Saturday, January 05, 2013
Panna Cotta Recipe
I thought of making panna cotta rightafter seeing vanilla bean pods in my kitchen cabinet. This recipe is very easy to make, took me only 5 minutes.
Friday, August 31, 2012
Soft Chewy Breadsticks Recipe (Tested with picture)
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Video: Home style soft boiled egg recipe
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Yogurt Cheesecake Recipe (Tested with picture)
I use plain yogurt instead of heavy cream which normally used in cheesecake. I have cut down half on sugar with just a touch of sweetness. It came out light and creamy, very delicious.
Sunday, October 09, 2011
Butter Cake Recipe (Tested with picture)
Recently I found out that flour contains bleaching agent and is very disturbing to know. Today I baked this pound cake using unbleached organic flour and it came out moist with fine texture as well. Usually I put butter and sugar together to cream with mixer but this time I creamed butter first for 2 minutes and then slowly add in sugar. It came out firm and without any bubbles. You may also add in fine grated orange zest before adding in eggs to give citrus taste in cake.
4) 1/2 cup sugar
5) 6 oz butter in room temp.
6) 1 egg and 1 egg yolk
7) 12 tbsp fresh milk
Shift ingredients 1-3 in a mixing bowl. Cream butter in mixer for 2 minutes medium speed, slowly add in sugar and then eggs. Turn mixer to low speed and slowly add in flour mixture and alternate by adding milk until all mixed. Pour batter into greased tray. Bake in preheated oven at 190c for about 20 mins, lower to 170c for another 20 mins.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Fried Whitebait @ Canton-I 1 Utama
This is my favorite dish at Canton-I, crispy and tasty whitebait 白飯魚 or 文昌鱼.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Herbed Thin Crust Pizza with Bacon and Olives
Refer to my pizza crust recipe, add few tablespoons of dill together with the ingredients. Dill has the healing properties that are good for our skin and digestion. Crispy bacon on top with fragrant herb taste, this pizza is just wonderful. Must try!
Saturday, August 06, 2011
Follow my previous muffin recipe and add 2 tablespoons of lemon zest and lemon juice, then top with almond slices.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
5) 2/3 cup milk
6) 2 eggs
7) 1 tsp vanilla
8) 1 cup fresh blueberries
1) 1/3 cup flour
2) ¼ cup sugar
3) 3tbsp milk powder
4) ¼ cup butter
5) 1.5 tsp cinnamon powder
Shift ingredients 1-3 in a mixing bowl. Stir ingredients 4-8 and then add to the mixing bowl to combine. Pour batter into greased muffin tray, fill to the top. Press mixed crumbs ingredients to the top of the batter. Bake in preheated oven at 190c for about 20 mins.
Moist inside and crispy on top, delicious!
Sunday, July 24, 2011
1) 1 cup organic cornmeal
2) 1 cup all purpose flour
3) 1/3 cup sugar
4) 1 tsp baking powder
5) 1/2 teaspoon salt
6) 1 egg beaten
7) 1/4 cup canola oil
8) 1 cup milk
Cream cheese frosting:
1) 4oz cream cheese
2) 1/4 cup butter
3) 1/4 cup icing sugar
Mix ingredients 1-5 in a mixing bowl. Add ingredients 6-8 and stir gently to combine. Pour batter into greased square baking pan. Bake in preheated oven at 200c for about 15 mins.
Mix cream cheese frosting ingredients with fork, layer on top of cooled cake. Cut into squares to serve.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Yummy! Look for it at Pork section’s cold cut counter.
Apple Crumble Pie Recipe (Tested with picture)
This recipe takes only 10 minutes preparation time, a perfect dessert if you are in a rush. Turmeric powder has powerful healing benefits and can give the natural yellow color for the pie.
