Sunday, May 13, 2012

Scented Candles

I love lighting scented tealight candles in my rooms on weekends and in the evenings because it creates such a cosy ambiance while making the room smell yummy. After trying many different types of candles, I've settled on the ones from IKEA as my favourite because they have a strong and lasting scent. My favourites are the apple and berry varieties, and I've also bought some purple tealight holders to match my room!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Ontama Bukkake

One of my favourite cuisines is Japanese and one of my favourite Japanese restaurants in Sydney would have to be Menya Mappen! Time and time again, I always order the same thing: Ontama Bukkake Cold Soba with a side serving of seaweed salad (wakame)! It's such a simple, light and healthy meal and always manages to fill me up - even without adding on any of the tempting tempura selections. Such a simple dish that I couldn't help looking up how to make it - so here's a variation of some recipes I found that will hopefully satisfy my cravings when I can't make it into town! (Wish me luck, I have yet to try this at home!)

  • Udon/Soba
  • Egg
  • Wedge of lemon
  • Kakedashi soup: mirin, dashi, soy sauce
  • Chopped spring onion
  • Tempura flakes (Tenkasu)
  • Seaweed salad (Wakame)
  • Soup:
    • Boil: 1 cup water + 1/3 cup of mirin + 1/3 cup of soy sauce + 1/2 sachet of dashi
  • Soft boiled egg:
    • Put the egg in a pot and add water to just cover the egg
    • Turn the stove to max - once the water starts to boil, reduce to simmer for 3 minutes
    • Remove from water
  • Cook udon/ramen according to instructions
  • Serve noodles in a bowl, pour in a few spoons of soup without covering noodles
  • Crack in the egg, add lemon, seaweed, spring onions and tempura flakes and voila!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Walk In

After a long hiatus, I've decided to organise all the wonderful bits and pieces I've been hoarding over the past year!

First up, walk in wardrobes! It must almost certainly be every girl's dream to have one of these beautifully designed rooms in her house one day - as it is mine! Necessary features in my book? An ottoman, a window, and must be linked to the bathroom!