Tang Yuan (Glutinous Rice Balls)

Traditionally, this dish is eaten to symbolise the reunion of the family. Typically taken on the 15th day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, Lantern festival (more commonly known as mooncake festival now because of the consumption of mooncakes during this period) as well as Winter Solstice).

It is easy to make, and some would like fillings in them. I prefer them small and plain, so to taste the sweet soup better.

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Snowskin Mooncake with Sweet Potato Filling

A little overdue, with the house moving and all that, and I just realised I have not filed this in here. This recipe does not require shortening. In its place, you can add olive oil. For me, I was the genius who conveniently forgot to add any, so this was a very healthy mooncake. But […]

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Nian Gao (Sweet Glutinous Rice Cake)

It Nian Gao, or sticky rice cake, a must to have this in the house every Chinese New Year / Lunar New Year. It is a really sticky rice cake, that is supposedly supposed to make the mouths of the Gods/Deities stick together so they cannot bad mouth you in the near year. Best to line your bowl with banana leaves for the best flavour! Make this Sweet Glutinous Rice Cake anytime you like, or for new year, as a symbol of a new start!

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Muah Chee

Random craving at night. Was never a fan of Muah Chee. And I discovered why. The muah chee they sell outside contains a lot more oil than it should. No wonder I get sick of it when I’m just halfway through the serving. Adapted from a recipe found online, made using only the trusty overworked […]

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