Tag Archives: Teochew

Teochew Spicy Stingray Stir-Fry

This dish of stingray stir-fry is a Teochew dish that I love eating – a dish which I’ve seen my mum cook umpteen times in her kitchen. Last weekend, I got her to show me once again how it should … Read more

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Baby Squids Braised In Dark Soya Sauce

Baby squids braised in dark soya sauce – this is a Teochew dish that I learnt to cook from my mum when I was young; it’s also what she learnt to cook from my grandmother when she was young.

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Teochew Nonya Rice Dumpling To Unwrap The Dragon Boat Festival

Eating rice dumpling during the Rice Dumpling Festival a.k.a. Duan Wu Jie(端午节) a.k.a. Dragon Boat Festival is a Chinese tradition that has been going on since time immemorial. The festival takes place every year on the 5th day of the … 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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