Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday: Momofuku cake tasting package

Does this not look like the best thing ever you could get in the mail??

Friday, July 19, 2013

Favorite Friday Recipe: BBQ Pork Puffs (Char Siew) using Paratha bread

We had some left over BBQ pork from the local Chinese restaurant and I used it as filling for some pastry puffs.  Normally I would use puff pastry but read about using frozen paratha (a type of Indian flatbread) and it was so much easier and super delicious.  I can't wait to make cuffy puffs with this type of pastry now!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Austin eats: Pamela Jane's lobster rolls

Talk about winning the pregnant lady's lottery!  I recently won a lobster roll box from Pamela Jane's New England lobster rolls.  Delicious!  I've been wanting to try this lunch box and it is definitely worth the hype!  Lots of fresh chunks of North Atlantic lobster in a crusty bun and yes, I poured all that roasted shallot butter on top!  The box came with bottled water, crunchy kettle chips and 2 delicious homemade whoopie pies (one for me, one for baby).  I highly recommend treating yo-self sometime with one of these lunch boxes.  These certainly rival the lobster rolls I've had in Boston and NYC.   And much better than the Perla's and Dock n Roll versions here in Austin as well.  What a great way to start the week!  Thanks Pamela!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Favorite Friday Recipe: Peanut Pancake (Apam Balik)

This was one of my favorite treats growing up in Singapore.  It's basically a chewy pancake filled with crushed peanuts and sugar.  Fillings also include sweet red bean paste, coconut, or kaya jam.  I stumbled upon some great Singaporean/Malaysian food blogs lately and they have triggered my longing for foods from home.  I was so excited that this was relatively simple to make! 

Peanut Pancake (Apam Balik)

  • 1 cup All Purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 3 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 Large egg
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup soy milk/milk
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract 
  • Filling (which can be crushed peanuts mixed with sugar, jam, or Nutella in BK's case)
  • Whisk dry ingredients and then add in egg, milk and vanilla
  • Let the batter sit and bubble for a bit while you heat your nonstick pan up to medium
  • Pour a thin layer of batter in the pan and let it cook/bubble
  • Add your filling when batter is all the way cooked
  • Flip into a semi-circle, cut and serve warm!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Good news!

A new addition to our family arriving this November! 

Sunday, July 7, 2013


We spent a week exploring Kaua'i--90% of these markers on my google map were food places!  Trip report to come soon!