Thursday, November 1, 2012

Guess what is it?

Guess what is it?

It is actually Cucumber mix with milk for cooling skin which is instantly calms dry, irritated or itchy skin. It works for soothing sunburned skin.

Past few weeks don't know why my face popped up a lots of pimples which are irritated and itchy. I have been applying Oxy on my pimples which is effective for awhile but the next day my face popped up new pimples after the old one gone...Stressed...Probably hormone is changing i guessed. I even try to let my face rest for a day without any skincare but the T-zone on my face appeared oily..sigh..

I came across this remedy featured from Her World magazine last month, i just tried it out today the itchiness are gone. It is works for me. Maybe you can try it out.

1/4 cucumber, seeds removed
2tbps milk
Cotton pads

1. Grate the cucumber and strain the flesh to extract juice.
2. Mix the cucumber juice with the milk in a shallow dish and soak cotton pads in it.
3. Gently wring the cotton pads to remove excess liquid and apply on itchy or sunburned spots.

Notes: This mixture cannot be stored because it contains milk, so discard any leftovers after using.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Bite-size Parmesan Cheese Bread

I made these mini bread few batches already. My kids love it so much maybe due to the mini size and parmesan taste. My son took few bites in one go. My daughter always request for this mini breads.

The recipe was adapted from Min's blog

  • High Protein Flour 200g
  • Instant yeast 1/3tsp
  • Castor sugar 30g
  • Egg 1
  • Salt 1/8tsp
  • Parmesan Cheese powder 1Tbsp
  • Milk 80g
  • Unsalted butter 30g (cut into cube and cool down to room temperature)
  1. Mix all the dry ingredients except butter till well-blended.
  2. Add in the liquids (egg and milk) and knead to form a rough dough.
  3. Add in butter cubes and knead to form elastic dough.
  4. Let it proof for 60 minutes or till double its size.
  5. Punch down the dough to release air and let it rest for another 15 minutes.
  6. Flatten the dough and roll it into 1cm thick rectangular shape.
  7. Using a sharp knife, cut the dough into 2cm x 2cm square pieces.
  8. Arrange them into baking tray and let them proof for another 30 minutes.
  9. Bake in preheated oven at 180'C for 12-14 minutes. 

Monday, September 24, 2012

MFF Sarawak Laksa and Mee Sua

This month is a Sarawak month hosted by Featsoffeasts for Malaysian Food Fest

It was my first attempt to cook Sarawak Laksa. I bought this Instant Laksa Paste from Kuching last year when I attended my friend's wedding at Kuching. The original Laksa taste fragrant compare to the instant packet. Sorry for the bad photography as i have to snapped fast as afraid the noodles will turn soggy plus my husband was hungry.:oP. It was easy to cook just add the water and coconut milk with the instant paste.

Recipe for Sarawak Laksa (I followed the steps from Featsoffeasts)

Instant laksa paste 1 packet
1900ml (followed the packet)
150 ml coconut milk
Salt to taste

Instant Vermicelli (no need to soak)
Shredded chicken breast
Prawns pre-cooked
Bean sprouts (pre-cooked)

- Boil water with laksa paste (the packet did not require to boil for how long but i follow Featsoffeasts) to boil for about 1hr.
- I strained twice to discard the pieces left from the soup.
- Add coconut milk and simmer for 10mins
- Add salt
- Blanch vermicelli into hot water until it soft. Place vermicelli into a bowl and add ingredients on top.
- Ladle hot soup over the vermicelli.
- Serve hot. You can serve it with sambal belacan. (i forgot to buy :oP).  

At the same time, I also cooked the simple mee sua soup for my kids. The noodles is a homemade mee sua from Sibu which I always asked my friend to buy it everytime she went back to Sibu. 

My friend always buy the fresh one. She said the dried mee sua easily crash if she put into the luggage so she got me the fresh one. I will always cut and roll them dry it under the sun until the noodles really dried.

