• Baked.

    Chocolate Cupcakes

    I love cupcakes but not the store bought-types that are topped with colourful icing.  Over the years, I have developed more than 23 cupcakes for clients and for myself.  Each cupcake has a different flavour.  I would also make the icing for the cupcakes but have never piped any icing!  I will just take a spatula and spread the icing. …

  • Lifestyle. Travel.,  Punjab.,  Travel

    Street Foods of Amritsar

    Besides, the Golden Temple, one other aspect that attracts people to Amritsar is food! I found many interesting street food stalls around the Golden Temple and near the main market area. I tried delicious kulchas dripping with butter, the famous deep fried Amritsari fish, puri with chickpeas, cardamom masala tea, kachoris, jalebis, phirni and lassi served in clay cups, fruit…

  • India.,  Lifestyle. Travel.,  Punjab.,  Travel

    The Golden Temple in Amritsar

    Scoot flies directly to Amritsar from Singapore.  This trip was sponsored by Scoot. The Golden Temple, also known as Sri Harmindar Sahib is one of the most spiritual place in India. This is also the holiest shrine in Sikhism. It is in Amritsar, Punjab. The Golden Temple is a small part of a huge complex known as the Harmandir Sahib.…

  • India.,  Lifestyle. Travel.,  Punjab.,  Travel

    A Visit to the Gaushala

    As part of the Rai Bahadur Rattan Chand Trust, Ranjit’s SVAASA also look after more than 200 cows at the Gaushala in Amritsar. The milk supplied by the cows here are sold to homes as a token charge. The money collected is used towards the cost of maintaining the shelter and the feed of the cows. It is definitely a…

  • Lifestyle. Travel.,  Perak,  Travel

    Heritage Walk Sights

    The best way to see any country is by walking. Ipoh town is about 5 km long and if you have the energy you can see the town in a day. I took three days so that I can drink in all the sights and sounds. Ipoh is the fourth largest city in Malaysia with less than a million population.…

  • Lifestyle. Travel.,  Malaysia.,  Perak,  Travel

    Ipoh Food Paradise

    You will have to believe me if I tell you that I put on at least 2 kg weight when I spent 5 days in Ipoh!! This little town is well known for its traditional hawker food and authentic Chinese snacks. Ipoh is Food Paradise!  From egg tarts, soy bean milk, Indian Muslim nasi kandar, white coffee and kaya toast,…

  • Lifestyle. Travel.,  Malaysia.,  Perak,  Travel

    Kallumalai Murugan Temple

    The Kallumalai Arulmigu Subramaniyar Temple also commonly known as Kallumalai Murugan Temple was originally built in 1889 inside a cave in Gunung Cheroh. It seems a stone fell on a priest and he was killed, and the temple had to be closed. The current temple was built in 1930. The tower (gopuram) in this temple is the tallest in Perak…

  • Lifestyle. Travel.,  Malaysia.,  Perak,  Travel

    Sam Poh Tong – the Cave Temple

    Sam Poh Tong is a famous cave temple located in Gunung Rapat, about 5km south of Ipoh. Apparently, the cave was discovered by a Chinese monk in 1890 and he remained meditating in the cave for 20 years until his death. At the back of the temple there is a limestone hill and there are about 246 steps that will…