Siew Mai – How do they make the skin moist?

I have a failed siew mai making project recently. The taste of the minced pork with prawns is good. However, the skin remains dry and unimpressive even after I have steamed the siew mai for a long time. This is the siew mai before steaming. I put a tiny piece of salted duck eggs on […]

Home brew coffee

I have plenty of time nowadays to waste. In the mornings, I sometime wander around aimlessly after I dropped my little boy at the kindie. By then, it is too hot for any walk in the park so exercise is out of the question. The only thing left to do is to visit the wet […]

Of pork, soy products and nutrasilver

I have been on vegetarian meals for over two weeks now and experienced some weird body changes. One of them is the longer period. Chinese will say eating vegetables only is ‘cooling’ to the body and hence, bleeding takes longer to heal. That’s why new mothers are not allowed to take vegetables during their post-partum […]

Whoa….I have been too busy

I just notice that I have not log on to this blog for a long time already. In fact, there are so many questions left in the comment box and I don’t have time to go through every single questions. Life has been really hectic just before Chinese New Year and then, it drags on […]

Recipe : Drunken chicken with yellow rice wine

I recently learned the difference between white rice wine and yellow rice wine. The normal Chinese rice wine for cooking is the Shao Hsiang Hwa Tio brand. The yellow rice wine is made of glutinous rice. I bought a bottle of the yellow glutinous rice wine for less than RM10. It is meant for cooking […]

I think I will make a good caterer

I haven’t post much these few weeks because I was so busy with Chinese Lunar New Year preparations. I have just finished cooking a dinner for about 20 people. I love cooking for big groups and wish I have a bigger kitchen and professional cookware to get the meals done faster. My siblings and I […]