The Saturday Kitchen – Kueh Salat, A Double Decker Delight

One of my favourite desserts is kueh, a whole genre of little cakes and confections found in the indigenous cuisines of Southeast Asia. Called kueh, or kuih, it is an integral part of Indonesian, Malay and Peranakan culinary culture. You'll also find renditions of that genre in Thailand. There hundreds of different kinds of kueh … Continue reading The Saturday Kitchen – Kueh Salat, A Double Decker Delight

The Saturday Kitchen – Traditional Cantonese Radish Cake

Oh no! Is it already Sunday? This post may be late, but my kitchen was indeed busy on Saturday. This is my fifth attempt at making 'Lor Bak Gou', literally translated as 'radish cake'. It's not really a cake, but a steamed savoury Cantonese snack made of grated radish mixed with rice flour and aromatics, … Continue reading The Saturday Kitchen – Traditional Cantonese Radish Cake

The Saturday Kitchen – What to do with dangerously ripe bananas?

    How often are we left with a bunch of rapidly ripening bananas hanging from a hook in the kitchen? You look on in dismay knowing that by the next day, it would have tipped over its ‘use by’ date and you know you won’t be able to finish them on time. But dangerously … Continue reading The Saturday Kitchen – What to do with dangerously ripe bananas?