Steamed Malaysian Sponge Cake ~ Mah Lai Goh黑糖馬拉糕

Steamed Malaysian Sponge Cake ~ 黑糖馬拉糕  Mah Lai Goh

What is steamed Malaysian sponge cake? Why is it called Malaysian but not Taiwan or Korea? I really don’t know, dear! It just one of my favourite dim sum in a Chinese restaurant.

One of the more common version is after British rule over the Malay Peninsula, retain the habit of afternoon tea, eat cake, but commonly found in coconut milk than milk on the Malay Peninsula, the oven is not easy to find, so used coconut milk instead of milk and using the steam method instead of using the oven to make a cake.

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Steamed Pumpkin Buns for Baby ~ Vegan, Low-Sugar 南瓜花花饅頭

Steamed Pumpkin Buns for Baby ~ Vegan 南瓜花花饅頭

This is the third time I make steamed buns also the second time for the roses buns. Steamed buns are one of the main breakfast in an Asian family. One hot steamed buns with a cup of hot soy milk are the typical breakfast in Taiwan and Hong Kong. People like to grab this takeaway and eat it on the way to work.

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Vegan Crispy Custard Mooncake ~ 純素脆皮奶黃月餅

Vegan Crispy Custard Mooncake ~ 純素脆皮奶黃月餅

I always dream of transform all the recipes with dairy or egg into vegan versions. Some of them are work, but still, have lots to do more research and experiment.

Annual Chinese Mid-Autumn festival will be tomorrow. And I still haven’t got anything to post. Apart from too busy , I have gone through a few failure. Try to work out a vegan mooncake that can please me.

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White Beans Paste with Vegan Salted Caramel Sauce (海鹽焦糖白豆沙餡料)

White Beans Paste with Vegan Salted Caramel Sauce  (海鹽焦糖白豆沙餡料)

Like most beans, white varieties are typically very high in fiber. The beans are also a protein source, which can make them an attractive meat substitute for vegetarians or vegan. White bean varieties are typically also high in potassium, folate, vitamins C and B6, calcium, and iron.

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Homemade ‘Seitan’ & Vegan Roasted Barbecue ‘Pork’ ~ 麵筋, 素叉燒

Homemade ‘Seitan’ & Vegan Roasted Barbecue ‘Pork’/Char Siu ~ 麵筋, 素叉燒  

  

It is a rare chance that I’ll make this ‘seitan’. Since I saw lots of my Facebook friend’s post ~ Roasted vegan ‘Char Siu’ 素叉燒 . Their mouth-watering photos impulse me to try it again.

Sounds I did have this experiment before. Yes! I have but not really like it at all. Why? Because it’ll wash away a lot of flour to get a small amount of seitan to make bbq ‘pork’. It is not really economical.

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Chinese New Year Crispy Snack ~ 蛋散

Chinese New Year Crunchy Snack ~ 蛋散

Today is Chinese New Year Eve. Wish all the mummy finish their work and enjoy a happy dinner 團年飯 with family.

Happy New Year!

 

Please, can anyone help me to translate the name of this wonderful snack: 蛋散, into Chinese?

It is really interesting that I search from the google translate. They came out the word: Egg Powder. It gave me laugh a while and still can’t get it right!

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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 has a Happy Chinese New Year and good health!

Before the big day, moms 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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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 a 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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Vegan ‘Snow Skin’ Mooncake with Black Sesame Paste 黑芝麻冰皮月饼

Vegan ‘Snow Skin’ Mooncake with Black Sesame Paste 麻茸冰皮月饼

 

I love this mooncake, especially the black sesame paste filling. I did add some extra peanuts to upgrade 提升 the taste. After the first bite, I can feel the aroma of the toasted sesame seeds fill all over my mouth.

Have you noticed that the freckles on the skin, they’re absolutely adorable!

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