Foodie Friday: Green Tea, Red Bean, Coconut Bread

Green Tea, Red Bean, Coconut Bread: three flavors in one bread! I couldn't pass up on this new offering at Ranch 99. The bread has the same thickness of Taiwan toast. The flavors are distributed right down the middle (coconut on one side, green tea on the other). The bread has my favorite ingredients, so I shouldn't complain too much...but I do wish it had more earthy green tea flavor. P.S. Don't you just love the colors? … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Mango Sticky Rice

Mango sticky rice: sweet dessert made with fresh fruit and coconut-flavored rice This is generally a seasonal dish, when mangoes are freely available. It's definitely a dessert, since it's got sweetened rice and ripe mangoes. It's a nice combo because you've got the soft chewiness of the sticky rice paired with juicy fruit. I also like the coconut flavoring of the milk, which gives it a tropical taste. Here's a recipe to make¬†mango sticky rice at home. Fun fact: In Malaysia, they have a … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Taiwan Toast

Taiwan toast: sliced bread, with your choice of topping Imagine the fluffiest, whitest bread you can find--and that's Taiwan toast. It boasts a thick, square form that's extremely soft (even the crusts melt in your mouth). True to its name, you pop it into the toaster to get it the proper crispy golden brown. Then the spread goes on top, things like Nutella, peanut butter, or anything your heart desires. In fact, it has been elevated into an art form of a dessert. I tried this kind at a local … [Read more...]