Sunday, January 31, 2010

薑汁撞奶 Ginger Milk Curd

Ginger Milk Curd or other will call this ginger milk pudding. It’s a traditionally Chinese dessert that originated from Panyu. It’s a dessert that easy to make but of course it has its level of difficulties for beginner like me and my sis.

Reason for us to make this is because this is something not worth the money for like RM5 to RM9, it’s only a few dollars of ingredients and it can be made for many friends and family member.

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All above ingredients depend the consumption per pax.

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Peel off the ginger skin
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Cut into slices
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Then blend
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Squeeze out the ginger sauce from the blend residues, required about 2 table spoon per bowl.

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Prepare 2 cups of milk
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And pour into the pot and simmer it till you see a little bubble surrounding the pot
While waiting for it to bubble, add sugar per your preference
Once the milk is boil till 70 to 80 degree Celsius

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Pour into the bowl which has ginger sauce ready

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Alternative is to boil till you see bubbles, and bowl into a separate bowl and make it cooler to the desired to degree and then pour into the bowl that has ginger sauce ready.

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Best to serve when its hot, and also best to serve for anyone that has a cold.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Home Cooked Chili Crabs

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This post meant for me to jot down what my mom had for this dish. This is one of the family favourite dishes. Not only to us, but her brother aka my uncle too.

Ingredients –

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3 to 4 meat crabs (with eggs, optional)

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1 pack of chili (could get it from wet market)

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Curry leafs
2 cloves of garlic

  1. Wash crabs thoroughly and chopped into half.
  2. 2 cloves of garlic chopped, and sauté till fragrant.
  3. Add all chili and sauté till fragrant.
  4. Add crabs into the wok and fry with high heat.
  5. Close the lid for couple of seconds and open up and stir fry again. Keep doing this process for couple of times.
  6. Add curry leafs and stir fry.
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  7. Then serve!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Restaurant Pau Kee 保記沙河粉茶餐廳

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Know what… I actually planned to look for this shop when I got to know from WMW’s post. I was searching here and there and couldn’t find it, ended up; I landed in Wing Heng Seng Coffee Shop. While we were about to get up and leave the place, I accidentally saw the shop and upset that we just had a heavy breakfast. But hubby was grumbling to me that that he didn’t have enough but hope to get some snack.

Well, being a blogger you will persuade your other half to try out and take the opportunity to take photo, right? I was having that thought and hubby could really know me well, he was very spontaneous and brings me there for another round of breakfast.

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When we enter the shop, I could see WMW’s post every where… if am not mistaken it was on StarOnline as well.

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Now, here’s the bowl of Ipoh Sar Hor Fun with Prawn Sui Kow.

Soup base is fragrant, I supposed they have boiled it for long hours, the flat noodles is soft and smooth.

With the prawns, chicken slice and some chives on top of the noodle that makes the bowl of hor fun lovely and tempting.

Prawn Sui Kow was fresh and the meat was tender, I could feel the springy of the prawns. So, how could it be wrong that the prawns are not fresh then, right??

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The bowl of hor fun could be accompanied by 2 types of chilies, either chili paste or chopped chili.
Now looking at these pictures, remind me of the bowl of hor fun at this time of hour. :)
Gee, I just miss that…

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Address & Contact Number
10 Jalan Utara
Off Jalan Imbi
Tel: +6016-375 1360 (Mr & Mrs Chong)

Friday, January 15, 2010

Wing Heng Seng Coffee Shop 永興成茶餐室

To find good food in KL though outstation people may find it hard, but for local they will say that’s not true. For a Penangite like me without a GPS, I normally remember each place by heart.

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Just take this as example… many years ago, I took my family down to KL for a break, and that time we were lingering around town and don’t know what to eat. Ended up we landed at this place. Yes, this place – Wing Heng Seng Coffee Shop in Jalan Imbi.

