Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Udang Goreng Berempah / Spiced Prawns

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I am the happiest when I see my family silently (or noisily) devouring the food that I (and sometimes, the missus) prepare.  It just gives me a sense of satisfaction knowing that they enjoy the food (even though they don't say it out loud!)  And it doesn't really matter if I can eat the food that I prepare or not.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Assam Laksa / Laksa In Sour Broth

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It has been a long time since I made this simple dish.  The reason behind this is because my youngest daughter does not like this dish at all; not one little bit.  I mean, she would rather eat instant noodles!  Of course she knows it has lots of vegetables, and yes she knows that there isn't a single ounce of fat in the dish, but hey, if she doesn't like it, she doesn't like it!

Tofu-Stuffed Portobello

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The missus was away the other day visiting her sick dad who had been hospitalised since Thursday last week.  We drove up to Seremban that day and went straight to Tuanku Jaafar Hospital.  When we arrived there at about 8.00 p.m., visiting hours was already over, but the security guards were given instructions to allow my father-in-law's relatives to come up and visit.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Raspberry White Chocolate Brownies

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This is a belated entry.  It is really late considering the fact that I bought these raspberries when I went back for Eid (that was almost two months ago!)  I made these brownies as soon as I got back from my holidays, but did not find time to write about it.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Potato Salad and Crispy Squid Wrap

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As usual there are times when I don't feel like anything at all (my late mum would scold me and say that is a bad omen!)  Frankly speaking, sometimes I don't have any appetite at all.  Even the sight of food, especially rice, makes me just want to walk away and crawl under a rock (or my warm duvet!)

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Tart Buah Lagi / More Fruit Tarts

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All the kids are home and the missus had been making a lot of noise, asking me to prepare fruit tarts to use up the extra shells I had made and stocked up earlier.  I find making extra shells and storing them for future tarts is a good idea, since making them is quite fiddly.

Pisang Muda Dengan Ikan Masin/Young Banana with Salted Fish

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This is something I have not had in a long time; one reason is because my children don't like it (mainly due to the young banana since they only eat the ripe ones!) and the other reason is because it has salted fish in it which can make the dish a little salty.