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Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Daytrip to Tanjung Sepat

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The old jetty behind the mushroom farm.  My city-son trying to haul the dis-used fishing net to get to the fishes trapped in between the netting


We took advantage of the recent Thaipusam long weekend to make a daytrip to Tanjung Sepat for some good food, CNY shopping and a no-screen excursion for our city kids.  


Friday, 29 January 2016

The easiest, quickest, 2-ingredient Homemade Chocolate Sauce; and Homemade Milkshake

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We've been having a heatwave of late.  It's been scorching hot in the last two weeks, so I thought of making some cold milkshake for the kids as a treat, especially when they come back from their evening playtime in the park.

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Easy Desserts Back-to-Back: Recipe 2 - Avocado and Durian Smoothie

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I first discovered this ultra yummylicious drink at a Vietnamese restaurant in Adelaide last year. 

A good friend of mine took us to this no-frills, cheap-and-good eatery in the suburbs for some good pho and I ordered this drink.  It just knocked my socks off! SO GOOD!  How did it take me this long to discover that avocado and durian can turn out to be such a heavenly union?


Avocado and Durian Milkshake
Serves 2

  • 1 ripened avocado
  • 1/2 cup of sweet durian flesh (best to use D2 or D24)
  • 3 Tbspn condensed milk
  • 1 cup of ice cubes
  • Water


Method

  1. Add all the ingredients into a high powered blender (strong enough to crush ice) and blend until smooth and creamy. Serve immediately.

 

 

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Easy Desserts Back-to-Back: Recipe 1 - Caramelised Bananas with Gula Melaka on Hot Waffles

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Now that my kids are older, they've been regularly requesting for dessert after dinner *gasp*. 

I've had to put on my thinking cap to come up with some simple desserts that the whole family can enjoy.  This is one of the easy desserts that i make regularly. 

Caramelised Bananas with Gula Melaka on Hot Waffles
Serves 2

This fusion, western-local recipe marries the sweetness of pisang emas with gula melaka on toasty hot waffle for an all round family friendly dessert.  For extra indulgence, top it with a scoop of vanilla icecream.

  • 2 medium size ripened pisang emas
  • 2 pieces of store bought waffle, lightly toasted
  • A knob of butter
  • 1/2 tbspn brown sugar
  • 3 Tbspn of chopped gula melaka
  • 1 Tbspn of chopped nuts (walnut / pecan / roasted peanuts
Method
  1. Cut the banana into chunks. Melt the butter in a pan and add the brown sugar.  Once the sugar starts to caramelize, add the bananas and swirl quickly to just soften and coat them with the mixture.  Set aside.  
  2. Melt the gula melaka in a small saucepan and let it cool.  I usually make extra to keep for other uses as well.
  3. Top the waffle with the bananas, sprinkle the chopped nuts and drizzle the gula melaka on top.  Serve immediately.
 


Thursday, 26 November 2015

Food Review: Christmas buffet at Pacific Regency Hotel Suites

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Christmas is just round the corner! If you are not planning to cook up a storm but instead looking for options to dine out for a nice Christmas meal, you can check out the exciting fare at Pacific Regency KL.