Eclair Affair (260 calories per serve)


I used to hate eclairs. But I realised later on in life that it was only because I’ve had horrible ones growing up. The eclairs I had when I was growing up in Asia had this terrible filling that was very greasy, like the kind of mouthfeel you get with cheap, high-melting-temperature chocolates. Gross. So…

Creamy Cauliflower Soup (255 calories per serve)


This is one of my favourite soups and was one of the earliest recipes I posted when I first started this blog. My original recipe had chorizo and some browned cauliflower florets on top as well. But as time went on, I found myself only sticking to the basic cauliflower soup without many toppings. It’s…

Sweet chilli pork meatball tacos (721 calories per serve)


When I was growing up, the only tacos I knew were the hard shell kind. It was only much later that I realised that tacos also came in a soft shell and I got hooked. It tasted just as delicious but so much lighter and fresher. It was fantastic. This is my take on another…

Tangzhong sausage rolls (154 calories per serve)


When I was in university, there was an Asian bakery that I used to frequent on my way to class. They always had the fluffiest breads. They were so pillowy because of a technique called tangzhong which uses a 1:5 ratio of flour to liquid (water or milk) and cooks it into a slurry. This…

Classic crispy croissant (375 calories per serve)


Two days or three days? It definitely takes more than one day to make a decent croissant. I found that there wasn’t too much difference between a 2 or 3 day croissant, but it made planning ahead easier. For the 2 day croissant, I make, laminate and shape the dough the afternoon before. I then…

Sichuan chilli fish


I love spicy food, especially the Sichuan style with those peppercorns that leave a numb feeling in your mouth. My favourite chilli fish has a well seasoned broth with large soy bean sprouts. When I was pregnant with my daughter, I ate this regularly and on the day before my labour, I had eaten chilli…

Blissful Butter Chicken (623 calories per serve)


Indian curries are absolutely fantastic – I use the word blissful because that’s how I feel when I eat them. There are so many different curries that it’s hard to whittle down to just one but most recently, I have become a big fan of the humble butter chicken. I used to not want to…

Pad krapow moo (310 calories per serve)


My brother, the make-it-up chef, occasionally comes across some amazing recipes. When he made this dish for me, I ate so much of it that he kept making it for me. When I was pregnant with my daughter, he made a whole batch just for me and froze it into single serve portions. While this…

Chinese turnip/radish cake (301 calories per serve)


My uncle made this amazing Chinese turnip cake one night for Chinese New Year many years ago. It had a lot of fillings and had a lot of umami flavour. At the time, I didn’t understand why he was so excited about the fillings as surely they were standard in all turnip cakes. Little did…