Monthly Archives: February 2014

I Didn’t Know It Had A Name!

I Didn't Know It Had A Name!

I was enjoying this Peranakan kueh when I happened to look down at what I was eating. My skin began to crawl and goose bumps began popping up as I stared at the tiny little holes that went all the way through.

I then decided to look it up and post this photo of the cross section of my delicious kueh. Do have have the same reaction when you look at it? Comment ifyou do and describe how you feel. It would be interesting to know if it is different from mine.

“Trypophobia” (Greek for “boring holes” + “fear”) is the irrational fear of clustered holes!
There you have it. Now I have to live with another phobia apart from my acrophobia AND claustrophobia.

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February 23, 2014 · 5:39 pm

The Year of the Horse 2014. 新年快乐!

恭喜发财! Here’s wishing all of you  a Prosperous Lunar New Year! A touch of Longevity doesn’t hurt either. 😛

This is the festive period of the year where good food and family values come together.

What is more representative of Chinese New Year custom than the Reunion dinner (年夜飯)?

Glistening grilled shrimps.

Succulent scallops. Sesame oil marinated pork. Bouncy fish spheres (balls sounds too crude ~lol).

The freshest flower crabs with oozing roe.

Spicy chicken curry. And the very intense pork ribs simmered in candlenut (Aleurites moluccana) sauce.

And aside from the gastronomic indulgence. A few images of the festive symbolisms.

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