Monday, February 16, 2015

Chicken Rice

Sunday already ... there must be a day between Saturday and Sunday.  We had breakfast with MIL at Tekka Market.  Booooy was she famous ... met a few of her friends from table to table... 

As usual I had my thosei, teh-O ice and tebu with lemon (this one not so happening) ...  We went marketing to stock up before CNY.  Everyone worries that there won't be enough food over the long weekend. After that MIL went kai-kai and me waited for the boss to finish his shaving  .... what's left of it. 

Anyway dinner was chicken rice as we had guests ... I love guests so they can be my guinea pig.  Hahahha .... I try to use less or no oil in my cooking and other method of cooking ... for health sake ... slowly but surely changing ....

Chicken Rice

Rice (2 part rice : 3 part water or chicken stock)
Chicken skin
Pandan leaf
** garlic and ginger blend into paste
** lemongrass bashed
** tie a knot for the pandan leaf

  1. Saute garlic and ginger paste (without or with a little bit of oil) and chicken skin till aromatic
  2. Pour water or chicken stock in the rice cooker
  3. Add lemongrass and pandan leaf in the rice cooker
  4. Once simmer add in the sauted mix and put in the rice and mix well, leave it to cook.
  5. optional: Once the rice is cook, can shape it into balls or just serve like dat

Chilli Sauce

Red chilli
Chilli padi
Tomato sauce


Blend everything and boil it.

Source: Both Chicken Rice and Chilli Sauce recipe taken from my ibu's recipe

Oven Baked Chicken

·         6 chicken wings about 500 grams
·         2 tbsp honey
·         1/2 tbsp oyster sauce
·         1 tsp sesame oil
·         1/2 tsp light soy sauce
1.      Prepare the wings by cutting to 3 portions at the joint (drummette, mid joint and end tip). Freeze the end tips for making chicken stock. Pat dry with paper towels.
2.      Marinade chicken with the rest of the ingredients for at least half an hour or overnight.
3.      Arrange chicken pieces on wire rack with foil-lined tray beneath. Bake at preheated oven of 200°C (392°F) for 25 minutes or until chicken turns golden brown, basting with remaining marinade and turning once halfway.

Source: Noobcook

Kailan with Oyster Sauce

Serves 4
200 grams of medium sized Kai-lan
1 small shallot, thinly slices (best to remain in rings for better presentation)
1 clove of garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons of light soy sauce
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
Small pinch of salt and pepper
1 teaspoon of sesame oil
2 tablespoons of oyster sauce
1) Wash and soak whole leavy Kailan vegetables in lightly salted water for 15 minutes. Boil a medium pot of water over high flame. Add 1 teaspoon of sugar (add more if your pot is large). Blanch Kailan in the boiling water for 1 – 2 minute, or once the leaves appear darker green in colour. Drain on a strainer and place nicely on a serving dish.
2) Heat wok with vegetable oil on medium heat, stir-fry shallot and garlic till fragrant and browned. Reduce heat to low fire when shallot and garlic are lightly browned to allow standing time. Sprinkle salt and pepper, followed by light soy sauce (beware of its sizzling effect by the mixture of hot oil and light soy sauce). Heat off and immediately pour onto the vegetables. Top sesame oil and oyster sauce. Serve.

Source: MyWokLife

Chicken Soup

A few piece of chicken with bones

4 cloves garlic
2 red onion
2 inch ginger
1 Knorr chicken cube
Leaves leek soup
Fried shallots

Do not need to saute ...boil water and in chicken and blended ingredients, add in the chicken cube and salt to season.  Once the chicken is cook off heat. Add in the leaves leek soup and fried shallots.

