Jo & Matthew Wedding Cupcakes Dragonfly

Jo & Matthew wedding cupcakes

I would like to congratulate Jo & Matthew on their wedding celebration which was held last weekend at Ah Yat Abalone Restaurant, PJ. When I meet Jo and Matthew, they knew what they really want, cupcakes & dragonflies. Both of this awesome couple even had a pair of dragonfly embroided on their wedding gown and suit, so stylish indeed!

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CITY STAR RESTAURANT Taman Bukit Mayang Emas

Restaurant City Star

Hey I was invited to tag along with some well known foodies like Ken Chan, CK Lam , Anne & Cassandra from Gourmet Tour for a food indulgence, this time we dropped by Anne’s friends Chef’s MC Wong’s restaurant The City Star Restaurant, just nearby Tropicana Golf Club.

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Jeffrey Cheng Birthday Cupcakes from Big Boys Oven

Jeffrey Cheng

I just recieved some photos from our client Shirley who ordered a dozen of our birthday cupcakes and to my surprise, it was a birthday gift for one of our famous local actor and model Jeffrey Cheng.

Shirley, Jeffrey Cheeng & Ken Chin
Shirley, Jeffrey Cheng & Ken Chin

I was told that Jeffrey Cheng was a close friend of Shirkey who was in town that day to do a performance. I like watching one of the chinese drama series that he acted and currently rerunning on 8TV.

Shirley & Jeffrey Cheng
Shirley & Jeffrey Cheng

Happy Belated Birthday to you, Jeffery Cheng, from us Big Boys Oven . . . . . . . this is really awesome, me signing off Sunny Yaw.

NYONYA BREEZE Penang Finest Nyonya Cuisine

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Nyonya Breeze located at Abu Siti Lane is yet another delicious nyonya heritage gourmet that not to be missed if you are in visiting the Penang Island. Upon the invitation of Uncle Lee, we headed to Nyonya Breeze right after our baking class ended.

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According to my google search, six centuries ago, China’s Ming Dynasty began courting the kingdoms to the south, dispatching Admiral Zheng He on his seven epic journeys, during which he made port in Malacca and Singapore. To cement budding diplomatic and commercial ties with the kingdom of Malacca, the Imperial Princess Hang Li Po was married to Sultan Mansur Shah, the Sultan of Malacca at that time. Her entourage settled in Bukit Cina, marrying the local Malays and eventually growing and evolving into a class of straits-born Chinese, the ‘Peranakan’. Peranakan communities continue to grow in Malacca and later extended to Penang and Singapore.

Peranakan ladies were called Nyonyas while their male counterparts were labeled Babas. They retained many traditions and beliefs of their Chinese forefathers, and adopted many more from the local Malay community. Hokkien was enriched with Malay words, and the sarong and kebaya became everyday clothes for this emerging class. The Peranakan adapted – to the land and its colonial rulers

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Today’s Nyonyas and Babas have largely been assimilated into the Chinese community but the Nyonya art of cooking has been preserved, passed on from mothers to daughters through the centuries. Fusing Chinese, Malay, Indian and Western styles, Nyonya cuisine is prepared meticulously with great attention to detail, balancing aesthetics, aroma and taste. While Malacca and Singapore Nyonya cooking were influenced by their proximity to Indonesia, Penang Nyonya cuisine is laced with Thai secrets, being more sour and spicy. This is most evident in the many Kerabus the Penang Nyonya holds in her recipe book.

The preparation and cooking of Nyonya food can be a laborious, meticulous and time-consuming affair. The grinding, blending, pounding, and marinating of the ingredients can take several hours. Typical Nyonya spices complemented by the subtle fragrance of lemongrass, lengkuas (galangal or wild ginger), kunyit (turmeric root), fresh or dried chillies, candlenuts, shallots, kaffir lime leaves, pandan (screwpine), daun salam (fresh bay leaves), daun kesum(Thai basil leaves),daun kunyit(turmeric leaves) and ginger buds are crucial in the making of authentic Nyonya cuisine. Sauces made from coconut milk, tamarind seeds and curry pastes (freshly pounded with shallots, garlic, lemon grass, ginger and selected curry mix) is a testament of an excellent cooked meal at Nyonya Breeze

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A Birthday Cake for Markus

Markus one year old Birthday Cake

Last week I was cake racing having my fingers on cake sculpturing. I had to preparare a macaron tower, a few white wedding cakes for the bridal fair and this awesome cute 2 tier cake for Markus one year Birthday Celebration!!!

