Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Making of tutu cakes

This is a very local cake sold in Singapore. They are known as tutu cakes or kueh tutu.
A short video on making kueh tutu

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Singapore River Hongbao 2009 - Food Fair

I love to take video of these food vendors at work. :)

Satay stall and hot dogs stall

Stall selling prawn patties

Monday, February 2, 2009

Food Fair at Singapore River Hongbao Part 1

At the food fair, it is so very interesting to see the different stalls selling different food. The stall that is inside is selling japanese cuttlefish ball and the stall nearer to me is selling the cabbage omelette.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Ren Ri - Toss of Yusheng

Yusheng meaning "raw fish" is a Chinese New Year dish, served traditionally on the seventh day of Chinese New Year or Ren Ri ("Everyman's Birthday"). It is a salad dish made of thin slices of raw fish and various spices, mixed with tossing actions by diners.

In Chinese legends, nuwa is the goddess who created the world. She created the animals on different days, and human beings on the seventh day after the creation of the world. For more information on the origins you can read from wikipedia.

Arranged on a large serving plate, the colourful array of ingredients include raw fish, shredded green and white radish drained of liquid, shredded carrots adding a bright orange tinge to the dish, pickled ginger, crushed nuts and pomelo. The ingredients are topped with various condiments including deep-fried flour crisps, crushed peanuts, sesame seeds, cinnamon, pepper and other spices. All at the table would then jointly toss the salad with a generous portion of plum sauce and cooking oil to add sweetness and taste.

Now we toss the yusheng as high as possible for luck and as we toss, we need to chant "Lo Hei" which is cantonese toss for luck.

For more information on yusheng, you can view source from Infopedia.