Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Tokyo 2014

I received an email from TripAdvisor lately stating that there's a alot of viewers on my comments.
Therefore, I'm blogging now about my Tokyo trip which happened on the August. 
I have always dreamt of going to Tokyo, to see the bright signboards, city lights at night. Especially at Shibuya and Harajuku.
Shinjuku Gyeon National Garden
My boyfriend planned an itinerary for this Tokyo trip, basically he wrote down the directions and etc. I was rather busy with work and my online business during that period of time.
Thanks to him for bringing me to these wonderful places.
Shinjuku Gyeon is basically a very huge garden. With 3 different types of garden, Japanese garden, French garden and lastly English garden.
It's a must visit place during Spring and Autumn season, where you could sit under the Sakura trees, watch the beautiful yellow-orange autumn leaves.
We tried their traditional green tea and dessert in one of their teahouse. The aroma of the green tea was undeniable rich and with the quiet peaceful surrounding, it's so relaxing. 
Next time, we will picnic at the garden right? Boyfriend.
Hotspot of Shibuya, taking pictures with Hachiko statue. There's a lot of people lining up for the Hachiko somehow I'm a very shy girl and with that amount of crowd I don have the guts. LOLS
There's a lot of shop lots, left to right basically everywhere. We just walk around, look around and nibbles on some foods. Look for a ramen shop with pink pig signboard, there's few uncles or elderly man at the open air shop. Best ramen I ever have!!
A place where you meet traditional. Traditional snacks and items everywhere.
A great place to get souvenirs but it's quite pricey.  
There's a dessert or I should say snack shop, pink colour signboard with a bunny.
Selling mochi with grounded peanut in sticks and green teas. I'm in love with their mochi.
We ate dorayaki and takoyaki at Asakusa, you have to find them!!
There's a lot of restaurants selling tempura, it's recommended to try but it's quite pricey. Next time tempuras I will come for you!!
Tokyo Disneyland
The place I dreamt the most since my childhood. My wish list? To visit all the Disneyland around the world. Such a greedy kid. :P
Somehow, the weather on that day was not good. Grey skies and droplets of rain makes my boyfriend go all moody Haha grumpy kid alert! 
Once we enter the gate, there's a parade going on. My boyfriend and I was so blurred and stunted by the parade.
Overall, I never thought the food in Disneyland is that good and the price was unexpectedly lower than I estimate. It's affordable and good. So you don have to worry bringing sandwiches or bread from outside.
Oh well, I don want to spoil your future WOW with my Disneyland pictures. Just go and visit.
 Meiji Shrine
My very first shrine I ever visited and I have fall in love.
Quiet and peaceful with greenbrier, strolling around holding hands with my boyfriend. Just a perfect relaxing getaway place to go.
Barrels of Sake donated to the Meiji. Looking so artistic.

I can't wait to visit more shrines at Osaka.
Japan, I will come for you again.
I'm in love with you, can't wait to explore other parts of you.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Coconut Chiffon Cake

Hi lovelies! Last week I baked Coconut Chiffon Cake, still can't get the coconut scent off my head.
I'm trying all sorts of chiffon cakes lately, have baked the original ones, orange, chocolate and now coconut. Hmmm, what's next? Any crazy suggestions?
Okay, let's get to baking!
Coconut Chiffon Cake
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 tbsp fine granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup corn oil
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp cake flour
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup fine granulated sugar
      Oven : 160*C
     {Print recipe}

  1. Whisk the egg yolks with sugar until mix well.
  2. Mix the corn oil and coconut milk into the egg yolks mixture.
  3. Sieve the flour and mix in till there's no lumps of flour.

     4. Whisk the egg whites till foamy.

     5. Gradually add in the sugar and whisk till stiff peak. 

     6. Fold in 1/3 of the meringue into the batter to lighten it up.
     7. Then fold in the rest of it slowly.

      8. Pour the batter in your cake mould/ cupcakes mould.
      9. Bake for 55 mins or till the cake tester comes out clean.

