All posts tagged: Desserts

Recipe: Cheng Tng (清汤)

When we were kids, my late dad would bring us to places to have this cold, sweet dessert.  In those days, we did not have a refrigerator at home, so having this cold dessert was definitely a special treat for us. Missing Dad plus the extreme hot weather recently, Cheng Tng seems to be a good option to combat the heat and bring me some good childhood memories.  For some of you who are not familiar with this dessert, Cheng Tng literally means clear soup. It is both light and refreshing. Some might think that Cheng Tng is easily available at hawker centres or food courts, so why bother to cook it yourself. You need to bear in mind that many of the Cheng Tngs that you consume outside have a lot of fragrance essence added into it, which is why I prefer to cook it at home. I can also adjust the ingredients according to my preference. Feel free to share your Cheng Tng cooking experience and the preferred ingredients you like to use …

Recipe: Vegan Sago Gula Melaka – Sago Pudding with Palm Sugar

Sago Gula Melaka is one of our family’s favourite desserts. The chewy texture of the pearl sago, drenched with the sweet and smoky flavoured gula melaka (palm sugar) syrup and the fragrant creamy coconut milk is always the perfect dessert to round up our meal. For those who loves bubble tea which is quite a craze in Singapore, you will most probably like this dessert as well, as the sago pearls are very similar except that they are smaller in size. This classic trio is definitely a treat for those who have sweet tooth. It is so delicious and extremely easy to make. It is also suitable for vegans! I am sure you will love it as much as we do. Beware, you can’t stop at one, we always finish ours the moment they are out of the fridge!! If you like this recipe, be generous and give us some feedback/comments below. We would also like to welcome you to join our Mummy’s Kitchen Facebook Group for food lovers like you, whether newbie or veteran. You can …

Food Review: Miyama Café, Saigon

Miyama had us smitten from the start. Using organic ingredients from their garden in Dalat, their desserts have less sugar and doesn’t use and artificial colouring. So all the colouring in the desserts and food is natural. This allows you to indulge in their yummy desserts without the guilt. It’s been one year and half years since the opening of this specialty dessert café, and they have constantly been revamping their menu to better suit their customers. So don’t be surprised if the desserts that we mentioned are no longer available! The café is a modern Tokyo-styled café based in the centre of the bustling city of Saigon. The glass panes that encloses their minimalist space casts plenty of natural light into the café whilst providing you with a sense of escapism from the urban city. It is a rather tough gem to find as it is not located on the same floor as the rest of the eateries. It is situated on the 3rd floor, in the corner lot of Saigon Centre, right next to Levi’s. …

Recipe: Split Mung Bean Dessert with Chinese Cruller (Lek Tao Suan with You Tiao – 绿豆爽油条)

As you may have observed by now, I am not a diehard dessert person. But some desserts do have a hold on me and one of them is this Lek Tao Suan with You Tiao. I literally grew up with this kind of desserts, not cupcakes or cheesecakes. Yet another nostalgic food that brings back childhood’s memories! This is a Teochew dessert which is commonly known as Lek Tau Suan. It is usually served with Chinese cruller or you tiao. It is believed that mung beans have a cooling effect and can aid the body in reducing heatiness. Whatever it is, this starchy and gooey concoction is so good that it will warm your stomach and your heart! Mind you, you will not stop at 1 bowl! If you have not tried this before, give it a go. It is so easy to cook and just thinking of it makes me want to cook it again tomorrow …. Hope you will try this recipe and be generous and give us some feedback/comments via our blog. …

I’m baked.. Are you?

Recently, baked organised a tea party, and I was fortunate enough to be invited! When I got there, I was really impressed with the decorations. It was so simple and yet so pretty and the desserts looked really, really good. If you’re anything like me, by this point of the post, you’re seating in your seat salivating and wishing that you could taste these yummy looking desserts. While I can’t offer you some, here’s what I thought of baked‘s dessert table. If you LOVEE chocolate, but don’t like the sickening sensation of consuming too much, this would be perfect for you. The Hazelnut Tartlet is simple in its looks but tastes oh-so-heavenly. The hazelnut filling is smooth and fluid without being overwhelmingly sweet and is complimented by the cocoa flavoured tart. I couldn’t resist having more than one! The Apple Cinnamon Cupcakes with Caramel Frosting is by far my FAVOURITE of the whole dessert table. The caramel frosting has a sugary and buttery consistency which is balanced out by the fruity apple cinnamon base. I …