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The Delicious Appreciations of Pick Yin

Not exactly predictable.
Has enough brains for codes
(but can be completely clueless on other more important matters).
Likes her Joe (and her man?) black, her chocolate dark and her food spicy.
“Quam bene vivas refert, non quam diu.” — Seneca

Total Posts   191      Last Updated   23 November 2015 12:00 PM (GMT +8)

Saturday, November 08, 2003


Recipes | Step by Step | Out and About


Bread   |   Breakfast   |   Cakes   |   Cupcakes   |   Condiments   |   Cookies   |   Desserts   |   Drinks   |   Meat   |   Noodles, Pasta and Rice   |   Pies and Tarts   |   Poultry   |   Seafood   |   Soups   |   Vegetable


  • Braided Lemon Bread
  • Brioche (Tangzhong Method)
  • Chinese Steamed Buns
  • Leftovers "Pizza"
  • Rose Levy Beranbaum's Basic Brioche


  • Baked Eggs with Mushrooms, Tomatoes and Sausages
  • Best Egg Salad
  • Crispy Fried Egg
  • Garlic Chili Prawn Sandwich with Avocado Cream
  • Gordon Ramsay's Perfect Scrambled Eggs
  • Jacques Pépin’s Classic French Omelet


  • Best Birthday Cake
  • Blood Orange Chiffon Cake
  • Cappuccino Fudge Cheesecake
  • Carrot Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting
  • (A Better) Chocolate Chiffon Cake
  • Chocolate Chiffon Cake
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake
  • Chocolate Peppermint Cake
  • Chocolate Yuzu Lime Cheesecake with Lime Curd
  • Dark Chocolate Raspberry Buttercream Cake with Ganache Drizzle
  • Double Chocolate Layer Cake
  • Dulce de Leche Cheesecake Squares
  • Everyday Chocolate Cake
  • Fruit Cake
  • Generra Cake
  • Gooey Cinnamon Cake
  • Lemon Layer Cake with 7-Minute Frosting
  • Lime Yogurt Cake with Blueberry Sauce
  • Magnolia’s Red Velvet Cake with Whipped Vanilla Frosting
  • Marble Butter Cake
  • New York Cheesecake
  • Nigella's Chocolate Fudge Cake
  • Pandan Chiffon Cake
  • Pandan Chiffon Cake (Improved)
  • Pandan Ombre Cake with Gula Melaka Swiss Meringue Buttercream Frosting
  • Plainly Perfect Pound Cake
  • Red Velvet Cake
  • Salted Caramel Chocolate Fudge Cake
  • Kai Tan Koh/Ji Dan Gao (Steamed Egg Cake, 鸡蛋糕)
  • Tiramisu Cake


  • Chili Jam
  • Cranberry Jam
  • Homemade Kaya
  • Onion Marmalade
  • XO Sauce


  • Blueberry Pecan Oatmeal Cookies
  • Chinese New Year Peanut Cookies (花生饼)
  • David Leite's Consummate Chocolate Chip Cookie
  • Gingersnaps
  • Momofuku's Cornflake Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Pineapple Tarts (凤梨酥/菠萝酥)
  • Semperit Cookies
  • World Peace Cookies


  • Banana Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes
  • Double Chocolate Cupcakes
  • Lemon Meringue Cupcakes
  • Magnolia's Vanilla Cupcakes
  • Root Beer Float Cupcakes


  • Best Chocolate Pudding
  • Best Cocoa Brownies
  • Blackberry, Raspberry and Blueberry Ice Cream
  • Dark Chocolate Ice Cream
  • Dark Chocolate Soufflé
  • French Vanilla Ice Cream with Cherries
  • Heavenly Pavlova
  • Maple Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Meyer Lemon Bars
  • Nutty Chocolate Pavlova
  • Pots de Crème au Chocolat
  • Raspberry Rose Soufflé
  • Seri Muka
  • Seven Minute Frosting
  • Swiss Meringue Buttercream


  • Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Supershake


  • Aromatic Christmas Ham
  • Char Siu (Cantonese Barbecued Pork)
  • Chinese Crispy Roast Pork Belly (Siu Yuk 烧肉)
  • Clay Pot Dong Bo Rou (东坡肉)
  • Hakka Salted Egg Steamed Pork (咸蛋蒸猪肉)
  • Kong Bak Pau (扣肉包)
  • Lamb Burger
  • Maqluba Lamb Roll
  • Mutton Peratal (Dry Mutton Curry)
  • Simple Steak with Mushroom Sauce
  • Slow Roasted Leg of Lamb with Warm Mint Caper Sauce

