November 17th, 2014

Travel Coffee Kit v4.1 (and gift guide)

Hi. My name is Rachel, and I’m a liiiiittle bit of a coffee addict. While most of our travels and holidays, thankfully, tend to bring us to cities with excellent coffee, the first coffee has become a bit of a morning ritual for me, and without it, regardless of the wonderful coffee to follow, I end up rather cranky and feel like I’ve started the day on wrong footing. As such, I almost always bring a travel coffee kit with me. Keep reading →

August 9th, 2014

Roasted Chicken Rice

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SINGAPORE! I’ve been working on the roasted version of Hainanese Chicken Rice for a couple of years now (in which I mean I tried it twice, and then got bored of failing/not-quite-succeeding and shelved it for a later date). But since it’s Singapore’s 49th birthday today, I figured I could share the current iteration of my recipe. Keep reading →

July 28th, 2014

Iron Foodie Mango Champion

At the start of this month, I took part in the Iron Foodie Recipe Competition: Mango Edition hosted by foodie. AND OH MY GOD YOU GUYS I WON. Keep reading →

June 16th, 2014

Blueberry Cheesecake

OOH BOY hello it’s been a while. /insert embarrassed emoji. How are we almost halfway done with 2014?! The last few months have been a bit of a whirlwind – I’ve been involved in a little project – which I can’t really talk about for the next month or so, but hang tight for that – and that’s been, sadly, keeping me a little busy on the cookery front. Since the little spate of sweatshop labour, I…went snowboarding (again), and was in Sri Lanka (for the first time!) celebrating the wedding of one of my closest and oldest friends. After said beach extravaganza, I also went off my diet in a rather spectacular fashion and that ended up with me more or less scarfing M&Ms and McDonalds for the better part of two months. But! Everything is back to regular programming and I’ve also just come off a week or so of crazy Kitchen Lab Adventures (the BTS of which can be tracked a little better on my instagram) and one of the things I made was this blueberry cheesecake dessert. Keep reading →

January 30th, 2014

Tarting Up the Year of the Horse

Since moving to Hong Kong back in 2008, I’ve not been back to Singapore for Chinese New Year – my family isn’t terribly traditional, flights are ridiculously expensive around these peak periods, and I generally see my family enough that they don’t make a fuss if I miss occasions like these. However, that means that apart from the odd box of cookies that gets smuggled back into Hong Kong by whichever friend that has completely overdosed on binge eating back home and hence doesn’t want any for themselves, I haven’t really had too many of our traditional CNY snacks in the last 5 years. Keep reading →