Madame Nhu

Trần Lệ Xuân, popularly known as Madame Nhu, was the de facto First Lady of South Vietnam from 1955 to 1963. ….so says my Google search when I type in ‘Madame Nhu.’ This was not a research project about first ladies however, but of course of food. The Madame Nhu that I was interested in…

Sushi Tei Kitchen

It was after work last Friday in the city and I had some time to spare before I met up with some girls at Zeta Bar, The Hilton for some Friday night festivities. Wandering around my patch of the city, I was looking around for a place that I could grab a solo nibble but…

Sesame Teriyaki Chicken with Miso Udon

After a simply exhausting week with work and blogging, then a somewhat rowdy night with the girls on Friday night, I was dearly craving some me-time alone, and was grateful that The Sister was out of the house on date night on Saturday evening. I’ve been eating out a little more often than I would…

Prawn, Avocado & Quinoa Salad

And so continues the quinoa ‘health’ trend. I tried my hand at quinoa last week for the first time, to great success (see here), but at the time I hadn’t thought that a single cup of quinoa grain would make me close to four cups worth of the stuff. While I had used as much…

Paprika Chicken with Quinoa Tabbouleh

So I am currently experiencing the manic excitement that comes with having… NO PARENTS IN THE HOUSE. Which essentially means cooking for yourself. While I’d say that my culinary skills are slightly better than the average Josephine, I will admit that I rarely do any ‘cooking, cooking’ at home. The reason for this is that…

Oat, Apple & Raspberry Loaf

So this weekend I felt like something….healthier. Hahahaha you say, who are you kidding? 😛 Well to be honest, most of the things you bake at home will be healthier than any of the baked goods you buy outside, because you can not only control the content of what you put in, but also space…

Soba Noodles with Sesame Seeds & Smoked Salmon

Is there anything better than a massive bowl of tangy, silky noodles? Well, yes, one thing.. A massive bowl of tangy, silky noodles that is SO QUICK TO MAKE!! Getting home after a long, grueling day at work… cooking a meal that takes over an hour and requires 20+ ingredients is the last thing you want to…

Raspberry Banana Bread

Confession: for me, the best part of the working day is lunch. I spent most of the morning on my toes, my gaze anxiously flickering to the little digital clock in the corner of my computer screen, eagerly watching that miniscule colon tick away to 1:00 PM. Tea breaks only momentarily curb my anticipation. After…