Monday, December 01, 2003
At the very least
Adventures from a small Singaporean HDB kitchen.That's It?
Oh, collectively, we love chocolate, comfort food, lots of chicken and meat, local hawker fares and ice creams. Our inspirations are drawn from everyday cravings for not necessarily healthy deliciousness, love for good food, new recipes from the Internet, great works from renowned chefs, travels, cravings from friends and family, and of course, fresh ingredients.The Author
Pick Yin is a Malaysian woman working and living in Singapore.
She loves to cook, bake and most importantly, eat. Her favorite room in her shoebox flat is her kitchen. She can spend the entire day there and not miss a thing. What makes her day?
A bowl of wanton soup noodles, a piece (or two) of moist chocolate cake, a piece of fried chicken, a bowl of lychees, a warm salad with pine nuts and perhaps a big fat slab of steak.
When she is not cooking, she's involved with a certain German enterprise technology. People tell her she should be a chef and/or open a bakery, and quit her day job. She's trying to make peace with those sort of comments here. The dream lives on.The Partner in Crime
Vijay is the author's permanent taste tester, occasional but extremely detailed dishwasher, trash organizer and lead food photographer.
He loves anything cheese, burgers, Hokkien noodle, coffee, Chinese fried rice, chicken rice, Muscat, foie gras and chicken curry. He despises most fruits and doesn't eat beef. Most of the time he gets shooed out of the kitchen unless needed for passing utensils, tasting, cleaning up, sprinkling flour on the counter or taking great pictures.
However, on many occasions, he cooks, very well too. He doesn't sugar coat reviews for the food of yours truly. Certain standards are to be maintained since he is after all, also a Malaysian.Life is Great
Photos of food in recipe posts can be used with permission. Contact us through the comment section or drop us a mail. We'd love to hear from you.
Life Is Great explores the incredible world of food and cooking. We hope to share with you our most delicious moments and inspirations.
“Just like becoming an expert in wine–you learn by drinking it, the best you can afford–you learn about great food by finding the best there is, whether simply or luxurious. The you savor it, analyze it, and discuss it with your companions, and you compare it with other experiences.”
Julia Child (Mastering the Art of French Cooking)
“Life is short. Live your dream and share your passion.”
- Gooey Cinnamon Cake
- Chinese Crispy Roast Pork Belly (Siu Yuk 烧肉)
- ABC Soup (罗宋汤)
- Kong Bak Pau (扣肉包)
- Pandan Chiffon Cake (Improved)
- Crispy Fried Egg
- Tamago Kake Gohan (卵かけご飯)
- Strawberry Pie
- One Pot Chicken Rice
- Bak Chor Mee (肉脞面 - Minced Pork Noodle)
- Hakka Salted Egg Steamed Pork (咸蛋蒸猪肉)
- Hong Kong Part III
- Hong Kong Part II: Zongzi/Bakchang (粽子/肉粽)
- Caffè HABITŪ (the table) at G.O.D. Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
- Hong Kong Part I
- Australia 2010 Part 1: Melbourne
- Bourke Street Bakery, Sydney
- Il Fornaio, St Kilda
- Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne
11 Comments on About
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Posted by vuvie, at Apr 26, 2012, 10:04:00 AM
Thanks for contributing your straits of malacca recipe - It's certainly a " Life Saver" for one who misses SIN/MY cusine in NZ.
Will be tryin your recipes ! ^^
Posted by Anonymous, at May 1, 2012, 10:43:00 AM
I'm so glad I stumbled upon our blog - via one other blog and then 2 pinterest boards! Love that your blog features both Asian and european/western recipes. Yours is an awesome blog to be following - very inspiring photos and posts! :-)
Posted by Shirleen @ Sugar and Spice, at May 10, 2012, 8:06:00 PM
Hi My name is Yujin.
I invited few friends over to our place for dinner. and the theme was "Taste of Thai" ^^
I needed to find a perfect recipe for peanut sauce. after some googling I found your blog, and simply fell in love with your blog.
I love the recipes, the presentation, and most of all the photos~~ are so amazing.
I also have a blog ( which I write in Korean.) So I understand how hard can be taking photos during cooking. I also love spending my time in the kitchen.
Your blog makes me feel like I want to cook now too ^^
anyway, Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful peanut sauce. it was a big hit! they all loved it!
Posted by yujin fisher, at May 20, 2012, 11:45:00 AM
Hi! I think you have an AMAZING blog. I love coming back here again and again for the photos and the stories. I nominated you for a blog award, just for fun! :)
It's here: http://foodstoriesblog.com/illuminating-blogger-award/
-Clarisse @ TheTummyTrain.wordpress.com
Posted by Clarisse@TheTummyTrain, at Jun 15, 2012, 9:27:00 PM
Just found your blog, and as someone who is a very poor cook, take it as a great compliment when I say your posts really make me want to cook! Your food looks amazing, and I plan on trying most of your recipes.
Posted by Elise, at Aug 16, 2012, 1:26:00 AM
From one Malaysian to another, your blog is a delightful find :)
impressed by all that photography. salivating!
Posted by i am missmobilicious, at Sep 8, 2012, 4:11:00 PM
I had a hard time converting some of your recipes to metric system. Would you kindly include the ingredient measurements in metric as well?
Posted by Anonymous, at Sep 25, 2012, 3:08:00 PM
Emily: For most baking ingredients such as flour and sugars, you can find the conversions online. Whenever possible I will include both metric and US customary units.
Posted by PickYin, at Sep 27, 2012, 1:20:00 PM
I had to bake a cake for my cake decorating class and a friend gave me a recipe from you. Thank goodness for that!
I had trouble finding the right recipe but thanks to your blog/recipes, I was able to produce the "perfect" cake!
Your are the best!
Posted by Anonymous, at May 1, 2013, 7:13:00 PM
My first impression is WOW! I must say your recipe works and your photography skills is GOOD!
Keep up the good work!
Posted by Malcolm, at Aug 17, 2013, 2:22:00 PM
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