nonya culture

Nonya culture, east meets west. Food loving blog.

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Lunch at Killiney's

Our favourite wan ton mee coffee shop was packed, so we walked on and found Killiney's

There was some air con, that much needed cool air in the headache inducing heat. And there were seats.

Many things have changed in Singapore. Old favourite coffee shops replaced with swankier eateries. The Siglap market is gone. In its place, cold storage.

My hubby had his favourite curry chicken knowing very well his stomach would kill him later for it.

I had to have my Penang char kway teow. Lard and all, diet begins tomorrow like they always say. Hey what happened to my cockles ?

Next time I'll order my own instead of letting my well meaning hubby order for me :p I can eat cockles and still live, ok?

Not bad. Though like any nonya would say, my family does it better ;)

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Nonya kueh

The one nonya kueh I don't buy because the ones sold outside always disappoint is kueh kosui. Or kuih kosui. It's made with Gula Melaka, Pandan leaves, tapioca flour, and grated coconut.

Everytime i bought it and bit into it, I was sorely disappointed . It was hard compared to the soft yummy ones my mom used to make.

Growing up in my parents home, kuih kosui was a favourite mom would make. She's steam it, cut it up, roll it in grated coconut with a pinch of salt. We'd eat it right away, while still warm. That was heavenly. So soft, just the right texture and sweetness. How I miss mom's cooking.

I do buy nonya kuehs now and then, like ondeh ondeh.

I love how the sweet liquid gula melaka oozes out with every bite. The ones from bengawan solo are good.

Though I'm a nonya by birth, I hardly make kueh since I married out of the nonya clan. I buy my kuih instead :p

But I can make a mean chocolate truffle ;)

Saturday, 21 April 2012

The last piece of pizza

Barely had time to photograph this last slice of cheesy 7 bliss pizza before Luke ate it.

Paremesan cheese poured over it while I was taking this shot.