Source: Kasihaleeya

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Fried Pomfret with Sambal

Yey! Let's cook! With prep was a brief (cleaning and cutting was done by the vendor all you need to do is just cook) ohsum-posum

2 black pomfrets (marinated with turmeric and salt and fry)
1 cup blended dried chili
5 red onion
5 cloves garlic
1 sliced big onion
3 tbsp chili sauce
2 tbsp oyster sauce
Salt and Sugar

1. Blend onion and garlic and mix with blended chili
2. Heat oil and fry the blended ingredients for 10-15mins. Add abit of water
3. Add chili sauce, oyster sauce and season salt and sugar (mix well stir for 5-10mins
4. Add sliced big onion mix well
5. Pour over the fried pomfret


Sunday, February 8, 2015

That Almost Famous Cookies ... Almost

CNY is around the corner ... Last year I baked marble cakes for my colleagues which looks very miserable and small ... This year I am so motivated to bake something more?
I was thinking of Kek lapis .... CRAZY!!!! I'll over work my poor oven ... or macaroon it will look very classy but not yet pass as to date .... Cookies!!!! Idiot proof and I can't go wrong.
In total I bake 7 batches in 4 days... Not bad hor ... 
Why cookies? 1. It doesn't have to be pretty 2. No specific shape 3. All u need is 2 spoons to shape it.

I want to bake some cakes to go with the cookies but I won't be in so early tomorrow and I do not want to go around with big bags ... Heavy you know.

I hope the receiver will love the small token before I MIA from work hee hee

Stickers are design by my dear hubby ...

It looks reddish brown cos of the infused coffee oil.

It's reddish cos I added food coloring ... Due to upcoming festive holiday tong tong tong Chiang 

250g salted butter,softened (i used SCS)
200g light brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt 
1/2 tsp coffee oil
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup oats,processed to bits in a chopper (i put nestum instead)
1/4 cup ground almonds (i omit this)
1/2 cup of your favourite nuts,chopped finely (optional)(i put in chopped hazelnut)
1 pack of Nestle Tollhouse semi-sweet chocolate chips OR chocolate chunks 
300g self-raising flour 


This is the most important step,at least 2 hours before,or the night before,beat the egg with the vanilla and the coffee oil to infuse or you can do this the night before,refrigerate it then bring it to room temperature before baking.

Preheat oven to 160C.

To the softened butter,beat in the sugar and the salt to combine. Beat in the egg and stir in the processed oats,ground almonds,optional chopped nuts and the chocolate chunks. Sift the flour and fold it in,this dough will not be too stiff but not too wet either.

For small cookies,place half-tsp of the dough,spaced slightly apart on the cookie sheet and bake for 9 to 10 minutes.

For large cookies, place rounded tbsp of the dough spaced apart on the cookie sheet and bake for 20 to 22 minutes.

Cool completely and let it sit overnight in an airtight container,this is for the flavour and fragrance to develop further.

Source: Kak Rima @

Monday, February 2, 2015

KL Menjerit!!!!! / Screaming KL!!!

It's a beautiful day to go KL! ... the sucky part was I was terribly under weather with my fever, cough and block nose ... I was constantly hungry ... that good right cos we go KL to EAT! ... and this trip we share it will my fwen and her mini family.  Alhamdulillah we all had a great time.

Note: If you are a small eater ... this entry will expand your tummy ... 
Day 1: Nice cloud .... and a hot day ahead.

We reached KL at about 9-ish ... 1st stop ... Nasi Ayam Chee Meng
50, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

We had 3 portions .... yes 3 portions for 2 pax ... of rice and chicken.  Kerabu mangga is a must! and we ordered taugeh oyster sauce ... mmmmmdaaap!
People watch - the guy in the grey shirt as a ringtone All About That Base and it kept ringing every 5mins or so ... 

This little boy gave us a "gift" .... hhahahah ... and tested our bed to make sure that its comfortable and we have a pleasant nights hahhaha ....

He has very strong arms and legs which i think he felt that the bed should be a swimming pool ...

Some quirky packaging. We stayed at WOLO over the weekend. erm ... i think this hotel cater more to youngsters and probably a hip newly weds .... cos I felt abit out of place ... the lift music is a little bit too loud as if you just entered a club ... room wise was ok but the direct sunlight made our room quite stuffy... I like the shower thou ... ehem ... all in all was an ok stay probably next time we are here we will look for a more cozy and relax hotel.  But WOLO is not bad lah ...

PAVI!!!!! ... I miss euuuu so muchhie ...

This is late lunch for us. 
Since its friday lets go TGIF! (actually I prefer local food but the man likes his meat!)

FRIDAYS Three For ALL: Our big-enough-to-share platter features a trio of our most famous appetizers: Loaded Potato Skins with beef bits, Fried Mozzarella and our spicy Buffalo Wings, complete with sour cream and green onions, marinara sauce and celery sticks with Bleu cheese dressing. Perfect for sharing

Penne with Beef Bacon Bolognese: This traditional savory meat sauce of beef bacon and bruschetta marinara is tossed with al dente penne pasta and baby arugula leaves then garnished with fresh Parmesan cheese.

