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Friday, October 26, 2012

Braised Tofu with Mushrooms - Pressed Tofu #3

The day after I cooked this dish, I got some feedback from my BIL via my MIL.
“Yesterday’s dinner was the best”.
I was very surprised.

That night I cooked a simple stir fried cos lettuce with garlic, this braised tofu with mushrooms and clams in broth (a modified version). He didn’t touch the clams as he is trying to avoid foods that may trigger pimples. So, all he ate was this tofu and the lettuce.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Monday, October 22, 2012

Wok Messed Tofu 涡塌豆腐- Pressed Tofu #1

涡塌豆腐Wo Tart Dau Foo
The “tart” here is the same as in “一塌糊涂 Yat Tart Woo Tou” which means “in a complete mess”, “In utter disorder”.

So how come this tofu is given this name?
It doesn’t look messed up, does it?

Actually, the tofu is slightly messed up.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Soy Jelly with Roselle Poached Pears

I made this for Eat Tau Huay Day event on Facebook some time back.

Making this was supposed to be easy with store bought soy milk.. but long story cut short, I had a horrible time making this with sick kids in the house making me unable to get out of the house during day time to buy the soy milk and the beans.. sigh.... oversoaked cos I just can't squeeze the time to do it and sigh..... the GDL overcurdled and...... sigh........Rushing through desserts is never a good idea. It is a hobby done leisurely for fun, not a necessity.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Natural Rainbow Jelly Eggs - Jelly #2

I made these for Reuben's 1st Birthday Bash few months back.

Since nowadays not many fancy red eggs, of which is a must for Chinese birthdays, I switched to Rainbow eggs and made them with jelly so that everybody will enjoy eating them. I also chose to use natural colours so that everybody can eat colourful jelly with an ease of mind. I layered the colours with a milk layer in between so that the colours will look more prominent.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Old Fashion Coconut Agar-Agar - Jelly #1

I've talked about my mom repeating dishes very often.

This is one dessert that my mom replenishes after each batch was gone! It's scary!
My mom made this almost every weekend when I was young, about 9-11.  Either she would set it in huge bowls and cut into wedges or she'ld set them in tart tins.
And she loves it being separated while I prefer it being homogenous.

My mom has a sweeth tooth but her sugar level is perfectly ok, even until now. Let's talk about her adding in sugar to her 3in1 coffee. I am nowhere near her standard. Maybe it's because of the way she grew up, she eats rice porridge with sugar and douse her rice with kopi-O like soup.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Shortcut Beef Pho - Soupy Noodle #3

I was actually searching for another beef noodle when I bumped into this recipe.
I ate this before in Vietnamese restaurants, some being really tasty and some forgettable.

Still having a big container of beef stock powder that was given to me by my brother, I made this noodle, shortcut way by using stock powder instead of beef bones. If you need a recipe with beef bones, please refer to source. And if you want to know where my brother got the beef stock powder, it's at Jaya Grocer, at the Korean food section.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Pork Noodle ~ Chu Yoke Fun - Soupy Noodles #2

Frankly, I have never eaten this before I went to KL to study. It seems to be everywhere in KL, but I haven’t seen this around in other places that much. Is it so? Maybe I didn't notice. But this definitely didn’t exist in Kampar back then. My first experience was eating in USJ Goodyear Court 5.

This bowl of noodles calls for pork overload. To non pork eaters: I’m sorry, but this is so so delicious.

There was once in my life where I abstained from pork for almost 2 years. Not even touching Cha Siew Pau, serious. Somehow during 1996-1998, pork seemed to smell horrible. There’s a smell that lingers in my nose after eating it. That was why I was so so scared to eat it. Even some noodles that were cooked in pork bones broth smell horrible to me. I have partially recovered from this phobia, but not totally. I’m still sensitive to the smell. Nowadays, if I happen to eat pork that has this smell, I’ll ban that shop right away. But homecooked pork don’t have this problem. Wonder why?

Monday, October 8, 2012

Prawn Noodles - Soupy Noodles #1

It was almost Chinese New Year (somewhere Dec 2011) and I have a lot of prawn shells in the freezer that needs clearing up. I’ve never made prawn noodles before and I’ve been planning for my maiden attempt since months ago. I finally made it when I got some nice fresh prawns again.

