Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Sorry, Kitchen Tutup


Apologies. No cooking posts. Everyday I makan kat kedai, OK? I have been feeling a bit depressed because of the piles of work and deadlines I have to beat. So what is the best medicine?

Food of course. Actually, I do cook on weekends (as usual) but I did not write up the posts because I wasn't in the right frame of mind.

Sometimes I just feel numb. Zonked out. Like a zombie. So on Sundays, I chill out by watching CSI (after doing my chores of course).

So. I have been eating out and putting on weight but right now, I simply don't care. Eating out is like a form of escapism.

If you are a regular at Annie-1, you know that they have their daily specials. The menu is distributed to the tables just before 12pm. So that Tuesday, I chose meal number 1.


Bittergourd Chicken Rice Set.


It's been a while since I had bittergourd and chicken. I used to eat loads of this at the chap fan stall.


The rice is accompanied by a fried egg and some greens.


I have stopped ordering their Ipoh White Coffee because even though I specify less sweet, it is still too sweet. So my best bet is the Kopi-O, no sugar.

Well, at the rate I go, I will cover all their daily specials hee..hee... It's a nice change from wanton mee and curry laksa.

40 comments:

  1. I am a regular on weekends only and didn't know they have specials menu on weekdays. I am sweet toothed and still drinks their white coffee as where is. Okay la, not too sweet unless you got diabetes. Lol

    Take it easy and blog like me when my angin comes only.

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    1. Blogging is one of the things (besides eating) that helps me relieve stress.

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  2. Long time haven't eaten bittergourd.
    Now you make me want to eat some...

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    1. Bittergourd is supposed to be good for health :)

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  3. RM7.50 is pretty cheap. Well, I had one that was RM9.00 and one RM5.00...but they were not any place fancy, just some coffee shops.

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  4. Hi PH,
    Salam kenal :)

    I wish I could tutup my kitchen too but this is school holiday... I have to cook everyday because the kids are around... And they always lapar lapar he he...

    Luckily they have daily specials, you can try different menu everyday :)

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    1. Hello, Puan Hazel! I say, baru jer nampak komen Puan Hazel kat blog Hainom semalam, hari ni sudah datang. Welcome welcome!

      School holidays and musim hujan means bebudak 2X lapor. Dulu PH masa sekolah pun takde kerja lain, asyik ngap jer the whole day. WHich explains my size lah. Nanti I go visit your house, OK?

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  5. i'm also having a bit of a more stressful week than usual, so i'm in need of comfort food and comfort tv too (though i've actually never watched CSI before!)! some nasi lemak and ice cream and a cocktail all together would be perfect right now :)

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    1. Ah, even your job has its fair share of stress, eh? Nasi lemak and cocktail seems an unlikely companion but hey, whatever floats your boat :)

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  6. I love bitter gourd and bitter gourd chicken rice set looks good. Now I feel like cooking bitter gourd chicken with my spiky bitter gourd harvested from my garden.

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    1. That's great that you have your own source of bittergourds to eat!

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  7. I just had chicken with bitter gourd two nights ago at a restaurant. I love bitter gourd. That is a simple and delicious set lunch!

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  8. Boa tarde, a sugestão simples e saborosa.
    AG

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  9. I love bitter gourd to cook with anything. :D

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    1. Me too! I also love it in soups :)

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  10. Hi Phong Hong,
    That plate of rice with egg and vegetable is just right for me.

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  11. Treat and pamper yourself not once awhile but more times especially with so much work in the office, as you said.. never stress, just please yourself.. that is what life should be... :)

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    1. Yes, agreed! It's my licence to eat hah..hah..

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  12. When I saw the first pic, I thought you finally tried the mak chuk. Don't stress, dear. You should take a break from cooking...and blogging.....to de-stress! ;)

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    1. I will try the mak chuk :) Thanks for the advice, taking a break is good and I hope to feel better.

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  13. i like the look of your bittergourd rice so i think all the meals in their daily set menu are nice. i have yet to eat at annie-1. hope to get to eat there one day.

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    1. The best things to eat there is still the wanton mee and curry laksa. Hope you find your way there one day :)

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  14. Food makes everything better :) Hope to see some recipes from you again soon.

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    1. Let food be thy medicine. In my case it's like a drug of the dadah variety LOL!

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  15. Hi Phong Hong, me too facing the same situation like you after the CNY if you have noticed I was absent for some time. My deadlines are over now and should have more time after Ching Ming. My MIL fell and hurt her back several weeks ago and can't do much, so I have to take over everything. Hope is only temporary.

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    1. Hi Kimmy! Oh dear, sorry to hear about your MIL. Hope she recovers soon. Yeah, workload can be so stressful and makes me no mood for action in the kitchen :(

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  16. That is why they say comfort food, I like bittergourd so I think I will like your bittergourd chicken

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    1. Would like to try the other special, steamed minced pork with salty fish too

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  17. Just got home last night, still tired, feel so malas to cook, simple nasi goreng for me and kids. Nak sambung tido.

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    1. Yeah lah, travelling sure tired one. If PH, beli kat kedai aje.

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  18. Relax sister...........sometime I also feel no mood to blog. Then I just skip by doing something else like visiting people's blog or reading or gardening.....

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    1. That's a good move :) I also want to relax.

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  19. Kerja senang PH..
    Makan jer kat kedai hihhi

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    1. Betul tu Yati. Duduk, makan, cabut. hah..hah..

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