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Love to Cheu: How to : fold dumplings Chinese New Year, Dumplings, Ethnic, Cooking Recipes, Snacks, Desserts, Blog, Hands, Chinese New Years

How to : fold dumplings

Folding dumplings is a tricky business to master. Practice makes perfect though, and with that comes plenty of dumplings to eat! Check out my pork and chive dumplings to give you a good basis to practice your techniques on and ways to cook these babies. Below are three ways that you can fold your dumplings to create these delicious parcels. Type 1 - "Duck Mouth" style as named by Isaac Cheu. Never thought of it myself, but my 8 year old came up with this name. Looking closer...it does look…

Love to Cheu: Roti Canai / Susu French Toast, Snacks, Cooking, Breakfast, Blog, House, Hands, Kitchen, Morning Coffee

Roti Canai / Susu

Holy smokes, Batman. Have I ever told you about my love for roti? Oh my goodness, it is SO hard to find it as authentic as the ones back in Malaysia.. .SO hard - I should know, I spend forever finding the places that do genuine made-from-scratch roti NOT from the freezer aisle. Why do I have an infinite love for these soft and buttery on the inside, crispy and flaky on the outside goodness? Because it's such a great vehicle for so many variety of toppings and accompaniments. AND THEY ALL…

Love to Cheu: Tom Yum Fried Noodles Noodles, Cooking Recipes, Ethnic Recipes, Blog, Hands, Macaroni, Chef Recipes, Blogging

Tom Yum Fried Noodles

There are days where the last thing you want to do is spend significant time in the kitchen cooking. As you can imagine, having two boys can be a handful, and when they aren't at school, you have to keep them occupied somehow! Today we went to the park with some of their school friends, taking along these chocolate chip cookies (which were a big hit I might add) with us. With tired, hungry boys and all my energy spent at the park with them, I wanted to throw together some quick, easy but…

Love to Cheu: Chicken Chop Cooking Recipes, Beef, Chicken, Food, Hands, Meat, Chef Recipes, Essen, Eten

Chicken Chop

Living in a different country can open you up to different cultures and experiences. Most importantly for me, it opens up a new arena of different ingredients that translates into new dishes to sample. However, at the end of the day, there is no place like home, and home means the food that I grew up with. Spending the latter days of my teenage years and early twenties in New Zealand was a blessing in disguise. Although it was difficult finding authentic food resembling that of those I had…

Love to Cheu: Tom Yum Fried Noodles Noodles, Cooking Recipes, Ethnic Recipes, Blog, Hands, Macaroni, Chef Recipes, Blogging

Tom Yum Fried Noodles

There are days where the last thing you want to do is spend significant time in the kitchen cooking. As you can imagine, having two boys can be a handful, and when they aren't at school, you have to keep them occupied somehow! Today we went to the park with some of their school friends, taking along these chocolate chip cookies (which were a big hit I might add) with us. With tired, hungry boys and all my energy spent at the park with them, I wanted to throw together some quick, easy but…

Love to Cheu: Chicken Chop Cooking Recipes, Beef, Chicken, Food, Hands, Meat, Chef Recipes, Essen, Eten

Chicken Chop

Living in a different country can open you up to different cultures and experiences. Most importantly for me, it opens up a new arena of different ingredients that translates into new dishes to sample. However, at the end of the day, there is no place like home, and home means the food that I grew up with. Spending the latter days of my teenage years and early twenties in New Zealand was a blessing in disguise. Although it was difficult finding authentic food resembling that of those I had…

Love to Cheu: Chai Kuih aka Steamed Vegetable Dumpling Vegetable Dumplings, Chai, Snacks, Vegetables, Cooking, Blog, Hands, Kitchen, Appetizers

Chai Kuih aka Steamed Vegetable Dumpling

Okay, let me start of by saying that these dumplings are the sort of dumplings I could inhale on a regular basis. I am head over heels in love with these bite-sized morsels just bursting with delicious, garlicky juices. As much as I could wax lyrical as to how ah-mazing these delicate little dumplings are, I urge you to give these a whirl at some point, and then come back to me and profess your love for them as I have from that very first bite! Chai kuih translates to vegatable dumpling…

Love to Cheu: Bangkuang Char - Yam Bean Lettuce Cups Lettuce Cups, Yams, Snacks, Vegetables, Cooking, Ethnic Recipes, Blog, Kitchen, Appetizers

Bangkuang Char - Yam Bean Lettuce Cups

I've been loving snack style food recently. Little two-bite morsels that are tasty from the first bite to the last. Although, I'm not sure it's considered snack food if you eat like 7 or 8 of them? Hmm... anyway, this is where this bangkuang char comes into place - shredded delicious yam beans, wrapped lovingly in a fresh, crisp lettuce leaf. I feel like this is the Malaysian equivalent to the San Choy Bao (lettuce cup). When I was growing up, this dish was predominantly served during…

