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My recipes are featured in Flavours magazine!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! It’s January 2014 and yes, finally I can reveal this. Six of my recipes are featured in the January 2014 issue of Flavours magazine. It’s in the special Chinese New Year section from page 36-41. When I was first approached to undertake this project, I wasn’t certain if I have it in [...]

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MyKuali Penang White Curry Noodles

Lately, these instant noodles have been the talk of the town.  I’ve seen people raving about it on social media too.  Thanks to a fellow blogger friend who passed me some to try not too long ago, I was able to taste them and find out what the fuss is all about. First of all, [...]

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Lunar Luxuries at InterContinental Kuala Lumpur

Come 19 September 2013, the date of this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival, will you be doing a spot of moon worship and moon gazing?  If you are, well, why not do it in style with some of the exquisite mooncakes from Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur? Into its 3rd year of making and offering their special brand of [...]

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A piece of Hummingbird

   It’s Friday… and many will be saying “TGIF!”.  The weekend is just a step away… so here’s a slice of home-made Hummingbird Cake for you to welcome the weekend! It’s a very healthy cake… full of carrots, pineapples, raisins, bananas and walnuts and I used corn oil to bind everything together. The topping is [...]

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Home-baked Marble Cake: it’s all about swirling!

I’ve been baking this Marble Cake several times the past couple of weeks to experiment with the swirling. Using a basic Butter Cake recipe (which is so easily Googleable), I take out one-third of the batter and mix it with a paste made from chocolate and instant coffee powders. It’s important to add in that [...]

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Christmas Delights: Home-baked Fruitcakes

OK, I’m bowing to requests to put up my fruitcake for sale. I know it’s a bit late as Christmas is less than 2 weeks away. If at this time you still have not ordered any and are looking for something home-baked, well… perhaps you may want to try mine Besides the usual mixed fruits [...]

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Deepavali Class @ Bayan Indah

HAPPY DEEPAVALI! I know I’m a bit late in posting this Deepavali greeting but then I guess many of us are still in the Deepavali mood so maybe this is not too late after all. You know how we Malaysians celebrate all kinds of festivals and most times these celebrations extend beyond the actual date [...]

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Currying Flavours @ Bayan Indah

Recently, I was at Bayan Indah – again – for another delightful culinary session. Read about my earlier escapades in Bayan Indah here, here and here!  Truth be told, I have been to Bayan Indah more than those 3 blogged sessions – there were several that I did not blog about … so you can [...]

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My Pineapple Tarts

What do you do when your BFF asks you to bake and send over some pineapple tarts…way over to the USA? Well, what I did was … went to buy 5 huge pineapples from the market, peeled and chopped them and cooked them into a thick sticky jam. When my BFF, Xara asked me “how [...]

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Home-cooked Bak Kut Teh, Klang-style

Bak Kut Teh – literally translates to “meat bone tea” (in Hokkien) is a perennial favourite with my family. History has it that Bak Kut Teh was introduced to Malaya back in the 19th century by Chinese workers from the Fuchien (Hokkien) province. Back then, most of these immigrants worked mainly in the docks and [...]

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Cremonini, Don Pomodoro, Idahoan: Great Food Delights for you!

Euro-Atlantic Sdn Bhd recently launched Cremonini Olive Oil, Don Pomodoro Pasta sauce from Italy and Idahoan Dehydrated Potato from the USA at a dinner in Social@KL, GTower, Kuala Lumpur. Bottom right corner: Adrian Ung demonstrated how easy it was to reconstitute the Idahoan Dehydrated Potato! Cremonini Olive Oil is produced in Italy in a time-honoured [...]

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My home-made Nyonya Chung

This year the Bakchang Festival falls on 6 June. Usually a few weeks before the festival, the Chinese will be making and enjoying the bamboo leaves-wrapped dumplings. My favourite has always been the Cantonese-style “ham yook chung” which I make almost every year (see my post on that here). A couple of weeks back I [...]

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Baking Pies @ The Food Studio is great fun!

The first thing that struck me about The Food Studio is that…man, that’s my Dream Kitchen! I love those overhanging steel shelves – I want my pots and pans to hang above the island in my kitchen too.  Looking at this very professional kitchen at The Food Studio just reinforces that I need to get [...]

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Pandan Chiffon Cake

The other day someone came up to me and asked “is chiffon cake very hard to make ahh?” Hmmm… now how do I answer that? Well, if you asked me, I would say “No, it’s not really hard to bake chiffon cake… but if you want to bake a good one, the secret lies in [...]

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Banana Cake – life’s simple pleasure!

Do you have cravings? Occasionally I do. And sometimes for the oddest stuff. Last Sunday while I was at the wet market, I saw this bunch of lovely “pisang rasthali” at my regular fruit stall.  I found out that pisang rasthali is known as “manzano banana” in English.  I didn’t take a photo of the [...]

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