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I remember clearly most of us took the soup version of Pork Noodle, thus this time round I took the same for myself. When I looked at my bowl of noodle, I could feel satisfactory before eating it. Reason?? Oh, that’s simple, look at the medium rare cooked liver just make me drool over it!

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Hubby was looking around other tables, and he noticed, mostly have another type of Pork Noodle, which he noticed, there are some Pork Sausages that is in a bowl of soup, and a handful of minced meat with spring onions on top of the noodle. That honestly attracted his attention. Without second thought he has a bowl of that, and he was happily having it cuz, that’s nothing we could find in Penang.

It was truly a happy breakfast!

Oh ya, due to many customers waiting for table, there was another lady was looking for a place to have her breakfast, of course, we wouldn’t mind having another person sharing the table with us.

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And guess what she was having then? A plate of Char Koay Teow… and mind you … it was absolutely fragrant. By looking at it, without any hesitation I just took out my camera and have a few shots on it. I bet she was wondering what is that to shoot?

I bet you’re a breakfast person that wants to have good breakfast, right? I would recommend this place if you’re down in KL for a break. Apart from these noodles, in fact, there’s a pastry stall that’s selling egg tarts and etc. The egg tart is absolutely mini in size and it costs RM0.50, though you may find it expensive, but it’s a must to have. I didn’t get to have any as they sold out pretty fast. Got to bake again for another batch of customers and I could see people lining up for that… thus, the egg tart is truly recommended.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Crystal Jade Restaurant 翡翠酒家

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What I hate most is I gotta figure out my way to look for food in KL. One reason is because I don’t have a GPS that could guide me to the destination, second reason while you’re doing your shopping in a mall, you will tend to eat in instead of driving out for food.

And this is where I landed for my lunch when I was in KL.

Crystal Jade Restaurant, if am not mistaken is a franchise chain Chinese restaurant based in Singapore. They first opened in Lot 10, and then followed by Pavilion and this The Garden Mid Valley. In fact, I’ve dined in one of their outlet in Pavilion last year.

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Food here is no doubt to query. In fact, I do quite like their Xiao Long Bao. That’s why without second thought we have that for our lunch.

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A plate of fried rice seriously is huge in serving. Just nice for two person to have. It’s fragrant, and you could see the bits and pieces of rice.

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Since I didn’t take full course of lunch, we ordered something simple like Siew Mai as well. Moisture, and the meat and prawns are fresh and tender.

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A plate of assorted meat like Roasted Duck, Steamed Chicken and Roasted Pork was ordered as well. It serves with special made sauce for that.

Overall we both have a satisfactory lunch, though a bit pricey. Well, for the reason of short break, guess worth it.

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Address & Contact Number
Crystal Jade Restaurant 翡翠酒家
Lot T 210, 3rd Floor
The Gardens
Mid Valley City
Kuala Lumpur
Tel No: +603-2283 3129
Note: Non Halal

Monday, January 11, 2010

The Living Room

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During my recent visit in KL, for the 1st time, I decided to have a sumptuous breakfast in the hotel, though we normally did, but for this particular special season, we dined in for good breakfast in The Living Room.

The Living Room, is the place where you could dine in all day, and it’s a casual yet elegant and stylish place to dine.

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Breakfast adventure down from all kinds of breads, yogurts, assorted cold platter like hams, pepperoni, etc. Fruits juice like apple, orange, mango, etc… and even a refreshing ‘Virgin Mary’ shot too!

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Apart from that… all types of tea for guests to choose from,… liquor for breakfast, anyone?

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Food lining up to Japanese, Chinese Dim Sum, Noodle Station, Indian Tossai, American breakfast like egg omelets, sausages and bacons, etc.

Per person is RM50, only if you confirm it upon check in. Otherwise it’s RM60 even if you’re a stay in guest.

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I miss the relax morning in The Living Room. Looking at these pictures that I have had in Living Room, I can imagine how relax I was. That was a wonderful short break that I have.

Address & Contact Number
The Westin Kuala Lumpur
No. 199, Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-2731 8333