Fried Bee Hoon (Maifun or Thin Rice Noodles)

Happy New Year! Here’s a quick and easy dish that I crave often. It’s absolutely AMAZING how such a small amount of dried shrimps pack so much umami flavor in the entire dish! 1 large shallot or 1 small onion 5 cloves garlic 3 Thai (bird’s eye) chilies (or more if you want it spicier) […]

Passion Fruit Whipped Cream

What is this sorcery?!! This dessert combo – matcha chiffon cake, passion fruit whipped cream and fresh strawberries (I added more after taking the photo) is out of this world! 2 cups heavy whipping cream 2 tablespoons powdered sugar 2 tablespoons Vonbee Passion Fruit Honey Puree (bought ours from Costco) Place all ingredients in the […]

Matcha Chiffon Cake

Made Matcha Chiffon Cake on St. Patrick’s Day. I love anything matcha and I absolutely love chiffon cakes for their soft and light as air texture. 😋 1-1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1-1/4 cups sugar, divided 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons matcha 7 large eggs, separated 1/2 cup vegetable […]

Bak Kwa (Chinese Pork Jerky)

Here’s another popular Chinese New Year snack in Malaysia/Singapore. Bak kwa is a savory-sweet dried meat that is similar to an American jerky. It has a tender, slightly chewy texture and is addictively delicious! Enjoy! 2 pounds ground pork 3/4 cup sugar 2 tablespoons light soy sauce 1-1/2 tablespoons fish sauce 1 tablespoon oyster sauce […]

Sambal Ikan Bilis for Nasi Lemak

I have been on a hunt for the perfect nasi lemak sambal for a while now…..perfect for my taste anyway and I think I can finally stop looking. Yay! This recipe is originally in Malay and was posted by Dayana Suri on YouTube. You can watch her video here. For those of you who don’t […]

Pineapple Tarts

About a couple of weeks ago, I had lost my mind when I decided to make pineapple tarts when it’s not even Chinese New Year. It’s not that they are only eaten during Chinese New Year but I typically reserved making them for special occasions because holy moly, they are so tedious and time-consuming to […]

Kaya (Coconut Jam)

With my Southeast Asian roots, I knew immediately what I wanted to make with my leftover egg yolks from making financiers both times – kaya (aka coconut jam)! The first time, I made pandan kaya using my homegrown pandan leaves. The second round, I made regular kaya where part of the sugar is caramelized first […]

Lemon Thyme Financiers

Made financiers for the first time early October – I was aiming for a lemon thyme flavor but of course, I had no fresh lemon or lemon extract at home, lol. I ended up using Fiori di Sicilia extract and topped the financiers with a blueberry or two and tiny sprigs of lemon thyme from […]