1) 3 apples cut in cubes
2) 1 tablespoon cinnamon powder
3) 1 tablespoon sugar
4) 2 cups flour
5) 5 tablespoon milk powder
6) ½ cup of cold chopped butter
7) Few tablespoons of sugar
8) 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
Turn oven to 200c. Mix apple ingredients 1-3 in a mixing bowl. Mix flour ingredients 4-6 in another mixing bowl and then layer half on to a baking dish. Pour apple ingredients, and then press all flour ingredients on top. Bake for about 20 minutes.
Sunday, January 09, 2011
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Recipe of Cinnamon Crumbs Pie
If you have extra dough from focaccia or pizza that I have previously posted on how to make, you can use that extra dough to make into cinnamon crumbs pie as a dessert. Depending on the size of that extra dough, make adjustment to the ingredients accordingly.
1) 1 tablespoon cinnamon powder
2) few tablespoons of sugar
3) few tablespoons of flour
4) few small cubes of butter
Turn oven to 240c. Mix ingredients together well until it has a sandy look. Lightly pat mixture on to the dough. Bake for 15 mins or until crust turns light brown. It is a great dessert for Xmas party. Enjoy!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Herbed olive cheese focaccia
Are you craving for Italian bread? This recipe is easy to make if you have a bread machine.
1) 1½ cup warm water
2) 1 tablespoon sugar
3) 2 teaspoon dry yeast
4) 4 ½ cup sifted flour
5) 1 teaspoon salt
6) assorted dried Italian herbs, rosemary, parsley, dill..
7) olive oil
8) shredded cheese
9) sliced black olives
Set bread machine to Dough cycle. Stir ingredients 1-3 until sugar dissolved, and then pour into the bread machine along with ingredients 4-6. Start the machine and let it knead for about 15mins into round dough.
While the machine is kneading, prepare 3 large baking pans greased with olive oil.
Divide dough into 3 and roll each dough flat to put on greased baking pan. Cover the baking pans and let dough rise for about 2 hours.
Turn oven on to 240c. Add shredded cheese and then sliced black olives on top. Bake for 13 mins or until crust turns light brown.
You may keep extra dough in fridge for up to 2 days. Enjoy!
Monday, June 22, 2009
Yogur Berry’s frozen yogurt ice-cream
YogurBerry is very popular in Korea and has franchise branches in other countries. Branches in u.s are also popular with self serving on non-fat yogurt and fruits. However, people are amazed of why this popular frozen yogurt ice cream isn’t popular at all when opening branches in Malaysia. The worst is that you can hardly see any customers. I suppose this also reflects on how Malaysians are being not so health conscious and they still prefer rich and creamy taste..
Friday, June 05, 2009
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts at Berjaya Times Square
Finally got the time to drive to Times Square and try out the first Krispy Kreme donuts in Malaysia. It is located on ground floor next to Papa John’s pizza. Initially I was quite disappointed seeing donuts in irregular shapes, didn’t really look that tempting. Though, it is soft and chewy, different than Big Apple Donuts.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
McValue lunch at McDonald’s in KL
Monday, February 23, 2009
San Terri Cottage bakery in Bandar Menjalara, Kepong
Tony Roma's Restaurant at Pavillion KL
Tony Roma's is located on level 1 at Pavilion, across from the Food Republic. It serves steaks, bbq ribs and other western dishes. Ribeye steak was fresh and tender so as lamb chops. Beef ribs was a bit tough and dry. Baked potato was good. Service is good and kid’s friendly. I will for sure go back for more steaks..
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Recipe of Cornmeal Muffins (Tested with picture)
Due to recent scare of Melamine poisoning in food, the best way to avoid is to make your own home cooked organic food. Here is a cornmeal muffins recipe which is easy to make in less than 10 mins.
