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Cooking log 46 : Winter Solstice, Mochi Balls in Sweet Rice Wine

Winter solstice, the day of longest night marking the beginning of winter. As Chinese in Malaysia, we inherited many culture and custom from our ancestor birthplace. The custom to have Tang Yuan(Mochi ball) on winter solstice is one of them. I learn that this custom is from southern China, whereas in northern China they will…

Cooking log 45 : Homemade Falafel

I had a small party at my place for Thanksgiving 🙂 2020 is close to the end and it had been a tough year for everyone. Every moment to be with someone in person was cherished like never before. I recently started to explore Turkish cuisine and this was technically my second attempt at Falafel….

Cooking log 44 : Chicken & Cilantro Pot Stickers

Whenever i have excessive cilantro need to be used up quick, chicken meat ball is my go to recipe. This time i decided to take it one step further and treat myself with juicy pot stickers. Pot sticker(锅贴) is a China cuisine that was believed to have its beginning during the Song dynasty around 900…

Cooking log 43 : Cucur Udang – Malaysian Prawn Fritters

Street food is one of the things i miss the most about Malaysia. Among them Cucur Udang is one that holds sweet childhood memories…well technically memories of begging my mum to buy it for me and sneakily buying them when i am old enough to go out on my own with pocket money. Some time…

Cooking log 39 : Nearly Neckless Gooseneck Barnacles

What should you do if your defining quality is not living up to expectation? Hey fellow barnacles there! It has been a while since i wrote, mostly due to laziness. I ate this way back and never found the motivation to document it(Too much wine had something to do with it, a little). After the…

Cooking log 38 : Pork Chop w Mashed Potato

Pork chop with honey mustard and balsamic sauce. There was nothing a good meal cannot fix. Japan had lifted the remaining emergency state for Covid-19 last week. To be honest i was reluctant to return to the office, as the case in Japan is low but not zero yet. I am perfectly comfortable working from…

Cooking log 37 : Oyster Feast!

Hmmm….does cracking open oysters count as cooking? Most of my days recently had been around busy crazy working and figure out when can i get tipsy. Or rather, work was planned around getting drunk, as i am a responsible adult… I placed my second order of wine and the cellar had reached 100% capacity so…

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