Homecooks Spotlight : Angela Chia


Angela is such an inspiration, through her sharing you’d notice she’s a passionate homecook. Today we are honoured to have her share her story with us on Munch Ministry. Let her story inspire you as well.

angela chia

Hi, my name is Angela Chia. Feeling so honoured and pleased to be featured in Munch Ministry’s Homecooks Spotlight when I am just serving my own family of 6. Yes that’s right, I have 4 children aged between 4 and 13. They are the reasons why I started cooking and baking because I would prefer them to eat simple but healthy home-cooked food than outside food which could be loaded with MSG and preservatives or other unknown ingredients.

What do you enjoy about cooking or baking?
Honestly, I can’t cook or bake very well. But it’s such a joy when the recipe I tried turn out to be a success and I got thumbs up from family and friends. That’s what keeps me going and improving along the way.

Where do most of your recipes come from?
Surfing the net, from friends, food blog, cookbooks and sometimes I create my own.

What is your favourite kind of food to make?
Nothing in particular. Anything that uses little ingredients with minimal steps. In other words, it has got to be quick and easy to prepare so that busy moms like me can whip up a meal in a jiffy.

Do you plan a weekly menu? If so, what inspires your menu?
Nope. It got to be what my kids like to eat else it defeats the purpose of cooking for them. So at times when I run out of ideas on what to cook, I will get the kids to draw up a ‘menu’ for me.

What is your favourite recipe posted on your blog/website?
It has got to be this easy 3 ingredients cute ladybug steamed cakes (click here for recipe). Well received by my family, friends and readers.

Share with us a view of your kitchen
What is your favourite kitchen tool/appliance?

It’s definitely got to be my Happy Call Pan! It sparks my love for cooking and baking cos cooking has never been quicker and easier.

What is your favourite part about blogging?
Through sharing of recipes, I am happy that I have made quite a lot of friends of which this is something that money cannot buy.

What is your best tip to becoming a successful blogger?
Be genuine, sincere, humble and lots of patience. Be prepared to answer when there’s question.

What was the first dish you’ve ever cooked?
Erm… recap recap… oh my, think my sister and I tried to replicate the French Fries from the all-time favourite fast food restaurant when I was in my lower secondary! Haha… bought some potatoes, de-skin, cut into chunky strips and started frying. Thereafter, sprinkle with a little salt to taste. Was that a success? I think potatoes already taste good on its own so you bet it was not so bad la. Definitely edible.

Which are your favourite food blogs/websites?
Noob cook like me loves Noobcook.com! And of course Munch Ministry. Not saying this just for the sake that I’m being interviewed here but a fact that I’m a ‘fan’ of Munch Ministry ever since it started.

A recipe to share with Munch Ministry’s readers –

potato balls 2
Using a 1/2 tbs portion which weighs roughly 13g, this recipe yield roughly 72 pieces.
– 500g sweet potatoes
– 200g glutinous rice flour
– 80g cake flour
– 40g corn flour
– 150g sugar.
– Some Icing sugar to coat
– Salt (I didnt add salt which is optional)
1) De-skin, cut sweet potatoes into small pieces and steam till soft.
2) Mash steamed sweet potatoes together with sugar and let cool.
3) Add all the flour and knead into a dough. I added some warm water coz my dough turned out a bit dry.
4) Roll into balls.
5) Deep fry till golden brown.
6) Coat with icing sugar and serve.

For the step-by-step tutorial click onto this link


Website – Angela Chia
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