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 …

Golden orange coloured butternut squash kuih in a row.

Vegan and Gluten Free Butternut Squash or Sweet Potato Layer Kuih

Butternut squash or sweet potato steamed kuih is very popular in Malaysia. Originally it is made with sweet potato. Sweet potato is easily available in in Malaysia and Asia. Coconut and tapioca flour are also easily available. These are the common ingredients found in Asia. Butternut squash is a good replacement for sweet potato a …

Sio Bao Pasty on a plate showing ther filling.

Peculiar Pasties: Vegan Pasties with an Oriental Twist

You might be wondering why I am doing pasties? The Pasties are rather peculiar as it is not your usual pasties. That is why I call it  Vegan Pasties with an Oriental twist.   Vegan Pasties with an Oriental twist.   Well, it all started when a business customer asked me to make vegan chocolate  …