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Sugarcane Water Chestnut Barley drink

It has been a warm weather recently and the whole family has just recovered from stomach flu. Since we need something "cooling" for our bodies, boiling Sugarcane Water Chestnut Barley drink 竹蔗马蹄薏米水came to my mind. This beverage beside having its medical effects, it is also refreshing and sweet. Chinese Barley is commonly known to be [...]

By | November 8th, 2014|Asian Cuisine, Beverage, Kid-friendly Recipe|0 Comments

Fan Choy (饭菜)

Fan Choy a.k.a. steamed rice or 饭菜 in Chinese is one of my favourite breakfast. Usually, you can find it at the stalls selling steamed items like Siu Mai, Cheong Fun. Nowadays, you can also pick up the chilled one from NTUC supermarket and heat it before serving. Notwithstanding, it is not as savoury as [...]

By | November 7th, 2014|Asian Cuisine, Kid-friendly Recipe, Rice|0 Comments

Red Ruby with Gula Melaka

Red Ruby is a Thai dessert and Red Ruby with Gula Melaka is a dessert you can find more commonly in Singapore and Malaysia. The red ruby is famous for its chewy texture that comes crunchy at the same time. Topping up with the aromatic coconut sugar and coconut milk, it is a sinfully tasty [...]

By | November 3rd, 2014|Asian Cuisine, Dessert, Kid-friendly Recipe|0 Comments

Double-boiled Snow Fungus with Papaya 木瓜炖雪耳

Double-boiled Snow Fungus with Papaya (木瓜炖雪耳) is one of those easy to make desserts with great health benefits. Snow Fungus is also known as Tremella fuciformis. Apparently, good quality snow fungus is pale, yellowish-white colour and has a mucilage-like texture. Snow fungus has been used by Chinese herbalists for thousands of years as tonic herb as well as [...]

By | October 31st, 2014|Asian Cuisine, Dessert, Kid-friendly Recipe|0 Comments

Teochew Granny’s Cake / Soft Cake 老嬷糕

This is one of the nostalgic childhood snack - Teochew Granny's Cake / Soft Cake.  It has been a long-time since I ate this snack and recently, I saw it selling at one of the Teochew Cake shops and bought one to try. It is really sweet or too sweet for my liking. So, I [...]

By | October 24th, 2014|Asian Cuisine, Kid-friendly Recipe, Snack|2 Comments

Ginger Milk Curd 薑汁撞奶

In fact, Ginger Milk Curd (薑汁撞奶) is not in my To-Do list but starring at a bottle of milk that is expiring, I asked my family members what do they want to eat using milk as an ingredient. The response (coincidentally or not) I got from my mum and husband was, Ginger Milk Curd (薑汁撞奶). I [...]

By | October 21st, 2014|Asian Cuisine, Dessert|2 Comments

Red Bean Lotus Seed Soup

Red Bean Lotus Seed Soup is usually served in a wedding dinner after the long course dinner. It symbolises fertility blessing to the newly wed couple or wishes the newly wed to have a lovely baby soon (早生贵子). Another variation is to add Lily bulb 百合, which symbolises a good match of a hundred year [...]

By | October 18th, 2014|Asian Cuisine, Dessert, Kid-friendly Recipe|0 Comments

Braised Pork Belly Bun (Kong-Bak-Pau)

This dish to some is fattening and I don't deny that. Whenever I eat Braised Pork Belly Bun (Kong-Bak-Pau), which I called it Chinese Burger, I always remove the skin and fats, just eat the lean meat. So, what's the fun of it many ask me. I just don't want to add more weight to [...]

By | October 16th, 2014|Asian Cuisine, Kid-friendly Recipe, Steamed Cake /Tim Sum|1 Comment

Teochew Orh-Nee (Yam Paste) 潮州芋泥

As the name suggests, usually you can find Teochew Orh-Nee (Yam Paste) in Teochew Chinese restaurants as it is a traditional Teochew cuisine. The Teochew people (潮州人) are Chinese native to the Chaoshan (潮汕) region of eastern Guangdong province in China who speaks the Teochew dialect. From the 19th century, significant numbers of Teochew people [...]

By | October 13th, 2014|Asian Cuisine, Dessert, Kid-friendly Recipe|1 Comment

Osmanthus Jelly(桂花糕)

Osmanthus Jelly is one of the cold desserts I would top on after a hearty meal in a Cantonese restaurant. This dessert is usually served in Cantonese restaurants. However, each time I made an order for this dessert, I would surely feel a pinch for my wallet. A small piece usually costs few Singapore dollars. [...]

By | October 10th, 2014|Asian Cuisine, Dessert, Kid-friendly Recipe|5 Comments