“I am submitting this dish to Malaysian Food Fest, Sarawak Month hosted by Sharon ofFeats of Feasts

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Nutella Mini Palmier

As a novice like me, i like something quick, easy and simple recipe. I found this quick and easy recipe from Featsoffeasts. It just needs 3 ingredient like egg, nutella, puff pastry sheet. I was so greedy bought 2 bottle of nutellas, now i can use it for this puff pastry.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Fried Vermicelli (beehoon)

I'm sick of having rice and meat lately. Don't know why. And lazy to go to wet market. My fridge also running out of stock. I went to the supermarket bought some carrots, bacon and cabbage for fried vermicelli. Actually last week i wanted to fry it but my AMC cooker did not functioned properly. The sign of is time to throw it away. I always rely on AMC when i need to fry noodles as just dump everything inside just cook like that. Today, I tried to cook beehoon. I read thru the Famous cuisine's cookbook, the vermicelli needs to boil in hot water first. I always thought it needs to be soak into cold water for few minutes. So i called my mom to confirm, she asked me just soak it longer if dry when frying just add a bit of water.

The original recipe is from Famous Cuisine's cookbook. The recipe is called Pumpkin Fried Rice Vermicelli.
I did not follow the exact ingredient.

300gm soaked rice vermicelli
100gm shredded pumpkin (I replaced with shredded carrot)
40gm dried shrimps (I forgot to put but still taste good)
100gm shredded bacon
100gm beansprouts (I did not put as my kids doesnt like this)
100gm shredded cabbages
1tsp chopped garlic

1tbsp light soy sauce
1tbsp oyster sauce
1tsp pepper
1tsp sesame oil

Method :
1. Blanch the rice vermicelli in the boiling water. (I just soaked in the normal water until it soft). Dish out, drain well and keep aside.

2. Heat up 2tbsp oil in the hot wok, saute chopped garlic until fragrant. Add in shredded pumpkin, dried shrimps, bacon, cabbages and beansprouts, stri-fry briskly until aromatic.

3. Add in rice vermicelli and seasoning, stirring constantly over high heat until well combined. Dish up and serve hot.

Orange muffin without butter

I think i have been crazy of baking and cooking lately. I have the habit whenever i read the favourite recipe, i will go and buy the ingredients but after that i did not make it and store it for sometime. I got the yogurt  in the fridge and thought of bake the cake but not this one. Now i can't remember which recipe that i have bookmarked. Last few days i saw Anncoojournal's blog posted the orange muffin with yogurt. So this is the time i should finished the yogurt..:O).

The verdict for this muffin is spongy but a bit sweet for me. It depends on the individual taste bud. I should reduce the sugar next round. I'm happy as i beated the egg whites in peak form successfully which im not always that lucky..

Friday, August 24, 2012

Moist Chocolate Muffin

Just a short post, my son loves chocolate which i had promised to bake chocolate muffin one day. I used the premix muffin bought from bakery ingredient store. I always buy this premix muffin which is moist and not so sweet as well as the chocolate was imported. It is simply easy just add butter/oil, water and eggs. Save time from weighing flours, sugar and etc with the premix muffin flour.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Steamed Moist Chocolate Cake

I realised that past few weeks i have been trying out some new recipes which has been sitting in my baking/cooking list for sometimes. At least i had completed my few mission. Last few days when i got the mood to bake some cake, the cakes turned out disaster. This morning, I make a cake again but not bake this time is in steam method. This recipe have been in my baking list long long time. I saw this recipe from Janechew's blog, there is no egg white beaten required which i'm not very good of. It is just simply mixed around and steamed just that easy. The cake turned out so soft and chocolaty so moist. Love it. I packed some for my daughter's teacher at concert tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Crispy Chicken Fingers

I found this recipe from Zoomyummy's blog. This is my first time of frying chicken fillet with breadcrumbs. I can said my first time of using breadcrumbs. I fell in love with it. This recipe is more yummy than the frozen nuggets. My kids doesn't like the frozen nuggets except Mcd Nuggets but they like this crispy chicken too. When my fussy hubby first tasted of this fillet, he said nice.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Chicken with Cashew Nuts

I always cook the meat in one colour that is either soya sauce or curry chicken. I prefer to cook a dish which can serve whole family. I admit i sometimes quite lazy though :o). No wonder my mom always complaint sometimes she doesn't know what to buy from the wet market. Now i understand after being a housewife lately. Usually the day before i go to wet market i will list down the ingredient that i need to cook for next few days so i won't be stuck when i was in a market.

