27 October 2012


Besides Fremantle Market you can find morning markets in some suburban towns in Perth where they are conveniently reached by train.

26 October 2012


To have a happy and sweet life, have more sweets! 

21 October 2012


Desserts, to me, is the favorite and interesting section at buffet.  I am a sweet tooth person and I will go straight to dessert after salad and appetizer sections.

Thin soft crepe with vanilla ice-cream drizzle with chocolate sauce and served with stew fruits

Panna cotta, creme brulee and nonya kueh

Local flavor, cheng teng

20 October 2012


Caught the flu bug and lost the taste bud.  To activate the palette something sweet is needed. 

13 October 2012


Nowadays it is hard to have the whole family together to go for dim sum as with some of the children overseas and working.  A place was booked at Royal China at Raffles Hotel when one of them is back from overseas.  The dim sum is not bad and some of the food is unique compares to other places.

The area is long in shape and the tables are arranged in 3 neat rows spread across the room

While waiting for the food we were attacking the delicious XO sauce

The century egg porridge is full of ingredients.  Enough to share amongst 3 pax

Scallop Siew Mai

Soft fluffy char siew pau.  The filling was moist and full of flavor

Char siew sow was tender and melt in the mouth

Hot flowing salted egg yolk custard

Scallop yam puff

Moist soft steamed custard sponge cake

07 October 2012


More eateries are opening in 112 Katong. There are new eateries to savor whenever we are there.  Ramen Play is one of the new Japanese restaurants we discovered recently.

Open kitchen concept fronted by glass panel

Japanese condiments on every table

Chillie sauce and dried prawns, pair well with rice and noodles

Butariki Ishinabe  -  Hot stone pork cutlets rice with omelette

Pork Ishinabe  -  Sliced porks and black fungus with raw egg mixed with rice.  The heat was intense and last till the last grain

Char Shu Miso Ramen  -  Thick flavor broth and al dente noodles served with thin sliced pork belly, vegetables and half an egg

To help digestion :  Green tea yogurt

Super yuzu drink, fresh and delicious

Super yuzu yogurt drink

06 October 2012


Have been wanting to bake madeleines for some time but was put off by having to keep the batter in the fridge for at least overnight before baking.  Not until I came across Anncoo's recipe under her "baked cakes" category that the the cake can be baked immediately after batter is ready for baking.  The purpose of refrigerating the batter is to create a hump in the cake which I find not presentable.