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Lemon Mint Tea

Lemon Mint Tea

Things are getting a bit hectic for me at this moment. I have been getting an enormous stress at work. It seems like there is not enough time in the day to take care of everything. I just want to stop the madness and take […]

Dorayaki

Dorayaki

Do you know this food? When I was in elementary school, I liked to watch cartoon series called Doraemon (ドラえもん). They were aired at well-known local TV channel every weekend, so most people in my generation should know this cartoon. The story revolves around a […]

Mini Walnut Banana Bread Loaves

Mini Walnut Banana Bread Loaves

Bananas are one of those fruits that always lingering around my kitchen. They are great for filling the stomach especially when I do not have time in the morning. But we know that bananas are sold in bunches not soon after, they start getting covered in brown freckles, which is a sign of ripeness. Then in no time, they turn brownish black and lose its firmness. They do not look great and we might not enjoy those overripe bananas that much, which means they often end up getting thrown away when they should not. When this happens, just mash the bananas and turn them into delicious banana bread. With this Mini Walnut Banana Bread Loaves recipe, you will not waste another banana!

Mini Walnut Banana Bread Loaves are moist mini cake like bread that is made using ripe mashed bananas and topped with crunchy walnut. They are called breads, but they do not actually contain yeast, just like regular bread recipes, but use leavening agents like baking soda or baking powder, so it is ready to bake right away. You can make these Mini Walnut Banana Bread Loaves in a big loaf pan, but I love the mini version because they look cuter and perfect for one serving. Warm them to accompany your morning coffee or for a sweet treat in the afternoon. (more…)

Biji Salak (Sweet Potato Balls with Palm Sugar Porridge and Coconut Cream)

Biji Salak (Sweet Potato Balls with Palm Sugar Porridge and Coconut Cream)

This month is the holy month of Ramadan. In Indonesia, the country with the world’s largest Muslim population in the world, Muslims typically wake up before dawn to eat a suhoor meal, fast through the day, and nourish throughout the day during the iftar, or evening meal […]

No-Bake Blackberry Cheesecake

No-Bake Blackberry Cheesecake

No-bake cheesecakes are such an easy, no fuss cheesecake recipe made from scratch. They are one of my favorite things to make during any type of celebration. It is perfect when you need something quick and easy, anywhere in any kitchen although you do not […]

Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Coconut Cookies

Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Coconut Cookies

More than a few of my friends have been starting to adopt plant-based diet (vegan) in their lifestyles lately. I have to admit that I was skeptical if vegan recipes can taste good or even better than non-vegan recipes. Therefor, I have been feeling inspired to bake and try my first vegan recipe with my favorite cookies, chocolate chip cookies.

On top of being vegan cookies, I also made the cookies with gluten free ingredients, substituting the all purpose flour with coconut flour. I was just curious about how they will turn out because most vegan food is also associated with gluten-free food although being it really seems that some gluten free specialty food are not vegan. For more added protein and healthy fat, I added some peanut butter, making this Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Coconut Cookies recipe. (more…)

Iced Matcha Milk Tea with Red Bean

Iced Matcha Milk Tea with Red Bean

Matcha seems to be everywhere these days, from baked goods to drinks. The frenzy has spread to all corners of the food and beverage industries. You can even find matcha latte in nearby Starbucks now. The popularity of this finely bright green hue powder comes […]

Onion Rings

Onion Rings

My friend made these tasty onion rings during our gathering and they were easily devoured in no time. I absolutely did not want to miss the recipe, so I asked her for the recipe. Here it is, a recipe for perfectly golden light crispy onion […]

Miso Soup

Miso Soup

Many of you should have probably tried miso soup at least one if you have visited Japanese restaurants. The Japanese people consider miso soup as a staple in their lifestyle. The soup is commonly served as a small portion side dish to complement a meal. In Japan, people begin their day with a bowl of miso soup, believed to stimulate digestion and energise the body. (more…)

Candied Roselle

Candied Roselle

My mom often bought candied roselle when I was little. I still remember that it used to be one of our favorite sweets during that time. These maroon fruit gradually became scarce here and the candied roselle we frequently bought also could not be found […]

Roselle Tea

Roselle Tea

Roselle is usually sold in dry form in the market. Therefore, when these fresh lovely maroon fruits caught my eyes during my trip to Singkawang, West Kalimantan, I just cannot resist to bring them home. You can make roselle tea by steeping parts of the plant […]

Matcha White Chocolate Brownies

Matcha White Chocolate Brownies

I have never been one to go crazy over brownies because I found them too sweet or chocolaty to my liking. So, I wanted to try something different this time by incorporating my favorite matcha into the classic baked treats.

Adding matcha powder seriously took white chocolate brownies to the next level. These Matcha White Chocolate Brownies are fudgy and moist, with earthy and bitter matcha flavor that does not overwhelm the sweetness from white chocolate. I also scattered crushed almonds on top for added texture for every bites. (more…)