Tag Archives: Snacks

Easy Ham & Cheese Puff

“Really. Nothing fanciful.”

But, it was very addictive to munch and enjoy this aromatic crispy puff.

Like I said, it’s just an assembly of some store-bought ready made products which look and taste darn good.

It can be your breakfast, in between snacks, tea time, supper, and most of all, a home party tray! Yea, no need to buy from the retails, make these and tell your guests that it’s your pressure homemade. :)

Yes, with these ham & cheese puff. The puff pastry made by? It’s prata! The frozen prata from the supermarkets. read more

Steamed Yam (Taro) Cake 芋头糕


“Breakfast? Snack? Local Delicacy?”

Did I not remember correctly that I owe someone this steamed yam cake recipe? Hmmm…. I thought one of my fans did the request… Anyway, I’ve cooked this, finally.

To be honest, I got my steamed yam cake cooked successfully only after my third trial. The first two times weren’t quite successful as the cakes turned out too firm. Way too firm to chew. Yes, too little water was added. Only in the third cooking, I got the right amount of water for my recipe. read more

Ondeh-ondeh Recipe (Sweet Potato Glutinous Rice Flour Balls with Malacca Palm Sugar Filling)

“Healthy coconut coating sweet potato poppers with its oozing sweet sensation in your palate, it’s my homemade Peranakan kueh!”

This popular Peranakan sweet treat, its traditional kueh (in Malay), looks deceptively complex to make, but in fact, it is easier than you’ve thought. All you need is just some quick practicing to get a hang of it.

Just remember, the dough has to be moist and pliably kneaded to avoid tearing. Look at my recipe, you will be amazed by how easy you could make it to impress your guests during your party or as a treat to yourselves. read more

Delicious Homemade Chocolate Rice & Raisin Almond Cookies

“Super crispy and delicious cookies! Some homemade goodies which allow you to enjoy at ease.”

As usual, some baking staples were left untouched on the kitchen shelves for quite a while. I was afraid they would end up in the trash bin as expiry dates were close. I just pulled these items out and made my cookies with instant ideas (chuckles).

These cookies turned out excellent and the first batch of my bake was simply wiped out the moment they were ready to be eaten. Even for me, a conscious diet watcher, I ate quite a bit of them, too. Why so? I was not afraid because… I baked them with shortening instead of butter! All-vegetable shortening contains 50% less saturated fat than butter. Further more, I had added less sugar than what commonly uses in many recipes. It’s sweet enough to my liking. read more

Chinese Burger

“This Chinese burger with delicious Bak kwa and pork floss brings your good childhood memory back to life”

This is undeniable appeal and infinite flexibility have inspired a culinary lover, like me, to improvise the recipe, for the popular Chinese carb-snack during my childhood time.. How does this recipe come into my collection? I remembered those days where roadside stalls that sold these warm aromatic Bak Kwa sandwiches were found easily. I missed the taste, but couldn’t find it anymore. You may try your luck to find this delicacy in Malaysia, but it is simply not easy to find it in Singapore nowadays (No more roadside hawker lar..) I really like it. So as my family. So, I thought of making my own version by a recipe I have adapted simply based on my childhood memories… Blah blah blah… Things have just rolled on apace since then. And this is the creation what you see now! read more

Pomelo Cocktail Fruits Salad

“Serve this festive salad this coming Mid-Autumn Festival!”

Heavy meals, overeating, indigestion, often associated with festive celebrations. As one of our Chinese festivals, Mid-Autumn aka Moon Cake Festival, is approaching, I would like to share this salad dish with you.

Since we tend to eat generously during festive seasons, it’s good to have some refreshing salad to ease your stomach sometimes. And here, I have this nice salad dish where one of the essential Mid-Autumn festive food, pomelo, is used in it. read more