Friday, June 28, 2013

Gnocchi with Clams and Asparagus 義式蛤蜊芦笋麵疙瘩

After I success made the Gnocchi, I quickly use it to cook this Gnocchi with clams and asparagus. We tasted a similar pasta in a restaurant in Roma Italy near the hotel we stayed. We even went back the 2nd times and order the same gnocchi pasta.
It is easy for me to get fresh clams than fresh crabs in the wet market near my place. This lady selling fresh clams mainly sell the clams to restaurants. Sometime when I was late and no more clams, after I strong persuade her (amazing my bargain skill) , she will take the clams from the bag (reserved for those restaurants) and release some for me, hehehe..

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Six Threes Ice Cream 六个三冰淇淋


I am feel refreshing today as haze has almost gone, and I can see sky (still not that blue) and sun, so this is a good day to share with you this refreshing and full of vitamins ice cream that I made during the hazy day. It was gone too fast ,less than 2 days we finished 1.5lite of this ice-cream.
Why this ice-cream called Six Threes Ice Cream?

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Chestnut and Pumpkin Bread Rolls 栗子南瓜麵包捲


In order to clear the leftover pumpkin and a pack of roast peeled chestnut that have been sitting there for too long and going to expire, so I bake this chestnut and pumpkin bread rolls the other day. After did quite a number of breads recipe, I am able to use the basic bread ingredients to come out my own bread recipe. I noticed that recently it is so fast to proof bread dough (about 30-45mins), due to recent hot and warm weather.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Choon Pniah ( Nyonya Egg Spring Roll ) 娘惹春餅

Thinking to join Alan Travelling Foodies's MFF Penang event, but I have cooked few Penang foods before like Penang Assam Laksa , Penang prawn noodles (a very old recipe, will re-port if I cook this again) and Ju Hu Char ( never post this before), so I don't want to sharing the same recipe..
I went through the old Flavours food magazines and I found this Choon Pniah (Egg Spring roll) recipe shared by Theresa Goh. The earlier yummy crab laksa recipe is from her too. She is come from a Peranakan family in Penang. I like all recipes shared by her, going to try out more her recipes in the future.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Vatican Museums 梵諦岡博物館, Sistine Chapel, Rome Italy 2013 羅馬意大利自由行


After we left St. Peter's Basilica, we went to Vatican Museums which is just located beside the St.Peter's Basilica. And we experienced the long waiting time (1 and 1/2hr) to enter this museum (I heard if booked online will be faster).
There are many famous statues, frescos (is a technique of mural painting executed upon freshly laid lime plaster ) and tapestries(textile art) in this museum. Even though I am neither an art person nor a Christian, but still find them awesome !! This is famous "The Creation of Adam " fresco painted on the ceiling of  Sistine Chapel (this photo taken from a postcard as we were not allowed to take picture in the Sistine Chapel ^_^).

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Crab Laksa 蟹肉叻沙

 
I have to quickly share this crab laksa with you because this laksa is soooooo delicious..
This laksa now beat all other types of laksa, assam laksa, curry laksa, prawn noodles & etc..The other day my sister asked me whether I want some fresh flower crabs (Sure I want !!) but she only can bring over to me at night. I have been wanting to buy fresh crabs to make this Crab Laksa that I have missed it for too long (the first time I tried was few years back before I start blogging). It is so hard to get fresh crabs near my place. The same night I received the crabs, I proceed to steam it for 15mins and remove the crab meat the same night, and was so anxiously looking to cook this laksa the next day for lunch.. 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Zebra Butter Cake 斑马蛋糕


I have been quite a while did not bake my favourite butter cake. When my mom came to my place the other day (rice dumplings session) , I bake this Zebra butter cake for her since she also love butter cake.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Chicken and Onions Bao (steamed buns) 洋葱鸡肉包

I have been wanting to make a bao ( filled steamed buns) that has the taste from my childhood memory. When I was a kid, I like to buy big bao from a coffee shop that they have very nice chicken and hard-boiled eggs as the filling. Especially they added a lot of onion, very sweet and yummy.

From the recent many food safety cases, we understand that many manufacturers are adding many kind of unhealthy substances to make our foods taste better, more QQ (elastic texture), springy, fluffy, or look white and nice! I started to ask myself do I need to add all these substances or many kind of white powder to make my homemade foods taste nicer? If I like them, then better I buy from them rather do it myself.

