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Friday, December 28, 2012

Chinese Popiah (crepe with mix vegetables filling), Happy New Year 2013

When i try to look back through my blog for what i have posted in year 2012 as i was thinking to make a post on 2012 recap..It was fun to look back all those old posts and be reminded of the many wonderful new recipes i tried. Anyway i have hard time to choose what favourites post to put into this recap post. So this year i decided not to do a recap..Instead i sign off year 2012 with this Chinese Popiah (Crepes with mix vegetables filling) and looking forward to a wonderful 2013 and hoping for many better days.
Thank you for your support given to Nasi Lemak Lover blog, I see you in 2013, hope all of you have a better year ahead.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

A Christmas dinner, and A Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese frosting

Yesterday my sister-in-law Annie invited us and another SIL Doreen to her house for a Christmas dinner. I brought my favourite carrot cake with cream cheese frosting (now becomes Annie 's favourite too, hehehe),  macarons for her daughter who loves macarons and Nama chocolate to her house.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Mini Cherry Cakes, Blessed Christmas !

I bought a box of fresh cherries this morning from a wet market and thinking to bring back to hometown for my mother to enjoy it. Since i also planning to bake a butter cake which is my mother favourite's cake, so i also add some cherry on it..

Friday, December 21, 2012

Dong Zhi Festival 冬至快乐 , and a bloggers gathering

Happy Dong Zhi, the Winter Solstice Festival to all my Chinese blogger friends and readers. I am sure by this moment, you all have enjoyed a bowl of Tangyuan. I have been very busy for the last two days (sorry for not visiting to my blogger's friend blog, but i promise will drop by soon) , because i was busy make preparation for Jessie KL gathering at my house yesterday.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Pandan Chiffon 香兰戚风

My pandan plants grow wildly at the backyard, look very messy, so i cut off few plants and use the leaves to make pandan paste. Later i use this pandan paste to make this pandan chiffon. Nowadays i stop buying artificial pandan paste but prefer to use homemade pandan paste, love the light jade green colour and very nice pandan aroma..

Monday, December 17, 2012

Roselle Cheesecake 洛神花乳酪蛋糕

This was my 1st time experimented with Roselle ( some may called as Hibiscus or Ribena flowers). I made this Roselle cheesecake about a month ago, at that time, wet maket was flooded with a lot of fresh Roselle. I saw many bloggers made into Roselle jam or syrup. But for me, when i saw Roselle in the market, remind me of the nice and crunchy picked Roselle that i ate from a piece of expensive (RM30 for a slice) Raspberry Pistachio Cheesecake during my trip to Melbourne. Instead of using expensive and imported raspberries, i replaced it with Roselle in this cheesecake.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Ajitsuke Tamago (Japanese flavored soft boiled eggs) 溏心蛋

My family love this Ajitsuke Tamago ( Japanese flavored soft boiled eggs ) which served in a Japanese ramen restaurant located at Subang. Usually we like to order additional eggs which cost us RM 2 for one egg. Since it is quite easy to make this at home, i made this when i cooked ramen (i found a good subsitution using local noodles) the other day.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Pulut Tai Tai (Nyonya steamed blue glutinous rice)

Pulut Tai Tai is a famous Nyonya kueh (steamed glutinous rice with blue pea flowers), after i made kaya, i quickly made this Pulut Tai Tai to serve with kaya..

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Old-Fashioned Birthday Cake, and party foods 怀旧的生日

The other day when i had conversation about Birthday party with my hubby, and i just realized that both of us never had neither a Birthday party nor Birthday cake when we were young. Our family financial situation was not allowed to have such luxury celebration last time. When i was a kid, our family were staying at the kampung (small town) , to have a Birthday cake is big thing for us, we can only travel to big town like Klang to get Birthday cake because there were no bakery shop at our small town last time..Anyway, we never blamed our parent and we blessed for what we had last time, it also trained us become stronger and appreciate for everything that we achieving now.
Nevertheless, i still have kawan-kawan yang kaya ( rich friends) last time, so i still have chances to attend their Birthday parties, hehehe..When i flipping through those old Birthday party photos the other day, recall a lot of nice memory and nostalgia feeling about these old Birthday parties. So i decided to held an old-fashioned party for my hubby this year..

