NON-BAKE DESSERT


EASY BANANA FRITTERS 2
Banana fritters or what we call Pisang Goreng in Indonesian language is one of my favorite street foods. You can see this being sold almost anywhere on the street. This, though is not the traditional Pisang Goreng you’ll find in Indonesia however. Preparation wise is slightly different. The Banana fritters […]

EASY BANANA FRITTERS


SWEET STICKY RICE DUMPLINGS / LUPIS
Lupis or sweet sticky rice dumplings is one of my very favorite childhood snacks/dessert. This popular triangle-shape sweet dumplings in Indonesia is usually coated with grated coconut and smothered in the delicious dark palm sugar or known as gula Jawa/gula aren. There aren’t much ingredients involved in the making, but […]

SWEET STICKY RICE DUMPLINGS / LUPIS


GREEN TORTOISE CAKE WITH PEANUT FILLINGS / ANG KU KUEH
Last month my mom made the red tortoise cake with mung bean fillings again for Iven’s one month celebration and they were really good. This time around she made the green tortoise cake with peanut fillings. Let me tell you, the peanut fillings is my favorite one compare to the […]

GREEN TORTOISE CAKE WITH PEANUT FILLINGS / ANG KU KUEH



GLUTINOUS RICE BALLS WITH PEANUT FILLING / TANG YUAN
Glutinous rice balls or known as tang yuan in Chinese is a traditional food that is eaten in special occasion. December 22 (or sometimes December 21) is one of the days that people eat tang yuan. It is a Dong Zhi Festival or known as Winter Solstice. It is one […]

GLUTINOUS RICE BALLS WITH PEANUT FILLING / TANG YUAN


DECADENT VANILLA BEANS ICE CREAM
When you bring the topic of ice cream up, you can see smile on most people’s faces. Even my daughter lights up the second she hears the word ice cream. Can’t I blame her though ? No, I’m a big fan of ice cream myself. Really.. who doesn’t ? (besides […]

DECADENT VANILLA BEANS ICE CREAM


GREEN WORM JELLY WITH COCONUT MILK AND PALM SUGAR / ES CENDOL 2
Cendol is a very popular drink/dessert in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand,Vietnam and If I’m not mistaken, Philippines too. The worm jelly do not have any taste at all. They are not to be eaten on their own. The Indonesian version of this dessert consists of coconut milk, worm-like jelly made […]

GREEN WORM JELLY WITH COCONUT MILK AND PALM SUGAR / ...



ONGOL ONGOL / INDONESIAN MUNG BEAN FLOUR CAKE WITH COCONUT 2
If you are familiar with Indonesian cuisine, you definitely heard of ongol ongol before. This street food/sweet treat is highly popular in Indonesia. I loosely translated it into Indonesian mung bean flour cake with coconut simply because I made it with mung bean flour or what we like to call […]

ONGOL ONGOL / INDONESIAN MUNG BEAN FLOUR CAKE WITH COCONUT


KOLAK / PLANTAIN, TAPIOCA, AND SWEET POTATO IN COCONUT MILK
Kolak is an Indonesian-style dessert made with gula jawa / dark palm sugar, coconut milk, and pandanus leaf for flavour. This sweet dessert is usually prepared using plantains, sweet potato, tapioca root, and jackfruit. Some people may add beans or even pearl tapioca. It is one of my favorite Indonesian […]

KOLAK / PLANTAIN, TAPIOCA, AND SWEET POTATO IN COCONUT MILK


CLEMENTINE CHIA PUDDING
I’ve been adding Chia seeds to my cereal, yogurt, or pretty much anything I can think of off late. Like I mentioned before in my rice flour muffin-cake with chia seeds, the chia seeds are almost like poppy seeds, but of course surpass poppy seeds in nutritional value. Looking at […]

CLEMENTINE CHIA PUDDING



DOUBLE-FROSTED CHOCOLATE SANDWICH COOKIES
The holiday spirit always gets me into making something sweet. This double-frosted chocolate sandwich cookies are perfect for holiday season. They are perfect as gifts for your family, friends, neighbors, etc. I mean.. who doesn’t love chocolate (my mom doesn’t, but the rest of us do, don’t we?). It looks […]

