Granola Bars

These granola bars are absolutely delicious! They are just right in so many ways – not too sweet, not too chewy, not too crunchy…just perfect! And the best part is they are full of yummy goodness! Did I mention that my 11-year-old kiddo (Alex) made these with hardly any help from me? :) Recipe can […]

Curry Chex Mix

Yikes! I guess it has been almost three weeks since my last post. Easter was lovely but it came and went in a blink – my in-laws were here for a quick visit then. We made broiled salmon (with Tony Chachere’s More Spice Seasoning…yum!) and whole wheat couscous with asparagus and red pepper…double yum!), as well as Malaysian […]

Acar Timun (Spicy Pickled Cucumber)

We’re down to CNY treat #3 and it’s acar (one of Keith’s favorites)! Back home, acar is often served with keropok udang (deep-fried prawn or shrimp crackers). I still remember back in the days when we had to lay out the pieces of keropok outside in the hot sun to dry them before frying, and FYI, I don’t miss that chore. :D […]

Nian Gao (Chinese New Year Sticky Cake)

On the day I was making the peanut cookies, I was making CNY treat #2 at the same time. :D The Nian Gao batter was quick and easy to put together, and all I had to do was keep an eye on the steamer to make sure it did not run out of water. What’s so special about eating Nian Gao at […]

Melogold Grapefruit

I’ve always wanted to like grapefruits but had always found them a little too sour for my taste, until I discovered Melogold. :D Melogold, a cross between a pomelo and a white grapefruit is actually sweet (and a little tart)! Yum! Melogold was so good that I actually went back to the store and bought lots of them […]

Foochow Peanut Cake Candy

Look what I discovered in my local Asian store – peanut cake! However, although it’s called a peanut cake, it’s really not a cake. :D It’s actually a kind of Chinese candy (for the life of me, I can’t remember its Chinese name) that is extremely popular back in Sibu, a Foochow town where I grew up. I haven’t […]

Boiled Peanuts

Boiled peanuts? I have vague memories of eating them when I was a kid (I think the peanuts might have even come right from my grandmother’s own garden), but I have never ever forgotten their taste. Isn’t it funny how our brains work? Now, I’m glad I can find bags of raw peanuts in my local Asian store whenever I feel […]

Pulut Inti

Back when I was growing up, I was never too keen on kuih because I found most of them overly sweet. After living without them for more than a decade, I find myself craving some traditional kuih I grew up with (they are very much part of my childhood after all). As I learn how to make some […]