How to make Creamwell Buttercream (Krim Well) 旧式牛油霜

This creamwell buttercream is cheap, stable and able to withstand in hot weather, perfect for decoration..It was widely used for decoration of Birthday cake and wedding cake by bakery shop in old time. Nowadays you still can find this kind of cake in pasar malam or small town..

Friday, December 7, 2012

Chicken and Tomato Pasta 番茄鸡肉意粉

The other day i bought a small pot of sweet basil and rosemary plants from Sungai Buloh nursery. The sweet basil still looking good but rosemary already half die..so sad..I prepared this easy and yummy pasta for a lunch the other day, love the nice aroma from sweet basil when toss together with this pasta.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Sarawak Black Cake (Kek Serikaya or Kek Hitam) 砂劳越黑蛋糕

After i made Kaya, the first thing came into my mind is to make this famous Sarawak Black Cake. I received two bottles of gula hitam (a special browning sugar for black cake) from a reader (Thanks to Angeline) few months back. 
When i try to take these pictures just now, sky was dark with heavy rain, very poor lighting this time and it was so difficult to take picture with very dark and black cake ^_^..

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Soymilk pudding with brown sugar syrup 焦糖豆奶布丁

My notebook was sent for repair due to virus attacked yesterday, just got it back this evening. Thought i will have some free time since no computer to use, but i still busy from morning till evening. After I came back from morning market, i started to make Ajitsuke Tamago (Japanese boiled egg), Japanese cabbage Ramen, multigrain bread, this soymilk pudding and cook Indian dried chicken curry for dinner, like a crazy women, hehehe..I will share all recipes soon, except this soymilk pudding is encore from an old recipe..We just love this pudding.
Thanks to 鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 given me these cute glass jars or pudding bottles, i quickly use it to make this pudding..

Monday, December 3, 2012

Homemade Caramel Kaya ( coconut egg jam) 咖椰

I have been thinking to make caramel kaya ( last time i did pandan kaya but never try with caramel type) for so long, finally i made it with one duck egg (leftover from making salted eggs the other day) that sitting in the fridge for too long....

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Taste the good life with OZGANICS

Thanks to Veron ( Quay Po Cooks) for extending the invitation of a cooking demo that was featured as "Celebrating with Organics this Christmas Season by Ozganics founder Anni Brownjohs to me. It was held in the Pantry at Jaya Grocers Empire Subang. I also brought my daughter along and now she is becomimg my blog's assisstant ^_^.
After attended this organics cooking demo, i just realized that we can also prepare a meal that using 100% of organics products, from cooking oil, herbs, spices, meat, vegetables and seasonings. Frankly i have very little knowledge of organic products, i only know organic vegetables and do buy them to cook sometime. I didn't know we can have organic spices and seasonings too to add into our cooking, so we can have completely organic meal..
I find OZGANICS products make cooking of organic foods more simplicity and convenience. We just need to add OZGANICS's range of products like sauce, dressing and marinades into few other organic ingredients, then we can have a completely organic healthy meal at home.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Steamed Crabs with Glutinous rice 糯米蟹飯

The other day my sister called me up asking me whether i want 3 kg of fresh crabs, i immediately said sure i want because i don't know where to get fresh crabs from my area. Even the big pasar (wet market) nearby my place, i have never seen peoples selling fresh crabs..
I use half of the crabs cooked with rice vermicilli and canned pork ribs, it was yummy, my mother and sisters enjoyed so much. As for the balance half, i steamed it with glutinious rice for dinner. So total 3kg crabs finished in the same day..Once i have finished cooked dinner, sky already turned dark, so this time i simply took few pictures, no table setting and no beautiful pictures ..

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Macarons with White Chocolate ganache and Raspberry sauce

My daughter has been requesting me to make macarons together ( now she loves macarons and her friends too). Finally i find a peaceful day to make macarons again with my prefer Pierre Herme's recipe (using Italian meringue method).

