Sunday, January 20, 2013

SiTigun


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SiTigun is a place where you don’t find any stress from the surrounding, and you can have a cup of coffee with a peace of mind.

Found this place by accident when I read an article few years ago, then after a word of mouth from friends and family that recommended us to try out their coffee. I would have to say that if you’re those coffee lover and wanted something real strong, I guess this is not the place.

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Any coffee lover, those typical one would prefer a dark roast coffee bean and it has its strong aroma when you brew. SiTigun is more of a place like for back packer that they can rest for awhile and sip a cup of coffee and a bite on a slice of bread.

Well, I was here not to comment how great or how bad their coffee, but, just thought of sharing another place if you’re yearning for an American breakfast. Though nothing great to shout about, however, it’s still worth the value.

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I love their motto – 
A cup of coffee is a cup of culture, 
A cup of respect. A cup of love. 
Don’t you agree?

I wonder what’s my motto??
Be true to yourself. Be good to yourself!

We still have a few more weeks to Chinese New Year, and it’s going to be another busy weeks and days for that preparation. A friend of mine advised me always take this lightly, be it if you will have to mess up you entire kitchen otherwise, just be it or just eat out.

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Or just hang around in SiTigun for their cup of coffee, sit back and relax. I guess that would be a better choice.



Address & Contact Number
30 Jalan Nagore
10050 Pulau Pinang
Tel: +604-228 7108

Business Hour
Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Sunday: 08.00 to 22.00

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Home Cooked Honey Pork Belly


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I came across this post while I was googling on other matters, and find it rather easy to cook and it’s originated from a Japanese.

Without second thought and much hesitation, I told myself, got to try it out. Even though I can cook, I find myself not a confident cook like others. Some how just lack of that in me… perhaps I am so afraid of failure. I know many chefs have gone thru many failures before they are successful. But, to me, though I know that’s the path that you ought to go thru, but I find it really a waste when the entire food just not eatable anymore.

I always like how the chef cut their meat, or the way they cut anything … for example this meat, I am not able to cut per what it said in the post. Thurs, my piece of pork belly looks a bit in odd shape. And also the food presentation, the way they presented their food on a plate or a bowl. It looks like an art to me, in fact, it’s a piece of valuable art.

Ingredients
350g pork belly
Oil
Blanched spinach (optional, the original post do add this and also some Japanese mayonnaise for beautifying)

Seasoning
2 Tbsp of honey
2 Tbsp of soy sauce
1 Tbsp of oyster sauce
2 garlic gloves


Step-by-Step
  1.  Slice the pork belly into 6-7mm pieces
  2.  Grate garlic cloves
  3.  Heat oil in a large frying pan and start cooking pork belly on high heat
  4.  When both side of the pork belly is nicely browned, turn off the heat
  5.  Wipe off the excess oil completely
  6.  Turn the heat back on the medium heat and add the seasonings
  7.  Cook over medium heat until the meat start to have nice glaze. Try not to burn the sauce
  8.  Once done, nice to serve with steamed rice

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Chinese New Year Cookies: Nam Yue and Sesame Cookies


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All these while many people will make something sweet for the new year. Well, this year, I stumble upon my old Flavor Magazine on this recipe. I guess something different; at least it’s a savory type of cookies. Would you be interested to try?

Ingredients
250g butter
¼ teaspoon salt
140g icing sugar
1 Grade A egg
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2 pieces (25g) Nam Yue (preserved red beancurd), mashed lightly with a fork
1 teaspoon pounded garlic (I actually grated it)
440g plain flour, sifted
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda, sifted
1 teaspoon baking powder, sifted
40g black sesame seeds
50g while sesame seeds
100g chopped walnuts


Method
1. Preheat oven to 180ºC. Grease baking trays.
2. Using an electric beater fitted with the paddle attachments, cream butter, salt and sugar.
3. Beat in egg until well combined.
4. Add in Nam Yue and garlic; mix well.
5. Add remaining ingredients and mix into a dough.
6. Chill the dough for 30 minutes.
7. Shape the dough into 3cm-diameter balls.
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8. Place the dough bals on trays and gently press down at the centre of each ball to make an indentation.
9. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until lightly brown.
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10. Cool on a wire rack before storing in an airtight container.

Happy Baking!!

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Adapted from Debbie Teoh (Flavours magazine Jan-Feb 2011)


* I am submitting this post to Chinese New Year Delights 2013 hosted by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover (link back to this post)*

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Goh Kaki 五腳基

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五腳基是個地方,會讓你起你童年的玩意,像井字棋 (Tic-Tac-Toe),接送棒 (Pick-up Sticks)Congkat7石遊戲 (7 Stones Game)這一家店就位於檳城漆木街世界遺產所在地

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去年我開車路過這個地在想家店不知裡面有什麼東西,和售賣些什麼東西一直想找時間來參觀,但我們總是找不到合適的時間來光顧他們。聽說這家店開始營業於2012年十,一開始,他們只有,後來他們添加了一些小和增添一些小玩意坦白說,這主意也相當有趣和成功的,起碼它深深的吸引著我。它的食品名稱有趣我覺得有點獨特非凡的感覺老實說你可看過馨花怒放,三馨兩菇芳自賞,熱情漠,的食品名稱?

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白面書生就是形容牛油烤麵包,可以井字棋你只要選擇巧克力,蜂蜜,醬或黑胡椒醬來繪案就可以它們的醬料有獨特的名稱。巧克力就巧言蜜,蜂蜜就瘋蜂是蕃雲茄雨,黑胡椒醬黑白椒替好可愛哦!

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特產是它們的香閨辣是五腳基特色面龜

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每張桌子都有一瓶打架是五腳基的特色讓我想起了我的童年時

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如果你想回以前童年的時,回憶那些年甜蜜的故幾個朋友聊天為何五腳基? 相信我吧絕對沒有遺


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Address & Contact Number
發林五腳基
地址: 16F-01 Lebuhraya Thean Teik 10600 Penang. (余仁生頂樓)
營業時間: 6pm-11:30pm
聯絡電話: +604-828 2916

漆木街五腳基
地址: 34 & 36 Lebuh Bishop, 10200 Penang.
營業時間: 11:30am-11:30pm
聯絡電話: +604-262 9916

Saturday, January 5, 2013

家常炒老鼠粉


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許多朋友告訴我,兩人很難煮飯但我從來不認為那是難題好又一,好又一如果我們老是往外吃,基本上我們是吃了很多味精。儘管許多人聲稱,它的食物從來不加味精,如果常期下去也未必我們的健雖然我不是一個傳統的女人,但我深一個完美的女人應該能做飯,管理家裡的一事物。同意我的看法嗎

這一可以說是很容易也可以說很超值我買老鼠RM2.00, 豆芽RM0.20, RM0.50 魚餅RM0.40其餘的配如肉末,大蒜,雞蛋家裡都我說很超值

炒老鼠的食 (: 2)
老鼠
肉末
豆芽
魚餅切成細條
雞蛋

  1.       燒熱,放入蒜末。炒至
  2.       再加入魚餅輕炒一會兒
  3.       再加入肉末
  4.       老鼠
  5.       加入3湯匙醬,同時再加入約2湯匙的老
  6.       輕輕翻所有的成,再加入1湯匙辣椒
  7.       再翻,最加入豆芽雞蛋
  8.       輕輕炒,再舀出後,趁
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