Monday, March 5, 2012

Chilli Lime Fish

Fish is trended again and of course, how can I not trend chillies simultaneously. Both in fact has become like a customary thingy in my house. Fish without a doubt, do I have to repeat myself? Must I repeat again and again (Grilled Fish Sandwich, Vietnamese Fish Soup, Thai Green Fish Curry, Kerala Fish Fry & Hong Kong Style Steamed Fish)? No need right? Thank you so much. So, what's the cooking story for fish today (Nyonya Assam Fish Curry, Grilled SalmonMalaysian Indian Fish Curry, Grilled Fish In Banana Leaf & Grilled Fish Sambal Stuffed)? Pretty much, you know me right? I don't get all worked up in my kitchen. I don't have the time anyway. So, I fried the fish marinated with turmeric powder and chilli powder and then, the chilli lime aromatic sauce tipped atop. Bang! Explosion of our Malaysian tastes!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Chicken Varuval

So, another chicken dish today by far? Previously, can you still recall my Curried Roast Chicken?  I hope you can still remember? Otherwise, perhaps you would like to flip over to the recipe and then, get up, close and personal to this Chicken Varuval, also known as dry style masala chicken (Jacket Potatoes Chicken Mince). One which I think is not the standard like the many Chicken Varuval. My version of course, as usual, must have the touch of me. A touch of natural sweet burst from dried raisins. Just a touch, nothing over-powering, a touch for the role play between spiciness, sweetness and awesome aroma of garam masala and coriander leaves (Honey Chilli Chicken & Sweet Chilli Chicken). Anything else is there for me to say (Butter Chicken, Ayam Masak Merah & Cashew Nut Masala Chicken)? I sincerely doubt. 

Monday, February 27, 2012

Jacket Potatoes With Chicken Mince

One of the things I've learned so far from blogging is that I shouldn't talk about myself all the time, in all sharing until your ears and eyes I reckon will blister fall apart. I realise that if I continue being a self-centered eccentric person, my followers will basically label me as a female chauvinist. Can't be my story all the time right? Or the love of my life, my other half-half also right? I know. Will sound as though I am an attention seeking person, regardless of the fact that this is my blog and there's no limitation to blowing my own trumpet? So, how about me asking you if you love Jacket Potatoes? Baked potatoes basically and can be filled with, most probably any ingredient as per your liking or as per this recipe, chicken mince. Do you love this kinda meal for a change? I think I hear you saying yes, or maybe my imagination is running wild, nevertheless, as I have communicated with you before, potato is a favourite)? I know assumption is a major "F" Up, still, I can't help assuming (Aloo Gobi, Dum Aloo & Curry Chicken Potatoes). I am sincerely believing that these jacket potatoes, crispy crunchy chicken (Cornflakes Baked Chickenmince filled (Sweet Chilli Chicken), yogurt atop and salad leaves paired, will be an absolute delight to your tastebuds.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Curried Roast Chicken

I like this whole idea to inventing my own recipes. Of course, when time is on my side, not always though, whenever I can squeeze in pretty much. Inventing recipes by far is my proud moment to food happiness (Malaysian Lamb Curry Noodles). Call me the recipe inventor or recipe influencer (Grilled Chicken Wings & Baked Cornflakes Chicken) if you feel you should. Thus, henceforth, therefore, my this time invention is Curried Roast Chicken (Chicken Curry Potatoes & Indian Chicken Curry). Chicken of course is the main highlight, but instead of one whole chicken, I opted for two pieces (Honey Chilli Chicken, Chicken Wanton Soup & Chicken Feet Salad) due to me dining alone. Nothing worrying, nothing nor intimidating, neither you should be over concern, over the word curried. Not for my recipes though. Basically, you make this Curried Roast Chicken (Cashew Masala Chicken, Butter Chicken, Sesame Chicken & Sweet Chilli Chicken) with your pantry friendly ingredients I reckon. Obviously curry leaves scented. Yes, curry leaves for roast chicken. Remember, I already told you, my invention? What shouldn't we use curry leaves for a roast, you tell me please? Curry leaves coupled alongside curry powder, ginger juice, garlic juice, onion juice, oil and salt. Crispy utterly on the outside, tender bite inside, and amazing curry leaf scented Curried Roast Chicken.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Spicy Thai Noodles

