Saturday, January 28, 2012

Miniature fish ball noodles & Mee pok

I usually use rooster bowls  for most of my miniature noodles. Recently they are out of stocks so I used another type of bowl to make this miniature fish ball noodles.

                                              This is miniature  dried fish ball noodles.

                       My handmade miniature clay food: fish soup noodles.

                    2 types of miniature fish: fried and normal

I  added  fake "soup "  to make it looks more watery.


Monday, January 23, 2012

Happy Chinese Lunar New Year


Wishing all of you a happy & prosperous new year! 

I have made a basket of miniature oranges for all of you , hope you like it.

                                                             大吉大利, 金玉满堂。

                     The size of my handmade miniature peeled orange is less than a five cent coin.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Chinese New Year Goodies (5)- 大丰收

Tomorrow is Chinese Lunar New Year, and this miniature  Chinese new year goodies  I have named it as 大丰收 (Abundance), I hope everyone of you will have a 大丰收 year.

The first layer of shelf, I have made four types of miniature fruits , pumpkin, banana, oranges and hua kueh

    The second layer of the shelf , you can see miniature chicken, fish and meat ., these are the food which that only affordable by the rich in the olden days.

    The bottom layer of the shelf, you can see there are five types of grains which symbolize abundance.

                             This miniature offering table is about 8 cm in height.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Chinese New Year Goodies 4- 一帆风顺

Chinese New year is just a few more days to go, have you done all your shopping?

The picture below shown my handmade miniature Chinese New Year Goodies (decorations) is a boat filled with an abundance of good luck.

Hope these good luck goodies bring you good luck.

                      This miniature boat with an abundance of miniature goodies symbolize wealthy.

                    This golden miniature plate also symbolize an abundance of  wealthy.

             The miniature fruits on this mini plate are quite easy to make but take time as there are many   different types of fruit here.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Clay food model - Assam Fish soup

I always get attracted when I pass by a window full of food replicates. They look so real and beautiful. 

I have made a few clay  food replicates for food stores/stalls too. I use my own method and clay to make all these. food models (replicates)  Below is one of them.It may not all look real to you but I will keep on trying to make every piece of my art work looks the best.. 

my handmade clay food model : Assam fish soup

The size of  this fish with assam  soup is bigger than a real one because the plate is quite big. And usually for displaying effect  we need to make bigger than  a real one.

Beside the fish, there are chilli, lady fingers, tomatoes, egg plants and onion inside the assam soup.

            Among all the real size clay food models (replicate)so far that I have made , this is one of my favourite handmade real size food model (replicate). You can view the real thing at NEX shopping center.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Chinese New Year Goodies 3 - 甜甜蜜蜜

This is my 3rd piece of  art work for the Chinese New Year.  I named it 甜甜蜜蜜 as most of the nonya kuehs are sweet and tasty. 

Picture below showed a  mini  Nonya basket, (this is not the smallest basket). I have made a plate of  miniature clay nonya kuehs and put it inside. Beside the basket is a plate of mandarin oranges and some yuan bao. (元宝) ( money used in olden days)

                                             It looks very unique inside a transparent  casing.

                     Do these kuehs make your mouth watering? I love nonya kuehs so much.......

                                                       You can cover the lid too. ( I tied a bead string to it)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Miniature Nonya Kueh

Nonya Kueh  is one of my favourite snack in all time. They are called Nonya or Straits Chinese because these kuehs  are first made by them  

Nonya kueh are made from a variety of fulsome and flavored ingredients such as coconut, sweet potatoes, tapioca, palm sugar and pandan.

When I was a young girl, I helped my aunt to make these nonya kuehs and sell. So I actually know how to make the real one, but the one you see below are my handmade miniature clay nonya kuehs, cannot be eaten.

Miniature kuehs take a lot of time to make as they are so colourful . To get these correct colors  is a great challenge . I usually make the one I like most .

        I love nonya kuehs. These are my handmade miniature clay food : Nonya Kueh

Which one do you like?

All the names of these kuehs are in Malay , my Malay is very poor so I actually don't known their name  (only know 1-2 names only) So when I want to buy the real kueh ,I will always look for it and point it to the seller.  

                               The kuehs on the left hand side are all my favourite.

                                                             This is not the smallest that I have made.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Chinese New Year Goodies 2 - 财神到

财神到!(God of Wealth)  is one of the most popular and powerful God among all Chinese God.

Cai Shen  -  a god that can bring in wealth and riches, the God of Wealth is worshiped by most Chinese.
During Chinese New Year, almost  every family will hang a picture ( nowadays Cai Shen images, like the one I made below) of the god for blessings of great luck and large wealth. 

I think everyone loves and welcomes God of Wealth any time , any where.

                                      I placed the Cai Shen inside a displayed casing.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Miniature Prawn with shell 大虾面

I finally made a nice miniature prawn with shell.  To match this miniature prawn I made a big bowl of noodles , and here comes my handmade clay food: prawn mee . By the way, I made every single noodles for all my noodles without using any machine. To me this is the fastest way to make.

This is my newly handmade miniature prawn with shell, prawn noodles or 大虾面

I don/t think I can make back the same nice prawn like this one, so I will keep it for myself. But I will keep on trying to improve and get a better one next time. ( I didn't make the two long hair (须 ))

the size of this prawn is not longer than a normal tooth pick

            I have made another mini noodles with a prawn with shell, as it is too small so it not so nice as the big one. 

Monday, January 2, 2012

Chinese New Year Goodies (1)-片地黄金

Happy New Year, hope everyone is enjoying the start of 2012!

Today is the 2nd day of year 2012,   and Chinese New Year is coming soon.
I have made a series of Chinese New Year Goodies for you and they are for sale too. From now till new year I will show you some of  my handmade new year miniature decorative on the blog

 For the past 2 years, I only prepared my handmade miniature clay noodles for sale , this year I have done something different. Very special and unique. I only make one for a kind. So..... if you are interested too , please contact me or come to  chinatown.

                          I named this goodies: 片地黄金     ( the land felled with gold)  (sold)