I love LAKSA UTARA! I do!




Minggu lepas, saya buat laksa lagi. I really love laksa. The never get bored food! Tak jemu makan laksa ni. Dapat makan semangkuk pun jadilah. Pada yang nak buat laksa dan tak tahu resepi, bolehlah cuba resepi ini. Kebanyakan resepi laksa sama ja. Cubalah try resepi ni pulak ringkas tapi rasanya terangkat gitu! :D

Simple way to make Churros


Churros
Do you know what is Churro? Churros are a fried dough pastry based snack that are popular in Spain, France, Philippines, Portugal and now are getting popular in Malaysia.  Churros can either be thin (and sometimes knotted) or long and thick. They are normally be eaten for breakfast dipped in cinnamon sugar or chocolate sauce.

Since people are talking about it in the facebook, I said to myself. Why not I give it a try!!  Actually the process is simple and the ingredients also can be easily found around your kitchen.



Dinner at the Contago, Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur

This is our last hosting dinner for participant this year. Next year the budget has been cut and the dinner is not in the list. Oh sad!

Tonight we had dinner at the Contago Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur. The food here was really nice. The most love counter was the Japanese food. The second counter that I like was theItalian. I seldom eat rice or Malay spread here. The dessert counter which served varieties of ice-cream, cakes, fruits and sweet dessert such macaron and cupcake etc also superb! They also gave free flow cordial drinks and hot beverage. The dinner rate was about RM115 perhead. Not too expensive right! 


Jeruk mangga


I made jeruk mangga last night. A simple salad that you can eat while watching TV or at your free time.

Just a pinch of salt, a bit of sugar, 1-2 bird-eye chillies and 'asamboi'. Add all to the chopped mangoes (about 3 mangoes). Preferably young mangoes.

Then leave it in the refrigerator for about 3-5 hrs. Then walla!! It's ready to eat!

Seminar Usahawan Tudung

On 27 September 2015, me and my sister attended a seminar on how to be a hijab entrepreneur. Well, to be a successful entrepreneur we have to attend few seminars or courses in order for us to equip ourselves with the knowledge of a successful entrepreneur. INSYAALLAH.



Congo Bars









I never eat congo bars yet. Would love to try some one day. The pictures above were from my sister. She made congo bars last week. Here are the ingredients for the congo bars. She modified a bit so the taste not too sweet.

CONGO BARS 
Ingredients
150gm butter (e.g anchor or scs)
200g brown sugar
3 eggs size A
320g all-purpose flour (can use superfine)
2 1/2 tsp of baking powder
1 tsp vanilla essense
200g chocolate chips
50g walnut (chopped and toasted) 
sprinkle  the almond to the mixture before it put to the oven
Use pan size  10x 10

Note: Preparation similar to cake.

Hari Raya Idul Adha 2015

Raya Idul Adha this year was on 24 October 2015, two weeks ago.

We arrived at Gurun, Kedah already afternoon of first day Raya. My elder sister prepared Laksa and Lontong. Well, I don't know why, that day I forgot to eat Lontong. haha..maybe full with other foods.




Rizq and his Tok (grandma)


Pen-pals





How many of you heard about International Youth Service (IYS)? I have my first pen-pals friend from IYS. That was in 1987. I remembered I wrote a letter and sent to a friend in France. Unfortunately, the letter gone missing. But funny, my pen-pals wrote me back in French which I cannot understand. So I wrote her back and I think that was the last communication we had. Language problem I suppose! 

Seminar on Living with Volatilies: Capital Flows and Their Implications for Central Bank Policies



Last week we had a seminar on Living with Volatilities: Capital Flows and Their Implications for Central Bank Policies. This was a follow-up to the Workshop which was held on 11 – 13 May 2015 at Sasana Kijang, Kuala Lumpur. The main objective of the Seminar is to present the preliminary findings and to finalise the project papers as well as integrative report. The project leader was Mr. Chris Becker from the Reserve Bank of Australia.


How to make a Delicious Rissole

One morning, my sister had made us Rissoles, a kind of snack food. It takes some effort also to prepare the skin and filling. 




Rissoles skin: 
  • In a bowl, mix all the ingredients (160gr multipurpose flour, 210ml milk,1 egg, pinch of salt and water if batter too thick.
  • use a non stick pan, put little butter, pour in a 1/2 cup batter, swirl it till cover 6" pan.
  • If the edge roll up, turn to the other side.
  • Repeat till all batter done.

Get-together at Restoran Ali Cafe, Jalan Pantai Baru, Kuala Lumpur


On 16 September 2015, Hari Malaysia, we decided to meet our friend, Rashihan. Since she came all the way to Kuala Lumpur for her eye treatment, so we think, why not to have a short meeting at one of our favourite restaurant near Jalan Pantai Baru, Restoran Ali Cafe. One of our favourite order was the rojak buah. But the portion was smaller than before I think. Hmm...cut cost maybe!

Kuih Koci

After came back from my son's taekwondo class, I stopped at one stall to buy kuih koci. 

Koci (also known as passover cake in English) is a Malaysian dumpling kuih made from ground unpolished glutinous rice. 


For those who would like to try and make the kuih, can watch the video. Happy cooking!


Ketam Masak Lemak






2 days ago I cooked Masak Lemak Ketam for dinner. Crab is actually my favourite seafood. One of the dishes I will cook with crab is Masak Lemak. Easy to cook. Just smash the bird eye chillies with shallots and put it into the coconut milk. Then add dried garcinia to the ingredient. Do not forget the turmeric and some sugar and of course the crab itself. You can add few slice of pineapple if you want. 

Metropolitan Recreation Park Kepong aka Taman Layang-layang

Early morning, Rizq wanted to go to Metropolitan Recreation Park at Kepong. He wanted to ride a bicycle. We just spent time there only a few minutes. Rizq wanted to go home because he needs to go to the toilet!! Huhu..

Malaysian Petroleum Club

Malaysian Petroleum Club..well my last trip here was in 2013. As usual, we brought the delegates to experience this place, for the food and the ambience.

Malaysian Petroleum Club is situated at 42nd Floor of Petronas Twin Towers. They have few restaurants up here such as Seligi, Dulang and Temana. This time we ate at Seligi restaurant which we ordered Chinese food, pertable was about RM1600 for max 10 pax. The dress code is Formal here, shirt with tie or national dress for men. Before we started the dinner, we allowed the delegates to experience the bridge that connected the two towers. 

Fried beehoon

Hungry in the afternoon, so I cooked fried bee hoon. Every time I cook bee hoon, I just throw the ingredient, no specific measurement. I just cooked blend chilly with hot oil first then add some oyster sauce, black soy sauce, and add some sugar and salt. Then I add in seafood. But the best one if you put meat. I think the sauce taste better if you put meat. Sweeter to the bee hoon. For vegetables either I use chinese mustard or bean sprouts. For accessories, you can sprinkle omelette and cut chillies.