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July 1, 2020

【Slow TV】Taiwanese Jiggly Sponge Cake 台灣古早味蛋糕

Filed under: Basics,Cakes & Cupcakes,Cooking Videos — SeaDragon @ 1:00 pm

In the past couple of years, something called Jiggly Cake has been making the rounds on social media. Actually it is not something new, someone has just come up with a catchy English name for the traditional sponge cake from Taiwan which in Chinese is 古早味蛋糕, meaning traditional flavoured cake. It is also known as Pillow Cake (枕頭蛋糕) because it is soft and fluffy! Now you might think that was it, but it has a history linking back to Japan and Portugal, because this cake is also known as Taiwanese Castella Cake.


June 25, 2020

【廚娘香Q秀】Gâteau Basque & Palets Bretons 《法國甜點》巴斯克蛋糕 & 布列塔尼酥餅

Filed under: Biscuits & Slices,Cooking Videos — SeaDragon @ 12:00 pm
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June 12, 2020

【Nyonya Cuisine】Nyonya Chang / Nyonya Bamboo-Leaf Rice Dumplings 娘惹粽

Filed under: Cooking Videos — SeaDragon @ 12:00 am

The Dragon Boat Festival is just around the corner, falling on the 25th of June, 2020, this year. Dragon Boat Festival or Duanwu Jie (端午節), is celebrated on the 5th day of the fifth month on the Lunar calendar every year. Eating the sticky rice dumplings wrapped in bamboo leaves (Zongzi 粽子 in Mandarin, Chang 粽 in Hokkien dialet) is the traditional practice on this day. So I thought I would gather together some cooking videos I found on the net here for references. I will start with the Nyonya version as I am also thinking of doing a series of Nyonya cuisine posts in the future. Nyonya rice dumplings are a variation of the traditional Chinese rice dumplings originated by the Nyonyas (descendants of Chinese and Malay intermarriages) in Malaysia and Singapore.


June 3, 2020

【Perth’s Kitchen】Som Tum / Green Papaya Salad

Filed under: Cooking Videos — SeaDragon @ 12:00 am

Now if you are thinking Perth here meant the city of Perth, you would be totally wrong, LOL… Perth is a half Thai, half Australian actor. He is one of the ensemble cast in the 14-episode Thai drama, My Engineer, which just has its finale episode over the weekend. Today his YouTube channel popped up with this cooking video, so I watched it… What? In the drama, he virtually did not have much dialogue as his character, Ram, is a very quiet person, very loyal to his friends, but does not talk to anyone he’s not familiar with. Then in this short cooking video, he did more talking than the whole of the 14 episodes of the drama, and in two languages, Thai and English with an Aussie accent! He is even fluent in Japanese too! That totally floored me, LOL…


May 27, 2020

【Marion’s Kitchen】6 Thai Dinners You Can Make At Home

Filed under: Cooking Videos — SeaDragon @ 12:00 pm

Recipes by Marion Grasby:
00:25 Ultimate Thai Beef Salad
05:15 Thai Cashew Chicken
10:40 Thai Soy Sauce Glass Noodles (Pad See Ew Woon Sen)
18:12 Thai Turmeric Chicken Rice (Khao Mok Gai)
27:10 Thai Chicken Laab
35:25 Thai Panang Chicken Curry


May 24, 2020

【廚娘香Q秀】Strawberry Daifuku いちご大福 / 草莓大福

Filed under: Cooking Videos,Pies, Tarts & other Pastries — SeaDragon @ 6:00 am
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Strawberry Daifuku

May 23, 2020

【廚娘香Q秀】Kuih Lapis Beras Bunga Telang / Kow Teng Kueh 蝶豆九層糕

Filed under: Cooking Videos,Kuih-Muih — SeaDragon @ 8:00 am
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Saw this video recently, thought it is a good idea to share it here, especially for beginners on how to steam this very common kueh, as it only uses the blue butterfly pea flowers (which you may substitute with natural food colour as the flower is difficult to obtain outside Southeast Asia) which is easier to manage rather than doing the traditional multiple-colour layers.


May 17, 2020

【廚娘香Q秀】Puppy Mantou 狗狗旺旺來饅頭

Filed under: Cooking Videos,Dim Sum — SeaDragon @ 12:00 pm
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Puppy Mantou

May 15, 2020

【廚娘香Q秀】Kardinalschnitte / Viennese Cardinal Slice 維也納主教蛋糕

Filed under: Cooking Videos — SeaDragon @ 6:00 am
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Kardinalschnitte is a traditional layered meringue-based dessert, typically associated with the city of Vienna.


May 3, 2020

Creative Ways with Dumplings & Cookies 創意花樣餃子包法

Filed under: Biscuits & Slices,Cooking Videos,Dim Sum — SeaDragon @ 8:00 am

This is a video demonstrating some creative ways to wrap Chinese dumplings and also making fancy cookie shapes.

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