Since i still have some cashew nut, i tried out this recipe from Frozenwings,

Salted Rice Cooker Chicken

I was actually google for cake recipe and thought of make some cake tonight but running out of some ingredient so i gave up. So coincidence Nasilemaklover posted her latest chicken's recipe. And so coincidence i'm not sure what to cook for dinner tonight. Initially i thought of just steamed the chicken with herbal which i used to cook whenever i can't think or lazy. Steaming method is just a simple menu for me, no headache. hehe. Until i came across this super easy and yummy chicken's recipe from Nasilemaklover which cooked in the rice cooker. When i saw this recipe i was like "WOW, i never cook in rice cooker". You know what, i'm going to use rice cooker to cook is really less headache as no need to check on the gas stove just put inside the rice cooker. The chicken is so tasty especially the angelica. This salted chicken reminds me the Salted Chicken Rice Shop at Jalan Imbi at KL. Last time i used to called for delivery for lunch with my ex-colleague, they came with the set like rice with chicken and soup. 

2 pcs kg drumstick (Original 1.5 kg chicken)
1/2 to1tsp salt to taste (Original 1tbs and 1tsp)
1tbsp Hsiao Hsing Wine (Original 2 tbs)
Chinese herb Angelica (Tong Kwai) - (Original 20gm) - I used 2pcs only depends on individual desire

- Soak tong kwai into wine for 30mins
- Rub salt over the chicken with tong kwai and wine for 2hrs
- Place chicken into rice cooker and also the mixture, and cook
- Cook until it ready to serve.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Frozen Tiramisu

This is my first Tiramisu that i made for my husband's birthday in June. And is my first time of making frozen something like ice cream because kids like it. And also, this is my first sample of the photo taken from the new camera Nikon. I need extra time to learn how to edit the photo like what other blogger posted. Their photos are really nice and professional.

I have bookmarked this recipe about a year ago. Just unable to get any reason why i need to make this.  I never bake layer cake with the frosting which i don't think i got that skill yet. haha..This year i just wanted to make something different for my husband's birthday. So finally i did it, the recipe was adapted from Dailydelicious

You can see the different from my tiramisu compared to Dailydelicious. I followed the full recipe except kahlua and sponge cake which i replaced with lady fingers.. I'm not good in cake layering even i put the lady fingers it was messy but luckily covered by the mascarpone. :oP.  I think my husband doesn't love the mascarpone because i saw him just took few bites. When i asked him, he said okay la. I can't blame him because i don't think i like it too except my son ate non-stop. Most of 80% had been given to my neighbour and my son's nanny, they loves it.


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

I'm back

I'm back. I'm not missing in action. I'm still active in baking and cooking as well as reading my favourite blogger's post. Oh ya, and i have new hobby that is photography. My laptop down with virus and low memory. It is time to buy a new one as an excuses..:oP. This machine took me an hour to uploaded photos..sigh!

My husband bought me a new DSLR camera. Actually it was half of his birthday gift fom my father in law. Initially, i found the DSLR camera is very complicated never thought of learn to use it. After i went to Japan, we used the DSLR camera that borrowed from my brother in law. It was actually not difficult to use as i thought.

Below are the few snapshots but still needs a lot of improvement.

Nice or not..I didn't make it, my talent havent reached there yet..hehe.

