Happee Monkee

Photography, food & travel


Banana & Coconut Mini Bundt Cakes

Have you ever been stuck with lots of ripe bananas? I know I’ve been there. Summer days are especially unkind to bananas. They just don’t do very well in the heat. So what do you do when you’re stuck spotty bananas that a monkey won’t even touch? Make banana cake of course! I bought some […]


From My Mother’s Kitchen

Rainbow Kuih Lapis»

And just like that, this blog is ALIVEEEEEEE! It has been so long since I blogged that I’d forgotten the process i.e. resizing, uploading, cropping etc.. Gosh, is it already 2013? I was telling friends that I blinked and it was November 2012. A sneeze later and it’s January. It’s totally insane how time is […]

Chili Pan Mee»

The power of suggestion should never be underestimated. This dish was inspired by a friend’s continuous post on Facebook about her obsession for chili pan mee. Although I have never tasted the spicy version, I know the original flavour well enough. Pan mee is a fresh noodle dish in Malaysia. In Hokkien, we call it, […]

Pork Korma with Sweet Potato»

I enjoy reading food blogs and trying new recipes. I’m constantly surprised at how easy it is in fact to make something. I would have been too intimidated to make it in the past but food blogs demystifies things for me. Food blogs, I’m eternally grateful. G. and I were having a discussion last Saturday […]

Guest Writers/ Etsy Sellers

Etsy Feature: Miss Babacilu»

What’s your working music? I’m usually a classical music and jazz person but I find I work really well with Lady Gaga especially when I’m doing something visual like photo-editing or mucking about on my Etsy shop. However, when I’m writing, I’d prefer quieter, unsung music like bossa nova. Words, I often find, do not […]

Etsy Feature: Color Work Studio»

  Firstly, I like to apologize to the dear sweet Keri for this really late Etsy feature. The last couple of weeks was just a little crazy and then I’d spent the whole of Friday, Saturday & Sunday at MMI (which was pretty darn fantastic!). It’s been so long since I’ve done a food post […]

Etsy Feature: Misala Handmade»

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What’s Cooking

Creative Ways to Productive Procrastination»

Creative Ways to Productive Procrastination   Come up with challenges. I saw this video on Ted.com and was inspired by one of the speakers who challenged himself to a 30-day challenge. He started cycling to work, writing a book, basically, did things that he wouldn’t normally do. As a result, he broadened his circle of […]

Ricotta & Rocket Gnocchi in Tomato Sauce & Bacon»

So, Miss B. is on a three-week gluten-free diet. But before I go on, I digress by saying, the blender blew up. There was a really loud POP! and the only way I knew it wasn’t the bacon fat sizzling was the gradual smoke snaking from the blender. I hope my FIL isn’t too attached […]

Spaghetti with Bacon & Cherry Tomatoes»

One of the things I’d discovered in Italy was that great food is often made with very few ingredients. The fresher, obviously, the better and less was, in fact, enough. In this recipe there are four main ingredients – cherry Purchase more moisturizing incredible be bleeders lasix Would have the sinusitis swelling bactrim and product […]


Birthday Cupcakes»

I’m one of those people who has been fortunate enough to have good mates. It hasn’t always been so easy. I’ve had people in my life that were toxic but it’s a journey I’d suppose everybody goes through. We need to learn who’s good for us and who isn’t. It’s simply like trying peas once […]

Cupcakes Galore»

Do you have your cupcake hat on? Are you ready for a cupcake fest? Are you absolutely passionate about cupcakes? Are you positively mad about little cutesy sweet toothy cupcakes? Are you?? Are you???

Cherry Ripe Cupcakes»

The girls and I are having a pizza & chic flick night. A rampage of emails usually fly back and forth a few days before because everyone’s excited to meet up.


Jaffa Chocolate Mousse»

So much has happened since I last updated this blog with food. {NOTE: Not that I will promise more this year (am not a big believer in undelivered promises) but I have two other dishes on my laptop waiting to be blogged. So in March, at least, it will be a foodblog feast!}. Mr. G […]

Citrus Delicious Pudding»

This is the dessert I made when G’s uncle came to visit. The citrus pudding was a great way to end dinner after a hearty meaty meatloaf. On a totally unrelated matter, my best friend got married last Saturday. Carrie and I have known each other for half our lives. But it’s not just about […]

Doing the Fig Jig»

I look forward to Saturdays. Saturdays are reserved for getting the weekly groceries. Last week  the supermarket had figs on special. Hmmm… Specials. I love Specials, the Chinese in me just can’t help it. We have been jet-setting in February (which is why it has been so quiet around here lately). So to kick-start things, […]


Post Italy & Back to Oz»

Hullo Hullo! Did you miss me? It has been awfully quiet around here hasn’t it? So much has happened in this two months. Our belated honeymoon in Italy was so amazing. I was in Italy! I still can’t get my mind around it. We ate so much pasta, pizza, and drank bottles of Lambrusco (admittedly, […]

July July»

Wow, is it almost the end of July already? This month has been a little crazy (in a happy way, of course). First, my bestie and I met up in Paris for a weekend and then traveled to visit the Queen in London. It was an amazing one week of adventure and it couldn’t be […]

From Russia With Love»

I wrote this on my iPhone on our way home from Moscow: “I would love to hate Moscow.” There were some frustrating and intimidating moments like when I was held back longer than necessary at the border security and questioned rather rudely by the officer, only because, we think, I held a Malaysian passport. We weren’t […]

Other Stuff

How Lovely is This?»

I love catalogues. I used to collect them as a kid for all the pretty, glossy photos but eventually have to give it up because it took too much space. Thank goodness for the Internet! You can read the NY Times on line, read the latest Marie Claire from my iPad (which I’m still manifesting, […]

Giveaway on Kanelstrand’s Blog»

God morgon everybody! It’s a beautiful day in Linköping today – wonderful especially after the wet, gloomy morning yesterday. To celebrate the wonderful start of summer (I can’t believe how long it’s taken me to embrace & be grateful for summer – I come from Malaysia and it’s eternally summer), I’m partnering up with the super-talented […]

Etsy Giving #01»

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