Chinese New Year Sweet Sticky Cake – Nian Gao (年糕)

Post & Recipe in English and Chinese + Demo Video (中英食谱加视频)

Activate the elevation and promotion of your wealth and position/ status in life by making your own Nian Gao in this lunar new year!”
“年糕,年高,年年高升!”

It’s definitely easy to make your own Chinese New Year sweet sticky cake. Simple ingredients needed, simple steps to follow, and best thing is, you get to adjust the sweetness and texture of the sticky cake on your own. More

Myanmarese Tea Leaves Salad Pizza with Easy Mission Foods Pizza Crust

“Popular local delicacies of Myanmar in Western pizza meal? Nothing is easier than making this exotic Asian flavor with readily Mission Foods Pizza Crust.”

Yes, ham and cheese in pizza making are always the classic, but sky is the limit when it comes to creating pizza toppings which doubles as a fun family activity as well. My helper comes from Myanmar, and yes, this Asian Pizza flavour was inspired by her. Loved Myanmarese food even before she comes on board and stayed with us, but because of her, I learnt to appreciate Myanmarese food even better.

Here’s what I have created with the idea of having light healthy salad in pizza as a meal, instead of an appetiser. :) More

Mini Coconut Tarts (迷你椰子挞)

Post & Recipe in English and Chinese (中英食谱)

“This delicious coconut tart is deceptively easy to bake. 看似复杂,其实就是简单易做的椰子挞。”

Firm yet moist coconut filling is the main essence of a great tasting coconut tart. If you like, here’s what I have gathered from various good recipes, and achieved a well balanced result, after a few trials. Thanks to many great bakers on their selfless sharing. :) More

Pandan Coconut Milk Steamed Cake (Pandan Huat Kueh 斑斓叶发糕)

“No frills recipe here to maximize your success rate of baking this delicious steamed cake!”

Yes, it’s simply delicious, without extras or fancy decoration. Just wanna something tasty, warm and fluffy for my tea time. I loved the intense green color appearance of the steamed cake. All natural coloring and flavor! It also looked and tasted soft and fluffy.

Huat Kueh, is how we called this in Hokkien dialect. It simple means “prosperous cake”, literally. That’s the reason most Chinese love eating this auspicious cake. More

My Valentine’s All-Day Breakfast

“Romantic coffee pancakes with smoked salmon, cheesy scrambled egg & flowers.”

Valentine’s Day is always romantic. Though we hope that everyday is just as great as the festive day itself, but who doesn’t wish it to be a little more special and memorable, and simply to mark the day.

If cooking dinner is not for you, you want to be brought to romantic candle-lit dinner, don’t you? Still, wish to do something for your loved one, how about a fanciful breakfast yo kick start your romantic day? More

Bird Nest Pineapple Cakes (燕窝黄梨酥)

“Bird nest incorporated into pineapple paste filling, just feeling luscious this Lunar festival.”

Making these into cake blocks in order to stuff in more bird nest into its pineapple filling. The chunks of pineapple cake would look more generous this way. More

Salmon Sushi Cake

“Happy birthday, pretty!”

Having to bake so many cakes Regularly, I was kinda feeling lazy. It might also be lacking of surprise element to the birthday celebration.

Making a sushi cake not only special, sushi is also our favorite food, especially with salmon as its filling. Hence, I decided to make this as a birthday surprise, at the same time, our quick and simple dinner meal. I thought this was the best simple celebration to mark this day. More