Ayam Masak Merah

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I have a huge weakness for ayam masak merah, which is chicken coated in a rich, tomato and honey sauce. Culturally in Malaysia, it is a Malay dish and they certainly do it very well. Whenever my parents dragged us to a Malay wedding, the only thing I look forward to is this (let me say… 

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White Poppy Seed & Lemon Yogurt Cake

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Whenever I have a food craving, I go through a series of thoughts: (1) Is it within immediate reach? If the answer is no, I proceed to the next questions: (2) Can I cook/bake/make it?  (3) Do I have the resources (4) Am I too lazy / afraid to attempt it (like, roast duck which I may end up with nothing)…. 

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Hurra! Carrot Cake

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I was smiling the whole time while photographing this cake. The sunlight in the background, the cute and colourful bravado, the cake I just finish making – everything about it made me happy.  Every happy thought and emotions I felt, I dedicated it to Japan. You would have heard by now about what’s happened in Japan…. 

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Fat ‘Semla’ Tuesday

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I love how that sounds … Fat Tuesday. It’s like the whole world’s conspired to be naughty for the one day. Fat Tuesday has many other names – Pancake Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday and Mardi Gras. The significance of this day goes as far back as 1000 A.D. and is the last day before Lent begins. Where… 

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Apple Walnut & Sultanas Scroll

You know, sometimes there are downsides to being on the road all the time. Noted that this may sound like a complain but I’m going to say, I’m just making a teensy observation. The apartment in Tokyo had a tiny griller, so I never bothered to bake anything in that. We made do with what… 

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