We offered ti kuih (nian gao) to the Gods during Chinese New Year. And it’s a normal custom for Chinese to make fried ti kuih after Chinese New Year. You can click on the ti kuih link above for recipe to make your very own ti kuih. Fried ti kuih are sliced ti kuih sandwiched between yam and sweet potato and fry coated in batter.
Kinako きな粉 or 黄粉 is roasted soybean powder/flour. It is known as yellow flour in Japan. This flour is usually used for coating mochi (a type of wagashi), topping for ice-cream and shaved ice and also made into drinks. I found kinako by chance at Daiso yesterday, so I bought a packet (RM5.30) to try. Here’s I’m sharing kinako latte (roasted soybean flour milk drink) recipe which is much loved by the Japanese.
Can’t believe I rarely make dog treats for my dog. I guess the word lazy is the main culprit. Anyway, I chanced upon this good-looking recipe from Damn Delicious one fine day and so far I’ve baked it twice already using my own adaptation. Chester loves it of course. I even gave some to my neighbor’s dog that is really fierce but mellow down once I handed the homemade dog treats to him. Weeee!
This biscuit is called cat’s tongue because its shape resemble a cat’s tongue, long and thin. In French, it’s called langues-de-chat and this biscuit actually come from the Netherlands. You can pair this biscuit with ice-cream or sorbet, creme brulee or with cream/jam sandwiched together. It uses the typical butter, sugar, flour and egg ingredients… so I bet you know how it’s taste like… like a butter biscuit.
I didn’t cook or bake during the Chinese New Year holiday. All I did was eat, drink and sleep. I even skipped my weekly yoga. That’s how lazy I was. Now that CNY is over, I can go back to my routine. That’s where cincalok omelette come in – a super lazy, super easy dish. Hehe I still have about half bottle of cincalok left from my Melaka trip last year so it’s better I make use of it before it expire.
My dad treated us to dim sum at the The Han Room over the weekend during Chinese New Year. According to him the dim sum here is so much better than Tim Ho Wan, Malaysia. Having shopped at The Gardens Mall many times, this was my first encounter with The Han Room. We ordered a total of 12 varieties of dim sum with 16 plates in total because for some dim sum, we order 2 plates since there are five of us (not including are 3 bowls of dessert).
Two titbits for us to enjoy while waiting for the dim sum. They were long gone before our dim sum arrive. Waited nearly 40mins!!! Hahaha But it was okay. More time for the family to chit chat. Titbit @ RM3.00 each.