Category:  Travel

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On My Way To NYC Bakeries, Coffee and Farmers Markets Soon

In Chefs/Restaurants, Travel On February 15, 2012 1 Comment

So Many NYC Food Venues, So Few Days

I’m excited to be going on my NY/LA trip soon to promote the latest update of my cooking App, Farina’s Asian Pantry. In both cities, I’ll be meeting with TV and radio folks …

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Kopi Is King for Coffee In Singapore

In Travel On February 10, 2012 1 Comment

Kopi Is My New Coffee Favorite in Singapore

I have to admit, since moving to Singapore several years ago, I’ve become a coffee addict, leaving Starbucks and Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf to say hello to kopitiams …

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Relishing Bali’s Famous “Babi Guling”

In Holidays, Recipes, Travel On December 22, 2011 1 Comment

Nose-to-Tail Cooking Ever Popular in Bali with Whole Roasted Suckling Pig

The “snout-to-tail” whole animal utilization craze has raised the status of pork…

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Making Balinese Sambal in Paradise

In Cooking Classes, Travel On December 20, 2011 Comments Off

Balinese Family Cooking Class Provides Wonderful Tomato Sambal Recipe

It’s always a good idea to introduce children to new cultures and to have them feel comfortable in the…

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The Ultimate Condiment: XO Sauce

In Cooking Technique, Recipes, Travel On December 19, 2011 Comments Off

XO Sauce – XOXO!

IIf you’re like me, you crave umami flavors from time to time. Umami is the 5th primary taste, next to sweet, sour, salty and…

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Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls

In Cooking Technique, Recipes, Travel On December 5, 2011 Comments Off

Wrappers Are Handy To Prep Quick Meals

Whenever I don’t feel like going to the market and preparing a meal from scratch, I usually use what’s in my fridge and pantry to make a simple stir-fry or pasta dish.

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PS Cafe Singapore Inspires Cured Salmon Salad

In Chefs/Restaurants, Cooking Technique, Recipes, Travel On November 30, 2011 Comments Off

Love Salmon? Tired of Salad? Try This Version To Spice Things Up!

Living in tropical Singapore, where it’s summer all year round, encourages me to spend as little time perspiring over a hot stove as possible.

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Discovering A New Savory Treat In Melaka

In Cooking Technique, Recipes, Travel On November 29, 2011 Comments Off

Trip To Malaysia Provides Delightful Nyonya Cuisine

When living in the US, we never thought twice about packing the car and going for a road trip on a long weekend.