So this time, I try to remove away few ingredients from the previous bao dough recipe, just basic ingredients flour, oil, water and yeast,  to my surprised the bao still turn out good ! No doubt it look yellowish not white, but we feel these bao were so homey and original !
My family gave thumbs up to this chicken and onion bao, my son keep saying the chicken filling is yummy and my daughter asked me to open a shop selling bao, ^_^..

Saturday, June 15, 2013

A trip to Sungai Lembing, Pahang 林明游记 (Cuti-cuti Malaysia)


At first, I was planning to put this post title as "sunrise on bukit Panorama Sg.Lembing" . But we were not lucky enough to view sunrise, because the cloud was too thick, so no choice have to change this post title ^_^. Also give us another excuses to visit this place again. Now I realized that to view sunrise is tougher than to view sunset (we have nice sunset at Tanah Lot Bali). We have to woke up early morning (about 4.30am), climbed up to the hill top took about 45mins, and no guarantee you can have nice sunrise view.
Anyway, the beautiful 云海 (sea of cloud ) and hills scenery up at the hill is worth a visit..
We went here and staying a night during the school holidays recently.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Chicken Curry Rice Dumplings (Zongzi/Chang) 咖喱鸡肉粽子

I hope it is never too late to update a dumplings recipe. I know Dumpling day (dragon boat festival) already over. But I was waiting for my master sifu (my mom) to came over my place to teach me how to wrap dumplings..Last year I failed to wrap a nice dumpling shape, my mom scolded me "Poon Tang" ( slow learning ), hahaha..Anyway, this year I proud that I have master the wrapping skill of rice dumplings, yahoo!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Gnocchi (Italian small potato dumplings) 義式麵疙瘩


I have seen gnocchi posted in other bloggers last time, but never thinking to make them at home. After I tasted the real gnocchi during the recent Italy trip, then only I started to make them at home. My first impression of the gnocchi that we took in Italy, the texture was light like cloud !!
Gnocchi (pronoun as nyoh-kee) is very easy to make at home, just by mixing potato, flour and egg.
They are eaten as an alternative to soups or pasta.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Sambal Udang Petai ( Sambal Prawns with Stink beans) 香辣臭豆虾


Petai (stink bean) is one of my favourite bean, especially cooked with sambal prawn, super yummy! And this bean has very good health benefits, read here to understand more.
Usually I like to cook Petai with sweet sambal tumis , it is very quick to use this sweet sambal tumis to cook a plate of yummy Sambal Udang Petai. But sometime when I run out of sweet sambal tumis and have yet to cook a new batch. I will cook from the scratch. I would like to share with you few tips to cook a nice and yummy Sambal Udang Petai here.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City 梵蒂岡, Rome Italy 2013 羅馬意大利自由行

Ok, lets continue with my Italy travel post. This post is related to those places we went on Day 2. I watch again  movie " Angels and Demons" before go Italy, and I was so excited and looking forward to see those places especially Vatican City that shown in the movie. And I also learnt that Vatican City is a smallest country/state in the world.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Ikan Masak 3 Rasa (Thai Malay Sweet, Sour & Spicy Fish) 泰式三味鱼

Finally I am able to share with you this Ikan Masak 3 Rasa (Thai Malay Sweet & Sour Fish). I could not take clearer picture when the first time I cooked this fish dish as sky already turned dark. Today I try to cook earlier so I can take a clearer picture. But feel sorry to my family who has to eat this dish cold by the time they take dinner ...
We took a very nice Ikan Masak 3 Rasa ( means fish cooked with 3 difference tastes, sweet, sour and spicy) in a Thai Malay restaurant during our recent trip to Kelantan. All dishes served in this restaurant were very yummy. I will try to imitate those dishes we ordered one by one, first comes with this Ikan Masak 3 Rasa, hope you will like it.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Hee Pan (Pumpkin steamed buns) 南瓜喜板

I have been seeing many Chinese bloggers attempted this Hee Pan, a kind of steamed buns that made with glutinous rice flour, resulted soft and chewy texture. Actually Hokkien people like me called this as Ki Ka Ku. I have made the typical pink Hee Pan and also pandan Hee Pan before, this time I tried with pumpkin version.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Chahan (Japanese fried rice) 日式炒飯


The method of Japanese fried rice (Chahan) actually not much difference from Chinese fried rice, the only difference of this fried rice is using Japanese ingredients. I even made the Japanese roast pork Chashu (char siew) to cook with this fried rice. I would like to dedicate this post to Nami aka Just One Cookbook as the Chashu recipe and accessories in these pictures are related to her.
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