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For years and years, I have called the rice cooker an indispensable appliance. My favourite cooker was a small National model, it cooks about 4 small cups max, and accompanied me when I was living on my own, and moved... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at u m a m i
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I did not think that I would get excited about a vegetarian meal in Chengdu, but after a greasy hotpot meal, I actually got pretty excited to have a change to a healthy, zen-type meal. The hotel we were were... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at u m a m i
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This is a hole-in-a-corner shop that has a perpetual queue of customers, and is convenient to pop by during sightseeing at the Wen Shu Monastery. It is well-known to tourists but locals love it too. They serve cold mungbean noodles... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2017 at u m a m i
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There is more to Chengdu than hotpot restaurants, though one can be forgiven for that impression given how many hotpot places there are in the city. It was very hot and humid when we were visiting, after 2 days of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2017 at u m a m i
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Growing up, I was not familiar with Sichuan food. I did not know about Sichuan peppercorns until I tried mala (hot and numbing) hotpot about 20 years ago. Now we love Sichuan food, which was a good reason to visit... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2017 at u m a m i
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Who doesn't like pizza? I don't know anyone who doesn't. Pizza is a universal favourite food. Unfortunately we are not that well served for pizzas in our city. Sure we have the big chains that are convenient but quite horrid,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2017 at u m a m i
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I binge-watched this C-drama over the weekend. Image from the wiki page To take a break from the non-stop action in the xianxia stories I am following, I clicked around and discovered the works of Gu Man. Come & Eat,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2017 at u m a m i
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I would not have noticed Caffe Beviamo if not for the fact that it has an open plan kitchen that is visible from the third floor of the building. The third floor of Tanglin Mall, where my quilting teacher's shop... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at u m a m i
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(Image from wiki page) Update 2 August 2017: The final episode was screened last night. The ending sucks, it is actually a cliffhanger. However, the casting and production schedule for the next season is not even confirmed, who knows when... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2017 at u m a m i
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Suju was an accidental finding for us. When Ippudo opened in Mandarin Gallery, a friend's daughter was keen to try, but we were intimidated by the long lines and we ended up eating at the restaurant next door. What a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at u m a m i
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As I am still suffering withdrawal symptoms after finishing Ten Miles of Peach Blossom, I turned back to Viki in the hopes of finding another C-drama that I can immerse myself in. Unfortunately their C-drama library does not include the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at u m a m i
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We were rained-out in Shanghai one day and decided to seek refuge in a random mall, which turned out to be Reel. Having not made any plans for dinner, we decided to try QiMin (you can't really miss their huge... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at u m a m i
Previous Chapter Next Chapter Chapter 6: The Delights of the Copper Mirror After Elder Sister Xu lent him her Immortal’s Cave, it had a fear-inspiring effect on everyone, allowing Meng Hao to leave the square with the Spirit Stone and... Continue reading
Reblogged May 28, 2017 at u m a m i
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 May 25, 2017 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 May 24, 2017 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 May 21, 2017 at u m a m i
Yay!!
Toggle Commented May 21, 2017 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