chocolate banana bread

Hi friends, I probably have more than one banana bread recipes so far 😝 The other day I was craving something chocolatey and something banana. I looked at my fruit bowl I had couple of very ripped bananas. So, the searching for chocolate banana cake or bread recipes were on. And I found this recipe …

chilli crab (singaporean style)

The other day DH and my boys and friends caught some crabs. So, chilli crab on the menu for dinner. This old recipe of Singaporean chilli crab is always handy so that’s why I reblog again and thought it would be useful to share too. Sorry no recent pictures of the crab, as I didn’t get a chance to take a pic, the chilli crab gone in 60 second 😝

The Shallow Kitchen

Firstly, Happy New Year Internet! 🙂 Secondly, this is my first ever post in 2013.  Been busy during this school holidays that I (again) neglected this blog. But, I am back now with bit spicy recipe of crab.  It’s just the season of crab in my household.  Hubby and my boys were out crabbing twice so far and every time they would bring home some fresh crabs for me to cook.

chilli crab


6 – 8 crabs, cleaned.

1/2 cup cornflour

1/2 cup peanut oil for frying

4 or 6 red chillies

1 tsp shrimp paste

1 stalk lemongrass, sliced thinly

2 tbspn olive oil

5 red shallots, sliced thinly

3 cloves garlic, sliced thinly

3-4cm fresh ginger, finely grated

3/4 cup chicken stock

1/3 cup tomato sauce

2 tsp sugar

2 – 3 green onions, sliced thinly

1/2 cup fresh coriander, roughly chopped

1 limes, juiced


Clean / rinse…

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I haven't blogged any recipe posts for such a long time!  Pardon moi!  I had lots of fresh blueberries (they are in season at the moment) so yesterday I decided to make this blueberry pie bars. It's so easy and quick, with no mixer or rolling pin needed.  If you know me well enough, I …

kale salad with strawberry and granola

Hi everyone, it's been a very long time since I post about my cooking/baking recipe.  Honestly, most of the time I can't be bothered to cook, write the recipe, take proper pictures, and blog it!  It's so time consuming, I'm not that good in multi-tasking you know!  Especially when I'm not the expert in the …

on kombucha

Hi everyone!  Sorry, I've been MIA for a while on this space.  But I'm back today with a new recipe!  So, have you ever heard about Kombucha? Or have you tried it?  Kombucha, it sounds a bit hippy according to my friend's daughter tee hee....😁 Well, kombucha is basically a fermented drink consisting of black …

crispy parmesan garlic chicken with zucchini

Hey everyone, what's for dinner?  Well I have this easy and quick recipe to make, and of course it's delicious!  This dish is pretty good for week-day when you are busy and tired from either work or just being a mum's driver.  Serve with some roast veggies, or mashed potato or rice.  If you have …

blueberry muffins

Hi everyone, it's been ages I haven't posted a single recipe on this blog.  So, thought this blueberry muffins recipe will do.  I just made it on Sunday as per usual, lunch box requirement!  The muffin is so moist and soft, my boys and hubby love it.  This recipe is better than my other blueberry …

Lemon Melting Moments

Hi everyone,

Long time ago I used to have a blog just for recipes but then I couldn’t manage two blogs at once.  So, I had migrated some of the recipes to this blog. But I forgot to transfer this one, especially. Because this melting moments recipe is very  good and very easy to make. So…that’s the story if you’re wondering why the recipe is from a different blog. I’m actually gonna make this today and was looking for the recipe, and realised it was still on my old blog. So, yeah…it’s still me😜

The Shallow Kitchen

Overload with lemon and don’t know what to do with it? Try this delicious cookies, I guarantee it will be melting in your tongue and make you want more and more. Perfect to company your afternoon tea!



  • 200g (1 1/3 cups) plain flour
  • 100g (2/3 cup) cornflour
  • 225g unsalted butter, chopped, softened
  • 80g (1/2 cup) icing sugar, sifted
  • 3 lemons, zested
  • 1 tsp vanilla xtract

Passion fruit filling

  • 4 passion fruit, pulp removed or buy the one in a bottle from supermarket
  • 200g (1 1/4 cups) icing sugar, sifted
  • 80g unsalted butter, softened


  1. Preheat oven to 170C.  Sift flours with 1/4 tsp salt into a bowl.  Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Add zest and vanilla, then gradually beat in combined flours until mixture just comes together.
  2. Roll 1 teaspoonful of dough into balls, placing them on 2 oven trays lined with…

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blueberry muffins

It's Sunday morning in this part of the world.  After I had my delicious brekkie I decided to make blueberry muffins for the kids lunch box tomorrow.  I've been very slack these past two weeks, due to my very bad cold.  I'm feeling better now so I guess I'm back to Sunday baking again! This …

apricot slice

It has been a long time since my last post of baking or cooking. I just lost my mojo for taking picture and writing down the recipe. Here's one very easy recipe, no need to bake or use mixer. All you have to do just mixing and cooking in a low heat for a bit …