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, …

Kuih Bingka Ubi or Cassava Cake

Kuih Bingka Ubi is a baked tapioca cake. It is a Nyonya cake and are enjoyed all over South-east Asia. This type of cake is very similar in Singapore and Malaysia. Also known as cassava, tapioca is common in Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and other areas where the climate is tropical or sub-tropical. Each country …

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, …

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  …

Stonhenge, tourist, Salisbury, pagan, winter solstice

When Does the Preparation For Chinese New Year Begin?

Good question. I think it varies with different families. Tang Yuan.For our family, it begins after winter solstice. Winter solstice is on 22nd December. It is a very important day in the Chinese lunar calendar. It is the shortest day of the year. After that day, one can notice that the sun rises earlier. This …

Interior of Poachers Brasserie

Where To Find Good Food Outside Leicester City

There is a nice restaurant near me. I have been there several times before, and it never fails to please me. My recent trip there was great. Poachers Brasserie in Thurlaston is run by a couple from Poland. The food is modern, using different, unusual and seasonal ingredients. The presentation is always pleasing to the …