Thursday, 25 December 2008

Ho ho ho... Merry Xmas!!

It's 12.45pm here and it's so quite out there. No sound of car or people walking around. No white christmas this year. I've been here for almost a month and only snowed once early in the morning but just for a while. The floor was not even covered with tiny bit of snow. I will have xmas potluck dinner tonight. My best friend and her hubby will drive all the way from her place to my place which will take up around 2 hours plus. They gonna stay overnight here and i'm sure we gonna stay up late and have a long chat tonight.
I've prepared some dishes for tonight - rendang, five spices pork with mantou, sweet and sour soup and mixed vege. While my friend will cook chicken curry and fried noodles. I will try to post the pictures of food later tonight.
Last but not least, wish you all a very blessed christmas and have a wonderful time with your family and friends. Take care and God bless u all :)

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Passion for cooking

Since I'm unemployed so my daily activities are cooking, baking and cleaning. I've been doing some cooking nowadays, for dinner mostly. Just trial and error as i got the recipes from the net. Some turned out fine and some not. Just to share some of the dishes that I cooked so far.

chicken rice

Sweet and sour pork

Long life noodle + chicken soup

Fried rice
Ma po tauhu and steam fish

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Thanksgiving Mass

My mum invited a priest over to our place for a thanksgiving mass yesterday. We wanted to thank God for all the blessings that he has showered us throughout the year and may He continues to bless us and guide us throughout our life. We prepared some food for our invited guests, mostly were choir members and a few from BEC. My mum was the chef while I was just a kitchen helper. So after the mass, all of us enjoyed the food together.

Potato-topped chicken pie (Shepherd's pie) - I made this for the first time... still acceptable :)

Friday, 21 November 2008

Farewell dinner 20.11.08

It was really nice when my colleagues spent time organising this memorable dinner for me. I won't forget you all. Thank you very much!! May God bless you all! Here are some random pictures taken last night.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Dinner at Kent's Kitchen

Instead of cafe-cafe, we went to Kent's Kitchen this time. It is located just opposite Everwin, near the new bus terminal. This cafe serves limited types of food but mostly are nice and yummy. Take a look at the pictures...

Penang Chay Kueh Tiaw

Curry Laksa (hot & spicy) **recommended

Taiwan Beef Noodles (hot & spicy) **recommended

Chicken Salad - nice too!!
Just three of us but we ordered 4 plates of dishes. At the end we couldn't finish them.. wasted.. Don't be so greedy next time.. :p

Sunday, 16 November 2008

American Breakfast!?

Does it look like American breakfast? I made this for my sister today.

Side view

(clockwise: mashed potato, coleslaw, egg + ham + cheese + bread, baked beans, cheese sausage, french fries, baby carrot, corn)

Top view

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Egg Tarts

Egg Tart of a day.. Thinking of making egg tart this morning while doing some groceries shopping today.



They are ermm... nice.. Let me share with u the recipe of egg tart.

Sugar dough:
375g flour
2tbsp milk powder
90g castor sugar
250g butter
1 egg

100g sugar
240ml water

3 eggs
320g syrup
40g evaporated milk
Few drops of vanilla essence (optional)

1. Sugar dough
Sift flour and milk powder together, rub in butter and castor sugar. Add in egg to form a dough. Refrigerate for half and hour.

2. Syrup
Cook sugar and water until boiling and let cool.

3. Filling
Beat eggs lightly, mix with remaining ingredients. Through sieve, keep aside.

4. Roll out sugar dough and line onto tart cases. Pour in filling. Bake at preheated oven at 180 degree celsius for 20-25 minutes or until the filling is firm.

Friday, 14 November 2008

Hmm.. yum yum..

Few days ago,

Agnes: Lao shi, I got cakes to sell.
Me: Cakes??! What cakes?!
Agnes: Cakes for chinese new year!
Me: That's early!!
Agnes: Where got early.. two more months to go only. Got biscuits also. I got samples. Do you want to try out?
Me: Ok, bring it to the college.
Agnes: I will.. and please let other lao shi know also.
Me: Don't worry. I will help you to promote.

So, today my student brought some cakes and biscuits for us to try out. We did make some orders from her and most probably will get our orders few days before cny. Take a look of the photos and see how tempting they are. We were very full after trying out ALL the cakes and biscuits. So we skipped our lunch. Save money... hehe...

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Excited, Nervous or Anticipate?

What is my feeling now? To tell the truth, I'm not really sure. 9 days left before I can announce the good news to all. But maybe I can't tell cos I might not be allowed to do so. Anyway, wish everyone all the best in all your undertakings :)

Monday, 27 October 2008

An Inverted Christmas Tree!!

Have you ever seen this new inverted Christmas tree before? This is not a camera trick. These trees are displayed in John Lewis store in UK. Both sell at the same price :) The decorations are very nice. But I wonder why they want to invert it...

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Guess what is this??

It was my nephew's "Thomas the Train" birthday cake. The lady who made this cake took 2 days to complete it. Don't dare to eat the icing because of the colouring. But it was really a very nice birthday cake. It looked exactly like the real "Thomas the Train".

My dog is a cat!!

Do you know what is my dog's hobby?? Chasing after mice. Caught it in action tonight.. cool...

Saturday, 11 October 2008

Doctor to be...

Today I brought my niece to buy a doctor play toy set. She started to act like a doctor few days ago. I'm not really why suddenly she likes to be a doctor. Maybe because she went to see doctors a number of times and now trying to act like them. Kids will always be kids :)

I'm not really sure why doctors have to wear glasses. Hehe...


Last Sunday, I made some sushi for my sister. I'm kind of like promise her that i would make sushi for her months ago. So in order to fulfill my promise to her, I offered to make her some. Here are some of the photos taken. Altho they looked kind of ugly but still edible :)

Saturday, 4 October 2008

Second day of Hari Raya

We went to Lili's house on the second day of Hari Raya. There were lots of nice food to eat. Too bad we couldn't "da bao" :) Here are some of the photos to share...

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Hari Raya Visitation

Today is the first day of Hari Raya. I went to visit one of my colleagues' house. We had curry, rendang, pulut, green curry, cakes and lots more. Tomorrow we will go to another colleague's house. Here are some of the photos taken during the visit.

Do you guys still remember the guy in stripes?

Cute daughter of my colleague


Curry & rendang