Sunday, January 25, 2015

Share the love, spread the butter, Homemade pineapple tarts

The boyfriend and I have been busy since the last half of the year, perfecting one of our favourite CNY goodies. We spent many weekday nights, as well as our entire weekends experimenting and studying the different recipes and techniques to conjure something that satisfied our tastebuds.

Instead of heading out for movies and retail therapy for our couple time, we end up shopping at grocery stores or baking in the kitchen :p 

It's not a bad idea since we spend less on apparels and stuff, but we probably gained quite a bit of calories from all the baking and tasting.


Our first wave of pride swept through when one of our friends commented that our first attempt of the pineapple tarts was much better than the ones they learnt to make in the bakery class, which of course the bf attributed that to his innate talent in baking and secret recipe.

*We have now done xxxxx times and improvements in our recipe.

We had friends loving it and feedbacking that our pineapple tarts are better than those retailed outside, which of course we think so too! As we put a real good deal of butter goodness in the tarts.

And many of them encouraged us to start selling them.

 And coming from a real fussy eater, aka yours truly, I really find joy in sampling pineapple tarts from the different bakeries and concluding that 

我的比较好吃 :p
My tarts taste better.

And there's overwhelming pride in telling my dad that,

Dad, the pineapple tarts your daughter bakes taste better.

#notshy :x

Apart from helping boyfriend with the tarts, I have also been juggling with the preparation for TDJ's upcoming jewelry pop up booth at Good Citizen Flea.

Here are some sneaks of what's gonna be there!

With the festive season and Valentine's day around the corner, do drop by our pop up store to select from an array of jewels and clutches!

Feel free to drop us an email if there are any instock apparels or items from the store that you would like to try and we will try to bring them down for you!

We will also be bringing down our pineapple tarts for food tasting and giveaway during the flea!
Should you like to come down for tasting, do drop us an email at so we can ensure we have enough!(:

Our friend quipped that this pose reminds him of Po from Kungfu Panda.

Spot the resemblance? 

 Pineapple tarts are one of our favourite CNY goodies and being lovers of butter, we really enjoy these golden treats. We hope you and your guests would love our pineapple tarts as much as we do and wipe out all of them! 

Spot the crumbs from halving one tart

We love how the crust crumbles down and melts in your mouth.
I mean, who doesn't?(:

Our homemade pineapple tarts are going for 

25 for $20 or
50 for $38

Collection period and venue will be further advised. For those who have also placed orders for the Shanghainese mooncakes here, we can also arrange them to be collected on the same day.

Do drop an email to if you would like to place your orders.
We have received a couple of orders from our friends and a few more slots got taken up from my exercise class yesterday morning (:

Brought some tarts to distribute during my exercise class yesterday morning and secured some orders (sorry for being responsible for the extra calories!).

Or if you are free on 31/1 to 1/2, Pop by our jewel booth at Triple One Somerset Level 16 and we would gladly pass you some samples! Feel free to email us to reserve your samples too!

Please help to share our page and spread the butter!


Monday, January 12, 2015

CNY tummy treats: Yuen Fatt Mooncakes Preorder opened!(:

Hello all (:

CNY is coming in another month or so and are you fretting on what to gift or what to treat your guests for the festive season?

If you fancy something different from the mass markets, and you are a fan of butter and less sweet delicacies, we have the perfect tummy treat to recommend.

Does this look familiar? We had the previous preorder for these yummy mooncakes here and we know you love them! Due to overwhelming requests to have them back again for CNY, we are now opening slots for the preorder of these mooncakes.

Some feedbacks from our customers as below(:

Feedback from customer Y

Feedback from customer N

These shanghainese mooncakes are lovingly made by a family-run bakery, Yuen Fatt Biskuit, using top quality butter  and we love it's crumbly & melt-in-your-mouth texture.

It was a tough fight last year trying to get our orders in for the Mid autumn as the orders were submitted too late. During the festive season, the bakery has 30k orders which works out to about 100k mooncakes to bake considering they still have to bake for open door sales where the queue easily stretches to 4 store lengths even before they are open for busines.

Above is a box of mixed flavours with yolk.

From left to right, the flavours are:

Red bean, Pandan and lotus
More details and images in this blogpost

Yuen Fatt mooncakes order list- Each box consist of 3 pcs
1. All Pandan without yolk $23
2. Mix flavours without yolk $23
3. All pandan with yolk $26
4. Mix flavours with yolk $26

One box of mixed flavour will consist of the below

1 pc Pandan (our favourite)
1 pc Lotus paste
1 pc Red bean

*Mooncakes can be kept in the fridge and it is best advised to be eaten within 1-2 weeks as there are no preservatives added.

If you cannot decide which flavour to pick, or it's the first time you are trying, go for the box of mix and try all of them!

To place orders

Please send your orders to

Preorder for these tummy treats will close by 31 Jan'15 or when our slots are full, whichever earlier.

Expected date of collection: 8th Feb'15

A mass meetup for collection will be arranged on 8th Feb'15. Venues of collection will be similar to previous, i.e Bugis, Ang Mo Kio, Woodlands and Clementi.

Timing will be arranged later on.


