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coconut panna cotta

How to make coconut panna cotta with amazing pandan flavor

There is a secret ingredient in this coconut panna cotta – coconut milk! The coconut panna cotta I had at a local cafe changed my perception towards this dessert recently. Although I do not fancy about sweet desserts, this panna cotta capture my attention, and I indulged to its unique flavor and delicate texture immediately.…

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Complete guide- How to make the best butter cake (8 simple steps)

(Part two of the best butter cake series) I thought I know everything about baking butter cake a few years ago. During one of the baking session, I fumbled. The cakes were dense, with cracked top and uneven rising. The result was not only disappointing but embarrassed to divulge to my guests with high expectation.…

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best butter cake

How to bake the best butter cake- a practical guide (part one)

I baked the best butter cake today, and this is the 1000th cake I baked. No. I have baked more cakes than that. Throughout the years, I made a variety of cakes and desserts, but butter cake is on top of my list. By now, you should have guessed that I work in a bakery!…

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Asian cookbook

Writing my first Asian cookbook (Progress report- August 2016)

The last day of August happens to be the National Day of Malaysia. It is also time for me to review what I have accomplished, learned and hindrances I encountered in writing my Asian cookbook. I made a short trip early this month to visit my son in Adelaide, Australia.  Because of that, I have left…

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Scotch egg

How to prepare Scotch egg with oriental flavor (3 simple steps)

Believe it or not, I only ate my first Scotch egg after I became an adult. Unlike people who stay in the UK, Scotch eggs are not something for a picnic, party or in the local pubs. Rather it is considered an exotic combination of egg and meat. A Scotch egg is attractive no matter…

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Hamburger steak

How to cook hamburger steak that makes you feel hungry

If you are bored with the conventional hamburger or steak, try Hambagu, the Japanese style Hamburger steak. Why I said both hamburger and steak? Because although Hambagu is the transliteration of the word Hamburger, it resembles Salisbury steak more than a burger. It presumably evolves from Salisbury steak, which originates from the US with western…

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Taiwanese chicken steak

Taiwanese chicken steak- how to get the outstanding crunchy texture

The first time I tried this amazing Taiwanese chicken steak was at a night market called Shilin in Taipei, Taiwan. I was fascinated by the insane size of the steaks, which the local described by comparing to the dimension of the face. It is thin and large, look-alike schnitzel snack with a crumbly, crispy and…

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Malaysian oxtail soup

Oxtail soup that will melt your heart with an adventurous twist

Oxtail soup can elevate to become an exotic wonder dish with an adventurous twist of Asian flavor. Malaysian oxtail soup is earthy, meaty, warm and comforting with the bursting flavor from a myriad of local spices. When the soup is served bubbling hot, one mouthful will melt your heart and change the way you appreciate…

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progress report july 2016

Writing my cookbook- Progress report July 2016

Times fly, and I have started to write my cookbook since April. Now it is approaching the end of July, a period that I am looking forward in the past two months. I am going to visit my son in Adelaide, Australia this week.  There will be a load of Malaysian food in my luggage to…

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chicken rice in clay pot

How to cook the most delectable chicken rice that you dream of

Chicken rice in clay pot is unique, not just because it is cooked in a special crockery, but is the flavor and aroma that make it so enticing and delectable. Clay pot might be considered as an exotic cooking crockery for non-Asian, but it is the traditional kitchenware for people who lives in Southern China,…

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