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Lo Mai Chi – Glutinous Rice Balls

Lo Mai Chi – Glutinous Rice Balls

I must be going through a dessert phase at the moment, seems like my past few posts has all been nothing but sweet delights. Now here is an interesting piece. In Japan it is popularly known as Mochi. In Malaysia it is called Muah Chee or Lo Mai Chi. Lo Mai Chi is basically glutinous rice balls with sweet fillings. In the case of this recipe, it is with peanut fillings. Other variants includes brown sugar, red bean … Read entire article »

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Pulut Inti – Sweetened coconut rice

Pulut Inti – Sweetened coconut rice

It’s the season of Ramadan, that means its 29 or 30 days of fasting for my Muslim friends. Thereafter it is Eid al-Fitr, which  marks the end of the Ramadan period. The days leading to Eid is always greeted with a lot of buzz in Malaysia, there will be hawker stalls set up all over the place each of them with mouth watering delicacies. I always look forward to the Ramadan period when back in … Read entire article »

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Wo Pang – sweet kaya pastry

Wo Pang – sweet kaya pastry

My wife had a craving for dessert one evening whilst watching an episdoe of “Anthony Bordain – No Reservations” and we end up cracking our heads on what we can do. So a quick  look into the old trusty food box and we found some leftover kaya.  My wife immediately suggested wo peng. But wait a minute, kaya was only one of the ingredients that we need to make wo peng. So off we went … Read entire article »

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Kaya – Pandan flavoured coconut jam

Kaya – Pandan flavoured coconut jam

As much as the British favours beans on toast, Malaysians favours kaya. So popular is kaya, if you were to ask any passers-by in Malaysia and there will be no lack of definition what constitute a good kaya or how it should be eaten. Kaya consists of eggs, sugar, coconut milk and flavoured with pandanus leaves. It is not a complicated dish to prepare, but does require a fair bit of patience. This dish is typically … Read entire article »

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Fu Chuk Bak Gor – Bean Curd soup dessert

Fu Chuk Bak Gor – Bean Curd soup dessert

My family and I use to frequent this hokkien noodle stall not too far away from where we live. Just next to the hokkien noodle stall, they have this dessert stall that sells a variety of chinese desserts. We never fail to have a nice bowl of dessert after our meal. One such dessert that I will have is the Fu Chuk Bak Gor, its sweet and it’s filled with a variety of goodies. A good … Read entire article »

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Mango Rice

Mango Rice

I love Mango Rice. Though they’re not traditionally Malaysian dish, it is one of the dishes I get my hands on whenever I am in Thailand. Here’s an alternative spin on the classic mango rice dish. What makes a good mango rice is the the rice needs to be well flavoured and warm when it it served. This version of mine is served with a chilled blended mango which I think gives it a little interesting … Read entire article »

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White fungus dessert

White fungus dessert

Back home in Malaysia, I would frequent this dessert stall during my visits to pasar malam. There is nothing like a bowl of cold white fungus dessert in a hot evening in Malaysia. A couple of friends of mine would get together after work and we will sit through the evening bantering away over a good bowl of cold white fungus dessert. In my humble opinion, a good bowl of cold white fungus dessert is where the … Read entire article »

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Sugee Cake

Sugee Cake

What is Sugee cake? I honestly haven’t got a clue what this is all about. Even a quick search on wikipedia returned no results. If you guys have any idea behind the history of this cake, I would very much like to hear from you. So how on earth did I get my hands on this recipe you ask? Well, my in-laws are in town, and being a bunch of adventurous and inquisitive individuals that they are (especially my … Read entire article »

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Sai Mai Lo

Sai Mai Lo

With the mercury rising to the twenties last weekend, daffodils sprouting all over the park and tulips on sale around every corner , I cannot help but think summer is now upon us! Soon, we’ll be opting for a nice serve of pina colada while we chill on the sun deck. Malaysians on the other hand have a slightly different approach to the ever popular pina colada and it is called Sai Mai Lo. It’s alcohol … Read entire article »

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Kueh Seri Muka

Kueh Seri Muka

The last one in the series of pandan and coconut is one of my all time favourite nyonya kuehs.. it is also known as rice and custard cake or double-layered glutinous cake. I love things which although are contrasting in nature still work well together and this kueh showcases it very well with it’s the sweet and salty layers, the sticky and smooth texture and most of all the two distinct colours of green (top) and white (bottom). This … Read entire article »

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