Monthly Archives: November 2011

Sweet & Sour

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Made sweet sour fish the other day and took Jamie Oliver’s recipe for the fish batter. Er….not exactly, only followed the part where he whipped the egg whites till soft peaks. I find it to be crispier.

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Added the whipped egg whites to the already marinated fish fillet wx ginger, garlic and a pinch of salt.

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Yes! I love to drain my rice with lotsa gravy like that! Yum! Simple yet fulfilling.

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Crazy Food.

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So here I am ordering a medium combo from Wendy’s. As I found myself sitting at the end of the room, I attacked the fries (gee I swear I could’ve fried these strings better!) while Mariah (Carey) serenading me with Hero. Nom nom nom…yeah its a habit, I would finish up the fries first, even the hubby does that, ok perhaps I got his habit. That’s what happen when you are together for a very looooong time, you kinda brush each other behaviour, like and dislikes off. Eh eh got side tracked abit.

Anyhooo, while taking that first bite of the Baconator, I find that Wendy’s beef patty lacks MSG, I know I know MSG is bad for you so it tasted rather bleargh at first bite (still I have no idea why I still patronize the eatery) After a few bites, I suddenly panicked! Why? Because the beef tasted ‘different’ like bacon as in pig pork bacon (not that I’ve tasted it to know the difference!). It doesnt help that from where I am sitting, I couldnt find any halal logo anywhere on the glass wall/door. Oh boy oh boy…I immediately stop munching! You cannot imagine how hysterical I got, not helping that I notice those ladies outside the eatery were staring at me! They must have thought ‘why is she eating there?!’ ‘she’s wearing hijab but ate Wendy’s?!!’.

Suddenly, as though coming out from a dream, I heard a malay lady’s voice talking to her friend sitting just a few seats away and my eyes caught a glimpse of the halal logo on my tray. Phew! Sure you might think how silly I can get but I was genuinely panicking plus the heart skips a beat literally hokay! 😛

After all that, I laughed at myself for being silly, too imaginative, hysterical and crazy!

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Its all because of this piece of meat! You see, thats what happen when you lack MSG! 😛

Gossip Food.

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An awesome night with the girls. Its food + gossip time. What else can we be interested at besides shopping right?

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To get the ball rolling, Beef Salad is healthy, no? Salad whaaaat!

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Funny how much catching up we did that I forgotten what I ordered and got confused with sis’s Dory!

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This is mine, Smoked Salmon Pasta (I think thats what they call it based from what you see) damn those hot gossip totally screwed my food brain tonight.

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One of the girls ordered this devilish looking Nutella Shake (again named based on visual content)

Anyhooo, it is sad to leave, we have so much to gossip still alas we have to go since its work night.

Howell…perhaps another night girls. We should do it again k.

Food on rainy days.

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On rainy days like these, we wish for warm food like ….
A good ol’ Fried Noodles
OR just a cuppa….
ok who am I kidding….all I want is this big fat juicy lasagna right now!
So now, would you rather snuggle back to bed or get up and make those? Truthfully, I would bake some lasagna and go back to bed after. Sheesh…there goes my diet!

Fried Lungs….Breathe in, breathe out!

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My all time favourite, especially when fried.  Mom would usually fry them and still chewy when bitten but last Saturday, she sliced them thin and fried them crisp in fact crunchy at times. Yum!

LOL! yeah looks gross and you thought I got it from some CSI lab or somethin right?

You gotta boil them before slicing, marinate and fry them.

Ok here’s it is fried.

Eat them with hot, steamed rice….Yuuuummmeeh!

She’s a turd..er…I mean a tart.

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I love colourful tarts, don’t you?

Nevermind if they are too sweet to your taste or too creamy, are you kidding me?

You should be happy someone invented these! AND these tarts were baked by yours truly, thankyouverymuch!

Food historians tell us tarts were introduced in Medieval times. Like pies, they could be savoury or sweet. Generally, the difference between a tart and a pie is the former does not contain a top crust. This made tarts a popular choice for cooks who wanted to present colorful dishes.

“The term ‘tart’ occurs in the 14th century recipe compilation the Forme of Cury [a cook book], and so does its diminutive ‘tartlet’. The relevant recipes are for savour items containing meat. A mixture of savour and sweet was common in medieval dishes and typical of the elaborate, decorative tarts and pies which were served at banquets. There was, however, a perceptible trend towards sweet tarts. These usually contained egg custard and fruits of various kinds, which could be used to provide the brillant colours of which medieval cooks were fond: red, white, and pale green from fruits; strong green from spinach, which was used in sweet tarts; yellow from egg, with extra colour from saffron; and black from dark-coloured dried fruits. There are many 16th century recipes for coloured tartstuffs’.”
Oxford Companion to Food, Alan Davidson [Oxford University Press:Oxford] 1999 (p. 785)

[excerpts from : http://www.foodtimeline.org/foodpies.html#tarts%5D

Its a commitment.

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Do you know how time consuming in preparing this but I do it all over again for my beloved boys.

So its Roti Kirai day!

This is the easiest recipe ever! Yet I kept on asking mum for it, I know I should write it somewhere or even memorize it cos REALLY it is EASY lah!

So here it is :-

1/2kg plain flour

1 egg

Salt to taste.

Edible coloring (Yellow)

I always always wanted to add Bicarbonate of Soda or Baking Soda. “TAK PAYAH!” mum nearly shrieked telling me not to! hahaha…ok ok mak…I got the recipe now that I blogged it!

The best part is when all the hardwork is appreciated….