Sweet Potato Balls

Sweet Potato Balls

Only a few simple ingredients used in these gluten free Sweet Potato Balls deep fried to golden perfection. They make a tasty tea time or snack time treat.

Mango Sticky Rice Dessert

Mango Sticky Rice Dessert

Taste this Mango Sticky Rice Dessert to fully appreciate it. The combination of mangoes and coconut infused sticky rice is simply marvelous. Video included.

Yam Nian Gao Fritters

Yam Nian Gao Fritters

A sweet, chewy, and crispy treat of nian gao sandwiched between slices of taro (a.k.a yam) and sweet potatoes dipped in batter.

Red Wine Poached Pears

Red Wine Poached Pears

These Red Wine Poached Pears make an elegant and delicious dessert served with its reduced syrupy spiced poaching liquid. Definitely a must-try!

No-Bake Persimmon Walnut Energy Bites

No-Bake Persimmon Walnut Energy Bites

Super easy and tasty No-Bake Persimmon Walnut Energy Bites, the perfect summer time treat. No cooking or processing needed. Just mix and roll into balls.

No-Bake Apricot Melon Energy Bites

No-Bake Apricot Melon Energy Bites

These No-Bake Apricot Melon Energy Bites are so tasty yet so easy to put together. They are perfect for breakfast, snack, or even dessert.

Peanut Butter and Cream Cheese Dip

Peanut Butter and Cream Cheese Dip

Fall is almost here! The days are definitely getting shorter. The trees are changing color and the leaves are beginning to fall. Scarves and sweater days will soon be here and I am looking forward to the crisp weather and the fun activities of the season. A trip to the orchard for apple picking, a…

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Pandan Coconut Candy

Pandan Coconut Candy

These fragrant and delicious Coconut Candy flavored with pandan paste are sure to delight. Can be made ahead for all your parties and gatherings.

Rojak - Malaysian Spicy Fruit and Vegetable Salad

Rojak – Malaysian Spicy Fruit Salad

Rojak, a Malaysian Spicy Fruit Salad with a mix of flavors and textures unlike any other. It is spicy, sweet, salty, tangy, soft, and crunchy. A must try!

Sweet Potatoes in Ginger Syrup

Sweet Potatoes in Ginger Syrup

This Sweet Potatoes in Ginger Syrup is a delicious and warming Chinese dessert using only 3 ingredients. It takes less than 30 minutes to prepare.

Leng Chee Kang (Sweet Lotus Drink)

Leng Chee Kang (Sweet Lotus Drink)

Leng Chee Kang is a dessert consisting of a variety of pre-cooked ingredients mixed in a syrup. Considered to have “cooling” properties, it may be served warm or cold with ice cubes. Hence, it’s popularity in Malaysia and Singapore where the climate is hot and humid throughout the year. While it is not exactly a…

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Poached Pears with Snow Fungus and Red Dates

Poached Pears with White Fungus and Red Dates

Holidays, holidays, we just can’t get enough of them. The Christmas ornaments are back in their year-long storage and the new calendars are up in place. Time to move on with the work year, right? Not so fast! Let’s bring out the bright red scrolls, pussy willow branches, and Mandarin oranges. The Chinese or Lunar…

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Blushing Betty (Peach and Raspberry Betty)

Blushing Betty (Peach and Raspberry Betty) and a Winner!

This was a busy summer for me with a flurry of activities. Although I enjoy fall, I am a little sad that the easy summer schedule and warm weather bade farewell two weeks ago. The past few days have been rainy, cold, and dark, marking the beginning of fall. Sweat pants and sweaters days are…

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Ondeh-Ondeh

Ondeh-Ondeh

These balls of Ondeh-Ondeh are so fun to eat. They are made with sweet potatoes and glutinous rice flour rolled in coconut with a little surprise in them.

