Author: Christina

Aircon with Gain City (Review): Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Aircon with Gain City (Review): Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

This review of Gain City and our air-conditioner (“air-con”) is a long time coming. However, I have learned that for most household appliances, especially big ticket items, it takes a while for true colours to show. Same for big companies. At the time of our…

Recipe: Tomato Egg

Recipe: Tomato Egg

This tomato egg stir fry dish, also known as 蕃茄炒蛋, is very popular in China. The first time I ate this was during my work trip to China and I love how they cook it there. I can’t find the same kind of texture and…

Recipe: Egg Drop Soup with Boxthorn Leaves / Wolfberry Leaves / Gau Gei Choi

Recipe: Egg Drop Soup with Boxthorn Leaves / Wolfberry Leaves / Gau Gei Choi

This is a healthy soup that’s easy to prepare. I came across this recipe while searching for easy recipes using Goji leaves. Other names include boxthorn leaves, wolfberry leaves, and 枸杞菜 (九枝菜). In the market, I just go by its Cantonese name, gáu-géi-choi. It’s easy…

What Kitchen Appliances to Get? (Reviews included)

What Kitchen Appliances to Get? (Reviews included)

We had to consider the kitchen appliances we were getting as we designed the kitchen cabinets. Here’s a list and my review of kitchen appliances: electrical appliances, power points, and miscellaneous items such as the sink. What model to get? Where to place them? Before…

Kitchen Cabinets Design for HDB Flats

Kitchen Cabinets Design for HDB Flats

Kitchen was a big part of our renovation process. From an empty space with only HDB flooring to a well-equipped kitchen for whipping up delicious home cooked meals, much thought was put into the kitchen planning. Other than to look good, a kitchen has to…

Recipe: Pork Stock (Pork Ribs)

Recipe: Pork Stock (Pork Ribs)

I use homemade vegetable stock when I cook porridge for the toddler, occasionally adding chicken bones when making the stock. So this vegetable-chicken stock is my first foray in stock and I thought that was it. I never thought of making other stock, especially pork stock. It was…

Clean and Oil Your Wooden Chopping Board

Clean and Oil Your Wooden Chopping Board

I’ve used plastic and wooden chopping boards and the latter lasts longer. Without maintenance, my 4-year bamboo board is still looking better than my 1-year plastic board. In fact, I read that if I maintain my bamboo board well, I can use it for 10…

Recipe: Watercress Soup, with Pork (西洋菜湯 )

Recipe: Watercress Soup, with Pork (西洋菜湯 )

This dish looks difficult, but I can assure you it’s not. This “cooling” watercress soup is rich in vitamins and fiber. But be careful when taken with chestnuts as it may cause allergic reaction. I usually cook this dish when I see watercress leaves looking…

HDB BTO Toilet Acrylic and Lighting

HDB BTO Toilet Acrylic and Lighting

We bought our toilet ceiling lights from Taobao, a minimalism square of white light, at a fraction of Singapore’s price. The design was nice but we should have bought the warm white instead of cool white. We loved the warm lighting in our previous rented…

Recipe: Homemade Meatballs

Recipe: Homemade Meatballs

I always thought preparing homemade meatballs belong to the league of experienced home cooks. But as it turned out, it’s a simple dish! A healthier choice as compared to processed meatballs. You can either eat them with rice or add them to porridge. Prep and…