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 […]

Moonlight Dragon Jelly Mooncakes

Moonlight Dragon Jelly Mooncakes

It was World Vegetarian Day yesterday, and I’m so glad to be celebrating with this blogpost! It just so happens that this recipe also coincides with the Mid-Autumn Festival. This festival is an ancient Chinese tradition that used to involve the offering of full-moon-shaped foods […]

Kaya (Coconut Jam)

Kaya (Coconut Jam)

Kaya has got to be one of my most favourite jams, EVER.  Super rich and creamy, with a base of eggs and coconut milk, it’s part of a common breakfast here in Malaysia, typically served with Roti Bakar (‘Grilled Bread’ in Bahasa). Enjoying this indulgent […]

Pandan Lemongrass Cooler

Pandan Lemongrass Cooler

It is such a blessing to be in a country where Pandan is so abundant. Its fragrant leaves naturally de-odorise my car and my entire apartment, and equally appealing is boiling it in water for a super-water. It lends a flowery essence without affecting the […]