Today is the last day of 2015 and I have neither cake nor dish to end the year with a spectacular bang. But I have cat! Let me tell you my short lived love story. I fell in love with a little kitty cat.
Monday, 28 December 2015
Friday, 25 December 2015
Hi everyone! It's Christmas and I suppose the right thing to do is to wish one and all a very Merry Christmas! Well, I am actually in the office as we speak (right before hitting the publish button that is). I was here since this morning. In fact I was here yesterday too. But please, don't feel sorry for me because I came in by choice. I simply wanted to clear off some work and hopefully this time next year, I will be able to relax or at the very worst, be holding a mop in the house hah..hah.. Looking back, last year's Christmas was a lot more fun.
Wednesday, 23 December 2015
When I first came across the recipe for Ice Cream Bread, I was amazed. Melted ice cream is mixed with flour and then baked. What? Ice cream can be made into bread? Well, it's not actually bread as we know it, but rather a cake. It is not called ice cream cake to avoid confusion with cakes made with ice cream like the ones you can get from Baskin Robbins.
Monday, 21 December 2015
Sometimes I like to pinch stuff from the office. Don't worry, I don't pinch the stationery or expensive stuff. I pinch the edibles or rather the drinkable. As a matter of fact there is nothing edible in the office. You want to eat or nibble something, you have to supply your own. This was what I pinched.
Friday, 18 December 2015
Friday, 4 December 2015
It's time for me to take a break folks! It's year end and for most of you it's holidays, holidays and holidays. But for me it's the time that I clear off my work which I do not wish to carry forward to 2016.
I'll be back soon. Meantime, take care and enjoy your weekend and holidays!
Wednesday, 2 December 2015
Monday, 30 November 2015
It was sooo bad and yet it was sooo good. What was that??What are you thinking?? A sexy screen siren pouting while she delivers that line in a breathy husky voice? Whatever it was that she had that was so bad and yet was so good is obviously not what I had. So, PH what did you have? Was it naughty?
Friday, 27 November 2015
Wednesday, 25 November 2015
I was at Cold Storage again when I discovered an aisle filled with Korean products. Anything Korean these days bring about a lot of excitement. I'm only into the food and I know nuts about K-pop or Korean melodramas. Something Korean caught my eye.
Monday, 23 November 2015
When I go to my regular Indian restaurant, I will take a peek at their dishes and hope that they have pumpkin. Most of the time they do. Sometimes the pumpkin is in chunks, sometimes a mixture of chunk and mush and at other times it is all mushy.
Friday, 20 November 2015
After our banana leaf lunch at Krishna Curry House, my brother and I returned as promised, for the briyani. My mum mentioned to us a while back that she wanted to eat briyani the next time she visits. So I told my brother that we should scout around for good briyani. I always find excuses to eat and this is a good one don't you think?
Wednesday, 18 November 2015
Monday, 16 November 2015
Sunday, 15 November 2015
Friday, 13 November 2015
Thursday, 12 November 2015
It has been awhile since I baked a chiffon cake. I was wondering if I could still remember how to make one and if it would turn out well. So which chiffon cake should I bake? Since mango is the theme for this month's Little Thumbs Up, mango chiffon cake it is!
Tuesday, 10 November 2015
Sunday, 8 November 2015
I bought a carton of buttermilk to bake this cake for my mum but in the end I baked something else (this happened back in September). So I had a carton of buttermilk siting idle in the fridge. Buttermilk is not always available at the supermarket. So when I see it, I grab a carton, provided that the expiry date is still a long way off. I know I can make buttermilk at home by mixing lemon juice with milk but I want the fermented stuff, if you get what I mean.
Thursday, 5 November 2015
Wednesday, 4 November 2015
Tuesday, 3 November 2015
I finally made my way to Lohas to experience some good organic vegetarian food. I have been here a few times before but that was a long time ago. The first thing I ate here was the vegetarian nasi lemak. I was amazed by how good it was. It was remarkable how the sambal and curry tasted almost like the regular thing.
Sunday, 1 November 2015
Thursday, 29 October 2015
I was at The Salad Bar again. Am I boring you? My original intention was to eat at Lohas, a cafe that serves organic vegetarian food. You see, I wanted to do penance for overindulging at a buffet the day before. What buffet? The buffet served during a conference. Yes, I'm all about the food. Conference and seminars means food and more food.
Tuesday, 27 October 2015
Sunday, 25 October 2015
Thursday, 22 October 2015
Tuesday, 20 October 2015
For as long as I remember, Sweet and Sour Pork is a dish I always fantasized about throughout my childhood. This dish I never ate at home. It was only to be had on the rare occasion when my dad took us to a Chinese restaurant. As such, it was a dish to be savored whenever the opportunity arose.
Sunday, 18 October 2015
Thursday, 15 October 2015
Wednesday, 14 October 2015
I am forever thinking of ways to finish up my buttermilk. Again, I had some leftover buttermilk and I remembered a recipe for Ranch Dressing. If I am not mistaken, the Southwestern Egg Rolls at Chilis is served with Ranch Dressing. I love that dip! You will see me poking my egg roll into that little vial of dip, trying to get at every drop.
Tuesday, 13 October 2015
Sunday, 11 October 2015
These meatballs were something to look forwards to during Chinese New Year back in the good old days. The good old days when my mum and my late grandma did the cooking for our family reunion dinner. The good old days when my late grandpa would be busy topping up the stock of soft drinks in the store room. The good old days when my siblings, cousins and I looked forwards to collecting ang pows.
Thursday, 8 October 2015
The other day I took a day off from work. It's good to take a day off once in a while to rest my mind. Besides, my parents were coming for a visit and I wanted to get a head start on the weekend cooking. So what else, I went ingredient shopping. But I got distracted and detoured because something caught my eye.
Tuesday, 6 October 2015
This was lunch one weekend with my parents (visiting from KT), brother and uncle. Yes, the uncle who stopped me and my brother from ordering our usual feeding-frenzy-sized orders the last time we were at Kar Hiong hah..hah... But we are fond of him and we invite him along at every opportunity we get.
Monday, 5 October 2015
Friday, 2 October 2015
Wednesday, 30 September 2015
I was quite pleasantly surprised to see my old post Roti Paung (Terengganu Butter Buns - Old School Method) on my sidebar. Some people saw it fit to make that their favorite post for the week (at the time of writing). Well, my foray into bun making started there. I was basically clueless then but had some training from my auntie whom I consider to be my sifu.
Monday, 28 September 2015
This cake, inspired by the Peanut Butter Banana Cake I baked previously, came about because (again) I needed to clear off some ingredients that were sitting idle in the fridge. Top priority was to use up an expensive organic dark chocolate spread which I bought just because it was on special offer.
Thursday, 24 September 2015
I shouldn't be posting this horrible mess. But what the heck! This Masak Lemak Cili Padi (MLCP) was doomed right from the get go. Just look at it. The gravy is thin and watery and those messy looking bits are the coarsely pounded spice paste. Gaarkk....