Buddha’s Delight aka Luohan Zhai (罗汉全斋 或 罗汉菜)

INTRODUCTION

Luohan Zhai (罗汉斋) is a very representative dish or iconic of Mahayana Buddhism..The stew of 18 vegetarian cooking ingredients and the 18 ingredients represent the 18 arhat, the disciples of Buddha. In Wikipedia, it was written that:

“The Eighteen

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Golden Fruit Cake (黄金杂果蛋糕)

INTRODUCTION

While I was browsing my recipe book and this fruit cake really captured my attention.. I liked the golden colour combination for its ingredients.. To me it looks very sexy and beautiful and it will be very different from

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Chinese “Osmanthus” Eggs (桂花蛋)

INTRODUCTION

Egg is one of the most common cooking ingredients but it is rather difficult to master it perfectly. It seems easy but without some pointers, it may be difficult to use the imagination to cook to what it looks

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Chinese Shredded Radish Pancake (白萝卜丝煎饼)

INTRODUCTION

If you reject roti prata or roti canai for health reasons, this recipe is not for you. Stop here! For the benefits of my non Singaporean and Malaysian readers, roti canai or roti prata (印度煎饼) is a type of

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Chinese Prawn Omelette (滑蛋虾仁)

INTRODUCTION

Some home cooked dishes looks easy but I can never get it right if there are no pointers.. One of the dish is this Chinese prawn omelette..

We cooked based on what our mothers used to cook .. We

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Chestnut Chicken (板栗烧鸡)

INTRODUCTION

When I was in Shanghai, my helper in Shanghai used to cook this dish. That is how I get to know this ..

Over here, most chestnut was paired with pig trotters due to its long cooking hours. Pairing

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Chinese Steamed Milk Puddings in Coconut Shell (椰皇炖蛋白鲜奶) 6
Chinese Steamed Milk Puddings in Coconut Shell (椰皇炖蛋白鲜奶)

INTRODUCTION

This is a rather common Cantonese dessert in Hong Kong though it was not as popular in Singapore and Malaysia. The picture and the description captured my attention and I have the urge to prepare one to try out

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Chinese Sweet Pan Fried Bread (黑芝麻甜大饼)

Updated post on 18-9-2016

Upload of new pictures. Today I prepared another one and instead of black sesame powder, i have added pine nuts, raisins, gojiberries, jujube and candied peel. Personally, I loved this type of pan fried bread..I love

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Chinese Red Bean Paste Pancake (tausa pancake or 豆沙锅饼)

INTRODUCTION

Usually, I do not like to issue recipe on Saturday as readers statistics showed that very few people are reading blogs.. In addition, I was rushing out submission recipes for magazine submission..

However, when I pre-posted my tausa or

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Red Bean Paste Rolled Cake (豆沙排饼) 8
Red Bean Paste Rolled Cake (豆沙排饼)

INTRODUCTION

Wow, this tausa cake really suit my taste bud.. I never knew it is so delicious and I kept munching it..Well, if you have any mooncake filling paste that is left over from the preparation of mooncake, you can

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