1) 1 cup organic cornmeal
2) 1 cup all purpose flour
3) 1/3 cup sugar
4) 1 tsp baking powder
5) 1/2 teaspoon salt
6) 1 egg beaten
7) 1/4 cup canola oil
8) 1 cup milk
Mix ingredients 1-5 in a mixing bowl. Add ingredients 6-8 and stir gently to combine. Pour batter into greased muffin pan. Bake in preheated oven at 200c for about 15 mins.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Recipe of Sesame Coconut Cookies (Tested with picture)
1) 1/4 cup butter
2) 1/4 cup sunflower cooking oil
3) 1/2 cup sugar
4) 1 tsp vanilla
5) 2 egg white
6) 400ml flour
7) 1 tsp baking powder
8) 2 egg yolk beaten
9) sesame seeds
Whip ingredients 1-5 in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Shift ingredients 6-7 into the mixing bowl and mix well together to form cookie dough. Add little flour if dough sticks to fingers. Use cookie cutter to cut into desired shapes. Brush with beaten egg yolk & sprinkle with sesame seeds on top. Bake in preheated oven at 175c for about 15 mins.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Recipe of Nyonya Steamed Chocolate Cake (Tested with picture)
The chocolate cake turned out to be very moist & dense, rich and tasty. Must try!
1) 3/4 cup corn oil
2) 1/2 cup sugar
3) 1/2 can evaporated milk
4) 2 eggs (lightly beaten with folk)
5) 1/2 tsp vanilla
6) 1 cup flour
7) 1/2 cup coca powder
8) 1/2 tsp baking powder
9) 1/2 tsp baking soda
Heat ingredients 1-3 in saucepan over low heat, stir until sugar dissolved.
While cooling down ingredients in saucepan, shift dry ingredients 6-9 into a mixing bowl.
Add eggs and vanilla into the cooled ingredients. Pour into dry ingredients and mix well.
Steam in greased square pan over medium heat for about 45 mins.
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Recipe of Moist Carrot Cake (Tested with picture)
The carrot cake comes out moist and delicious. Recipe is easy to make, must try!
1 1/2 c. unsifted all-purpose flour
1 c. packed brown sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 c. vegetable oil
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 c. grated raw carrots
1/2 c. walnuts (if desired)
Combine dry ingredients in large bowl. Beat eggs, oil and vanilla in small bowl. Add to dry ingredients and blend. Stir in carrots and walnuts (if desired). Pour into greased and floured square pan. Bake at 175F for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.
Monday, August 04, 2008
Steamed Egg Custard Bun 奶黃流沙包
奶黃流沙包 is one of my favorite dessert. It is sinfully rich with the filling of sweet soft creamy salted egg yoke leaks out once you bite on it. Finally I am able to find it at Dragon-I restaurant (龍的傳人) and Eric Deli Paradise (美食獎門人) at Hartamas Shopping Mall in Sri Hartamas.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Bubba Gump at The Curve
Bubba Gump serves American style seafood. I like their drink Lotsa Lava, a mixed of coconut cream with strawberry, very rich and creamy. Food there is too stuffy and oily for me but for sure kids like it there by having fun flipping over the ‘Stop Forest Stop’ sign and get to hear very funny birthday songs sing by staff. Service is very good and kid’s friendly.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
How to peel grape skin off easily?
Monday, June 02, 2008
Chestnut Cream Cake
Where can I buy really good chestnut cream cake in KL?
This is my favorite childhood cake in Hong Kong which is still very popular there. In Malaysia, chestnut cream cake is still very difficult to find in major bakery outlets..
Monday, February 25, 2008
AiNO Kitchen at Desa Park City
See pic of Asparagus Salad recipe.
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Pastasia restaurant at ground floor Queensbay Mall Penang
Monday, July 30, 2007
Pickled Radish recipe
This is one of my favorite Korean side dishes. It is healthy, crunchy and easy to make. It can also help to clear blemishes on skin. Though remember not to consume together with any ginseng products, would turn hair gray.
Thinly slice white radish and then put it into a glass container filled with apple vinegar and few tablespoons of sugar. Soak in the container and refrigerate for few hours before serving.
