Pancakes, sweet or savoury?
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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
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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, …

Chicken with pumpkin
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It’s November! Are you into all the festivities?

November! How time flies, soon it will be Christmas. Happy Diwali!! … Guy Fawkes Night or Bonfire night are the main celebrations in November.  Don’t forget Singles Day 11.11 which is a Day in China, where unmarried people have a day of their own, as opposed to Velentine’s day. And Black Friday, too! Singles day …

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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 …