Thursday, 30 December 2010

2010 Christmas Dinner

Our simple Christmas dinner.. nice chilli con carne (cooked by my DH), roasted potatoes, baked chicken with glutinous rice, baked chicken wings and some tuna vege salad. It was my first time trying out the baked chicken with glutinous rice. We thought of roasting a turkey but we ended up with a chicken instead. Turkey needs to roast for quite long and also we don't really like its taste and texture.

Friday, 24 December 2010

My Christmas Tree...

Wishing you all a Blessed Christmas and Blessed New Year...Take care and God bless you all :)

My knitted toys...

I have been into knitting toys lately. It is fun to knit especially when I see the finished products (although I still need some improvement in joining the parts together to make them seamless). Here are some of the toys that I have knitted so far and more to come.. ;)

This koala bear is my first knitted toy. Does it look more like a bear rather than a koala bear? It is a bit too fat as I put too much stuffing...

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Not-so-authentic kompia (bagel) with braised pork

My not-so-authentic kompia (foochow bagel)
The original kompia (picture taken from
Can u see the difference between my so-called kompia and the original??

Braised pork with kompia
I made this yesterday out of the blue. I obtained the recipe of braised pork from My Wok Life. I didn't use the pork belly as it is fatty. Pork fillet was used instead. The braised pork turned out to be quite nice. You can give it a try. And for the kompia, I used the bagel recipe and shaped them like kompia (tho they still didn't look alike.. hehe..). Overall, it was a good try.

Friday, 3 December 2010

Birthday cakes...

(1) 2nd attempt birthday cake (2010)

(2) 1st attempt (2009)

(3) Nothing compared to store bought ;)

My first time baking a birthday cake was a year ago and it turned out to be err... messy. My second attempt was a month ago... hmm.. maybe there was some minor improvement in decoration.. haha.. and the texture not too bad. (Hint hint... My DH likes it ;)) But again, nothing compared to the store bought cake. I will try to improve again next time but maybe with some proper tools.

It is almost 12 a.m. and I'm thinking of food here.. I want ba gui (flat noodles.. don't really know what it is called in english).

What have I been doing lately?

Ya.. latch hook. This is my first time trying it. I thought it will be difficult but actually it is easy. Even a young kid can do it. Just that it needs some patience to complete everything and also it is quite expensive, but I got a good deal from eBay.

Friday, 10 September 2010

All about food...

Home-cooked food... The first two dishes were cooked by my DH - lor mee and tang hoon soup. Tempting?? ;) I attempted to recreate the bien nuk soup so that it tastes similar to what we have back home. But there is still something missing from the soup. It was yellowish in the picture due to the lighting. I tried out the lemon chicken recipe from sunflower the other day. It turned out very nice. My DH asking for more.. ;)

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Beggar's Chicken

This is called beggar's chicken. I tried it once when i was in KL but forgot how it tasted like. I found this recipe from baking mum and was very keen to try it out. The end result was quite nice and the meat was tender and fell apart from the bones itself. Me and my dh finished the whole chicken. The most important thing was to wrap the chicken properly to keep the lovely juice. The juice was very nice and sweet.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010


Is this a way to demolish a buiding without distracting the buildings beside it? I found it quite interesting. Maybe some you may have seen it before.

Thursday, 17 June 2010


My friend saw lots of dumplings at London chinatown and was so tempted to try some. She grabbed two dumplings, one for her and another for her hubby. When it was time to pay, she was shocked. £4 each?? She bought one instead and shared it with her dearest. That's lovely.. ;) I miss my mum's dumplings. What I have to do is to make some myself. So yesterday I did make some but they turned out to be small dumplings because the leaves were thin and slim or maybe I still need to learn more about the wrapping skills. Anyway, as long as they are edible... :)

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Radish cake (Lo Bak Gao)

I made this two days ago and the recipe was obtained from sunflower. Thanks her for nice recipes There are two ways to eat this savoury cake. You can either pan-fried it or fried it like char kueh tiaw. This is a keeper.. yummy.