    Noodles, Pasta and Rice

  • Angel Hair with Garlic Oil and Beef Bacon
  • Bak Chor Mee (肉脞面 - Minced Pork Noodle)
  • Bolognese Sauce
  • Cantonese Savory Glutinous Rice Dumplings/Zongzi (粽子)
  • Chicken Dumpling Noodle
  • Chicken Porridge
  • Chicken Soup Fried Rice
  • Fennel Squid Ink Pasta with Baked Cod
  • Garlic and Olive Oil Pasta
  • Garlic Prawn Pasta
  • Ginger Scallion Noodles
  • Nasi Minyak (Ghee Rice)
  • New Year Noodles
  • One Pot Chicken Rice
  • Penang Char Kuey Teow (炒粿條)
  • Quick Olive Oil Biryani
  • Roasted Mushroom Risotto
  • Sarawak Kolo Mee
  • Smoked Duck and Sundried Tomato Aglio Olio Angel Hair
  • Tamago Kake Gohan (卵かけご飯)
  • Thai Noodle Salad
  • Vegetarian Briyani

    Pies and Tarts

  • Basil Strawberry Lime Curd Tart
  • Blueberry Pie
  • Bourke Street Bakery's Ginger Brûlée Tart
  • Chocolate Ganache Tartlets with Muscat-Poached Peaches
  • Dark Chocolate Raspberry Pistachio Tartlets
  • Lemon Meringue Tart (Tarte au Citron Meringuée)
  • Lime Curd Tartlets with Raspberries and Red Currants
  • Momofuku Milk Bar's Banana Cream Pie
  • Quiche Lorraine
  • Roast Onion Shallot Tart
  • Strawberry Pie
  • Tarte Framboises (Raspberry Tartlets)


  • Ayam Percik
  • Ayam Masak Merah (Spicy Red Chicken)
  • Brine-Roasted Turkey with Gravy
  • Buttermilk Roast Chicken
  • Chicken Burger
  • Chicken Kicap
  • Chicken with Rice and Mushrooms
  • Chinese Chicken Rice
  • Fried Chicken
  • Ginger Chicken
  • Ginger Honey Chicken
  • Ground Spice Chicken
  • Hakka Salted Steamed Chicken (客家盐鸡)
  • Hakka Tofu Sung (Salted Fish Tofu with Minced Meat, 客家豆腐鬆)
  • Kung Pao Chicken
  • Mag's Spiced Tomato Chicken
  • Rendang Ayam Pedas (Spicy Dry Chicken Curry)
  • Roast Chicken with Lemon and Rosemary Roast Potatoes
  • Spanish Chicken with Chorizo and Potatoes
  • Spicy Flat Roasted Chicken with Sweet Peppers
  • Tomato and Marjoram Roast Chicken


  • Baked Cod with Lemon and Cilantro
  • Cod Teriyaki
  • Greg Malouf's Aegean Fish Doctor's Stew
  • Hakka Yong Tau Foo (客家釀豆腐)
  • Har Lok (虾烙): Tiger Prawns with Spicy Fermented Bean Sauce
  • Ibrahim's Tom Yam Kung (ต้มยำกุ้ง)
  • Pan-Seared Scallops with Avocado Puree, Burnt Butter and Quail Eggs
  • Salted Egg Prawns


  • ABC Soup (罗宋汤)
  • Balthazar Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • Chicken Soup


  • Dry Spiced Aloo
  • Pear Salad
  • Stir Fried Snake Beans

    Step by Step

  • Hollandaise Sauce
  • Pandan Gula Melaka Layer Cake and Decorating Tips
  • Poaching an Egg
  • Muruku Making Diwali 2006

    Out and About

  • Alexis Bistro: Jazz, Comfort Foods and Gossips
  • Australia 2010 Part 1: Melbourne
  • Beautiful Chocolate Pralines at Chocz KLCC
  • Bourke Street Bakery, Sydney
  • Breakfast and Brunch
  • Breakfast at La Bodega Deli
  • Boys and Girls at the Park
  • Caffè HABITŪ (the table) at G.O.D. Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
  • Christmas 2006: Singapore
  • Christmas 2007: Our Tree
  • Christmas 2007: 'Tis the Season
  • Delicious by Ms. Read
  • Hong Kong Part I
  • Hong Kong Part II: Zongzi/Bakchang (粽子/肉粽)
  • Hong Kong Part III
  • Il Fornaio, St Kilda
  • Landscapes and Koi Carps at PATIMAS
  • Lunch at Lemon Garden Cafe
  • Monopoly Night at Najah's
  • Moving Out: Perdana Condo
  • Muruku Sale at Statschippac Singapore
  • Our Home: Part I
  • Our Home: Part II
  • Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne
  • Santhi and Bernard: A Wedding Feast
  • Seed Cafe at One Utama
  • The Garden
  • Wesak Day at Bugis
  • Yuletide Approaches: Ornaments, Figurines and The Nativity Scenes

  • 2 Comments on Food

    Hi Pick Yin,

    Thank you for posting great recipes. I have tried several of your recipes and they all turned out beautifully. I must say out of millions of food blogs out there only yours and Christine that I trust. I even bought Burke street bakery, deb perlman, magnolia bakery books but I still go back to yours. Thanks for posting such trusting recipes.
    Warm regards - AL Sydney

    Posted by Anonymous Anonymous, at Jul 20, 2013, 10:45:00 PM  

    I just came across your blog, and I'm now a huge fan! Great work!

    Posted by Anonymous Kayiu @ Saucy Spatula, at Jan 16, 2015, 12:25:00 AM  

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