Our Chinese New Year 2020 celebration ushering in a new 12 year cycle. We greet the Metal Rat with our traditional New Year’s Day Loh Hon Chai breakfast.
A guide to making your own Chinese New Year Candy Box (Tray of Togetherness) and the significance of each treat placed in there.
Tang Chek Memories – bittersweet recollections of Winter Solstice Festival from childhood and the significance of Kuih Ee in the Chinese culture.
Random musings of Chinese New Year past and present, how some things have changed radically while other things remain the same.
Mooncake Festivals of Yore – a reminiscence of the fun activities and special foods eaten during the Mooncake (Mid-Autumn) Festival.
Love Letter Crepes and Chinese New Year Memories, recollections of all kinds of Malaysian Chinese traditions linked to the lunar new year.
The Stone Kitchen – Traditional Culinary Tools in the Malaysian Chinese kitchen needed to extract, grind, and mill goodness out of unyielding ingredients.
Malaysian Chinese ceramic ware has been an important part of how the food was presented in family dining. Different types wares were used for different occasions.
A short reflection on the origins of the Malaysian Chinese food and culture, and the historical influences that shape the identity of this delicious cuisine.