For a period of time, I was in a smoothie phrase and I’d crave for a yoghurt shake after lunch each day. At the fruit juice stalls near my office, the mangoes always look soooo succulent and tantalising, so I often ended up ordering mango yoghurt smoothie at 35 baht a pop. While not overly expensive, I started to wonder if I should make my own mango treats instead.
Since I was a kid, I’ve always loved yam, from traditional Chinese food including or nee (芋泥) and suan pan zi (算盘子) to fast-food items such as Burger King’s taro turnover. Or nee used to be commonly served during Chinese wedding dinners in Singapore some 20 years ago; I remember relatives at other tables would pass over remaining bowls of or nee for the young, greedy me to gobble it all up. However, I hardly see any wedding dinners offer or nee nowadays, and a tasty bowl of or nee is becoming increasingly harder to come by too.