Nyonya Dumpling Nyonya Chang

The Dumpling Festival this year falls on June 20th. If you plan to get Nyonya Dumpling a.k.a Nyonya Chang to celebrate the festival, you can order from me. :D These are made by a Nyonya from Melaka, living in Melaka.

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Many friends who have tried my mom’s Nyonya Chang gave it a thumbs up. We received comments like,

“I have been looking for this for years. It is as good as my late grandma’s Nyonya Chang.”

“The rice was nice, soft and chewy. The pork filling was just as flavourful as the outlet where we use to buy.”

“Your mom’s chang is the only Nyonya Chang my mom angguk bagus.”

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My mom is a perfectionist. She makes sure her Nyonya Chang is almost perfect triangle and neatly tuck in and tied. I tried helping her, she rejected mine saying that it is not pretty. First impression is very important, she said. Since she single-handedly make every single piece of the Nyonya Chang, she only make max 50 pieces per day. So, you can assure the quality of her Nyonya Chang. No mass production.

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I am arranging another group buy for my customers in KL. The collection will be at Ara Damansara or maybe Jln Gasing. You can place your order with me and once I get the collection date and time finalised, I’ll inform you. It will be some time in 2nd week June. Email me at cencalukbelacan@gmail.com or Whatsapp at 012-2544606.

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These were taken last month. Part of the 400pcs that my mom’s made for my KL customers.

Nyonya Pineapple Tarts in KL

Nyonya Pineapple Tarts

Praise God this year I have quite a number of orders for my Nyonya Pineapple Tart from my KL friends so I am taking the extra mile by sending them with no additional charges; free shipping!

I make these Nyonya Pineapple Tarts from scratch…

hubby skinning d pineapples

hubby cooking d pineapples

me making the tarts

I improvised my mom’s traditional recipe. This year I am making these tarts using Anchor Pure Butter not Planta margarine. Butter is better and margarine, obviously. And of course, no preservative added. So, don’t keep too long till it turns moldy. The longest we tried to keep was 1 month from the day of baking.

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more nyonya pineapple tarts

They come in the rectangle container of 15pcs at RM15/container. They will be delivered to my friend’s condo at Sri Hartamas or Kota Damansara. Collect from there if you place your order here.

To order, you can Whatsapp or SMS me at 012-2544606. :D TQ!

Nyonya Chang

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Doesn’t it look yummy. This Nyonya Chang is made by my mom. I sold quite a number of them to my friends in KL. They just can’t get enough of it. The photo above is from one of my Nyonya Chang customer.

Unfortunately, I do not know how to make Nyonya Chang. All because I do not fancy eating it. I love Nyonya Pineapple Tarts, so I picked up the skill from my mom and now, I am as good as her in making Nyonya Pineapple Tarts sans the pineapple jam. Unfortunately again, my kids love eating Nyonya Chang. So, for the love of my children, I must learn how to make it. Just, I do not know when I’ll start. ;)

Fine Dining at Home

Someone I recently get to know from my Facebook group, bless us with a good sum of cash. She specifically told me to spend the money for myself and my children. “Buy something nice for yourself and children.” she said. The first thing that came to my mind was bringing them to Kensington to enjoy some steak which they have been asking for but we can’t afford to bring my family of 8 there.

Later, I got a better idea which cost lesser. I bought some beef from the market and made beef steak dinner for them. No hassle of making sure they behave well and did not spill or drop anything while dining in a fine dining restaurant.

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They can eat as much as they like without dirtying Kensington’s table skirt hangers. I am sure they can always order more skirt hangers – premiertablelinens.com but the best is still dining in the comfort of our home.

Simple and Easy Scones Recipe

raisin scones

I love eating scones but to buy them is so expensive. I usually get mine from Pattifrance at RM1.50 for a small piece. Thanks to a friend who shared this Simple and Easy Scones Recipe, I am able to bake the above. As good as Pattifrance’s. :D

Here is the Simple and Easy Scones recipe.

