Saturday, March 27, 2010

Lepaking in Mid-Valley

This weekend, i was lazing around do nothing at home, weather was soooo hot outside. Then i decided to go Mid Valley lepak. It was lucky me, i got a nice parking spot.
In conjunction of the movie, Alice in The Wonderland, the concourse are decorated with big big mushrooms and flowers.

It's difficult to take photos as the crowd are large. After that i had lunch at Spaghetti Farm. I had chicken bolognese. It was not what i've expected, i think the prego sauces are more flavorful than this.

After that, went to Starbucks and spend most of the day there and here are some shots while i am lepak-ing there.

a nice red ferrari parked at the valet parking area


nice watches that I spotted in mid-valley

Monday, December 22, 2008

Cooking @ Sunway Resort Suite

I went to Sunway this weekend for a weekend break. We went there in a group of 5 and we decided to cook there as cooking utensils are all provided. On Friday, we are all filled with excitement as we shop for things and ingredients that we might be needed on that day. Yes. We are overjoyed. We are staying only for a night but there are plenty of things in our shopping list as if we will be there forever.

On Saturday, we had Nasi Lemak for breakfast before heading to our destination. When we arrived there, it is already 12 something noon. After playing around in the room and now we realized that we are going to cook dinner. Menu that we had planned is Rosemary Chicken as main course with blanch vegetable, mash potato, coleslaw, fried prawns as appetizer, tomato soup(this is soup in a can), baked macaroni and cheese and a last minute dessert - parfait.
Scenic view from our suite.
our bed

Here it is. Rosemary Chicken. Everything goes well as planned. It looks tempting rite...
Rosemary Chicken Recipe:
4 Chicken breast
2 tsp rosemary powder
2 tsp black pepper
1 tbs olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 lemon juice

1. Marinade chicken breast with rosemary powder, black pepper, salt, olive oil for 2 hours.
2. Heat a pan and pour in some cooking oil to fry the chicken. Oil must not be too much so that the chicken will have a grill or char-boil look.
3. Turn the chicken around while frying. If it is not cook in the center, use a knife and slightly slice through the center. Fry chicken breast until golden brown.
4. Sprinkle some lemon juice on the chicken and it is ready to be served.

and this is the appetizer with side decor some more. Haha... not bad not bad.

Lemon Tempura Prawn Recipe:
30 pcs prawns
1 lemon juice
1 cup tempura powder

1. Mix tempura powder with water until it turn into a batter.
2. Dip prawn into lemon and then dip into the tempura batter.
3. Fry it in a wok with preheated cooking oil.
4. Fry until golden and ready to be served.

Smooth and creamy mash potato. What i can say... It's finger licking good. Haha... this is self praising.

Mash Potato Recipe:
6 holland potatoes
1 tsp black pepper
1 tbs olive oil
salt
mayonnaise

1. Peel and cook potatoes in boiling water until soft.
2. Mash potatoes. Put in pepper, olive oil, mayonnaise and salt to taste.
3. Mash potatoes into smooth puree and it is ready to be serve.

When every thing comes together...

Last but not least.... my lovely parfaits.

Parfait
1 tub vanilla ice-cream
oreo cookies
banana slice into coin
corn flakes

1. Put in a scoop of ice-cream into a tall glass.
2. Topped with corn flakes.
3. Put in another layer of ice-cream and topped with crunched oreo cookies.
4. Then another layer of ice-cream and topped with sliced banana.
5. Repeat the above method until glass is full.
6. Decorate with halved oreo cookie and chocolate rice.

On the next day, we still had Nasi Lemak for breakfast. But this time it is cooked by momo. I had a second helping of that Nasi Lemak. There are no pictures of that Nasi Lemak coz everyone is busy eating.

It's a wonderful weekend that we had together. M looking forward for another outing. Cheers~

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Caramel Pudding

Yesterday, my colleagues and i suddenly feeling excited to do caramel pudding. So, three of us decided to do this project. When i saw the recipe, something came from my mind... tau foo fah(bean curd), steam egg and yacks...! Why should so many eggs are used in pudding?

Here is the recipe:
3 eggs
2 egg yolk
1 can evaporated milk(400ml)
4 tbs sugar
2 tsp vanilla essence
Caramel:
5 tbs sugar
2 tbs water

For the caramel, cook the sugar in low heat until brown then add in the water and pour into the pudding mold.
i use gula melaka instead of sugar.

1. First, beat the eggs and sugar.
what i do is just beat the egg. This shows that i dun like to follow instructions. :P
2. Heat the milk. Mix in vanilla essence.
3. Then put into the oven and bake or steam using a steamer(i use rice cooker to steam).
4. Set cool and keep it in the fridge for few hours until chilled then it is ready to be served.

After all those hustle and bustle...
This is the caramel pudding that i have done which really looks like crap. Isn't it looks like steam egg? When i tried this shit, i learn a lesson. We must follow what the recipe ask us to do. But one of my colleague loves it very much. Weird. May be her taste bud goes hair wire today.
I think if i scramble it a bit and put some syrup then it will be tau fo fah. Feel like wanna modify this crap into steam egg but it is already sweet. May be it is my new invention of sweet steam egg. Yuakssss!!
And this is what i like. It is made by one of us. Just nice. Not too sweet and no eggy felling.
This is the result of my another team mate. The texture is nice and bouncy. The only disappointment is that this is too sweeeet.
Both of them baked it. I am the only one choose to steam as i'm lacking of resources. This is the culprit that lead me to failure. May try this again one day. One day when i have an oven.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Lovely Moments in Pasta Zanmai

Last week, my friends and i decided to try out the newly open restaurant in Mid Valley, Pasta Zanmai. It has a nice environment to dine in. The food there are delicious as they are the combination of Italian and Japanese food. I had the hotate aka scallop with potato(forgotten the name in the menu) for my main course.

Hotate, prawns, mushroom, potatoes in creamy white sauce. Aren't they tempting?

Seafood pasta in cream sauce. Slurrrp! nice... This is recommended if you adore white sauce for pasta. There are generous amount of seafood and Shitake mushrooms in this bowl of pasta.

This is soft shell crab pasta which is one of my favorite too. i love crab. This dish is accompanied with a bowl of black sesame seed which is to be sprinkled on top of the pasta.
Seafood soup pasta.
This soupy dish is suitable for one that love soup. The soup is sweet and fragrant.
Hotate pizza
and now it's pizza time... cheers~


Cold green tea is serve in a jar whereas the hot one will be with this hot mama.

Tiramisu
Mix fruit ice-cream crepe
Lastly, we had tiramisu and ice-cream for dessert. The tiramisu is no fusion. It's a real tiramisu this time but the ice-cream is not one of my liking as it is too sweet.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Nose running... Day raining...

Oooo.. stop running! stop running! Today I had a running nose. I feel feverish and my mood swings. So that's all for today. I gotta go and blow my nose.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Year 2009 Vacations

It's coming to the end of the year. I am craving for BBQs, Parties, X'mas, New Year's count down... When everything is done here, a new year will start and I have already planned where will be my next vacation in 2009.

January - will be in Melaka celebrating CNY
March - Terengganu
May - Bangkok, Thailand
October - Bandung, Indonesia