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Pura Tirtha Empul Temple, Bali 2012

I have to pause the update of Hanoi trip first but jump straight to the recent Bali trip. My daughter requested me to update Bali trip first as her friends wanted to see the pictures that we taken..
I brought my family to Bali for a 7 days 6 nights trip last month., just enough to cover for almost all the famous tourist places..
We were stayed at Ubud area for the first 4 nights because most of the places we wanted to visit were nearby Ubud area..Our first stopped was Pura Thirtha Empul Temple (a Hindu temple famous for its holy water).

Friday, November 23, 2012

Nyonya Cincalok Omelette 娘惹咸虾酱煎蛋

The other day i cooked this Nyonya cincalok omelette to enjoy with porridge for a light lunch.. Tasted like shrimp paste /belacan fried eggs, and one item you must add in this omelettle is onion, the sweetness from onion just perfectly contrast with salty cincalok (fermented small shrimps).

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Rich Chocolate Chiffon Cake 巧克力心型威风蛋糕

Finally i also 败 ( shopaholic) one heart shape chiffon pan after seeing so many Chinese blogger's beautiful  heart shape chiffon pan. And this is a most expensive baking pan among all my baking pans, but i think every baker should have one, this is too cute and beautiful !! If you ask me whether i will sell this in my Kedai runcit (shop), don't think i can carry this expensive stock in my kedai, hehehe..
Also i would like to Thanks to a Hong Kong blogger who helped me to buy this pan and some other baking items, sorry for not telling her name here because i don't want to caught her in trouble later, hahaha..

Monday, November 19, 2012

French Toast with Chocolate Sauce 巧克力酱法式吐司

Yesterday we had dim sum for breakfast at Damansara Up Town after our morning jogged at FRIM (Forest Reserve Institute Malaysia) . When come to lunch, I was headache and don't know what to cook since i did not go to morning market. After checked through the pantry, noticed a loaf of white bread still sitting on the island counter. So i quickly grapped two eggs and prepared this French toast for a late lunch..

Simple Homemade Chocolate Sauce

When you run out of chocolate and whipping cream to make chocolate sauce, don't worry, you can also use cocoa powder and water to make this simple and nice chocolate sauce at home.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi Vietnam

I have been to Ho Chi Minh Vietnam twice but have never been to Hanoi. When my hubby told me that he is going there for a meeting, i immediately said i want to "tumpang "  ^_^.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Moist chocolate muffins 湿润巧克力玛芬

I am glad that my daughter now is able to bake this kind of simple muffin by herself.. She found this recipe and with my little guidance, she baked into a moist and very nice chocolate muffin.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Japanese Avocado and Crab Sticks Pasta 日式鳄梨蟹肉意大利面

The other day I went out with my girl friends for a gang dinner in a Japanese pasta restaurant nearby. We tried many types of Japanese pasta, and this was one of the pasta that i like the most, Avocado and crab sticks pasta with sesame flavored dressing .

Monday, November 12, 2012

Pandan Huat Kueh (Chinese steamed cake) 班兰发糕

Last time my mother taught me to make Brown sugar Huat Kueh ( Chinese steamed cake) using yeast method. But this time i try this method using self-raising flour and baking powder method, very easy and fast, done within 30mins.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Shitennoji 四天王寺, Gyudon 牛丼, Osaka Japan

This post will be the last post of my recent Kyoto and Osaka trip.
If you are still remember my own adventure of finding Kombucha in Tennoji  area of Osaka city. After i found kombucha, since i was not in rush, so i slowly walk to JR station and stopped by this Shitennoji temple..

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Macanese Minchi 澳門式免治

My sisters and mother are going to Taiwan tomorrow, this time my turn to take care my sister's children. I think it is fair, because everytime i went for "tumpang trip", they helped me to take care my children, hehehe..From tomorrow onwards, I have to cook for 9 peoples, start headache what to cook..