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LA LA CHONG Seafood Village

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We had Sidney’s birthday dinner celebration at La La Chong together with CK Lam, Teoh, Shirley, Shirley’s Juniour, Sidney and myself. It was not an easy to find hidden in a housing estate near the old Subang Airport. But I would say it was a discovery of jewel, the food that night was awesome delicious. Just perfect!

Lala Chong poached baby octopus
Poached Baby Octopus

The poarched Bay Octopus was dliciously done, the chilli sauce gave it a kick! A perfect dish to start off with! Lovely! :)

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Wedding Cakes by Sunny Yaw

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Sunny Yaw Wedding Cake Collection 1
WHITE DREAMS

Last weekend it was my first participation in a wedding fair and it was the Princely Wedding Fair 2010 held at The Prince Hotel & Residence Kuala Lumpur. It had been a long time that I wanted to have something beautiful, simple and pure for my wedding cakes, therefore this time it drove me heading toward to create a collection of white wedding cakes.

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Seang Lim Toptaste Prawn Mee Famous Hokkien Mee Penang

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It was early morning weekend breakfast where we meet up for a bowl of Prawn Mee or Famous Penang Hokkien Mee at Seang Lim along Macalister Road, located at a small food court which can’t be missed.

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Penny’s Macaron Tower by Sunny Yaw

Tamarind Juice at Tamarind Hill Restaurant

While waiting for Penny to arrive at the restaurant, they served me this awesome chilled tamraind juice at the bar. Thank you Tamarind Hill Restaurant (one of the most beautiful and authentic restaurant in the heart of the city of KL), they are so kind!

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Morning Breakfast at Eng Loh Cafeteria and Hotel Penang

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I though I was going to have breakfast at Tiffany but CK Lam brought me to this place called Eng Loh Cafeteria and Hotel for a morning brewed coffee. This coffeechop is one of CK Lam’s favourite due to a good cup of brewed cooffe and a great and very desirable bread toast.

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“It is difficult to resist of not having a cup of good morning coffee”, CK Lam explains.

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I was recommended to have a plate of homemade chinese red wine chicken egg noodle, and it was so gorgeous, very flavorful, tender chicken and crunchy noodles, amazing how beautiful can be found hidden in such places. I was told that the owner herself came from KL and settled in penang here.

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This was what i was waiting for, Indian hot toasted bread top with peanut butter and crushed peanuts, just freaking good! I am amazed of such simple food and yet so delicious and hard to find, truly a heritage toasted bread . . . . I just love it, you better grab a toast if you are in the neighboourhood, me Sunny Yaw!

Kafeteria Dan Hotel Eng Loh
Jalan Gereja (Church Street), Penang
8.00am – 3.00pm Closed on Sunday

Sunny Yaw Wedding Cake Collection at Princely Wedding Fair 2010

Wedding Cake by Sunny Yaw
Sunny Yaw Wedding Cake Collection

This week is rather a busy week for me. I am preparing some of my 2010 Wedding Cake Collection for The Princely Wedding Fair 2010 starting from this 9-10th January 2010 at Prince Hotel & Residence Kuala Lumpur. Not only that, I will be setting up a wedding dessert table featuring my sweet tooth limited desserts specially for you and the guests on this 9th January at about 1pm. So at the moment it is not fun at all as loads of hot steam flourishing through my studio! lol! :( If you want to know what will be installing for you this coming weekend, just come to the Princely Wedding 2010 starting from 11am.

Princely Wedding 2010 will be another exciting event where lucky ladies will get Bubbly Brides make over and will be dressed in awesome beautiful gown plus one portrait shot photography. Guests may also enter the Princely Wedding Contest and the most exciting of the day will be Bridal Fashion Show by Carven Ong’s Couture presented by DIVA production. If you are free on this saturday morning, do drop by at this wonderful event and you never know who you may bump into, hey come and see me also, me me! :) . . . so see you yeah, have to be back to my studio, my cake is burning :( , love Sunny Yaw !

2 Days Sale Only
UP to 70% Discount @ Carven Ong Couture on 9th – 10th Jan 2010

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Lam Ah Coffee Shop Lebuh Chulia Penang

Kedai Kopi Lam Ah

Lovely Penang, unique and full of culture. I just love walking along the narrow streets, glancing through the old pre-war shop lots. This time I stopped at Lebuh Chulia, a street where a heaven for backpackers, affordable lodging. I was introduced to this small corner coffee shop named Lam Ah Coffeeshop which was really unique by itself, a very old coffee shop but served the best most refreshing fresh nutmeg juice. I just love it at the first sight, delicious beyond imagination, just speechless. A drink that you must try yourself if you are in the area.

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One of the great discovery, an awesome nutmeg juice to kill the thirst!

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