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Home Cooked Mushroom Bolognese

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I always admired people that can cut vegetables in tiny cubes. For example, The Italian Dish … look at the size of those carrots and celeries. Because of her favourite, I did try to make this on one of the evening. And that’s when I was home late and I really need to eat something to fill up the hunger, pasta is always the simplest and the easiest food to prepare. After all, what we basically need is mushroom, carrots, celeries, onions and garlics…. And I find it absolutely healthy. Oh yes, having a bottle of Prego at home is also necessary as well, at least for me. I remembered I cooked this once for my family, and they loved it very much. And with their compliments it boosts up my confident in cooking pasta dishes. Don’t you agree? Well, every cook is happy to see their dish is happily eaten, and happily commented. I always love to see hubby tells me, ‘Dear, this is nice!’ or ‘Dear, next time cook more of this.’ Or… comments from my family like… ‘Hey sis, think you sho

Home Cooked Cheesy Potato Chicken

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2011 wasn’t really a productive year for me… in fact it was a mixture of loss, gain and surprises. Beginning of the year was full of enthusiastic to decorate the house for Chinese New Year, cuz, that’s the new house decoration. Followed by a family gathering during Chinese New Year on the day 10 th , after that, things changed.  From a happy mode to a sorrow mode… my Mother-in-law was leaving us in early April, she was died of lung cancer. Each of everyone was in moaning mode… and some of us are on vegetarian for 49 days. Then we have little one came to our family, my sister’s son is born. Each of everyone was happy to see him, cuddle him, hug him. To our surprises, he’s really good in laughing though he’s only a small little infant, which is barely a month old that time. I remembered I took a day off to baby sit him while my sister could dial in for a teleconference meeting, and even clean him after his poo-poo. I also spending quality time with my brother’s son for couple of days,

Hot Bowl Nyonya Delights

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I’ve heard so much about this place and this is my first time here. This is like my previous experience in Sushi Kappo Miyasaka , where I could miss and kept thinking how good is their curry mee. Recently I brought my sister and my brother-in-law for breakfast… and it took for about 20 to 30 minutes for them to serve us the bowl of noodles. Apart from that, you gotta be early to grab a seat too, otherwise, just like us the 1 st attempt we came and leave without second thought as there were a few of their customers were standing and waiting for a seat. So, you can imagine how delicious, spiciness, tasty, mouth watering, droolicious about this bowl of Curry Mee! Of course apart from Yellow Noodle and Vermicelli and the cockles … you have other side dishes like porch chicken, ordinary koay teow soup, chicken rice and other condiments. What’s good about this curry mee is their home made chili paste. It’s something that you shouldn’t miss it! It’s hot and it’s like num

Sukhothai Restaurant

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Once upon a time, there were three sisters, 1 sister had a bunch of boys and the other sister had a lot of daughters, and each of these sisters gave 1 boy and 1 girl to this sister whom is not married. And this sister raised this boy and girl as brother and sister…. This is the story that my cousin from the states shared it in her blog. The boy is now 73 years old and living in Oklahoma, recently he came back to Malaysia to visit his family and the rest of his cousins. Brought along with him were his son and daughter, whom visited Malaysia in 1974, that time both of them were only 6 years old and 3 years old. It was a wonderful gathering that we cousins have had and also the 24 hours compressed tour of the Pearl of Orient. Though uncle is aging and it’s advisable not to travel in such tight schedule, but we took him for his favourite spicy food. driving to down town is always a hassle if the traffic is heavy, thus we chose some where near. Have you heard of Sukhothai Restaur

Home Cooked Ginger Spring Onion Pork Tenderloin 薑蔥豬肉

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How I wish I can cook like her, the successful blogger Eating Pleasure ? She inspired me with all her beautiful pictures and posts on what she’s been cooking for her loved ones. And before that I honestly I have the urge to own a kitchen where I could experiment everything in the pot, or be it in the wok. Sometimes, you just need someone to give you a lift on your arm, a pad on your shoulder and tell you that, ‘hey, you could do it.’ Because of those posts that she’s posted up, that helped me to learn to cook something that I’ve not any confident in it. Ginger Spring Onion Pork Meat is something that my mom has been cooking it, and she said it’s easy to make too. Ingredients are easy to get from the market and it’s simply easy to cook. Ingredients 200gm of pork tenderloin, slice into thin slices 10 stalks of spring onions, cut into stripe approximately 2 inches Ginger cut into thin slices, about 10 to 15 pieces 1 medium red onion, cut into wedges 2 cloves of gar

Home Cooked Capsicum Chicken

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After a long quiet break… honestly that didn’t help me to recharge back my energy but to drain out more of it. Was it due to the environment or basically the lazy worm that’s biting my bones? Since I moved out and got to prepare food everyday, I can fully comprehend how a housewife, a working mother, or a cook face everyday! They have to think what to cook, what ingredients in hand to prepare, what to prepare for the family or their guests. And I am having this everyday… truly salute those that prepare food for those people. And if you’re creative enough and time permit, you can actually cook something different or refer to a fancy recipe book as reference. But again, that’s always time consuming… for us, I guess we just wanna have a fast one, eat, and clean that’s all. This is something that I cook and without referring to my ‘cook’ aka my mom. Though it takes a lot of cutting time, but these ingredients that made the dish fragrant, well, at least it makes my loved one a

