Fou De Fa Fa

It was a lunch gathering of our team for my team director's birthday. From what was prepared and the well-planned surprise, one can definitely tell she is well liked by all of us. Ever the smiling lady and always checking in on us to make sure we are okay, we love her around as much as we love her home baked brownies.

Fou De Fa Fa is a cosy cafe good for their biscuit crispy pizzas, pastas and salads. Very much whatever you order will not go wrong. The staff heard us singing the birthday song, they came with tamborines, candle on a pizza and sang to Fiona again!

Don't underestimate the crispy and cracking pizza, the more you munch, the more addictive it is. The vegetable toppings are generous, it feels like really healthy meal!

We had a bunch of us so we had variety of food. One of my favourite dishes is the tomato based pasta that tastes like chilli crab sauce minus the spice. It was delicious, we ordered a second helping to go around.
Black pepper with pasta

Not being the one who ordered all the food, I have no idea what the names of those dishes we had, I just thoroughly sat and enjoyed the yums and the company of my colleagues and friends.

Fou De Fa Fa
168 Robinson Road
#01-05 Capital Tower

Warm Love,


Chocolate Bottom Banana Squares

This bake tastes sooo good, my poor photography skills make no justice to this cake. At least husband and sister says so it is good too so my opinion is not bias.

It's been a while since I've baked, it's uplifting when the cake turns out so soft and moist. My cake looks all crumbly because I'm bad at cutting it up, pardon me as all I wanted to do was to finish the cutting and move on to the eating!

I will definitely bake somemore when I have a slight excuse to~

Recipe from Wen's Delight who adapted this from Hearty Bakes

1/2 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 Egg (beaten)
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup banana, mashed
1 1/2 cup cake flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 tbsp milk
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

How to:
Preheat oven at 175C, line the base of a 8 inch square tin. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Drizzle in the eggs, follow by vanilla and mashed bananas. Beat thoroughly till well corporated.

Sieve cake flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt into the butter mixture. Mix well with a spatula.

Divide the batter into half. Add cocoa powder and milk into 1 portion. Spread the chocolate portion evenly into the tin. Spread the remaining plain batter evenly on top of the chocolate batter, swirl gently with a knife. Sprinkle chocolate chips and walnut on top.

Bake for 25-30mins. Cool and cut into squares to serve.
Warm love,


When the wife is lazy..

It was a slow saturday evening, and I was lazy. Instead of waiting for some meat to defrost before the cooking can start, here's what I found in our kitchen.

And to make this for our dinner..

We probably shouldn't do this too often, not very healthy. But it all goes so well with the garlic chilli sauce we bought in Malacca!

Oh! In case you are wondering what I did to the potatoes, it was diced and cooked in campbell's mushroom soup. Delish.

Warm love,


Bangkok: Som Tam Nua

Cannot miss having Papaya Salad when in Thailand, it is like a staple where it can be eaten as an appetizer, it's sweet, tangy and spicy notes excites the taste buds all at one time.

We walked from MBK shopping centre to reach Som Tam Nua (meaning Green Papaya Salad) at Siam Square Soi 5. Arriving at about 7pm, there is a queue and a crowd has gathered outside the 2 storey restaurant waiting for their turn to have a table. I'm told it is a common sight on weekend nights. I'm not the queueing sort but something tells me it will be worth it.

The wait was not for too long. After about 20 mins, we were ushered upstairs and once we caught the attention of awaitress, Lawrence ordered the must haves and we await the feast.

 Pineapple Rice

 Green Chicken Curry

 Green Papaya Salad

 Sticky Rice

 Spicy Tom Yum Soup

 Fried Fish with Spicy Sauce

 Chicken Wings

Probably the only dish which was not spicy are the chicken wings. That said, it was such good food that made a satisfying meal. With 4 of us, it was easy for us to order more and have variety. All of us had steamed plain rice and Lawrence ordered himself the sticky rice, which is more and filling and authentic to some parts of Thailand how they eat.

Although I can't remember it clearly, I do not think this meal cost us more than SGD 40. This is what I love about Bangkok!

Warm Love,


Bangkok: Another Hound Cafe

Visits to Bangkok now seems to be a yearly affair, I wonder how long will this hold up - not that I'm complaining!

The recent trip to Bangkok, we were there with Lawrence from Peepshow Machine and we know it is going to be a food trip. haha

The usuals had to be done, the Chatuchak Market, MBK shopping, stocking up on cheap iPhone covers etc. When out feet needs some resting, we look for food.

Another Hound Cafe was one of the places we ate at deserving a mention. Situated on the 1st Floor of Siam Paragon, we initially felt a bit guilty queuing up at a well-dressed place with our flip flops and shorts but despite the surroundings, the service is warm and prices ridiculously decent.

When there, be sure to order Pad Thai with Scallops, the scallops come juicy and large, it's been a while since I've enjoyed such delicacy in a normal fare. The Salmon Carpaccio packs a punch of herbs so delish and fresh. The guys ordered dishes such as Soft Shell Crab pasta, Greyhound Famous Fried Chicken Wings, Tender Duck with Rice. Everything was good!

For a refreshing drink, order the House Special Ice Lemon Tea, works wonders for us after an afternoon in the sweltering heat.

We also ordered something called Complicated Noodles; I'll leave you to find out what it is when you visit this cafe. Trust me, it is another delicious must try!

Warm Love,


Sweet Potato Soup

Mommy used to cook homemade sweet soup once in a while, now that I live apart from Mom, I miss it and cook it myself.

Over the weekend, I decided to make Sweet Potato Soup as it is so easy and quick to cook and the versions sold outside at food places are often too sweet for my liking.

Japanese Sweet Potatoes
Orange Sweet Potatoes
Pandan Leaves (tie into a bunch)
Cane Sugar
Water, about 1.8 to 2 litres

How to:

Put water and pandan leaves in a pot and bring it to a boil. While water is cooking, skin and chop sweet potatoes into large squares.

Once water is boiling, put in the chopped potatoes and cook on medium heat for another 20 mins or till potatoes are soft.

Switch off the fire, add in cane sugar to taste and serve either warm or chilled.

Note: Some prefer their sweet potato soup with a tinge of ginger, if so you may add a few slices of old ginger when boiling the water and pandan leaves. I find it heaty so ginger was omitted.

Warm Love,
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