Monday, July 22, 2013

Marshmallow Cupcakes

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One of the things that my daughter likes to munch on is marshmallows.  There's no stopping her from getting a bag of marshmallows whenever she sees them; whether at a supermarket or in a bakery.  I can never fathom the reasons why she likes the sickly sweet pillowy things so much.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Koey Teow Ladna....Again

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Gastronomic challenges are usually more difficult in the month of Ramadhan especially when you have to face picky eaters like me; even though I only have one of them in my family.  But it always makes me feel so miserable when even a single person in my family doesn't seem to enjoy the food he (she) is eating.  Worse still when he simply wolf's down the plate of food which merely consist of rice and soya sauce! (I suppose this is done in protest against the food that he (she) doesn't like!)

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Kuzi Ayam/Chicken in Sweet Spice

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Kuzi Ayam (Chicken Kuzi) is one of those dishes that you only get to eat once in a blue moon (literally!) and always few and far between.  This is because you would only prepare this dish only on special occasions or if you have very special people coming over for dinner.  But having it for the second time after about forty years is really few and really far between!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Jejari Ayam Goreng/Chicken Finger Wraps

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i.  B4 DB1 E2

I'm sure every parent in every household would have gone through this situation.  You get up early in the morning and prepare food for your family's Sahur and none of them want to eat.  Instead of feeling elated, you feel depressed because after all that hard work, your kids just stare at the food!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Udang Goreng Berempah/Spiced Prawns with Breadcrumbs

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It really doesn't help if you oversleep for Sahur.   I would usually get up at about 4.30 a.m. and help the missus to prepare the meal.  But there is always that particular time when all of us oversleep, even when the alarm clock rings until it breaks down!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Hainanese Chicken Rice

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Happy Ramadhan to all friends who are observing the one month of fasting beginning early this month.  Once again, one of the most talked about topics which get tongues wagging is the topic of food; what to prepare to entice the taste buds of the whole family!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Nasi Beras Sarawak & Talapia Masak Tempoyak

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iii.  Sore Winners

I have never eaten this type of rice before.  So, it was with much eagerness that I accepted a whole kilogram of this grain given to me by a colleague who had just returned from Sarawak, her home town.  We had been talking food (what else!) prior to that, and she had asked if I wanted to give the rice a try.  Where food is concerned, I am game to try anything (well, almost!)

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Kerabu Suhun Lagi/Glass Noodles Salad ... Again

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i.  July MUET

The torch ginger flowers are blooming again!  Usually when we've got lots of them blooming at the same time, our neighbour would come over and ask for a few.  She's one of those Johoreans who needs to have a torch ginger flower or two in her Asam Pedas.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Pasta Bakar/Baked Pasta Shells

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This is another simple dish that I prepared for a pot luck my friends and I had at the office the other day.  I actually made these a day in advance and kept them in the freezer.  Them?  I made five of the thing you see in the picture above!  I figured, since I was going to make something for my friends to eat, I might as well make sure they really eat!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Gulai Ayam Pucuk Ubi/Chicken and Tapioca Shoots

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iii.  B4 DL3 E1

This dish is another one of those from the garden to the kitchen dish that actually emerged out of convenience.   We had pruned our old tapioca plants earlier this month, and the shoots have been emerging aplenty of late, amidst the thick haze that has been enveloping our country recently. 

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Kimchi Fried Rice

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My youngest daughter does not only have complete fondness for sweet looking faces and high pitched voices of South Korean singers and actors.  She also has this strange idea that she likes Korean food, especially Kimchi.  Well,  I feel that this sudden appetite for Kimchi can be blamed on the well-known fast food franchise that recently introduced fried chicken with Kimchi sauce!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Patenting the Asam Pedas

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iii.  Sukantara

Some people have a stronger sense of belonging that they forget that the same thing can also belong to other people too.  The subject here is the (outrageous) idea of Malacca's Chief Minister to patent the Asam Pedas as one of Malacca's heritage dishes.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Gnocchi and Tomato Bake

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iii.  Sukantara

I finally had the chance to prepare this dish!  All the reviews about how pillowy and sof t gnocchi is which I read in foodie blogs, were all true.  The gnocchi I prepared was indeed all that it was hyped to be.