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?