Spaghetti Pomodoro With Ngoh Hiang Recipe

Remember I made a huge batch of Ngoh Hiang earlier this year for Chinese New Year and said they can be frozen for future use? This is a sample of what can be done with ngoh hiang that I came up with at the last minute when my younger daughter visited me after work. I had just … Continue reading

James Martin’s Decadent Homemade Linguine with Lobster Sauce Recipes

James Martin’s Decadent Homemade Linguine with Lobster Sauce Recipes? Yes, two recipes! And BBC Food says,”Try James Martin’s decadent lobster dish with homemade pasta if you’re looking for a dish that will impress.” With the festive season just round the corner, there’s enough reason to splurge both time and money on your loved ones. Gather … Continue reading

Zzapi Pizza Bar

When it comes to pizza, what intrigues you? Is it the succulent meats or fresh seafood? The zesty capsicums or sweet onions? The aromatic basil or pungent garlic? The tart flavours of the tomatoes or the salty gooey cheese? To me, a good pizza has 3 components: the dough, the base sauce, and a wide … Continue reading

There Is No Menu @ Fratini La Trattoria

Don’t ask for one because there is no menu at Fratini La Trattoria. Instead, sit back and relax. Let Chef Fratini take care of your meal with whatever’s available from the day’s marketing, which he does every morning, loading his Vespa with bags of seafood for that day’s cooking. Freshness is guaranteed but you may … Continue reading

Basilico – Culinary Drama

With so much going on in my children’s working lives, it is hard to have lunch together as a family. I was secretly hoping to entice them for a Sunday brunch since forever and finally we did have one just this past Sunday. My post on Dolcetto by Basilico and subsequent take-aways of their desserts … Continue reading

Sun Kissed Aglio Olio a la Valerie

Click on the photos below for instructions. Aglio Olio Recipe (serves 3-4) Ingredients: 500g Spaghetti (Fusili). 80-100ml Italian Olive Oil, enough to saute the garlic and chillies. 6 cloves Garlic, finely chopped (more or less to your desire). 6 Red Birdseye Chilli, deseeded and finely chopped (more or less to your desire). Salt, to taste. Hot … Continue reading

Film Makers At The Movies

I was checking my drafts in wordpress last night and came across this long overdue article – Vanessa had graduated. This was the day my brother Nic and I went to the public screening of her final year assignment, Anywhere But Here – a documentary on public housing in Victoria, Australia. Please click here to … Continue reading

Seafood Linguine

Everything spells FRESH! Pasta has just the right bite and the seafood is fresh. The sauce is not overpowering nor too thick. Happy eating 🙂