Vegan Nyonya Bak Chang

How To Make Zong Zi (Vegetarian Nyonya Bak Chang)

My Zong Zi or bak chang is having a make over! As a quest to eat less meat,  let us learn how to make  Vegetarian Nyonya Bak Chang. It is not Chinese vegetarian  as it contains garlic and ginger which is forbidden. It is vegan in the western world, as far as I know, as …

Kee Chang on a serving platter

How To make Alkaline Dumplings

Alkaline dumplings or zongzi, is a sweet dumpling, wrapped in bamboo leaves and it is made in conjunction with the dragon boat festival, or Zongzi festival. Also known as Kee Chang, We usually make 2 kinds of dumplings, the savoury ones like the bak chang, filled with meat and this, the sweet type which is …

Roast pork served with stir-fry veg

How To Make Roast Pork (Crispy Pork Belly Chinese Style)

How to make roast pork, crispy roast pork belly Chinese Style? Good question. Roast pork belly, or sio bak (Hokkien)or siu yok  (Cantonese) is easy to make. But the process takes over a day or 2 depending on how long you want to treat the rind. In my  pervious recipe,  use salt to draw the …

Cauliflower rice served as normal rice with a stew.

How To Lose Weight Without Starving

It is my goal to lose weight without starving, or depriving myself of the food that I love. To be honest, I have been a pleasantly plum child, a young person and as an adult, too. I have been shamed because of my weight. I wasn’t particularly fat, but bigger than most of my peers. …

Pancakes, sweet or savoury?

Pancake Day

Pancake day is about… pancakes. It is also known as Shrove Tuesday. Shrove Tuesday is observed by many Christians, including Anglicans, Lutherans, Methodists and Roman Catholics,[4] who “make a special point of self-examination, of considering what wrongs they need to repent, and what amendments of life or areas of spiritual growth they especially need to ask God’s help in dealing with.”[5] This moveable …

Sweet potato and banana fritters being served

How To Get The Crunchiest Fritters for Banana and Sweet Potato

Eating crunchy and light fritters is one of the joys of life. Back in Malaysia, we come across a hawker in Penang who sells the crunchiest and lightest banana and sweet potato fritters. He sells chempedak when in season, too. The secret to the crunch is that he fries the banana or chempedak or whatever, …