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Creme Caramel: A Family Christmas Dessert

You know Christmas is just around the corner when you start hearing Christmas songs in malls, when you and your friends start planning about exchange gifts and probable Christmas get-togethers, when you start thinking about where you should spend (or whether to save) your bonus, how many nieces and nephews you’ve got and what to give them (toys? candies? clothes?) and when your mom starts planning on your family’s Christmas menu.

Check, check, check, check, check.

So I’m here to share a creme caramel recipe that my family never fails to serve in the dining table on Christmas. I’m telling you beforehand that you need a sweet tooth to appreciate this one. I myself am satisfied with a few bites, while some of my older sibling can’t get enough of this dessert.

The custard is soft yet firm, with a layer of soft caramel syrup.

creme caramel


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Easy Ramen Noodle Soup Recipe

ramen noodles
Ramen noodles

Last night was girl-bonding with two of my friends — Aila and Arnie. Usually we go out with the rest of our office mates, so this in itself is a rare event. We went shopping for clothes (you know, girl stuff) and then scouted for a place to eat. To cut the story short, I ordered spicy ramen from a Korean food stall (ramen in Korea is called ramyeon), with kimchi on the side. It has a slice of cheese, which in my opinion blends perfectly with the dish and that melts in the mouth. Hmmm. I wish it had more cheese slices.

So anyway, that’s where I got the inspiration for this post: Ramen.


Ramen is a world-famous Japanese noodle soup. There are many regional variations of ramen in Japan, and there are also some varieties outside the country. Generally it’s composed of Chinese-style wheat noodles (which you can make at home), served in a meat- or fish-based broth and topped with pork, dried seaweed, kamaboko (a Japanese processed seafood product), green onions and corn, though you’d find that there are a number of other vegetables you can use as well. Soy sauce or miso is used to flavour the noodles soup.

The one below is a great base recipe for ramen noodle soup. It’s perfect as a quick lunch or dinner, especially if you’re cooking solo. Like other recipes I’ve listed here, I like the fact that you can easily personalise it according to taste or what you have in stock.

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