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 sugar-free 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 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!