Chinese New Year, Festive Cooking, Malaysian/ Chinese Cuisine, Poultry, Recipes

Malaysian Style Chicken Curry Recipe

Curry chicken is a favourite food of mine and goes really well with rice, roti canai, roti jala, bread and etc etc. There are so many different types of curry chicken just in Malaysia itself. Different ethnic have their own version, and it even varies from states to states. The same goes to different countries.… Continue reading Malaysian Style Chicken Curry Recipe

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Chinese New Year, Festive Cooking, Malaysian/ Chinese Cuisine, Recipes, Vegetables

Malaysian Style Stir Fry Jicama Recipe

During my last grocery shopping trip, I am very delighted to see frozen popiah (spring roll) skin available in my frequent Asian grocer's freezer. This statement sure made you puzzled, as you will be wondering what's new about frozen spring roll skin? They are commonly available. Don't get me wrong! I am always on the… Continue reading Malaysian Style Stir Fry Jicama Recipe

Drinks, Malaysian/ Chinese Cuisine, Recipes

Asian Pear and American Ginseng Drink Recipe

Are you a herbal tea drinker? I am one! I always try to brew different types of herbal tea at least once a week. My usual herbal tea/ drink that I make in rotations are such as barley drink, prunella vulgaris (夏枯草), sugar cane & imperatae, chrysanthemums and etc etc. Somewhere last year, I added… Continue reading Asian Pear and American Ginseng Drink Recipe

Eggs & Tofu, Malaysian/ Chinese Cuisine, Recipes, Vegetables, Vegetarian/ Meatless

Snake Beans Omelette Recipe

Malaysia is a country with hot and humid weather all year round as it is situated near the equator. Therefore, most local green vegetables are available whole year round. Unlike in NZ, with four different seasons each year, the vegetables are seasonal too. Therefore I always make sure I eat as much vegetables of that… Continue reading Snake Beans Omelette Recipe

Bread, Finger Food/ Snack, Malaysian/ Chinese Cuisine, Pork, Recipes

Roti Babi Recipe (Spiced Pork Sandwich)

A classic French toast is usually made with stale bread dipped in eggs. Then it is being pan fried until golden and served with maple syrup. Some luxurious version is served with additional crispy bacon and grilled banana which is usually available in cafe or restaurant's breakfast or brunch menu. Meanwhile, in Hong Kong tea… Continue reading Roti Babi Recipe (Spiced Pork Sandwich)

Malaysian/ Chinese Cuisine, Noodles, Recipes

Singapore Style Fried Vermicelli Recipe

It's day 1 of 365 in the year of 2017.   I hereby wishing all my readers a HAPPY NEW YEAR! May all good and wonderful things fall upon you this year.   Setting new resolutions for this year? I don't specifically make any resolutions each year, but I hope I will get my momentum… Continue reading Singapore Style Fried Vermicelli Recipe

Chinese Sweet Soup, Desserts, Malaysian/ Chinese Cuisine, Recipes, Tong Sui 糖水

Black Glutinous Rice Sweet Soup Recipe (Bee Koh Moy/ Bubur Pulut Hitam)

Weekend is here, and I am craving for some Chinese dessert. So I decided to make the black glutinous rice sweet dessert soup. It is more commonly known as "bubur pulut hitam" in Malay language or "bee koh moy/ or chu bee t'ng" in Hokkien dialect. Most Chinese sweet dessert soup (tong sui, 糖水/ 甜汤)… Continue reading Black Glutinous Rice Sweet Soup Recipe (Bee Koh Moy/ Bubur Pulut Hitam)

Malaysian/ Chinese Cuisine, Pork, Recipes

Stewed Pork Belly in Soy Sauce Recipe (Tau Eu Bak)

Stewed pork belly in soy sauce is a common home cooked dish in every Hokkien's household. It is known as "tau eu bak/ tau ewe bak/ kong tau yu bak" in the Hokkien dialect. Since this is a common home cooked dish, that means there are many different variety of recipes out there. Some may… Continue reading Stewed Pork Belly in Soy Sauce Recipe (Tau Eu Bak)

Desserts, Finger Food/ Snack, Malaysian Street Snack/ Food, Malaysian/ Chinese Cuisine, Recipes

Pulut Tai Tai Recipe

I had just made the traditional palm sugar kaya, a.k.a. palm sugar coconut jam, few days ago. So with the fresh kaya that I had, I thought why not make pulut tai tai as it goes really well with it. Hence kuih making mode is ON! Pulut tai tai, which is also known as pulut… Continue reading Pulut Tai Tai Recipe

