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beautiful voyager

Welcome to Beautiful Voyager

Hello! I am Pauline, born in Malaysia and now living in sunny Singapore. I am a weight-conscious, lactose intolerant foodie. I enjoy creating healthy, dairy-free, sugar-free, and made-from-scratch recipes, using healthier choices of ingredients. Get inspired on what to cook and where to travel with me.

Hainanese Chicken Rice 海南鸡饭

Hainanese Chicken Rice 海南鸡饭 is a simple plate of poached chicken with tender chicken meat and gelatinous skin, served with flavoured rice.

Air Fryer Tonkatsu (Japanese Pork Cutlet)

Here’s my rendition of Tonkatsu (Japanese Pork Cutlet or Pork Katsu), coated with crushed butter crackers for that buttery flavour and cooked with an air fryer, thus reducing the amount of oil used. It’s easy to prepare, and fast to cook and taste as great.

Sugar-Free and Gluten-Free Ang Ku Kueh with Mung Bean Paste Filling (Red Tortoise Cake 无糖无麸质绿豆蓉红龟粿)

These lovely blue sugar-free and gluten-free Ang Ku Kuehs get its natural hues from dried blue pea flowers. They can be filled with mung bean paste or peanut paste. I love how soft and chewy the skin is, they are best enjoyed with coffee or tea for breakfast or anytime of the day as a snack.

Pandan Coconut Filling for Nonya Kueh and Breads 香兰炒椰丝

Here’s a quick guide to make this rich and aromatic pandan coconut filling that you can use to make Nonya kueh and even use it as a filling for breads.

Carrot Cake Recipe with Cream Cheese Frosting (Sugar-Free)

Moist, soft and just the right sweetness, that’s how I described this easy to make carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. The Monk fruit sweetener replacement made it free from refined sugar. I wouldn’t call it healthy just because carrots are added, but it’s sure yummy!

Banana Cake with Dark Chocolate Chips (Sugar-Free)

What do you do when you have some overripe bananas in the kitchen? Make banana cake (or banana bread as some will call it). This recipe yields a moist, rich banana flavoured cake dotted with banana slices and dark chocolate chips on top.

Tau Suan – Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free (豆爽, Lek Tau Suan, Split Mung Bean Dessert)

Making the sugar-free and gluten-free Tau Suan (豆爽, Lek Tau Suan, Split Mung Bean Dessert) in incredibly easy. Ingredients can be prepared in advance. This is a favourite among the locals as breakfast, tea break or dessert any time of the day.

Thai Fish Cake (Tod Mun Pla ทอดมันปลา)

Thai Fish Cake (Tod Mun Pla ทอดมันปลา) is a delicious typical street food found commonly in Thailand as well as in restaurants. Now you can make it with a few simple ingredients.

Butter Cake, Moist Old Fashioned Recipe (Sugar-Free)

This super moist, super soft, old fashioned butter cake may look humbly plain but it is my family’s favourite pastry dessert for tea and coffee break.

15-minute Abalone Congee 鲍鱼粥

The easiest and quickest ever comforting Abalone Congee, make it in 15 minutes with leftover rice, chicken stock, canned abalone and all the aromatic seasonings.

You Tiao, Fried Chinese Doughnuts 油条

Here’s a fail-proof recipe of You Tiao 油条 or Fried Chinese Doughnuts. YouTiao is a delicious savoury fried fritter that’s crispy, light and fluffy, mildly salted, typically eaten for breakfast with congee, soy milk or mung bean soup.

Dark Chocolate Ganache Cupcake Recipe

This dark chocolate ganache cupcake is absolutely the creamiest, richest, indulging chocolate cupcake with flowy dark chocolate ganache lava in the centre, and piped with chocolate buttercream