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Ms. Oggi, with her post: Tikoy Turon for Chinese New Year, on her site "I Can Do That!".

This is perfect for this week's Food Friday feature! The Chinese New Year starts today, and 2014 is the Year of the Horse! Tikoy is being sold in most supermarkets these days (actually, a week before!) and I must admit buying at least one is a big temptation. It's a good thing Ms. Oggi has included her recipe in the above post! Click on the above shot to know more!
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Kiong Hee Huat Tsai! I know, that doesn't really even mean Happy New Year; in fact, when translated literally it says "Congratulations and wishing you prosperity!". lol. But I don't really speak Chinese so.... :)

It's another soup post for me today: Carrots and Squash Soup.


  • squash (cut into roughly 1" sizes, then roasted with crushed garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper; then mashed)
  • carrot (placed in blender, together with some wan soy/cilantro)
  • chicken stock, nutmeg, ginger, garlic, salt and pepper
  • cheese (optional)


  • Heat the chicken stock, together with some ginger, garlic, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Add the mashed squash. Place everything in the blender if you want it smooth (and you get to eat the ginger and garlic, too)! I placed mine in the blender. :P
  • Return to the pot. You may add the cheese at this point and let them melt. Turn off heat, but keep warm.
  • In the meantime, skin the carrot, dice and put in clean blender. Add the wan soy/cilantro and a bit of the squash mixture. Then blend till you're satisfied with the consistency.
  • Add to the warm squash mixture. Mix. Adjust seasoning.
  • Serve warm. Garnish with some wan soy/cilantro leaves. You may add cream, if you want. 
  • Dip warm bread. Enjoy!

I seem to be cooking more soups these past few days! Blame it all on the cold weather! I had that soup warm, with some  malunggay pandesal (with garlic-parsley butter) that day. If I had that during lunch/dinner time, I'd most probably partner it off with rice and another dish (fish or chicken, most likely).

Kiong Hee Huat Tsai! 2014, the Year of the (Wood) Horse in the Chinese Calendar, will start today and end on February 18, 2015.  Just random info. :P

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5 shared thoughts:

Winnie at: Fri Jan 31, 06:39:00 AM GMT+8 said...

These Tikoy Turon for Chinese New Yea that Oggi made are wonderful!

And I just love your soup Maiylah, We eat soup almost every day, and this would be perfect any time. For me I'd use veggie broth

Thank you for the party and have a relaxing weekend

Hazel Ceej at: Fri Jan 31, 07:21:00 AM GMT+8 said...

"...Fat choi" is all I could muster with the Chinese greeting :) I miss cilantro on exactly the kind of soup that you made! Very nutritious that one is.

Oggi at: Sat Feb 01, 01:33:00 AM GMT+8 said...

Love the orange-y color of the soup. :)

Nicholas V at: Sat Feb 01, 12:10:00 PM GMT+8 said...

Love the soup recipe, will definitely try that!
Thanks for hosting, Maiylah!

maiylah at: Thu Feb 06, 04:04:00 PM GMT+8 said...

@Winnie: i agree about the tikoy turon, Winnie! would love to try making them myself someday! :)
thank you, too!

@Hazel: lol, same here!
love making soup specially when I get to use the veggies that we're not really that keen on eating/munching. :)

@Ms. Oggi: i like it, too!

@Nick: love the salad that you shared with us, Nick!
thank you, too!

to everyone who joined this week: maraming salamat/thank you very much! :)

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