They look lovely isn't it? Soft and fluffy. I will never stop loving chiffon cake.
Anyways I want to take this opportunity to wish my fellow friends and all of you
 Happy Hari Raya!!
Have a safe trip back to your hometown and of course not to forget to have a good time.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Deathly Chocolate Cupcake with Marshmallow Icing

Hi lovelies, I been sparing out my time to bake. I make an oath to myself at least once a week. 
Still trying to achieve it. 
Last week baking was 

Deathly Chocolate Cupcake with Marshmallow Icing
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/4 cup fine granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 1/4 cup cake flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup chocolate chips 
Oven : 170*C

  1. Cream the butter and sugar till fluffy and pale

    2. Gradually add in the vanilla essence and egg yolks one at a time while whisking till mix.    

    3. Sift the flour and cocoa powder. Then alternately add in the dry ingredients and the milk while
        whisking the batter.

    4. Lastly add in the chocolate chips and mix well with a spatula.

    5. Pour the batter into the cupcake molds till 3/4 of mold.
    6. Bake the cupcakes at 170*C for 20 mins till the cake tester come out clean.

Now it's for the icing! Personally I love marshmallow icing cause it's not too sweet or buttery and light. I could eat the icing itself, tasted just like marshmallow candies.
  • 1/2 cup fine granulated sugar
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence

  1. Boiled the sugar and water till it reached 120*C. 
  2. Whisk the egg whites till foamy and gradually add in the boiled syrup. 
  3. Whisk till the meringue turn out stiff peak or till it's cool down.

    4. Pipe the icing on the cupcake. For a nicely looking topping, use a nozzle.

    5. Brown the icing in the oven for 2/3 mins.

TIPS : When whisking the eggs into the batter, make sure do not over whisk it.

That's all for this week!!
If you have any baking request, please comment below.
Happy Friday peeps! :)

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Moist Chocolate Chiffon

The ones who followed my Instagram would already knew I have baked chocolate chiffon cake for the last weekend. I love chiffon cake alot! They are my favorite, soft and light texture. I could eat the whole cake by myself. Great with a cup of coffee or tea, just perfect for teatime. 

Moist Chocolate Chiffon Cake

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 6 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Oven : 170*C

  1. Combine the egg yolks, oil, vanilla essence and water in a measuring jug.
  2. Sift the dry ingredients ( flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt) together in a bowl. 

    3.  Mix the dry and wet ingredients together.

    4.  Whip the egg whites until foamy then gradually add in the sugar and whip to stiff peak.

    5.  Fold 1/3 of the meringue in the chocolate batter to lighten it, lastly fold in rest of the meringue in
    6.  If you are using a chiffon pan, make sure u butter the pan first before pouring the batter in.

    7.  Bake at 170*C about 40 mins or check with a cake tester.
    8.  Turn it upside down when cooling.

As you can see how tall it rise! Just so soft like a pillow. 
What are you waiting for? Get your tools now! It only took me 30 mins to make this. 
To make it more tasty, eat with some whip cream.

* TIPS : Do not over fold you batter for too long, it takes out the bubbles each time you fold. The less bubbles in the batter, the less your chiffon will rise *


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

-- MIA --

Just checked my previous post, which was on April. Really April? It been that long already huh, time really flies. I'm busy lately with work, work, work and I had a online shop now named Divine 
Selling all kinds of phone cases and clothing, at a very low and affordable price. Of course, quality is guaranteed, I hate giving customers things that looks like trash to me. 
So free feel to check it out.

It's really true that on your 20-ies, this is where everyone having crisis thinking what they are going to do for their life and I got to say it's tough. Well, it's a good opportunity to explore and try till you found the right one but of course for not too long. 
Some of you should feel really very lucky to have your parents supporting what you want to do, seriously who thought youtubing would became a window to your career?

Parents that pay your college and degree fees, sending you out to another country to further your studies. Oh well, now my jealously have kicked in.

Anyways, my first wishlists have been ticked! TOKYO!! 
Yes, I know it's not that special anymore but to me it's still is.
Will be heading to Tokyo with boyfriend on this coming August.
Please suggests any places that is a must visit if you have any in your mind.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Oats Cookies

Hey guys! I been gone for so long. Been busy working at work, damn hectic. And I have a new FB shop going on. Selling kinds of accessories, phone casing and cheap tees. Go check it out now at Divine!

