Mango Sticky Rice

“Delicate dessert to be made at home. Who says you can only eat this in the Thai restaurant?”

When I had craving for food which normally served in the restaurant, I would always try my mean to cook it at home. Not so the economic reason sometimes, I enjoyed the satisfaction and achievement for being able to whip up food which looked deceptively difficult to assemble and overvalued by the market. It just made me feel contented to see my loved ones enjoy my creation more than having it outside.


This stick rice with mango wasn’t too difficult to assemble. In fact, the cooking was pretty versatile. You may steam the glutinous rice with any steamware you have in your kitchen as long as getting the sticky rice cooked to the right texture you liked (usually done in 20-25 minutes). If my recipe for the coconut sauce isn’t what you prefer, no fret, too. For one who likes the saltish flavour to be more visible in the coconut sauce, add bigger pinch of salt. If you have sweet-tooth, increase sugar, instead. Otherwise, use just the coconut milk without any addition of condiment. What you need is to taste while cooking to find your perfect flavor. No hard and fast rule. Keep trying, keep cooking. Enjoy! More

Traditional Kaya (Coconut Egg Jam) Recipe

“Quick-cooking aromatic Kaya jam ready in less than 30 minutes.”

For those who aren’t staying in Singapore, Malaysia or nearby countries, you might not know what is Kaya jam. Kaya, is a sweet & creamy coconut spread made from coconut milk, eggs and sweetened with sugar. It is usually served on toast with butter slice as a great breakfast or tea time snack. It is also great as filling in bao (steamed bun) and cakes. Some Kaya will be flavored with Pandan juice or essence, but I still preferred the traditional brown color type, with just a hint of Pandan flavor instead of making it the strong flavor and in green. It’s just personal personal choice with no special reason.

Actually, I wasn’t really keen to make Kaya as we don’t usually eat this at home. Fresh homemade Kaya jam is best to consume within 5-7 days, and a most of the time, we couldn’t. So, I would only make Kaya, unless I have the right amount of yolks leftover unused. Yes, that’s the reason I made this Kaya yesterday. I left some yolks from making the flourless Nutella cake the other day! See, these recipes now come hand in hand (chuckles). More

Nasi Lemak (Steamed Coconut Cream Rice – 椰浆饭)

“What a great way to say hello to your overseas friends. Let your home-cooked do the job!”

Nasi Lemak, a common name in the list of the local food delicacies of Asia.

Nasi Lemak, one of the top Malaysian cuisine has its great influence to Singaporean. Many local Chinese, thus, eat and cook this aromatic rice dish, for breakfast, lunch and even dinner. As such, Nasi Lemak is not limited to just the Malay food stalls, it’s commonly sold in Chinese eateries everywhere in Singapore. For the Singaporean Chinese version of Nasi Lemak, it comes with even greater varities of side dish. What makes it different from the traditional Nasi Lemak which wrapped in banana leaf and comes with standard sides e.g. egg and chicken wing or fried tiny Kampung fish, the Chinese Nasi Lemak allows you to pick or choose your favourite side dishes from the pool of selections provided by the stall/ eatery, in general. Any versions, they all taste heaven.. More

Honey Dew Sago Recipe

“Chilled honey dew sago dessert. Refreshing and yummy dessert to save your bucks, yet, surely to impress the crowd in your party, or your very loved ones!”

Requested by reader, Serene, I made this dessert, and am posting my recipe of this dessert, the Honey Dew Sago dessert for her today. :)

I made this for our dessert after dinner this evening. Weather is getting warmer recently. So, this chilled fruits dessert comes in great! More

Bo Bo Cha Cha (Asian Coconut Milk Dessert Soup)

“Mind me, this is a ‘Sinfulicious’  week!”

Another ‘sinful’ (but delicious) recipe today, the Asian dessert soup, Bo Bo Cha Cha!

I am surely not a fan of coconut milk based dessert, but not sure why, I was craving for this Bo Bo Cha Cha the other day. Missed the feeling of chewing the super chewy tapioca flour cubes in this dessert soup! I loved having yam cubes and different types of sweet potatoes altogether! So, I cooked it yesterday. Yummy! More

Teochew Cuisine – Dessert Yam Paste with Ginkgo Nuts & Pumpkins (白果金瓜配潮州芋泥)

“Famous Teochew Sweet Yam Paste, the hearty flavour created at home, for your love ones”

I love sweet yam paste. We pronounce it as “Or Nee” in Teochew dialect. Basically, most food products made of yam paste are my favourite. I love the taste of yam. Yam puff, yam pancake, yam bun, yam biscuit, yam cake, yam in soup, and etc. Yam, yam, and yammy…

Sweet yam paste is a famous traditional Teochew dessert. This dessert dish will be served at most Teochew restaurants in Singapore. 1 regular portion of sweet yam paste dessert costs about $5 – 6. Price is expensive! So, how about give it a try at home? Try my sweet yam paste recipe here. More

Singapore Laksa (with All-in-One Laksa Paste Pack)

It’s Laksa time! (Laksa: Coconut Milk Curry)

Yes, it was laksa, again. I knew I had already posted laksa in the Low-Fat Singapore Laksa recipe, but this laksa recipe was more like a review of the ‘All-in-One curry laksa paste pack’.

My mother, who loved curry laksa, recommended this laksa paste of Prima Taste brand. With good reference, I did not hesitate to pay $5.75 for a pack of laksa paste. More

Low Fat Singapore Laksa

“Instant made ‘low fat’ Laksa with abundance of sides to go along!”

I wanted to cook up a quick meal, Laksa seemed like a good choice. Hadn’t gotten any chance to prepare the ingredients in advance (as I did my marketing of the day during lunch hour), I started to wash and peel the prawns, cut meat into thin slides and soak bean sprout, etc. Set them aside, I boiled a pot of water for making the soup base.

Since I usually did not have much time to cook extensively after work, I used readily packed laksa paste which commonly available in any supermarket (about $1.70 and $2.50 per packet). Guilty as charged, with no excuse, but I truly thought it does come in handy and eases my cooking, at times. :)) More