31 Jan '12, 4am

Food.

Food.

It's a traditional Teochew dessert that sends me straight back to my childhood. A spoonful of sticky, oily and deliciously sweet orh nee, which means yam paste in Teochew, conjures up happy memories of hearty family meals at Teochew restaurants. But these days, I avoid buying commercially-made orh nee or even ordering it at restaurants as disappointment often follows. Maybe it is because these days, the use of pork lard is no longer in vogue, and this is one of the key ingredients to giving the yam paste that punchy oomph despite its rather plain appearance. I also suspect that store-bought orh nee is made with plain vegetable oil, which fails to deliver the real yam paste experience. Some restaurants serve the yam paste with only gingko nuts. Another common version is the one which features coconut milk, which I do not quite fancy. My favourite is the version that feature...

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