Coconut Pandan Bread (Tangzhong Method)

Love this light and fluffy, coconut, pandan-flavored bread! It is so easy to make with a bread machine and the bread is delicious as is or slathered with kaya, a coconut jam that is a staple in most Malaysian households. Enjoy! Adapted from the Classic Sandwich Bread recipe by King Arthur Flour 3 cups unbleached […]

Coconut Agar-Agar

Happy Fourth of July! No huge cookout for us (especially since Cyber decided to keep us up all night last night…thank goodness it’s a holiday today!) but I’ve managed to muster up some energy :D to make one of my favorite summer desserts – coconut agar-agar. Agar-agar is a vegetarian substitute for gelatin, and was more […]

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 […]

Kuih Bangkit II

Last but certainly not least, my CNY treat #6 is Kuih Bangkit. Kuih Bangkit is a delicious, melt-in-the-mouth coconut-flavored cookie. It is in fact my all-time favorite CNY cookie! Here’s the problem – it is probably (for me) the most challenging cookie to make. Most Kuih Bangkit recipes use tapioca flour (aka tapioca starch), which […]

Kuih Bangkit

The fourth item on my list to make for Chinese New Year (CNY) was Kuih Bangkit. I decided to try Little Corner of Mine Kuih Bangkit recipe. As it was my first time making Kuih Bangkit, I had no idea (and I still don’t know) what the dough is supposed to feel like. The cookie […]

“Frying” Ikan Bilis (Anchovies) in the Microwave!

Recently, I came across a really ingenious tip – frying anchovies in the microwave. I admit I was a little skeptical of this cooking method at first. I mean I like my anchovies really crispy and I was doubtful that the microwave could turn out really crispy anchovies, ones that are comparable to the traditional […]