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umami
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Ever the slow developer, this method only came to my mind a couple of days ago, and probably there are experts out there who have long figured it out. If you didn't know how before, please read on. Two days... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at u m a m i
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I have been curious about Benson Salted Duck for some time, but have not had a chance to try it out yet.A few mornings ago, Husband and I found ourselves a little pocket of time for a lunch date so... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at u m a m i
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The basement carpark of Takashimaya S.C. was already full by 11.30 a.m. Sunday. Husband considered himself lucky to secure a lot after circling the place once, even though it was at the far end of our usual preferred place. Upon... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at u m a m i
Yay!!
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Granola is super easy to make. at u m a m i
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This is a quick shoutout for online grocer Open Taste. I saw their advertisement on Facebook and decided to try them out about a year ago and we now love it, and make an order about every 7-10 days. Their... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2017 at u m a m i
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It's six months after The Coconut Club opened, and we ventured to try it out. The hype has not abated as evidenced by the long lines waiting to get in last Saturday afternoon. Like them, we were sucked in by... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2017 at u m a m i
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Whenever I see $20 plastic packs of granola in the shops, my heart weeps a little. They are so expensive and yet the contents are probably quite dusty and stale. It is super easy to make, even my husband and... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at u m a m i
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Since we are a food blog, I will use some food words, but this is mostly gushing fan talk. (Image taken from DramaFever) I am in the middle of binge-ing on this epic C-drama and am so in love with... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2017 at u m a m i
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Ever wondered how much collagen is in those so-called "beauty hotpots"? A few years ago, we were invited to try out collagen hotpot before they launched it into the local market. I was very curious about the composition of the... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2017 at u m a m i
Hi Jessie!! You can probably wing it. Kitchen will be greasy afterwards, though.
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Old Chang Kee is another well-known local brand, having been around since 1956. Their best-selling product is their curry puff and one can find their snack counters are everywhere, testing our resistance against deep fried treats. Sometimes I cave and... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at u m a m i
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A-roy Thai has been in the restaurant business a rather long time. It's not an easy achievement especially in Singapore where shop rentals are outrageously high and good staff is difficult to find and retain. The first 2 to 3... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2017 at u m a m i
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Machine appliqued. Free-hand cutting. Will probably add traditional borders. I started this project as a mindless exercise that allows me to sew more and agonize less over matching points and coordinating pieces. This came together relatively easily, using mainly scraps from The Village Quilt project. I also have quite a... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2017 at Umami Sews
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When my helper joined our household, she did not know how to cook. Not even how to fry an egg, or boil up some pasta. I taught her the basics, and over time, we delegated the meal preparation tasks to... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2017 at u m a m i
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I know, this blog has been so neglected it is collecting virtual cobwebs. However, we have not been idle, just that life has been a bit hectic and it is also more instantly gratifying to use other platforms like twitter,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2013 at u m a m i
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I know, this blog has been so neglected it is collecting virtual cobwebs. However, we have not been idle, just that life has been a bit hectic and it is also more instantly gratifying to use other platforms like twitter,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2013 at u m a m i
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When I first read Gastronaut's account of his fabulous dinner at Red Star, I was filled with fascination, and curiosity to try the dishes he enjoyed. My friend Andrew must have felt the same, because he met up with the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2013 at u m a m i
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Both are by the same author. Instead of reading the mathematics modelling guide I bought at the same bookstore (Popular), I tore through these two mystery novels overnight. (Image from goodreads site) I started with The Devotion of Suspect X,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2013 at u m a m i
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Happy 2013 to all my readers. I wish that you will fulfil all your dreams and aspirations, as well as enjoy lots of wonderful meals with your loved ones. December 2012 whizzed by, didn't it? School was out, and during... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2013 at u m a m i
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Ten years ago, it was hard to find organic food in Singapore. These days, organic products are easily available in supermarkets and specialty stores. My favourite supplier is Zenxin Organic Food. They have their own organic-certified farms in Malaysia, and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2012 at u m a m i
sahm, that's probably the same thing. This snack is very versatile, can adapt different ingredients and seasoning to whatever is available, or up to our fancy.
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Last weekend I hosted a Tupperware party. It was my first time, yet there was a strong feeling of deja-vu, because I remember attending such parties when I was a child. The best ones involved lots of layered multi-coloured jellies... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2012 at u m a m i
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Last week I received an email from the digital marketing agency of Raffles Medical Group. They are running RMG Smart Subs on Facebook, in which participants submit recipes of festive treat with healthy substitutions. I thought it was a worthwhile... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2012 at u m a m i
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This is Bendemeer estate. It is looking quite spiffy after some painting and upgrading. We usually park in the public carpark in front and walk through the common corridors of this apartment block (29) to the Bendemeer Market and Food... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2012 at u m a m i