuisine (we didn’t even repeat any dish twice, save for patbingsu, their equivalent of ice

Travel Tuesdays: Mamasita, Melbourne

I’m on a roll! Having blogged about Jamie’s Italian in Sydney, I’m now going down southwest of Sydney to Melbourne, yet another large Australian city well known for its culture and FOOD! I have previously blogged about cakes and such in Melbourne, and today, I’ll be telling you all about this awesome Mexican restaurant in Melbourne’s CBD which is by far the BEST Mexican food I’ve eaten anywhere ever. In fact,

Travel Tuesdays: Jamie’s Italian, Sydney

With all the hype about Jamie’s Italian opening in Singapore at Vivo City (as well as in Perth earlier this year), I can’t help but be reminded of the good meal I had at Jamie’s while I was in Sydney, in the middle of last year. Yes, I know – I am always tardy with my posts, and believe me when I say that I have yet to sieve through

Vanilla Beans and Vanilla Sugar…and the Great Ocean Road

I can finally tick off the Great Ocean Road from my ‘places to visit’ list. It’s sort of a half-tick, because I didn’t exactly manage to visit all the sights that I had wanted to visit, and we only reached Port Campbell before doing a U-turn, because reality had to butt its ugly head in and I had to rush to Melbourne CBD to get some urgent documents couriered back

Travel Tuesdays: Levain Boulangerie and Patisserie, Kuala Lumpur

I can’t believe this is only my 9th instalment of Travel Tuesdays! I first started this to make sure that I was diligent about uploading and sieving through my travel photographs, but I’m afraid I’ve yet to stick to that goal. I have to admit that sometimes, when I do look through my photos, I too am surprised by what I see – photographs do tend to record things that

A to Z of Australia: B is also for Black Star Pastry

Now I truly know the meaning of TGIF. It should really be “thank God it’s Friday night so that I can sleep till late on Saturday morning” because never have I been so glad for the weekend. And in a blink of an eye, the weekend is over. For want of a better word, I truly have been continually stimulated at work. Stimulated in the sense that I’m discovering new things

A to Z of Australia: C is also for Cakes!

I was thinking about cakes the other day. (Who am I kidding? I think about cakes all the time!) Anyway, as I was saying, I was thinking of chocolate layered cakes, or entremets for my dad’s upcoming birthday and a few cakes that I tasted whilst in Melbourne occurred to me. I decided to take a look at them once again, and naturally, I started salivating and mooning over them,

A to Z of Australia: C is for Chokolait Hub

As some of you might know, Melbourne has the coldest (and weirdest) weather as compared to the other Australian capital cities like Sydney or Perth. When I was in Melbourne, it was windy, and rainy, and really cold. Temperatures were in the low 10s, and the wind was so chilly that as I walked around Melbourne city, I would constantly pop into various shops to warm myself up, and every