500g Self Raising Flour
50g sugar (I use brown sugar at 80g)
1/4 tsp salt
110g butter (cold butter cut in cubes)

Mix them up with your hands till they have crumbs like texture.

Make a well and pour in 300ml of milk in the middle and slowly work around the well to mix the flour in.

I like to eat my scones without the jam and with raisins/blackcurrant. So I added around 150g of raisins/blackcurrant to the mixture. Once well mixed, tip over to the counter, lightly press and work to a thick round disc and cut cut cut cut cut cut cut cut.

Egg wash for nicer colour. I did not use in the above picture and it looks kinda pale, right? :)

Bake at 200 degrees in oven around 10-12 minutes.

And here is the instructional Youtube video on how to make the Simple and Easy Scones http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tlQn7iePV4

Kerepek Ubi Pedas Batu Pahat

Kerepek Ubi Batu Pahat

I am a fan of Kerepek Ubi Kayu Pedas. When I was young, one packet is being sold at 10 cents each. The kerepek is crunchy, sweet but not super sweet and hot, spicy, pedas! When I eat it, I’ll will dig for the piece that has the most chili stuck to it. Syiok! Those days, it was made by the locals here in Melaka. Now, the same type of Kerepek Ubi Pedas is branded as Kerepek Ubi Pedas Batu Pahat. I have no idea why is that so. I bought the above packet from my old time kampung friend who married a Batu Pahat girl and since then started selling all sorts of kerepek “imported” from Batu Pahat. He even named his shop Kerepek Batu Pahat. The next buy, I must ask him, why is Kerepek Batu Pahat so famous.

Oh ya! All my kids, even the youngest loves eating Kerepek Pedas Batu Pahat. The above packet is sold at RM8 each. My children can finish it within hours!

Our Very Own BBQ Nite

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Every Chinese New Year we will have BBQ nite which is prepared by my Singh BIL as the chef with the help of his daughters and the rest of us. No one can beat his BBQ meat. He uses the best quality meat and the marinade sauces too. It is a night where everyone look forward too every day. There will be those who does the BBQing at one corner, the smaller children playing fireworks at another corner and the youth chit chatting, strumming their guitar and the adult catching up on each other at the “makan” table.

The above is ours. No special marinade sauce. Just the every day ingredients that we can from out kitchen and fridge was being used to marinade our chicken wing. Most importantly we had a good family bonding session over food. :)

Coconut Sunday

Every Sunday is a hot Sunday here and coconut is a MUST to cool our body. One of the advantages of living in a kampung is I get fresh young coconut FOC. I just need hubby’s help to pluck it down and I’ll do the rest.

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That’s me, cutting the young coconut.

coconut flesh

I love this part the most. To scrape out the flesh of the young coconut. And my 2.5yo will be waiting next to me to eat some of it before it goes into the jug. Of all my 6 children, she loves coconut juice and the flesh more than the rest.

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And this is mine, with ice. :D

Nyonya Chang and Pineapple Tarts

My mom and I are going to be super busy tomorrow. I have an order of Nyonya Chang and Pineapple Tarts to be collected on Monday. It is a bit rushing for me coz I just received the order yesterday.

Immediately, I went to order pineapples to make the pineapple jam. Went shopping to buy flour, sugar and eggs. Went pasar malam to buy the chang’s leaves and string.

This morning, I went to collect them, then my mom skinned them and my dad got his friend’s favor to grate it using his coconut grater. This afternoon, my mom cooked the jam.

My mom will be making the Nyonya Chang early tomorrow morning then continue with the pineapple tarts till I come to help her after church.

You see, she is the superwoman, not me. ;)

Delicious Nyonya Chang for Sale

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This is my mom’s Nyonya Chang. Authentically Nyonya. Of course lar hah…we are from the Baba Nyonya clan. ;) My mom started making Nyonya Chang daily so that my brother can sell at his Nasi Lemak and Cendol stall.

So, if any of you are coming to Melaka and looking for good Nyonya Chang, buzz me at cencalukbelacan@gmail.com.

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