What's the dish for the day? Obviously, its a noodle dish. Yes. Noodles again (Fried Kuey TeowFried Mee. Laksam Noodles & Hokkien Mee). No, no, not the same kinda (Lamb Pho/Vietnamese Noodle Soup). Not the same. Trust me (Mee Rebus Vegetarian &. Chinese Vegetarian Noodle Soup). This is the simplicity, elevated by store-bought sauces which have been sitting in my fridge and I, as you know, am someone who fancy using up whatever vegetables in the fridge as well (Tom Yum Prawn Fried Rice)? Rather a convenient matter actually if you considering such Spicy Thai Noodles. Basically, lemme tell you that anything goes. Meaning, ingredients that can jive, click and dance together for the customary Thai spiciness and sourness (Seafood Tom Yum Soup, Tom Yam Chicken, Tom Yam Fried Mee Hoon & Thai Green Fish Curry). As per your taste, let me remind you again, and also as per the ingredients you have at home. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Verona & Milan - (Italy)

Countdown. Sadly though. Two more days only in Italy. Oh-no! Wish there will be no stop to our tour or maybe another at least two days thrown in. Then again? The reality is otherwise? Tour must end and we returning to our daily grind. Undeniably. Where to next (Venice, Florence & Rome)? Verona. By 9.00am, we standing in front of Adige River. Wow! Soothing to your senses view. Admiring the clean water flow of Adige water, and stretching our eyes towards the bridge, the nature wonder scenery of the hills and every bend of Adige. Also, for understanding the meaning, more or less, why Verona is said as a romantic spot in tandem to being a package of timeless monuments, numerous bridges, medieval architectures, Italian food and of course shopping as well.  

Monday, February 13, 2012

Malaysian Lamb Curry Noodles

If there is without a doubt, of course there is, I know what I am not doubting, if there's already Penang Curry Mee in this previous space of mine, why can't there be a curry noodle dish showcasing lamb (Lamb Pho/Vietnamese Noodle Soup) as the main highlight? Why not? What must it mostly must be a familiarity (Home Made Curry Mee & Vegetarian Curry Mee)? Regardless, I really can't decide nor should I speak on your behalf, but obviously, I have already accomplished within the context of a Malaysian Lamb Curry Noodles (Penang Assam Laksa & Bee Hoon Soup). Malaysian? Malaysian meaning from my Malaysian kitchen (Malaysian Fried Rice & Malaysian Fried Mee). Yep, you are right. If it is not always Malaysian, at least every once too often (Malaysian Lamb Stew) Malaysian food for this Malaysian foodie. Lamb of course (Lamb Fried Rice & Lamb Burgers), in fact even mutton (Sup Kambing, Mutton Keema & Mutton Varuval), is forever a favorite amongst Indians right? You bet and I bet. So, how should the cooking story go-to for this my nava-k's version Malaysian Lamb Curry Noodles? Minced lamb fried to crispiness separately and once we have made the spicy creamy curry and after assembling the whole composite to Malaysian Lamb Curry Noodles, crispy lamb and soft boiled egg atop. Bye cooking enthusiasts. See you in my next cooking chapter.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Mango Cucumber Salad

