Tag Archives: Yam

My Family’s Favourite Durian (& Yam) Snowskin Mooncakes

It’s all gone. The durian snowskin mooncake that I took pains to knead and roll and mould. My goodness, how is it possible that everyone around me (with just one exception) loves durian so much?

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Teochew Yam Rice (潮州芋头饭)

I fondly recall my favourite stall at the canteen during the period of time when I was attending secondary school. I can’t remember what the main dishes were that were sold at the stall; what I do remember is that … 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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