Ok, come back to this dish, this Minchi dish is totally new to me, at first look at the name, something like French cuisine and sound difficult to cook..After checking through the recipe, it is just a simple recipe..Minchi dish is a traditional dish from Macau, a simple recipe made by minced meat (beef or pork), potato, onion & etc..When you refer the Chinese name of this dish 免治, actually is refer to minced meat..
After eating this dish, i feel like want to visit Macau soon, ^_^..

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Strawberry Hokkaido chiffon cupcakes 草莓北海道牛奶蛋糕

This morning i was so happy to find out this pink hokkaido cupcake liner is in stock (not many in stock actually, selling fast), and the new stock of blue hokkaido cupcake liners also arrived (you may check out in my kedai runcit page).  Immediately use it to make this Strawberry Hokkaido cupcakes.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Japanese Gyoza (Potstickers) 餃子

During the recent visit to Kyoto and Osaka Japan, i ordered Gyoza almost in every meal  because I love gyoza very much..And i like the gyoza served in 餃子玉将shop the most.

How to wrap Dumplings or Gyoza 如何包饺子

Yesterday I taught my daughter on how to wrap gyoza and surprised that she learnt so far. So let my daughter to show you an easy way to wrap dumplings or Japanese Gyoza. I learnt this from a Taiwanese lady who taught us how to make vegetarian pumpkin dumplings when i attended a vegetarian food party which organized by Tzu Chi Malaysia 慈濟 previously.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Sashimi, Nara City 奈良, Japanese Curry Rice, Osaka Japan

Finally, i have a chance to try sashimi in Japan, it was so so good and fresh!!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Sakura Swiss Roll 桜花蛋糕卷

When i bought the pickled sakura from Kyoto Japan, I was planned to make a Sakura swiss roll but end up did sakura cookies first..Anyway, i finally did it today..

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Stir- fried Chive flowers, Tofu and Crab sticks

Sorry to bother all with my scheduled Japan travel posts, but I am appreciate very much to those who left comment even i was away for vacation. Actually i spent quite a lot of time trying to finish this Japan travel post before i go for vacation, in fact still have 1-2 two more posts to go..hehehe..
After 7days of eating Bali foods (Babi guling, Bebek(duck), pork ribs & etc), soon i returned home, i really miss Nasi Lemak and Chinese foods..So I cooked this tofu dish, also cooked white cut chicken, stir fried green veggie and ABC soup soon i returned from Bali. This is a typical homecook Chinese dish that i like to prepare for my family.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Nara Koen 奈良公園 and Nara's deer, Osaka Japan

On our last day in Osaka, we decided to visit Nara park instead of Kobe. At first we were thinking to try the most expensive Kobe beef in Kobe, but last minutes dropped the idea since we have never seen a park that has hundreds of freely roaming deer.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Osaka Castle 大阪城天守閣, Japanese breakfast, Udon lunch, Osaka Japan

The main attraction in Osaka is this Osaka Castle..

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Doguyasuji 千日前, Kuromon market 黑門市場, Yodobashi Umeda, Osaka Japan

Now comes to the most interesting part of my Osaka trip, lets shopping !!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Doutonbori 道頓堀, Ramen, Osaka Japan

After passing through the Shinsaibash, we had reached Doutonbori 道頓堀, a street that has many restaurants and eateries..This Glico "running man" was the most attractive advertising light board before we walked to Doutonbori..

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Shinsaibashi-Suji 心斎橋筋, Osaka Japan

We took JR train from Kyoto to Osaka-shin, after dropped our bags and we immediately heading to the famous shopping street Shinsaibashi-Suji 心斎橋筋. Shinsaibashi-suji, a covered shopping street, a place that you don't want to miss as there is the most happening place in Osaka.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Kaiseki 懐石料理 and Ramen at JR Kyoto station, train Bento, Kyoto Japan

I have heard of  Kaiseki 懐石料理  but never try before. Finally i got a chance to try this in Kyoto. On the last day, we went to this restaurant located at the JR Kyoto train station (if i could remember it located at the 10th floor)..