The simplicity to food and the simplicity to cooking. What else is there for me to say? Home food of course without a doubt is the best and as far as I know, home food does not have to drain our energy. Pretty much anything goes right (Malaysian Fried Rice)? Literally anything, from soups and easy preasy one pot dish (Mixed Vegetable Soup & Corn Soup). Nevertheless, when time is on our side, maybe during weekends, we won't mind sweating a little longer for stir frying a side dish (Aloo Gobi, Brinjal Stir Fry, Beans Thoran, Carrot Poriyal & Bean Sprouts Omelette), known as oil splattering, followed by thorough cleaning of our kitchen and kitchen top. Last week, in between one the days when time became, really, the crisis call for me, I decided. I decided in keeping it clean in my kitchen. Clean and mean. How about a raw salad, I ask myself since it will also be a meal on my own (Apple Cucumber Salad). So, the first mission accomplished. What should I put up for my dinner. Next mission of course, so easy, for this notably Indian style fruity (Fried Apple Fritters) veggie salad. The fact as well all ingredients, as usual, awaiting me in my fridge and as you know or don't, generally, our Indian salads are yogurt inspired (Moor Kulumbu/Yoghurt Curry). Vibrant, attractive, tangy and sweet, above all, there's no hidden magic formula to making this Mango Cucumber  Salad. Dice, cut and toss all the ingredients together. Done!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Seafood Tom Yum Soup

Gosh! Mouth watering, saliva dripping Seafood Tom Yum Soup. I bet you are agreeing? I bet many of you love this Thai is the way, a combination of seafood and authentic Thai calling soup? Am I wrong? I reckon I am not and do I have to possibly say anything more when its Thai cuisine featuring (Tom Yam Prawn Fried Rice, Tom Yam Chicken & Tom Yam Fried Mee Hoon)? Of course not right? So, how about we get down to our cooking business right now (Thai Green Fish Curry)? We should. Extremely bolstered by Thai quintessential ingredients, Seafood Tom Yum Soup packing big punches on your tastebuds  and for slurping deliciousness.

Venice - A Day In Venice (Italy)

To Venice on this particular Sunday (Florence & Rome). And Venice conclusively must be included if you are in Italy. Furthermore, if you doing the same route like the millions of tourists. The route covering Rome, Florence, followed by Venice, Verona and Milan. Either way, any which way, you must or most probably Venice will be included in your tour. Our tour? Of course. How did it all start for us? Hopping into the boat for inwards towards and getting down in Venice. Havoc. Thousands and thousands of people. Goodness me! Until we had to wait for our turn for stepping out of the boat and even walking? Akin blindly walking without having a clue where we are heading, except making sure we are tailing our tour guide and thereafter, our "A Day In Venice" starting off in Piazza San Marco or San Marco Square.   
Piazza San Marco. St Mark's Church, Campanile Bell Tower, Doge Palace, shops, stalls and cafes. Basically standing around and admiring the prominent structures. Only from the outside and not inclusive of walking in for viewing their interiors. The flocks and flocks pigeons aimlessly flying around? Another supposedly attraction in Piazza San Marco, and over the years, strict guideline has been put in place for tourist on feeding the pigeons. No, you can't. Otherwise? Like our tour buddy who didn't know and being shouted loudly by the enforcement officer. 

An hour in Piazza San Marco and then to Murano Glass Center. We sitting through a mini demonstration on how glass is blown, melted and shaped into various types of ornaments. A 10 minutes demonstration and prior to us being their showroom. All sorts of things you can buy. Not cheap mind you. I know because I bought two glass pendants. Up next, lunch and the next few hours, shopping. Shop till you drop. Did I? Sort of. The most popular brand for the Chinese had to be? Luis Vuitton. Of course, there are choices to Gucci and Prada as well. Popularity too. And maybe the rest of the brands which seemingly, except for a few customers, not really packed to their rims.  

Comma to shopping, by late evening, we embarking on “Venice Gondola Ride”. Into the gondola for a ride around Venice waters. Half an hour of this famed ride. How? Must experience. The main highlight in Venice and on the whole, you feeling proud you have achieved gondola ride in Venice. 

Thereafter, another hour thrown in for shopping and prior to us departing from Venice by 5.00pm, Venice! Hopefully. I won't mind returning again for spending more time.  

