Author Archives: Whitney Duan
A picture tells a thousand words So brace yourselves…. The Epic Food Diary of a Hungry Foodie in China Armed with Chopsticks and a Camera 09.04.11 (Guangzhou, Guangdong) – The Arrival 10.04.11 – The overeating 11.4.11 – The Banquet 12.04.11 (Hangzhou, Zhejiang) … Continue reading
Hey Readers! I know I haven’t blogged for 4 months now I am super duper sorry! It’s because I’ve been overseas and my internet has been screwed up for a whole 10 weeks 😦 But, nonetheless, I’ve been cooking away … Continue reading
As we’re approaching the colder dreary days of winter, there has been increasingly available a wide range of recipes for warm hearty meals that take hours and hours to make and use more than 93285728435 ingredients. And before your impossiblely … Continue reading
Whoever you are, wherever you are, whatever you do, whenever you can, I would recommend you spend some time in the Fiji Islands, as I have this holidays, for an experience of a lifetime. Great place, great people, great food, great time 😀 Continue reading
So, today’s post is Chicken, Eggplant and Zucchini Lasagna. Notice lasagna is spelt with an “a” not an “e” as lasagna is singular while lasagne is plural – One of the things I learnt when researching lasagne. Lasagna, for the culinarily challenged, is an Italian casserole dish made with layers of pasta, cheese, sauce and other ingredients. The commons ones you buy at takeout shops are usually lasagna bolognaise or other lasagne with tomato sauce. Like always, I differed from the norm and I chose to invent my very own Chicken, Eggplant and Zucchini Lasagna with White Sauce. It was pretty successful. The hearty dish is quite mild in its flavour with all the ingredients complimenting each other nicely. As well as a pleasant flavour, the dish also is very appetising and is perfect for a cold day.
Like I said in previous posts, Italian food is all too easy to make these days with convenient ready-made products on our supermarket shelves. Yeah, so some people make their own bolognese and some people roll their own meatballs – but can you master the art of making pasta from scratch?
It was a beautiful day (at first) to go to the beach. 2 friends of mine, Emily and Erica, wanted to eat at The Public Dining Room, an elegant simplistic restaurant overlooking the waters of Balmoral Beach. It was formerly known as Watermark Restaurant, but don’t fret – they still serve food, right?
A clafoutis (or sometimes, clafouti) is a baked French dessert originating in the province of Limousin. It’s basically like a pudding with fruit in it and its name suggests its method of preparation. The verb “clafir“, meaning “to fill” is … Continue reading
Hello fellow foodies 😛 First of all, I apologise for not blogging for a LONG time! I’m really really REALLY sorry! I’ve been stuck of this killer of a post and I’ve been busy with exams and everything (damn school). … Continue reading
No one really knows where they orginated from or how it came it be as mince meat, an essential ingredient, wasn’t possible until the invention of the mincer! Although meatballs are found all over the world, the Italian meatball is definitely the most famous of them all. Polpette, as they are known in Italy, are served as a main dish. Traditionally, they were eaten alone. The famous “Spagetti and Meatballs” dish was an American invention as the Americans liked to have meat in their meals (typical!).
The recipe for meatballs below can be eaten alone or served with pasta – It really doesn’t matter because they taste fanstastic anyway!