Healthy

Rainbow Roasted Vegetable Soup

Rainbow Roasted Vegetable Soup

Whenever I feel that I don’t eat enough vegetables, this is what I’ll make. This hearty soup contains vegetables in variety of colours – red, orange, yellow, green and white – which gives the soup different phytonutrient (beneficial nutrient for human body which also serves […]

Hakka Yam Abacus Seeds With Vegetables (Suen Poon Chi/ 算盘子)

Hakka Yam Abacus Seeds With Vegetables (Suen Poon Chi/ 算盘子)

Lunar New Year to Orientals is like Christmas to Westerners. It is the most beloved and anticipated festival of the year. When I was a kid, I looked forward to buying and wearing new clothes, playing with my cousins, visiting relatives, receiving angpao (red envelopes/ 紅包) and […]

Steam Tofu with Shrimps & Shallots

Steam Tofu with Shrimps & Shallots

There’s so many ways to cook tofu, this is one of the easiest and most delicious. The otherwise bland tofu is topped with tasty fried shrimps and shallots mixture. It is then seasoned with soy sauce and sprinkled with spring onions. When I was just […]

Bubur Pulut Hitam in Slow-cooker (Black Glutinous Rice Dessert Soup)

Bubur Pulut Hitam in Slow-cooker (Black Glutinous Rice Dessert Soup)

“This dessert is so sinful!” I would hear my friends exclaim before digging into their sugar and flour laden dessert. But it doesn’t have to be so. Dessert can be a healthy treat. I always try to pick desserts made from nutritious ingredients like fruits, […]

Buddha’s Delight (Lo Hon Zai/ 罗汉菜)

Buddha’s Delight (Lo Hon Zai/ 罗汉菜)

Many Chinese begin the morning of Lunar New Year with Buddha’s Delight or Lo Hon Zai (simplified Chinese: 罗汉菜; traditional Chinese: 羅漢菜). As it’s a mixed vegetables dish, commonly known as chap chai (literally: mixed vegetables in Chinese). This dish is named as such because […]

Kaduk Omelette

Kaduk Omelette

Since I started gardening, I realise that there are plenty of local herbs and vegetables that we have forgotten. Have you heard of Indian Borage or Daun Kaduk? Perhaps their lack of popularity makes them hardly available in the market. It’s such as pity as […]

Yoghurt With Nangka & Gula Melaka

Yoghurt With Nangka & Gula Melaka

Imagine thick creamy yoghurt sweeten with fragrant gula melaka and topped with grilled sweet nangka. Oh, it’s the perfect blend of flavour and texture – sweet and  sour, creamy and chewy…I’ve first tasted this dessert at a hipster cafe in Georgetown, Penang. At Mugshot Cafe, they […]

Indian Borage Herbal Tea

Indian Borage Herbal Tea

I’ve have a small apartment garden at home. It began with only three air-filtering plants which I purchased not only to improve the quality of air at home, but to ease my tired eyes due to too much screen time. Eventually, my little garden grew. I bought […]

Jamu Drink For Health & Beauty

Jamu Drink For Health & Beauty

I travel frequently and I travel for many reasons. One is becaase I love exploring parts of the world I haven’t seen or experienced before. That’s why I rarely visit the same place again. But there’s a few resorts that I don’t mind going back again […]

Collagen-rich Chicken Bone Broth

Collagen-rich Chicken Bone Broth

I find it bizarre that women spend heaps of money on ‘miracle’ skin-care and things like collagen drink to preserve their youth, but pay little regard to their food and mental health. Isn’t it a universal fact that junk food and stress hasten aging? Besides, […]

Osmanthus & Wolfberry Konnyaku Jelly – 4 ingredients

Osmanthus & Wolfberry Konnyaku Jelly – 4 ingredients

What’s better than cookies on a hot and humid Chinese New Year? We would say chilled jelly straight from the fridge. It’s so refreshing and goes well with drier snacks like biscuits. One Chinese New Year, I made Koi Fish Jelly. This year, we decided […]

Citrus Fat Burner Juice

Citrus Fat Burner Juice

One of the easiest way to get more fruits and vegetables in our body is through drinking juices. Since I bought a wide-mouth cold juicer, my consumption of fruits and vegetables has increased. I love putting all kinds of fruits into the juicer and enjoy […]