porco creto (5 of 5) copy

Checked out this cute little restaurant just across from the A-Ma temple at Barra the other day with FC who always knows the coolest, newest spots! Featuring them in an upcoming piece for Travel + Leisure South East Asia’s edition on Macau. Previously, this spot was a cha chaan teng and got a little makeover […]

gardening indoors copy1

This year, one of the hobbies I took up was planting my own edibles and I have taken some online classes  to better equip me on the subject. I cannot understand when people tell me life is boring when there are so many things to learn, and never enough time! Well, we live in Macao, which is […]

DIY MANNEQUIN

Since I started sewing classes, my subconscious draws me too things in the craft – seams, pockets, collars, zips, sewing machine parts and then…inspired by a Pinterest post, we decided to work on a DIY your own body shape mannequin – an idea of my sewing classmate! We did this in about two hours this Saturday […]

red market halal butcher (6 of 7)

  I wondered for sometime where people who don’t eat pork shop for groceries given that Macau and it’s Portuguese culinary heritage is very heavy on pork. In fact, it is the backbone of Chinese cuisine from stocks to braises and confectionery, then there is the variety of Portuguese chorizos. On my weekly trips to […]

the eight macau (10 of 14)

We took our visiting guest chef friend ** Michelin Thierry Drapeau for Sunday yumcha here as he was curious what a *** Michelin Chinese restaurant in Asia was like. So, with four Michelin stars on the table, there was running commentary on every dish and its execution. Service was disappointing. We waited 20mins for our […]

smitten kitchen lazy pizza dough recipe

I have been practising for quite a few bakes now and have finally found the right footwork on baking a pizza in our very basic oven, well the husband calls it more than a grill than an oven with a maximum temperature of 230ºC, so we’ll never get the right consistency of a Napolitana style […]

flourless chocolate cake wolfgang puck recipe

I’ve done this a few times, but I think I have finally found the winning formula. This is based on Wolfgang Puck’s favourite chocolate cake recipe. I am still working on my photography classes and food styling, and couldn’t quite decide on which shot was better. What do you think? I still have to learn how […]

golden peakcock macau

Where to get the best Indian food in Macau? Look no further – Golden Peacock in Venetian is a one Michelin starred restaurant with all the regional Indian dishes cooked to perfection. Service is fantastic, I’ve gone with friends with egg, gluten, diary allergies and our server actually knew every single ingredient that went into […]

handmade pasta

This café isn’t so new on the scene anymore. I think they opened last year and has a wonderfully simple menu of Italian classics. They do an excellent job with the simple classics, pizzas, pastas, risotto with set lunches from 98MOP. The space is sparse but intimate with hanging lamps and wooden tables. Here’s the […]

ift educational restaurant macao

I have been meaning to dine at the IFT Educational Restaurant for a while and finally got down to it. IFT  is the vocational training school to prepare Macau students for the world of hospitality and a career in the culinary arts. I’m an adjunct lecturer there, but haven’t been involved in their cooking training and […]

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