Wednesday, March 31, 2010

d’italiane kitchen, Sunway Giza

As glaringly evident in its name, the restaurant serves Italian cuisine. This is the second outlet, the first being in Jaya 33. The interior is rather unpretentious, with clean sleek contemporary lines outlining the restaurant.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Indian Mutton Meatball Soup

Mutton meatballs in soup. Quite a nice food thing actually. The soupy version to a mutton dish for a change (Mutton Parathal)? But not the kinda just a plain soup as an appetizer or starter before your main course. Instead, its a hearty and tummy filling soup. In fact, a one pot dish. Vegetables and meat in soup obviously. Ample enough by itself or for dipping toast while slurping in. We Indians on the other hand treat our soups as a main dish. Even this Indian Mutton Meatball Soup is poured over our rice (Indian Crab Soup) before? Our fingers are most of the time our fork and spoon to food tucking in and if your concern is, what if mutton meatball is going to have a strong mutton smell, fear not what not. Mutton meatballs mixed with ginger juice and dried rosemary I vouch will get rid of the smell. Indian Mutton Meatball Soup. Our Indian style soup delight. 

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Kampung Fried Rice/Nasi Goreng Kampung

Kampung Fried Rice. Nasi Goreng Kampung. From the land of Malaysia and from my kitchen village style fried rice. In fact, an authentic style and if you are asking me, I am not wrong in saying that the key ingredient is ikan bilis/anchovies. We Malaysians, especially this Malaysian woman, she just can't leave anchovies alone. Saltiness I think should have been my middle name. Jokes aside, the how to Kampung Fried Rice? An uncomplicated cooking matter. Leftover cooked white rice fried alongside ingredients as listed below. Of course, my style to my Kampung Fried Rice which I know will be your one complete wholesome, delightful meal. 

Monday, March 8, 2010

Fried Kembung (Mackerel) With Assam Sauce

Fried Kembung (Mackerel) With Assam Sauce. For a matter of fact, nothing much is expected in terms of cooking or making, and the type of fish? Boiled kembung. Boiled kembung? You should know if you are a Malaysian? Unless you don't eat fish. Boiled kembung, aka, mackerel according to google translation, basically is kembung boiled in salt you can buy in wet market. As well as in hypermarkets. Now, to the recipe. Frying of kembung (Chilli Soy Fish) after rinsing. Just a light rinse. Otherwise, fish will break up and make sure you pat dry to prevent oil from massively splattering or close with a lid while frying. Done. The curious case to fish frying over and done. Thereafter or while fish is being fried, we shall make the raw dip. Chop or slice ginger, onion, birds eye chillies or red chillies and kaffir lime leaves, and season with salt and palm sugar. Mix all the ingredients together. Fried Kembung (Mackerel) With Assam Sauce. Really appetizing, fish simplicity in the simplest form and an undisputed Malaysian fish hero dish. Oh, you must also try Fried Kembung (Mackerel) With Assam Sauce alongside Rasam. Try and you will know what I mean. 

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Unwind at Chakras Aromatherapy Centre

About two weeks ago, I was at Jentayu Spa (Zen Soul Spa). And now to another known as Chakras. Easily dwarfed by the high-rise buildings in Jalan Gelenggang, Damansara Heights. But it stands tall in offering a welcoming respite for the weary body and soul. It is one of the houses that’s behind and adjacent Menara John Hancock. You can turn into Jalan Semantan (Menara John Hancock would then be on your left) and follow the road. Turn left at the junction and it is one of the houses on the right. Look for number 13. It is also on the same row as the Shell petrol station.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Sardine Varuval (Fried) With Potatoes

So, we started of previously with Spicy Sardine Sambal With Potatoes. Didn't we? Yes, we did, just as a reminder just in case you have forgotten. Never-mind, its okay, to forget things once a while, maybe you can refer to the recipe later. Today, we are back to can sardines. Varuval. Yet I think its just force of habit we must add potatoes. Isn't?  I won't deny though, then again its a known fact we love potatoes in pretty much any dish. So, without much ado, I think we will stop with our discussion and take a look at how to make Sardine Varuval With Potatoes. Just a couple of ingredients, a dish we can make in a jiffy. Go ahead and make, I'll catch up with you soon.

Kin Ryu Tei Japanese Restaurant - Subang Jaya

Kin Ryu Tei Japanese Restaurant. Stumbled upon while driving around within this row of shoplot across Subang Jaya Medical Centre and while at deciding where our dinner should be. Deciding thereafter we should give a go to this Japanese Restaurant which I think been existing for the longest time, I have in fact noticed Kin Ryu Tei Japanese Restaurant due to me working in Subang Jaya. Into Kin Ryu Tei Japanese Restaurant and? Speak about how sometimes customers are treated as though they are invisible and until they have to call for service despite not even half the tables being occupied. 10 minutes of wait at least, and from the menu offering all those Japanese set meals and ala-carte dishes you won't be deprived in many other like a fast food concept Japanese restaurants, we opted for what we wanted. Hot green tea and beer arrived within the next five minutes and? Back to waiting. Did we have a choice? 

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