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Old friends October 28, 2011

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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.
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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.
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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