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Vegetarian Sandwich

Anything is possible. In fact, even for our food lingo. All you gotto do is think. Think of the possibilities of  a different kinda food item. In my house, I can't say anything goes. Nope, anything does not go because there are limitations for my other half-half, whereas I am basically any type of food survivor. I am fine as long as food goes down my tummy for hunger throne. But like I have already said, my man? I need to pay attention and concern definitely. Thank god, thanks to his palates which by far does not have an issue to bread (Grilled Fish Sandwich, Lamb Burgers). Blessings, maybe? I believe so (Bread Sardine Roll). So, when on this day, I was literally blanked out in my mind what should be the vegetarian food for his once a vegetarian day, I comfortably put up this Vegetarian Sandwich (Aloo Gobi, Cumin RiceMee Rebus Vegetarian, Cauliflower Curry, Chinese Vegetarian Noodle Soup, Mor Kuzhambu & Kurkuri Bhindi). Nothing mind boggling, its basically cheese, veggies and onion, topped with chilli sauce and tomato sauce and slow grilled in a portable grill. Try baking if you are fancy frilly for stove-top grilling. 

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Sago Gula Melaka (Pudding)

Nothing like our Malaysian desserts, wouldn't you agree? I don't know about you, neither I want to assume, I definitely am all for our Malaysian desserts. My Malaysia sweet pleasures. Of course, every now and then there is the call for Western pride sweetness (Lemon Buttermilk Cake), undeniably, but I will still stand strong, by our Malaysian desserts (Coconut Panna Cotta, Grapefruit Coconut Jelly, Dragon Fruit Coconut Jelly, Pandan Milk Jelly). Here's to the other. The other our Malaysian sweet melting moment. Easy-preasy simplicity, a couple of our affordable of course our local ingredients and anyone for the matter I believe won't struggle in putting together this Sago Gula Melaka. My version indeed, as usual, you can go ahead and replace lychee for another fresh fruit or a combination of fruits as per your liking and all the needed ingredients for Sago Gula Melaka are sago, coconut milk, palm sugar and pandan leaves. Pow!!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Florence - A Day In Florence (Italy)

Time flew. Just like that. It just flew. Within like split hours and at the glimpse of the moment. Our two days in Rome! Oh no! Wish, I sincerely wished we could have stayed back, at least another day for exploring other known or unknown sightseeing spots. Then again? When you are doing Rome route in a tour, I guess only so much once you have covered the essential main sightseeing highlights. Unless of course if you are touring Rome on your own? We definitely had to move on. Whether we liked it or not. But, come to think of it, with another new destination awaiting us? Wah! Let's get moving. Where to? Florence. The start in Florence? Piazzale Michelangelo. A square dedicated to Michelangelo, and designed in 1869 by Florentine architect Giuseppe Poggi. Genuinely appreciated. 

Monday, January 30, 2012

Tofu Scrambled Eggs

Eggs. The egg story in my house is a never ending story (Egg Rasam, Egg Vindaloo & Egg Curry Masala)?  For a matter of fact, say what you want, we are egg dependant. Maybe I won't say daily, but when the need warrants for. Especially for a side dish for our rice meals. Tofu Scrambled Eggs? Tofu scrambled alongside red capsicum, onion and spring onion. Easy-preasy yet satisfying. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Sambal Kentang Ikan Asin

Sambal. Must I repeat myself again. No need right?  I think the rest of the sambal dishes can speak for themselves and for you as well (Sweet Potato Leaves Sambal BelacanSambal SotongSambal, Sambal Udang & Nyonya Fish Sambal)? What's the cooking story for this Sambal Kentang Ikan Asin? Kentang is potato and ikan asin is salted fish (Pumpkin Salted Fish Curry, Bean Sprouts Salted FishPineapple Salted Fish CurrySalted Fish Pickle & Salted Fish Mango Sambal). What else should I say? Pretty much nothing much except getting your closer to the recipe. (Spicy Potato Ikan Bilis)? The splendid chillies and kaffir lime leaves and lemongrass scented, spicy our Malaysian Sambal Kentang Ikan Asin. 

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