I was tagged by the lovely Tina from Pinay in Texas to do this 7 posts thing, quite a few weeks ago actually. In fact, lots of people have been doing this tag thing these few weeks, and I've been having lots of fun reading everyone's old entries, so much so that I decided to stop being lazy and start choosing my top seven.
1. The most beautiful post
Sourdough Crepes with Caramelised Peaches in Ginger Syrup
There is something about a peach, that fuzzy exterior which just begs to be stroked, and that bright yellow soft and juicy flesh inside... (read more)
2. The most popular post
Masala Kheema Shepherd's Pie
How can you not love a good shepherd's pie, be it Irish or English, or Indian in this case? You can't go wrong with buttery parmesan mashed potatoes and minced meat that's coated with rich savoury gravy, but add to that the piquant flavour and aroma of spices... (read more)
3. The most controversial post
(Well, it's not necessarily controversial, but many people seem to be put off by the idea of eating feet and trotters. On the other hand, I think "cheap, great for your skin, and delicious".)
Stewed Pork Trotters in Sweet Vinegar
I thought of this Chinese pork trotter stew. It's favoured by all Chinese mothers during the confinement period because it's incredibly nourishing and soooo yummy. I love this so much I once famously said "I don't mind being pregnant just to eat all these"... (read more)
4. The most helpful post
Secrets to a Chinese Stirfry
A good Chinese stir-fry is not that easy. Even with the exact same ingredients and recipe, my stir-fry can never match up to that of my favourite tze char stalls in Singapore. But no harm trying, so here's the research compiled from surfing a lot of forums, watching a lot of Youtube videos, googling a lot of master chefs, and quizzing my mum... (read more)
5. The post that was surprisingly successful
Panfried Prawns with Glass Noodles in Thai Basil and Coriander Pesto
The next bit about this very special pesto that's sure to send the Italian mamas reeling again, is that I didn't use Parmesan, heck I didn't use any cheese at all! To keep to the Thai theme, I used fermented soybean paste to provide the savoury factor, and used toasted crushed peanuts instead of pine nuts... (read more)
6. The post that did not get the attention it deserved
Gamjatang (Korean Pork Bone Soup)
I thought it was almost spring season (well, at least according to the high street shops), but no winter refuses to budge and it got really cold in London last weekend. What better than a warming bowl of slow-cooked broth, with that bit of spice and asian flavour to remind me of home... (read more)
7. The post I'm most proud of
Sourdough Fettucine with Walnut Basil Pesto and "Sun-dried" Cherry Tomatoes
Pasta, pesto and sun-dried tomatoes- nothing special that you can put together with things you can easily get from a supermarket right? Not really, I'm most proud of this, because I made all the components- the sourdough pasta, the walnut basil pesto, and the slow-dried cherry tomatoes- by myself... (read more)
Phew that was difficult. I hate choosing. I'm surprised (but very happily surprised) at the number of posts I've accumulated over these past 9 months. And now I'm going to make 6 other bloggers' life difficult too (: It's supposed to be 5, but I'm very indecisive and again, I hate choosing. Anyway no pressure, do it if/when you want to!
Nessie from Baking= Love because she's a student like me but her food looks right at home in a posh patissiere.
Mary from Barefeet in the Kitchen because she's into natural, whole, fresh foods, made with love.
Stephen from The Obsessive Chef because he's amazing and he's been blogging since 2008!
Dom from Belleau Kitchen because I honestly would love to see his top 7.
Maya from Foodiva because she's got the most creative recipes I've ever seen.
Wendy from Table for 2 or more because her food reminds me of my mum's.