Love to Cheu: Penang Char Koay Teow Spaghetti, Cooking Recipes, Ethnic Recipes, Blog, Hands, Chef Recipes, Blogging, Noodle

Penang Char Koay Teow

Penang Char Koay Teow - this is a recipe that embodies so many memories for me. It has a very soft spot in my heart, not only being a signature dish from my home town, but also a reminder of my very dear late grandmother. She would cook it for us, however (as with most special, longed-for meals) not as often as we would like. We would pester her relentlessly before she would give in and put together this delicious plate of noodles. Char Koay Teow (literal translation fried rice noodles) is…

Love to Cheu: Sticky pot pork and chives dumplings Pork And Chive Dumplings, Snacks, Meat, Chicken, Cooking, Blog, Hands, Kitchen, Appetizers

Sticky pot pork and chives dumplings

Dumplings, dumplings, dumplings. My obsession for these tasty little morsels never ceases to amaze me. Although these are not a Malaysian dish, my family absolutely love love LOVE them!! And to be honest, if you don't like dumplings, you just haven't found your match made in heaven yet! I first learnt to make dumplings while flatting with three Taiwanese sisters back in my uni days in the windy city of Wellington in New Zealand. I tell you what, there's nothing like dumplings to feed a group…

Love to Cheu: Chap Cai T'ng aka Mixed Vegetables Soup Mixed Vegetables, Spaghetti, Soup, Cooking, Ethnic Recipes, Blog, Hands, Kitchen, Blogging

Chap Cai T'ng aka Mixed Vegetables Soup

I hate being on the verge of being full blown sick. The sniffles, the watery eyes, ticklish throat. I use every heavy artillery I have in my arsenal to knock those germs on the head. And yet, sometimes it all heads south, and I am just miserable, wallowing in self pity. It is at this point where I want to drown myself in all that is comforting, in particular, soup. It's just like a warm snuggly blanket for the insides. Chap Cai T'ng is in Hokkien, literally translating to mixed vegetables in…

Love to Cheu: Finger-licking Good Grilled Chicken Grilled Chicken, Chicken Wings, Grilling, Finger, Snacks, Meat, Cooking, Blog, Hands

Finger-licking Good Grilled Chicken

It's school holidays here in Australia and with beautifully warm weather (26 degrees, blue skies), what better way to spend it then to have a picnic in the park with friends. So what do I make to bring to the park which is easy to make, yet healthy and delicious for the boys? One thing that came to mind is the surefire winner of finger-licking good grilled chicken. I usually serve this on a bed of rice for dinner, so normally marinating it for 30 minutes would be sufficient. But because we…

Love to Cheu: Bak Steak aka Meat patties Steak, Pork, Cooking Recipes, Chicken, Ethnic Recipes, Blog, Hands, Kale Stir Fry, Chef Recipes

Bak Steak aka Meat patties

Oh woe is me. My body can't decide whether to be sick or not. It could be hayfever though. Either way, this in between not sick, not 100% makes me turn to my number one way to make myself feel better - food. Is that terrible? No, I didn't think so. The only problem is, I want to EAT food, but I don't necessarily want to spend hours over a hot stove COOKING it. This is where this dish comes in. Bak Steak means Meat Patties in Hokkien. This is a very common dish in the average Penang household…

Love to Cheu: Kung pou chicken Kung Pao Chicken, Cooking Recipes, Ethnic Recipes, Blog, Hands, Chef Recipes, Blogging, Recipies

Kung pou chicken

Chinese food is one of those things that can either be done really well, and you keep coming back for more, or it can be done terribly, where you end up spending the rest of the night drinking your weight in water to offset the amount of salt or MSG the restaurant has used in the dish. I've had my share of bad experiences (cockroach scurrying across the entrance as you're walking through the door anyone?) where it gets to the point that I am resigned to just doing it at home. At least I know…

Love to Cheu: Vegetarian San Choy Bou Cantaloupe, Vegetarian, Fruit, Cooking, Blog, Hands, Kitchen, Blogging, Brewing

Vegetarian San Choy Bou

Can I just point out we are technically only the second month into spring? Then why is it 32 degrees outside already??! I am positively melting in this heat and my kids had to have a soak in the tub to cool off today. I feel like this summer is going to be an absolute scorcher. As the weather heats up to searing temperatures, this usually causes a downturn in the want to spend time in a hot kitchen. Frankly, I think I could survive on ice blocks. I wonder if I could look at turning standard…

Love to Cheu: Tomato and Egg Scramble Egg Scramble, Scrambled Eggs, Cooking, Blog, Hands, Kitchen, Fried Eggs, Blogging, Brewing

Tomato and Egg Scramble

Midweek meals. What a struggle! It's always a fine line between creating something that is tasty but the boys will also eat. Often it gets to the middle of the week and my brain can't comprehend the fact I should be making a nutritious meal. My eyes draw longingly to the fridge with the pizza pamphlet tacked to it... Good thing for me, there are several recipes I have up my sleeves for such days like these, where I don't have to think to hard but food miraculously appears with a mere two or…