[traveling] Where to get a good Asian treat near Port Authority in NYC?

If you’re catching a bus or walking nearby the Port Authority in NYC, you’ve got to check this place out. Just about 12 minutes walking distance away from Port Authority, Bibble & Sip is a small Asian inspired cafe that serves urban Japanese sweet treats like parfaits and cream puffs, they also have a variety…

Ube x charcoal creamy ice treats 

I took advantage of the good half hour wait to decide what to pick out of charcoal, ube, matcha and vanilla bean. Finally I have settled with charcoal and ube and I was actually glad to have that wait time to decide! Initially I thought of having a purple and black twist but as I…

Low sugar berries madness parfait 

Inspired by Korean chain Cafe de Paris’ fruit BonBon,  I re-created one that has much less sugar at a much lower cost!   I’ve taken the frozen berries that I bought last time to make the Unicorn Frapp, together with real fresh cream and some strawberries, and one of the my very own secret ingredient,…

Alternatives to hotdogs and burgers at Tokyo Disneyland

It’s always nice if you could experience different things at different Disneylands, if we really could.   I’ve visited all of the Disneylands, except the Shanghai one.  Honestly I’m quite bored and disappointed with the food choices and rides we can choose from at all of the Disneylands.  Disney has to maintain the image of…

Make your own low sugar fresh strawberries jelly

I have always been skeptical about store bought jams and syrup, you honestly never know what has been put in it and how much sugar it contains.  So instead I tried making my own and to keep it as fresh as possible, I usually just make a small portion for the rough amount I need…

What’s the easiest way to peel grapes for your dessert?

I’ve heard friends who have actually bought grapes peeler!  But no you honestly don’t need that many fancy tools to stuff your kitchen drawers.  Peeling grapes is not a fancy preparation for fruits, if you’re making grape jello it would be better to use skinless grapes for sure.   Elongated seedless grapes would be easier…

Thermometer for oven

There are countless things you need to be aware of if you want to succeed in making your macarons. one of them is you need to prepare an oven thermometer to keep track of the temperature. Every oven works and heat differently, and whatever you preset on the digital panel may not reflect the actual…

15 minute chewy and chrunchy riceballs in ginger soup

| 15 minute chewy and chrunchy riceballs in ginger soup | Riceballs are one of the traditional desserts to serve during Chinese New Year, they are made with glutinous rice flour and water, and often it comes with a varieties of fillings like sesame, peanuts, custard or red bean, but these fillings would require a…

Macaron

  There are two ways of making macaron – Italian or French method.  The two methods both uses the same ingredients including egg whites, almond meal and confectionery sugar, the only difference is italian’s method would require to make a syrup and the procedure between the two methods also differ.  Some people suggested that italian…