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 […]

Nasi Lemak (Coconut Rice)

Nasi Lemak is a popular meal in Malaysia and Singapore, and is eaten at all times of the day. There are many different variations of the dish, with accompaniments that extend from simple traditional ingredients such as sambal ikan bilis (dried anchovies sambal), a few slices of cucumber, fried ikan bilis (anchovies), roasted peanuts, and […]