Asian Delight

Pineapple Jam Spring Roll

February 24, 2010

I had a lot of pineapple jam leftover from making my pineapple tarts. It will be a waste to throw them away since I spent a lot of energy making the pineapple jam. Since I also had spring roll skin leftover from making the mini crispy spring roll, I decided to combine the two. Rolling […]

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Bak Kua (Pork Jerky)

February 10, 2010

Continuing on my Chinese New Year baking streak, I made bak kua this year. I was so tempted to bring it back to the States during my visit to Malaysia last month but decided against it at the last minute. So I decided to make my own when I got back. The last time I […]

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Pineapple Tarts

February 8, 2010

I am on a Chinese New Year baking mood now, so for the past few days, I have been busy in the kitchen. Among all my bakes, I would have to say that this one was the hardest and took the longest time – the Pineapple Tart. The pineapple jam was the most tedious part […]

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Nian Gao (Chinese New Year Sticky Cake)

February 1, 2010

February 14 is a very happening day this day. Besides Valentine’s Day, it is also the first day of Chinese New Year. This year I find myself getting more in the Chinese New Year mood since I just got back from SE Asia where the Chinese New Year atmosphere is so much more apparent. Chinese […]

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Durian

January 7, 2010

My first post of the year!! Sorry for the lack of updates. I am still on vacation in South East Asia enjoying all the yummy food. Even though this is where I was born, after being away for a while, it is still amazing at the variety of food there are. And people seems to […]

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Kuih Dadar

December 9, 2009

Kuih Dadar (also known as Kuih Tayap) is one of my favorite tea-time snack. It is a pandan-flavored crepe stuffed with coconut filling. Thanks to a new-found friend S, I got to enjoy it recently. It has been so long since I ate this snack. It is actually not that difficult to make but it […]

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Happy Mooncake Festival!!

October 2, 2009

Wishing all those who are celebrating a Happy Mooncake Festival!! I hope everyone is enjoying their mooncakes with a nice pot of tea. Like last year, my plan to make mooncakes have been thwarted by my lack of planning. I forgot to make salted eggs again!! It takes about 25 days to make the salted eggs. […]

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Fried Popiah (Spring Roll) & Popiah (Spring Roll) Skin

September 15, 2009

When I was little, everytime there was a major festival, we would make popiah for lunch. However instead of raving over the yummy filling, my favorite part of the popiah lunch was actually the popiah skin. Strange, eh? I think it was because we bought the popiah skin fresh off the stove. In the morning […]

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Fried Nian Gao (Sticky Rice Cake)

July 11, 2009

Yes, I know it’s already July and way past Chinese New Year.  It’s just that I happen to be cleaning out my freezer today and found a nian gao that was given by my friend S during CNY this year. Normally eaten during Chinese New Year, it can be frozen for a long time. I […]

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Ice-Kacang

June 19, 2009

During our last trip back to Malaysia, Lil’ C discovered ice-kacang (shaved ice). She calls it colorful ice because the first one she ate was really colorful with at least 5 different colors of syrup. Since then, she has been asking for her colorful ice. They do serve this at the local Malaysian restaurant but […]

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