Monday, November 24, 2008

Coconut jam(Kaya)

In just a few year of time, Old Town kopitiam and the same concept of cafes have been expanding rapidly and spread around every corners in Malaysia. Since then, toast bread and coffee are not only for breakfast, but also lunch, dinner and tea break. So, I was tempted to make my own kaya, to be served with bread or glutinious rice.

I did it together with my mum last Sunday. We planned to make more so that my mum could bring some home. But the 10-egg recipe turned out to be a lot. Really a lot. It was like 7 times of what is in the photo. :p

Since it was a lot, I had a hard time looking for suitable cookwares to do the double boiling. All the pots had been taken out. In the middle of changing pot, we accidentally added some water to the mixture. :( Anyway, we moved on and this is the outcome.

Comment that I received was the taste and fragrant were all right, but the texture could be smoother. Not sure if it is caused by the extra water or my techniques need to be improved. :p Will make it again.

Friday, November 21, 2008


This will be the first post blogged from my handphone. Finally, i can blog from home, after owning a 3g phone for more than a year. My parents are here for the weekend and we just had steamboat dinner together. I didn't prepare a lot of food, fish, prawn, fish paste, crab filamen, mushrooms, bean curb, pork, chicken, vegetables and noodles. Food was good and the group was perfect. Will be going out tomorrow, so better sleep now. Good night.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Hakka Yong Tau Fu

The last time I made yong tau foo was years back when I was still in Uni. I think this dish started with bean curd stuffed with fish and pork paste. Later, it was expanded to fish ball, brinjal, lettuce, chili, lady finger, bitterground and the list goes on.

So last Saturday, I decided to have yong tau foo feast. First photo was the yong tau foo before cooked and second photo was the cooked yong tau fu in soup. The serving was for 2 person. For home made yong tau foo, I didn't need to care about the cost. So, I filled them with big spoons of paste. Satisfying...

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Turkey Sandwich

I was curious what is the cost for a home made sandwich.

Continental Bakery Grain Bread RM5.50 2 pieces --> RM1.10
Turkey Breast one piece --> RM3.00
Cheese one piece --> RM1.00
Onion --> RM0.10
Boiled Egg 1/2 --> RM0.20
Lettuce --> RM0.60

RM6.00 for sandwich breakfast. Expensive or cheap?

Monday, November 3, 2008

Fish Noddles Soup

Last night, my dad suggested to have dinner at Sauk, Perak(a small village not far Kuala Kangsar) which is famous for freshwater fish. view map The freshwater fish and other dishes were great. But I am not going to blog about the dinner.

Instead, I bought some fish balls and fish paste from the same restaurant we had dinner. According to the restaurant owner, the fish balls and fish paste were preservative free and therefore could not last long. So this morning, I boiled them in anchovies soup and topped with some garlic oil. The egg noodles was from Ho To Tai, Hong Kong.

It cheered up my day! :)