Baking: Freshly-baked Baguettes


One of the most beautiful sounds in the world is a bread knife cutting into a beautiful piping hot, crispy baguette fresh out of the oven. My first attempt at these baguettes need a slight makeover, but I promise these taste absolutely heavenly. The texture is perfect! Crispy outside, moist and chewy inside. And when […]

Baking: Homemade Bagels (Plain & Sesame)


Soft, chewy and emanating a gorgeous malt flavour. I fell in love with bagels when I bit into my first New York bagel in Greenwich. There’s nothing quite like a delicious bagel breakfast that’s both hearty and satisfying in so many ways. The ones in the supermarket in Singapore are always either too hard or […]

Japanese Cooking: Healthy Green Bean 白和え Shiraae


The first time I tried a green bean shiraae, was at Nakajima Suisan where we had some of the best grilled fish in Singapore. Shira-ae or shiraae, a classic tofu paste that was born from the Zen Buddhist vegetarian cuisine called shojin ryouri. Over the years, I’ve felt a certain affinity with Buddhist teachings and traditions, so the […]