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Lunch at Arashiyama 岚山, Togetsukyo Bridge 游渡月桥, Kyoto Japan

Once we came out from Kitano Tenmangu shrine, we checked through the map and realized that the next destination Arashiyama was located quite far from here, and it seem we have to change few buses to get there. In order not to waste our value last day in Kyoto, we decided to catch a cab to go there. Soon we arrived, we went for lunch first before heading to Bamboo forest of Sagano 嵯峨野竹林.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Kitano Tenmangu shrine 北野天满宫, Kyoto Japan

After leaving Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion) 金閣寺, we walked to another temple 北野天满宫 located nearby and this temple is free of extrance fee (finally enter a temple without paying money ^_^) . We almost lost our way, called for help from this group of students, they were so nice and lead us there since they were also on their way to this temple.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion) 金閣寺, Kyoto Japan

Kinkakuji 金閣寺 is a UNESCO gazetted site and is one of the temple that you should not missed if you visit to Kyoto. The top two floors of this temple are completely covered in gold leaf.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Light cheddar cheesecake 车打芝士蛋糕

When i saw Honey Bee Sweet baked this light cheddar cheesecake, remind me that i have so long did not bake this cake. When i started my blog in 2008, i was totally new in baking, the only cake i know how to bake was plain butter cake..and the 1st cheesecake was this cheddar cheesecake which is a very popular recipe from 星厨房. And i just realized that i have never recorded this recipe in my blog before..So this time, i bake again and have it record in my blog. This is a very good cheesecake recipe, with few common ingredients, you can get a light, cottony, spongy and delish cheesecake..Thanks to Hsling for sharing such a great recipe.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Cranberries Cream Cheese Pai Pao (Bread) 蔓越莓奶酪大排包

While i tried to figure out what to make so i can use finish the leftover 100g cream cheese from raspberry cheesecake. I saw Jessie-cooking moments strongly recommended this Pai Pao ( in Chinese which means bread arrange in a line). She said this bread stay soft after kept for 3 days..
I immediately try it out yesterday and i like this recipe which is straight dough method (don't need overnight sponge dough). I was enjoyed this bread this morning, and so happy to find out this bread still tasted very soft, fluffy and nice aroma..This will be a bread recipe that i will make again and again..

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Japanese egg salad sandwich鸡蛋三明治 (Tamago-Sando) ~深夜食堂

Yesterday my son Desmond was requested egg sandwich in the late evening, i rejected his request because dinner was ready and i was rushing to attend a gang dinner (my girl friends gave me thumbs up for the raspberry cheesecake ^_^). When i tried to wake him up this morning, he showed me his sour face. I asked him why you angry at me, he said because i did not make him egg sandwich yesterday, LOL.
So i quickly make this egg sandwich before he came back from school today..and this egg sandwich also one of the food that shared in the "Midnight canteen" drama 深夜食堂.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Raspberry Marble Cheesecake 覆盆子芝士蛋糕

I am so happy from now onwards i can bake this type of heavy cheesecake. Last time my family do not appreciate heavy cheesecake, but after they tasted this Raspberry cheesecake, they were asking for more..

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Okonomiyaki 大阪烧, Osaka Japan

I have yet to update finished Kyoto trip, but i would like to jump to Osaka first, as I would like to share you an interesting video which i captured when we were taking Okonomiyaki 大阪烧 at Doutonbori street Osaka Japan.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Mini Red Bean Buns 迷你红豆面包

When my daughter invited her best friends to our Mid-Autumn festival BBQ Party, her friends were so sweet, even gave me a baking cookbook as a gift. The title of the book is 星期天的烘培时光 by 郑荣仙.(a famous Korean cookbook writer).  There are many simple and nice baking recipes from this book, the first recipe i tried was this mini red bean buns..

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Stir Fried Black Pepper Beef with Strawberry

The other day we tried this dish at a Chinese restaurant  nearby (As recommended by Missyblurkit) . I was very impressed with this black pepper beef with strawberry, juicy beef with strong black pepper aroma and sweetish tangy strawberry. Few weeks later, i imatated this at home..and the taste is almost close to that restaurant.
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