DishwithVivien.com is 8 years old

Posted by vivien | Blog Anniversary | Saturday 17 September 2016 9:15 pm
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So this blog is 8 years old!!! So average unique visitor per day now is 112 users, pretty bad stats… oh well.

So taking opportunity of this anniversary day, i am gonna do some food ramblings. So this past year 2015 is a year i sorta done something i have always wanted to do, to dab my hand into F&B industry and hopeful of finding something that i will eventually enjoy to do… for the rest of my life… maybe… read on…

For the first 3 months, i was working as a pastry helper, and for the rest of about 9 months was working as a baker in another establishment. The whole year was nothing sort of drama, was joking with my colleague that it will make a good drama series… drama in the kitchen… ūüėÄ

Above is my first creation. chocolate cake and lemon tart (to be piped with whipped cream stabilize with gelatin)

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So the choc cake made it to top right corner, lemon tart to bottom right, the rest was not made by me. I was tasked with creating 3 – 5 types of dessert (can remember exactly how many) in 3 hours time… Failed miserably…

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I baked the gingerbread cookie, and my baker cut, glued and decorated this gingerbread house

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Every Monday, i “TRIED” to make 3-5 dessert before lunch time. STRESSED~ Weekend already have to plan what to make on Monday. So i made cheesecake on the left, 3 types of tart (egg tart/lemon tart/cheese tart) and 2 type of jelly. Does that count 6 types? ūüôā

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Baking cookies for in house usage. When you order coffee, you get free cookie. So i made choc chip cookie, so good until my colleague that time want to buy it… I don’t think it is that great la.

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“Pressure Test”: The manager who like to eat apple crumble gave me a ad-hoc task, to make some type of crumble.

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mango and apple crumble it is… So so la, don’t think it looks nice, prob taste average.

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So have to make load of pancake every other few days, because they sell pancake fast! ūüôā These a pre-made and steam on-order… nice cast iron pancake pan

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Another week, another headache thinking of what to make… tis is a sad dessert display, coffee jelly, choc cupcake, and i not sure i made that mango pudding…

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A new week. I made carrot cake, peanut butter tart, and i think i made that chocolate thing as well. Blek!

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Creaming butter and sugar for buter cake, i think…

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I made all these sponge (butter cake). The baker is in charge of assembling the cake

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So i made cheesecake again, in cup cake form, made that chocolate pudding and i prob made that choc cupcake as well. Sad display~

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Coffee jelly again~

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Red bean bun in the oven

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One of the chef loves it… red bean bun

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peanut butter cupcake (playing with dual-color frosting)…

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cheesecake galore… ya…

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apple crumble for an event

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My farewell cake after 3 months stint in this place

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So this is my first task in the new place, to bake a sweet cornmeal cake, not nice, so it didn’t make the cut

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playing with wholemeal bun

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looks not bad eh

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Looks like a slab of sad flat dough right? This is a ciabatta recipe

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it turn out quite alright, not as flat as before it went into the oven

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nice~ nice~

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I think the recipe is called Vermont bread, it is quite sweet from the brown sugar/honey

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I made it into loaf form as well

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don’t like it because it is quite sweet

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baking tart

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tart shell

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lemon meringue tart, didn’t made the cut…

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playing with meringue for valentine’s day

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haha, failed

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boss bought some lamington for us.

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my turn to make lamington for the restaurant

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taste ok only

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some spiced apple bundt cake…

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underbaked cake… urghh

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playing with making ciabatta again

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it is really nice actually. Should make this again when i have time~~~!!!

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oh sugar!

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playing with making pau

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steam pau

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baked pau

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steamed one was better, really good actually the steamed one.

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this espresso cheesecake is yum~

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messy messy lamington

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playing again… meringue

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this quiche is good, yum yum yum~

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I made all these, so tiring to make the shell

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looks pretty, apple tart

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failed attempt and success attempt to make dairy free caramel, using soy milk (left and right)

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this coffee glazed cookie is quite good!!!

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lemon meringue, failed

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boss bought me a waffle machine to play

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waffle recipe testing time (this is pumpkin waffle)

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this choc cake is really quite good!!!

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playing with vege tart, looks pretty…

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cauliflower pizza shell is yum~~~, but a pain to make

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pop corn!

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apple cake, don’t really like it

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a mocha cake

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yum! pizza with cauliflower base

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coconut macaroon, ok only lah

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this is yum, cauliflower savoury bake

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looks nice

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this choc cake is quite good as well

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er

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chocolate meringue cake with secret centre (raspberry filling). very nice but a pain to make!

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homemade chocolate mint cookie!

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nah… quite nice, mint is always nice

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chickpea meringue cookie

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granola, perhaps my first time having it

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basque cake from France region, nice on the first day, yucky on 2nd day when the inner pastry cream mixed with the butter cake into gluey mess

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one of the many times testing how not to have crack on cake

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cutting round and rounds

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Myanmar salad is da best! sourish, appetising and sooo niceee

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in da making…

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quiche again, so yum~

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nasi lemak sushi sound wrong, but it is really goood

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dehydrating beetroot and strawberry for flavoring for my macarons.

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macaron success!

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choc muffin

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This savoury muffin is really good!!!

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apple tart making

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so so la

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blueberry buckle cake is so nice!

