Thursday, October 8, 2015

Chicken Puff ~ Oriental 鸡肉千层酥皮

This is a 'cheat' version of chicken puff as I didn't make the rough puff pastry dough from scratch.  It was store-bought, Kawan puff pastry to be exact.  Why Oriental?   Simply because the chicken filling was cooked the Chinese way with soya and oyster sauces, plus a drizzle of sesame oil with onions and frozen peas thrown in.   They were indeed delicious and was perfect to snack on.

Recipe for Chicken Puff ~ Oriental  (鸡肉千层酥皮)


  • 350 gm chicken breast, cubed
  • 2 onion, cubed
  • 100 gm frozen peas
  • 3 sheets of Kawan puff pastry
  • Egg glaze
  • 1 Tbsp light soya sauce, 1/2 Tbsp each of dark soya sauce and oyster sauce, 1/4 tsp salt, 2 tsps sugar, a dash of pepper, sesame oil and 3 tsp cornflour + 2 Tbsp water to thicken.
  1. Season the chicken with the above seasoning.  Lightly fry the onions, then the chicken.  Once cooked, add in the frozen peas.  Mix in thickening and fine tune to taste.
  2. Thaw the puff pastry.  Cut a sheet of pastry into 4 parts.
  3. Place some filling in the centre of the pastry.
  4. Fold over, press and space out the filling gently.  Seal the edges.
  5. Use a sharp knife, make some slits on the surface of the pastry.
  6. Apply egg glaze.
  7. Place the pastries on a parchment lined baking tray.
  8. Bake in a preheated oven @ 180 deg.C for about 20 mins. till golden brown.
  9. Remove from oven, let cool for a while.
  10. Serve warm.
  11. Yield : 12 chicken puffs

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Monday, October 5, 2015

Panfried Lemon Grass Pork Fillet ~ 香茅煎猪肉片

Sokehah Cheah | 12:15 PM | | | 8 Comments so far

This is another delicious yet super easy dish to prepare.  Not only does this dish goes well with rice, you can use this pork fillet as a sandwich filling as well.  I made my sandwich with these and enjoyed it tremendously.

Recipe for Panfried Lemon Grass Pork Fillet  ~   香茅煎猪肉片


  • 350 gm pork fillet
  • 4 calamansi
  • 6 pips of garlic, minced
  • 2 Birdeye chillies, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 Tbsp light soya sauce
  • 3 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp dark soya sauce
  • 3 stalks lemon grass, crushed and chopped
  1. Mix all the ingredients for the marinade.
  2. Rub the marinade evenly on the meat, set aside for a few hours, preferably overnight.
  3. Heat oil, pan-fry on both sides till golden brown.
  4. Remove and arrange on serving plate.  Drizzle on the calamansi juice before serving.

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Madeira Cake ~ 马德拉蛋糕 (Nigella Lawson)

Sokehah Cheah | 9:15 AM | | | | 4 Comments so far

This post has been sitting on my desk for quite some time as I've been busy making mooncakes and posting the recipes on my blog for the mid-autumn mooncake festival.   This Nigella Lawson's mother-in-law's Madeira cake does not need much introduction as many fellow bloggers have made and posted the recipe in their respective blogs.  This lemony flavoured cake is soft and moist and is great for breakfast and double up for tea!

Recipe for Madeira Cake ~  马德拉蛋糕  (adapted from 'here')

  • 240 gm butter
  • 150 gm caster sugar
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 6 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 210 gm self-raising flour
  • 90 gm plain flour
  • Raw sugar for topping
  1. Sift flours, set aside.
  2. Cream butter and sugar till light and creamy, add in lemon zest.
  3. Add beaten eggs in three batches, with a tablespoon of flour for each addition at low speed.
  4. Gently mix in the rest of the flour in a few batches.
  5. Add in the lemon juice.
  6. Pour batter into a loaf pan lined with parchment paper.
  7. Sprinkle the top with raw sugar.
  8. Bake in a preheated oven @ 180deg.C for about 50 mins. till golden brown.  Test with a skewer till it comes out clean.
  9. Let cool in pan for about 15 mins, before unmoulding and cooling it completely on  a wire rack.

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Cinnamon dusted pastry straws

Sokehah Cheah | 12:52 PM | | | | 3 Comments so far

These crispy straws, full of cinnamon fragrance are perfect for snacking and great to satisfy your hunger pangs while waiting for lunch or dinner to be served.   I kept them in a bottle and they stayed crispy and fresh even after a week.

Recipe for Cinnamon dusted puff pastry straws


  • 1 piece frozen puff pastry, thawed (store bought Kawan pastry)
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • Cinnamon
  • raw sugar
  1. Lightly whisk the egg.
  2. Roll out the pastry to 1/8 inch thick, then brush with egg wash.
  3. Sprinkle the whole surface with cinnamon, then sprinkle on the raw sugar.
  4. Cut into 3/4 inch strips with a sharp knife.
  5. Twist each strip and place on a  parchment lined baking sheet.
  6. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 deg.C for about 15 - 20 mins till golden brown.
  7. Let cool and keep in a bottle.
  8. Yield :  10 pastry straws.

