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News Round Up Veganuary & Chinese New Year

Hello New year, hello New You,

Time flies and we are in the middle of the first month already.

I hope you have many things planned and done. And most importantly plan time for yourself. Sometimes we forget that we are the most important person to ourselves! My new year resolution is to love and respect myself more.

As you know I started doing YouTube videos seriously last year. Here are the top 3 videos in terms of views. I would like to thank all of you who have supported me in my journey.

Here are the top 3.

Nasi kunyit or turmeric rice

How to make crystal dunplings crystal dunplings.

How to test that your baking powder is still good.


In January, we have veganuary . Then we have Chinese New Year which falls on 1st February. However, the eve is an important day. That is the day that we have the reunion dinner. It is especially so in this day and age. People are mobile and family members are spread out due to work and career. So having a dinner on the eve is a great idea so that on the first day of the new year, all the family members are together.

Of course, the preparation for the big day starts about a month before. Some may start a bit later, but generally it is a few weeks before. There are cakes, cookies and special food to purchase and prepare

The obligatory food includes Nian Gao, or new year cake, also known as Tnee Kuih in th Hokkien Dialect. I have made mine so that is one ticked off the list.

Here are some recipes that can help you get cooking/baking.

Nian GaoNian Gao or New Year Cake.

Kuih buluKuih bulu

As for veganuary, here is a recipe and visual instructions.

Sambal TaukwaSambal Taukwa

The Friday night take away is vegan roast goose. Do try this out and have something new.

Order herehere.


I hope you have a great year ahead and we move forward together.




Penang Lassie.



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