Passion Fruit Tart

I got these passion fruits from Paddy’s Market in Sydney. These fruits stood out because of the smell. I remember this stall that sell fruits stood next to a lot of fish stalls and when I passed by, I got a whiff of the passion fruit smell among the fishes smell. You know that fish…

Pumpkin Panna Cotta with Caramel Syrup

I wanted to make this long time ago but I can’t find a suitable size of pumpkin for this dessert. I don’t want to use a basketball size of pumpkin to make this dessert unless I have a big crowd to feed. Although if you have a big crowd to feed, please find a big…

Potato and Chicken Scotch Egg

I love curry puff. I grew up with curry puff. Curry puff is like the official morning snack, lunch break snack, TEA TIME snack, night time snack for Malaysians. Just like any other food, there are so many ways of making and seasoning it. That makes it even more interesting. Every now and then, there…

I Want A Banana Cake!

I have made pineapple cake before. Now when I look at my counter and there is 3 bananas still sitting there staring at me. I knew I have to cook them. *Grin* Banana cake has always been something I can’t resist. If you read my posts, you will now know that I cannot resist a…

My comforting afternoon is to eat Lamb Meatball Pasta

I am a “ground meat” person. Anything made with ground meat will drive me crazy. Meatball, kebab, burger patty, Chinese steamed meat patty, minced meat on noodle… All these makes me drool and makes me salivate. I saw this meatball recipe from Saveur website and the photo just captured my eyes. I thought I would…

No Tandoor? Make Oven-Baked Garlic Naan Bread

If I see a tandoor (big round clay oven) in a shop, I get excited. Tandoor makes great bread and great tandoori chicken. If I can, I will and I am going to get a tandoor for myself to make these goodies. But no so soon. So, I got to rely on my dearly oven…

Chicken Kabsa – Aromatic Yemeni Style One Pot Rice

I remember the first time I put the rice in my mouth, it opens up another door of spice combination for me. Other than my usual Indian, Malay or Chinese food, this Middle Eastern Yemeni chicken kabsa is a whole new world to me. Thanks to Mr. Paya who brought me into all these. I…

A Very Simple & Quick Noodle for Lunch

Sometimes I make very complicated lunch that takes more than 1 hour for preparation and cooking. Sometimes I get lazy. So, when you get lazy, you tend to find things that is easy to make. Today I am lazy and that’s why the title: A very simple quick noodle for lunch. In order to have…

Staring at the Sky

Sometimes I am sitting at home and when I look outside of my apartment, the sky is just so beautiful. I have captured many photos of the sky that I can see from my apartment. Sometimes the sunset is so breathtakingly beautiful that it just keeps me standing at the balcony staring at the sky until…

Coconut Jam Tart (Kaya Tart)

This is like the national jam of Malaysia, in Malay language, we call it “Kaya”. Made from coconut milk, egg and fragrant with pandan leaves, this jam is usually spread on toast along with margarine or butter. The sweetness from kaya and the slightly salty butter/margarine will tingle your tongue. It is best eat along…