Month: December 2014

A Break from the Kitchen and Happy New Year – See you in 2015!

I know I’ve been quiet and inactive the last couple of weeks.  Work has been crazy, really crazy and this foodie needs a break from her kitchen, you know 🙂 I’m currently in Malaysia for a short family vacay – reliving all my favourite foodie moments.  Walking down memory lane and sharing them with family (with a new baby – big big congrats to my beloved sis & her partner-in-crime) and friends is such a wonderful thing.  All too familiar but never got tired of it, I’d say. Before I go (i.e. to eat again) – I’d like to share some iPhone snapshots, taken from the foodie streets of Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya.  This will be my last post in 2014.  Thank you for all your support and love in 2014 – see you again in 2015 with more exciting stuff! Oh yea, did I tell you that I’ve also been looting lots of foodie goodies from my mom and my mom-in-law’s kitchen? You bet I did – and I can’t wait to use them when I’m back in …

Seared Scallops

Seared Scallops with corn puree & currant vinaigrette

I’ve been cooking Asian almost every day these past few weeks – so it’s time to change some flavour profile.  Let me re-iterate again that I’m a recipe hoarder and now, cookbook addict too! Recently, thanks to Black Friday & Cyber Monday promotions, I’ve ordered 12 cookbooks (or more, I think).  The only problem now is to make space on my book shelf to accommodate these new books :).  And I’m not even sure if I have the space. “Dear Santa,  I wish for a new book shelf – I mean a large, large one.  So large, that I will need a staircase to reach the top shelf!”  I am obsessed with scallops and that’s a fact.  It’s one of the seafood that I greatly love and I mean, GREATLY love to eat and enjoy.  Being able to find fresh juicy scallops without paying a premium price in Melbourne has spoilt me and my purse. The recipe’s adapted from our very own Australian Masterchef hottie Andy Allen’s debut cookbook The Next Element.  The simple recipes that is translated into easy-to-understand-steps …