Thursday, July 28, 2011

Play Date

Monday it is ... we decided to chase away the Monday blues by going USS.  I assumed that it wont be packed ... and I was definitely wrong ....

Breakfast first ... McDonald's Harbourfront

not very nice... our breakfast was not that fresh cos the Iced Lemon Tea tasted weird.

Start of the day ... still stonning ... but its ok after the special effect confirm fully wake up hahaha

Camwhoring ... love it

We had to Q 75 mins for the Canopy flyer and 90mins for the Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure ... pfftt...

Im on the ground waiting for esa, while he went for the Battlestar Galactica ride ... yikes!!! 

Cool signage very rustic looking

This was before the mummy ride ... 

I love this musical ... I watched it for the 2nd time hee hee ... the first was somewhere early this year or was it last year hahahah ... cant remember lar ...

Outside the Monster Rock Musical Hall ...

I brought La Sardina and I'm using Kodak Extrachrome film ... I hope it turns out well cos its quite cloudy and abit of rain drop beginning of the day...

A ride which I don't dare to take hahaha ... crazy!!! it's 14 floor high tao ... sheeeesh...

Break for lunch and some other mini breaks hee hee ... 

The Battlestar Galactica! 

Cute rite ... it was outside the kiddy roller coaster ...

One of my fav ...

Coffee anyone?!

I love ...... penguins ... they are so talented ... too bad i have 2 left feet ... hee


Donkey live was quite interesting and entertaining too ... but some idiot spoil everything ... he decided to take off his smell shoes ... yucks ok its so disgusting and it stink up the whole place ...

Cute roller coaster for kiddy!

I wan 1!!! pls ...

Outside Mel's ... nice hor... I mean the car ... 


The Guards ...

I wan to take the ride but I dont think my ass can fit hahaha

Water World!!! ... I love this ... I nearly had a heard attacked ... double confirm that my phone is still dry ... 

They have nice and pwetty cuppies ...

Feeling eh ...

This is definitely heaven on earth!!! really!!! really!!

Some of the sweets and chocolates ...

End the day with LJS ...

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Ibu's 53rd Birthday!

Ibu turns 53 last saturday.  Had fun at home (pfffft... the plan was to go Manhattan Fish Market).  Anyway I bake my 3rd tiramisu.  It's much much better then the first and second ones ... I'm getting better at it alhamdulillah.

To Ibu: Selamat Ulang Tahun yg ke 53 Moga panjang umur dan murah rezeki.  Moga Allah beri kekuatan dan kesihatan untuk menjalani ibadah dan kerja harian... amin ...

Friday, July 22, 2011

Chicken Rice

Bored of eating fastfood almost everyday so i decide to pull my lazy ass from the couch to the kitchen to cook dinner ... nothing fancy ... dun be fooled by the chicken cos i did not cook it hee hee ... bought it from NTUC Fairprice at Joo Chiat.  Yup we well  all the way to Joo Chiat from work to get 1 cute lil bird =D

You can find recipe for Chicken rice here.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Macaroon - 2nd Attempt


Mac OH Mac!

My first attempt to bake macaroons.... it was a disaster... a Big Fat F! :( ...
I followed the recipe closely ... really close ... not too sure wat happen.  Haiz sooo upset ... all the mac stuck to the baking paper ... uuurrrgghh!!!

Recipe is from idol ... see how she make her macaroons so effortless...

Monday, July 18, 2011

Italiano - Bon Appetito!

Its not official lar but we (nurul, yati and me) tot that it would be nice to cook and eat together once a month.  Not only we cook and eat, we also share the experience. Today's lunch was awesome! Thanks to Nurul and Yati for their lovely dishes.  Not only that we got to share with some of our fwenz in office.  we can't afford to share with everyone ... perhaps ... next time lar ... hee hee

Awesome Monday and smiles ard the table! A nice way to start the week.

L to R: Mircowaved focaccia, Baked Mushroom, Shepherd's Pie and Zuppa Seafood

Very Flavourful Baked Mushroom by Nurul

Here's the recipe for Baked Mushroom

Preparation time: 15mins
Total cooking time: 15mins
Serve 4

250g (8oz) button mushrooms
200g (6 1/2oz) oyster mushrooms
200g (6 1/2oz) shiitake mushrooms
100g (3 1/3oz) swiss brown mushrooms

1 cup (80g) fresh breadcrumbs
1/4 cup (25g) freshly grated parmesan cheese
2 tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 tbsp chopped thyme
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tsp cracked pepper
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Preheat oven to moderate 180C.  Wipe the mushrooms with damp paper towel. Trim away the hard tips and discard.  Cut any large mushroom in halflengthways

Sprinkle the base of a large baking dish with a little water.  Place the mushrooms in a single layer in the dish, stems upwards.

To make Toppings: Mix together the breadcrumbs, parmesan, herbs, garlic and pepper, sprinkle ove the mushrooms and drizzle with oil.  Bake for 12 - 15 mins and serve warm.

