Category Archives: Eat In

Despite the ease of having a meal outside, it is sometimes nice to just stay home, curl up with a book and wrapped yourself in the comfort of a soulful dish. I post up anything in relations to dining at home – recipes, dinner parties, TV shows, books, etc.

Chef’s Recipe: Yuzu Ceviche by Chef Mauro Gomez of W Retreat & Spa Maldives

I’m officially starting every week now with a series of posts entitled “Maldives Monday”.  Yes, I reckon your Mondays aren’t blue enough and I have the need to “torture” you further with more stories and pictures from our recent trip. Call it my way of turning your gloomy Mondays into a gorgeous explosion of turquoise,…

Jamie and Nigella Talk Dirty: Can You Stomach It?

Let’s talk dirty for a bit on this pissing Thursday morning. The most undesirable thing for a foodie to have is food poisoning, resulting from the consumption of contaminated food, pathogenic bacteria, viruses, or parasites that contaminate food. Urgh! And who should be so lucky to have that honour bestowed upon them? Yours truly! What…

Eat. Learn. Move: Rick Mereki’s Awesome Short Films

Thank God it’s finally Friday! We can all take a little breather and look forward to the weekend now. While we’re at it, I’d like to share a super cool series of 3 beautiful and compelling short films with you about one guy’s documentation of what he claims to be the journey of his lifetime…

Back to Being Strangers, Again: A Short Story

Since it’s a holiday here for us Malaysians who are enjoying the extended weekend, I thought I’d share this video with you – which I think is very well produced and written. It hit home in more ways than one for me, and I hope you can spare 15-minutes to enjoy it too – either for…

Recipe: Michael Elfwing’s Chicken Liver Pâté and Red Onion Jam

My kitchen is my sanctuary, or so I’ve written about it before. It’s a warm and comforting cave where I can slowly spend hours cooking my fears and insecurities away. Ultimately, this ritual also comforts my aching stomach and does wonders for my broken heart. The smile on the faces of my family and friends…

Wonton Soup: A Recipe to Cure Homesickness on Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is just around the corner and this is traditionally a time to spend with our nearest and dearest. While there are many of us who look forward to the holidays, I also know of just as many who dread spending time with their kins. I am sometimes guilty of this too. We…

alilfatmonkey Featured on UKTV’s Good Food channel: Atul’s Spice Kitchen Malaysia

Somewhere late last year, I was featured on UKTV’s Good Food channel along with @agentcikay from Cumi & Ciki in a program called Atul’s Spice Kitchen Malaysia. This is the very first time that alilfatmonkey has ever been on TV. “Look mum, I look silly on television!” Double Michelin-star chef Atul Kochhar traveled the length…

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