Homemade Bak Kut Teh

Bak kut teh is a famous dish originated from our very own Port Klang, Malaysia. Back in the olden days, the Chinese immigrants who worked as coolies at the port took bak kut teh with rice as breakfast to give them the energy boost so that they could work throughout the day. This energy boosting tonic had since been introduced to the Chinese all over Malaya and Singapore and brought to fame as a delicacy till today. I finally endeavoured to cook this very famous bak kut teh at home.

Few years back, as a novice cook, it seemed like a very difficult dish to cook. I realized now it is just like cooking soup with some extra ingredients. I bought two packets of the below bak kut teh, it said 1 packet for 1.5 litre of water, I was cooking a big pot, so two packets will be more flavourful.

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Happy Breastfeeding Week!

When I was pregnant with my baby, the nurse asked me whether I would breastfeed. I earnestly told her, “I hope to, I hope I will have sufficient milk to feed my baby.” The nurse brushed it off saying “Of course, you would have sufficient milk if you breastfeed.”

Thank God she was right! 🙂 Breastfeeding is the most natural thing to do, as God and nature intended it to be. There will be those who tell you all sorts of stories to discourage you before you deliver, during the first crucial week and every single day after that. Ignore them! Seek advice from professional mother-baby caregivers instead. Continue reading


Tracing my Hakka Roots

I am a Cantonese speaking Hakka. Since young when asked of my dialect group, I have always replied, “My dad is a Hakka and mom is a Cantonese, but we speak Cantonese at home.” Little did I know this answer is similar to saying that my parents are like Romeo and Juliet, only that they survived their fate. 😀 Continue reading