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spanakopita, spinach pie!

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banana cookie

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my favourite food in the restaurant where i work, pesto spaghetti, made using lots of basil and nuts, fresh made in the house!

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lemon poppy muffin is nice!

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My farewell pana cotta made by my co-working, so yum! minty with blueberry sauce.

So that concludes my 1 year adventure in the F&B industry, playing with food mostly, glad to have the experience.


 

Antipodean & Inside Scoop, Bangsar Telawi

Posted by vivien | Kuala Lumpur and Selangor | Thursday 8 September 2016 8:18 pm
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Their breakfast is hearty, big portion, nice, buttery and very filling, go try! The bacon is of porcine

I had their mango lassi which is quite nice, not too sweet.

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Thereafter dessert in Inside Scoop nearby, i guess i will not go back again, though their waffle is very light and nice, i find their ice cream is just a tad too sweet.


 

KLCC Autralia Food Fair

Posted by vivien | Kuala Lumpur and Selangor | Thursday 8 September 2016 8:10 pm
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This is a pop-up Australian food fair during the food fair week in Kuala Lumpur convention centre

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Yummy mushroom soup

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Mushroom Alfreda whole wheat penne.

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papardelle with Hiramasa king fish

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Yum~ yum~ <3

Location: KLCC Isetan Supermarket


 

Recipe: Orange Chiffon

Posted by vivien | Recipe | Wednesday 24 August 2016 10:10 pm
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my scribbles of pandan & orange chiffon, ¬†8 and 9-inch recipes… if you can understand

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pandan chiffon, feels slightly too oily, oil left on hand after eating it.

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This orange chiffon however is a winner, it is a great recipe, adapted from KitchenTigress.

I have proportionate her recipe which is for 8-inch mold to fit my 9-inch mould, i multiply all ingredients by 1.2 times, and also reduced the oil slightly, as the pandan chiffon i made using her recipe turn out a bit oily, which i am not quite sure why (whether the fresh santan i used is too thick, ie too much coconut oil, or because i did not beat the egg-yolk/santan/corn oil mixture till mayonaise-stage), so i am just going to reduce the oil very slightly for this orange chiffon. I also reduced the sugar slightly, and the chiffon turn out fine.

9-inch orange chiffon recipe:

Egg yolk mixture:

72g egg yolk (around 4 yolk)

50g sugar (i have reduced sugar slightly and the chiffon turn out fine, original recipe is 60g, i think 50g is the lowest amount you can go, because i tried 45g at one time, and the chiffon is just a bit sourish from the orange, so i think 50g is the amount to go)

78g orange juice (freshly squeezed)

90g canola oil (don’t use palm oil which has a kinda smell, original is 96g)

18g orange zest (from 1.5 orange)

Sift together:

120g low protein flour

0.9 teaspoon baking powder

1/3 teaspoon salt

Egg white mixture:

216g egg white (from around 6 eggs)

small pinch of cream of tartar (less than 0.6 teaspoon)

60g sugar

Direction:

– Preheat oven to 180 Celcius

– Whisk egg yolk and sugar till thick, add orange juice slowly while whisking

– Add canola oil slowly while whisking, make sure to whisk till mayonaise-thick texture

РMix flour mixture in 3 additions

– Beat egg white with cream of tartar till slightly foamy. In LOW speed(so that air bubble will be fine and small), add sugar in 3 additions, and beat till the egg white won’t slide from the bowl when overturned.

– Fill mould, bang 3 times/use and cake tester to remove air bubble, then level top.

– Bake 15 minutes uncovered

– Cover with foil loosely and bake another 20 minutes

– Lastly, bake about 7 minutes(maximum 10 minutes) uncovered

– Flip over and cool the cake

This is a great recipe, do give it a try. Another 2 chiffon recipes below i tried making are also superb as well:

Banana Chiffon

Cream Cheese Chiffon

Recipe for Cream cheese chiffon, adapted from Cooking Pleasure

Egg Yolk Mixture (melt over hot water pan and stir to mix well. Set aside):
100 g cream cheese
40 g butter

Flour mixture (sift):
130 g cake flour
4 tbsp castor sugar
1/2 tsp salt
8 large egg yolks
100 ml milk
Place all the flour mixture in the mixing bowl. Make a well in the centre. Pour in all the liquid ingredients [egg yolks, melted cheese and milk]. Beat together until well combined and mixture is smooth. Set aside.
Egg White:
8 large egg white
small pinch of cream of tartar (less than 1/2 tsp)
6 tbsp caster sugar

РWhisk egg white + cream of tartar till frothy. Add in caster sugar gradually. Continue beating all the time until egg white mixture do not slide.
РFold in egg white mixture in 3 additions.
– Pour into 9″ chiffon pan and bake in preheated oven at 180C for 15 minutes. Cover and bake 20 more minutes. Last 5 minutes bake it uncovered
–¬†invert pan to cool cake


 

Simply D, The Curve Shopping Mall

Posted by vivien | Kuala Lumpur and Selangor | Wednesday 24 August 2016 10:09 pm
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A restaurant in The Curve shopping mall

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The chicken satay thingy which comes in the combo set (with drinks) is tasteless. The pasta is alright

Website: Simplyd

Offpeak for Simplyd (discount up to 30%): Offpeak

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