Chawan Auspicious Harmonious Bun aka Ho Hup Bao (诏安 和合包)

INTRODUCTION

I bet you have never seen bun with such an unique shape. It is another type of lotus leaves bun. I have been holding this recipe for quite a while. The time when I was given the recipe, I

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Homesick Buns? Yes, I am homesick of Sarawak Style Butter Buns..

UPDATED POST ON 11-10-2014

Craving for the buns that I can get hold in Singapore, and I have decided to prepare these buns to surprise my wife. We usually bought back from Sarawak if we visited our home town. There

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Agar Agar is not the same as Agak Agak… Agar Agar is Red Algae !! 32
Agar Agar is not the same as Agak Agak… Agar Agar is Red Algae !!

 

INTRODUCTION

Agar Agar is a Malay word for red algae, apparently it has been accepted as an English word. It is hard for a lay man like me to explain agar agar, so  as usual, I will quote Wikipedia’s

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Nostalgic Soup Than Can’t Erase From My Mind–Chinese Style Potatoes Soup 37
Nostalgic Soup Than Can’t Erase From My Mind–Chinese Style Potatoes Soup

Updated Post on 9-10-2014

I have prepared the soup again today and have some new picture taking. However, today when I prepared the soup, as I am running out of time, I have decided to by pass the sautéing of

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What? Baked Your Rice? Yes, Try Carbonara Cheesy Bacon Baked Rice (培根白酱烤饭)

INTRODUCTION

The main staple food for Asians are rice. We have rice porridge, fried rice, plain white rice, steamed rice, braised rice ….. But we seldom have baked rice.

Bake is usually associated with oven which is rather uncommon to

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What I “Ate” Today (家常便饭系列)…. 17 August 2013- Special 16
What I “Ate” Today (家常便饭系列)…. 17 August 2013- Special

You may be surprised about this title! In fact, the title is not correct either. What I am going to post is not “what I cooked today” or “what I ate today”. It was a gathering at one of my

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Snake Tongue Tea? Gosh.. I Am Going Away……白花蛇舌草罗汉果茶 24
Snake Tongue Tea? Gosh.. I Am Going Away……白花蛇舌草罗汉果茶

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) believes that the body is in its best condition when the Yin and Yang is balanced. I am no expert in this field but being  a Chinese, I was “brainwashed” about the need to cleanse /balance

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Tempeh Revisited - Sweet And Spicy Tempeh And Oven Baked Honey Tempeh 35
Tempeh Revisited – Sweet And Spicy Tempeh And Oven Baked Honey Tempeh

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INTRODUCTION

I never cooked tempeh before. I have tempeh in some Malay restaurants but I did not like it. However, after joining various Facebook Food Groups, I noted that tempeh is becoming popular in Singapore and I have decided

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Salted Vegetable Duck Soup (咸菜鸭)– A Quick and Easy Way to Prepare This Traditional Soup Dish

INTRODUCTION

This is a soup dish that I have always craved for it。 It is rather extraordinary as not many Fujian Chinese soup dish are as sour as this dish。 However, it is a well liked dish that most Chinese

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Hey, This is not Italian Meat Rolls, It Is Chinese Meat Rolls Called Ngoh Hiang 24
Hey, This is not Italian Meat Rolls, It Is Chinese Meat Rolls Called Ngoh Hiang (五香肉卷)

INTRODUCTION

This post is sharing the Chinese version of meat rolls or Ngoh Hiang. It is different from the meat roll in Western cuisines such as the Italian meat rolls. Usually, minced meat (usually pork) and prawns were used and

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