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 …

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, …

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 …

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, …