C O O K ' S   F I L E
Note: Use day-old bread which slightly stale to make breadcrumbs.  Simply remove the crusts and chop in a food processor until the crumbs form.
Hint: Always wipe mushrooms clean with a damp paper towel - washing will make them soggy.

Nice, light and flavourful broth: Zuppa Seafood By Yati
Here's the recipe for Zuppa Seafood

200g (7oz) squid tubes
4tbsp olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 celery stalk, finely chopped
1 carrot, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
15g (1/4 cup) roughly chopped parsley
pinch of cayenne pepper
1 fennel bulb, trimmed and thinly sliced
125ml (1/2 cup) dry white wine omitted
400g (14oz) tin chopped tomatoes 
1.5L (6 cups) fish stock
300g (10 1/2 oz) fish fillets, such as red mullet, monkfish, cod, deep sea perch
250g (9 oz) scallops, cleaned
12 prawns (shrimp)

3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed
4 slices 'country-style' bread, such as ciabatta

Place the squid flat, with the skin side up, and score a crisscross pattern into the flesh, being careful not to cut all the way through. Slice diagonally into bite-sized strips.

Heat the oil in a large saucepan and cook the onion, celery, carrot, garlic and chopped parsley over moderately low heat for 5-6 mins, or until softened but not browned.  Add the cayenne pepper and season well.  Stir in the fennel and cook for 2-3 mins. Add the white wine, increase the heat and cook until it has been absorbed. Stir in the tomatoes, then add the fish stock and bring to the boil.  Reduce the heat and simmer for 20 mins.

Add the squid to the pan with the fish pieces and simmer for 1 min. Add the scallops and prawns and simmer for another 2 mins. Taste and add more seasoning if necessary.

To make the crostini, heat the olive oil and crushed garlic in a large frying pan over moderately low heat.  Add the slices of bread and fry on both sides until golden.  Place a slice of bread into each of four warmed serving bowls. Ladle the soup on the top and serve immediately.

Shepherd’s Pie
  • 1 big red onion (diced)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 300g ground beef
  • 30 dried chilli (soaked and blend)
  • ½ packet frozen mixed vegetables
  • 10-12 button mushroom (sliced)
  • Bell peppers (red, green and yellow) diced
  • 2 tbsp tomato sauce
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Salt and white pepper/freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 to 10 medium potatoes
  • 250ml milk
  • 250g butter
Potato: Wash potatoes thoroughly.  Cook in boiling water until tender. Mashed potatoes, add milk, butter and season with salt and pepper. Mix well. Adjust thickness by adding more milk, if desired.

Beef: Saute onions and garlic. Add ground beef. After beef is browned, add blended dried chilli.  Cook till dry, add salt and black pepper to taste.  Add tomato sauce and mix well. Off the heat. Mix in vegetables, sliced mushroom and bell peppers.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F after 10 mins change to top heat only.
Grease butter on pyrex or any similar casserole dish. Layer half way up with the mashed potatoes. Next, spread the beef mix on top of potatoes. Layer a handful of mozzarella cheese. Cover it with mashed potatoes.  Dot butter on the potatoes and sprinkle generous amt of mozzarella cheese.  Bake for approximately 10 to 15 minutes until top is golden brown.

This recipe is special to me cos, it was given by my Secondary School teacher when we were doing our Food & Nutrition class.
I like this recipe cos I have improvised and change some of the ingredient to make it my own.  And I also make it richer in flavour.

For Tiramisu, click here for recipe.

Monday, July 4, 2011


Testing ... Testing 1 ... 2 ... 3 ...
July is here ... like finally ... hee hee ... planned with some fwens at work to potluck during lunch ... We decided on Italian theme lunch. 
I've borrowed some books from the library for us to get motivated hee hee ...
So before I do I bring to work ... I test at home first ...

Preparation time:
Cooking time:
5mins + 6hrs refrigeration 
Serve 6

Hint: A little care needed.

4 egg yolks
1/3 cup (64g) caster sugar
1/4 cup milk
250g mascarpone
250g packet savoiardi or sponge fingers
1 1/2 cups cold coffee
1tbsp cocoa

  1. Beat egg yolks and sugar in a heatproof bowl until light and creamy.  Add milk and beat until combined.
  2. Place bowl over a pan of simmering water.  Stir over heat until thickened; allow to cool.
  3. Add mascarpone to mixture; stir until combined.  Beat egg whites until soft peaks form; fold into mixture.
  4. Dip savoiardi biscuits quickly into coffee - they should be moist but not soggy.  Place a quarter of the biscuits over base of a 1.5L serving dish or a paper-lined loaf pan.  Spread with one-third of the mascarpone mixture.  Repeat layering with remaining biscuits and mascarpone.
  5. Cover and refrigerate at least 6 hours, preferably overnight.  Sift cocoa over top to serve.