Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Surroundings, Hong Kong

This will be my last post related to Hong Kong trip.

- Victoria Harbour from my hotel room.

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- Causeway Bay, where I stayed.

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-Causeway Bay MTR station, i like this purple theme.

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-All bakery items selling here are so good, strongly recommended by Mia too.. Located at Times Square MTR station



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- The bread look similar like a sweet potato shape (1st from right), is soo good..


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-Central, branded shops

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-Central, Wellington Street , Yung Kee, I have no chance to try this famous restaurant.

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- Central, I guess this is the famous Hilly street that we always seen in the HKG drama.

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-Central, famous escalator going up hill..


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-Buildings

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-Only can see on Sunday, all house helpers are off..

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-Beautiful flowers

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This will be my last post in 2009, I see your in year 2010, Happy New Year !!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Meals in Hong Kong

This will be my last post about foods that we took in Hong Kong.

Japanese Food - Ootoyo Japanese restaurant (located at 3rd floor of the Shama Serviced Apartments across from Times Square ), good value and good food !!


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-My mum and I ordered these Hamburger steak bento set, these was really good !!


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- Matcha ice cream, good one !!


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- Matcha pudding, simply delicious!!



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Dinner at Hotel Rosedale on the Park, Causeway Bay

On the last day, we were too tired to go out to take dinner instead we settled our meal at the Chinese restaurant in the Hotel we were staying. This hotel is a good choice if you are looking for a reasonable rate (around HKD 660/night), clean, free internet and only 5mins walk to nearest MTR station and SOGO.



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-Beijing duck, this was not good, the crepe was hard and thick..


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-Yang Chow fried rice, nice one



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Dessert -you can see this dessert shop everywhere..


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-mango pudding with mango ice-cream, not bad !


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Saturday, December 26, 2009

To share Christmas joy with Fly FM/Cornerstone Home

My husband's office members after " Charity visit to Rumah Titian Kasih ", they again organized another small charity visit to Fly FM. After knowing Fly FM organized a "Fly FM's Page Show Christmas Tree", where public can drop off gifts at Fly FM and later they will deliver the gifts to Cornerstone Home to share some Christmas joy for the less fortunate.

My kids were so excited as this is their first time to visit to Sri Pentas (radio station(Fly FM, One FM) and TV station(TV3, TV8, TV9), actually I was excited too, Ho Ho Ho !!!


-Sri Pentas

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-Fly FM, Hot FM and One FM office



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-A sweet and nice representative from Fly FM accepting gifts from us.



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-Fly FM radio station, DJ Ben was on morning "Pagi" air show .


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-The giant greeting card behind DJ Ben actually is from us, huge one..

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-Fly FM DJ Ben and Nadia (from left 3rd and 4th) are so sweet as they took the 2mins advertisement break time to meeting and take group photo with us !!

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-So excited to see DJ Jeff and Jane from One FM just in front of me while they are on air for 'Morning Kaki" show..my favourite morning radio show!! This was an extra bonus for this visit...

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-One FM DJ Jeff so co-operative and nice by showing " One" while I take photo for Lucas...


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- I forced Desmond to take few photos in front of Fly FM station, from his reaction, you know he is not so willing to do this, hehehe..

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Chocolate man cookies !! Merry Christmas !!

After celebrated the "Winter Solstice", now is time for Christmas celebration.
My kids requested me to bake Gingerbread man cookie but without ginger taste as they dislike the ginger flavour. So what I did ? I changed ginger powder to cocoa powder, thus I can not called this as gingerbread man cookie, it has changed name to "Chocolate man cookie" , Ho Ho Ho!!!

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-My daughter did all the icing decoration.


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-These "Hypo" are so cute !!


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-my daughter specially made a perfert chocolate man cookie for me.

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Chocolate man cookie

225g flour
1 tbsp rice flour
90g brown sugar
1/4 tsp of baking soda
a pinch of salt
125g unsalted butter
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 egg-lightly beaten

Steps:-
1. Beat butter, salt and brown sugar till creamy
2. Add in egg and mix well.
3. Mix in flour and rice flour.
4. Cut to desired shape.
5. Bake at pre-heat oven at 180c for 16mins.

To make lemon icing:-
Whisk 1tbsp of lemon juice with 100g icing sugar to form a soft icing.
Fill the icing into a piping bag and decorate as desired.


May this holiday Season bring Bliss to your Life, Peace to your Mind, and Joy to your Heart!

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Happy Winter Solstice/ Tang Yuan celebration !!!

I saw a lot of bloggers already posted "Tang Yuan" , why I'm late? This is because I almost forgot today is " Tang Yuan" celebration, hehehe, till my previous babysitter called me to invite my kids go to her house to celebrate "Winter Solstice", then I just realized it. So I quickly ran to supermarket to buy a packet of glutinous rice and cook the "Tang Yuan". If you do not know why Chinese celebrate the "Winter Solstice', you may refer to "Dodol & Mochi", she has a quite detail explanation.
I still prefer the simple way of "Tang Yuan", this was served when I was a child, my mum just cook this simple way, no fancy ingredients added, also partly we were poor at that time..


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-Desmond help me to shape "Tang Yuan"..

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Simple recipe:-

To prepare dough:-
Glutinous rice flour - 200g
Water-150ml
Sugar-1tbsp

-mix all ingredients and knead to a smooth dough. Shape into small round shape.

To prepare" Tang Yuan":-

1. Boil a pot of water, add few knotted pandan leaves and few slices of ginger, season with sugar.
2. Add in "Tong Yuan", once "Tong Yuan" float, then is ready to serve.


Happy Winter Solstice !!
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