Happee Monkee

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Archive for March, 2010

MFWF: Heat Beads Hawkers’ Market

By • Mar 30th, 2010 • Category: Other Stuff

I enjoy Melbourne for various reasons: the weather, when it is agreeable, is very pleasant; the people are generally friendly; the food is fresh and abundant. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Share with Stumblers Share on technorati Tumblr it Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later Bookmark in Browser […]



Mini Cob Loaf

By • Mar 22nd, 2010 • Category: Baking Projects

There are a few things that I have been wanting to make but lack the nerves to: Sambal (a type of chili paste that is very popular with Malaysians) Kaya (which I can now safely say I have attempted, but definitely not, mastered) Moon cake, and Bread Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Share with Stumblers […]



Fig Flaugnarde

By • Mar 14th, 2010 • Category: Baking Projects

You know how I get around a new ingredient, especially, with one I have never used before – I simply become obsessed. I start finding 101 ways to use it. Cook it. Bake it. Stew it. Roast it. You-name-it, I’d do it. My cousin once wrote on my  Twitter after my plum episode that I […]



Kaya

By • Mar 10th, 2010 • Category: From My Mother's Kitchen

“Promise me something when you decide to write a cookbook.” “What?” I looked at G curiously. The idea that he’s so confident that I’d write a book and that he’s making a request has got me. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Share with Stumblers Share on technorati Tumblr it Tweet about it Subscribe to the […]



Braised Pork in Soy Sauce

By • Mar 9th, 2010 • Category: From My Mother's Kitchen, Latest

When I was back in KL recently, I noticed many hawker stalls had Cambodians, Indonesians and/or other nationalities cooks cooking Malaysian dishes. If I may say so, the platter – taste, texture, smell – were not how I remember it to be. The local flavours have become somewhat almost foreign in itself. I have nothing […]



Doing the Fig Jig

By • Mar 5th, 2010 • Category: Desserts

I look forward to Saturdays. Saturdays are reserved for getting the weekly groceries. Last week  the supermarket had figs on special. Hmmm… Specials. I love Specials, the Chinese in me just can’t help it. We have been jet-setting in February (which is why it has been so quiet around here lately). So to kick-start things, […]