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.
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.
Water-Chestnut Pudding with Osmanthus (桂花馬蹄糕) ~ Vegan
This is one of my family’s most favourable Chinese cake. When we have a breakfast in a Chinese restaurant for a special occasion. This is one of the traditional dim sums we must order it 桂花馬蹄糕. It highly demands dim sum for most of the Chinese people.
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! 🙂
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!
The Mid-Autumn Festival is on Sunday, 27th September this year. It still has a few days to go. Usually, my mooncakes won’t be so early to post out. For the snow skin mooncake, I like it as fresh as possible.
But, the traditional mooncake needs to be making it in advance. Because the pastry will get more moisture and softer after a few days it made. The Chinese called it: ‘回油‘!
Before I start to write this post, let me explain why do I need to make salted or preserved ‘egg yolk’. Isn’t it too strange? What’s it for? I don’t think Western people have heard about it, and they won’t put on their dining table also!
Malaysia Street Food ~ Turnover Pancake (Apam Balik) ~ 慢煎餅
‘Apam Balik‘ is the Malay name. Its special character is like a type of griddle cake, deep and thick pancake. The texture of Apam Balik is akin to a crispier form of English crumpets. And topped with butter, ground roasted peanut, sugar and toasted sesame seeds. It is then folded into a half-moon shape and cut into wedges before serving. Translated, ‘Apam Balik’ means ‘Folded Pancake’. Available everywhere in Malaysia, it is a most popular snack among the local. It is sold at their night market and other hawker food outlets. Other than the original peanut flavour, also as fresh berries with chocolate or ice-cream are fast catching on, especially among the young.
Most of the people will deep fry this kind of snack for CNY, but it is not a healthy snack for my kids and me. Because my cholesterol was touching the borderline already. That’s why I’ll be taking more care of it.