新年快乐 Happy Chinese New Year!

Today’s Chinese New Year eve and we had a satisfying hotpot/steamboat/火锅 dinner. Perfect for a cold winter night (it’s about 0°C here in Brussels)! Back home in Singapore, I’d have steamboat for reunion dinner/lunch with my family on every Chinese New Year eve, except for the few times when we’d go to our relatives’ homes…

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Lemon Yogurt Raisin Cake

Next Friday, I’ll be seeing my family again. Looking forward to it as we were last together in Japan in August. And before that, it was in April 2012, when I went back to Singapore for various celebrations including my good friend’s wedding, my sister’s graduation and my mum’s birthday. Here’s a little memory from…

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Stoemp: Potato + Broccoli

I was in Paris over the weekend, mainly for les soldes d’hiver (winter sales). While I didn’t buy anything particularly noteworthy that was on sale except for some Princess Tam Tam lingerie, I had a most wonderful time catching up with friends – two of whom surprised me with their pregnant bellies, as well as…

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Indonesian food: Sedap!

People often ask me if I miss Singapore. My answer typically starts with “not really, though I miss my family and friends, and also the food…” before I launch into a discussion about the absence of hawker centre and kopi tiam (coffee shop) in Europe and the lack of no frills, quality, reasonably priced Asian eating places…

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Red wine pasta

I wanted to have some wine with my tapenade chicken dinner last night, so I opened a bottle of red knowing that I’ll have to finish it, somehow, by today as I’m going on a business trip tomorrow. And since I don’t feel like drinking 2/3 bottle of red wine today, I thought that I’d…

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