Category: Eats

Ways to Screw Up Making Croissants

Before I wrote Making Croissants in the Tropics, I had made many many croissants. Have no doubt that my insights were standing on a mountain of duds I’ve inadvertently baked along the way. How ‘well’ did this novice screw up? Let me count the ways. #1 – Hard […]

The Easiest Butter Cookie Recipe

This is the easiest, tastiest butter cookie recipe I have come across. It is simple to make, fail-proof and super delicious. So good I have to write this down for future reference. Ingredients Makes 40 -45 cookies or 2 trays. 125g butter (softened ie indented when pressed but […]

Making Croissants in the Tropics

Many budding bakers think that making croissants in an equatorial climate is a near-to-impossible task. Yet it can be done without having to rack up enormous electricity bills. Read on for some some tips and tricks. Start with the Basic 3-Day recipe Croissants can’t be rushed. Even though […]

Where to Eat in Japan – 2019

So I was back in Japan again in May. Now, May is an awkward period – too late for cherry blossoms, too early for the festivals and fireworks (Jul-Aug). May is like a filler between seasons where things take a hiatus before the real deals start rolling. Still, […]

Bangkok 2019

Moment of truth   I felt it immediately when I stepped into Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport: how aged it had become (and it was only 12 years old)!  Whatever happened while I was not looking? 2012 was my last trip and like all the trips before that, the taxi was […]