Chili Oil Anchovies recipe
After reading all sort of news on food with MSG and cancer causing preservatives and colorants, I decided to try making chili oil with anchovies at home instead of buying from supermarket. It’s actually very easy to make and turns out delicious. However, it requires using a lot of oil to soak in the bottle, a bit fattening for health conscious individuals.
Here is the recipe.
- Fry anchovies in hot oil until crispy, then set aside to let it cool down.
- Fry finely chopped onions/garlic/dried chili in hot oil, add salt and stir until onions turn brown.
- After all the ingredients cool down including cooked oil, mix together in a small glass container. Let the ingredients soak well for a day before serving.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Harry's B1 Korean Restaurant at Auto City Penang
Harry's B1 Korean Restaurant at Auto City is a new branch of Bee Won Korean Restaurant at Sheraton Hotel. Both restaurants serve authentic Korean food as well as barbeque dishes. Food is delicious and has variety of choices. Waitress cooked and served barbeque meat at our table, really good service.
Shanghai Ding Tai Feng Restaurant at Queensbay Penang
上海鼎泰豐 is at the Bayan Bay corner shop lot near Queensbay mall. They serve Shanghai style dumpling, pau, dim sum, handmade noodles...
小籠包 used to be really good there when it was first opened back around Sept last year, but now the quality has really gone down alot and without much crowds around. It is really disappointing especially I like xiao long bao very much. Hopefully they are able to hire a good chef so that I can enjoy my favorite xiao long bao there again...
Even eggs can be fake?!
Read a report on investigating a school in Guangzhou which specialized in teaching entrepreneurs to make fake food so as to make big profits by selling them. Fake food is made from chemicals and preservatives which is really bad for health. Even eggs can be made fake by adding different types of chemicals in moldings to make them look real. There is also not much difference from real eggs after cooking them, just a little bit more air bubbles on the egg white and doesn’t have any taste of egg. Long term consumption can damage liver and brain. Beware..
Labels: Food to Avoid
Friday, June 29, 2007
Try this super moist chocolate pound cake recipe, very easy to make & delicious. Cut down on fat and sugar recipe.
1/2 cup Sugar
1/4 cup Butter (softened)
3 tbsp Mayonnaise
2 cup Milk
2 cup Flour
1 cup cocoa powder or Milo powder
1 tsp Baking soda
Blend sugar & butter in mixer until fluffy, then add eggs one at a time. Put Mayonnaise into mixture.
Pour shifted dry ingredients and milk into the mixer and blend in low speed for a minute.
Pour mixture into greased pan.
Bake in oven at 350C for 35 mins.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Well, after lining up outside the restaurant to view chefs there making Shanghai steamed dumplings for such a long time, I must get my hands on to try making them. Hey, actually not really that difficult.
First, marinate grounded pork meat with salt, corn starch, sesame oil, soy sauce, ginger, green onion bulbs, sugar, wine…
For dough, put 2 cups of flour into bread machine and mix with icy-cold water and some vegetable oil. Then hit the dough on table few times really hard, this is to make it more elastic. Cut dough into very small pieces. Roll it into very thin round shape and then wrap with pork meat.
Boil water first and then steam them for 10 minutes. Enjoy!
Dragon-i Restaurant recently opened its first branch in Penang Queensbay Mall which we went to try on Father’s Day. When we got there around 1:20pm, there were still unusually many people lining up outside the restaurant. We had to wait for over 1.5 hrs to be seated, first time in my life to do so! Well, those shanghai dumplings made by chefs from open kitchen looked really tempted for us to wait.
Surprisingly, food came really fast after ordered and was presentable. Xiao long bao, Shanghaiese pork chop noodles, braised pork belly… were really delicious. Service is good. It’s really worth the wait afterall.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Children love this Orange Eggless Cake, really delicious. The recipe is so easy to make, must try!
240g self rising flour
½ tsp baking soda
1 whole orange peel grind
150 ml fresh orange juice
150g condensed milk
½ tsp salt
Preheat oven 170 degree.
Heat butter ingredients on low heat stove until butter melted, do not boil ingredients.
