Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Off Porridge, Coconut Cake & “Chickuteh”

Spinach, Corn, Egg Tofu Porridge
The last time I used spinach in Sarah’s porridge is when she was nine months old. As I have bought some fresh spinach the other day, it is good for me to give it a second try.

Afraid that the spinach will leave bitter taste to the porridge, so I’ve added some corn into the menu.


Frankly speaking, the porridge tastes blunt; but after adding some marmite the dish became better…luckily Sarah still ate it.

Coconut Cake
This is the cake that I bake using my newly bought square baking pan.

I found this coconut cake so tender and delicious. I’ve used coconut milk and quite a lot of shaved coconut, but surprisingly the cake does not taste overly strong the coconut flavour.

And the feedback from my husband and my family is positive one. (Yes, I even “dare” to share the cake with them during the Father’s Day Celebration).

If you would like the original recipe, click here.


I believe most of us have heard of “Bakuteh”, but “Chickuteh”? I was attracted by its cheeky name hence bought one home to have a try.

The serving instruction was written on the packaging. I love mushroom, therefore I have added in the extra Chinese Mushrooms and Enoki Mushrooms.


Well, the soup tastes not bad although I only used one sachet of the seasonings. Sarah also had a sip but I guess she’s not so fancy with it; she can’t even finish the rice. But for us, this is satisfying enough.


UmmiRosma said...

The cake looks yummy eh..
What is Bakuteh actually? I often saw this word in the chinese restaurant menu. It must be cooked with mushrooms? I love mushrooms very do my hubby and kids.

Ann said...

hmm....coconut cake sounds interesting. My huhby is also dying for bakkutteh....wondering if my boy will like it. Must try!

Keep the good food coming!

Ley Mei said...

i was abt to buy the chikuteh too yesterday when i was @ the chinese groceries store, but ended up din, becoz i prefer to eat the real bak kut teh.. hahaha..

i love~~ bak kut teh, but since maid always following us, we seldom go di nowsaday.. sad.. sad..

Mummy Moon said...

Sarah is a good girl, always can finish what ever porridge that mummy cook... The porridge looks perfect in the combination.

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Mommy Moon:
I am lucky that Sarah seldom waste the food that I have cooked.
Actually, I like the combination too. Although it taste "so so" but the nutrient in the meal is wonderful.

Ley Mei:
What a coincidence, you also thought to buy Chickuteh.
It is actually worth to give a try, the taste really not bad wor.
You like Bak Ku Teh ya? You like that fat fat meat? me no no:-)

If you like baking, then you may give a try on the coconut cake. It taste quite good.
If Christopher likes the taste of herbs, then he might like Bak Kut Teh.

Thanks thanks for your comment.
Erm, Bak Kut Teh basically is pork cooked in herbal soup.
Mushrooms is very good for health. So which type of mushroom you like most?

Mummy Gwen said...

The cake looks yummy. Good job. like mushrooms huh..haha.

Lemonjude said...

The chickuteh pack reminds me I have a pack too in the cabinet. Mushroom always taste so good to goes with it and even bakuteh..

btw, for your porridge ingredients, my mum always reminds me spinash are always avoid to cook or eat with taufoo, it spoilt the blood...

Fussy mum said...

Your coconut cake looks good. Something different, u used fresh santan for the cake??

Lynn said...

Andrea does not like anything that is black in colour.. maybe sarah the same.. although it tasted yummy!

little prince's mummy said...

Chikuteh taste similar with bahkuteh? I never try b4 leh...

MeRy said...

I never try Chikuteh before.Normally I will cuk Bakuteh(my hubby's favo).
Ur cake looks yummy.
Glad that Sarah like the new menu for the porridge.

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Actually the taste of chickuteh herbs is quite similar with bak kut teh. I think the main diff is the meat that we put in it.
So the bak kut teh that you cooked is also the prepacked one?
Thanks for the comment about the cake. It taste good actually :-)
I am glad too that Sarah likes the menu:-)

Yeap, is very similar to Bak Kut Teh but is worth for a try.

Oh ya hor, you reminded me that Sarah might not like food that is in dark colour.
How come I never think of that.

Ivy, you may give a try to the recipe. I really give high score of its taste.
Yes, I used fresh santan.

You also have a pack of chickuteh. So ngam.
Yeap, especially the chinese mushroom that able to absorb the soup. So nice!
Is it ar yo, thanks for your info. I did not know about porridge and tofu is a bad comby. Thanks thanks!

Mommy Gwen:
Thanks for your comment about the cake.
Yeap, I am a big fans of mushroom. How about you?

HN said...

Thanks for link to make Coconut cake, coz that's my hubby's favorite :D

Have a nice weekend Joanne!

Sasha said...

oh chikuteh.. jayden love bakkutteh.. and can eat few bowls of rice same liek adult portion.

About yr comment.
For the meaning of go office you gotto read this post

And as for weaning pacifier, I tired last time and he was off paci for 7 days. And on the 7th day he became so addicted, he shivered and at the end got sick- fever. So after that I just said okay no more forcing. Just let him cut it off by himself. So that day we went to Cheras Jusco and he brought along a Train- called James. And it went missing. So that day I scolded him realy bad and then I told him, James is missing and so is his pacifier. So he said pacifier missing too? And then he automatically weaned himself. He said his pacifier went missing. Cos he only suck ONE paci, the blue one and he is very loyal. So thats how he was weaned. :)

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Is it? Your husband likes coconut cake? Have you ever bake one for him?

Wah, Jayden really a big fans of Bak Kut Teh, can eat so much rice with it. Geng!
Ok ok...thanks for the link. I will take a look at the post.
After read the story that Jayden fall sick during the weaning pacifier process, I started to feel horrified of it.
What do you think ya? Should I start to wean off Sarah from Zui Zui? I thought to do that when Sarah reach 2 yrs old.

slavemom said...

Ur cake has a vy nice color. Surely yummy! ;)
I hv tried cooking BKT b4 but it din turn out good. Haih... easier to jes go to the shop n makan. hehehe

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Is it? Thanks for your comment.
You bought those prepacked BKT? If yes, I guess the taste should be okay wor. But of course it is not as good as outside one:-)

Esmeralda said...

From ur post title, I'm wondering what chikuteh is.. i tot it's a kind of cake. Haha...

Ur cake looks nice lar... Good effort...

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

At Sabah, there is no Chikuteh? How about Bak Kut Teh?
Thanks for your comment about the cake.

Lemonjude said...

No, not porridge and toufu is bad to combine, I mean spinash and toufu..both cannot eat at the same time..

lets say u have a tofu dish and spinash for the meal...avoid eating in that way..or cook both together. Hope you get me :)

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Ya ya, I got what you meant earlier. I type it wrongly. Hehe..Pai seh!
Thanks for your info again.

Esmeralda said...

There's no chikuteh here Joanne...

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Oo...No chikuteh ar. But it is ok, actually its taste like bak kut teh too.