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Steamed tapioca layer cake

September 28, 2014

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This little steamed tapioca layer cake goes by many names and comes up in a number of different reincarnations across South East Asia. In Singapore and Malaysia it’s referred to as keuh (or kuih) lapis. In Vietnam, bánh da lợn is a version where the layers typically feature mashed mung beans. Thailand also has a […]

Black sesame and green tea panna cotta

May 15, 2014

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The genesis of this black sesame and green tea panna cotta came about through a merging of 2 things; my idea of doing an ‘Asian’ flavoured panna cotta and my desire to make a visually dramatic 2 tone dessert. To keep with the Asian flavours, I’ve used soy milk instead of regular milk and I […]

Sweet corn and sticky rice pudding (chè bắp) recipe

October 11, 2013

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I’m not one of those highly organised people who goes to the market with a shopping list. The only time I ever really have a list is when I want to make a specific dish that contains ingredients I don’t usually have around the house. I shop mainly based on what’s on sale and looks […]

Bubur chacha (摩摩喳喳) recipe

July 31, 2013

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Is it any news that I love sweets? And warm Chinese style sweet soups are so comforting in the winter. They’re so homely and really remind me of my childhood when mum would cook up a pot of sweet soup after dinner if we bugged her enough about it. While my mum didn’t ever make […]

Jackfruit and ‘pomegranate’ in coconut soup (chè mít hạt lựu) recipe

July 3, 2013

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I always knew that I would love pomegranate, even before I ever tried the fruit. It sounds strange, but it’s because I spent a large portion of my childhood eating and loving imitation pomegranate (hạt lựu)! (Top photo of just the pomegranate seeds is courtesy of http://www.52kitchenadventures.com/2010/11/09/how-to-de-seed-a-pomegranate-and-not-make-a-mess/) Though I didn’t actually know those jellies were […]

Young coconut jellies recipe

December 20, 2012

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Just a quick and easy one for those sudden little events that pop up over the festive season. I made these coconut jellies for a recent morning tea at work. It occurred to me just as I was getting ready for bed that I hadn’t prepared anything, so it was about working some magic in […]