During my childhood, bananas were so abundant and cheap that I could not recall ever not seeing at least one hand of bananas hanging on the wooden pole of my family kitchen. Another reason why we always had more bananas than we could eat was that like many other Chinese migrant families in Indonesia, my… Read More Perfectly Perfect Banana Bread
Chee cheong fun is one of the must-eat savoury snacks in yum cha restaurants.
Day 40 happened to be my baking day. I regularly bake flaxseed cookies to
I first made flaxseed and oatmeal cookies for a friend who needed to eat flaxseeds for
Tahini and pine nuts were among the almost-expired foods that I unearthed during a recent spring clean of my kitchen. Hoping to minimise food wasting, I searched for and found an easy recipe that calls for both tahini and pine nuts from a wonderful food blog, Israeli Kitchen.
Having grown up in a Chinese household, I am conditioned to favour savoury foods over sweet ones.
Baked sweet potatoes have become my favourite easy homemade snack. Sweet potatoes are naturally very tasty, so one does not need to be a master chef to make a tasty meal out of them. On second thought after looking at the picture below, however, one does need to be a skilled chef to
Carrot was a regular feature on my family dinner table. Carrots in soup, carrots in stir fries, carrots in salads, carrots in juices, carrots in Teochew vegan kueh (chai pao kueh), carrots in spring rolls, carrots in fried rice, carrots in soup noodles, carrots in stir fried noodles and carrots in carrots. You get the… Read More How Many Ways Can You Cook With Carrots?
I have become less impulsive in grocery shopping. But, I used to be a marketer’s dream. Whenever something was on special, I thought it was a good idea to buy it, just in case I need it next week, next month or next year. And, that is exactly why I had to make this sultana… Read More Sultana Cake
Coming from a culture of snacking on cheong fan (steamed rice rolls), bak pau (steamed pork buns), getuk (Indonesian cassava snack), kue lapis (Nonya Indo/Malay layered cakes) and many more, I did not know what pikelets looked or tasted like for my first few years in Australia. Although I do cook pancakes for breakfast occasionally,… Read More Savoury Pikelets
I absolutely love getuk (cassava and coconut slice). My earliest memory of getuk is that of a lovely Javanese lady who used to cycle around my neighbourhood streets selling various Javanese and Indonesian traditional snacks. As soon as I was old enough to get pocket money, I would save some of it so that I… Read More Cassava and Coconut Balls (Getuk Balls)
While I enjoy cooking immensely, I am a messy cook at best. My food presentation skill has been a working progress for a while now. In terms of my cooking, looks are deceiving (or, at least I hope so!). My foods usually look pretty sad but they are somewhat edible. I had mixed feelings when… Read More Looks can be Deceiving