Category Archives: Peranakan (Nyonya)

Pandan Ku Kueh

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This is one of my favorite Southeast Asian kuih that I love the most. I always fond of sweet or savory dishes/kuih-Kuih (cakes) made of glutinous rice or glutinous flour. Ang Ku Kueh literally translates to “Red Tortoise Cake”; View more

Pork and Japanese/Chinese Eggplant Red Chili Curry

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A few weeks ago, my Cambodian girlfriend, Vanthana came over for a visit and brought along with her, View more

Sweet Potato with Sago Beads in Pandan Coconut Soup

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Yesterday afternoon, I went to visit my friends in Monroe, Connecticut and I had a wonderful time with them. My girlfriend cooked Pad See Ew in Cambodian style and I really enjoyed them. View more

Grilled Bamboo Skewer Chicken

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I made this dish when my refrigerator broke down as I mentioned in one of post earlier that I needed to use up all my frozen meats. So, I decided this dish. It is also one of my son’s favorite. So easy to do but you need to have spare time and patience. The end result is that this dish is unique and satisfying. Your family will enjoy it. View more

Baked Tapioca Loaf (Bengka Ubi Kayu)

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I did this kuih (cake) before but this time I baked it into a loaf. It is very simple and the shape looks like pound cake. It take almost the amount of time to bake and prep. View more

Coconut Sweet Potato Pudding (Asian Style)

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The Coconut Corn Pudding that I make earlier turned out to be very tasty and I decided to make this recipe with sweet potatoes. The ingredients are the same except replaces corns to sweet potatoes. I hope you all should try this dessert too. View more

Creamy Coconut Corn Pudding (Asian Style)

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A couple of days ago my friend gave me some corns (end of summer season) from his garden. I am not a corn lover as the kernels will stick onto your teeth. View more

Squids (Calamari) in White Pepper Soy Sauce

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This dish is alos part of the menus I served to my Danish friends. I have not cooked this dish for almost ten years. It was nice that I picked this dish to serve them because they love seafood. It is a very simple and elegant dish to serve any of your friends if they enjoy seafood. It is also a very peppery dish but it is spicy but not hot, hot, hot. View more

Kari (Curry) Laksa

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Ever since I left Singapore to the United States 36 years ago, I have not missed Curry Laksa. I have cooked this dish many, many times but did not have a chance to share this recipe with all my friends. I did taste this dish at various View more

Kanom Ba Bin (Coconut Pudding Cake)

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Last week, after dropping my husband at the JFK Airport, NY and I went to Flushing Chinatown. I stopped by at the bakery; and bought a jelly like cake to taste. View more