Bon Oduri at Publika..Trying to adjust the light function.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Sakura in Japan

More and more photos to share from Japan, hope you like the sakura and Mountain Fuji's pictures.I always thought that sakura got one type flower only but actually is not.

We snapped the photos of Mount Fuji from the bus like crazy like never see the real of Mount Fuji. It was really nice.

One of the temple near Mount Fuji

We reached the level 4 of Mount Fuji. Freaking cold man.

Tatami hotel style but most of us can't sleep really well maybe too low or maybe too soft but the pillow really too thin. We had to used 2 pillows.

The view from the hotel. 

The most famous and festive park of Cherry Blossom Festival.

It was really amazing and i feel like wanted to join these people in their picnic. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Sweet Sambal Tumis

I cooked this sambal tumis few months back. I always have to scratched my head out don't know what to cook for the dinner. I always think simple recipe like steam or stew meat for kids as im not really a good cook. I think my husband sick of the food as he is not the meat lover so i asked him go for vegetarian :o). I told him the way i cooked is suitable for kids. They can't take spicy. Every time i have to browse through blogger's recipe to look for spicy food which is his favourite as well as myself.

I always wanted to cook some curry or sambal food but it is hard for me to learn all the herbs and spices which i found it is too many types. Sometimes i have to google the spice picture. Or i rather buy the premix but still not the good one. I was in wet market to look for galangal. This indian seller doesn't know what is galangal. I also blurred and repeat few times 'galangal lah'. lol..Then he asked in cantonese 'is wong keong' (yellow ginger) or 'lam keong' (blue ginger). Luckily i remember i saw blue ginger stated in Nasilemaklover's blog.

This is my first attempt to cook this sambal. The recipe sourced from Nasilemaklover's blog. Although the process to prepare and cook takes a longer time but what i like is the sambal can keep for a month in the freezer. You can use it whenever you need it.

Thursday, May 10, 2012


I always thought kuih are difficult to make. I read the recipe book '1 Hari 1 Resipi' at my mother in law's house and learnt that the onde-onde actually is easy to make. Once my husband saw this recipe, he said he likes to eat and asked me to make it. So i borrowed from my in law and plucked some pandan leaves behind her house. This kuih took me more than a week to make it as i didn't expect that i will injured my knee.

On the first day i blended the pandan juice which you can refer the way  from Wendy's blog. I thought i can make onde-onde on the same day but my knee cannot stand longer so tiring. I kept the juice in the fridge for a week and it is still in a good condition. Finally make it yesterday.

2 cups of glutinous flour
1 tbsp of plain flour
1 cup pandan juice
2pcs palm  sugar
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
Salt to taste

- Knead glutinous flour, plain flour and salt with pandan juice bit by bit till the dough incorporated.
- Pinch small portion of dough (thumb size), stuff palm sugar into the dough centre and wrapped it like a ball.
- Position them on a tray.
- Heat up large pot of boiling water, drop the balls in five to six at a time. When the balls are cooked, they will float to the top. Scoop out and transfer to sieve to drain for about five second.
- Finally roll the balls in the desiccated coconut.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Disneyland in Tokyo

 I would like to share some of the photos here from my recent trip in Japan.

The week before i went to Japan, my kids was sick with high fever. I was so stressed as my daughter's fever took a week to recovered just the 2 days before i departed to Japan. My husband was in China and had been called to checked out her fever status which i felt more pressure. I didn't rest at all as i had to sponged her all night when her fever reached high temperature. Thank god that she had recovered and i was relieved to enjoy my holiday.

After came back from holiday, I feel like i getting more worst because i'm getting super lazy. My brain still thinking of holiday. :oP.

The popcorn container

Stroller parking
It is always long queue for any rides as it was school holiday in japan.
Waiting for boat ride in Little Small World

This pearl tea cost us RM20. The pearl got mickey's head.

The place where i had my lunch. Although it was sunny but quite enjoy under the cold weather.

I managed to grab this packet sushi rice with salmon. I saw most of the people has this simple packet for their lunch while queuing for the ride.