Chinese Crispy Peanut Puff – CNY Snack 新年食品, 炸油角

Chinese Crispy Peanut Puff – CNY Snack 新年食品, 炸油角

Chinese new year is coming, it is on 8th Feb, next Monday! It will be the year of the monkey!

Bless everyone have a Happy Chinese New Year and good health!

Before the big day, mums will be the busiest people in the kitchen. Not only the spring clean of the whole house for the Chinese new year. They need to prepare all the food, snacks and even planning to buy new clothes, new shoes for their children. Because they believe that everything needs to be new for the Chinese new year. It will bring all the luck to them. And the children will get the red envelope with lucky money from their parents, even from all married couple. That’s why all the children will be crazy about the Chinese new year. Also, the school will have two weeks holiday. Do you like to be a child? I do!  :)

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Steamed Golden Custard Cake (Gluten-Free) ~ CNY, 富貴黃金糕

Steamed Golden Custard Cake ~ CNY, 富貴黃金糕 

Happy Chinese New year to everyone! It is the year of the Monkey on 8th Feb, 2016! Wish everyone full of energy, happiness and good health.

More people celebrate from the 23rd of the twelfth lunar month (January 31, 2016). They start to clean, thorough their houses to welcome a new year from then. And the other thing is people buy New Year food and snacks, New Year decorations, and clothes for the New Year before New Year’s Eve. Chinese New Year, like Christmas for Chinese.

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Slow Cook Kale & Butternut Squash Dal (羽衣甘藍 & 南瓜, 印度豆)

Slow Cook Kale & Butternut Squash Dal (羽衣甘藍 & 南瓜, 印度豆)

Dal or dhal is a dried pulse which has been split. The outer hull is usually stripped off; dal that has not been hulled is described as chilka, e.g. chilka urad dal, mung dal chilka.

Dhal, is the Indian staple made from split pulses. They’re high in fibre, full of good protein, low in calories, fat free, quick and easy to cook, reasonable cheap, substantial, versatile and delicious. It can serve with rice or naan bread. The chana dhal, an Indian chickpea, used most often to make dhal in India. But now, most of the people use the yellow split peas, red or green lentil instead . Split peas will give a slightly creamier dhal. If you can’t find fresh curry leaves, you can use frozen one like me.

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Homemade Sriracha Hot Sauce

Homemade Sriracha Hot Sauce (是拉差辣椒醬~微辣)

It is no doubt that Sriracha hot sauce and the Sriracha sweet chilli sauce are the most popular hot sauce on the market.

Sriracha is frequently used as a dipping sauce, particularly for seafood. In Vietnamese cuisine, it appears as a condiment for noodles,or as a dipping sauce for spring rolls. 

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Vegan Melon Pan メロン パン (Pineapple Bun HK style) ~ 純素港式菠蘿包

Vegan Pineapple bun (HK style)/ Japanese Melon Pan/ メロン パン ~ 純素港式菠蘿包

This is the follow up story from the previous post: Vegan Cocktail Buns. Now is the time to achieve my promise. Actually, I wrote this post few months ago, just forgot to post it. Sorry!
The name of this bread roll call for pineapple or melon, but it will disappoint you all if you like either of them. Because they don’t have any pineapple nor melon inside the buns neither.  :)
 Pineapple bun is the name come from Hong Kong. Melon-pan, the ‘Pans’ mean bread in Japanese. Which is borrowed from the Portuguese and they make quite a variety of “Pan” in Japan. This is another popular traditional Japanese snack bread. A typical melon-pan is made of a bread dough covered with a thin layer of a cookie dough. The name comes from the melon like appearance, such as a cantaloupe.

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Happy New Year 2016 To Everyone :)

Welcome 2016 to Everyone, Happy New Year!

Wish this world will have more happiness and peace in 2016!  No matter how hard, and sadness happened in the past year.

Although it still has a few hours to go from England. I knew the other part of the world is 2016 already!

Such a busy, busy year I have in 2015. The special events happened was our family has a new member to join in. Thanks for all the happy and laugh, that’s you bring to us!

Appreciate for all the wonderful things happened in my life!

Note: This picture adapted from the internet, thanks! :)

 

 

Vegan Cinnamon Roll Wreath

Vegan Cinnamon Roll Wreath

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone! :) :) :)

I think people are too busy around to do their last minute shopping for presents or food.

But I am a bit relaxing this year, all do it online! Done it already! No-more panic attack, thanks!

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Lyonnaise Pink Praline Tart ~ Vegan, No-Bake, Gluten-Free

Lyonnaise Pink Praline Tart ~ Vegan, No-Bake, Gluten-Free

Patisserie cake shops are situated all over the France. No matter where you are. You’ll easily find a cake shop near you.  Their pastry, chocolate, cake, sweets, glistening glacé fruit, and the most delicate macaroons.

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A Memorable Trip to Lyon (France)

A Memorable Trip to Lyon (France)

Had a few days visiting the famous Museums in London. It is a fascinating city and interesting.

The day we set off to catch the earlier Eurostar in the early morning (5:30am), to Lyon in South France. There was crowds of people over there when we arrived the King’s Cross St. Pancras Tub Station. The train took 4+ hours to Lyon. It was nearly 1:00pm when we arrived to Lyon     station.

By the station, part of our family was there already. We’re united together and continued to our journey.

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Vegan Apple Loaf Cake

Vegan Apple Loaf Cake 

Such a hectic time recently, I get a limited time to struggle between my home, work and family. Despite of the crazy busy during these few weeks. I feel guilty to leave my blog in my drawer.

Today I can squeeze a few minutes to write this post because I don’t want to lose this great recipe. Also, love to share with you all.

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