Tag: Asian bakes

Asian cooking, Baking Recipes, Chocolates & confections

Who needs a reason for homemade Pocky Sticks?

My best friend and I got to talking about our young adult life problems earlier today and we touched on the topic of reasons– of why things happen the way they do, of why people act a certain way and do the things they do. Why. An infinitesimal word made up of three letters, yet …

Asian cooking, Baking Recipes, Bread-making, Filipino Food-love, My favourite things, Yeasted breads

{Filipino Food-Love} Days of pan de sal lovin’

I have very real love for breakfast. But among all the breakfast foods I enjoy, I have to say there is nothing quite like a hot piece of pan de sal in the morning. A perfect pan de sal is super soft, light, and airy, with a slightly crunchy exterior. It has just a hint …

Asian cooking, Baking Recipes, Cupcakes & Muffins

Yes, I’m actually a videogame nerd

Well it’s not a secret, but it’s not something I get to discuss at length. I super love videogames. I love it so much I once made concept art for a game I had an idea for. (Also something you didn’t know about me, I love to draw!) When I was in high school, I …

Asian cooking, Baking Recipes, Bread-making, The Breakfast Bin, Yeasted breads

Hi chocolate, it’s nice to matcha!

Did I really just write that title? I’m sorry. So I finally managed to track down some matcha powder some weeks ago, and unfortunately it’s not the sort I’m looking for. It seems like a really mild type of matcha. From what I’ve been seeing in photos, the concentrated one has a greener hue; and …

Asian cooking, Baking Recipes, Christmas & holidays, Cookies, Living traditions

Chinese New Year cookies and things

Every year in our house, we follow the Hokkien way of celebrating Chinese New Year. My grandmother, or Ah-ma as we call her, was born and raised in Fujian, China so she is incredibly traditional, and even after 50 years of living abroad, all she knows is how to speak Hokkien. My grandmother is 92 …

Asian cooking, Christmas & holidays, Experiments & experiences, Filipino Food-love, Foodie Life, Simple cakes

The Bibingka Chronicles– my first attempt

I remember the times when my Mother would occasionally take me to church after school, back when I was a little girl. Around Christmas season, there would be these stalls on the churchyard selling the lovely yellow bibingka and the purple puto bumbong, these Filipino pastries that were baked using traditional bamboo and ceramic cooking …

Baking Recipes, Bread-making, Filipino Food-love, The Breakfast Bin, Timeless Treats, Yeasted breads

Brightly golden Ensaymada sunshine

If you’re wondering where I’ve been this past week, I’ve been in the hospital. I got sick with the dengue fever and had to be confined for seven unfortunate days in the hospital, four of which were spent fighting off recurring high fevers. It was my first time being hospitalised and I hope I never …

Asian cooking, Baking Recipes, Bread-making, Experiments & experiences, Yeasted breads

Coffee buns, kopi roti, kopi buns

It confuses me sometimes when people call this a Mexican Coffee Buns. I was led to believe that this bread originated mostly from Singapore, because many of my Singaporean acquaintances who know that I bake always ask if I have made these before. My favourite coffee bun bakeshop, Roti Mum, originated from Singapore as well. …