July 25, 2015

Lemon Tartlet



A local Thai company hosted a dinner party for their employees at the resort. As expected I whipped up the treats for the event. This lemon tartlet in particular was the guests' favorite. Having known the locals' eating preferences, it came as a surprise to me to hear that this was well received by guests.

July 20, 2015

Visiting Mr. Jones' Orphanage



Since doing a pastry course, I have been on a lookout for good dessert places. It gives me a chance to discover new flavors and get ideas on new combinations. It also provides a way for me to learn dessert plating techniques for free.

When I was in Bangkok recently, I visited different cafes to give their desserts a try. One dessert place which got me curious was Mr Jones Orphanage.  I have seen it  packed with people. I wondered if it was the cakes or their cool design that attract customers the most. After visiting a local attraction at a mall nearby,  my sister, a friend and I have thought of giving it a try. So we went.

July 13, 2015

A Delicious Birthday Treat



Nothing beats a homemade cake. The amount of time and the effort I exert on each cake I make are incomparable to the joy and satisfaction I get from hearing how guests loved my creation. It makes me proud - to think that just five years ago, I was struggling to keep up  with the class where the majority has advanced baking skills. I am not an expert. I still think I need to hone my decorating skills. Now all I have to do is practice, practice, practice.


July 9, 2015

Shibuya Honey Toast at After You Dessert Cafe



After You Dessert Cafe which I have come to know while doing my pastry course has opened a new branch at a mall close to home. Back in the days, my girlfriends  from the culinary school and I would make a trip to After You at Siam Paragon located in downtown Bangkok to get some treats. It's a bustling cafe. Their signature desserts are so popular that people wait in long queue just to get a taste of what they offer.


July 6, 2015

Seoul Grill




I am missing out on a lot of fun and exciting things living so far away from  my family and friends. My long absence give me all the advantages of getting invited for a meal too often whenever I visit. 

Only a few days since I arrived in Bangkok, I got the invite to have dinner with an old friend of the family. Having known the guy for so long, I had the idea of what we might be feasting on. I made sure to have an early lunch and skip afternoon tea to make space for a huge meal. 

While my sister was at work, I did some chores and ran some errands to keep me busy. The trips made me a bit tired. I was beginning to feel hungry.   Just before the evening started,  I received a text message from my sister asking me to meet her and others at Seoul Grill, a Korean barbecue and sushi buffet place located on The Mall Bangkapi's third floor. 

July 3, 2015

Bonding Time at Pancake Cafe



I barely see my sister since I moved to the island. My visit to Bangkok is limited to 2-3 times a year. On those rare occasions most of our bonding time consists of chats while cooking and before we retire for the night, shopping and dining. She and I enjoy hunting for good food the most. We are always on the look-out for new places and try their menu.

On Sunday, we went to the computer center which is in the heart of the city to get her computer fixed. It would take a while. We checked out the latest fashion trends in the nearest shopping complex to pass the time. We did so much walking. We went from one shop to another.  Lunch time came and we were famished. As we walked through the corridors, we spotted the cafe that mainly serves pancakes. We always pass by it but never really checked it out. The menu certainly looked enticing. We decided to get a small meal so we could make room for dessert. MOS Burger was just a few steps away. They also serve food in small portions. It's the ideal place we thought. We grabbed a  bite at MOS, did more window shopping and headed to the Pancake Cafe afterwards..