Thor in action. Before he was condemned to cat purgatory. The sneaky fella was watching out for another opportunity to jump onto the table after being released from the bathroom. I thought only stray cats go around foraging for food.
On Sunday, we were invited to a friend’s place for afternoon tea. He is currently living in a lovely pre-war walk-up apartment in the River Valley area which has lofty ceilings and retro mosaic tiles. We wished we were living in
Thit Nuong – Vietnamese grilled pork. Fresh off the charcoal grill from a roadside stall in Saigon. This pushcart stall is located somewhere behind the Opera House. I had forgotten to note its exact location in our post-drunken stupor. What
It is the husband’s birthday today. (The birthday cake in the photo wasn’t the husband’s.) It was like any other work day but we ended the day with a nice dinner at Gunther’s at Purvis Street. We haven’t been to the
Tongue-in-cheek. Inspired by my colleague. ^ Pho 24 The Vietnamese Pho is one of those things that I don’t enjoy eating but still eat it anyway. Like chocolate cake. What’s not to like about flat white noodles in clear beef
On the way to the Sheraton Hotel for a drink, we passed by the Hotel Continental Saigon and I was immediately attracted to the hotel’s changing lights. It was quite tough taking these pictures of without a tripod and I am
While walking along Dong Khoi street (the Orchard Road equivalent in Saigon), we stumbled on this quaint Vietnamese bistro hidden in an alleyway called Quan An. I can’t quite remember the directions to this place. The 1930s-looking interior of the bistro
I just got back from an intoxicating (and I mean it literally) work-cum-play trip to Saigon. I wish the Vietnamese had kept the old name of the city. I have always thought ‘Saigon’ to be a much prettier name than ‘Ho Chi
I love this English concoction of cream, meringue and strawberries. It is such a pretty summery dessert. But I didn’t quite enjoy the Eton Mess at Oriole Cafe today. I wished it had less meringue and more fruits. Also, the
Craving for some scones, I made a batch yesterday. It was my first attempt at making scones. Not sure why since I love this stuff. They didn’t turn out looking how I expected scones to look like, but were edible.
This is one of the best books that I have read since Pride & Prejudice and The Moon And Six Pence. To me, there are good books and there are great books. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is