Family trip to Sekinchan

30th-31st January 2016 My favourite saying is “It is not where you go that matters, it is who you are with that matters”. And this family trip to Sekinchan was exactly it. Throughout the weekend, there were big smiles on everyone’s faces and laughter so loud I think the other side of KL could have…

Bye Bye Kong Kong

January 11th 2014 2 years ago, one of the most important people in my life left me along many loved ones – my maternal grandfather, Kong Kong. He was such a caring grandfather.. Even when he was breathless and in lots of discomfort for the past months, he was still making sure I had the…

[Recipe] Winter Solstice Festival (“Ball Ball” day)

In the Chinese Lunar Calendar, winter solstice falls on December 22 or 23 (solar calendar) every year. For the past 22 years, I never knew Chinese Winter Solstice Festival was more important than Chinese New Year. I just knew that no matter what you must do whatever you can to have at least one tang…

[Recipe & Story] Congee: Ultimate comfort food

This is comfort food to me 🙂 It’s perfect for breakfast, dinner, lunch, snack, whenever.. My dad would say it’s for sick people but let’s ignore that comment because it’s not good energy for my soul 😛 hahaha I just love congee, especially when it’s made well. When it’s cooked well, it’s silky and smooth, the…

A trip down memory lane: Apam balik

Apam balik is Malaysian peanut pancake filled with crushed peanuts, sprinkles of sugar and sometimes, creamed corn. It goes by various names such as Jing Loong Pau, Ban Jian Kuih and Martabak Manis. It’s one my absolutely favourite Malaysian street food and it is to-die-for. It comes in 2 ways – 1) thin, crispy and…

It’s been a year today.. bye bye popo

5/8/13… 5/8/14 I can’t believe it has been a year since my popo (maternal grandma) passed away after months of battling cancer. The doctor said she had 3 months to live. But, my popo was mentally so positive and strong throughout it all. Even after losing her eyesight in one eye, she was still watching…

Inspiration behind Generation Kitchen (GK)

Hi everyone, I’m so excited to have you come by my page! I’m Alyssa and my goal is to empower more people to take charge of their health yet be able to enjoy authentic yummy foods and share my family tips in the kitchen. They were passed down from my grandparents to my parents and…