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So far Lay Ean Eng has created 379 blog entries.

The ritual of gifting during festive seasons, and whether it is sustainable?

By |2024-02-19T13:03:58+11:00February 19th, 2024|Your Culture and Traditions, Your Family|

During Chinese Festive Season, cookies are often given as gifts as they are sweet and auspicious Chinese New Year has just passed. We have enjoyed the festive season [...]

Happy Chinese New Year 2024 – The Year of the Dragon

By |2024-02-04T17:22:54+11:00February 4th, 2024|Your Culture and Traditions, Your Family|

Welcome to the year of the wood Dragon  Here’s wishing you and your family a Happy Chinese New Year – the year of the Dragon! This year’s Chinese New Year falls on the 10th of February [...]

From the kitchen to connections and empowerment

By |2024-01-02T09:06:49+11:00January 1st, 2024|Fun in the kitchen with Kids!, Your Family|

Your kitchen - a natural classroom! My amazing editor, Dana, sent this link to me: There are two amazing articles in there, but for today, we are going [...]

Pandan – What is it? How to use it and what are the benefits?

By |2023-11-11T17:24:11+11:00November 11th, 2023|Nyonya Cuisine Made Simple|

Pandan is also known as skrewpine or “fragrant leaves” in Asia and is used for cooking. It can be seen growing abundantly, especially in South East Asia, and you [...]

The Special Flavours of Penang Street Food

By |2023-11-03T07:38:12+11:00October 27th, 2023|I Love My Food, Other Childhood Favourites, Your Family|

What is so special about that little island located on the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia (Malaya) by the Malacca Straits? It is called Penang Island, also known as [...]

Connections, Learning and Bonding all starts from HOME!

By |2023-10-23T14:06:42+11:00October 22nd, 2023|Fun in the kitchen with Kids!|

I always believe learning starts at HOME, whether they are learning languages, cooking, motor skills, nurturing, or establishing relationships with family and friends. It starts with the people around [...]

Connections, Culture and Childhood Favourite Dishes

By |2023-10-15T08:55:55+11:00October 15th, 2023|Other Childhood Favourites, Your Culture and Traditions, Your Family|

I had previously written about bridging the cultural and generational gaps through childhood dishes and why I am an advocate for introducing your favourite childhood dishes to your friends [...]

Five fun interactive activities that create connections during the school holidays

By |2024-01-01T11:41:38+11:00January 5th, 2023|Fun in the kitchen with Kids!, Your Family|

School Holidays… Just relax and breath… School holidays – the best time of the year! That's my experience. It is a great time to relax, lay around the house [...]

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 [...]

Teh Tarik

By |2022-01-19T10:38:44+11:00July 30th, 2020|Drink|

If you have purchased our tea from the shop, you will notice I call it "tea tarik", instead of tea, because it is the Malaysian specialty Tea. "Teh" in Malaysian [...]

Our childhood dishes – Nostalgia is the word!

By |2023-04-20T17:27:19+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 [...]

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

By |2022-01-19T11:37:10+11:00May 24th, 2020|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 [...]


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