Philadelphia cheesecake


For cake:

75g Digestive Biscuits

30g unsalted butter

1 teaspoon Vanilla Bean Extract

175g Philadelphia cream cheese

10g lemon zest

40g coarse sugar

1 beaten egg

30g frozen strawberries

For the sauce topping:

75g frozen strawberries

3g mint

20g coarse sugar


Cheesecake Base

Break the Digestive biscuits into smaller pieces and blend to crumbs.

Add the melted butter and vanilla bean extract and mix well.

Cream Topping

In a mixing bowl, add the cream cheese, vanilla bean extract, grated lemon zest, beaten egg and sugar together.

Whisk the mixture on low speed until smoothened.


Brush the baking pan with softened butter and add the biscuit crumbs.

Pat the biscuit crumbs to create an even layer covering the bottom layer of the baking pan.

Transfer the cream cheese mixture on top of the biscuit crumbs and even the surface with the spatula.

Put the baking pan into the oven preheated at  140C for about 40 minutes.

In the meantime, prepare the strawberry sauce.


Defrost the strawberries, blend with sugar and chopped mint leaves in the food processor.


Remove the cheesecake from the oven and leave it to cool.

Arrange the strawberry sauce on top of the cheesecake or arrange  your preferred  topping.


Bountiful Harvest – White Spotted Rabbitfish


The high sought after  an indispensable fish for Lunar New Year.

The rabbitfish has spines on the dorsal, anal and pelvic fins  that are grooved and contain venom glands.

2017 the extra lunar month (leap month) the production of these white spotted rabbitfish has increased tremendously and available in the markets throughout the Chinese New Year.


These fish taste especially extra delicious during this season and they are also big in size and the fish stomach is devoid with creamy roe or milt.


There are many ways of preparing the fish.

One method is to pan fried until crispy and golden brown.

Add your own desired gravy over the fish. Garnished with a generous amount of chopped cilantros and fresh red chilli strips.


Another method is to prepare chilli sambal gravy to go along with the fish and garnished with lemon jest for a more flavourful taste.


Or simply pan fried until both sides are golden brown and drizzled some lime juice over the fish and served.



For more interesting fish recipes, check out this link.