Embracing the plant-based lifestyle in Malaysia

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Tang Yuan (Glutinous Rice Balls with Sesame Paste Filling)

Tang Yuan (Glutinous Rice Balls with Sesame Paste Filling)

With Chinese New Year around the corner, feasting season is creeping in on us once more. Food made with love is most often food made with patience. One such food is Tang Yuan (or Tong Yuan). This carefully-handmade Chinese dessert signifies unity and happiness, and […]

Nasi Oo-Laa-Lam (Malay Herb Rice)

Nasi Oo-Laa-Lam (Malay Herb Rice)

I normally shy away from making Malay food, since it is not my territory. But it would’ve been criminal to at least not give Nasi Ulam a shot! Nasi is ‘rice’ in Bahasa, and Ulam refers to a traditional spread of selected local leaves and herbs, eaten […]

Asian Pear Ginger Cake

Asian Pear Ginger Cake

Given the choice, I’d choose a pear over an apple any day. There’s something about grinding down those little gritty bits into a powdery paste, and gnawing at the core for them long after I’m done with the fleshy part. The grits are called ‘stone […]