I thought it’s difficult. But hey no, it took me just a little while to make this for dinner. The most difficult part could be cleaning the shallots and that’s just it. The rest was quite a breeze.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Lambuk Porridge ~ Bubur Lambuk Terengganu - MFF Terengganu #4

Terenganu style rice porridge :)

I'm sure most Malaysian may have heard of this, especially during Ramadan fasting month, some mosques will be giving out free Bubur Lambuk. Unlike the west coast version, the ingredients used in Terengganu is very different. It uses fish, sweet potato and lots of local wild vegetables. I was curious about the taste, so I decided to try it out.

One is free to use any type of vegetables but some do insist on the use of wild pepper, lemon basil (kemangi) and red fern (pucuk midin/paku merah). I have trouble searching for the red fern and I was told it wasn't found in Perak. Then lemon basil was no where to be sold except at the garden center where I have to buy the whole big pot! I just went ahead with whatever I could buy at the market or source from my hubby's employee.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Lompat Tikam ~Jump and Stab??? - MFF Terengganu #3

This Terengannu dessert is not for the faint hearted. It's called "Jump and Stab". Yes, that's what it means in the Malay language. LOL.

I'm just pulling your leg. It's a dessert for anyone. No violence incurred during the preparation and nothing happened when I ate it, except mourn with pleasure. LOL.

Kelantan state has their own version that comes with a red glutinous rice and the coconut milk component is more liquidy like a curd sauce. So, please do not be confused.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Tuna Curry ~ Gulai Ikan Tongkol Terengganu - MFF Terengganu #2

Tuna is locally known as ikan tongkol, ikan aya or ikan kayu, depending on which state you are in.
It’s a budget friendly fish and my fish being at almost 1kg before cleaning is sold at RM8/kg.

Gulai ikan tongkol is usually eaten with nasi dagang, or the other way round, whichever way, LOL.
It is different from Kelantan’s version. From what I remember, Kelantan’s version is more yellowish, tasting slightly more “curry like” maybe due to its turmeric content. Whereas Terengganu’s version is more “assam”, as in sour.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Tasty, Nutritiousand EzyMix.... Biar Betul, Cuba Rasa!


Remember the Dutch Lady chocolate drink I posted last week? My kids have tried it!

According to the label… these are the nutrients in this drinks.

Calcium for building strong bones and teeth
Omega 3 and 6 to support Learning and Alertness
Vitamin B-Complex consists of 8 types of B vitamins – B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12 and B1 which functions in releasing evergy from food to ensure you are energetic throughout the day.
Vitamin B1 – Needed for the release of energy from carbohydrate
Vitamin B2 – Needed for the release of energy from protein, fats and carbohydrate
Vitamin B12 – Needed for red blood cell production.
With all these nutrients, it is definitely Tasty, Nutritious and EzyMix

My kids love this! See their faces, yummy yummy! It’s a fresh new change to the previous brands we consume. I made a mug for my hubby too. Dutch Lady Chocolate Drink is suitable for consumption by the entire family. It’s not a kiddie thing.

Where did I buy this? It’s available at selected supermarkets/hypermarkets, selected local grocery and convenient stores, selected Chinese medical halls, 7-eleven & all 99 Speedmart outlets. I got mine (350g) at a nearby minimarket. It retails at RM8.00 (350g) and RM17.90 (900g), but you can get it cheaper if you’re lucky. I got mine at RM7.90, hahaha!

Don’t believe it, Try it :-)
Biar Betul. Cuba Rasa

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Traders Rice ~ Nasi Dagang Terengganu - MFF Terengganu #1

Blessed with the best beaches in Malaysia that I have ever seen. (sorry I've never been to Sabah yet)
Beautiful islands with white sandy beaches surrounded by crystal clear blue waters that one can see the corals right from the boat. It seems shallow because you can see them, but once you jump it, you might be shocked. LOL.

I have been to Terengganu 5 times before. I love this state. Been to most of the popular spots like Kenyir Lake, Lang Tengah Island , Redang Island, walked around KT town, been to the museum twice and Pasar Payang on every trip :)  , 1st 2000-Kuala Terengganu with Uni coursemates, 2nd trip 2001-Redang, 3rd 2002-Lang Tengah, 4th 2003-Kemaman, Kenyir and 5th 2006, East Coast Road Trip


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