Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

A Comprehensive Guide to Yu Sheng

Writer Jo-ann Huang investigates a Lunar New Year tradition specific to Southeast Asia that has confounded her for over a decade At Chinese New Year, few dishes are as divisive as Yu Sheng. Do you revel in the ritual, tossing veggies as high as you can? Or do you have to be dragged kicking and screaming by your elders, rolling your eyes at how silly and superstitious it seems? Perhaps it’s less the ritual than the actual dish itself. While …

Kueh Belanda or Peranakan Love Letters

Legend has it that these sweet confections were used to hide messages exchanged by secret lovers. There is no secret to making them, though, but you will need an electrical mould or Love Letter Plates from your local bakery supplier.

Hokkien Ngoh Hiang

Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside! This unique Hokkien and Teochew dish is filled with all the goodness in each roll, and it will never be enough for everybody! Here’s bringing to you Hokkien Ngoh Hiang and this recipe is brought to you by ShareFood.sg contributor Irene Tan, where she shares her Ah Ma’s recipe. When a recipe is passed down from generations to generations, that’s when you know it’s good! Full post here.

Sweet and Sour Sea Cucumber with Fish Maw

Every dish that is served during Chinese New Year has an auspicious meaning behind it! Our friends at ShareFood.sg bring you this recipe prepared by Jessie Koey, who is a stay home mum and a recipe blogger. In her home town back in Malaysia, this is a family classic dish – Sweet and Sour Sea Cucumber with Fish Maw. The recipe is below, and you can read their full post here.

Eight Auspicious Dishes for Chinese New Year

Food is an essential element of Chinese New Year, with many families investing great time and effort to prepare and serve traditional dishes. The New Year is meant to mark new beginnings, so it’s important to many Chinese that they eat foods considered to be auspicious. From meat and sweet treats to salads and fruit, these are some of the foods widely believed to bring prosperity, wealth, good luck and longevity. Yusheng Yee sang is a uniquely Malaysian-Singaporean salad served cold …

Cook Up a Storm this Lunar New Year with Cooking Classes

It’s that time of year once again to feast on your favourite Chinese New Year delicacies. But instead of paying high prices for reunion dinners at Chinese restaurants or buying branded snacks, why not try preparing some of these dishes at home? If you are still struggling to get just the right levels of sweet, sour and buttery in your pineapple tarts, you are in luck. Several cooking and baking schools in Singapore are offering a series of classes specifically …