Thursday, September 29, 2011

My Favourite 7 - Get to know me Week # 3

I've been tagged by Shu Han of Mummy I Can Cook to play this game :) Thanks Shu Han for tagging me.

I'm going to select posts that most of you have never seen, which are from my first 2 years of blogging.
I have a lot of favourites, so it's hard to get only 7 out of 539 posts. LOL.

1. Barazek.
A middle eastern cookie that is my first Step by Step post. Pictures maybe horrible because my hubby was not eager to take them for me and that time, I have never used his DSLR before and neither do I know of any editing software. I love this cookie but have never made this since.

2. Palak Tofu.
I began to explore into spices after this dish after realising the wonderful aroma that a small pinch of cumin can give me. Spices in curries or heavily flavoured dishes are undecipherable, so I have never learnt to appreciate spices even though I've been eating curries since I was a kid. Disgusting this dish may look, but it's very delicious, at least to my family. Cooked this few times.

3. Fern Shoots with Hot and Sour Dressing
I love this dish, but never made this again, although I've made it many times prior to blogging.
Maybe I should to this again in near future

4. Dulce De Leche Cream Cake
I couldn't believe that with this post, I started the DDL frenzy among the regional bloggers. After I posted I began seeing a lot of bakes with DDL coming out that I've never seen before in the regional blogging scene.
But most of all, this cake marked an important milestone in my blogging life. Something that I've worked hard for, long enough.

5. Orange Bread Pudding
Delicious, even until today I still think of it at times. Made just once.
The pictures had me wowed. That time I was just learning to hold the DSLR and I was wondering why those pictures came out so nice, each of them, until I didn't know which to choose. I rarely had such luck with pictures that time. I kept on asking my hubby, "Why today the pictures so nice ah?".

6. Upside Down Apple Sponge with Demerara Caramel
Still my ultimate comfort cake..... until today. Made this twice but am still thinking of it.

7. Spicy Lala
 A delicious dish that my in laws rave about immensely. LOL. Mother in Law, brother in law, sister in law... husband... everybody loved this and I think it's the dish that they replicate the most often.

Sometimes I do think of myself..... when will I repeat the dishes. There are just soooooooo many out there for us to try. And that makes my husband complain.

Have a nice week ahead


  1. Glad you posted all these posts because I would never have seen your spicy lala if you didn't! Loved this write up of posts :D

  2. Thank you for this 7-link post. It's great.

  3. My hubby and kids are the opposite. They love to have new dishes served everyday. And wish to thank you for all the dishes you featured. :) Glad to have followed your blog. :D

  4. I loves bread pudding; and one of the day I would love to make the same of your Dulce de Leche cream cake. Thanks! Are all these 7 are your favourites?

  5. Janine,
    Thanks, and glad you took the time to read all of them

    Extra virgin chef,
    You're welcomed

    Belly Good cooking,
    Oh no, my hubby hates changes and loves eating the same food everyday. We're quite a weird pair, right?

    I'm not a person who practises favouritism, LOL.
    I love good food, simply as that. Anything that taste good I'll love it. I keep on trying new good food that it's hard to have a real favourites, but these are quite memorable.

  6. Your blog are such an inspiration to me.Following your blog almost about a year,that time I still don't have blog!
    Had tried quite a number of your recipes,and it turn out great, and yummy.But, that time I didn't snap any photos,,,,lol.
    Keep it up and thank you for sharing.

  7. Hahaha, I guess yr hubby takes everything for granted, like MINE. He used to complain a lot too, not after I fell sick and not cooking for a week!!

  8. Thanks for the re-cap. I can't remember seeing the posting of Barazek biscuits. I am actually looking for it. Tasted it once at a friend house but not sure the name of it. I am going to make that.

  9. yummylittlecooks,
    Thanks for the support and I'm glad my recipes worked. See you around :)

    Belly Good Cooking,
    Yeah, once I steamed fish for him every other day cos he told me not to be fancy with fish, and he can eat steamed fish daily. After a few sessions, he got sick if it, even it was only every other day. LOL.

    Barazek was posted way before you even knew I existed. LOL.
    Barazek is addictive, I dare not make it. LOL.
    I can wallop 10 at one go!

  10. as years passed by, i can see that you are getting more and more long winded in your posts! dont get me wrong, that's good, that's your style giving detailed explanations. Read abt the health how? dont have to eat anything? become a vegetarian and dont drink milk?? i eat tofu a lot and eat veggies also, the tofu normally get from the wet that must go and do check up! dont scare me lah!
    Thanks for the tips on the green veggies also. Like your pudding. btw, where to chk blog hit numbers? never checked that before..

  11. yay you did it! So nice to see your 7 posts! the palak looks delicious to me! no way does it look disgusting! the ddl cream cake looks picture perfect, like sth you'll get out of a catalogue!

  12. Thanks for posting! Have tried your dulce de leche and the posting was very detailed. I used it to do cocoa puff cream cake and the feedback was excellent. cheer;>

  13. lena,
    LOL, I was long winded long ago too, check out the strawberry mirror cake 1. Nowadays, depends on the post la, not all I talk alot, like the salted egg fried rice and summer pudding, I just wrote few lines only leh. Even the rose mantou was short
    Check stats via analytics. But I think blogger has it inbulit into the settings oredi... Find 'Stats' near the setings button.

    Shu Han,
    Hahaha... thank you. Unless one has tried the north indian dish of cheese with spinach, if not will not dare to try this. LOL.

    Glad to hear that :)

  14. I'm determined to make each and every one of these dishes!!


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