Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Bangkok in december 2013

had a short trip with family last year. but since the riot already started we did not do much sightseeing. mabye i will be back for the 3rd time lucky

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Makan makan di @grill BBBangi

Makan malam ala2 western mulanya nak makan di wadihana western islamic dah nak pesan grilled sole with butter rice. Tetiba black out pulak kedai. Terpaksalah cari 2nd option sebab tuan kedai tak nak pelanggan2 berada dalam keadaan tidak selesa untuk makan. Salute attitude macam nih.mementingkan pelanggan dari keuntungan. Jadi gerak ke @grill. Sebenarnya kali ketiga makan kat sini. Kali pertAma masa tuh tengah demam dan selsema cuma order sup cendawan. Kali kedua amik seafood oglio yang aku rasa sangat kena pada tekak. Freshly made pasta with fresh seafood ( mussel, udang, sotong) dan enough heat to pair with the olive drizzled pasta. Masa tuh rasa cam tak cukup jek.
Kali nih pulak sebab selera dah terbantut cuma pesan chicken chop dengan sos cendawan dan kentang goreng. Ayam tuh di grill tapi untuk saya rasa cam kurang masak need a few more minutes on the grill. T
Hidangan lagi satu spagethi marinara. Sedikit kekecewaan dengan hidangan nih kerana saucenyer terasa sedikit manis. Campur tomato sauce maggi dari botol ker? Nasib baik bahan2 adalah segar boleh lah lagi diterima tekak.
Sepatutnye starter yang dipesan tiba awal sebelum hidangan utama..yg nih crispy softshell crab tiba bila dah setengah jalan baru sampai. Ketam nih digoreng salut spicy dan crispy tepung. Not something that i would order again kot tak kena kat tekak tapi kawan saya kata sedap.
Keputusannya kali ini hidangan agak memgecewakan sangat berbeza dari sebelumnyer atau aku yang silap buat pesanan. Hmmmmm.. Untuk 3 hidangan campur air tembikai, iced chocolate dan dua kopi panas adalah $100.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Lempeng Pisang Minum Malam


Dah lama mengidam nak makan lempeng pisang  buatan sendiri sejak rasa makan lempeng pisang kat FoodCourt bandar Baru Nilai hari tuh. Tengahari semalam  berkesempatan beli sesikat pisang berangan ( 2 kilo ) kat Nilai 3, separuh sikat  buat makan kat ofis dan yang separuh lagi bawa balik rumah.

Kebiasan ayah saya malam-malam gemar menonton bola tak kira lah  bola sepak dalam atau luar negara. Kebetulan sepatutnyer semalam ader perlawanan separuh akhir anatara Johor dan Pahang yang mana telah ditunda atas sebab-sebab keselamatan. Khabarnyer  jumlah penonton yang melebihi kapasiti dan keadaan huruhara yang tercetus menyebabkan perlawanan telah ditunda. saya rasa itu adalah keputusan yang terbaik. Mungkin sekali akan diadakan di gelanggan yang berkecualai.  oopss melalaut pasal bola plak. Sebenarnyer lempeng  pisang nih sangat lah senang dan terdapat banyak variasi terpulang kepada empunya diri. saya menggunakan resepi  yang basic. saya suka lempeng saya nipis dan garing.

pisang berangan yang sangat menggiurkan pun sedap dimakan begitu saja


Bahan-Bahan
3 biji pisang -( saya guna pisang berangan-diramas hingga hancur)
2 cawan tepung gandum
3/4 cawan gula perang
1/2 cawan kelapa parut  ( yang putih)
1/2 cawan air
1 sudu teh soda bikarbonat
1 sudu teh garam

Cara2nya :
Campurkan kesemua bahan kecuali air dan gaul rata.masukkan air sedikit demi sediit sambil dibancuh adunan.Rehatkan selama 10 minit.
Panaskan kuali leper dgn api yg sederhana.
Tuangkan sesenduk kecik adunan dan ratakan dlm keadaan membulat( saya punya tak bulat pun freestyle jer).
 Biarkan bahagain bawah masak keperangan sebelum diterbalikkan.
Angkat dan hidang beralaskan daun pisang baru old skool.

