Gulab Jamun

Makes 12 pieces My most favorite Indian sweets is gulab jamun. I love it so much that I like to buy it for take out at lunch time. They are very expensive in Jakarta. 3 pieces for 18,000 Rupiahs. You can have 2 complete set of rice with meat and veggies for that price. It…

Hong Kong Egg Tarts

Makes 12 tarts My all time favorite sweet dim sum is Hong Kong egg tarts. I could eat as much as my tummy can hold. They are pretty, sweet and the texture is soft. My mom likes to make it as present for her friends. She says that it is easy to make but all…

Pacar Cina

Serves 4 This is a dessert that most of Indonesian children loves, Pacar Cina sweet porridge. These are colored tapioca pearls with coconut milk. In Javanese traditional market they combine this with biji salak and sweet rice flour porridge called bubur sum sum. I got some sent from my mother and my daughters always asked…

Suriname Coconut Milk Shaved Ice

Makes one portion One of my favorite style of shaved ice is the Suriname one. It is shaved ice, covered with syrup then added with coconut milk. I always let the ice melt a bit so that the syrup can blend with the coconut milk. Usually they sell this on stick in the form of…

Sweet condensed milk shaved ice

Makes one portion This is the typical shaved ice that Indonesian like, anything that will be topped with sweetened condensed milk. Today, I made this shaved ice with syrup, agar blocks and canned tropical fruit beneath. It is certainly going to be delicious for the hot weather treat. Ingredients: -shaved ice enough for one portion…

Matcha Kakigori

Serves 2 Japanese loves, shaved ice. In summer time, they will buy the ice shredder and heaps of syrup to make at home. Other open small stall in front of their store to sell these Kakigori. The more ala Japanese kakigori is their “Matcha Kakigori” which each portion can be expensive. This kind of shaved…

Syrup shaved ice

Serves 3 The weather is getting hotter and Mama Miyuki would like to post all her favorite shaved ice recipes. This debut edition is shaved ice with ordinary syrup or flavored soda. I remember when I was a little girl in elementary school. The weather was always very hot and as a child, I was…

Milk agar and Angko

Serves 3 As a mom, I usually prepare some sweet or snack for the children to nibble around 3 pm as my eldest daughter just arrived from school and everybody is a little bit hungry. Both of my kids love pudding so this time I made something very easy. It is milk pudding with canned…

Kinako Mochi

Makes 12 I took my daughters to eat outside and had kinako mochi for dessert. I loved it instantly and wanted to make some at home. So, I bought a bag of Kinako, soy bean flower for the experiment. This was a great recipe to practice with my eldest daughter.She was active during the whole…

Shiratama Zensai (Japanese Sweet Red Bean Soup)

Serves 2 It is still a little bit cold lately so warm desserts are nice to make. Let us make Japanese sweet red bean soup today which is so efficient and easy to make. This dessert consist of the shiratama mochi and red bean paste/angko. To cut the process, just buy premade angko in plastic…