Not only that, I been chasing novels. If I Stay, Easy & Fifty Shades of Grey, been loving to read since high school. Just addicted to books. Seriously, I can't imagine who wrote Fifty Shades of Grey. It's like porno in words literally, too much details. I just read till first few chapters, the storyline just not my type at all. Anyways, can anyone recommend more books to me? :)

Today's recipe would be oats cookies. I love it so much, mainly cause it's not very sweet and it crunch every bite! This is just a same batch of cookies, 20 pieces.

Oats Cookies

  • 60g butter
  • 50g fine sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 40g all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 60g instant oats
{Print Recipe}

Oven : 180*C

  1. Combine the flour, baking powder and oats in a bowl.
  2. Mix the butter with egg yolk till soft and fluffy.
      3.  Add in fine sugar and mix well.

       4.  Mix in the oats mixture into the batter.

        5.  To get even size of cookies, I personally weigh each of them 10g. LOL *the perks of
             being a chef* Round them and flatten it with a fork. 
      6.  Baking time! Where the magic happens :) Bake for 15-20 mins till golden brown.

Don't they look yummy and irresistible? 
Get your baking tools now! It's just so easy, just need approximately 40 mins. Well, it took me more than an hour LOL got to stop and take a picture every single time.


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Eternity Friends

In high schools, we formed a group. And we named it.
Yeah, what was we thinking? So lame. LOLS
Not mistaken, it's even my idea to named us. *embarrassed*
Drama Babes
That's our group.
We are so into together till we literally can't split up even the school split us up into different classes. 
When recess time and after school time, we ended up together just like we always used to.
1st, there's Angeline, Janice, Leng and Teng. Teng ended up shifting to another school.
Then, there's Hui Sien, Poh Yee and lastly Michelle. 
I don think I would stayed at that high school if I didn't met them.
 They bring rainbows into my teenage life. 
My lil fairies.

It's been 9 years of friendship.
We will be together for eternity.
They are my soul mates, sisters and guardian angels.

Here by,
I wish Happy Birthday to my Erin. Ps : She's single so I claimed her. 
Sorry that I couldn't be around when you blow your candles.
22 now and yet still single. So my only wish that you would meet someone special soon.
And always talk to me when you occur any problems like I always do to you.
I'm here for you, well all of us are. 
Have a happy 22 year!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Roast, Bangkok

Cafes is a trend now. 
I don like coffee, cause they upset my stomach. I don know why.
Since I'm at Bangkok and there's plenty of cafes to choose.
Roast cafe it is. 

SeenSpace Thonglor 13.

It's a modern homey environment. 
We arrived there around 10 am and it's packed. There's a line to queue = popular place, so I guess we didn't choose the wrong place. 

There's seats for you while waiting.
Surprisingly there's more foreigners than Thai. There's Koreans, Japaneses and perhaps Britishers or Americans. 
Coffee freaks, here comes their coffee menu. 

I don know about coffee at all, sooooo....
No opinion on this.
 Dessert's anyone?
I was upset cause I couldn't order desserts, it's breakfast at that moment. 
Sad. Surely, I would come back again for it next time.

Starters and main courses.
From soups, salads, sandwiches, pies to burgers and etc.
Go and see for yourself, I can't really get everything in my mind.

There's a quote outside of the cafe.
It's pretty true what it states, but only 2 out of 10 people could do it.

Pretty amazing interior! I could imagine sitting all day at there, chit chatting with my girlfriends.
Just too welcoming.


Green Tea Float

Float for breakfast? Too much I know, but look how attempting it is.
Since there's no desserts for me. I choose float over chocolate or juices.


That's what they called it. MAGIC. *Magic, magic, magic, I got the magic in me* B.O.B's Magic just pop in my head 
I don know how magically it is but judging my sister expression, it a good one.

Tomato soup

Who doesn't love tomato soup? Well seasoned, tastes really good with their croutons.
I swear if there's no one at there, I would lick that bowl. LOL
That's how good it is.

Pulled Pork Burger

If you like your burgers without a patty, this you should go for.
But there's a pretty strong bbq sauce taste. So....
Very fulling.

Classic Egg Benedict

Never liked eggs, but this is fine for me.
Poached egg cooked perfectly.
Nice to see even taste nicer when eat.

Croque Monsieur

Calling a cheese lovers. 
This is awesomely cheesy.
One bite and that's it, you are in a curse.

My sleepy face.
Who would wake up at 8 am in a vacation?
That's it. I'm done here.
Please do visit Roast when you are at Bangkok.