DOUBLE-FROSTED CHOCOLATE SANDWICH COOKIES


STRAWBERRY ICE CREAM
I’ve warned you that there would be more ice cream recipe coming up Because……….. we finally have an ice cream machine. Yay!! Hooray! Which means I need to exercise smarter too to keep up with the ice cream consumption lol! Nothing beats the feeling of having a home-made ice cream. […]

STRAWBERRY ICE CREAM


COCONUT-COATED BANANA ICE CREAM
If there is one dessert that I can say almost everyone has in common, it will be an ice cream. Maybe not everyone liking the same flavor, however it’s hard for me to imagine my life without an ice cream. Making an ice cream has become one of my to-do-thing […]

COCONUT-COATED BANANA ICE CREAM (NO ICE CREAM MAKER REQUIRED)



SWEET STICKY RICE WITH COCONUT AND MANGO/ KHAO NIAW MAMUANG
I have linked sweet sticky rice with coconut and mango to Thailand almost immediately. It’s like one of the things you must try if you have not when you are in Thailand. This very simple dessert which also known as kaho niaw mamuang in Thai, is simply awesome. Sticky rice […]

SWEET STICKY RICE WITH COCONUT AND MANGO/ KHAO NIAW MAMUANG


CINNAMON ORCHATA / CINNAMON RICE MILK 2
Horchata or some people call it orchata is a milk beverage usually made with rice, barley, sesame seeds and nuts like almond. Although they may share the same name, but they may vary in taste depending on what are used to prepare the beverage. Throughout Latin America and Europe, lots […]

CINNAMON HORCHATA / CINNAMON RICE MILK


CHOCOLATE ROCKY ROAD
It’s always exciting to find easy-to-make and satisfying dessert. I’m not really one of those who like to spend too much time fixing dessert. I don’t mind so much for cooking, but not sure why I don’t have the same patience when it comes to dessert. I love to eat […]

CHOCOLATE ROCKY ROAD



FOOLPROOF HOLIDAY FUDGE
Christmas is coming and I’m in a holiday spirit and wanted to experiment when I saw this Martha Stewart’s Foolproof holiday fudge. They actually turned out pretty good. Martha shared that the traditional fudge recipes require candy thermometer and precision to get the right texture. This recipe doesn’t need any […]

FOOLPROOF HOLIDAY FUDGE


TAPIOCA ICED TEA/BUBBLE TEA
Mention tapioca iced tea or famously known as bubble tea to almost any Asian and I can guarantee you that they will know about this tea. This very popular bubble tea is originally from Taiwan. You can find this bubble tea almost anywhere around the world now. Seriously, it is […]

TAPIOCA ICED TEA/BUBBLE TEA


SWEET MANGO LASSI
Lassi is a popular and traditional Punjabi yogurt-based drink of the Indian Subcontinent. It is made by blending yogurt with water and Indian spices, in this case, Cardamons. Traditional Lassi is known to be a savory drink. This recipe is a sweet Mango Lassi blend with some sugar for the […]

SWEET MANGO LASSI



CAKE DOUGHNUTS
When I see the word doughnuts, Krispy Kreme always comes to my mind. I remember when the first Krispy Kreme store opened in Oklahoma City, the queue was ridiculously long. But, I have to admit that the doughnuts are so light and so good that it makes you feel like […]

CAKE DOUGHNUTS


SWEET BASIL SMOOTHIE
Yes, you read it right. It is a sweet basil smoothie I made for breakfast this morning. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!! Of course I can’t take all the credit for this creative and amazing smoothie. It is from Giada at Home cookbook by Giada De Laurentiis. Love her show, love her cooking and […]

SWEET BASIL SMOOTHIE


DEEP-FRIED GLUTINOUS RICE CAKES/ ZONG BAO 5
When I see deep-fried glutinous rice cakes in the Taste of China cookbook, that immediately translated into “MUST MAKE” and “MUST EAT” by my processor sitting above my shoulder I mean, glutinous rice, sugar, deep-fried…hello? what can possibly be any better than this at the moment ? The best part, […]

DEEP-FRIED GLUTINOUS RICE CAKES/ ZONG BAO



BIBINGKA / FILIPINO SWEET AND SAVORY FLAT CAKE
When my husband and I were in Hawaii 2 years ago, we went to this Filipino restaurant that serve buffet for lunch. That was my first time eating Filipino food to be honest. The buffet selection was not a whole lot, however, it’s enough to impress my palate. Everything tasted […]