Shift dry ingredients in a bowl.
Mix cooled butter ingredients into dry ingredients until mixture is smooth.
Bake in oven for about 30 mins.
Monday, June 11, 2007
Sakae Sushi at Queensbay Mall Penang
Sakae Sushi is located at Queensbay Mall 2nd floor. This Japanese restaurant looks very trendy, with varieties of choices on menu. Each table has its own monitor to browse through menu and place orders. It also comes with its own hot water tap for refilling green tea, very convenient. Food portion is a bit small but nevertheless sashimi is really fresh and food is tasty.
This is the first branch in Penang, must try!
Monday, April 02, 2007
If you have notice bald patches on your scalp or hair thinning, the cheapest and effective method is to rub fresh aloe vera juice onto your scalp daily. Believe it or not, this old tradition method really works.
Aloe vera plant is really easy to grow. It needs little water to grow under shade. I always have a few pots handy by treating other skin problems like rashes and cuts.
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
As some of you might have heard from news, inedible cheap oilfish (油魚) is being sold as expensive cod fish (鱈魚) for making big profits. Oilfish and Cod fish seem to look similar, that’s why some consumers can’t tell the difference. Oilfish is banned in many countries due to the fish oil isn’t digestible by human and can cause diarrhea.
Actually it is really easy to spot the difference between Oilfish and Cod fish. Oilfish as in the picture below shows grayish part on both sides, cod fish meat is all white in color. Next time remember to do this quick easy check before spending your money on expensive cod fish.
Picture from Mingpao News
Saturday, March 10, 2007
味之家小食馆 Wei Zhu Jia Tasty Home Recipe Restaurant is located across from Friday’s Queensbay Mall Penang. They serve varieties of Chinese and Thai food, more toward hawker’s food style. Food is not too bad, just portion is a bit small. Abalone sauce chicken is tasty, so as fried sotong and Thai style bean curd. Service is okay. It’s a good place for lunch.
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Yesterday, we decided to dine at Jurin Japanese restaurant at Krystal Place in Bayan Baru. When I inquired if certain seafood is fresh for the day, guess what she said?!
“All are frozen seafood except sashimi is fresh!” I was like “Huh?!”.
Then our order took them almost an hour to bring our first dish and that the restaurant was only half full at that time. Waiters were busy serving tables which they forgot to serve us green tea and not to mention there aren’t any soy sauce and sauce plates on our table for dipping sushi. Yes, none on the table which we had to wave at waiter for that. Hello, where are we dining at again?!
Wow, what an unforgettable dining experience for this year’s Valentine’s Day!
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
This recipe is very easy to make and nutritious. It is a popular dessert in Hong Kong namely 鮮奶燉蛋, 冰糖炖蛋, 薑汁撞奶.. Restaurants there charge as much as rm12 just for a small bowl and cost much more if you opt for some fancy ingredients. Here you can simple make it at home and have it as often as you like without costing much. It is supposedly good for the skin if consumed regularly.
First, boil water in steamer.
Scramble an egg in a bowl, add little rock sugar and then add in fresh milk. Stir well.
After water boiled, turn to lowest heat and put the bowl in steamer to cook for 15 minutes.
Enjoy your delicious healthy dessert!
Monday, February 12, 2007
Seafood is fresh and cooked right out of the kitchen, which is probably why we waited for quite a while. Service is okay.
Thursday, February 01, 2007
As you all know mangosteen or manggis in Malay are commonly available in market for rm3-5 per kg. In this side of the world, we only eat the white flesh and throw the rest away. However in U.S., mangosteen isn’t available in supermarket and most people have never seen the fruit before. They only know of mangosteen juice which is high in antioxidant and is commonly sold to patients who need to boost their immune system. Each 25oz bottle of juice is selling for as high as US$35. The juice contains extract from red purplish rind which we normally throw away after eating the white flesh.
Well, enjoy your fresh picked mangosteen without paying a fortune.