my first characters

In the western world, most people probably started off learning the alphabet with 'A' or 'a' for apple. Should the preliminary curriculum all of a sudden change course by 180 degrees and start with 'Z', parents might storm down the schools and government. Consider you lucky, you people who only have to deal with 26… Continue reading my first characters

Mien Attitude

Noodles, beyond any other food group has the richest history and diversity. One can tell plenty of dish's origin by simply reading its name as long as it involves a noodle of some sort. I am, by no means, an expert on noodles - especially so when it comes to western pastas. BUT, to be… Continue reading Mien Attitude

Two Baos in a Steamer

Home sweet home - where my mother's banana bread, bedside tales, and tender prayers dwell - I have decided, will not cease to exist because I moved 4,275 km from where I've spent the past ten years of my life. Just as Matthew 18:20 says: "Where two or three gather in my name, there am I with… Continue reading Two Baos in a Steamer

Dude..

You'll laugh when I tell you this. I had a dream. Back in late October, so like seven months ago. And you know, in dreams, fantastical mash-ups happen. You end up sitting in public transit petting some queer hipster's siamese cat who stares at you and asks "How you doin'" and you answer that the… Continue reading Dude..

Panais Frites

I've been, for the longest time, on the hunt for the perfect fry. Of course, my perception of perfection might differ from yours, which I sincerely respect. However, as with any commendable dish worth writing about, it needs to be, well, addictively delicious, photogenic, quirky, and lest us forget, wholesome. It may be that my oven… Continue reading Panais Frites

PB&A Brownies

P is for peanut, B is for butter...as for A, it is for adzuki. It may seem like an uncertain rendez-vous for the two, but peanut butter is nothing new in an oriental pantry. Just think peanut-coconut dipping sauces and peanut-butter-stuffed glutinous rice balls simmered in ginger muscovado tea. I love peanut butter in both its… Continue reading PB&A Brownies