[VIDEO] Authentic Japanese Cotton Cheesecake recipe/ Cheese Soufflé recipe

Japanese Cotton Cheesecake (JCC) is probably one of the most amazing cheesecakes that I have known in my life. I fell in love with it right at the first time I tried it. And until now, it is still in my most-favourite-cake-of-all-time list. JCC is a special cake because it is the combination of a chiffon […]

How to make authentic French Brioche (recipe from Le Cordon Bleu Paris – with video)

I rarely use the word “magical” to describe food, until I was introduced to the taste of the famous Brioche bread – another masterpiece in French kitchen art. The “magical” Brioche is well-known for its especially light, fluffy and soft texture, which tastes almost like a hybrid between bread and cake. This texture derives from […]

Vietnamese Gummy fruit candies recipe (Mứt hoa quả)

If you are to visit a Vietnamese home during Tết (Lunar New Year holiday), there are certain things you will almost always see: a pot of cherry blossom (Northern Vietnam) or golden apricot flowers (Southern) or a kumquat tree, living room decoration in a red and gold theme, calligraphy hanging on the wall, and on […]

My Saigon Story – To the South of Vietnam

Saigon, or Ho Chi Minh city as its official name, is my hometown, where I was born and grown up until 15. It is so dear and familiar to me that no matter how long I have been gone, every time I come back, it still feels like returning home. If people ask me about […]

How to make Hokkaido Milk Bread – recipe with video

This Hokkaido Milk Bread isn’t a newly invented recipe. I have seen dozens of recipes for this bread in recent years. These recipes in general fall into two groups: the first group follows the regular bread-making method, while the second group applies Tangzhong method (or Water roux), which is famous for its ability to make […]