 

lempeng pisang garing untuk minum malam ayah saya dengan secawan milo panas
 

Monday, May 20, 2013

Brief Interlude- Stories of Tanah Aina

A short de-stressing session with my buddy, Wanie at Tanah Aina, Bentong Pahang.Good company great place.  For further info you can  check out their website at http://www.tanah-aina.com/.  The typical activities for a 2day/ 1 night  stay at tanah Aina is as follow:-
Day 1

12pm – Check in
12.30pm – Lunch
2.30pm - Fountain of Youth waterfall & Leap of Faith platform jump (*optional: River Trekking on the way back, do inform our staff who will be guiding your group)
Do note that: Outdoor Activities are weather dependent.
4.30pm – Tea
7.30pm – BBQ Dinner
9pm – Save Our Rainforest
9.30pm – Movie / Indoor games (carom, pool, boardgames, etc)

Day 2

7am - Peak Into Paradise (Morning Walk)
7.30am – Breakfast
9.30am – Flying fox
12.00pm – Depart
The sun is peeking to say hello...


on top of the hill after the morning walk waiting for the mist to lift to view the sun rise
 

me and my buddy beside the durian tree..tralalalallalalala

lets take a chilly dip. believe it this is in front of the dining hall.

after a 20 minutes jungle trekking we came upon the fountaion of youth..yeay..min you the life jacket is for your own safety since the river current can be pretty strong

before we jump into the river lets take a photo. My buddy did the leap of faith from the wooden platform. Me..ahha I am afraid of height but I did climb onto the platform look down and promptly  went down the stairs again.I did try hahaha

A cuppa of hot  coffee by the riverside,  serenade by the sound of rushing water and the serenity of the scenery. Tanah Aina served awesome coffee, the real mccoy too. I love it.

After the morning walk and the gediks photo session up the hill, we come down to breakfast. aghhhhhh..ubi rebus with sambal sardin on chilly morning. man I am in ehaven at that moment.

view of the patio from inside the honeymoon suite Pegaga. No aircond only fan, but who needs one its absolutely cool by the river here.

which way are we going again?

relaxing at the  stircase which leads directly into the stream infront of the chalet. However the water is murky since the rain has just stopped. It is not advisable to get into the water after rain since the current can be strong.
 
we each got 3 pillows..pillow fight anybody?
 
Finally we got reception up here.  Phone reception is intermittent here. And there is not TV in the room.. If you need your fix of  Tv please bring along your laptop or you can join them at the big hall for movie screening
 

I am green as is the eco-friendly tanah aina is.

Infront of Pegaga,,its like living a dream.

 
 

its so hard to say goodbye, but I will be back again...

 

Brown Sugar Apple Cake

I am not much of apple eater, its either i make it into fruit salad or turn it into cakes and bakes. This cake is made using 2 red apples  which i intend to turn into apple pie earlier on. Of course some say that the best baking apple is Granny Smith, the crisp and tart variety of apples abudantly found in many shops., however you can just go with whatever types of apples you have in hand. I have 2 big  Red Fuji apples and that is what i used in the cake and it works just fine. To add moisture  to the cake I incorporated  plain yogurt insteda of the usual milk but it all depends on your preferences.

Brown Sugar Apple Cake

Ingredients

2 apples, (1 peeled, cored, and sliced into thin slices & 1 peeled and chopped into bite-size)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
11/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
100g raisin
1cup caster sugar
250g butter, softened (Buttercup)
2 cups all-purpose flour,
3 large egg
1 container 135g plain Yogurt ( I used Nestle fat-Free)
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1  teaspoons soda bicarbonate
1 teaspoon  vanilla extract
 
 
Preheat oven to 180 degress celcius.Line a 20 inch square pan with baking paper and butter all the sides.
Toss the  sliced apple apples with cinnamon and 1/4 cup brown sugar and arranged  them onto the bottom of the baking pan ( any which way that suits you)
 
 
Also tossed the chopped apples with some cinnanom powder and set aside.
Sift the flour with baking power and baking soda into  a bowl. In another bowl cream the butter with brown and castor sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one by one and continue to  beat. Add the vanilla extract.
Using wooden spoon fold in the   flour and yogurt alternately . Toss in the chopped apples and raisin. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and smooth the top.
 
Bake for 45 minutes or until cake tests done. Let cake cool on a wire rack
 
The cake taste better if you keep it  to the next day
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Lemon yogurt cake


I love cooking with lemon, the tangy flavour works well in cakes and sweet bakes. Nothing beatd the smell of freshly grated lemon peel. The actual recipe calls for lemon glaze to be added to the cake after it has been completely cooled. Since i wanted to bring the cake to office the next day i omit the glaze to avoid the cakr becoming soggy. I havr also posted similar recipe earlier in this blog. Enjoy.

