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Friday, September 28, 2012

Single Yolk and Lotus Paste Mooncakes单黄莲蓉月饼

This will be my last batch of baked mooncakes, using the new mooncake mould just bought recently. I like this mould because it is not only look flat and one layer like normal mooncake mould, it has three layers, like Chinese say 层次感 ...And i love wooden mooncake mould, because i enjoying the process of knocking here and there ^_^..

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Five Happiness Nutty Mooncakes 五仁月饼

I have bookmarked this recipe from Helena's kitchen since last year, finally i have a chance to try out this year..No one in the family fancy this mooncake except me, so i bake into the smaller size and small quantity..At the same time, i also able to clear all the leftover nuts (example pistachio from CNY) and "gam gam" (just nice) i have only 5 types of nut left, so perfectly to match this 五仁 (five types of nut).

Monday, September 24, 2012

Coconut mooncakes 椰蓉月饼

I have been figuring out what recipe to make using this lovely double happpiness 双喜 mould given by "Penang gang" . Finally i decided to try this coconut mooncake which is also new to me..

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Launch of Imbi Palace Group Rebranding 皇宫海鲜酒家

Did you ever see a mountain of dried abalones before? I just seen it when i was invited to the launch of Imbi Palace Group Rebranding dinner. I was honoured to be invited as Palace restaurant is one of my favourite Chinese restaurant, I like to visit their branch at Klang, Klang Palace.

Earlier this year, they closed down their outlet on Jalan Imbi to make way for the development projects in the city. That was their first outlet, the place where it all started. Their management do not want Imbi Palace just gone this way and after some thought they decided to change their company name to Imbi Palace Group. So Imbi Palace Restaurant history and heritage will continue to live on in the company name. With the new name, a new logo now represents the restaurants. As with the previous logo, the corporate colour is Gold. Gold represents the gold standards adhere to in the food, in terms of taste and quality and service excellence. The Chinese calligraphy stroke in the new logo stands for culture, tradition and art.
Their restaurant specializes in Cantonese food with a wide range of 'live' seafood, HK dim sum and barbeque, Lanzhou 'la mien' and Cantonese porridge and noodles. The noodles are specially imported from Hong Kong to give an authentic taste.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Tonjiru (Japanese Pork Miso Soup) 豬肉味噌湯~深夜食堂

After i cooked the Japanese Chicken Karaage 炸鸡块 which i was inspired by a Japanese drama 深夜食堂 (Midnight Canteen) , this time I try with the main dish Tonjiru (Japanese Pork Miso Soup) 豬肉味噌湯. In this show, this is a main dish that selling in this midnight canteen, you will see the main actor cooking this dish at the begining of every episode.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Fresh Fig and Cranberries Butter Cake 无花果蔓越莓牛油蛋糕

Recently i found another pasar pagi (morning wet market) nearby for my daily marketing. This market have more stalls and more things to buy. I have never seen fresh figs 无花果 selling in this kind of pasar pagi before. I was so happy when i stumbled upon fresh figs selling in one of the fruits stall the other day. The owner of the shop told me that I was lucky enough to get these figs as this is the first time and also the last time for him to sell these figs as there are not many people seem to "appreciate" these fruit, hahaha..he even discounted few ringgits for me..so I bought 4 for RM 8 only..
Aiyah, i should have thrown some of the seeds in my backyard to see whether it grow or not..but i was totally forgotten!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Shanghai Mooncake 上海月饼

This year instead of making the famous Cheesy Shanghai mooncake, i made this normal Shanghai mooncake using custard and butter without cheese. This recipe was highly recommended by a customer i met when i was shopping at the usual bakery ingredients shop. She said this recipe was sharing by the owner of this shop few years ago and it was published in a Chinese newspaper. She is true, the crumbly buttery pastry, sweet red bean paste and salty taste from salted egg yolk, their taste just well blended together..and you will not feel too sweet to taste this mooncake.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Nyonya-style Asam Fish Curry with Zespri Kiwifruit wedges

