Food Recipe

Baking #122: Orange Chiffon Cake (23cm)

Wow! Last baking was in July based on my blog arhive. The good thing about blogging is that you can keep track of things like when was the last time you did this and that. I am not someone who remember things well. So, blogging helps me to look back what I did when I go through the archives.

Anyways, I decided to do baking today after coming home. Baking is therapeutic to me in some ways. There was a period when I always bake very late at night after coming home from work as I was feeling unhappy about stuffs. I love baking but cleaning up the mess is what I hate. How I wish I have someone to clean up pots and whisks after I am done baking. LOL!


The batter looked all good before going into the oven. The batter was light and airy but I suspected I had slightly deflated it when I was folding in the meringue into the egg yolk batter as I heard a popping sound.


I got a burnt top and side this time around as I did not controlled the temperature well. I should have baked it with a shorter time but I feared that the batter might still be wet as I got a slightly wet and dense Orange Chiffon Cake previously with another recipe. I think 50 to 60 minutes of baking time would be perfect for this recipe with my oven.


Orange Chiffon Cake (adapted from The Domestic Goddess Wannabe)


  • 7 egg yolks
  • 50g fine granulated white sugar *30g*
  • 60ml freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp orange extract *optional & omitted*
  • 60ml cooking oil *canola oil*
  • 2 tbsps grated orange zest *2 medium sized oranges*
  • 110g cake flour
  • 7 egg whites
  • 130 fine granulated white sugar *100g*
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar


  1. Mix dry ingredients together – cake flour and salt. Set aside.
  2. Beat egg yolks with 30g of white sugar until pale and creamy.
  3. Add in corn oil and mix until well combined.
  4. Add in orange zest and juice together. Mix well.
  5. Sift in flour mixture and mix well until no flour lump could be seen.
  6. In another clean mixing bowl, beat egg whites with cream of tartar until frothy.
  7. Gradually add in white sugar in three batches until it reaches stiff peaks.
  8. Gently fold in one third of the meringue into the orange batter and repeat the same with the remaining two thirds until no white streak could be seen.
  9. Give the bowl a few taps on the kitchen worktop to break the air bubbles trapped inside the batter.
  10. Pour batter from a height into an ungreased 23cm chiffon pan and bake in a preheated oven of 180 degree Celsius for approximately 70 minutes or until an inserted cake tester comes out clean.
  11. Invert cake immediately when removed from the oven for approximately two hours before it is cool enough to be dislodged.

Note: Please adjust the baking time accordingly based on your oven. Different oven has different heat setting.


24102016 / Koryo Restaurant

I took the day off to bring Mom for her fortnightly massage session at Mook & Jasmine in Kiulap. I took the time to sort out some bank errands while waiting for her to be done. It turned out that I got things sorted quicker than expected. Hence, I dropped by a kopitiam nearby for a cuppa and watched Doctors from my iPad.

Brought Mom out for lunch when she was done with massage. We headed over to Koryo Restaurant as she seems keen for Korean cuisine than Japanese. She is more of a carbs person and she enjoyed noodles a lot more than I do. Perhaps I should bring her to Kaizen Sushi Waterfront one day to try out their Tatsuta Miso Ramen. Maybe on her next massage session?

Without further ado, let me show you what we had for lunch today.


As usual, bottomless refill Banchan were served complimentary. I think Mom preferred the Banchan served at Sarang Korean Restaurant the other day.


Kimchi Pancake | B$5.00

Albeit being greasy and all, this was too good to miss. Mom loved it too but refrained herself from having too much as she feared ulcers growing around the mouth by the end of the day. We could not finish the entire thing so we brought the leftovers home for Dad.


Jja Jang Myeon | B$5.50


Chicken Dolsot Bibimbap | B$10.00

I had been craving for Bibimbap recently ever since I came back from Shanghai. Hence, I decided to order this and scooped out the portion for a small bowl. A colleague of mine mentioned that I am “growing” in diameter recently. So, it is time to watch my food intake. Mom complained that it was too spicy as I blended in all the chili paste served. Well, I found it not spicy enough for my liking. Our spiciness threshold are a big gap apart. LOL!

Koryo Restaurant
B11, Bangunan Lim Eng Ming,
Simpang: 88,
Kampung Kiulap,
Bandar Seri Begawan, BE1518,
Negara Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673-2239837

Toiletries Hauls

The Body Shop Hauls

I accidentally pushed a mini sized Lancôme perfume which my aunt gave me onto the floor while taking my eye serum from the makeup cabinet just a while ago. My room now reeks of alcohol smell. I think Mom is going to ask what’s with the strong scent in my room when she opens the door tomorrow morning.

