RECIPE: CARROT CAKE WITH WHITE CHOCOLATE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

Carrot Cake with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Where do I begin… Well, I recently left Taipei and moved to London. I know, bad timing considering the Brexit. But I believe that you have to stay positive, trust your gut feeling and stick with your decision. Nothing is ever as bad as it seems. And even if it is, have a “cuppa” and a slice of cake and think about your next steps.  Speaking of cake, this weekend I felt like whipping up some carrot cake. Everyone has their personal preferences regarding the density of their carrot cake. People here in the UK prefer a more dense one. However, this […]

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RECIPE: SHIITAKE MUSHROOM RISOTTO WITH GREEN BEANS

Shiitake risotto with green beans

After enjoying a delectable risotto alla milanese with ossobucco so tender that it melts in your mouth,  I just couldn’t get it out of my mind. If you happen to be in Milan and would like to know where I enjoyed this epic Italian meal, check out my Milan travel post.  Back in Taipei, I decided to make risotto with local ingredients. Yup, when I was in Italy I actually managed to forget to buy a bag of arborio or carnaroli to bring back. And of course, I was too cheap to splurge on imported ingredients and therefore decided to cook my […]

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RECIPE: PPAP – PIE PINEAPPLE APPLE PIE

On Monday night, right before typhoon Megi shook up Taiwan, me and a handful of colleagues were still in the office. That’s when one of my colleagues started to play “Pen Pineapple Apple Pen” or PPAP (ペンパイナッポーアッポーペン), on her laptop. Disaster took its course and each one of us fell victim to the latest YouTube phenomenon. Ever since that fatal night,  I had this idea in my mind about pineapple apple pie. Unfortunately, my oven is not really suitable for baking pies, though it makes brilliant cheese toast. For this reason, I was happy when I came up with a fake pie recipe […]

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RECIPE: CARROT NOODLES WITH PEANUT SAUCE (VEGAN)

Recipe for carrot noodles with Peanut sauce

Summer in Taiwan can be excruciating. Even short walks from your home to the MRT are a small torture and can become quite embarrassing when you made a wrong wardrobe choice – Hello sweat stains!  I forgot the last time I slept without the AC running on full blast. I am probably going to miss the cracking sound once the weather decides to cool down. These days I don’t really feel the urge for starchy food, therefore I decided to give the little vegetable spiral slicer a go that I brought with me from Germany and make some carrot noodles. The […]

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RECIPE: EGG IN A HOLE

Recipe for Egg in a hole

It is really embarrassing but recently I have been so busy that I didn’t even have the time to go to the supermarket. When I opened my fridge on Saturday morning, I noticed that I had nothing but some toast, butter, eggs, pea sprouts and tomatoes. Therefore, I decided to go for some really simple and easy breakfast and made Egg In A Hole. I love how the name is so literal.  The eggs I had in my fridge were organic eggs by the black boned chicken which are very tiny, therefore I had to use 2 eggs to fill one […]

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