BIBINGKA / FILIPINO SWEET AND SAVORY FLAT CAKE


SWEET MUNG BEAN/ GREEN BEAN SOUP WITH BLACK GLUTINOUS RICE
Mung beans are commonly used in Chinese cuisine as a sweet treat, where they are called 绿豆, literally means green bean. A little twist to this recipe is by adding black glutinous rice/sticky rice/ sweet rice (all the terms are used interchangeably). I personally think it is so much better […]

SWEET MUNG BEAN/ GREEN BEAN SOUP WITH BLACK GLUTINOUS RICE


BARLEY WITH QIAN SHI AND LONGAN SOUP
I’ve always liked Barley and Longan. My mom introduced me to Qian Shi ( 芡实) or what they called Euryale Seed or often called the Fox Nut. So I thought I used Qian Shi and Longan soup with the Barley soup. Euryale seeds are used in traditional Chinese medicine, where […]

BARLEY WITH QIAN SHI AND LONGAN SOUP



SERI MUKA/ GREEN AND WHITE RICE CUSTARD
First the Onde Onde then the Kue Dadar. Now the Seri Muka. I guess I must be craving for sweet stuff. This two-tone rice and custard is absolutely my all-time favorite. Seri Muka is what it is called. It is made of Glutinous Rice on the first layer and a […]

SERI MUKA/ GREEN AND WHITE RICE CUSTARD


KUE DADAR/ STUFFED COCONUT PANCAKES 3
After making the Onde Onde, I still had quite a bit of grated coconut left and so I went ahead and made this Kue dadar. Kue dadar or Stuffed coconut pancake is one of the Indonesian popular snacks. You will see this being sold at push carts all over the […]

KUE DADAR/ STUFFED COCONUT PANCAKES


ONDE ONDE/ SWEET GLUTINOUS RICE BALLS
Onde Onde or Sweet Glutinous Rice Ball is one of the popular snack/dessert in Southeast Asia. It was also one of my Dad’s favorite sweets. Making this Onde Onde was rather a bittersweet feeling. Sweet because it was so easy to make and such a tasty snack. Bitter because I’m […]

ONDE ONDE/ SWEET GLUTINOUS RICE BALLS



KUE LAPIS/ STEAMED LAYERED CAKE 4
Kue or Kuih is a fairly broad term which may include items that would be called cakes, cookies, dumplings, pudding, biscuit, or pastries in English and are usually made from rice or glutinous rice flour. Lapis means layers in Bahasa Indonesian/ Malay. My sister is a big fan of this […]

KUE LAPIS/ STEAMED LAYERED CAKE


BUBUR SUMSUM / INDONESIAN COCONUT MILK AND RICE PUDDING 3
Bubur sumsum or some called it bubur som som, is Indonesian traditional sweet dessert. The dessert is mainly made of coconut milk and rice flour that are being cooked until thickened and then chilled. The bubur itself is a little bit salty, complement by the sweetness from Gula Jawa/ Gula […]

BUBUR SUMSUM / INDONESIAN COCONUT MILK AND RICE CUSTARD


condiments 1
Coconut and eggs jam/srikaya jam is my favorite spread ever. Maybe because I grew up eating this. My mom and aunts made it so often. I never really appreciated it until after I’m far away from home and the only way to get a hold of srikaya jam was to […]

COCONUT AND EGGS JAM/ SRIKAYA JAM



RED TORTOISE CAKE WITH MUNG BEANS FILLINGS/ ANG KU KUEH 4
Ang Ku Kueh is one of my favorite Chinese pastries. Ang means Red in Hokkian dialect and Ku means Tortoise and hence the translation of tortoise cake. Tortoise is a sacred creature to the Chinese as it is a long-living creature. Most Chinese do not eat Tortoise because of this […]

RED TORTOISE CAKE WITH MUNG BEANS FILLINGS/ ANG KU KUEH


CHINESE STEAMED CAKE / HUAT KUEH / MO HO KUEH/BOLU KUKUS 1
The part that I enjoy the most about eating muffin is the top of the muffin. I think most of you can relate to this This is exactly the case for Chinese Steamed Cake or in Hokkian Dialect we called it Huat Kueh. Direct translation of Huat means expand/increase in […]

CHINESE STEAMED CAKE / HUAT KUEH / MO HO KUEH/BOLU ...