Taiwan: 10-18 Oct'14 8D7N in the land of bubble tea land Day 5: Taipei

Another must have in Taiwan apart from their local delights at the night market would be the fresh seafood that they can offer at irresistibly reasonable prices. As an island nation surrounded by the sea, you will be missing out a whole lot should you not love seafood! It’s no wonder seafood is so popular in Taiwan.

With the utmost importance of satisfying our tum tums, we headed to Addiction Aquatic Development.

It seem to be a hotspot amongst locals and tourists. With it’s rustic feel of crates as eating areas, remember to get a spot before making a beeline for the food arena inside. Else there are also standing areas and bartop dining within the air conditioned interior.

With the major chief chef from Japan, Mr. Tadashi Takeda overlooking the 12 meter sushi counter, it is the best stage for introducing aquamarine food products. Good, fast, and value driven ingredients are provided, demonstrating the efficiency and vivacity of the fish market’s atmosphere.

It’s hard not to be overwhelmed with their fresh selection of seafood once you enter the premises.
In the live aquamarine area, temperature controlled tanks contain live seafood from all over the world, providing general consumers and business consumers live fish processing and cooking services.
Are you feeling hungry already?!

Wash down your seafood with their high quality selection of champagne and red wine. Where else better than here to enjoy top notch seafood and exquisite wine?

Slabs and slabs of salmon sashimi starting from 10SGD and sea urchins for ~15SGD. We nearly went crazy! It was so hard to choose with our limited tummy capacities!

If you need something cooked and warm to gear up your gastric juices before tucking in, they have a section for that as well! Deliciously glazed slabs of fishes, grilled prawns (only at SGD 1+!)

Even economical rice- the AAD way (120NTD for 4 dishes, ~4.50SGD). Their prices are so friendly we had such a hard time selecting our food!

They are so well equipped with their arrays of drinks you can really eat to your heart’s content here without fretting not having what you want. And did I miss mentioning they even have fresh fruit produces?!
They even have dried produces should you want to bring any home.

We finally rounded up our purchases for tuck in. All utensils can be found beside the cashier.

 Bottle openers are located just outside the exit. Aren’t they entirely considerate?

Juicy crabs at only 1004NTD/~42SGD!

My SGD 1+ grilled prawn 

Fried rice which tasted pretty good and went well with the grilled prawn.

Dad's lunch since he is not a fan of raw food. Don't belittle the fish. It's really well marinated and grilled to perfection.

Plates of sashimi and sea urchin at only ~10-15SGD each!

A very kind staff came over to demonstrate how the back of the chopsticks can be used to open the soy sauce container. How innovative!(:

And here’s our feast, completely filling the table.
Those must have been the most reasonable and juicy crabs we ever had. Oh bring me back to Taiwan now!


台北市民族東路410218 (看地圖)

營業時間 週一至週日 06:00~24:00

TEL.02-2508-1268 FAX.02-2508-0268 


No.18, Aly. 2, Ln. 410, Minzu E. Rd., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei City.( Map)

Hours of Operation: 06:00 to 24:00

TEL. 886-2-2508-1268 FAX. 886-2-2508-0268

After lunch, we cabbed further down for some exploration. 

Psst, we didn't catch the name of the coffee joint so we just named it as the above

We stumbled upon this coffee joint which we really liked. The boss was really friendly, like most of the Taiwanese and generously educated us with the different types of coffee beans.

We were given canisters of coffee beans to smell and choose before they grind it freshly for us.This cosy little café only specialises in coffee and we overhead some taitai’s requesting for some cheesecakes, which a pity the café didn’t sell. But it certainly sounds like a great combination.

A pity I don’t take coffee, this shot is just for instagramming purposes (:


Personal: @yellowdaisypetals

Spot those paper tops kept at the overhead shelf. Many locals here purchases the coffee beans and have them stored at the café, similar to the liquor concepts in Singapore where customers get to open bottles and have them stored till the next trip.

This is the ice drip coffee that is currently in the rage in Taiwan and you can spot this in most coffee joints. The ice cubes are housed in the glass canisters and upon melting, they drip into the lower canister of coffee powder which further accentuates and taste and scent of the coffee. Don’t miss a cup if you pop by!

Coffee prices are real reasonable, about 50-80NTD ( 2-3SGD) per cup, inclusive of a coffee session if you are by the bar area and the boss is around for chit chat (: They also sell coffee beans for takeaway if any tugs your tastebuds.


We swung over next to the highly raved Fujin tree 353 café. We couldn't resist checking out the Home section just opposite the cafe. 


The café is nothing short of quirky and rustic display and merchandises for purchases.


They offer a selection of confectionary and coffee for tea time with the perfect ambience. Fujin 353 is pretty much commercialised as compared to the homely and cosy coffee joint we stumbled upon earlier on. Their café holds by a at least one order by customer policy which we only learnt of upon settling down and all 3 of us had to get something from the menu.

The boyfriend ordered brown sugar coffee as recommended online but it seems to be not his cup of tea. 

As a non-coffee connoisseur, I ordered a milk tea drip ( I think) which is supposedly one of their house special, but turned out to be bland and milky. 

We ended the day with trips around the fish shops area around the vicinity.