He is quite a smiley baby - Muhammad Syafi'e

This restaurant is not certified halal due to the bar they are running but the food are from halal source.  Click here.
After that late lunch we walk-walk for awhile and head back to hotel to rest and stone ... and Nurul and family needs to check in to their room as it was not ready when they reached at 2pm .... (Not happy hor very tired of waiting ok)

Dinner we went back to Pavi food court.  Tarbush is at the entrance of Food Republic.
Shawarma Chicken (RM12) shared with Esa 

Day 2: Breakfast at the hotel ... Yumm-O quite a decent spread... Fuel up before we head down to ... Kenanga Wholesale City.

Today Syafi'e had mashed potatoes for breakfast.

I like the deco of the hotel especially the brick walls...

People watch ... a group of makciks (they are fwens I assumed) ok there's only 1 in this picture but after that the table was full with makciks ... I wish my mom enjoys going out with her fwens like this rather that stuck in bed all the time ... pfft ... lazy ..

He pretend ok.  This one haven start shopping oso ok .... tsk
We found Chatime! ... he was a happy camper cos he only drink chatime and always and only order Strawberry Pudding Au Lait.

StyloMylo: the salesperson saw me taking photo she combed her hair with her fingers and sit properly hee hee ... vain eh ...
Esa managed to get some tees for his project ... I'm not too sure how many he bought cos he gotten members price ...

Old Town White Coffee: Take 5 before we went to the next location 

WonderMilk at Publika.  I just like walking around Publika and look see look see ...

Quirky Coffee Label: Esa said there Hazelnut after taste ...

Kopi Beruang: Nice Creamy Coffee

Bite size cupcakes.  We took alot of photos probably a good 20mins before we started to eat ... cos the place the food must take photo!!! lots of it.

I think they did abit of re-deco since the last time we came ...

Zoooooom KL: Esa, Shah, Nurul, Lil Syafi'e and me

Alamak this one he was looking at his abah...

He's expression was too funny!!!

His eye lashes - GERAM!
WOLO ... YOLO ... LOLO ... 

Amcorp Mall: We were here cos Esa was looking for Vinyl ... I got bored cos it took him so so long to find what he wanted ... when he got what he wanted it was way too expensive

People watch:  Aunty was kind enough to inform us that they guy that owns the vinyl when for his prayers

This is from an antic shop which i find that it was cool ... the cups and plates in the 80s they have it

Highlight of the trip.  We went 1Utama cos Dheepen had to work over that weekend and we dropped by to say hi ... and guess what?!!!! Esa got to test drive the jeep with all of us inside ... lol ... it was hilarious, fun and so cool ... and the men feeling datok2 ... boleh pecah perot!

Franco:  Is not certified Halal but the food are from Halal source

Chicken Teriyaki Pasta: Nice and very light 

Creme Brulee

Since the men dah feeling datok one decided to buy cigars to match with the character 

We end of day 2 with foot massage 

ouh and this is supper ... a must buy subway!!!

Day 3: Breakfast and feeling lazy as we know time to pack up and face reality ... but before that last min shopping ...

We went back to Kenanga ... Esa had successfully distracted me to take photos then spending his monie again hahahha 
Here are some photos I took around Kenanga area and nearby market

Take 5 for our part 2 breakfast =D
Time to go back to Hotel to pack up and nap abit before Nurul and family catch a coach home ...

Entrance of the hotel ...

Empire Damansara

dpac: Nice place to take photos and I was telling Esa we should go and watch the performing arts.  I would love to watch leh

We stubble upon Bungkus:  We were suppose to have lunch at Noodle Boat but it was on renovation
and I think the lady boss greeted us ... authentic woooh..

Last photo before we head to the airport.

We took KL Express to Airport from KLSentral. It's 28mins train ride and it's only RM35

That sun set that makes your heart heavy  that weekend is finally over and back to reality 

Irish Breakfast Tea ... Not too sure what so Irish about it. End the day with a cuppa tea to soothe the sore throat... An enjoyable weekend with Good Food and Great Company