Thursday, June 13, 2013

Ca Hap Gung Hanh

Ca Hap Gung Hanh! What is Ca Hap Gung Hanh? Ca Hap Gung Hanh is, do I have to say anything more? I am sure you already know it after taking a look at this fish dish? Yep, Ca Hap Gung Hanh is a Vietnamese fish dish (Vietnamese Fish Soup & Lamb Pho). The steamed version. What's with me and trending another Vietnamese dish? Honestly guys, I am running out of ideas on what to do with fish (Unagi Kabayaki, Thai Crispy Fish & Crispy Chilli Fish) and so, I, what else should I say? I made this Ca Hap Gung Hanh and as I have already told you before, steaming actually is the easiest technic to cooking (Teochew Steamed Fish, Hong Kong Style Steamed Fish & Nyonya Steamed Fish), compared to the rest. Steaming means you add all the ingredients and basically, just steam. Precisely what I did for this dish. Of course, showcasing the essential Vietnamese ingredients (Chilli Lime Fish & Chilli Soy Fish) which by far are not very much different in tandem to Thai cuisine or even some of our Malaysian dishes (Bengali Yogurt Fish Curry & Indian Fish Curry).Ca Hap Gung Hanh? Gosh, I think you are salivating now?

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Unagi Kabayaki

You know what foodies? If the front door is not the exit out of our house, there is always the back door in case. Similarly, when cooking is a concern, tell me, do we have to get it perfectly right and be as perfect as others or must our dish be alike, like theirs (Tofu Katsu, Kenchin Jiru  &  Simmered Daikon)? Not necessarily if you are asking me. Look, I wanted to make Unagi Kabayaki, but I don't think I will ever be able to hold the slippery eel, neither, can I bring myself to cleaning it. Thus, I took the other entrance. Call it the back door to (Japanese Eggplant Saute, Teppanyaki Salmon & Egg Fish Roll) Unagi Kabayaki. I actually bought frozen grilled unagi and basically, I gave it my twist for elevating it as my style to Unagi Kabayaki and instead of the sticky sauce atop, I paired it alongside my style Japanese style spicy, tangy and sweet sauce, also some thin strips of cucumber and spring onion. Invention? Wouldn't you agree and food proud moment according to how we prefer? Unless, you feel you should outrightly discount my, my style Unagi Kabayaki? Oh, of course, before I forget, we need a plate or bowl of rice for Unagi Kabayaki.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Flamingo Hotel - 2 bedroom suite (Jalan Tanjung Bungah) Penang

Bye bye  Ixora Hotel, hello Flamingo Hotel. What a disastrous mistake albeit everything on the surface was truly impressive. Large lobby area and people streaming in non-stop. Initially, I was, mind you, looking forward to an amazing experience in Flamingo Hotel until we walked into our two bedroom suite. Dusk all over the living room, worst was the bedroom. Stained pillow covers, crumbled bed-sheet, hair all over the place, including in the bathroom. Hell! I tried to sound to my other half-half, he on the other hand, thought I was behaving like a diva. Not that he didn't understand what I was saying, he just wouldn't stand up among his family to voice out his opinion. Strange too, I didn't hear a word from the rest of the family members. So, I kept shut. 

Monday, June 10, 2013

Salted Fish Bone Soup

Guys, I must tell you that this recipe blogging of mine actually is a learning curve for me. Trust me, never would I have thought that I will invent recipes until I started blogging. Of course, cooking by itself has been an-going thing for years, but due to blogging, I actually put effort in creating and coming up with new recipes (Salted Fish Bone Curry), which by far must be hailed. Instead of forcing myself to cook just for the sake of it, blogging has triggered a pendant for keeping my cooking interesting. (Mutton Bone Curry) I think, I decide and I find that its actually brain refreshing, and out of this thinking on this day, I made this Salted Fish Bone Soup (Spicy Sour Fish Soup). Just like that mind you. Idea popping up on my mind and with ingredients already in my fridge and pantry, I got down to making Salted Fish Bone/Ikan Masin/Ikan Asin Soup (Masak Lemak Ikan Masin, Potato Salted Fish & Bean Sprouts Salted Fish). Oh-so-yum! For foodies like me who simply love salted fish (Dried Shrimp Sambal & Salted Egg Chicken), I bet you will fall in love with this soup the moment you slurp in and which in fact is a complete, wholesome, one pot dish. To be eaten alongside rice. Chinese cabbage, potatoes and tofu as well in cooked with salted fish bone (Pada Salt Fish Pickle) and garnished with spring onion, Salted Fish Bone soup. Walla!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Chilli Clams

Chilli Clams. Chilli Lala. Chinese style chilli clams. Chillies and us? Don't you dare separate chillies from us. Chillies are our best of all friends and we need our daily doze of chillies no matter what. Chillies of course for heat and spiciness, and clams, remember my previous clam dish (Chilli Honey Clams). Spiciness and sweetness and tadbit of saltiness? By far, as far as I now, the burst of tastes for Chinese dishes (Sesame ChickenSweet Chilli Chicken, Sichuan Chilli Prawns & Chilli Lime Fish) or overall, on the whole for Malaysian dishes, spiciness is a must, wouldn't you agree (Sweet Potato Leaf Sambal Belacan, Spicy Grilled Fish, Chilli Crab, Dried Shrimp Sambal, Sambal Udang & Crispy Chilli Fish)? This Chilli Clams? Don't they speak for themselves? Chinese ingredients and curry leaves for the sincerely loved big burst of tastes.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Brotzeit Bier Bar & Restaurant (Sunway Pyramid)

Enthusiasm ran high. My enthusiasm, forever will dash fast when I am gonna experience food. My colleague spoke about the German Pork Knuckles in Brotzeit Bier Bar & Restaurant, over and over again, for the last few days, and I, I finally agreed. An early lunch, we arrived by 12.10 and sat at one of the tables at the corner where you can see through the glass panelling on how hyped up is Sunway Pyramid. All sorts of people walking in and out, also, a popular tourist spot among the "Woman In Black" Middle Eastern ladies, but should you be among them in the toilet, in the mall, you will, definitely, I bet notice their glittering and sexy outfits.What lies beneath the black long loose gown. I had the honour a couple of times. So, when I saw these, not the same ladies though, walking in and coming out of the mall, I had grin to myself. 

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Creamy Avocado Yogurt Dip

Me and avocado, me and dip? Like a strange thing right? Me, the typical Malaysian who is mostly showcasing our local sambal dip (Sambal Belacan) or Indian style chutney (Indian Mango Chutney), and all of a sudden, you actually see a dip made from Avocado in this precious space of mine? Honestly, to tell you the truth, maybe you already know it as well, me settling for our local produce and for a change, I decided I will pay for Avocado. To say Avocado is pricey, I am not really sure. RM5.00 for a single avocado? What do you think? I suppose once a while paying a bit more for ingredients, especially for an imported ingredient should be a fair deal right? Right. Back home with the single avocado, and already by then I had visualized a dip, this Creamy Avocado Yogurt Dip (Creamy Mushroom Soup & Creamy Coconut Lentil Curry) came into our food picture. Yogurt of course as you know is one of my favourite ingredients (Cucumber Yogurt Salad) and yogurt pulsed alongside avocado, mint leaves, olive oil, salt and pepper for this Creamy Avocado Yogurt Dip, served with fresh salad (Asian Watermelon Salad) and crackers. Platter food (Gado Gado).

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