Home Cooked Teriyaki Chicken

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My mom loves Teriyaki Chicken whenever she dines in Japanese Restaurant. But at times, come to think of it, it’s kind of costly cuz, this is easily cooked. Don’t you agree? In fact, these teriyaki marinade sauce is easily obtain in any supermarkets, of course, there’s always the price to pay. However, you could buy many chicken thighs and cook many teriyaki chickens for many people. That could have save some penny in your pocket. It was something that am running out of idea what to cook for a week day dinner… a week day dinner is always rushing for time, especially you know you have a special program to catch at 8pm. Gosh, that was the time you were like super woman, chopping, cutting your food in extreme mode, aka FAST mode. Of course, without kiddos around, you could actually get your other half to wash all the mess. In fact, such tips better omit from the post, not that I wanna brain wash the readers, but at times sharing such tips it’s something feeling good too. Ingredients 2

Home Cooked Salted Egg Minced Meat Porridge 鹼蛋豬肉粥

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Whenever I feel my body is heaty, I’ll either drink lots of Chinese herbal drink or make myself Salted Egg Minced Meat Porridge. Honestly, it does help in terms of cooling the heat, and secondly it’s always delicious. After all, ingredients are easy to find and it’s always cheap to make for 2 persons at home. Ingredients 1 cup of rice 4-5 cups of water 1 salted egg 200 to 250 gram of minced meat Steps Briefly rinse the rice with running water. Boil 4 cups of water in high flame. Then put in the rice in the boil water, and boil. Once rice turn thicker, briefly stir so that it will not get stick at the pot Before dish out, add in salted egg. Salted egg has to be mashed into small pieces. Add in minced meat. Tips – if you like the meat to be a bit flavoury, you can add salt and pepper to taste or a dish of sesame oil. However, I leave it as it is, I like the taste as it is. Once cooked, dish out and garnish with spring onions or ginger slice.

Home Cooked Fermented Bean Paste Chicken 豆酱炒雞

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Not sure anyone has come across this dish… but this is definitely something that we like. One of mom’s best dish and it’s something that we will surely have extra bowl of rice. Tried to cook this couple of times, and many times I failed and it just can’t match into what mom has been cooking for us. The taste is either out of the original or it’s either too sweet or too salty, or too much sauce. I wonder when will I be success and cook this like what mom did. A never give up attitude could actually make things happen. Just like many famous speakers tell us, practice make perfect. True enough, I cook this dish many times, till I myself raise the white flag. Ingredients are simple… for 2 persons at home; you can just follow the ratio below. 2 chicken thighs, chopped. 1 medium capsicum, 1 medium tomato, 6 red chili padi (if you can’t take too spicy food, reduce the chili). Chop tomato in wedge form, random cut the capsicum and also use the chopper slightly press on the chili. Thi

Home Cooked Fry Yee Mee 炒伊麺

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Exactly a month for not updating my blog,… what have I been doing? I’ve been busy… well, that’s the normal excuse for ourselves and for the readers. And, that will turn out to be most of us normally pick up too. Or, perhaps I was just finding sometime to settle down some thoughts in my mind, before I could start writing again or move on with whatever plans in mind. Since settled down here, I have not been honestly adventurous enough to explore more food in the island. Not that am finding excuse but honestly, I am so lost that I do not know how to manage my own time to certain extend. I could barely split myself into this and that. When am too free, I have all the time in the world, but my mind isn’t functioning. In fact, what’s going on, uh? Actually I have plenty of ideas in my mind and I wish I have the capability to do it… things like cook all the food that I’ve been reading from the web, invite friends and family to my small hut for a simple gathering, reading some books, etc… bu

Home Cooked Onion Chicken

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Anyone of us have the habit of writing diary? I know not many have that habit anymore and I know many will tell you that writing diary is waste of time! But have you ever thought of putting up your thoughts in Facebook or Twitter is always another form of writing your thoughts? What people says caption in your Facebook wall… I used to have that habit… but along the years, growing with the technology, I have dropped that habit long long time ago. But nowadays you don’t have to have a physical diary to pen down your day to day happenings or your thoughts too! That’s why we have this thing call BLOG! JOURNAL! For a start writing of this blog is more of having fun, releasing stress from work, and also the fun of making money. Though this money cannot make as much as your full time job, but, it does help me along the way; at least it helps me to reduce the working stress in those days. Right now, making money from here is secondary… what’s important is to pen down what you have gone thr

Chicken & Mushroom Pie

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Having 2 old couple sitting at home do nothing but watching DVDs on the extreme hot Saturday, and not even a single mood to cook. What is the best comfort food for the night then? Many will says, who cares, just go out and grab something to eat, or pack some food outside and eat at home. Or some even suggest, why worry, buy Ramly Burger, that will solve all the problems. Well well well well… which category did you fall under? Neither the above was mentioned? Or like me get something from Cold Storage and baked on your own. While running errands in Cold Storage, I was caught by this nice packing pie that manufactured by Victoria Crest . Victoria Crest is a Malaysian company that specializes in the production of high-quality Halal meat products. They are using quality spices and ingredients and consisting primarily of British-style foods, their products are all made from original recipes. Without second thought I bought Chicken & Mushroom Pie for a try. Well, it’s definitely not c