Banyan Tree Luxury Resort Bintan Staycation

“A sharing on what you can expect and plan for your Banyan Tree Resort as your short break or getaway trip!”

It is the season to go Australia, that’s why I am seeing (almost) everyone travels there for vacation. If you are looking at only a short getaway for romance, or simply hope to plan for something short for the whole family during the 1-week school holiday in the coming September instead, here I will share with you my recent trip to the Banyan Tree Resort. It’s closer and more affordable than Australia, it’s in Bintan. 

From Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, Banyan Tree Resort Bintan is a mere 1-hr ferry journey. Get ferry tickets at the ferry terminal counter or online booking, best do it in advance to get your desired departure timing.  More

Chicken Lollipop with Sweet Chili Sauce (甜辣酱棒棒鸡)

This supposed to be one of my dishes for an upcoming cooking contest, but apparently it resembles a “clubbing” dish which commonly found in the menu of pubs and clubs. :D

Well, I still like it as my home cooked. It looks great on the plate and delicious to eat. Try it!

美观又好吃。 More

Great Hostess Gift

One great hostess gift that will never go wrong, at any point of time. Good food?

We don’t usually show up in an invitation or event empty handed, but finding the right gift for your gracious host can be quite a task, especially if you are not really know him/her well enough. There are plenty of good options out there, and there is something that will never go wrong, flowers. Yes, even if the invitation comes from a male (a nice pot would be good!).

For the same good reason, I brought a beautiful bouquet of flowers, carefully picked and customized according to my descriptions and purpose brought across to Flora Garage Singapore. I knew I wouldn’t need to worry and spend too much time in choosing the bouquets from the vast catalogue in their website. The florist will advise and help to arrange a special posy most suitable for my occasion.

Yes, mummy Soh was delighted when she received the flowers during our home dining event. Thanks to Flora Garage Singapore.

Next time, when you need a hostess gift in a pinch, I am sure these seasonal picks will show your gratitude, by lots.

Flora Garage Singapore

P/S: A brand new food program, Home Dining, starting on 29 Aug, Wednesday, 8pm, on Channel 8. Together with a group of foodie/ blogger friends, we will show up as the guests to one of the featured home dining in the first episode. Do support me!

Turmeric Coconut Rice Recipe (黄姜椰漿飯食谱)

An express way to put two of my favorite rice dishes into one. Not that I am lazy, just trying to be efficient. 😬


Serves 6
1 cup of rice grain
2 cups of Japanese short grain rice
3 cups of coconut milk
2 teaspoons of turmeric powder
1 thick slice of ginger
1 teaspoon of salt
Pinch of sugar
4 screwpine leaves (pandan leaves), tied into knot

4片斑斓叶 (香兰叶),系成结

Cook your rice as usual in rice cooker. Instead of water, add in coconut milk. Stir in turmeric powder, salt and sugar. Place ginger and pandan leaf in the rice pot. Cook rice in cooker.


A serving of my turmeric coconut rice for a Nasi lemak dinner counts about 500kcal.


Tips: Get the instant Japanese rice which doesn’t need to soak for hours. If not, just follow the direction on its packaging to cook it.
* May use fresh turmeric. Mince it.
* 可用新鲜黄姜,打成末。

Festive Prawns Wrap Pinwheels (时节虾风车卷饼)


Like how we live in this modern and action-packed world, most of us have to juggle between work and life. Hence, it has increasingly become a challenge to enjoy a nutritious meal at home. With people today preferring more inventive food options that allow them to get hands-on and creative with their meals, wraps are gaining popularity as “the choice” of nutritious convenience food.

Constantly innovating to encourage creativity in food preparation, Mission Foods has launched a new Supersoft formula to its best-seller – the Original Wrap wraps. The Supersoft wrap is softer, more flexible, and has a buttery mouthfeel for a wholesome meal experience. Better now, this super soft wrap can be served as warm or cold wrap, and still remain soft.

Other than fixing quick meals to enjoy at home, I find wrapping our food to go is also the easiest way. I would prepare the food the night before, keep in the fridge, and pack to go for work, to enjoy as breakfast and lunch, it’s absolutely no hassle.

Here’s my quick and delicious wholesome recipe. Not only does it look appealing, the colorful ingredients in it bring out the most nutrients of it. :)





















A serving of my prawn wrap pinwheels counts about 250kcal.

Let’s try!



Tips: Shredded dried scallop in XO sauce in bottles can be found off the shelves at major supermarkets.

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