Wednesday 15 February 2006
Sunday 12 February 2006
The 15th days of the Chinese Lunar New Year is also known as Yuan Xiao Jie ( 元宵节). On this day, every household gets together to enjoy reunion dinner, new year goodies as well as the most important item Tang Yuan (汤圆). But instead of making the traditional Tang Yuan (汤圆), Rey and I actually re-create it into Ondeh Ondeh which also make use of glutinous rice flour, Gulua Malaka (椰糖) filling but these are eaten "dry" so we coat them with fresh desiccated coconut.
Tuesday 7 February 2006
My mother-in-law loves to make this red bean "红豆沙" dessert during Chinese New Year and we always ask for second helping because of its smooth texture when compared to those serve in some of the Chinese restaurants. So when I saw a related recipe in one of the forum, I decided to give it a try since the steps are pretty easy to follow.
During Chinese New Year, almost every household will stock up "Baby Leek - "蒜" at home. Most people often used it cooking or hang it at some corner of the house to symbolized "年年有钱算". This is because "蒜" and "算" sounds similar in Mandarin so the more you eat, the more money you will able to count in the year. Here instead of using it to steamed fish, I recreate the recipe by stir-frying some fish fillet with leek which in a way easier for kid to consume.