Saturday, July 27, 2013

iHerb SingPost free shipping

If you did not already know, has teamed up with Singapore Post to offer shipping on all orders to Singapore. They say that it will take only 4-8 business days, and comes with a tracking number.

Singapore Post will deliver items of up to 8lb / 3628g, or of up to US$120. The pricing ladder is as follows:
- 1-2lb = US$6
- 3-4lb = US$8
- 5-6lb = US$9
- 7-8lb = US$10

Further, iHerb and Singapore Post are having a July Special whereby all orders over US$60 qualify for free shipping via Singapore Post, up to 31 July 2013.

Do note that the option to select shipping via Global Priority Mail has disappeared (which was a flat US$4 for orders from US$40 - US$80, and which weigh up to 4lb / 1814g). As such, you may want to take advantage of the above free shipping option before it expires this month!

If it is your first time ordering from, the coupon code "XOJ002" will save you US$5-$10 on your first order.

(Do remember to add to your cart your free bottle of Vitamin D3!)

Friday, July 26, 2013

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Black sesame gelato

During the weekend, I had invited my aunt and uncle over for dinner, which called for some gelato / ice cream as dessert. Ever since my success with David Lebovitz's pistachio gelato, I had wanted to use the same receipe with a different nut or seed. As I love gooey black sesame, I decided to use the same receipe with roasted black sesame seeds.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Ines Rosales: Seville Orange Sweet Olive Oil Tortas

Ines Rosales' tortas are unique thin, light, crispy, flaky biscuits, that are covered with a sugar glaze and that go fantastically well with tea or coffee. Each torta had bits of crystallised orange on its surface, which provided a hint of orange with every bite. The slice of torta below is not actually burnt. The dark spots you see are the result of the olive oil and crystallised orange soaking through the biscuit.

Thursday, July 18, 2013


Ever since I read that this new French place called Poulèt was serving up roast chicken French style, I have been wanting to try it out. I never got down to it as we rarely visit the places its restaurants are located, and have stopped visiting Great World City due to their S$1.70 per hour / S$3.63 per entry parking. Anyhow, my father dragged us to Bugis+ one Sunday with the aim of tempting us into having a Shabu-shabu dinner. But we ended up at Poulet!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Coconut oil spotting

Two new types of coconut oil for sale that I spotted at Thomson Plaza's NTUC Finest.  On the left is Melrose's Organic Coconut Oil. On the right is Simple Mill's Organic Raw Virgin Coconut Oil that is also cold pressed and has "neutral flavour".

Guess what this is?

Monday, July 08, 2013

Dinner: Sashimi and other Japanese items

After a hard day's work, I decided to treat myself with some Japanese food. Generally, I prefer to da pao my sashimi etc because it is much cheaper than eating at Japanese restaurants. You may remember that Takashimaya's Cold Storage is one of my favourite places for taking away sashimi. As much as I would have preferred to get dinner from there that evening, NTUC Finest at TripleOne Somerset was nearer.

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Homecooked dinner: Wombok soup, eggs

I wasn't very hungry, so dinner was just a big pot of wombok and carrot soup, and two eggs.

Monday, July 01, 2013

Xiang Ji Hainanese Chicken Rice

One hot weekend, we were just too lazy to go out for dinner. My father ended up packing back a packet of roast chicken and some chicken liver from Xiang Ji Hainanese Chicken Rice at Haig Road Market & Cooked Food Centre.