Constantly raved. Over and over again. Colleagues and friends wouldn't stop blowing hot air balloons on Yarl Restaurant, each and every time when Indian food is our central discussion. I have been told, let me tell you that I must give a go this Sri Lankan restaurant, maybe like hundred over times? Previously just a stall, I bet Yarl must have been grown in popularity, until, mind you, they can actually move into a shop-lot across YMCA (Jalan Tun Sambanthan 3). Major achievement, isn't it? I believe so. I always, will always, support anyone's growth and popularity (Taj Garden), but this whole sentiment on Yarl Restaurant is yet to compute on my mind. Not till I try it out. So, albeit, honestly, I hate the traffic and driving all the way from Shah Alam, and Brickfields, on-my-lord, do I have to say? Parking mess mainly. Still, I made it a point on this Saturday in joining both my friends, who have frequented Yarl Restaurant from time to time. Early to Yarl Restaurant by 11.30am definitely did make us happy. Easy drive. Easy parking, prior to walking to the front entrance, where the food counter is. Yes ladies and gentlemen, you got to do the ordering outside, wonder whether I should start debating on cleanliness, then again, let me just stick with my food venture in Yarl Restaurant.
Monday, May 19, 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Honestly, fried chicken is not a regularity in my house. Most of the time, fried chicken is trended when we have a gathering and also, when family pops by, though I do from time to time cook chicken when its a meal on my own (Chilli Chicken, Chicken Kebab, Sesame Chicken & Sweet Chilli Chicken). Of course, like I have repeated donkey times (Sichuan Noodle Soup), my other half-half will not come any close to chicken and maybe that could be one of the reasons why fried chicken is like every now and then when he is travelling (Tandoori Chicken, Baked Lemon Chicken, Curried Roast Chicken, Baked Cornflakes Chicken & Spicy Chicken Wings) What was the occasion why I made a different style of fried chicken on this particular day? Family popped by and the kids in the family, in fact, kids these days just so love fried chicken (Ayam Goreng Berempah). What is the supporting reason for making Thai Fried Chicken? Pretty much I had stock of the Thai ingredients. You know me right? Me and my love for Thai cooking (Lamb Massaman Curry, Tom Yum Goong, Thai Vegetable Curry & Thai Green Fish Curry). Thai paste made, tipped into chicken and simmered to half cook chicken and then fried to utter crispy on the outside and soft tenderness inside, and aroma taking center stage of my kitchen
Monday, May 12, 2014
Steamed Pork With Salted Fish! Trust me, a rapid explosion and burst of my or maybe even your forever appreciated and loved saltiness and spiciness in tender pork belly. Of course, pork belly and fats as well? Not really healthy, but I guess once a while would massively shake our health (Siew Yoke & Char Siu). Steamed Pork With Salted Fish is really so and very easy to make. Add all the ingredients in a steaming tray and steam, and you are done. My version I believe is somewhat unique and outstanding because I decided to go with my instinct and gut feeling on how I can further spiral and heighten Steamed Pork With Salted Fish to up and away, higher for a major revelation of tastes (Salted Fish Bone Soup, Salted Fish Bone Curry, Salted Egg Chicken, Dried Shrimp Sambal & Bean Sprouts Salted Fish). Pork belly steamed alongside salted fish, chillies, soy sauce, ginger, and tamarind, garnished with coriander leaves.
Friday, May 2, 2014
Mee Goreng Udang, or prawn fried mee. The frying technic which by far is not a brain cracker, but when we speak about frying noodles on the whole, we must have all the ingredients on stand by and as close to us possibly. Otherwise? We may end up over-cooking the ingredients we have already put in the big wok and then, it can turn out to be a disaster or we ending up stressing ourselves, and let's not forget about sweating when frying. Of course. Ask me about sweating and I can go on and on (Malaysian Style Fried Mee Hoon, Hakka Noodles, Chow Mein & Hokkien Mee & Char Kway Teow). That's about it I think the cooking tips for Mee Goreng Udang which is definitely another one of our Malaysian food show stealer. Noodles fried alongside prawns (Hokkien Hae Mee, Shrimp Pad Thai & Shrimp Pho), cabbage, eggs, garlic, spring onion and soy sauce (Nyonya Mee Siam, Malaysian Sour Spicy Fish Soup Noodles, Mee Rebus, Laksam Kelantan & Malaysian Fried Mee).
Friday, April 25, 2014
Sambar again? Indeed. Sambar again obviously. What's with sambar/Indian dal curry and my cooking story (Punjabi Sabut Moong Dal, Andra Sambar & Palakura Pappu)? In fact, its a story which will walk you down the memory lane, up the valley, down the hill and, back and forth, bouncing you in and out of my house and kitchen. Potentially. Until I am lost for words on what else should I say about sambar and most probably, its a similar Indian curry story in each and every Indian household (Drumstick Sambar, Mysore Sambar & Bitter Gourd Sambar). But due to making sambar as regularity as I have, I now had drawn a line between myself and sambar. Regardless, sambar making is still on the go and I don't think will stop until I receive the red light from my other half-half. Hopefully because I can't really and seriously digest sambar anymore (Fish Sambar, Tanni Saar, Sambar & Spinach Sambar). Where did the idea fall from for making Udupi Sambar? Just like that from the sky. I just plucked the name of this sambar and made my version. Udupi Sambar I bet will be a major explosive dal showcased Indian curry for all you sambar lovers (Mulligatawny Soup & Dhal Rice).
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Oh my my! What a joy. Believe me, I actually got invited by Taj Garden. I must jump to joy right? You think I should? Look, I am one of the newest food freebies in the blogging world, and when an email invitation pops up, anyone like me, in the right frame of mind, must feel jolly good. Gonna be my first ever invited dining experience, honestly, to tell you the truth, I didn't know how to go about it. Silly me. You can't blame me. Albeit I did test my love water, my other half-half had already hinted that he is not keen in accompanying me. What am I suppose to do then? Hit the roof by getting into a major big league argument or wrestle him out? No point. Thankfully, on the other bright side, my two Chinese friends agreed, thanks again to them for providing free transport.
Sunday, April 20, 2014
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