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So far Lay Ean Eng has created 343 blog entries.

Our childhood dishes are one of most powerful connectors to our heritage

By |2021-02-21T08:21:34+11:00February 22nd, 2021|Your Culture and Traditions|

For the past many months, since the pandemic lock down, it is wonderful to see so many very good home cooks sharing their creations on social media. While going through [...]

How to keep up the Chinese New Year traditions with your young family living in a new country?

By |2021-02-09T09:12:44+11:00January 21st, 2021|Your Culture and Traditions, Your Family|

Traditions travel with people, and as we are gearing up for the Chinese New Year 2020, as Chinese families living away from their own families, are we still keeping up [...]

Penang famous biscuits – Tau Sar Pniah and Tambun Pniah part 2

By |2020-10-29T16:09:15+11:00October 29th, 2020|I Love My Food, Nyonyalicious|

Photo credit @Soon Hiang Penang If you are from Malaysia or have travelled to Malaysia, you will know that Tau Sar and Tambun biscuits are popular biscuits in Malaysia, particularly [...]

Our childhood dishes – Nostalgia is the word!

By |2020-07-02T13:34:14+10:00July 2nd, 2020|I Love My Food, Your Culture and Traditions, Your Family|

What does food represent for you? If you have watched the most recent Masterchef Australia, you would have seen judge Melissa Leong was moved to tears with Poh's Malaysian Curry [...]

How can we remain connected and share our love with our family, friends and community during this time of social distancing?

By |2020-05-24T17:00:51+10:00May 24th, 2020|Fun in the kitchen with Kids!, Your Family|

I hope all of you are well and safe. It has been a very crazy few weeks, and today I can finally sit down to pen a note to all [...]

Introducing our new Little Nyonya range of Vegetarian Pastes

By |2020-12-14T10:10:16+11:00February 2nd, 2020|Must Have In Nyonya Kitchen|

I am so excited!! Our new vegetarian range of pasteshave just arrived! Currently we have 4 flavours for this range - Curry Chicken, Rendang, Penang White Curry Mee and Nyonya [...]

Tok Panjang and its significance in the Peranakan household

By |2019-11-19T15:07:34+11:00November 14th, 2019|Your Culture and Traditions|

Source: Lillian Tong @ Peranakan Museum Penang http://www.pinangperanakanmansion.com.my/ Growing up, I would sometimes hear the phrase “so and so is doing a Tok Panjang” or my grandmother would say, “kemai [...]

The connection between your childhood food and your culture and heritage

By |2020-06-30T11:12:21+10:00July 15th, 2019|I Love My Food, Your Family|

“If you don’t know your roots, you are like a leaf that does not know you are part of a tree“. Source: The Little Nyonya drama series In the previous [...]

How to support your aging parents when you live far away from them – part 2

By |2019-06-12T15:05:43+10:00February 18th, 2019|Your Family|

This is a topic that I know many migrant families will face, especially for those living far away from their loved ones. It is one that I myself am currently [...]

The rituals of giving and receiving red packets during Chinese New Year

By |2021-02-09T15:30:25+11:00January 28th, 2019|Your Culture and Traditions|

Chinese New Year is just around the corner, and everyone is gearing up for the most important celebration in the Chinese culture.  In Australia, Chinese New Year is not a [...]

Modern Day Electronic Gadgets and Your Children – Friends or Foe?

By |2019-06-12T16:10:10+10:00January 16th, 2019|Your Family|

I have talked about the advantages of modern day electronic gadgets and their roles in family dynamics, so today let’s explore their roles in your children’s lives. When I was running [...]

Connect and bond with your children through meaningful interactions – Involve them!

By |2019-06-13T06:18:21+10:00January 16th, 2019|Your Family|

I still whole heartedly believe that children can learn so much from HOME, play and interacting with people they love and trust. They learn through being hands on, i.e. helping you [...]

If you have not done grocery shopping with your children in a while, this may a good reason to start again

By |2019-06-16T08:31:42+10:00January 14th, 2019|Fun in the kitchen with Kids!|

Connect, Learn and have FUN grocery shopping with your children. I was grocery shopping with my son on the weekend and he mentioned that the pricing on some items on [...]

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