Category Archives: Cakes and pastry

Cheese Tikoy

Naki-Chinese New Year din kami by enjoying this CNY cake from our thoughtful friend from the PJI office. She always remembers kahit anong okasyon ang dumating. We appreciate it, ma’am. Thank you! 🙂

My daughter ordered a box of Tikoy from Henlin the other day and was able to cook half of it. This is easy to cook or fry. Sliced it thinly and dip in egg before frying. Fry for a few minutes until golden brown. It’s best served with coffee or anything you have.

Nian gao, sometimes translated as year cake or Chinese New Year’s cake, is a food prepared from glutinous rice flour and consumed in Chinese cuisine. While it can be eaten all year round, traditionally it is most popular during Chinese New Year. Wikipedia

New Fave Snack

N introduced us to this new snack (or dessert for us) called Kumori. This was her second order from their online store. We have tried their carrot cake and hanjuku ube on New Year’s Eve. At dahil masarap sya, N decided to order again last weekend.

Box on the left: Carrot Nut, a Japanese-style sliced carrot cake mixed with walnuts, raisins and cinnamon.

Right box: Hanjuku Ube, half baked Japanese style ube cheesecake with a rich & moist cream cheese center.

Both pastries have the right amount of sweetness. Ube cheesecake is actually addicting because super soft nya. Medyo bitin at moderate lang ang kain, mahirap na. Haha!

Our Simple Christmas and New Year’s Eve Food

Another year has passed and we are starting a new leaf on the calendar. We are thankful for the food we shared on the table and I’m sharing our simple salo-salo picture on Christmas and New Year’s Eve here for posterity’s sake.

Our DD ordered our food on Christmas Eve. It is her way of treating the family since she got a new job before the year ends. The food came from different sources. We have pizza and Charlie Chan Chicken Pasta from Yellow Cab; chicken wings and fries from Frankie’s; cake from Cake 2 Go; and puto calisiao from Decena Puto Calasiao.

Since we are only four in the family we made the food lasts until the next day. The pizza and cake for two days or so.

Our simple New Year’s Eve food was courtesy of our niece. The delicious combo include sushi bake, baked spaghetti and banana cake. Not in photo was KFC Hot Shots.

We may have been affected by the worldwide health crisis in 2020, but let’s not forget to be thankful for friends and loved ones who always remember and look after us in times of need. May we not forget to pray and hope for all the good things to happen in 2021. Let’s toast for a healthier and brighter 2021!