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Steamed Nian Gao with Coconut
2 tbsps water
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup grated dried coconut
1 -2 big nian gao, cut into bite size pieces
1. Mix 2 tablespoons water and salt with coconut and steam for about 8 minutes. Remove and set aside.
2. Steam the nian gao for about 8 minutes.
3. Coat the nian gao with grated coconut. You can make it into small ball and served into pandan leave cup or with banana leave.
Posted by Jean's Asian Cooking at 5:48 PM
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Time flies, I can’t believe Christmas is just around the corner and another year has almost gone by. Festive season are always my favorite. I was growing up in a very big family with 49 cousins then, now about triple in size, and festive seasons have been the best time to get together. We normally enjoy cooking, eating, sharing and celebrating. After married abroad and travelling and living few years in different countries, there are more and more celebrations to enjoy in life.
Since moving to Melbourne, things are a bit quiet, sometimes both our parents have to remind us or send us photos to show what they celebrate. It makes me miss them so much for the good times we used to have. Well, I have to face it. I am not quietly sitting and tearing missing. In here I try to catch up as much as possible and teach my children what Australian festivals have to offer. Of course, one of the best festivals ever is Christmas. I am very grateful we are surrounded by nice and friendly neighbors. We have already celebrated the big event together, one day with the back neighbor and the next with few front neighbors. Our tables were full of different food from different origins: European, Aussie and Asian. What more can I ask for? Friends and neighbors are the closest ‘relative’ we have here. Thanks for their supports and friendship for so many years. Thank you.
For all of you who are reading, I wish you and your entire family a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!
Posted by Jean's Asian Cooking at 12:55 PM
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Health Star Rating
It is a cold start for the Spring in Melbourne. I hope you all have a great week. I keep myself warm indoor and far away from the pollens which I am sensitive to. Besides, starting from this week I have a new challenge to complete. It is to improve a few packaging products to achieve the higher health star rating as possible. Well, the target is 4 stars rating. It is not easy but it is possible since I had done it before. I just need to use my ‘magic’ formulas to turn it right! Fingers crossed!
So, what is health star rating system anyway? It is basically designed to help customers easily compare similar products to make healthier choices. The more stars it has, the healthier the product is. You can find more information at http://healthstarrating.gov.au
Posted by Jean's Asian Cooking at 11:24 PM