Tag Archives: Kid-Friendly

Children Season’s Holiday Programmes by Singapore National Museum

June (school) holiday is approaching!

If you are still racking your brain on which good places to bring your children to, for some fun and valuable visits throughout the 1-month break from school, I have some ideas here.

Go pay a visit at the Singapore National Museum, not so much on touring the museum, but to attend some children themed holiday programmes organised by the authority. And, there were free seminars on parenting, while the children could have some drawing sessions just located outside the seminar hall. read more

Chocolate Cookies Recipe For Beginners

“Simple recipe for best homemade cookies. Beginner, you can do it!”

This is the simplest cookies recipe for first-timers and beginners. I am, one of the first timers in baking cookies, too (laughing)! Yes, this is the result of my first cookies baking. Yes, the cookies taste delicious. I brought them to the office the next day, to share with my colleagues. The feedback was good, and I have impressed them with these chocolate cookies, especially the texture. Shapes are kinda odd (I had square and round shapes from all 4 rounds of baking.. ha..), but taste is perfectly good. It feels so crispy to chew and the level of sweetness is just perfect for everyone. read more

Great Milo Banana Sandwich for Your Children

“Great sandwich breakfast to start off the great day”

This sandwich recipe is great, and high in nutritional values. Its filling e.g. banana, contains numerous nutrients such as Potassium which helps in promoting bone health. Banana acts as energy booster as well as an aid to youthful growth and metabolism. The Milo powder (Malted cocoa powder) used in this recipe is enriched with Vitamin Bs. Another form of energy booster.

This sandwich is an excellent breakfast for younger children, teenages and sportmen. Calorie count of this sandwich is about 180kcal. read more

Homemade Tang Yuan in Ginger flavoured Sweet Soup (姜汤手工汤圆)

“Hand made Glutinous Rice Balls filled with loves for this festive celebration, Dongzhi Festival (冬至)”

Today is Dōngzhì Festival or you called it Chinese Winter Solstice Festival (in Chinese: 冬至). One of the important festive celebrations to Chinese. Chinese calls this celebration as Gua Dong (过冬). Normally 冬至 falls on 22nd December, but this year falls on 21st December instead.

The most essential festive food in 冬至 is Tang Yuan (汤圆) aka Glutinous Rice Ball. 汤圆 symbolizes reunion. Eating 汤圆 together with the family is the best celebration in this festival. read more

Non-Spicy Szechuan Soup (豆腐羮)


“It’s a non-spicy version of Szechuan ‘hot’ & sour soup for the children. It’s not hot.”

Szechuan Hot & Sour Soup, a tasty and fulfilling soup dish, likable by all of us. I thought I should cook without the chilli this time. The cooking method was almost the same, just differed by the addition of heat. My family liked both the spicy and non spicy versions.

Serves 4-5
Ingredients
6 cups of chicken broth
1 cup of tree ear fungus aka cloud ear fungus (Chinese translation: 黑木耳), julienned
1 cup of bamboo shoots, julienned
1 cup of dried shiitake mushroom, soaked and julienned
200 gram pork shoulder part, julienned
1 cup of white bean curd aka tofu, julienned
2 large eggs
3 tablespoon of white vinegar
2 tablespoon of Zhejiang black vinegar (Chinese translation: 浙江黑醋)
1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon sesame oil
Sprinkle of salt and white pepper
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Fresh Prawn Dumpling (鲜虾水饺)

“Make happy dumpling with your happy children at home!”

I like to make either wanton or dumpling as one of the soup dishes for dinner. Filled with meat and prawn in each dumpling. Usually, I make the dumpling for the family by my own. Or, I should say by mum, instead. I was there to help out.

We made this dumpling dish together, with mum. First, place 1 spoon of meat mixture in the centre of the dumpling skin. Add 1 prawn, and wet finger tips with some water and wipe around the edge of the skin. read more