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冰皮榴莲月 – Snow Skin Durian Mooncakes


I received two mooncake molds from my good friend Wai Ping last year. She told me that it is really easy to make mooncakes at home. Really?! After procrastinating for a whole year, the mooncake festival is around the corner again! It is time to put the tool to good use. Of all the mooncake flavors, my favorite is non Read More

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Grilled Mahi Mahi Fish Taco


  Ingredients Chipotle Grilled Mahi Mahi Follow marinade ingredients in Chipotle Chicken 8 slices mahi mahi, about four oz each, cut into 1 oz slices White corn mini tortilla skins Cabbage Slaw 4 cups cabbage, finely shredded 1 1/2 cup red cabbage, finely shredded 1 1/2 cup carrots, finely shredded 1 small red onion, finely sliced 3 stalks green onions, Read More

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Savory Bread Pudding


I am a fan of bread pudding. If it is on the menu, you can bet that I’ll be having pudding for dessert. My favorite is Baked French Toast for breakfast. The sweet, spongy, custard-like texture just appeals to my tastebuds. I bought two loaves of French Bread from Costco last week. I found another pudding recipe in my favorite Read More

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Pan Fried Sugar Rice Cake with Taro – Nian Gao (煎年糕)


It is symbolic to eat Sugar Rice Cake during Chinese New Year because its name in Mandarin – Nian Gao (年糕) is a homonym for 年高 –  年年高升, meaning growing taller or making progress year after year. I’ve learnt this version of pan fried sugar rice cake from my mum-in-law. She likes to sandwich the rice cake between two thin Read More

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Fried Raddish Cake (生煎萝卜糕)


While you can find these Fried Raddish Cake in all Dim Sum place anytime of the year, these savory cakes have a very special meaning during Chinese New Year. It symbolizes prosperity, good luck, and good fortune. Prepare them yourself and bring the good luck home! Ingredients 1 lb rice flour 1350g white raddish 2 pairs of Chinese sausage 2 Read More

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Teochew Spiral Taro Mooncake


It is time for me to honor the Mooncake festival with some home-baked taro moon cakes.  I made the filling true to the Teochew tradition, with yam paste fried in shallot oil. Very happy with the outcome from my first attempt. The crust is flaky, and the filling is sweet and fragrant. Took me a long time, but the process Read More

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Cheese Platter


A glass of wine, a beautiful cheese platter, and a sunny blue sky makes for an idyllic weekend afternoon by the water. Here is how I like to put my cheese platter together: 1. Pick 3 cheese; one hard, one firm, and a soft and creamy cheese that you can spread on crackers. The Parmasan Gouda melange from Trader Joe’s Read More

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Honey Roasted Sriracha Brussels Sprouts


I was first introduced to Brussels sprouts at a gathering with teammates at BJs. They were crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside; spicy, tangy, and sweet. I looked up Brussels sprouts recipes immediately when I got home, wondering what I have been missing all these years. I have cooked this dish many times since then, but they Read More

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Rosemary Cheese Puffs


I made these cheddar cheese puffs for the July 4th backyard BBQ and also made a big puff for Nike’s flat iron steak birthday sandwich. All the human said these puffs are so yummy on its own, and Nike voted 4 paws up as he wolfed down his b-day cake in no time. Next time, I will try these savory Read More

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Steamed Tapioca Cake


I am a big fan of kuehs. Nonya, Malay, Indonesian, I love them all. One of my favorite kueh is tapioca cake. There are different ways to make tapioca cake; baked, steamed, or fried. I’ve tried Baked Tapioca Cake. I think that is the easiest, just stir the ingredients and stick them in the oven. Steamed tapioca cake takes a little more effort. Read More

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