Salted Egg Yolk Cookies (CNY)

It's exactly one week to go until Chinese New Year! Have you bought all the necessary things (by necessary I mean mostly food) yet? Some of you have been baking up a frenzy, no doubt. Since we finally got a decent oven for this household, I've been hardworking enough to churn out some Chinese New... Continue Reading →


Chinese New Year menu at China Treasures, KLGCC

I go to Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club on a weekly basis because I perform every Thursday (and sometimes other nights too) at one of their dining outlets, Connoisseurs Lounge & Restaurant. From time to time my band also gets invited to perform at special occasions such at CIMB Classics several moons ago. Needless... Continue Reading →

Bintulu/Sibu Trip and Giveaway!

Last week we did a whirlwind trip to Bintulu and Sibu, because we were to celebrate my paternal grandma's 80th birthday in Sibu. For clarification purposes, I come from a mixed Foochow (paternal) and Teochew (Maternal) heritage. Most of my Foochow relatives reside in Sibu, and Teochew relatives pretty much everywhere (Bintulu, Miri, Kuala Lumpur,... Continue Reading →

Pineapple Tarts

Of all the Chinese New Year cookies, Pineapple tarts would probably be the most popular. Who can resist these delicious morsels, with the flaky and buttery pastry and the sweet but tangy pineapple jam? Besides, the pronunciation of pineapple in Hokkien, "Ong Lai",  means "Prosperity Comes", and the golden hue represents, well, gold or money. All very... Continue Reading →

Chinese New Year Yee Sang

Since Chinese New Year is just one week away, I'll take the opportunity to feature some festive recipes. I don't follow most of the traditions of Chinese New Year as for the past few years I've been living in a country that does not list Chinese New Year as public holiday. Go Figure. In fact... Continue Reading →

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