Tag: dessert

  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.…

  • Steamed Water Chestnut Cake (蒸马蹄糕)

    Steamed Water Chestnut Cake (蒸马蹄糕)

    Steamed water chestnut cake (蒸马蹄糕) is one of the dim-sum dishes, but not all Chinese restaurants in Singapore that serve dim-sum have this dish. In fact, it is a popular yet uncommon dish. I am not sure why but this is an easy dish to make. Water Chestnut is commonly known to have cooling effect…

  • Mooncake Agar Agar

    Mooncake Agar Agar

    Every year, I will look forward to receiving the Mooncake Agar Agar from my mum’s friend who makes really delicious mooncake agar agar. Mooncake agar agar is agar agar (jelly) filled with the lotus seed paste filling and moulded into the shape of a moon cake. I love agar agar, I love lotus seed paste,…

  • Double-Boiled Pear

    Double-Boiled Pear

    Double-Boiled Pear. Cough, cough, cough. This is one of the ailments I most hated and it pains me to see my kids coughing. Seemingly that the flu season is getting more frequent compared to probably a decade ago. The Paediatrician clinic seems to be always packed kids with runny noses or cough. When you have…

  • Snow Fungus Red Dates Dessert

    Snow Fungus Red Dates Dessert

    The weather has been warm recently. Of course this is common in Singapore. What is more common at home, is my mum will always make some cooling sweet soup dessert for us to “cool” our body in this always warm weather. When I said “cool”, the dessert may be served warm but it could reduce…

  • Mango Pomelo Sago Dessert (杨枝甘露)

    Mango Pomelo Sago Dessert (杨枝甘露)

    Mid-Autumn Festival a.k.a Moon cake or Lantern Festival which falls on the 15th of the eighth month in the lunar calendar, is barely a month away. It is celebrated by the Chinese and Vietnamese people, and it is believed that the moon on that night is the roundest. There are many legendary stories behind this…