Linguine Alle Vongole with a Slight Japanese Twist

Cooking clams used to scare me because, well, they’re in a shell and I can’t see what I’m cooking!  But after I made this for the first time, I was instantly hooked to… Continue reading

My Dad’s Almond Tea Dessert 杏仁露

My parents love cooking up a feast and hosting parties at home.  If you know my dad, you may remember his famous roast beef- 6 pounds of rib eye slathered with salt/pepper/mustard and… Continue reading

Easy English Trifle with Fresh Summer Berries and Almonds

This is a dessert that I love making every time I am back in Vancouver because it is so simple, pretty, and delicious.  The berries are colourful and tart, the bananas give a… Continue reading

Valentine’s Day: Matcha Green Tea and White Chocolate Molten Lava Cake 抹茶心太軟

As this year’s Valentine’s very conveniently falls on a Friday, have you started planning what to do for your loved ones yet?  Even though you may still be recovering from the recent string… Continue reading

Thai Style Spicy Basil Fried Minced Beef (Phat Kaphrao)

During our recent trip to Phuket, I got really inspired to bring the local ingredients and flavours back home.  As I have mentioned, Thai food is all about using colourful fresh spices and… Continue reading

Travel With Me: Being Married & Phuket Night Market Inspirations

  This past weekend my hubby (yes we’re now married!) and I went to Naka Island, a Luxury Collection resort and spa in Phuket for a short pre-honeymoon getaway after the wedding.  We… Continue reading

Monty’s Sweet Potato Tart with Meringue

This is Monty’s second guest recipe inspired by the Winter season.  The first was the chocolate yule log with coconut cream, chocolate ganache, and fresh berries.  This second recipe is a rustic tart… Continue reading

Winter Wonderland: Monty’s Chocolate Yule Log with Coconut Cream and Berries

Merry Christmas everyone!  There’s something really magical about Christmas.  Maybe it’s the beautiful decorations and lively music that fill shopping malls and streets.  Maybe it’s the extra smiles and warmth in peoples’ attitudes… Continue reading

Fusion Spicy Kimchi Carbonara Linguine

Quick, easy, and delicious!  This recipe is exactly that.  You can whip this up in well under 30 minutes and with a bit of garnishing, no one would guess how easy this was!… Continue reading