5-Minute Cantonese Porridge (Congee)

Tuesday, 14 June 2016


Forget cooking Cantonese porridge the traditional way. That takes way too long.

On the stove, simmering raw rice in lots of water or stock till it breaks down and forms a smooth, thick gruel takes 2-3 hours.

In a slow cooker, the process is an overnight job.

Mango Mille Crepe Cake (芒果千层可丽饼蛋糕)

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

mango mille crepe cake photo
Crepes may be tough and rubbery. Or they may be soft and delicate, that they fall apart in the pan when you flip them.

What makes good crepes good, and bad crepes bad?

Gluten.

Macarons, French Meringue Method (法式马卡龙)

Tuesday, 30 June 2015


Here are 12 FAQ to help you make macarons:

1) Which almond flour?
I use Phoon Huat's superfine almond flour. PH sells three types of almond flour. Only the one labeled "SUPERFINE" is good for macarons.

Edith Chong Pei See: A Thief?

Tuesday, 12 May 2015


Some readers share my recipes on their blogs, such as here, here and here. The bloggers in these examples rewrite the instructions, in their own words. I am flattered and happy that they share my recipes with their readers.

Sadly, not all bloggers are honest. Some people just copy and paste from my blog.

Copying word for word, or almost word for word, is an infringement of copyright, even when the original author is credited. If it weren't, we can all upload best selling books and make loads of money, right?

Matcha Swiss Roll

Tuesday, 3 February 2015


This is another Swiss roll post, the third on this blog. 

My matcha sheet cake is barely sweet, to keep it in character with green tea which is drunk without sugar. It has quite little oil because matcha doesn't absorb much oil.

Marble Butter Sponge Cake (Tang Mian Method)

Wednesday, 29 October 2014


Tàng, 烫: scald. Miàn, 面: flour.

Tang mian is roux, made by cooking flour in bubbling hot butter.

Chocolate Swiss Roll (巧克力瑞士蛋糕卷)

Tuesday, 30 September 2014


If you've never made Swiss roll before, or never made one successfully, please don't try my chocolate Swiss roll recipe.

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