Chinese culture

Teochew Mooncakes : Sze Thye Cake Shop


As the Mid-Autumn Festival looms closer, I look forward to eating traditional Teochew mooncakes. The elders in my extended family like Teochew la piah (flaky lard pastries 潮州朥饼). I made a trip to Sze Thye Cake Shop to buy some mooncakes for my family. Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth month Continue Reading

Hainan Chicken Poop Creeper 海南野生鸡屎藤


Hainan Chicken Poop Creeper (Paederia foetida) We were going to prepare a famous Hainanese dessert named Hainan Chicken Poop Creeper rice cakes (Kweh Dai Dean Bua). My sister-in-law sent her daughter-in-law and daughter to pick the wild chicken poop creeper  (Paederia foetida, also known as Chinese Fevervine herb) from a hill behind the village. I requested to tag Continue Reading