Monthly Archives: January 2013


Fancy some apple crumble? I made some the other night with Maggie Beer’s recipe. This time the apples are much more softer than my previous one!


  1. 3 strips lemon zest
  2. ½ cup brown sugar
  3. ¼ cup Verjuice


  1. 1 tbspn brown sugar

1. Preheat oven to 180C.

2. Peel, core and slice the apples into wedges and place in a medium saucepan.

3. Add the lemon zest, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon sticks and Verjuice. Bring to a gentle simmer, and continue to cook until tender but not mushy (about 20 minutes). Check to see that apple wedges are cooked through.

4. Remove the apples from the saucepan, discarding the cinnamon and lemon zest, and arrange in the base of an oven proof dish.


5. Mix together the brown sugar, wholemeal flour, oats and ground cinnamon in a mixing bowl.

6. Using a vegetable grater, grate the butter onto the flour mixture, and incorporate using the tips of your fingers until mixed like course breadcrumbs.

7. Top the apples with the crumble mixture and bake in the oven preheated for 30 minutes, until the crumble is golden brown.

8. Allow to cool slightly then serve with Vanilla Bean and Elderflower Ice Cream or runny cream.



Hey guys,

I was recently in Singapore again for Joseph’s uni mate’s wedding dinner. It was the last holiday of the year that we got to spend time together. Ah, now I don’t even know when I’ll get to see him again, but I do hope it’s soon.

Anyways, I finally had the chance to dine at Ippudo, the famous place that everyone heads to for ramen in Singapore!

Gyoza to start my Japanese meal is almost always essential! IMO, you can never go wrong with Gyozas!

I usually wouldn’t order pork buns plus it did not help that it looked completely unattractive on the menu page. Luckily Jose was there and he has this thing for ordering things that people usually wouldn’t! and boy, this was really gooooood. the pork melts in your mouth and the bun was yum!


You have got to try the original Ippudo Tao ramen : Tao Kuro! The noodles are thicker and chewier than normal ramen with their special blend miso base that makes the soup real tasty!


Jose ordered the Ippudo Shiro which has a much lighter broth as compared to the Tao Kuro. If you’re a fan of flavourful broth, do give this a skip!

It’s not a cheap meal, but well worth every penny because we can never get ramen as good as this in Malaysia ;(

There’s two Ippudo outlets in Singapore, one in Mandarin Gallery, and the other at UE Square. The one that we visited was the one at UE square, around Robertson Quay.

Opening hours:

Mondays to Thursdays
(Last order at 2.30pm)
5.30pm to midnight
(Last order at 11pm)

Fridays to Saturdays
(Last order at 2.30pm)
5.30pm to 2am
(Last order at 1am)

11.30am to 11pm
(Last order 10pm)

Ippudo Tao
207 River Valley Road
UE Square
Singapore 238275