The Adventures of Stan & Chia

The Adventures of Stan & Chia

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Day 12 – Takayama

Day 12 – Takayama

You’d think we would learn our learn our lesson by now about long train rides and travel times and being prepared, Takayama is 3 hours away from Nagoya, nestled away in the mountains of the Gifu area and famous for a beautiful traditional ‘old town’ […]

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Sauce

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Sauce

Lately, I have been in a baking mood. When I saw fresh raspberries were on special while doing a grocery run at Coles, I knew they would be the best accompaniment for my flourless chocolate cake. The tartness  of the raspberries is just perfect for cutting […]

Chinese New Year Recipe: Bak Kwa

Chinese New Year Recipe: Bak Kwa

Chinese New Year is just around the corner… Actually, it’s just a day away now and what better way to make the atmosphere feel or ‘smell’ festive by making some Chinese New Year goodies! Let’s fill up the living room with money and coins and […]

Red Chilli Szechuan Chinese Resturant

Red Chilli Szechuan Chinese Resturant

Every weekend, Stan and I would meet up with his parents for dinner just to catch up. The food that we normally go for is Singaporean/Malaysian style home-cooked meals. Since Stan’s mother had acquired a voucher for Red Chilli Szechuan Chinese Restaurant, she decided that […]

Valentine’s Day Special: Chocolate Crepe Cake with Nutella and Whipped Peanut Butter

Valentine’s Day Special: Chocolate Crepe Cake with Nutella and Whipped Peanut Butter

Frankly, for some reason Stan and I do not have much recollection of what we did for Valentine’s Day throughout our 3 years of being together. February is the month of several celebrations for us, which include my birthday, Stan’s dad’s birthday, Chinese New Year […]

Sarawak Laksa Recipe

Sarawak Laksa Recipe

There are many variations of laksa depending on the states or countries they derived from. This hot and spicy noodle soup can be found in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. Sarawak laksa is the variation, in which I grew up eating. I used to have it […]

Day 11 – Nagoya

Day 11 – Nagoya

Come and think of it, it is still kind of a mystery why Stan and I wanted to visit the Toyota museum in Nagoya. When we were planning our itinerary, we did plan to visit a planetarium or science museum but not the Toyota museum. […]

Day 10 – Nagoya

Day 10 – Nagoya

Stan and I bade goodbye to Osaka and headed off to Nagoya. The trip took almost half the day, so we did not do much exploring on that day. It was around 2 pm when we reached our hotel. Despite being exhausted from our trip, […]

Day 9 – Miyajima

Day 9 – Miyajima

Miyajima is famous for being one of the most picturesque places in Japan with its large torii gates and wild deer roaming the island. It’s one of my favourite places in Japan, quaint, quiet & peaceful and is a nice break from the hustle and bustle […]

EDOSEI Japanese Resturant

EDOSEI Japanese Resturant

T’was a quiet night on Christmas Eve in Perth. Too quiet and empty that you thought you might start seeing cartoonish hay balls rolling along the streets. Stan and I spent our last Christmas Eve in Japan and unlike Perth, every shops and street corners […]