Category Archives: Chinese

Chinese Steamed 2-Toned Chocolate Buns

Back in Durham, there was an attempt to make steamed buns. The result – though edible – was not fantastic, what with a strange, off-white coloured dough. A later attempt, however, produced an unexpected surprise, when the buns were baked … Read more

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Mooncake Piglets As Mascots Of The Mid-Autumn Festival

This is my first attempt making mooncake piglets, after a break of about 2 years. The last time I made snowskin mooncakes was in 2010, before I left for my studies. I have originally intended to bake just simple piglet … Read more

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Asian Stir-Fried Brinjals

A brinjal is a type of plant in many disguises, simply because it can also be called an eggplant (English/American), an aubergine (European), a melongene or a guinea squash. Asians usually identify them as brinjals, which in turn usually refers … Read more

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Yam Paste Dessert Or What Teochews Call ‘Orh-Nee’

It’s been my favourite dish at wedding dinners. I always save my stomach for this last dish whenever I see its name pop out on wedding menus. Yummy yum yum… the savoury taste of (dialectal) roots – literally!

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Flour Power Teochew Steamed Yam Cake

A colleague was telling me about how her mum makes yam cake for her whole family. It’s a massive effort, involving not just a lot of chopping but also a lot of arm strength to stir the yam paste. I … Read more

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