Dish 42: Japanese cuisine- Matcha cake

I follow the recipe step by step to make this cake, but still not so good : (  the taste is ok, but it looks not as bright as the one from the reference picture).



  • 1/2 cup butter,
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 1/2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tbsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 4 tbsp matcha powder
  • 1 tbsp warm water

Taste (bad1-excellent 5):3.5


Skill (easy 1- hard 5): 4

Healthy (unhealthy 1-healthy 5): 3

Spicy (no-spicy 1 -very spicy 5): 0


Dish 19: Korean Food-Persimmon & ginger punch

I end up my Korean cuisinary with a popular Korea dissert. The making process is not complicate: 1. Soak the persimmons until they become soft, then put walnuts into the persimmons and set aside; 2. Pour 2 cups of water into a pan and add the cinnamon stick and ginger, then place over a low heat until the water has taken the flavor of ginger and cinnamon stick, then cool down; 3. Add the maple syrup and sugar into the pan and then bring to boil again; 4. Place the persimmon in a bowl for each person, and pour the chilled liquid. Decorate with a sprinkling of pine nuts.


Here is the recipe:

  • 2 dried persimmons
  • 4 walnuts
  • 50g fresh root ginger
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 100g light brown sugar
  • 10ml maple syrup
  • 10 pine nuts

Taste (bad1-excellent 5): 3

Time: 30mins

Skill (easy 1- hard 5): 2

Healthy (unhealthy 1-healthy 5): 3.5

Spicy (no-spicy 1 -very spicy 5): 0

Finally, I’d like to congratulate me for finishing 19 Korean cookery! Next step is Japanese Cuisine! Come on

The 9th Dish @ World Cuisine Challenge: Korean Food- Sweet rice ball

I am willing to try to make this Korean dessert because I really like the taste of sweet rice. I still remember when I was in primary school, we usually bought sweet rice ice cream at school’s convenience store. Now it’s hardly found it in stores or supermarket. I hope this kind of sweet rice ball would call the memory of my childhood.

Putting red kidney beans into the sweet rice ball is not an easy work. You should make sure it wouldn’t be outflow or break. That why I said the level of the skill is 4 score. Tips: from my experience, I just make two dough sheet, put red kidney beans on one of the dough sheet, and put another one cover the mashed beans then roll it to a ball. Finally, the ball looks good. I also bring some for my co-worker, they said they are good. I didn’t put too many sugar in it, but if you like sweet, just put more sugar.

Korean Food: sweet rice ball MTXX_20150130_221748


  • 375g/2 cup red kidney beans, soaked overnight
  • 200g/1 cup sugar
  • 20ml black sesame seeds
  • 20 red dates, stoned and finely chopped (I didn’t make this ball, just because I don’t quite like red dates especially for dried one)
  • 20 chestnuts, finely chopped
  • 400g sweet rice flour
  • 5ml salt

Source from ‘Taste of Korea’

Taste (bad1-excellent 5): 4

Time: 1.5 hr

Skill (easy 1- hard 5): 4.5

Healthy (unhealthy 1-healthy 5): 3.5

Spicy (no-spicy 1 -very spicy 5):0