Monday, October 20, 2014

Spice Bazaar (Istanbul, Turkey)


At the end of our Bosphorus Cruise, we hopped back into the coach and came over to the spice bazaar (also known as spice market), one of the largest bazaar in Istanbul. Before we went inside, our Turkish guide cautioned us on a couple of things, like - to bargain before buying whatever we wanted, to hold on tight to our handbags and wallets and possibly, buy only authentic goods, especially the higher end products.  

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Mango Kulfi


Kulfi is the traditional Indian dessert or frozen ice-cream, obviously, well known in India. But it does not imply that you have to travel, all the way to India to taste it, because, even over here, in Malaysia, its available in most Indian restaurants. And, with this recipe of mine, you can also make it at home.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Lemongrass Lamb Kebab


With an extra day off next Wednesday, because of Deepavali, the festival of lights, I presume it’s gonna be a quite city by this weekend. People I know have already packed their bags and they have made public announcement on Facebook, where they are heading to. Don't ask me if they have also told the world on twitter. I won't know. I am not active on it. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Vossestrand (via Lake Tyrifjorden & Hallingdal Valley) - Norway


We spend two solid days in Oslo, the last stop being at Kon-Tiki Museum. For the next day, no sightseeing was scheduled. Its travelling, almost till late evening before reaching Vossestrand. Certainly it was and true enough, hours of sitting in the coach, in between a short break to ease ourselves or to grab a bite and drink. However, we were told that its not going to be a boring journey because, the route via Lake Tyrifjorden and Halingdal Valley is simply breathtaking, one of the most beautiful sceneries of Norway. So, its up to us, either snooze away or admire whatever we can from the moving coach.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Spanish National Day - La Bodega, Bangsar Shopping Centre


Its been ages since I have been out for night life, with friends or even with my other half. I suppose once you reach a certain age, clubbing or partying isn't a priority any more. I can still recall my peak years, almost every weekend, all dolled up and out there having a ball of a time. However, its been a different story for the past couple of years. Now, other things are more fulfilling, like, cooking, gardening, travelling and I have to admit that I quite enjoy writing. 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Bosphorus Cruise - Istanbul (Turkey)


When we came back to the hotel after our day one tour to Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia & Hippodromethe tour guide remained us to pay up for the cruise trip, scheduled for the next day, in the morning. It's actually optional. In fact, we were already informed about this arrangement when we booked the tour. For those who don't want to go, they are free to do whatever they like for the few hours.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Curried Pumpkin (Labu Masak Curry)


Unlike in the United States, over here in Malaysia, pumpkin is available all year around. You can buy it anyway and everyday, for a couple of dollars. Nonetheless, I can't confirm whether the ones I buy are locally grown or imported. So far, I have not heard about artificial pumpkins. Well, you never know because anything is possible. These days, I am quite sceptical about what is original and what is fake.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Warna Warni Malaysia Buffet Dinner - Special Every Wednesday (Dorsett Subang)


When Dorsett's invitation for the Malaysia buffet dinner popped up in my mail, visions of all my favorite dishes floated before me. After all, as you know or you don't, nothing is more satisfying or rather, I am world's number one hard core lover of Malaysian food. Nasi/rice tops my list, followed by sambal, any type, and of course, other true, typical and authentic Malaysian dishes as well.  

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Hong Kong Sheng Kee Dessert - Changi Airport (Singapore)


Unlike me, my friends knew exactly what to order at Changi airport. While I sat and stared at  the Chicken Sandwich from Delifrance, they were happily tucking into the noodle dishes from Sheng Kee.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Gobi 65


I take off my hat to vegetarians and to the rest, who have decided to give up meat, somewhere along the way. I for once, cannot! I tried and I failed. I lost so much weight during the few months when I was a vegetarian, so much so that my friends were concern. They assumed that I am suffering from some major illness or I am on drugs.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Delifrance - Changi Airport (Singapore)


After a long haul flight from a far away country, I arrived in Changi, before transiting back to "home sweet home". Generally, while travelling on long haul flights, I eat minimal because I prefer to sleep to glory. At Changi, for the first hour, I walked aimlessly within the airport shopping center, to see if I can buy something. Eventually I gave up. There was no point going from shop to shop without any intention of shopping.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Kon-Tiki Museum - Oslo, Norway


"Kon-Tiki" sounded familiar to me. Yet, compared to Noble Peace Center, I couldn't recall anything much about it. And that, most likely was why I walked enthusiastically into the museum. It was somewhat dark inside and I struggled to control the amount of light striking the images. Thankfully, I managed, though not all were the best.  

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Chocolate Lava Cake - Microwave (eggless)


I'm not an avid fan of sweet stuffs, yet, every now and then, I crave for a dessert. But one thing was for sure; I didn't want to spend a few hours in my kitchen, get all sweaty and smelly, neither was I in the mood of washing up utensils. I wanted to make something simple, preferably a short cut to a satisfying dessert.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Istanbul, Turkey - Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia & Hippodrome.


I decided to travel again. In the first week of February. I booked a tour to Turkey, packed my bags and before leaving, I wrote a list of things for my half. It was to remind him to water my plants, to keep an eye on the safety of our home and most importantly - "Make sure the house is still in one piece when I come back home".

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Sardine Rendang


I have been spring cleaning my blog; spending a little time, here and there and in between. Quite a number of old posts have been deleted, because, there's no way I can save them; totally condemn case. I myself can't understand what I wrote and the pictures, horrendous like crazy. I still have more to rewrite and realign, and within due course, all should end well. 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The King of Seafood - Canadian Atlantic Lobster Demonstration Show


The popularity (oops, ahem!!) of my blog is none other than my simple, easy and home cooked meals. Basically, what ever I cook for my family, I post it up. I also do incorporate seafood in my dishes, those I am familiar with. But never have I ever included lobster, because I don't know how to cook it.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Chilli Stir Fried Potatoes


This stir fried potato dish I bet will excite and trill many because everyone "seem" to love potatoes. I have to agree because we are the same. In fact, our vegetarian or meatless meals are not complete without a dish made with it. And at times, I just run out of ideas on what sort of potato dish I should made. Therefore, there's tendency for repetitions or perhaps a little change here and there to produce another type.

Monday, September 29, 2014

9th Venezuelan Week In Malaysia


I have always been intrigued by all the different cultures around the world. And indeed it was a meaningful experience, being present at the 9th Venezuelan week press conference, held in Hotel Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur. Though I have travelled to a number of countries, I have not been to Venezuela before and certainly, I hope I can in the near future. Nonetheless I was glad that the press conference was an eye opener to the Venezuelan culture; their food, fashion and interlinked cultural heritage.  

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Viking Ship Museum - Oslo, Norway


From Oslo City Hall we arrived at another popular tourist spot; Viking Ship Museum. The weather was on our side; not too cold neither too hot, a perfect summer temperature.  So, we took off our sweaters and leisurely walked into the museum.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Tom Yum Soup (Vegetarian)


Life has been pretty hectic for me. What I thought and what it is or turning out to be seem the opposite. I gave up my career, downsized my spending and embarked on a different path all together; something new without any guarantee. I said bye to my job because at this age, quality of life is my priority. But it isn't the case now. I have been on my toe with my private home dining restaurant and blogging has widened the doors of opportunities and publicity; events, meetings and other things as well. 
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