Category Archives: Chinese

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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The Guo Tie (Chinese Pan-Fried Dumpling) Experiment

I took this recipe off a random website and adapted it to my own taste. However, to my disappointment, even though they are recognizable as Guo Ties and remotely taste like them, I do believe the recipe can be further … Read more

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A Pseudo Vegetarian Dish Of Chinese Stir-Fried Cabbages

Unless I can convince my mum to let me bring some over to her place for dinner tonight, this whole wok of vegetables is going to be my dinner for the whole of next week.

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A Finally Successful Attempt To Bake Peanut Cookies

Lesson learnt: Never ever follow the steps taken right out of a microwave manual. It’s horrible and distasteful.

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