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 […]

Michelin Guide ★: Olympe, Rio de Janeiro


It was such a pleasure meeting the team behind one of the World’s 100 Best restaurants, and one of Latin America’s 50 Best! Chef  Thomas Troisgros takes over from his dad Claude, and their work is a culmination of 38 years of research on the best of local produce. We really enjoyed trying ingredients like […]

Brazilian Cooking: Mouthwatering Moqoeca (Fish Stew)


Since getting back from our trip to Brazil, I’d been wanting to try some Brazilian cooking. In particular, this mouthwatering Moqoeca or fish stew. We didn’t get to try it in Rio, so I thought why not just whip it up at home? This hearty stew is traditionally slow-cooked in a terracotta casserole and is […]

Review: Mrs Pho, Beach Road


There’s nothing quite like a piping hot bowl of comforting pho on a rainy day to warm the cockles of your heart. Especially when said cockles are tossed in fragrant chilli oil and golden, melt-in-your-mouth chunks of luscious lard. Say hello to the Cockles Stir-fried with Garlic ($7.50). Yes, I know it’s a pho place but I’ve gotta […]