Cooking can be interpreted in different ways to all of us. For the most of us, cooking basically is about ensuring a healthy home cooked meal in a clean environment compared to exposing ourselves to what not when we eat out. Of course definitely if you are asking me and I will totally vouch nothing like a home meal even if its just basic and simple dishes. You can include me in this category of women who make it a point in cooking, but every now and then, cooking for me personally is about setting my own bar against how better I can cook. Basically, I like the thing of allowing my mind to wonder for my own invention. Rather challenging for oiling my thinking cap and which does land me in the zone of happiness whenever I come up with my invented dishes. Take this Nyonya Hot and Sour Noodles in Fish Soup which is actually the other door to Assam Laksa, and I have already previously opened two doors (Malaysian Sour Spicy Fish Soup Noodles & Penang Assam Laksa).
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Family dining together, how interesting? Who is driving, who is not, which restaurant it should be and where, eventually, we vroomed. But somewhere along the way, tail gating didn't work. No, it didn't. Patience I believe is not everyone's virtue, nope, some arrived earlier, the rest of us were lost. We actually did manage to arrive at the said Pelabuhan Klang location (Seri Langat Seafood & Coconut Flower Seafood). However, due to a little confusion on which is which, because there's two restaurants, literally almost with the same name within this same compound, we were unsure. Calling each other then seemingly was the next logical thing, finally, we walked into Bagan Hailam Lagoon Seafood Restaurant. Floating on the water, real deal typical Malaysian style colonial Chinese restaurant, honestly, I loved the walk I did on the planks prior to being seated in the open, spacious and surrounded in water dining area. Especially in a night setting, it just made me so happy. Really, I so loved it. Living in the city and coming over to such a place is definitely a different experience all together. Seldom for me, so when its thrown in once in a blue moon, I must forget about everything under the sun and instead of grumbling on how unfair life is, I should pleasure into such an amazing view while tucking into a meal.
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Don't ask me why and what not, I really can't tell you why even among the Chinese, there are vegetarians (Vegetarian Fried Mee Hoon & Chinese Vegetarian Noodle Soup). Most probably due to religionism, I believe so and like the Indians, more and more Chinese (Chinese Herbal Chicken Soup, Chinese Fried Rice, Chay Kway Teow, Chicken Wanton Soup & Cantonese Yee Mee) are now opting for vegetarianism. Beat me why. Honestly I don't know. As it is, I myself am not a vegetarian, (Chinese Chicken Noodle Soup & Hakka Noodles) neither will I want to be because I can't be a meatless person, nor I am trying hard. Of course, every now and then, in fact my other half-half is a vegetarian (Vegetarian Chow Mein) every Saturday, not me though but I don't actually mind a vegetarian meal and I quite like the concept to a tasty to like this Chinese Vegetable Noodle Soup mostly, plus cooking such dishes mind you is not really mind boggling. Nevertheless, a flavorful vegetable broth definitely is a must (Old Cucumber Soup & Burdock Root Soup). Otherwise, vegetable noodle soup dishes will taste bland, and you can either make the broth or get the ready made store bought ones. Whichever, up to you and for this style Chinese Vegetable Noodle Soup, I doubt you will struggle in getting the ingredients as listed below. This my style Chinese Vegetable Nodle Soup seriously is flavorsome and unbeatable.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Another sweet treat? Sure, why not? You tell me (Rava Laddu & Rava Kesari) why not? But definitely not because I wanted to jump inside the backwagon of the millions who are via blogging, sharing recipes on sweets or sweetness profound recipes. I actually made this Indian, specifically Kerala style (Kiri Hodi, Malabar Fish Curry & Palakura Pappu) sweet porridge for god and we may have totally and outrightly put a stop to celebrating Deepavali by inviting friends, or enemies within, yet god is very much important to us. Are you right now asking me why my Pradhaman is not like those really dark brown ones? Those made by others? Let me tell you why. Basically because its a no show to sugar (Custard Caramel) in Pradhaman, also known as payasam, or you call it kheer as well. Of course sugar is still needed, which I actually served separately so that you can tip according to how much you want or you may not want sugar at all, and being a typical Malaysian I opted for Gula Melaka/palm sugar instead of jaggery/sakkara. Also, no condensed milk for sugar killing us. Regardless, nothing is compromised in terms of Parippu Pradhaman being a memorable luscious sweet treat. In fact I must say that my version to my Parippu Pradhaman is heightened due some sago (Honeydew Sago, Green Bean Sweet Porridge & Bubur Cha Cha) and saffron strands playing a role in giving a buttery golden hue and rich aroma. Of course, we need ghee (Ghee Rice) as well for further depth in scent and richness, and who ever in the right frame of mind will ditch coconut milk aside for Parippu Paradhaman.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Peshawari Mutton Karahi!! From the land of Pakistan and specifically from the city of Peshawar. Already sounding mouth watering right and I bet the pictures are additionally making your tummy hunger topsy-turvy right? In fact, to tell you the truth, I myself can't contain my hunger and I think without me realizing, my saliva is gonna drip down soon. Regardless, any mutton dish for the matter most probably can trigger hunger for the both of us and I must go ahead by mentioning that I quite know it about the different kinds of mutton curries from this part and that part of the world. Furthermore, should I blow my own trumpet to how far I have come in making all sort of dishes from around the globe (Tandoori Chicken, Aam ka Achaar, Bengali Fish Croquettes, Chicken Vindaloo, Cari Poisson & Goan Prawn Curry)? Enough of me and marketing myself, let's not waste anymore time in getting down to making Peshawari Mutton Karahi. Thick, spices infused, yogurt creaminess, ghee and coriander leaves scented, plus honestly guys, blame it on my habit of adding potatoes for most of my mutton curries. Can you like possibly blame me for adding potatoes? We Malaysian Indians and we just must somehow find a reason for merging potatoes and mutton as one (Nepalese Mutton Curry, Aloo Gosht, Shahi Mutton Curry, Rogan Josh, Mutton Keema, Masala Mutton Curry & Mutton Parathal).
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
At Big Hug Burger, you can freely hug the big or small teddies. You sure can, one of things noticeable the moment you walk in. Generally, its the sweet young thing dollies who won't stop posing with the teddies, of course nothing should stop you from doing the same. Did I? Oh please, I am not a young doll anymore, I think there's more to my life than still holding on to teddy bear hugging which most probably I did during my younger years. Also, look, I am not questioning the cleanliness in Big Hug Burger, but I wonder if these teddies have been dusted? Well and good, if teddies are vacuum sucked every now and then, otherwise, if you sensitive to dust mites, I think you should forget about teddy hugging. Maybe, a better option will be hugging the friendly owner who is proud of her background in the advertisement industry, which I am assuming trigger started this her pride and joy burger outlet.
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