Friday, 24 October 2014

Friday, 10 October 2014

Ipoh's 3 best desserts

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Ipoh folks love their local desserts with a passion. The fact that there is even a street called Tong Sui Kai (Desserts Street) attests to this.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Hokkien Mee KL Style

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This article was first published on Hungrygowhere Malaysia HERE

Another old school favourite of Malaysians is Hokkien Mee. Not to be confused with the Penang version of Prawn Mee, this Hokkien Mee is like a black sauce version of Yee Mee, ubiquitously found at all chinese tai-chows in the country. 

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Food Review: Simply Mel's, Malacca Portugese Food

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It is not easy to find restaurants serving authentic Kristang cuisine in Kuala Lumpur. Started three years ago as a labor of love between a mother and her daughters, Simply Mel's has been blazing the local restaurant scene with authentic Kristang recipes passed down for generations.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Assam Braised Pork Belly Mum's Style

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My mum has a knack of experimenting with seemingly incompatible ingredients and come up with some yummy dishes.  This is one of them. 

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Wood Ear Fungus Omelette

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A good friend cooked this for me during my confinement recently.  It is a very simple and tasty dish, totally comforting.  

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Hotel review: Doubletree Hilton, KL

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Each year, hubby and I will plan for several staycations for the family - just short 1-2 nights stay at a nice hotel somewhere in KL or PJ.  We enjoyed these breaks as it doesn't involve long outstation drive and I don't have to tax my braincells about all the things that need to be packed.  Forgot something?  Home is just 10 minutes away! 

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Food Review: Barn Thai, Plaza 33

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You don't find too many restaurants that offer thai tapas in such a stylish setting as Barn Thai. Step through the imposing front doors and be greeted right in the face by a gleaming gold stallion. That just about sets the tone for what lies ahead.

Friday, 4 July 2014

Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup - The Shortcut Way

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My family loves to eat Vietnamese beef noodles.  In fact, we are big fans of Vietnamese food.  Read about our two trips to HCM and the delicious food we had.  

A weekend in HCM Part 1

A weekend in HCM Part 2

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Nasi Lemak - The Full Glory

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We Malaysians love a good plate of nasi lemak.  Steaming hot santan rice, crispy fried ikan bilis, salted roasted peanuts, lots of chilled cucumber slices, a good dollop of sweet oniony sambal and a beautiful piece of golden fried chicken.  YUMM!  That's my benchmark of a good nasi lemak.      

Monday, 9 June 2014

Food Review: Restaurant DIMA Middle Eastern Food

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Good Middle Eastern restaurants in PJ is hard to find.  We recently visited the relatively new DIMA restaurant at Oasis Square and found the food very tasty.

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Egg, Ham and Quinoa Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette

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You'll never go wrong with eggs and ham in a salad.  To amp up the nutritional value, add in some quinoa (pronounced “keen-nwah”).

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Chicken and Feta Cheese Burger Patties

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This recipe came about purely because I wanted to finish up some leftover feta cheese and my son has been asking for burgers of late.  So I thought, why not make some burger patties using the feta?

Friday, 2 May 2014

Food Review: J&D Espresso

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This is another case of not seeing what's right in front of you.  Good thing it's not too late. 

Monday, 28 April 2014

Food Review: Bangkok House, Sunway Giza

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Since I cook on most weekdays, weekends are my "days-off".  Whilst it's nice to eat out for a change and try different restaurants, it's also getting pretty expensive eating out as a family these days. 

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Pasta Puttanesca

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My first taste of this classic Italian pasta sauce was at CafĂ© Buongiorno in Norwood, Adelaide.  

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Easter Recipes Back-to-back - Braised Lamb Shank with Herbs and Balsamic Reduction

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Squeezing in this recipe just before Easter :)  Lamb features prominently in any Easter meal due to its symbolic representation of the Lamb of Christ.  Though the title of this recipe is quite a mouthful, it is actually super easy and mess free, yet produces such amazing flavours. 

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Easter Recipes back-to-back: Hot Cross Buns

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This weekend is Easter, a cornerstone event in the Christian faith where Jesus was crucified and rose from the dead on the 3rd day. 

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Apple Tarte Tatin Deconstructed

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I am a fan of all things baked with apples; and am constantly on the lookout for easy recipes using this fruit.

Monday, 31 March 2014

Food Review: Pig Out Cafe, Kelana Jaya

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The new Kelana Parklane commercial centre is still struggling to build up buzz since its completion in August last year. 

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Lo Han Guo and Watercress Herbal Drink

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During the recent haze, I boiled a lot of herbal drinks and soups to ward off coughs and sore throas.  This Lo Han Guo and Watercross Herbal Drink is a good remedy for those extremely hot and hazy weather.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Food Review: Uncle Yen Fish Head Noodles, Subang Jaya

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If you enjoy fish head noodles and are staying around the Subang Jaya vicinity, Uncle Yen would be a good place to check out.  Thanks to my blogger friend Veronica of QuayPoCooks who posted yummy looking photos of her meal at Uncle Yen, I made a mental note to drop by.