Embracing the plant-based lifestyle in Malaysia

Desserts

Durian Panna Cotta

Durian Panna Cotta

My vegan friend Shahab came up with the word ‘Durgasm’, defining the orgasmic experience of sinking your teeth into the flesh of the perfect durian. I would have not been able to come up with a better word in my lifetime. Indeed, Durian is a […]

Black Sticky Rice Pudding (Pulut Hitam)

Black Sticky Rice Pudding (Pulut Hitam)

Black sticky rice pudding, or Pulut Hitam in Bahasa, is a classic Southeast Asian comfort food and one of those things you eat as a kid without really knowing what it is. You hear the word, ‘pulut’, you think about it being something called ‘pulut’ […]

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 […]

Go Go Guava Crumble

Go Go Guava Crumble

With Christmas around the corner, I figured that I present a recipe that would not only be delightful to share with loved ones after a comforting meal, but will make your kitchen smell gorgeous too! Crumble is one of the first desserts I ever learned […]

Coconut Vanilla Ice Cream (Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free)

Coconut Vanilla Ice Cream (Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free)

“You’re vegan? Don’t you miss ice cream?” A common question every vegan faces. My brain does, but my body doesn’t! I must admit, I have crumbled about two or three times in the past two years of being a vegan. I gave in to my […]

3-Ingredient Tofu Yoghurt

3-Ingredient Tofu Yoghurt

One thing I used to consume regularly before going vegan was yoghurt. It was something I believed was one of the healthiest things I was putting into my body. But through my research into living out a plant-based diet, I have discovered this was far […]

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 […]

Peanut Choc Protein Bites

Peanut Choc Protein Bites

On some days, I find myself needing to snack more often than usual. It depends on the sizes of the meals I have in the day. Sometimes, a meal which I think was going to last me a few hours surprises me with the opposite! […]

White Chocolate Passionfruit Cheesecake

White Chocolate Passionfruit Cheesecake

If there was anything that I’ve dreamed of making, it’s the perfect cake. I’ve always been fascinated by the art concealed within the glass display walls of bakeries and upscale cafes. It was an unattainable dream for a humble self-taught food maker. There have been […]