Un Pastiche

My favourite gelaterias and ice cream shops in Melbourne

Let’s focus on Melbourne now. I didn’t get to try that many gelatis when I was in Melbourne because it’s usually winter when I’m there so my focus is more on the hot chocolates and cakes, but I did manage to eat a couple of good gelato when I was there. Not to mention that I think gelato prices are cheaper in Melbs than in Sydney. You will not be

My favourite gelaterias and ice cream shops in Central Sydney

I’m a gelato/ice cream monster. I can eat tubs of gelato/ice cream for a meal, and I even went to Florence for their annual gelato festival some years back! So it should not come as any surprise that wherever I go, I will compile a list of gelaterias or ice cream shops I want to visit, be it winter or not. In fact, here’s a secret – Jon proposed to

Easter Vanilla Cupcakes with Matcha Italian Meringue Buttercream

First things first – on news on the personal front, I’ve finally taken the huge step to enroll myself in patisserie school! :] It will just be for a short while, because I don’t have sufficient funds to complete the entire course which is made up of three certificates, so it’ll just be for three months. The other huge step I’ve taken of course, is to notify my employers that I

Madeleines Ispahan for Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Both Chap Goh Meh (Chinese Valentine) and Hallmark Valentine! :] And to my dearest, you probably are on your way to Zanzibar now and with the spotty connection, you probably won’t see this at all. I’m not even sure if my blog is still part of your feed, considering how dormant it has become for the past few months. Anyway, I hope this will be the

3 years on… and some reflections

Time moves slowly but passes quickly. I had forgotten that this little space of mine has turned 3 on Christmas 2013! Dang. I must admit that unlike in the first year of blogging where I produced almost 1-2 posts weekly, I have slowed down considerably for 2013. I only posted a grand total of 24 times in 2013, which translates to two posts every month *embarrassed*. However, although I did

Baked Eggs in Avocado (Baked Avo-Egg) and a Truffle Salt Giveaway!

Almost two months ago when my tummy started acting up and bloating, I decided to embark (once again) on a modified Atkins diet to see if it would alleviate the problem. One of the mainstays in the Atkins diet, or any protein-centric diet, is the egg. As I’ve said before, I’m not a particular fan of eggs, so variety is key! I’ve had eggs in all forms, but my favourites have

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

Cream Scones, (and the difference between scones, biscuits and rock buns)

My blogging seems punctuated with these bursts of energy where, after reading posts of others such as a colleague who actively blogs, I feel like I should post. After all, I do not lack for photos and content in my posts, considering the amount of backlog I have. These scones have been a regular on my ‘Australian’ repertoire for some time. Yes, I do have an Australian repertoire and a

Carrot Cake Loaves

If you’re a follower of mine on Instagram, you would have probably know that I have been baking cake loaves for charity the past month, and will be for the month of October as well. I have been selling a total of 6 flavours (with options to customize) – namely, plain butter loaf, double chocolate loaf, lemon loaf, banana loaf, carrot loaf and an almond butter loaf. I had expected the

Nasi Hujan Panas (Hot Rain Rice) with Beef Rendang

My mom has been on this craze recently. Being the old woman that she is – actually she is not that old because I like to think that I’m still pretty young – but she tends to exhibit all these old women characteristics like forgetfulness, an aversion to trying new things, risk aversion, etc. I guess with age catching up on her, my mom gets more and more fearful of