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Old friends October 28, 2011

Posted by silverlinedletters in glorious food, personal.
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Old friends

There’s something very comforting about being in the presence of old friends who knew you since you were 7. We chow down good hawker grub at a humid and poorly ventilated food court then we proceed to hunt down a cafe for desserts – chocolate flavoured, specifically. We finally settle on Laurent Bernard @ Portsdown Road. It’s the same cafe we’d visited in February. This time, we ordered something different. The souffle was slightly disappointing but the company certainly wasn’t.

I give thanks.

Illustration by Nicole Martinez


Blueberry cheesecake love November 28, 2010

Posted by silverlinedletters in glorious food, inspiration, picture perfect.

There’s only one thing decent that I can actually make or rather bake in the kitchen and that is cheesecake! My brother and I love cheesecake, my mom, not so. So when I bake them, I usually end up giving away most of it because I know if I were to leave an entire cheesecake in my fridge, it’ll be gone with the wind in a matter of hours, or possibly minutes. I. cannot. stop. when. it. comes. to. cheesecake.

Since coming to the UK, I have been head over heels in love with GU chocolate vanilla cheesecake. I’m on a mission to lose some weight before I head home for New Year’s but place one of their choc vanilla cheesecake in front of me and I really cannot resist. They are seven spoonfuls of goodness (yes, I counted) that comes in a foil-wrapped mini glass jar. But my first love has always been the blueberry cheesecake so when I came across this recipe online today, I have to post this, lest I forget. Baking a kick-ass blueberry cheesecake goes right up on my list of top 10 things to do when I return to Singapore, it’s up there with trying the highly recommended truffle fries at Barracks Cafe. Oh and yes, some exercise too.

Maybe. If I can find the motivation.

Source: Peekture of the mouth-watering cake is from the awe-inspiring i am baker where the recipe can also be found.

Mmm… missing the taste of Singapore August 25, 2010

Posted by silverlinedletters in glorious food, London, personal.

Looking at this photo of chao tar bee hoon from ieatishootipost is making me hungry. Note to self: avoid surfing local food blogs while in the UK. Ever since I got to London, I’ve been having sandwiches/salads/soup for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I’d thought I’ll never say this but I actually miss having a warm bowl of rice or soup noodles. I especially miss unhealthy yong tau foo with fried meat balls and beancurd skin like the one from Lucky Plaza or Henderson Road. Because I’m not a big fan of instant mee, packet instant noodles aren’t a quick taste-of-home fix either. My flatmates Ronnie and Min-ju have each told me they’ll like to do a cook-out sometime soon. Hopefully, we’ll be sitting down to a piping hot meal of chinese food soon!

On the upside however, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, apricots etc are very affordable here! There is always a generous serving of fruits at all CTLS receptions. Am really enjoying that 🙂

Source: ieatishootipost