my new blog | shiawase days

my new blog | shiawase days

As some of you may know, I’ve been working on my new blog and updating it like crazy in order to get more content on it, lol. It’s a photo blog called shiawase days. I initially wanted to have an english name for my blog since it would be easier for everyone to remember, but … Continue reading

Goodbye! (for now)

Goodbye! (for now)

Hey guys! Yep, the time is here – I will no longer be updating this food blog of mine. I think I’ll let it remain up until my domain expires (I’ve already paid for it so.. =P). This is not the end though, as I’ll be moving onto a new blog. It’s more of a … Continue reading

Cute Animal Cookies & Chocolates

Cute Animal Cookies & Chocolates

When I was in Little Tokyo, I came across a shop called Tokyo Outlet and found a pack of cute animal cookie cutters! To be honest though, I was specifically looking for similar cookie cutters at DAISO, but they didn’t have them. I also got some cute animal chocolate molds, a Continue reading

Cali trip 2013 (sweet ed.)

Cali trip 2013 (sweet ed.)

Hi everyone, again! Lol. I don’t usually update my blog often, but since it’s mainly just uploading photos, I don’t have a problem with that. When it comes to planning for vacation, I always do research on patisseries/bakeries first and foremost. There doesn’t seem to be many Continue reading

Cali Trip 2013 (savoury ed.)

Cali Trip 2013 (savoury ed.)

I went to Cali (San Francisco, Los Angeles & Las Vegas to be exact) in November to visit my brother (he lives near LA) and many of my relatives & cousins whom I’ve never met before, lol. Half of my family’s here, and half are in LA & Vegas. My parents travel to Cali every … Continue reading

Chestnut Roll Cake

Chestnut Roll Cake

After having baked so many cakes for people this holiday, here’s one for myself :) I’ve only made roll cake (sometimes called Swiss Roll) a couple of times, because they’re really not as easy as they look. I’m the type that believes the simplest things are the most difficult to make. Finding a Continue reading

Matcha pound cake

Matcha pound cake

This is my second attempt on making pound cake, and of course, it just had to be a matcha version ^^ The pan I used was sort of long, so the cake turned out flatter than I wanted, but it resembles financier this way (kinda cute). I really liked how the cake was very moist, … Continue reading

Brown Rice Pudding

Brown Rice Pudding

I remember a few years back, I really disliked eating brown rice. Whether it was the texture, taste, or the cooking process, I found it to be inferior to white rice. With my Asian background, I grew up eating white rice almost everyday, so brown rice never crossed my mind as being an option. It … Continue reading

El Catrin

El Catrin

Hi everyone! Just wanted to share some photos from El Catrin’s grand opening dinner party from a few months ago. It was a 8 course meal with 8 cocktail pairings; crazy huh? I was very impressed with how they handled the event, as the food was delicious and each course came so Continue reading

Black sesame éclairs

Black sesame éclairs

As you can tell from my recipe index, when I’m not busy experimenting with matcha or green tea, I’m testing out black sesame desserts, heh. I LOVE éclairs. They’re really simple to make, but so satisfying and incredibly delicious. Well, when I say “simple”, many things are simple to make Continue reading