Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Arrow roots

The CNY season brings about plenty of seasonal delicacies. And this arrow root is one of them. Through a recommendation from a friend we bought some arrow roots and made some chips. This is the first time that we tried and tasted the arrow roots. All you need to do is to slice them thinly and fry them. You dont need to add anything to it. It is very delicious and crispy. Tastes sweeter than potato chips.
In no time the chips all disappeared from the plates.
You could also stir fry them with chicken. I didnt have the opportunity to try it yet but I could imagine the taste.

Thursday, February 07, 2008


Happy CNY to everyone.
Hopefully there will be more cheese this year ... !

Monday, February 04, 2008

Of rainy days and comfort food

The last few days weather has been moody and it often rains in the evenings. I love it since I dont have to water the plants. Spent the morning clearing up a patch in the back yard and digging some tapioca. Tapioca relates back to the good old days and it was a staple food during the japanese occupation. Life was hard then ( according to stories from our grandmothers )
There was not enough rice so the village folks grew tapioca. Infact the humble tapioca is very versatile. A lot of dishes and cakes can be made from
the roots. But an all time favourite is just to boil them and eat it with some fresh dessicated coconut and brown sugar. And some hot black coffee to go along. Better still have it on a rainy afternoon. It definitely will warm up the soul. This is just some simple pleasure of the village folks.

The tapioca roots.

The boiled tapioca served with fresh dessicated coconut.

The lucky bamboo for chinese new year celebration. Holiday season is here again.
Welcome RAT !