Thursday 31 December 2015

Oh My Kucing!

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

My First Ever Big Breakfast

As a matter of fact, it was also my first ever Cafe Latte. I've never ordered one before. Am I pathetic or what?

Friday 25 December 2015

A Taste of Thai@Sen of Thai (CLOSED)

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

Chocolate Ice Cream Bread

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

Marbled Coffee Butter Cake

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

Bleeding Cookies

I know. You are all so bored. Right? So bored that you started clicking on my ancient posts which explains why those posts are now making it into the favorites of the week chart. Tsk! 

Friday 4 December 2015

Taking A Short Breather

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

Most Boring Dish Ever

Aiya...why wanna blog about taugeh and taukwa? tsk...tsk...tsk... For nostalgia lah, OK? I want to tell you my grandmother story from 37 years ago. So for illustration purposes I have to fry up a batch of Beansprouts with Tofu and Chives. 

Monday 30 November 2015

I'm A Butt Lover

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

Moroccan Chicken

This is also known as Chermoula Chicken.  Chermoula is a spice paste made with among others, turmeric and fresh coriander leaves.

Wednesday 25 November 2015

Korean BBQ Slow Cooker Ribs

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

Curried Pumpkin

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

Coimbatore Chicken Briyani@Krishna Curry House

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

Nutella Ice Cream

I wanted to clear the fridge and I found two bottles of Nutella. One was half full while the other had less. I was thinking, cake or maybe cheesecake..decisions decisions. 

Monday 16 November 2015

Thai Green Mango Salad

You know, I love mangoes. It's my favorite fruit. Eh, wait. Or is that durians? Or bananas? Hmmm... quite hard to choose. Let's say for now, it is mangoes. 

Sunday 15 November 2015

Low Carb@Windmill

Just a day after our lunch date at Krishna Curry House, my brother and I were off to another eating spree. As vowed the day before, I was going to start my low carb eating plan immediately (which of course tanked a week later. Tsk!).

Friday 13 November 2015

Loaded Cookies

First it was Loaded Brownies. Then it was Loaded Nachos. And now I have progressed to Loaded Cookies. And all these lead to one thing and one thing only - a loaded tummy.

Thursday 12 November 2015

Mango Yogurt Chiffon Cake

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

My Curry Fix@Krishna Curry House

Two Saturdays ago, my brother and I found ourselves at Krishna Curry house, our favorite haunt for banana leaf rice. It was a much anticipated visit for me, who was still on a carbohydrate eating binge. Tsk!

Sunday 8 November 2015

Fudgy Buttermilk Chocolate Cake

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

My Dad's Garden #3 : Vegetables and Others

This is the final instalment of my Dad's garden. I will show you mainly herbs and vegetables.

Wednesday 4 November 2015

Avocado, Garlic and Parsley Dressing

I know that the picture you should be looking at is the avocado dressing. But it was not pretty. Well, after two meat-free posts, are you happy to see bacon? I sure am!

Tuesday 3 November 2015

Lohas@Uptown Damansara (CLOSED)

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

My Meat-Free Salad

After my not so satisfactory outing at The Salad Bar, I simply had to make my own salad. As I mentioned before, I wanted to do penance for overindulging at a buffet. I ate too much meat and therefore, I needed to go meat-free at least for a day.

Thursday 29 October 2015

Of Hits and Misses...

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

Loaded Nachos

I wonder if any of you like Nachos. The first time I ate Nachos was at Chilis. But I had my first glimpse of Nachos at another restaurant many years ago where I observed two ladies digging into a pile of something that looked really delicious.

Sunday 25 October 2015

Nutella Banana Bread

I was at the hairdresser's the other day. I don't visit her very often, only when my hair is overgrown and my fringe starts poking my eyes. There is one thing I look forwards to when I visit the hair salon.

Thursday 22 October 2015

Beef and Bacon Loaded Potato Skins

Continuing with my buttermilk saga......

