Festive

Festival dishes and snacks during Chinese New Year, Christmas, Dumpling Festival and more.

Festive, Pastries

Kueh Bangkit

Ingredients500g Tapioca starch500g Grated fresh coconut150g Caster sugar2 Egg yolks, medium2-3 Pandan leaves, for extracting the juiceButter, for buttering tray to prevent stickiness MethodThe technique in this recipe is actually frying the tapioca starch. So when you opened the packet of starch, feel it and it should feel heavy and dense with moisture. Heat up […]

Festive, Pastries

Pineapple Tarts 黄梨塔

Ingredients400g Plain flour50g Corn flour (not corn starch)1/4 tsp Salt280g Unsalted butter, hard3 Egg yolks, beaten3 tbsp Cold water (or iced water)6 tbsp Icing sugar1/2 tsp Vanilla extract1 egg yolk + 1 tbsp water (for glazing on the tart) MethodIn 2014, I made pineapple paste from about 10-15 pineapples and the work was just tedious. […]

Festive, Sauces & Dips

Pineapple Paste 黄梨果酱

Ingredients2-3 large Pineapples, grated and sieved from juice1/2 Lemon, juice extracted1 Cinnamon stick2 Star anise3 Cloves200-250g Sugar, brown or caster MethodEvery year nearing Chinese New Year, I will want to make this tart and eat during the festive season. And ever since I have learnt this recipe, I have refrained from buying from the commercial […]

Festive, One Dish Meals

Nyonya Glutinous Rice Dumpling

Ingredients 2 kg glutinous rice, soaked for 2 hours and drained. 24 Chinese mushrooms, soaked80 bamboo leaves, washed and wiped dry240g winter melon, cut into small cubes.2 kg minced meat or belly pork (I prefer belly pork as the texture is better.)16 cloves garlic, minced8 big onions, minced4 tbsp dark soya sauce4-8 tsp coriander powder MethodPreparing the […]