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Saturday night in

It’s stay at home with husband day so just put on this comfy dress.

# – Looking at the phone.
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Dress from a charity bazaar. Bag from Longchamp. Sandals from Ipanema Gisele Bundchen.

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Cooked chicken kebab and made hummus for dinner today.

# – Chicken kebab and hummus.
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The kebab recipe here and hummus recipe here. I used chicken thighs instead of chicken breast though….much tastier!

Then I deep fried the skin I saved from the chicken thighs for supper hehehe. Just season with salt and pepper then dunk em in hot fat. Easy peasy.

# – Crunchy chicken crackling.
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While nomming dinner and supper, we watched a sweet film called Win Win, followed by an old film called Mikey that is banned in the UK for like forever.

Now watching Top Gear. Yeah, my perfect Saturday.

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First day in Bangkok with mom

As you probably have known, am on holiday with my mummy in one of my favourite cities – Bangkok.

We are staying in the Sukhumvit area. Thought I’d try somewhere else other than Yaowarat aka Chinatown.

We arrived in the afternoon, perfect for a lunch of tender braised pork trotter, intestines and pickled mustard leaves with rice.

Found this restaurant while trawling a narrow foot path dotted with stalls.

# – Service with a grin is slightly better than service with a smile.
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# – My perfect lunch.
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After lunch, we bought more food; snacks for when we’re resting in our room. Saw this pudgy cat sleeping right at the front of a shop’s entrance #likeaboss

# – Comfortable.
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# – We bought too much food for two.
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# – Good thing about hanging out with mom…..access to properly plated street snacks. There were more food that’s not in picture :P
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After that, we food coma napped for a couple of hours before heading out for oil massages. It was soooOo good.

Then we bought more snacks from a nearby convenience store. Then, we ate supper of noodles and mussel pancakes right outside our hotel.

# – Supper time! That is mummy waiting for our food.
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And here I am now, lying in bed, digesting & blogging this post. Thanks for reading!

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Homemade jaffa cakes recipe.

One of my favourite British snacks, besides pork scratchings, is jaffa cake. The half biscuit half cake chocolatey orangey combo is addictive, perfect with a milky mug of hot tea. If you’re the sort of person that likes chocolate and orange together, you’d LOVE jaffa cakes.

# – Jaffa cakes!

Here, I get my jaffa cakes fix from Marks & Spencer but they are just mini jaffa cakes so they finish really quickly :(

# – Mini jaffa cakes from M&S. Picture from pievcake.wordpress.com.

They’ve recently started selling regular sized jaffa cakes but the price is a bit hard to justify so I decided to make my own jaffa cakes!

For the cakes:

  • 2 eggs
  • 50g of caster sugar
  • 50g of plain flour, sieved


  • For the filling:

  • 1 packet of good quality orange jelly powder
  • 1 tablespoon of orange marmalade
  • 125ml of boiling water
  • 200g of good quality dark chocolate, minimum 70 per cent cocoa solids, broken into pieces
  • # – First pour the orang jelly powder mixture into a measuring jug.

    # – Pour the boiling water into it. Stir till powder is all dissolve. Mixture will be very thick, it is normal.

    # – Add the orange marmalade and stir again till combined.

    # – Pour the jelly mixture into a tray.

    # – Chill it in the fridge for a minimum of 4 hours.

    # – In the meantime, simmer some water in a pot and put a heat proof bowl over it, making sure the water doesn’t touch base of bowl. Beat the sugar and eggs in the bowl until pale and fluffy. It will take about 4-5 minutes.

    # – Then, gradually add the sifted flour while still beating the mixture.

    # – Pour the batter into a non-stick 12 hole muffin tin, each to about 0.5cm thick. If you don’t have non-stick, make sure the tin’s properly greased and coated with a light dusting of flour.

    # – Bake at a preheated temperature of 180 degrees celcius for 8-10 minutes.

    # – After baking, allow to cool slightly and remove the cakes with a rubber spatula.

    # – Leave them on a rack to cool down completely.

    # – When ready to assemble the jaffa cakes, melt the chocolate in a microwave at medium heat for 30 seconds. The chocolate will still look quite solid after you take them out of the microwave but as soon as you stir it, it will become gooey & glossy :)

    # – Scoop up some jelly that you’ve made earlier and spread it onto the cakes.

    # – Like this.

    # – Then, pour the melted chocolate all over the cakes. Chill in the fridge till the chocolate set, about 1/2 hour will do.

    # – Eat the jaffa cake.

    Obviously, these taste much better than the store-bought stuff. At first I thought 12 were too little, but they lasted between two of us for about a week. You can just eat one and be very satisfied :) Otherwise, multiply the recipe to your liking…hehe.

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