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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Beef Rendang, Encore!

Yesterday i saw an advertisement in paper by a local Kopitiam (cafe) lauching for their Ramadan (Muslim fasting month) meal, their beef rendang look so yummy..I immediately went to pasar (wet market ) to buy all ingredients and cook this beef rendang meal (served with yellow turmeric rice ) the same day..

Monday, July 30, 2012

Sakura Jelly

Beside used picked sakura to make cookies, the other day i tried to use the pickled sakura to make this Sakura Jelly..

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Konbucha but not Kombucha? Japanese Chashu

One of the cooking ingredients that i was planned to buy during the trip to Japan is Konbucha, after saw Nami (Just One Cookbook ) introduced of this seasoning to be added when making Japanese Chashu. According to her, Konbu-cha is from Konbu/kombu seaweed and it is full of konbu glutamine and asparagine umami deliciousness. 

Friday, July 27, 2012

Teriyaki chicken meat balls

The other day i told you that my son Desmond refused to take my bento lunch as he is prefered to the foods from canteen..But now no more, he is keeps asking me to bring bento lunch for him, you know why, because his classmates always praise on his bento lunch. So now he is very proud to have bento lunch, little boy is little boy, hehehe..
Today i made this Teriyaki chicken meat balls for bento lunch. I like to use those tough part of chicken e.g chicken breast or meat attached to chicken wings to make into meat balls..

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Steamed Pumpkin buns with Lotus paste filling 南瓜小包子

The other day my blogger friend Simple Menu (Yan) forwarded a link to me and asked me : you do you do, you can do this, hahaha..
She always asked me to try out new recipe when she found any interesting recipes. Since i still have half pumpkin sitting in the fridge, why not try this cute pumpkin bun which look like pumpkin shape.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Chocolate Cupcakes and Swiss Meringue Buttercream

My daughter requsted me to make chocolate cupcakes yesterday as she would like to bring to school for her best friend's Birthday today.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Kōdaiji 高台寺,where to get pickled sakura (1)

After 二年坂/三年坂, we were walked along ねねの道 (Nene no Michi) before reach to next temple  Kōdaiji 高台寺. This Japanese garden was inside an old Japanese house along ねねの道 ..

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Pain de campagne 乡村面包

This is the 1st bread that i made using the natural apple yeast, Pain de campagne, also proof this bread using the bread proofing basket that i bought from Osaka..

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Homemade Yeast starts from an Apple

During the recent Japan trip, i visited a bookstore even i don't know Japanese, and also bought a book title with "Homemade apple yeast" . I have been thinking to making my own yeast, so this is my 1st homemade yeast from an apple..

Monday, July 16, 2012

My easy Maki Sushi

Lucas was requesting me to make sushi for him since i have quite long did not make his favourite sushi at home. Today i make this easy maki sushi for his bento lunch.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

二年坂/三年坂 (Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka), where to get Yuzu powder, Kyoto Japan

I have to quickly update where i got the yuzu powder and pickled sakura because a lot of readers waiting for me to advise the locations, hehehe. Today i share with you where to get yuzu powder.

After visited kiyomizu-dera 京都清水寺, we heading down to 二年坂/三年坂 where both sides of the small lanes with all old traditional Japanese houses converted into shops or restaurant, and this is where my shopping started ...

Friday, July 13, 2012

Steamed vegetable dumplings (Chai Kueh) 菜粿 (1)

This is another version of Chai Kueh. The other day I saw Helena tried her sister Jane's chai kueh recipe and she told the dough is easy to handle and not sticky to hands..

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Vegetarian Japanese Unagi

The other day i saw this recipe published in newspaper, sound yummy and healthy. If i want to buy the real unagi, it is very expensive. So i have no doubt immediately try out this cheap version of vegetarian unagi. The taste was nothing close to real unagi but this is a dish that worth to try out, yummy!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Portuguese Prawns 葡汁炒明虾, yuzu giveaway winners

Today i made another batch of pickled mustard green (Kiam Chai) because the price of mustard green is so so cheap RM 1/kg (last time i bought RM 2/kg)..So if you have not tried this pickle veggie, go to wet market grap some mustard green quickly...i think they are over supply now..And i found homemade Kiam Chai is more sour and less salty if compare to store-bought, especially taste delicious when add into Teochew steamed fish.

Come back to today's post, we tried this Portuguese style of prawns when we celebrated Mother's day in a Chinese restaurant nearby. We were enjoyed so much of this yummy prawn, the sauce was sweet, sour and full of curry aroma. I tried to recall the taste and re-create this dish recently, and it was really good, especially licking the sauce from the shell, yummy!

Ya, i have to say sorry to my silent readers again, because this time Random org still pick two winners from bloggers and they are also my blogger's friend, check it out below.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Kiyomizudera 清水寺, Kyoto Japan

Kiyomizudera 清水寺 was the first temple we visited in Kyoto..And our 1st day in Kyoto was a raining day..

Friday, July 6, 2012

Stir-fried Fennel with Pork belly

The other day i bought this cheap fennel from Tesco before i figure out what to cook with this new veggie. First i try to taste the raw fennel, it has very strong taste than leek or celery, i don't know how to describe the taste..Thus i came to this idea using sweet soy sauce to reduce the strong taste..

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Yuzu Honey Castella (Kasutera) Cake 柚子蜜糖长崎蛋糕, and Giveaway..

Finally i managed to taste the real Castella cake in Osaka..And i realized that the texture is quite difference from the earlier recipe that i tried..Thanks to Alan aka Travellingfoodies inspired me to get this Yuzu powder and guide me where to get Castella cake in Osaka..

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Stir-fried bean sprouts with pickled mustard green

Just cooked this dish just now, quickly write it down the recipe and have it post immediately, before i forgot to post it (not actually forgot but i always tend to attracted by other nicer pictures ^_^). The idea of this dish was came from my husband who tasted this dish in a restaurant. Since i still have homemade pickled mustard green, so i quickly try it out, and quite impressed with the yummy taste..I supposed they tried to replaced the usual salted fish added in this dish with pickled mustard...

Monday, July 2, 2012

Japanese Soba noodles 蕎麦 & Sakura giveaway winners

This is the most easy Japanese noodles can be prepared at home. This soba noodles is my son Lucas's favourite Japanese noodles, he is especially like the cold version of dipping sauce.

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