Homer Simpson said it best: "MMMM... Donuts...."
. Seriously, who doesn't love these baked (yummy) or fried (ERHMAGERDD!) balls of dough? And while Homer won't find too many donut places in KL yet, I'm pretty sure he'll fall in love with my current favourite donut. FLUFFY PERFECTION.
My favourite donut right now comes from a little shop in the greater Kampung Pandan area. Donut Gebu Al Jabbar sells just that: donut gebu ('gebu' means fluffy). The shop consists of a working table where they work the dough, a display case where the fried suckers are put at, and a big big wok where they fry the donuts. That's it.
On the working table are balls of dough. The frying guy just picks one up and hand forms it in a motion so quick I literally couldn't catch it with my naked eye. One moment the ball of dough is in his hands, the next there's already a perfectly formed donut floating and puffing up in the hot oil. He's so quick, he appears on camera as motion blur.
Once the donuts are cooked, they're tossed in sugar. This is the best time to eat them. The donuts are super fluffy and tender, with a lovely chewiness to it at the same time.… Continue reading »
Nian Gao, the sticky-sweet cake served largely during Chinese New Year traditionally takes a long time to make. While we are all for keeping cherished recipes and spending quality kitchen time with family, sometimes you do want a short cut (we can’t wait to eat it!) so it’s not too intimidating for first-timers. Try out our simple version using palm sugar (hence why it’s a darker colour) with a shorter steaming time. Most importantly, it’s delicious! More »
Let's make this Chinese New Year a fun and delicious one for the whole family! What I have for you here are 2 recipes that will make your guests and family go wow, that's incredibly tasty!
The best part is that despite the wow factor, these two appetizers are super easy to make yet yield so much flavour and deliciousness. Have a go at being… More »
Duck is delicious in almost any form. I have fond memories of studying in London, then going out on weekends with friends to a Chinese restaurant. There, we wrapped pieces of juicy duck meat, crispy skin, julienned cucumbers and some spring onion into a tender, crepe-like pancake. Man that was really delicious.
So of course I decided to… More »
Here’s a fun, colourful drink to serve guests when they come over this Chinese New Year. It’s also a cool idea to just lay out the ingredients on a table so guests can mix it themselves. More »
Usher in good luck and make your tastebuds happy with these yummy and super easy to make ‘Wang Lai’ cookies. They’re tender and packed with pineapples. These also make a good gift when packed neatly in a cute jar. So get baking and give these out to your friends to spread some Chinese New Year cheer.. More »
It’s that time of year again when love is in the air and loads of people are looking for sweet somethings for their sweetheart. Well why not show up with a box of these delicious homemade cupcakes and to celebrate the up-coming new year we made them chocolaty with a lovely orange syrup to give you that extra zing! More »