Snow Skin Moon Cakes with Many Types of Fillings

No Bake, No Steam Snow Skin Moon Cake I made snow skin moon cake! I used many types of fillings, in addition to the normal lotus paste and salted egg yolks.  Coconut and mung beans from my previous bakes are used as fillings, too. There are so many computations. I like using the adzuki bean …

Shanghai moon cake served with tea.

Shanghai Moon Cakes – a Cheats Method

The moon cake is an important item in the Mid-autumn festival. This is also known as the moon-cake festival. Moon cakes are made and offered as prayers items. The 8th Lunar month of the  Chinese lunar calendar will be here soon. This is an important date in the Chinese calendar as like Chinese New Year, …

A pile of mangosteen

How Open And Eat A Mangosteen

Mangosteen is not an easy fruit to open and eat. If  your are not in a country where mangosteens are available, I am sure you would be wondering how to  open the tough skinned fruit to get to the delicious, sweet, sourish and slimy fruit that I do not know how to accurately describe the …

Sweet potato donuts served in a plate

Sweet Potato Donut, Kuih Keria

Sweet Potato Donut, or kuih keria, is one of Malaysia’s favourite kuih. It can be found in the school canteen, in the streets, night markets, morning markets and gerais (small eating stalls). You can get it almost anywhere where there are street food and shops. Keria is enjoyed as a breakfast item, for afternoon tea …

Mint tea with batik tea pot.

How To Enjoy Mint, Tea, Ice And More

Mint is a refreshing herb that is enjoyed as a drink, and is an important herb in Nyonya cuisine.  Mint tea is refreshing , and it is used to flavour summer drinks and cocktails. When made into ice cubes, it refreshes whatever drinks that it is put into. I grow mint in my garden, actually …

Freshly baked bread cooling on a rack.

LOCK-DOWN OVERNIGHT WHOLEMEAL BREAD

LOCK-DOWN OVERNIGHT WHOLEMEAL BREAD Having a lock-down and short of stuff? Today is the 2nd week of the lock-down. 29.03.2020. Although we have lots of cupboard stuff like pasta and tinned food, we are getting low on fresh meat and vegetables, and bread, normally wholemeal. I have told my other half that I can always …