Chinese Rice Puffs

Chinese rice puffs (a.k.a. sachima): rectangular pastry cakes with almost braided layers I remember eating these as a kid. They've also been called Chinese Rice Krispies, but the consistency is totally different. It's not chewy or gooey and has a soft, pillowy texture (especially on the inside). The exterior is golden or golden brown (and can be fried). Some cooks will add surprises to the mix: sesame seeds, raisins, or dried coconut. The pastry squares aren't too sweet. Fun fact: … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Sticky Candy

Sticky candy: handmade Malaysian candies My Malaysian relatives got the kiddos some handmade candy. They come in a cute jar and have various designs. These hard candies feature smiling happy faces as well as some more intricate designs of animals. The flavors offered range from regular fruits, like strawberry and watermelon, to more unique ones like lychee and passionfruit. I wasn't there in person to see the store, but I hear that they make the candy in front of you. They even offer more … [Read more...]