Dim Sum/ Yum Cha, Malaysian/ Chinese Cuisine, Noodles, Recipes

Stir Fry Rice Rolls with X.O. Sauce Recipe

Rice rolls, a.k.a cheong fun or chee cheong fun (猪肠粉/ 肠粉), is widely available around Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Vietnam and certain part of Indonesia. It is usually made from rice flour and water, where a steamer is covered with muslin cloth and the batter is spread on top of a muslin cloth. Once… Continue reading Stir Fry Rice Rolls with X.O. Sauce Recipe

Chinese New Year, Chinese Sweet Soup, Desserts, Festive Cooking, Malaysian/ Chinese Cuisine, Recipes, Tong Sui 糖水

Pengat Recipe

Do you know what is the dessert in the photo above? How many of you guessed that it's bubur cha cha? And how many of you think it's pengat? The correct answer is PENGAT! Well, some of you that are reading now may be confused and wondering what is the difference between a bubur cha… Continue reading Pengat Recipe

Malaysian Street Snack/ Food, Malaysian/ Chinese Cuisine, Pork, Recipes

Dry Bak Kut Teh Recipe

Meaty pork with bones in herbal broth, also known as "bak kut teh (BKT)" in the Hokkien language, is a popular dish that originates from Klang. Based on an article published recently by the Malaysian newspaper, The Star, BKT was brought over to Klang from Fujian in the 40s by a man named Lee Boon… Continue reading Dry Bak Kut Teh Recipe

Cakes & Scones, Desserts, Dim Sum/ Yum Cha, Finger Food/ Snack, Malaysian/ Chinese Cuisine, Recipes

Ma Lai Gao Recipe

"Ma lai gao" (马来糕), is also known as Chinese steamed sponge cake or Malay steamed cake, is a dessert which is commonly available in the dim sum restaurant. Some dim sum restaurant even named it as steamed layered cake, as they steamed the cake layer by layer with a thin custard spread in between the… Continue reading Ma Lai Gao Recipe

Desserts, Finger Food/ Snack, Malaysian Street Snack/ Food, Malaysian/ Chinese Cuisine, Recipes

Kuih Kodok/ Cekodok Recipe

Two years ago, around end of August, my Dayre account was being exposed to the whole Dayre community by being the editor's pick for that particular period. My number of readers surged suddenly as the effect from the editor's pick. It was a surreal moment for me, never I ever thought that I can be… Continue reading Kuih Kodok/ Cekodok Recipe

Malaysian/ Chinese Cuisine, Recipes, Rice/ Congee, Vegetables, Vegetarian/ Meatless

Hakka Style Ham Cha/ Lei Cha Recipe

In my opinion, Hakka version of "ham cha  (咸茶)" or "lei cha (雷茶)" is basically the Chinese version of bibimbap. One of the difference between the Chinese and Korean version is that it is eaten with a green herbs soup or green tea instead of the spicy gojuchang sauce. The Chinese version may not look… Continue reading Hakka Style Ham Cha/ Lei Cha Recipe

Malaysian/ Chinese Cuisine, Poultry, Recipes

Malay Style Chicken Curry Recipe

Growing up in Malaysia, a multi ethnic and multi cultural country, there are many different version of a particular dish with the same name. Just chicken curry itself,  there are many different types available depending on each household and ethnics. The different usage of spices and ingredients makes each chicken curry has it's own distinctive… Continue reading Malay Style Chicken Curry Recipe

Dim Sum/ Yum Cha, Malaysian/ Chinese Cuisine, Pork, Recipes

Pork & Chive Dumplings Recipe

Jiao zi (饺子), or better known as dumplings, are commonly available at any Chinese restaurants that serves dim sum. Apart from that, there are also some cafe that serves solely on different types of dumplings. There are many different varieties and shape of dumplings available, and can be cooked in a few ways such as… Continue reading Pork & Chive Dumplings Recipe

Dim Sum/ Yum Cha, Malaysian/ Chinese Cuisine, Recipes, Skill & Techniques

Homemade Asian Dumpling Skins Recipe

At times, I like to make some dim sum at home. The usual dim sum that always make an appearance on my dinner table are siu mai 烧卖 (pork and prawn dumplings), spring onion pancakes (葱油饼), steamed fish balls, and blanched green vegetables (油菜). However, this time round I feel like making some pork and… Continue reading Homemade Asian Dumpling Skins Recipe

Finger Food/ Snack, Malaysian/ Chinese Cuisine, Recipes, Seafood, Vegetables

Dried Shrimp and Chive Crepe Recipe

Whenever crepes is mentioned, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? I am sure many of us will think of the sweet French crepes, which are popular throughout the world. One of my favourite topping for the sweet French crepes is the basic ones which serves with lemon and sugar. And another… Continue reading Dried Shrimp and Chive Crepe Recipe