When I made Ranch Dressing, it was because I wanted to finish up my buttermilk. And once I made Ranch Dressing, I had to find ways to finish it hah...hah... It never ends does it?

Tuesday 20 October 2015

Sweet and Sour Oink Oink!

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

Hazelnut Strawberry Cheesecake

I know what's on your mind when you read the post title and then looked at my cheesecake. What strawberry? Where is the strawberry? 

Thursday 15 October 2015

Of Pastas and Salads

After my so-so lunch at The Salad Bar last year, I decided to visit again after my partner passed their flyer to me. Apparently he was walking past the cafe when the lady boss and her staff were distributing the leaflets.

Wednesday 14 October 2015

Ranch Dressing

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


Sorry for the hair raising post title. And this inappropriate topic. But I can't help it. Poop is an interesting subject. In fact it could be someone's guilty pleasure. Ooops! I'm being gross. But I am talking about critter poop.

Sunday 11 October 2015

Mummy's Fried Meatballs

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

My Favorite Stir Fried Cabbage

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

A Birthday Lunch

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

Ayam Masak Lemak Cili Padi

Well, I had to do cook it again. This is the proper Masak Lemak Cili Padi (MLCP), a second attempt after the first one here. It was definitely an improvement because I used fresh ingredients.

Friday 2 October 2015

Stir Fried Choi Tam with Bacon

It was a day before Malaysia Day and I realized that I did not have anymore vegetables in the fridge. What? Run out of stock? How's that for someone who hoards and who at times had to dispose expired ingredients? 

Wednesday 30 September 2015

Roti Paung Version 2.0

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

Milo Banana A Dream in Chocolate Cake

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

Mad Cooking 4 : The Masak Lemak Cili Padi Wannabe

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....

Tuesday 22 September 2015

Giant Milo Nuggets and Chocolate Chip Cookies

I wanted some giant cookies to serve with my Milo Ice Cream. This was of course inspired by the sundae I had at Every Sundae. Previously I used to think that baking giant cookies was madness. I mean, who eats a cookie that is as big as their face?

Monday 21 September 2015

My Dad's Garden #2 : Flowers

You have already had a preliminary tour of my Dad's garden here and I was rather amused when some of you commented that what you saw was an orchard or a farm hah..hah...

Friday 18 September 2015

Pork Chili Verde

Most of us are familiar with Thai Green Curry. Apparently, the Mexicans also have something similar. This is Pork Chili Verde or Green Pork Chili. And now I must confess.

Wednesday 16 September 2015

Milo Ice Cream

A few weeks ago, I was ambushed outside UOB Bank. "SURPRISE!!!!!!", cried a group of perky young people as they rushed towards me. What the fing-fing (this is my polite F word) is going on? It was not my birthday, that's for sure.

Sunday 13 September 2015

Coconut Ice Cream

After burning RM7.30 for 3 scoops of Sangkaya's coconut ice cream and then another RM10.50 for 4 scoops of the same just a day later (hah..hah...), I decided that enough is enough. 

Thursday 10 September 2015

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Finally, after 3 posts of me eating out, you get a baking post today. Relieved? I am sure you are. This auntie has not quit the baking department as yet.

Wednesday 9 September 2015

Ooops! I Did It Again!!

Oooops! I did it again...da..dah..da..da..dah.... I don't like that Britney Spears song but it was playing in my head after I paid a second visit to Sangkaya (CLOSED). Haiz....

Tuesday 8 September 2015

Sugar Overload@Every Sundae

After lunch at Hokano, we adjourned to Every Sundae, a soft gelato bar. I spotted this place some months back when my partner and I were on our way to The Ship. Of course I wanted to pay Every Sundae a visit but I never did until now.

Monday 7 September 2015

A Japanese Treat at Hokano (Closed)

Last Saturday, my brother and I took my auntie for a Japanese lunch. We did not go too far, choosing to dine at Hokano, my regular place for Japanese fare.