As promised, let me show you what I had bought from The Body Shop last Friday evening. It was my birthday earlier this month. As a member of The Body Shop, I am entitled to a couple of vouchers every year on my birthday month. So, I used the vouchers to buy some of the products which I had been wanting to get from The Body Shop but too pricey.


The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Exfoliant Corporel | B$39.90

I had been wanting to get this since it was launched but I find the price too steep to be purchased in full price. So, I decided to use my 50% discount voucher on this product. To be honest, I like body wash liquids with green tea scent. I even had a bottle of green tea scented body wash liquid from Elizabeth Arden which I do not have the heart to finish and I still have more than half a bottle.


The Body Shop British Rose Shower Gel | B$14.90

This is my second bottle. I bought the first bottle around June and I have yet finished it. I love the scent as it was close to the scent which I love from L’occitane. I think it was B$12.90 previously but it has now increased to B$14.90. Used my 20% discount voucher for this product.


The Body Shop Pencil Sharpener | B$5.90

When I was paying for my items, one of the BA informed me that I must purchase at least two items in order to use the 20% discount voucher. I cannot think of anything else to buy so I got myself this pencil sharpener. The eyebrow pencils which I had been using recently require sharpening when they turn blunt. So, this will come in handy in the near future. LOL!

Toiletries Hauls

Bath & Body Works

Some time ago last month, Jennifer and I met up at Flour & Butter Cafe when we both just returned home from our respective holiday trips. I returned from Shanghai while she returned from Kuala Lumpur. The purpose of the meet up was to exchange souvenirs and holiday stories.

We once discussed about scented candles. I mentioned to her that I will be going IKEA, Shanghai to stock up on scented candles and I did. But unfortunately, IKEA discontinued the range which I liked but I still managed to find a new scent which I like.

In between the conversation, she told me that the scented candles from Bath & Body Works are nice but expensive. But guess what? She bought me souvenirs cum advanced birthday present from Bath & Body Works.


This was the scented candle which she bought me as my advanced birthday gift. It smelled so nice that I do not have the heart to start using it. Jennifer mentioned that I should use it on the night of my birthday. And I have yet use it to date. LOL!


The lotions as souvenirs which she asked me to choose one and give the other one to Sister. As expected, Sister chose French Lavender & Honey over Endless Weekend. Coming up next – The Body Shop Hauls!

Skincare Hauls

Skincare Buys #9

Here comes the second installment of the skincare products which I had gotten myself recently. Some were from my previous holiday trip to Shanghai and Tokyo while the rest were bought from Miri on a day trip couple of months ago. And I had recently bought two eyebrow pencils in within the same week. LOL!


Hanajirushi Amino Acid Face Washing Cream | ¥65

According to Watson in China, Hanajirushi is a Japanese brand. Weirdly enough, we never came across this brand at Matsumoto Kiyoshi. I had been using this for two weeks or so. So, you will be expecting a review about the said product soon.


Senka Perfect Gel | RM18.90


Yves Rocher Sensitive Vegetal Targeted Comfort Care | B$27


Biore Perfect Cleansing Water | RM35

This one came with a free sample of travel size Biore Perfect Cleansing Water with floral scent. I bought this at a discounted price. I think 15% off the above price. Can’t remember the price now as it had been months since I bought it.


Kose Sekkisei Medicated Lotion | 5400円

Cannot miss stocking up on my holy grail toner from Kose. I think I stocked this up from Matsumoto Kiyoshi. They were doing a promotion for a couple of hours at the time whereby selected Kose products were retailed at 40% discount and tax refund for tourists.


Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief | ¥272


The Body Shop 3 in 1 Brow Definer Crayon Sourcils | B$22.90


Lancôme Le Crayon Sourcils Eyebrow Pencil Blonde | B$35

This was my second purchase of eyebrow pencil last week. I bought one from The Body Shop which I did not really like it. While I was waiting for Jennifer to arrive for our dim sum lunch last Sunday, I walked around Hua Ho Yayasan. Intended to try out the eyebrow pencil from Laneige as it was similar to the one which I had been using from Kose Esprique but they did not have the shade which I wanted.

Dropped by Elizabeth Arden counter but to find that their eyebrow “pencil” is in the form of palette powder which I am not at all a fan of. I had one from KATE which I had trouble drawing my eyebrows with. This Lancôme Le Crayon Sourcils Eyebrow Pencil Blonde was good for me despite that I had a hard time getting used to the color of it on my eyebrows on the first few days. LOL!

So, this summed up all my skincare purchases for the past few months and I think they could last me for almost a year? LOL!