Un Pastiche

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

My Mom’s Best Banana Loaf

I’ve been challenging myself lately, first to blog more regularly, and do the things I have been wanting to do ever since I started the blog, and second to learn how to swim. My best friends, Jon, and my family have been harping on the fact that I always say I want to learn how to swim – this has been top of my New Year resolution list since…forever? At

Basic Pâte Sucrée (Sweet Pastry Crust) Recipe

For those of you who are visiting my humble blog for the first time, welcome! You probably have come here because I have shared with you my blog address during the Mayer at Expo fair, and you probably want to get your hands on my tart recipe, which I have shared with some of you but eventually got lazy to list down all the ingredients and steps repeatedly. And hey,

What I’ve been up to lately

I know that I have not been particularly prompt with updates ever since I started work (come 1 August it would be the start of my 2nd year working) but do catch me on my instagram (@unpastiche) if you have not already done so. I post quite regularly there, mostly of my daily food-scapades as well as my weekly bakes. For those who don’t follow me on instagram, well, here’s

Zebra Cheesecake for Bake-Along #46

As predicted in my last post, my birthday passed without a bang. Also as predicted, I spent my birthday doing what I liked best – reading and baking. I also took a break that morning from my Atkins diet – a no-no but it was my birthday and I CBF. I ate roti prata in the morning (technically I ate 1 roti prata, 1 thosai and 1 roti tissue, shared

Happy Birthday to Me…a No-bake Snickers Icebox Cake

Today’s technically not my birthday, because for sure I wouldn’t want to be posting on my blog on my birthday when I can be doing so many other things…like baking and eating and reading and plain lazing around. The four things I mentioned are perhaps the things I love to do most, not in order of preference of course. This year I am marking an important birthday…because I will be

My Mom’s (Chocolate) Banana Muffins

My mom’s a SAHM (stay-at-home mom), or more commonly and unglamorously known as a housewife. Some of my relatives probably think that my mom had it good, because she never did have to work, but I know that being a housewife ain’t easy. This was even more so because back when I was in primary, my mom would prepare THREE meals a day for me and my two brothers. I

Baked Kale Chips

I’m sure many people are in the habit of calling their loved ones names. By names, I mean endearments, like honey pie or sweetie pie and the such. I recall one fine day in secondary school when I was busy looking up “k” in the dictionary, in order to look for the most ridiculous names I could for my friend, whose name is Kelly. Honestly, I’m not sure what started