The Perfect Chocolate Cake

The way I see it, looking for the perfect chocolate cake is like looking for the perfect man. I don’t think they exist at all; but still, a girl can dream. And oh, do I dream. With the right balance of melted chocolate and cocoa powder, my perfect chocolate cake should have a deep, rich…

Mojo

My kitchen mojo is currently taking a vacation. I suspect she is still in Sydney, enjoying the breath taking combination of the greens of royal botanical garden, gray steel of the bridge and shimmering blue water. In return, my chocolate cakes have been out from the kitchen and went straight to the dumpsters. They sunk,…

Parade of Umbrellas

I woke up to the sound of whirling winds and the sky puking water.The sky was sad, dark grey. Talk about depressing. I just knew I had to gear up. Last time it was raining like this, I was soaking wet from the tip of my hair to the tip of my toes. Working with…

Wishing you…

Lit up your cigarette or chomp down organic muesli bar, pour steaming hot water to either pitch black coffee or calming brown of tea, crack those eggs or hear the music of cereal dancing around the bowl. Do whatever you want, but have a hearty breakfast and enjoy Monday! Bondi Beach beauty to get us…

Cold, then hot and fresh oysters

See the full gallery on Posterous Oh, hi! Hello there. Yes, I’m good thank you. How you doing? I guess from the lack of post you can see that I’m settling here in Sydney. Out all weekend doing touristy stuff and eat and walk and walk and walk till my legs feel like it’s coming…

Banana Tarte Tatin

        I went home yesterday and immediately the smell of something burning hit my nostrils. My inner alarm spiked up- what’s wrong? Mrs. H (My host mother) is an incredible cook, there is no way she would burn something. I walked down to the kitchen and found her cutting up bananas, setting…

Soo……

So what’s going on in Sydney? So far I have: 1. Took exactly 1.546 photos 2. Got lost in Sydney CBD3. Lots of melts down and freaking out4. Went to two cupcake stores 5. Took the wrong ferry and have to walk such a looooooonnnggggg way to look for Luna Park6. Went to wine festival…

Dreamy Eggs

  The thing to keep in mind in learning how to cook is it doesn’t have to be complicated.  Simple flavors, simple technique, can blow you away. I even say the simplest flavors are the best, because we don’t really mess them much from what the Mother Nature has given us. Coming from a tropical…

Dear Mr French Fries

I couldn’t comprehend in words how much I love you. Sometimes it’s like love at first sight. It’s that golden skin of yours, glistening with sizzling oil that burns the tip of my tounge. It’s that salt crystal, oh, that goody thing! melts onto my mouth every time my lips meet yours. Firm on the…

This Got Me Smiling Every time

Not all people understand the passion over food.  They may understand the gratification over good food, but they won’t understand an obsession over food (Admit it, foodie passionate sometimes sounds obsessed)  Julia Child…… on the other hand,    Oh, Julia.    Julia understand.   What is it that you really like to do? Eat!  …

Weekend Market

See the full gallery on Posterous My visa is granted! I am jumping with joy. After weeks and weeks waiting without any updates, an email finally arrived saying that I can enter Australia, stay, and get an internship for the length of four months. I will arrived on the 11th, and start my internship in…

Indonesian Through and Through

See the full gallery on Posterous If you want to enjoy indonesian cuisine without the joy of street stalls ( which sometimes dirty and crowded and noisy) Sate Khas Senayan is a place to go. The food is good with cool, air-con ambience plus wooden furniture that high light Indonesian traditional culture such as wayang,etc….