This super moist, super soft, old fashioned butter cake may look humbly plain but it is my family’s favourite pastry dessert for tea and coffee break.
The easiest and quickest ever comforting Abalone Congee, make it in 15 minutes with leftover rice, chicken stock, canned abalone and all the aromatic seasonings.
Here’s a fail-proof recipe of You Tiao 油条 or Fried Chinese Doughnuts. YouTiao is a delicious savoury fried fritter that’s crispy, light and fluffy, mildly salted, typically eaten for breakfast with congee, soy milk or mung bean soup.
My mummy’s Chinese Braised Pork Ribs with Bitter Gourd is a comforting dish that’s not only easy to cook but full of nutrition. We marinate the meat in the same pot we cook it in, boil and then simmer until tender, and add bitter gourd to soak up the savoury sauce. Serves best with warm white rice!
Pandan Coconut Ang Ku Kueh, a delicious traditional popular Chinese snack is made with pandan flavoured skin and pandan coconut filling. The fillings of ang ku kueh can range from the traditional sweet or savoury mung bean paste, peanut paste, yam paste, or pandan coconut paste.
Using an air fryer to make these sesame balls means it’s not soaked dipped in oil during cooking, making it a healthier snack. I have also used monk fruit sweetener in making the dough and the peanut paste and mung bean paste fillings so it’s diabetic-friendly, keto-friendly and vegan-friendly.
Kaya puff (Kaya Kok 咖椰角) is a sweet flaky local pastry filled with creamy rich kaya coconut jam baked to perfection, that reminds me of my father’s hometown in Malaysia, Ipoh. I first had it there and would always request to eat it whenever our family is back there.
Chia Cranberry Jam is really easy and quick to make. It not only looks pretty with its deep red hues but full of nutritional goodness and flavour as well as natural fibre. Love it on toast and cookies!
Vegetarian fried bee hoon, also called 炒米粉, char bee hoon, rice noodles or rice vermicelli is a typical popular staple in Singapore and Southeast Asia. I love cooking it with lots of crunchy type of vegetables and mushrooms. It’s simple and very easy to cook.
This Pandan Kaya can be made as quick as 10 minutes (if using all coconut cream) or 25 minutes (using half coconut cream and half coconut milk which is less fattening). It has a beautiful green hue and flavourful aroma thanks to the pandan juice and coconut cream. Perfect on toast, cookies and cakes.
This Dark Chocolate 2-Layer Basque Burnt Cheesecake is a rendition of the humble world-famous cheesecake. Beautifully caramelized on the top, soft creamy and chocolatey in the center, this is easily the yummiest AND easiest baked cheesecake to make ever!
This is my take on the easy to make Shepherd’s Pie Recipe uses leftover turkey and turkey broth from our Christmas festives. Topped with cheesy creamy mashed potato and baked to perfection. It was a hit at the dining table!