Happy Chinese New Year to all of you! We hope you all had a fun time together with your loved ones back home or wherever you’ve chosen to step into the Year of the Monkey. We sure had a blast munching away at all those mouthwatering dishes we whipped up for our belly-bursting Lunar New Year feast. There’s one thing I can assure you: The Kitchen Stories crew takes no prisoners. We ate it all. Everything. It was an equally formidable and brutal assertion of man’s dominance over the food chain. However, victory soon turned into bitter-sweet agony, as we squirmed on the ground, swearing to never touch Chinese food again—at least for the next couple of weeks. How foolish of us to think that this is even remotely a feasible undertaking. There’s no other way to put it: we’re suckers for Chinese cuisine. And, as we’re slowly emerging from our food comas, we yet again feel that strong urge to crank up the stove, whip out the wok, and just stir fry away. While reenacting La Grande Bouffe probably ranks among the top three in every serious foodie’s preferred methods of ending one’s existence, we’ve chosen to embrace life and all the tasty future meals that come with it. And what’s life without all those sugary treats that make it worth living in the first place?! So make some room in your bellies for a belated Chinese New Year dessert, because here’s our tried and tested recipe for chewy Chinese nougat – a quick and easy fix for your sweet cravings.