Quest for the Layered Lapis

By Mildred Jones One of the most popular cakes to be eaten here is the Layered Lapis. It is believed that the cake is a Dutch- Indonesian version of the European multi layered ‘Spit Cake’. It is firm in texture and consists of a various blend of cardamom, cinnamon, clove, mace and star anise. The Dutch have renamed the cake *‘Spekkoek’, which translates to ‘Spice … Continue reading Quest for the Layered Lapis

Cheng Teng Dessert Recipe

The weather has been ridiculously hot recently and it made me crave Cheng Teng so I decided to cook it. Cheng Teng is one of my favourite local dessert and is great to have during hot weather or any day really to combat body heat. It’s not difficult to cook but has a lot of steps that can be tedious. On occasions when I’m too lazy to cook it and bought from stores, I’m often disappointed because of how much fragrance essence is used, urgh! Continue reading Cheng Teng Dessert Recipe