Category: Dessert

  • Jiu Fen Taro & Sweet Potato Balls 九份芋圆地瓜圆

    Jiu Fen Taro & Sweet Potato Balls 九份芋圆地瓜圆

    Since we won’t be making a trip to Taiwan’s Jiu Fen (九份) any sooner to eat my husband’s favourite dessert: Jiu Fen Taro Balls九份芋圆, I shall make it at home. I remember very clearly the first time we travelled to Jiu Fen, we took a long bus ride there and it was raining throughout, and…

  • Lemongrass Ice Jelly with Aloe Vera and Lime

    Lemongrass Ice Jelly with Aloe Vera and Lime

    Some cold dessert for the warm weather? Ice jelly is commonly found in dessert stalls especially those located in the food centre or hawker centre in Singapore. However, those served in the food centre are usually plain ice jelly. For this lemongrass ice jelly with aloe vera and lime, you can get it in some…

  • Sweet Potato Ginger Soup 红薯姜汤

    Sweet Potato Ginger Soup 红薯姜汤

    A good friend was visiting me few days back, so I asked her what she would like to eat and I would cook for her. She requested for Sweet Potato Ginger Soup 红薯姜汤. Good thing was, my elder sister was just back from Japan and brought back a beautiful purple skin (white flesh) sweet potato.…

  • Green Bean Cake 绿豆糕

    Green Bean Cake 绿豆糕

    This is a nostalgic food which I love to eat when I was a kid. I could not recall how long I haven’t eaten the green bean cake 绿豆糕. This snack is also known as mung bean cake. In fact, it is not really a cake but it is usually mould in a cake form.…

  • Red Ruby with Gula Melaka

    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…

  • Double-boiled Snow Fungus with Papaya 木瓜炖雪耳

    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…

  • Ginger Milk Curd 薑汁撞奶

    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…

  • Red Bean Lotus Seed Soup

    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…

  • Teochew Orh-Nee (Yam Paste) 潮州芋泥

    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…

  • Osmanthus Jelly(桂花糕)

    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.…