Embracing the plant-based lifestyle in Malaysia

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Pumpkin Tofu Quiche

Pumpkin Tofu Quiche

In my first year of being vegetarian back in 2012, I was already doing whatever I could to reduce my egg consumption. Not an easy feat for anyone… as we all know, egg is in almost everything. But if there was a will, there was […]

2-Ingredient Peanut Butter

2-Ingredient Peanut Butter

I wasn’t sure if creating a blogpost for this recipe would be an insult to my website and to my audience. To me, something that has at least three ingredients can then and only then be justified to be called a recipe. But stepping out […]

No-tella Energy Balls

No-tella Energy Balls

I’ve never met someone who didn’t love Nutella. There’s also noone I’ve met who doesn’t acknowledge that it’s not the healthiest thing in the world. For those who crave the creamy hazelnut-tinged divinity on their tongue but don’t want to trouble themselves with the ‘diet […]

Nyonya Acar (Malaysian Pickled Vegetables)

Nyonya Acar (Malaysian Pickled Vegetables)

I’ve realized that I mention my mum a lot in this blog. And why wouldn’t I? It is her food that I grew up on… the packed lunches, the wholesome dinners, the cheeky home-fried snacks for TV time. The value of home-cooked food was a […]

Pinedragon Smoothie

Pinedragon Smoothie

I remember when Dragonfruit, or Pitaya, first started appearing in the local market several years ago. The family would buy it together with a whole bunch of other fruits which we would have for dessert after every dinner. But we only got the white variety […]

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 […]

Tofu Scramble

Tofu Scramble

Whenever I used to eat at continental breakfasts buffets, I would ask to have my eggs scrambled at the egg counter. I’ve always been partial to its fluffiness, and I found it slightly more palatable than an egg that showcases a yolk and white as […]

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 […]

Minty Longan Green Tea Slushie

Minty Longan Green Tea Slushie

One of my most favourite fruits in the world is Longan. It’s part of the soapberry family, along with the Lychee and Rambutan. Soapberries get their name from many varieties of such fruits having soap-like qualities and have been traditionally used for cleaning, washing and […]

Potato Salad with Water Apple (Jambu Air)

Potato Salad with Water Apple (Jambu Air)

If you go to a local market in Malaysia, the tropical fruits are there as much as the omnipresent apples and oranges. No offense to apples and oranges, they’re fantastic and we grow up on them. But we grow up singing ‘A is for Apple’ […]