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Friday, September 25, 2015

Gold fish snowskin mooncakes ~ 金鱼冰皮月饼 ~ 2015

Sokehah Cheah | 3:15 PM | 9 Comments so far

I'll round off my mooncake posts for this year with this Gold Fish Snowskin Moocakes.  I love the colours of these goldfish and it was indeed an attraction especially with the kids.  The recipe is the same as with my other snowskin moonies except that I use four different colours to 'create' this Gold fish.   Don't you agree that they are too pretty to be eaten?

Recipe for Gold Fish Snowskin Mooncakes ~  鱼冰皮月饼 ~ 2015

  • 100 gm koh fun (cooked glutinous rice flour)
  • 100 gm icing sugar
  • 32 gm shortening
  • 125 ml ice cold pandan water ( boil 1 cup water with a few pandan/screwpine leaves and keep refrigerated)
  • 320 to 350 gm of cranberry paste
  • Dried cranberries (optional)
  • Chocolate chips for fish eyes
  1. Sift koh fun and icing sugar into a mixing bowl.  Mix well.
  2. Rub in shortening till it resembles breadcrumbs.
  3. Gradually add in the ice water and mix into a ball of dough.  Knead lightly to form a smooth dough but do not overwork on it.   (You may not require all the 125 ml of ice water).
  4. Cover the dough and let rest for 15 mins.
  5. Divide dough into five equal portions and colour four portions with drops of colours.  Knead well.
  6. Roll into lengths and lightly press them together.  Then pinch some dough and weigh out 25 gm for the skin.
  7. Weigh out 20 gm of cranberry paste and add in 2 dried cranberries and roll into a ball.
  8. Flatten each ball of dough and wrap up the paste.  
  9. Lightly dust the mould with some koh fun and press the dough into the mould.  Knock out and remove from mould.  Add the chocolate chips as eyes.
  10. Keep in a container with a piece of paper towel on top so as to absorb any water from condensation while it is being chilled in the fridge.
  11. Best to consume the next day.   Stays soft for about a week, chilled.
  12. Yield :  16 gold fish moonies.

Have a joyous and wonderful Mid-Autumn Mooncake Festival 

with your family and loved ones on

27th September

Share your thoughts on its traditions, legends and significance!
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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

An introduction to Shopee

Sokehah Cheah | 9:38 PM | | 1 Comment so far

These days, online shopping is getting very popular especially among the younger generation.  It's so easy to just browse thru the websites and pick and choose what you would like to buy at the convenience of your home.  But have you heard of an online shopping mobile application whereby you not only buy what you want and at the same time sell your stuff too.  Yes, it's Shopee!

And what is Shopee?   It is a mobile marketplace specially designed for both buyers and sellers to enjoy fast, smooth and safe transactions.   With their in-app functions, you can convert what you thought is 'thrash' into cash.  It may be thrash to you but someone out there may be looking high and low for this 'valuable' item.  Buyers and sellers come together and they can buy and sell almost anything.

Learn more about Shopee from the following links :-

Official Website :
Official Facebook :
Official Instagram :

Now, one may wonder, is Shopee safe?  Yes, it is.  Shopee Guarantee ensures that the seller ships only after the buyer has paid, and the buyer's payment is only transferred to the seller once the buyer receives the product.

Benefits of selling & buying on Shopee vs Instagram

Free for All

Shopee app is free for all smartphone users (Android and iOS) to download and use.  There is no listing fee or commission and no download cost.

Shopee does not charge in anyway, it is a platform for sellers to explore without having any qualms about payment.

Privacy Matters

With 'Chat' function, conversation is kept within the app and personal between the seller and the buyer.  The seller does not need to reveal his personal contact details to the buyer.

Easy Payment

The buyer can make payment for all his purchases via credit card and online banking.  No hassle of having to make a trip to the machine to make payment.

Sellers can avoid the hassle of having to cross check all bank transfer/payment made via credit card or online banking for their items.  Shopee will do all the matching to ensure all payment is correct.

Shopee at your service

Shopee customer service is always a call away to provide support for all matters regarding Shopee service from payment, to delivery status right up to product quality.

Expand your horizons

With Shopee, as a seller you will be able to widen your customer base while for buyers, experience great deals and shop anytime, anywhere.

Social Media

Share your favourite items or your own store with your friends and family on social media.


How do I start?   Just download the Shopee app via : blogger content

Visit our own Shopee store at :

And finally the good news is that Shopee has given a RM10.00 discount voucher

(i)     Code :  ILOVESHOPEE
(ii)    Code value :  RM10.00
(iii)   Usage :   Shopee marketplace - storewide
(iv)    T & C  :

  • Valid with minimum spend of RM30
  • Valid for one-time use only  & applicable to all items in the Shopee marketplace.
  • Promo code must be entered at the Checkout page.
  • Applicable to payments involving Shopee Guarantee (credit card, online banking & bank transfers only).                                                                              


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