I think i better quickly share this Asam fish curry with Zespri kiwifruit recipe with you, so you can cook it up during these holidays (Malaysia day) , and remember to cook more rice because one plate rice is not enough, this asam curry is simply delicious!
Happy Malaysia Day to all Malaysian !!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Zespri Kiwifruit session at Bayan Indah KL

I was excited when i received an invitation to attend Zespri kiwifruit special session for bloggers and media . This is not my 1st time heard of Zespri brand. I read an article in a Chinese Newspaper last time and my hubby also mentioned about Zespri system to me earlier, I was amazed by How Zespri system works! Owned by more than 2,700 current and past passionate growers in New Zealand (that means every grower is the tauke (boss), Zespri is dedicated to providing the best tasting premium quality kiwifruit as well as investment behind innovation, especially in new varieties and effective growring techniques. The unique Zespri system ensures consistency in quality, traceability, food safety and ethical and sustainable business practices. There are two types of Zespri Kiwifruit, Zespri Green ( fuzzy and ovel-shaped) and Zespri Gold ( smooth and oval with a pointed crown).

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Flaky Swirl Yam Mooncakes 芋頭酥 (1)

I saw many Chinese bloggers have started making mooncakes, i just started my engine making mooncake yesterday, hehehe..My sister sent me a nice "Pinang yam" which is homegrown and organic. I quickly use it to attempt this flaky swirl yam mooncakes again because i am not so satisfy with last year's mooncake look

Monday, September 10, 2012

Vietnamese Spring Rolls (Cha Gio)

I went a short trip to Hanoi recently. Vietnamese spring rolls was one of the item i ordered for almost all meals i taken there. I am ok with either deep fried or just plain rice paper wrap with shrimps, both were simply yummy..

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Depachika, JR Kyoto Station underground stores, Kyoto Japan

After visited Hanamikoji 花見小路, we went back to hotel to rest before hunt for foods...While my hubby was resting , I went down to underground of Kyoto station to check out Depachika ( In Japanese department stores, the basement floor is a foodstuff market area. These areas go by the nickname "depachika" (a combination of "depato", meaning department store, and "chika", meaning basement) and departmental stores.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Hanamikoji 花見小路 Gion, Kyoto Japan

After Kōdaiji 高台寺, there were few places in our plan like 园山公园,八坂神社,四条通,知恩院、青莲院, 平安神宫, 三十三间堂 but we were too tired and my husband complaint that he had enough visited temples, hahaha (So we have excuses to visit Kyoto again ^__^). Since we were too tired walking, so we decided to catch a cab to Hanamikoji 花見小路 at Gion (祇園) is Kyoto's most famous geisha district.When i see Alan (Travellingfoodies)'s geisha photos, i make sure to visit Hanamikoji 花見小路 as i want to see real geisha!!

Friday, September 7, 2012

我也相思了, 相思蛋糕 (Xiang Si Chiffon Cake)

This cake is very popular amongst Chinese bloggers. I am not 1st time did this cake, actually i have did it for 5 times ( 3 failures and 2 success attempts). You can check in Mikiko's post and this post about the real Xiang Si cake which is famous in Batu Pahat.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Fruity Cake

I just came back from a short trip to Hanoi, quite a fun trip, so many things to discover and so many nice foods. I will update the trip soon since i still have Japan trip have yet to finish update, and also need to start to prepare a family trip to Bali next month..
Once came back, i have to rush to make another Birthday Cake, this time is for my mother..This fruity cake also another classic and old fashioned Birthday cake beside the Black Forest Cake i done earlier..I use back the same sponge cake recipe, simply love this simple sponge cake recipe..

Basic Plain Sponge Cake

I use back my favourite basic chocolate sponge cake recipe to make into this plain sponge cake for a fruity cake. I just love this sponge cake recipe, soft and spongy!

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