Asian Delight

Melt-in-the-mouth German Cookie

February 9, 2012

Before Chinese New Year, I had a list of goodies that I wanted to make like Peanut Cookie, Nian Gao, Bak Kwa, Pineapple Tart and others. Then the snowstorm / ice storm / power outage hits and all plans were out the window. After the power came back on, I only managed to bake this […]

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Ham Chin Peng

July 22, 2011

This savory chinese 5 spice donut or better known as ham chin peng is a very popular snack in Malaysia. This deep fried dough is usually filled with red bean or glutinuous rice. I love to have it for breakfast but sometimes for tea time too. Anyway, this was one of a not very successful […]

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Steamed Eggs with Shiitake Mushroom

May 26, 2011

I don’t usually post dishes that I cook for dinner because I am always too hungry to take photos after cooking. Most of the time, they are repetitive dishes anyway. But once in a while, I will take photos of the dishes that I really like and this is one of them. Whenever I go […]

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Woo Tao Gou (Yam Kueh/Taro Cake)

April 10, 2011

When I first came to the US, I was very confused when I went to buy yam at the grocery store. It turned out that what I called yam in Southeast Asia is actually called taro here and yam is actually sweet potato. Totally confused? Yeah, me too! Even after so many years, I am […]

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Penang Tau Sar Piah (Mung Bean Pastry)

March 27, 2011

A non-bento post today. During one of the days that we were snowed in not too long ago, I decided to make Mung Bean Pastry or better known as Penang Tau Sar Piah. Dough A: 230 g flour 130 g oil Dough B: 460 g flour 250 g oil 180 g water 1 tsp vinegar […]

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2011 Chinese New Year Dinner

February 13, 2011

Chinese New Year this year was a pretty busy one because we had a couple of gatherings with friends to celebrate. It has been really hard to celebrate here on the actual day because we do not get a holiday like in the Asian countries. Instead we celebrated on the weekends and indeed we feasted! […]

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Rice Dumpling (Bak Zhang or Jung)

June 28, 2010

Dumpling festival was 2 weeks ago and I am finally posting my photos. sigh….when will I ever get back on track. Oh well, I guess I will accept the fact that as much as I like blogging, it will always take a backseat after the family. What about you? How do you balance family and […]

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Spicy Dried Shrimp Sambal (Hae Bee Hiam)

June 22, 2010

It was dumpling festival last week. I haven’t made dumplings in a couple of years. Every year, usually around the dumpling festival time, B always talked about the yummy spicy rice dumpling that his mom made every year. So this year, I finally decided to try making it for him. Since the spicy dried shrimp […]

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Kuih Koci

March 30, 2010

Thanks to my dear friend S, I got to make kuih koci recently. A popular Malaysian snack, Kuih Koci is made of glutinuous rice flour and filled with either a sweet coconut or peanut filling. It is usually wrapped in banana leaves and formed into a triangle. The kuih koci after steaming. A little out […]

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Hard-Boiled Egg Sambal

March 3, 2010

This is my shortcut hard-boiled egg sambal. A simple dish and yet goes so well eaten with rice. What’s my secret for this easy peasy dish? This! Brahim’s Sambal Tumis! To make this, Hard-boiled some eggs, peel them and deep-fry them in a little oil. When the egg turns a little golden brown, remove from […]

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