It’s Monday (March 1, 2021)

Last week…


We had Singapore-style chicken rice. That chilli is especially good. Spicy and not sweet.


I tried out my new loaf tin and it’s a bit longer and narrower than I’m used to (it’s a Pullman tin) so I had to split my tangzhong bread into smaller sections. Also, made a Nutella babka with the tangzhong.


Also, made a sourdough. So we’re stocked up on bread this week!


Also, I don’t always order from Weee! (they’re an online-only Asian grocery that really took off with the pandemic) as sometimes I pop into the Asian supermarket (luckily we have a few nearby). But I feel like the produce from Weee is often fresher than some in the supermarket. And the price is good, comparable (maybe slightly cheaper?) to the supermarket. I ordered baby bokchoy, broccoli, cauliflower, Persian cucumbers, cilantro, green onion, carrots, Asian pear, as well as frozen dumplings (this pork, scallop and shrimp ones are my favourite), and tried a pork snack that tastes quite a bit like bakkwa (a kind of sweet/salty grilled pork that’s popular in Singapore).



A Thousand Beginnings and Endings – edited by Ellen Oh

Milk Fed – Melissa Broder



I just downloaded a new audiobook but haven’t started it yet.

Eating and drinking: I made steel cut oatmeal with cranberries for breakfast on Sunday and have leftovers.


I feel like I’m in a bit of a cooking rut….I’ll have to go and find some inspiration online or something!

Maybe I’ll try to cook some char kway teow (a Singapore-style fried noodle dish). I have to cook up some asparagus so maybe I’ll grill it and also throw in some chicken drumsticks for an easy oven dish.

Last week:

I read:

Bone in the Throat – Anthony Bourdain

Show Me A Sign – Ann Clare LeZotte

The Promised Neverland Vol 1 – Kalu Shirai

I posted:

Library Loot (February 24 to March 2)

Books That Made Me Laugh Out Loud #TopTenTuesday

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog   and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date


  1. I would never have believed you could be in a cooking rut, you always make amazing things.
    I also read Bone in the Throat on your recommendation. I did find it confusing at first as I have never worked in a kitchen and am not that familiar with gangsters, but when I told my friend, who knows kitchens and our own local version of gangsters, she said it was pretty true to life. It was very unpleasant, but memorable!

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind compliment! 🙂 And sorry about the very belated reply.

      That was an apt description for the book – definitely memorable! I think Bourdain did capture the whole kitchen/gangster thing, although all I know about either of them is what I’ve seen on TV/movies/books.


  2. Oooh, I’d never heard of Weee! but that’s really great to know! I am trying to do more cooking, particularly of cuisines that my sister can’t have at restaurants (she’s allergic to peanuts and cashews, which makes it challenging to get, for instance, Indian or Thai food), and I have found an online Indian grocery, Kalyustan’s. But I didn’t have a source for East Asian foods, so this is awesome. Thank you!

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  3. What do you think of Milk Fed so far? I read Pisces and liked it, but not enough to make her stuff a top of the TBR kind of thing. Also, I’m sorry you’re in a cooking rut, but it’s hard to believe with those gorgeous pics! That babka in particular — yum!

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    1. I did not like Milk Fed but I finished it. But by that I think I mean that her books aren’t for me. However, I think I can see why people like her books. Her writing is very in-your-face.


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