Wednesday 31 December 2014

Lunch @ Kar Hiong

Two weekends ago, my brother decided that he wanted some Chinese food. It was a nice change from our usual choice of Western or Japanese. So we drove up to Restoran Kar Hiong in Subang Jaya.

Monday 29 December 2014

Steamed Chocolate Prune Cake

I know. The words "steamed" and "prunes" are not very inspiring and conjures the image of a hospital kitchen preparing food for the geriatric ward. Throwing in the word "chocolate" does not help, does it?

Friday 26 December 2014

How I Spent My Christmas

I don't celebrate Christmas, hence the lack of frantic preparations and festivities. All that I looked forwards to is spending the day at home. I am one of those terribly boring people who does not like to go out. I am happy hanging around at home in my tee shirt and sarong watching exercise videos while munching on keropok or cookies. I'm pretty low maintenance and my partner does not have to worry about taking me on exotic getaways or think of ways to keep me amused during the holiday season. So what did I do on Christmas day?

Wednesday 24 December 2014

Tomato Rice (Bastardised Version)

There is a craze in recent times and it's Tomato Rice. I saw one or two recipes here and here. Then I went to watch it on Ochikeron. The recipe is a simple one, just rice, tomato, salt, pepper and olive oil. This cute Japanese girl was raving over it as she ate the Tomato Rice. I am sorry darling, my tongue long corrupted by the likes of sambal belacan, budu and fish sauce, is unrepentant and therefore cannot comprehend your enthusiasm.

Monday 22 December 2014

Nutella Stuffed Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies

When SK showed me this very obscene photo I got so excited I wanted to bake what I saw immediately. Yeah, immediately as in NOW, SEKARANG, TONG KIM! If I knew the Tamil word for "now", I would say it out loud too.

Friday 19 December 2014

An Uninspiring Lunch

I was at The Salad Bar@Damansara Utama last weekend for an early lunch. I have not been there for ages because I fell out of love with their salad :(

Wednesday 17 December 2014

Nutella Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Moving on with my stock clearance exercise, it is a really great excuse to bake some cookies! This time it is Nutella. Two bottles of it with bits of hazelnut chocolaty goodness sticking at the bottom and sides. Do you know what expired Nutella smells like?

Monday 15 December 2014

Southwest Cowboy Chili

When I was a little girl, I used to sit by my grandma and watch westerns like Bonanza, How The West Was Won and The High Chaparral. My grandma has a thing for cowboys. Cowboy songs, cowboy TV shows and anything cowboy. I don't know why. She referred to all those cowboy series as "cowboy phor" (cowboy story in Hokkien). So I guess I had a good dose of cowboys (and the occasional Red Indians) when I was growing up.

Friday 12 December 2014

My Stingy Chili Plant

I have not had much luck with chilies in my garden. Flower buds appear, bloom and then drop off. Even when the fruit begins to form, it is aborted shortly after.

Wednesday 10 December 2014

Salsa Roja Asada

Do you like salsa? I love it a lot! The first time I fell in love with salsa was when I had it at my brother's house. I have another brother and this one loves to cook. A few years ago, he cooked a Mexican themed lunch when my parents came for a holiday.

Monday 8 December 2014

Pigging Out Again@Epicuro Uptown Damansara

My brother and I were at it again last weekend. We had another pig out session and this time we chose to do it at Epicuro.

Thursday 4 December 2014

Rustic Apple Cake

After baking Blueberry Cheesecake, I had half a tub of sour cream left. And 5 apples in the fridge, 4 red and 1 green. A few days before that, Wendy posted her Rustic Apple Cake which she adapted from Simply Anne's. I thought the cake looked lovely and I just had to bake it.

Monday 1 December 2014

Blueberry Cheesecake

It is now the final month of the year. How time flies! Soon it will be 2015 and that time of year again for new year resolutions. I am not in the habit of making resolutions but for 2015 I think I may have a few. "I will eat less carbohydrates" is not of them though hee..hee..