Ingredient
2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
( i used self rising flour instead)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4  teaspoon salt
2 cups castor sugar
6 eggs seperated
2 teaspoon grated  lemon peel
1 tablespoon lemon juice extract
1 cup plain yogurt ( i used nestle)

Method
Sift the flour into a bowl, add baking soda and salt and stir to blend. In another bowl cream butter anf sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks one at a time and the lemon extract beat until thick . blend in the dry ingredients.
Start with the flour mixture and alternate with the yogurt until finished. Beat egg whites until soft peak appear adding  1/2 cup sugar at a time. Fold egg whites into cake batter with spatula slowly until well blended. I used a 10 inch tube pan. Dont forget to greased the inside before pouring the batter. On my electric oven  , i bake at 170 celcius at 40 minutes using the fan function.  Let the cake cool in the pan for about 10 minutes begore removing.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

at city park seremban 2

I had a wonderful 4km run at the park. The sun is hiding behind the clouds which is a good thing since it is not too hot and too sunny. Endomondo calculate the calories burn at  267 cal. Hmmmm... After workout aerang kedai mamak and had tosei with kuah satdin and teh halia.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

sinful teh tarik

been a while since i dropped by jusco seremban, all the while o rather go to either giant or tesco in nilai, tje reason being o hate to find a parking spot during peak yime at jusco. anyway after a long hiatus i find myself back here for a particular stuff , after fonishing the task i parked myselg at oldtown kopitiam gor a glass of their sinful teh tarik and  french toast. take a break yo.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Our Experimental trip-part One

yours truly after arriving in hadyai at Alisan Golden Coach office
I recently went on a trip to Thailand, at first it was just a banter among us on the FB  and Whatsapp ( ahh the marvel of modern technology) saying that we need a year end trip preferably one which involved diving, a few places were bounces around..at at last we pick Koh Lanta. Truth be told we know nil about this place except for the information gleamed from the WWW. Luckily we have a friend working part time over there during the high season. As with many others planning things did not really materialize as we wanted it to be..from four pax we are down to three but the trip must go on and so we heed forth to Koh Lanta with our backpacks on our back( or two because  we include my laptop and  dslr camera to boot)
me and buddy- Dr Wanie having breakfast at Rocky Muslim Restaurant

The trip itself took six hoursby bus from puduraya we depart slightly before twelve and arrived at Bukit Kayu Hitam checkpoint after five ( ermss I was asleep  most of the journey, blame it on fatigue because I was traying to finished as many workload as i am able befor ethe scheduled trip) , immigration at Malaysia / Thai border took about an hour  to complete since there are number of buses to be cleared on that Friday morning. So far the transport part to Hadyai went smoothly. however the next leg of the trip was several level short of nightmare ... we were supposed to be picked up by van arranged by an agent directly to Koh lanta. however the  van failed to materialized and we were forced to make an ad hoc arrangement by our own. We `asked the person at the Alisan office to find us van to Koh Lanta since the last van will be leaving by two and prior arrangement have to be made. We were charged an exorbitant price of RM&0 for each person whereby the usual price is around 55 thb only, but hey beggars cant be choosers and so we were told to wait until 1 pm for the van to pick us up. Since It was only about 11 am Thailand time we decided to do some window shopping around town. And off we go  me and wanie specifically. wan tagged along..pity him :)

hand in hand we spent our baht
i got the baht and I want these fruits... so juicy we finished most of it  in the van

me and buddy and buddy buddy..hahaha.. after one hour trekking 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Welcome the new year and new me

I practically usher in the new year 2013 with bang  l was in hadyai a stopover from our diving trip in koh lanta. the friendly people of hadyai town celebrate the new year in a big way they have concert on the street street party and lots and lots of fireworks. Which practically lit the sky with burst of colours and sounds that bounce vibrating from building to building. We did savor a little of the street party atmosphere (lot of other malaysian were there too), but for the firework from the safety of our  room at the 18th floor.
streetparty at hadyai

fireworks at the sky..marvelous

morning view of hadyai town from our room
The  fireworks started early in the evening until  wee hours of morning. Much different from where I usually usher the new year ,Usually in beb at home. But then I am hoping that year 2013 will bring big and drastic changes in my life. Fingers cross. May this year bring glad tidings to my readers too (are there any left I wonder since it has been eons since I last updated this blog!). It is a cliche to say that I will try to update this blog regularly but that is what I have in mind. I find that by writing I am able to de-stress myself and honed back my passion in writing  Til we meet again.