Monday, January 31, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Earlier last month, when the little darling left KL to visit her relatives in Penang, her mom brought a few gifts which included a packet of unprocessed bird’s nest. I was not really too keen on touching it at first but soon got myself to clean it up. Dad helped of course. The bird’s nest was known in the past to be a very popular and fancy delicacy. Chinese opera singers thought that it would make their voices sounds good so, I decided to double boil the birds nest in the slow cooker a few days before the IELTS speaking test ahaha. Wonder did it work. Hmmm
The unprocessed bird’s nest on the board.
On the plate before soaking!
After soaking the bird’s nest for one day, the tedious job of sorting the fine feathers from the the “nests” itself started. The best way to do this I guess is to keep on sorting the large clumps of cleans bird’s nest from the dirtier ones. And then, put the impure ones in another bowl of water and let the feathers fall off by itself. After, four days of effort, the bird’s nest is finally ready to be cooked :D
Jeng Jeng Jeng Jeng :P!!
It was really delicious when cooked. All you would need is rock sugar and water along with the bird’s nests and after four hour, you will get a yummy drink :)!
Ok that’s all nothing much eheh. Can’t wait for the weekends. Hope to get some sushi into my tummy!
Monday, January 17, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Sorry for abandoning the blog for such a long time. Right after NYE, I was in extreme rush to visit my granny in Taiping over the New Year weekends. And there was certainly no internet where I lived, so I was cut off from the internet @.@! Felt so lost omg! After coming back from Taiping, I had a short rest before shooting off to Kuantan the following day. I was there for about seven days and got back about two days ago. I have to say, it was a damn good trip. Never have I been so far to the eastern side than now. I know that this all sounds very noobish as I have been a Malaysian for over 22 years, but really, my parents are not an adventurous bunch, so are my mates.
On my first day, we attended a birthday party for one of the little darling’s best friend, CK. It was a Jap restaurant, but I did not take any food pictures because I was too shy! ahaha.
Some pics from the birthday dinner:
Birthday boy and the little kid!
Xin Ling’s girlfriends. I must thank them for their warm hospitality throughout. They pretty much brought me everywhere around Kuantan although some places were close on rainy days. And yes, it rained every single day. Ok, almost every single day! The girl with the long hair in dotted dress must thanked for driving XL and I everywhere. So paiseh @@!
Darling and her bestie from high school, Yvonne. Her dad own a super awesome cafe called Uncle Lin. Will do a review on that when I go there soon. The place is delicious to from the first dish till the last. That being said, I hope to try more than the egg Benedict and mushroom soup next time around.
little boy, Xin Ling and Pei Che. Thanks for the kickass barbecue that night. Nice prawns, nice mantis prawns. Everything was delicious that night. It was nice to be able to do a charcoal barbecue once again! Been a long time.
That’s me and the little kid! Such a naughty one!
The little darling and I. Thanks for supporting me throughout the horrible thesis year :P! Without the support of you and my family, I would not have achieved the grades I had. Emotional callings were heard and responded with you care. Thanks and much love ahah :) Will always remember that one night.
Teluk Chempedak. Sadly no chicken chop. Got conned by some Maggi goreng fail.
Besides the birthday dinner, I spent my other days travelling around places like Teluk Chempedak. Had some really good icy desserts there. Other days, I would bum around the house, with IELTS in hand on some days. God its boring. English =X!
Seeing her photos fro Switzerland and Italy.
Playing around with my camera.
More random shots. And oh I ate biscuits too.
And cheese fondue. Her mom bought a pack of solid cheese and we melt it before mixing in garlic and pepper seasoning. With toasted bread, this was yums! But the aroma was very alcoholic. Or maybe its just the smell of the fermented cheese.
7 days, passed by in a flash. It actually went by so fast, that when I think of it, it really felt too short. What did I even do there? I know I cooked once. I went for movie twice. Chilled at the beach twice. Hmmmm…
Nonetheless, the trip was every bit as enjoyable as a trip should be despite one sleepless night thanks to a kung fu kid ahah. The little boy Chen gets so pissed when little darling covers him with a blanket. So much that he would start to kick and punch. *faints*