Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
My numerous attempts at growing a curry leaf plant failed. I tried growing in pots and on the ground, yet none of the plants survived. Somehow the last one planted one year ago is striving. Ah!!! What an achievement. The joy is overwhelming because I feel so good, as though it’s a major breakthrough. Nothing can make me happier than plucking my own curry leaves from my little garden.
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Saturday, June 15, 2013
As mentioned in Part 1, this museum is for those interested in history and shipwrecks. For the first half an hour, I discovered the fascinating stories about the shipwrecks. There were too much of information so I just read whatever I could gasp. The displays of artifacts, maps, books etc etc were equally fascinating. I followed through to the rest of the adjourning galleries and continued looking at other things recovered from the shipwrecks.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
In my previous recipe of "Thai StyleFish", spicy sauce was prepared separately and poured over the fried fish. For this version, I steamed the sea bass with the blended/grounded fiery sauce. I don't know about your level of intake for chilies but we are really up there. We have chilies almost every day in the food we eat; curries, sambal and stir fries or other types of dishes.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Monday, June 10, 2013
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Within a couple of minutes, we arrived in rose garden from Phra Pathom Chedi. Our lunch was arranged in the restaurant, situated across the lake. I walked in and noticed that there were ample empty tables among the few occupied by others who were tucking into their lunch. As usual, I took snapshots on the spread of dishes
Friday, June 7, 2013
Whenever we dine in Chinese restaurants, we tend to order a plate of lala dish as part of our meal. However a lala dish at home is once in a while treat, mainly because of the tedious cleaning process. Cleaning lala isn't about cutting or slicing, but more of soaking, rinsing and scrubbing to remove debris and sand. You wouldn't want to sink your teeth into an unpleasant lala dish with sandy and gritty particles. I start off with scrubbing, followed by rinsing as many times as possible and lastly draining off the excess water. You can also pat dry the clams if overly wet. For this recipe, you don't have to pat dry because a little amount of water is needed to cook the clams.
Thursday, June 6, 2013
From the museum (Part 1 & Part 2), I followed the direction and arrived at the outside open area. I looked up straight and saw the signboard, "Tiger Cages". At first it didn't mean anything and I had no clue what so ever about the cages. I stepped inside. And..... I froze after seeing the pictures and reading the information. Gosh!!! It struck my mind that I was in for some shocking discovery, an area exactly resembling the torture chambers.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
My mind went in circles trying to coin a name for this dhal recipe. I wasn't sure, should it be a curry or side, maybe a dish squashed between both. Really it's up to you to decide on the intermix of mung dhal, also known as yellow split green beans with radish, spices and coconut milk. Its' a typical and traditional Indian style dish, popular among the Indian community. Such a dish can be paired with rice or with bread as a dip.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Sunday, June 2, 2013
The last few days were hectic. It wasn't work related or the daily chores. We traveled for family functions, lined up one after the other. There were functions early in the morning and in the late evening. In between we visited our relatives. Though we had a great time catching up with people whom we have not seen for a while, we were tired, traveling and attending functions. I was also tired listening to those those who can't stop bragging about themselves, indirectly showing off their wealth.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
If I am not mistaken, a slice of cheesecake is priced between RM7-10 dollars, depending on where you buy and subjective to the decoration of the cake. A slice with few fruits and stripes of chocolates will cost more than a plain one. I have to agree that the attractive decor can influence us, especially when we buy a whole cake for occasions and functions.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Before we made our way into the museum, situated across Explorer's Monument and Fremantle port, we had an up-close view of the big anchors in the compound. I was excited (as usual) because its my first experience of seeing anchors. There were different shapes, sizes and heavy duty anchors.
Monday, May 27, 2013
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Friday, May 24, 2013
Whoever invented rasam must be a genius because for us it’s a miracle soup. We connect strongly to rasam for the health benefits and remedial effects it holds. Even if we don’t have any solid reason, we will still reach out to the Indian tangy soup. The luscious color and taste of rasam are from the ingredients - commonly pepper, garlic, cumin, tamarind, dried chilies, curry leaves, mustard seeds and turmeric. With these basic ingredients, many have coined other types of rasam and there's plenty. If you don't belief me, Google and the varieties of rasam recipes will float up.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
We came to Penang and stayed in Ixora to attend an important family prayer. That didn't allow us to sleep in late and we were indirectly forced to crawl out of bed quite early. After a warm shower, we came down for our breakfast. I am certainly not a breakfast person. I can't eat very early in the morning yet I didn't want to miss the spread of Western and local foods.