Archive for February, 2011

Challenge Entry #2 – Spicy Cherry Truffles!

February 25, 2011 By: Serena Category: Dessert, Recipes

Update: I’m advancing to the next round! Thanks for your support, everyone!

Before I had left for Singapore, I had posted my first entry for the Marx Foods Ridiculously Delicious Challenge. Well, guess what – I advanced, wheee!! I was super excited for Round 2, which featured a “mystery box” (oooOOOoooh) of eight ingredients.

My mission (I chose to accept it): Use 2 of the 8 ingredients in an original dish.

GAME ON!

I bet you’re wondering what the mysterious box contained – well wonder no further:

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Singapore Food Find: Pavé Chocolates

February 24, 2011 By: Serena Category: Dessert, Singaporean

OMG A CHOCO CAT!!

Super cool.  But wait, there’s more – this is a *fortune* cat.  Yes, that’s right, like its cookie counterpart, there’s a fortune hidden inside this feline confection.  How did I happen upon this lil’ guy?  Allow me to back up just a bit…

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Brunch: The Little Owl

February 23, 2011 By: Serena Category: 2_Apples, American, Brunch

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Any Friends fans out there?  How many of you recognize this street corner?

I’m baaaaack!  While I’m still fighting off the vestiges of jetlag from my return to Singapore (it’s 3:30am as I write this!), I thought I’d share some of my local NYC eating adventures.  A few weekends ago, I visited this cute little red and blue restaurant for brunch.  Known as the little owl, this quaint joint offers classic dishes in an intimate, cozy setting.  While there was a bit of a wait, it wasn’t outrageous (and allowed me to take a few outside shots!).  When I finally sat down, I perused the menu and started with the whole wheat pancakes with seasonal berries and maple syrup:

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My Interview with Makansutra Founder K.F. Seetoh!

February 11, 2011 By: Serena Category: Singaporean

Recognize this guy?

I had mentioned in my 2010 wrap-up post that I had some exciting things up my sleeve for 2011, so I’m thrilled to share one of them with you!  Yesterday I got to sit down and eat with one of Singapore’s leading food critics – K.F. Seetoh.  His Makanustra guide and rating system is known all over Singapore – and in a land inhabited by foodies, this is saying something!  A champion of the local hawker center food culture, Seetoh is the go-to resource for Singaporean cuisine.  You might have seen him on Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations: Singapore episode, introducing Samantha Brown to the best laksa in town, and most recently in Top Chef’s season finale in Singapore!  Needless to say, I was super excited.

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Singapore Food Hop!

February 10, 2011 By: Serena Category: Dessert, Singaporean

As you may know by now, I’m a huge fan of food hopping – the more places I get to sample, the better!  Singapore is perfect for food hopping because there are SO many snack and dessert (oh, the dessert!) stalls to try.  Yesterday, I was lucky enough to have Singapore local and blog star Valerie show me some of her favorite food finds.

Our first stop was to Mr. Bean for some soya ice cream (first photo).

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