Green green green with udon noodles

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Many have been asking if these simple recipes are available on my blog. Though I don’t feel they require recipes, I decided to start a series for Simple Meals showing which flavours work with each other. This one is a … Read More

Frozen Matcha, Coconut and Sago pudding

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Matcha in Chinese-Mandarin is ‘抹茶’ which is pronounced ‘moah-tsa’ (this is how I would spell the pronunciation) – the first part of the word meaning ‘ground’ and second ‘tea’. This special ingredient is uniquely Japanese and used all over Asia … Read More

Coconut milk sago pudding with summer fruit

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Sago is one of my favourite starches. Much like the tapioca pearls in a Taiwanese Bubble Tea, sago pearls/balls is smaller, gluten-free and with a chewy texture. Tapioca and sago starches are made from the same cassava tree – a type of … Read More

Gluten-free Chinese Turnip Cake (蘿蔔糕)

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Asian turnip, daikon or in Chinese-Mandarin we simply say white carrot, is the main ingredient used in this dish, along with rice flour (and I used the one leftover from my Faithful to Nature challenge). This lovely vegetable has a mild … Read More

Steamed rice cake and veg bowls – Taiwanese-style

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Imagine a pudding … a savoury pudding but without butter, milk or eggs in the mixture. What? No dairy? Yes, most dishes I grew up with don’t include dairy as the ingredient doesn’t play a major part in a traditional … Read More

Chinese New Year recipe – Savoury Rice Cakes with Shiitake Mushrooms, Bok Choy and Chinese Cabbage

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年糕 “nian gao”, which is commonly known as Chinese rice cake, is often eaten at Chinese New Year celebrations. Nian gao, the rice cake, rhymes with an extract from a New Year phrase 年年高升 “nian nian gao sheng”. Roughly translated … Read More

Sweet Douhua (Black Bean/Soy Pudding) 豆花

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Asia’s equivalent of panacotta, but a gluten-free, vegan-friendly pudding. Douhua 豆花 (dòuhuā) is a soy pudding made from soy milk with a velvety smooth and silky texture that’s served drenched in a brown sugar syrup. My papa told me stories of … Read More