Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Bingka Ubi / Baked Cassava Cake 烤木薯糕

This morning saw some nice and cheap tapioca / cassava in the pasar besar (market), could not resist to buy some to bake a cassava cake.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Baked Salted Egg Yolk Custard Mooncakes 咸蛋奶黃月饼

This was one of the mooncake recipe that i didn't expect to be nice, so i made a small batch. But it turned out nice and less sweet. The pastry turned soft very fast, only took overnight to become soft. Anyway it was quite difficult to handle the soft custard filling while shaping. Hopefully i can improve this recipe if i make again next year ^_^.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Snowskin Mooncake with Mung Bean filling ( without shortening ) 綠豆蓉餡冰皮月饼

I am happy to find out this snowskin recipe that didn't using Gao flour (cooked flour ) and shortening . After my friend Jane tried out this recipe and she said the taste is nice and dough also easy to handle, I also immediately try out after her good comment ^_^.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

My recipes in "Tasted and Approved" Cookbook


Thanks to Marshall Cavendish giving me an opportunity to share my humble recipes in a new cookbook titled " Tasted and Approved" together with few other bloggers. Few of my tasted recipes that some of you requested earlier (via my Instagram @sonianll ) are included in this cookbook that will be published soon. Prior to official cookbook that will be available at the bookstores in Singapore, Malaysia and countries around the region, now you can get special pre-order copy with 20% discount . To place the order, please email to booksorder101@gmail.com. This pre-order offer ends on 10 Oct 2016.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Green Tea Baked Mooncake 绿茶烤皮月饼

My children all are green tea or matcha lover, so nice to bake some green tea mooncake for them. The best thing about this mooncake is you don't need to egg wash the mooncake, much easier to make.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Nyonya Kuih Pie Tee / Top Hats 娘惹小金杯

After the last attempted of Pie Tee, i didn't attempt again until now. When my friend said she wants to make Curry Kapitan for the potluck gathering at her house. Immediately i think of to make this Pie Tee since both are also Nyonya foods.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Matcha Sponge Cake ‎抹茶海绵蛋糕

My daughter is a big fan of everything that includes matcha! I made this matcha cake for her Birthday.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Black Sesame Chiffon Cake 黑芝麻戚风蛋糕


A nice Black sesame chiffon cake that i baked few weeks ago..


Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Nangka Ji 椰絲糯米丸

The other day I saw this interesting recipe in Comfort Food Recipe Astro show. Look at the ingredients used, I know this will be a nice dessert as it has coconut and palm sugar aka Gula Melaka . Why is it called as Nangka Ji,  i guess the shape look like Jackfruit's seed , Nangka (Jackfruit in Hokkien) and Ji (seed in  Hokkien). Actually this dessert is made of glutinous rice ball that wrapped with coconut gula Melaka filling, then served with coconut thick paste.


Tuesday, August 2, 2016

About me~Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover

I am just an ordinary Hokkien gal who grew up in Selangor in the 70s.  Back then, our home kitchen is the soul of the family and is a more popular hangout place than kopitiams. I love to help mum prepare her favourite dishes and I usually get the simple chores like chopping garlic and shallots.  
As a little girl, I love to play 'masak masak' using empty cans and pretend to cook while my other girlfriends played dress up with paper dolls.  I have always been a curious girl and like to ask all sorts of questions about a particular dish especially the ones I like.  
Cooking and baking has always been my hobby but I never really got the time to hone this passion as I was busy working and building my own small family, like most working mothers.  Despite not having time to cook I still collect recipes from my mother, the vegetable seller, the meat seller, my friends’ mothers, grandmothers, watch TV cooking shows and from recipe books and anyone willing to share.  For those where I cannot get the recipes I would be thinking about it day and night and would try to replicate the dish in my mind and add to my recipe collection. I am always fascinated with different taste and texture of food. 
My passion was revived when I lost my job some few years ago. As I was spring cleaning my house one day, I came across the little recipe book with all my collection of recipes from many years.  My heart skipped as if I have just bumped into my first love after many years.  
I've never attended any cooking or baking classes nor learned from any cooking sifu. I like to experiment with recipes on my own and self teach.  I am happiest when I see friends and relatives enjoying my cooking.  So I started cooking, baking and blogging to inspire the younger generations to eat healthily and live well. 
My followers are my best teachers.  I love to hear from my followers, be it positive or negative comments. This way, I can be better.  Whenever they have any problem I will try to help them solve it despite my limited experience especially in baking. I share their disappointment whenever their cake or bread turns out below expectations but I never stopped improving. 
Besides, baking and cooking, hiking is my other love.  Whenever I hike at a new place, I always check out the specialities of that area with my hiking friends. As there are a few of us, we can taste more varieties of food.  

I hope that by sharing all my simple tried and tested recipes, anyone can cook.  And yes, Nasi Lemak  has always maintained its top spot on my favourite food list. This is my humble story – Nasi Lemak Lover.  
我是一个在七十年代,生长在雪兰莪州的平凡福建女子。那些年,我们的厨房就是家里的精神所在,是比咖啡店更为出色的地方。我喜欢帮忙妈妈在厨房里和她一起准备(我们)喜欢吃的菜肴。通常我都做些轻松的打杂工作如切蒜米和葱头。
当我是小女孩时,我的其他女孩在玩纸公仔时,我就喜欢用空罐头玩“家家酒”,把自己变身成为一位厨师,还常常好奇的追问所有关于如何烹煮一道特别菜肴的问题。
虽然烹饪和烘焙一直是我的爱好,却从来没有真正的有时间去投入我对烹饪和烘焙的那份热情。因为当时,就如多数的职业妇女一样,要忙于工作和组织我自己的小家。 就算没有时间烹煮,我还是向我妈妈、菜贩、肉贩以及朋友们的妈妈祖母们收集和很多的食谱以及向他们学习烹饪的方法。我也收看电视里的烹饪节目里,阅读烹饪书籍,我还向那些肯分享她们的食谱的太太们学习烹饪呢。如果我没能取得那些食谱,我就会日思夜的尝试模仿那些菜肴,煮出一道心目中同样味道的菜肴。我就是这样被食物中的口感和不同的味道迷惑着。
有一天,当我在大扫除时,我看到那些我收集了很多年的食谱,我对烹饪和烘焙的热情复活了 !我的心,好像在很多年以后和初恋情人重逢般的跳动 
我从来没有上过任何的烹饪和烘焙课程,也从来没有向任何的烹饪师傅学习烹饪。我喜欢用自己的食谱来做实验,也自学烹饪。看到亲戚朋友喜欢我吃我煮的食物,我就会非常的高兴。从此以后,我开始我的烹饪、烘焙和撰写部落格的路程,希望鼓励年轻的一代,可以吃得健康,活得自在。
我的部落格追随者也是我的导师。我喜欢听取她们不管是正面的或反面的评语,因为这样我才能做得越来越好。虽然我有限的经验,但当他们遇到任何困难时,我将会尽我所能来帮助他们,尤其是关于烘焙的问题。我也和他们分享他们蛋糕或面包上的缺失,但我从来不会停止改善烘焙上遇到的问题。
除了烹饪和烘焙,爬山是我的另一个钟爱的活动。当我和爬山的朋友去到一个新的地方,通常都会和他们品尝当地出名的美食,我们好几个人都会点不同的食物来吃。

任何人都可以开始动手烹饪。 我希望和你们分享我全部简易而且试煮过的食谱。还有啊,我的椰浆饭就时常是我好吃食物排行榜的第一名哦 !这就是我谦逊的故事 --- 一个爱吃椰浆饭的人。
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