Ah Boling

 The northern Chinese folks call them Yuanxiao (usually eaten during Chap Goh Mei or the The Lantern Festival) and the southerners call them Tangyuan (eaten during the Chinese winter solstice). In Singapore, we call them Ah Boling (Ah Balling) but it is actually Ah Bo Nin. Ah Boling is supposedly a homophone in the Teochew dialect where “Ah … Continue reading

Iron Man Keef

Unhappy with our first lopsided waffle portions the last time, Keef decided to show the iron who the master is. For two days in a row, he made waffles and they were perfect… well, according to him that is. The above was ironed yesterday. I asked him why the waffle looked chao ta (burnt in … Continue reading

Pandan Flavoured Waffles

It was Friday night – license to sleep late. We were watching Breaking Bad and in between the episodes, we felt hungry and needed something a little more than popcorn to munch on. We fingered through the recipe box from A-Z and decided on W for waffles. We haven’t made these for more than a … Continue reading

Japanese Cheesecake Recipe

Osaka Cheesecake Rikuro Inspired Recipe Ingredients: 140g/5 oz. Castor Sugar 6 Egg Whites. 6 Egg Yolks. 50g (2 oz.) Butter. 250g (9 oz.) Cream Cheese. 100ml (3 fluid oz.) Fresh Milk. 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice. 60g (2 oz.) Cake Flour/Superfine Flour. 20g (1 oz.) Cornflour (Cornstarch). ¼ tsp. Salt or Cream of Tartar. Method: Pre-heat … Continue reading

Gaz

Gaz (pronounced as Garz) is like soft nougat with pistachio nuts usually. There are chocolate Gaz and many more variety but this one in the top picture is by far the most popular flavour of the Persians. Gaz is so precious to the Persians – I felt like I was in a bank. Happy traveling … Continue reading