How quickly the seasons and the days go by. It seems like we just celebrated Christmas and the New Year. Then came the Chinese New Year and now it is Valentine’s Day. Never a dull moment. The holidays and festivities keep us busy all year long.
Running around the woods with those little piggies was too much fun! It was nostalgic and certainly recaptured part of the childhood excitement of past Mooncake Festivals where my brothers and I ran around the neighborhood with our candle-lit lanterns. Remember those bright red glass paper lanterns stretched over wire? They were magnificent and came [...]
This little piggy went to market, this little piggy stayed at home… Alright, in this case several mooncake piggies stayed home. I had a lot of fun making the chinny chin chins of these little confections just in time for the Chinese Moon Cake Festival a.k.a. Mid-Autumn Festival which falls on September 30th this year. [...]
It is the time of the year again for flags, fireworks, and barbecues. Every year the celebration comes to our neck of the woods as the city holds the 4th of July fireworks at the lake very close to our house. When venturing outdoors in this season, be sure to apply lots of bug repellent [...]
A great part of Malaysia’s food culture comprises of street food that are often found at local markets. These places tend to be the hub of inter-racial mixing and as such, street food may go by several different names used interchangeably. They can be confusing to the visitor but perfectly understood by all the locals. [...]
Tau Sar Bao or steamed red bean paste bun is very popular in East Asia as well as among the Chinese communities in Southeast Asia. These simple yet delicious buns are a common dim sum offering and they are eaten throughout the day. In Malaysia, steamed buns can be easily found in the coffee shops. [...]
I was thrilled when Jill Colonna, the author of Mad About Macarons invited me to do a guest post for her blog. I was nervous yet excited about the prospect of posting something to complement her impressive collection of confectioneries. Jill had one request. The recipe should have at least two egg yolks because macaronivores [...]