My Fuss-Free Vacation to Malacca.

They say travelling broadens the mind, nourishes the soul and heightens the senses. They also said that travelling can reduce stress because it is something we enjoy doing and an activity that doesn’t kill us like our jobs do. Except that it does drain your bank account if you don’t plan carefully. The whole of…

Killing Me Softly with Soft Serve Ice Cream.

When I think of soft serve, immediately McDonald’s comes to mind. Chocolate and plain vanilla. Were they the first to serve this? There are many independent start-ups and hipster cafes these days selling soft serve ice cream and touting them to be the best. But these delectable dairy treats cost a limb (at least RM10.00…

The Sweet Power of Suggestion

Last night, my husband and I were watching a video on YouTube on jelly beans and how they’re made. It brought me back to our dating days when we used to visit Candylicious, the sweet shop in One Utama and KLCC. We browsed the rows and shelves of candies, chocolates, chewy dinosaurs, gummy bears, and…

Four Birthdays at Portofino and a Crying Child.

Seriously, what are the odds of celebrating your birthday on the same day at the same place with three other people? With mine, there were FOUR people celebrating their special days that same night! Last Friday, December 2, had been the first significant turning point of my life. Many of my friends had already turned thirty…

Would You Really Eat That?

A thought crossed my mind today. Malaysians actually have some of the weirdest food combinations that has ever crossed one’s palate. It’s definitely a unique craving and you kind of have to have some mental preparation for what is about to appear in front of you. Here are some of the more common weird food combinations…

Of Savoury Crepes and Matcha Desserts.

As it so happens, we do try not to go overboard with our cravings for culinary cafe cuisines, but it’s hard to avoid them at all costs when they’re everywhere! The operating hours of some cafes is the reason why we go to them in the first place. And we also have a tendency to eat when we feel…

Food Review: Portofino, Bangsar.

It was a truly enchanting and delightful dinner that I had last night with my parents, my husband, and another friend. It was my dad’s birthday yesterday, so we decided to have the celebration at Portofino, an Italian restaurant located at a corner of a row of shophouses in Lucky Garden, Bangsar. Upon entering the…

My Public Holiday Shenanigans.

Weekends and public holidays are meant for our overworked minds to sleep in and wake up later than we normally do on working days. Which was what my husband and I did on Wednesday, 22 June 2016. It was yet another public holiday for Malaysians. We have so many public holidays in our calendar that…

Food Review: Epicuro Uptown.

Another weekend, another cafe. My husband and I decided to try a different one this time. We’ve been to a number of new cafes, we have a list of our favourite joints, but we still have many more to go to. So we chose Epicuro in Damansara Uptown (they happen to have another branch in…

Food Review: Madame Waffle.

Let’s call this e-pressure. Short for internet pressure. Because I’ve seen so many photos and reviews uploaded by people on their Instagram feeds and their blogs that made it all the more tempting to try out. And I finally did last night. Madame Waffle is its name, and Belgian waffles meeting Japanese flavours is its…

My Weekend Review #1.

Here’s a roundup of how my Saturday went: Finally did my first spider plant propagation on Saturday morning. 😎😎 I snagged a bunch of spider plant blades plus the roots from the existing pot, and secured it with potting mix. It was a back-breaking and ankle-busting chore as I had to squat most of the time…

A Little Dessert Will Go A Long Way.

People tend to think of the correlation between health and desserts as being negative. That desserts can be destructive to your health and diet. Come to think of it, perhaps only our parents would think and say that, right? We were all brought up with the idea that desserts are bad for you. Too much…

Food Review: Second Sunday.

Thus begins our gastronomic journey to yet another cafe. I’m going to blame this on long working hours as I only left the office last night at 8:30pm. By the time we got out of traffic, most decent restaurants have delivered their last orders and were not going to stay open for long. So we…

Food Review: Betty’s Midwest Kitchen.

Sometimes it is easier to satisfy a craving. Because if you don’t, you will turn into a very grumpy cookie monster. That was how we solved the “What shall we have for dinner?” question last night. I had a culinary itch to satisfy. I wanted appetizers for dinner. If my husband can have breakfast for…

Food Review: Strangers at 47.

It was a rainy day that drove us into the open arms of the Strangers at 47. A torrential downpour that left us stranded at a row of shophouses, restaurants, and cafes, with our car parked a little too far to reach if we walked in the rain. And so, we found ourselves at the…

Food Review: Nutty as a Fruitcake.

Are you nuts about fruitcakes or just nutty as a fruitcake? I actually love fruitcakes but I rarely buy them myself. I normally wait for family, friends or relatives to send some over during Christmas or when they happen to bake or buy some. And I so happen to have some with me now, and…

Food Review: Giggles & Geeks.

I’m sure most people think of food reviews as almost positive, and hope that they can find out all the good things about a cafe, restaurant, pub or bar. What food and drinks they serve, how they feel about the environment, whether the interior or exterior design is attractive or not, to the kind of…

It’s ‘Nut’hing Short of Pure Bliss.

I finally did myself a favour and persuaded my husband to take us to this neat little artisan ice cream shoppe in SS15, Subang Jaya called ‘Sangkaya’. It can be found on the same lane as the DirectD Retail & Wholesale physical stores, and along the same row as the Fatbaby Ice Cream parlour too….

When Green Tea Meets Black Sesame.

I’ll be honest with you. I’ve never heard of a joconde cake before. Heck, I didn’t even know if it was an Indonesian specialty or some other European fanfare! Until I did some research on it, of course. Going back to my post on what a ‘joconde cake’ is all about (Sneak Preview: Joconde Cakes…

Sneak Preview: Joconde Cakes.

When I was introduced to someone who bakes macarons, little did I know that she bakes joconde cakes too! Otherwise known as ‘opera cakes‘. Yep. I only knew this recently and with that little titbit of knowledge, I made an order for a slice of green tea and black sesame flavoured joconde cake, on top…

Macaron Mania.

Remember when I talked about macarons and macaroons, and finally laid out the differences in plain sight for everyone to see? Well, the spotlight today is on my favourite little things called ‘macarons’. I finally found a place where I could get them for a comfortable price. I say comfortable because it is not expensive…