Snacks & Desserts

Pink Pittaya Smoothie Bowl – 5 ingredients + 5 min

Pink Pittaya Smoothie Bowl – 5 ingredients + 5 min

One weekend, after hiking and intense squat exercise at a hill near where I live, I found myself in a hipster cafe. This modern cafe is furnished with wooden fittings, offers smoothie bowls, cold-pressed juice, and other superfood-laden dishes. My exercise buddies and I thought: how […]

Gula Melaka Agar-agar (Palm Sugar & Coconut Jelly)

Gula Melaka Agar-agar (Palm Sugar & Coconut Jelly)

Whenever there’s party, I love to bring jelly. Probably because for the longest time I didn’t have a stand mixer, so there’s not much dessert that I could make except for fruit skewers and jellies. But even after I got a stand mixer, I still […]

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, […]

Green Tea & Nutella Cake

Green Tea & Nutella Cake

I love anything with green tea in it. This winning combo of green tea and Nutella is amazing. I like the deep and bitter taste of green tea powder; the nutty sweetness of Nutella; and its moist texture. If you love green tea as much as […]

Kimchi Pancake

Kimchi Pancake

My interested in Korean culture (and food) begins with the first episode of Dae Jang Geum (Jewel In The Palace), a super popular K-drama about a palace made who became the first female imperial doctor. Since a few years ago, I always have a packet […]

Layered Green Tea Mousse

Layered Green Tea Mousse

This is hands down one of the easiest dessert I’ve ever made. Only 7 ingredients and 10 minutes to prepare (though you will need to wait for a few hours for the end product). No oven or a stand mixer needed. The results? Glasses of rich, […]

Easy Otak-Otak in 30 Minutes

Easy Otak-Otak in 30 Minutes

I have a thing for Nyonya food; I think I like the unique flavour combo of the many spices such as turmeric and daun kaduk (wild betel). Perhaps because Nyonya cuisine is influenced by the Chinese, Malay, Indian, Thai and British, it tend to have […]

Easy Hakka Fried Pork Belly With Red Fermented Beancurd (Hakka Char Yuk/ 客家炸肉)

Easy Hakka Fried Pork Belly With Red Fermented Beancurd (Hakka Char Yuk/ 客家炸肉)

Being a Hakka descent, I have this dish quite often while I was growing up. However, my family’s eating habit changed over the years. We try to have more vegetables and less meat. When we do have meat, it’s normally steamed or braised. I’ve almost […]

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 […]

MARMITE CHICKEN WINGS – 5 ingredients

MARMITE CHICKEN WINGS – 5 ingredients

Since last month, I’ve been throwing and attending a lot of house parties. And at house parties, we need finger food. What is better than chicken wings? I’ve been making baked chicken wings over and over again. I stumbled upon this recipe by accident. While […]

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 […]

Thai Pandan Chicken

Thai Pandan Chicken

Although I’ve dined Rama V only once, I remembered it well. It was a beautiful restaurant furnished with wooden interior, surrounded by ponds with lotus blossoms and offered delectable Thai food. Naturally, I’m delighted to get my hands on Rama V Cookbook and marked many simpler recipes […]

Durian Potong – 3 ingredients

Durian Potong – 3 ingredients

I have a confession: I don’t like durian. When I was a kid, I would run upstairs when my whole family eats this pungent fruit and I forbid them from keeping any leftovers in the fridge. It wasn’t until recently that decided to learn how […]

Crispy Cheese Sardine Wontons

Crispy Cheese Sardine Wontons

I love having people at my house and have heaps of food ready for unexpected guest. I think one of the proudest moment in my life is when my good friend exclaimed “Wow, you have a lot of food in your house. I’ll love to […]

Japanese Fried Chicken (Chicken Karaage/ から揚げ)

Japanese Fried Chicken (Chicken Karaage/ から揚げ)

As I believe in healthy and quick cooking, I avoid deep-frying food at home. But then, I do enjoy crispy anything;  I order them in small portion and make them for special occasion. But when I began making my own chicken karaage, I was afraid […]