Muah Chee

Muah Chee

These soft and moist Muah Chee (Fujianese Mochi) coated with chopped peanuts make a great tea time treat or snack. Uses only 5 ingredients.

Sweet Mung Bean and Sago Soup

Sweet Mung Bean and Sago Soup

This is a delicious and popular Chinese dessert. The addition of pandan leaves, sago, and coconut milk is a Southeast Asian enhancement.

Tapioca Cake (Kuih Bingka)

Tapioca Cake (Kuih Bingka) and Awards

I am so glad that the summer holidays are finally here for my boys. Hopefully life will be a little less hectic and we can spend some quality time together. This past weekend was the first one after many that we were able to spend together as a family without either one of the boys…

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Barley and Candied Winter Melon Drink

Barley and Candied Winter Melon Drink

Finally the sultry days of summer are upon us, complete with high temperatures and humidity. The mercury is expected to climb to the nineties later this week. To combat the heat, this sweet barley and winter melon drink is the perfect antidote. Both barley and winter melon are considered to have a cooling influence by…

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Honeydew Sago Dessert

Honeydew Sago Dessert

Honeydew melons are beginning to emerge at the grocery stores as the weather warms up. I brought one home with me this past weekend as I have been wanting to make this dessert for a while now. Often served at Chinese wedding banquets in Malaysia, this light and refreshing dessert is the perfect ending to…

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Shanghai Style Pancakes and Peanut Cream

Shanghai Style Pancakes and Peanut Cream

Dessert is a must when there is company. It rounds off the meal nicely and conversations tend to flow more easily during dessert time. Therefore, it is always good to have some semi-homemade recipes on hand so that a dessert can be whipped up on short notice. The two desserts featured here today are very…

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Strawberry Sunburst with Almond Cream

Strawberry Sunburst with Almond Cream from Anncoo Journal

I am thrilled to have my dear friend and guest, the lovely and talented Ann, from Anncoo Journal with us today. Ann blogs out of the beautiful city state of Singapore where she lives with her hubby and two sweet pets, Cookie and Dodo. I had the privilege of meeting Ann during my last visit…

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Spicy Chocolate Rojak

Spicy Chocolate Rojak

This is a long winter and it shows no sign of abating in March. The produce section at the grocery stores is suffering from the prolonged season. Some fruits and vegetables while available are not at their best and prices are high. Most fruits are brought in from the Southern Hemisphere and they ripen in…

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Pisang Goreng (Banana Fritters)

Pisang Goreng (Banana Fritters)

The ever popular Pisang Goreng (Banana Fritters) with a gluten free crispy coating. Only a few simple ingredients and minutes to prepare.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Fondue

Happy Valentine’s Day and Peanut Butter Chocolate Fondue

Those of you who have been following this blog know that I have embark on a progessive blogger competition called Dessert Wars. Last month’s theme was Going Nuts with Nutella and though I did not win the competition, I had fun with it. Thanks to all of you, my entry Pasta con Nutella was very…

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Bubur Cha Cha

Bubur Cha Cha

Bubur Cha Cha is a popular Malaysian dessert consisting of a medley of sweet potatoes, taro, tapioca flour jelly, and sago in a thick coconut sauce flavored with pandan. Sometimes black eyed peas, bananas, and even durian are added to the mix. This delicious and fragrant dessert is normally eaten in the afternoon or during…

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Pasta con Nutella

Pasta con Nutella

Pasta con Nutella – an easy to make dessert using chocolate tube pasta filled with nutella and cream cheese drizzled with chocolate liqueur.

White Christmas Cups

White Christmas Cups

Rice krispies, coconut flakes, glazed cherries, mint chips, and chocolate combine to make these White Christmas Cups a gluten free and fun holiday treat.

Sweet Stuffed Pumpkin

Sweet Stuffed Pumpkin

Warm and delicious Sweet Stuffed Pumpkin with mixed dried fruits and spices. It makes a lovely presentation and is perfect for the holidays.