Chinese New Year Peanut Cookies

Chinese New Year is fast approaching, and I’ve just finally started making CNY treats. The first on the list is the super-delicious, melt-in-the-mouth peanut cookies. These tiny morsels of decadent peanuty goodness are so dangerously additive, I hope they last till CNY. 10 more days to go! :D Recipe from Bread et Butter with slight changes 2 cups dry roasted unsalted peanuts 1 cup […]

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 […]

Fried Anchovies with Roasted Peanuts

Here’s CNY treat #3 – Fried Anchovies with Roasted Peanuts. The anchovies (they come already salted) are fried until crispy, seasoned with white pepper to taste and mixed with lightly salted roasted peanuts for a delicious and addictive snack (don’t knock it till you try it). :-D Click here to find out how to “fry” […]

Chicken Satay and Spicy Peanut Sauce

Satay, a dish of grilled slices of meat or chicken on bamboo skewers, is a popular hawker-style snack (or a meal by itself) back home. Satay is traditionally served with a spicy peanut sauce, with accompaniments such as slices of cucumber, shallots, and cubed ketupat. This recipe is adapted from a satay recipe found in […]