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 …

Angkoo orange and red colour.

AngKoo Kuih

Angkoo Kuih is a traditional Nyonya Kuih. However, do you know the Nyonya story behind it? Angkoo is a feature during the’ full moon’ celebration. When an infant reaches a month or 28 days, it is an occasion to celebrate. Due to the high infant mortality rate in the olden day, reaching a full month …

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 …