Random musings of Chinese New Year past and present, how some things have changed radically while other things remain the same.
Easy to prepare Siew Yoke (Roast Pork Belly) with a perfectly crisp crackling. Delicious served with steamed rice and perfect for any occasion or festival.
Easy to prepare oven roasted Char Siu (Chinese Barbecue Pork). Deliciously sticky, sweet, and savory. Perfect with steamed rice or noodles.
Easy Coffee Roasted Chestnuts on the stove top with butter and whole coffee beans for the smoky coffee aroma. No slitting of X’s and done in 20 minutes!
Wafer thin Bak Kwa (Chinese Pork Jerky) is a must-have for the Chinese New Year. Make your own using just a few simple ingredients and at a fraction of the cost.
Usher in the lunar new year with this traditional Ho See Fatt Choy (Braised Oysters and Sea Moss) dish for a prosperous new year. It is full of delicious umami flavor.
Traditional melt-in-the-mouth Chinese Peanut Cookies made gluten free using rice flour. They are a favorite during the Chinese New Year and popular throughout the year.
Slow simmered Leng Ngau Tong (Lotus Root Soup) flavored with broiled cuttlefish. It is a comforting soup to come home to at the end of the day.
Light, airy, and fragrant Kuih Bangkit (Tapioca Cookies) are a Chinese New Year favorite in Malaysia and Singapore. Uses only 5 ingredients with detailed video instructions.
Kuih Ee is a dessert of glutinous rice balls in syrup eaten as a symbol of unity and togetherness during Tang Chek, weddings, birthdays, and the Chinese New Year.