Potluck Party

Posted by vivien | Kuala Lumpur and Selangor | Sunday 31 May 2009 10:48 am
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Potluck party with primary school mates, surprisingly we remain quite close after such long years, with average 2 activities each year… This time, about 13 of us turn up for potluck by the poolside of a condominium. Decided to make doughnut, above is weighted flour, melting butter(so as it will not be too warm when mixed into liquid mixture), eggs and liquid mixture(milk + water + yeast + sugar etc)
knead it till it have a smooth surface, and leave to rise
after rise(about 3.5 hours, not much difference yeah)… i have not much good experience with bread or anything doughy, it always turn out smelling slightly yeasty/sourish, and this time is no difference… why can i have soft, pillowy bread?!?! i blame it on living in a double storey, and the environment is not warm enough for them to rise properly… and there was slight drizzle yesterday… ahaha
finished product, looks like a lot right? but it is actually mini doughnut, it taste passable when warm, but get tough when cold and smell slightly yeasty and hard.
dish of the day, prepared by our chef friend… wow, taste great, never knew thyme has such strong flavor, btw, it is roast chicken with thyme and lemon, there are roasted pumpkin and potatoes to go with it.
spagetti, taste normal, but aint it look good considering it is prepared by a guy.
croquette-lookalike, but it is actually fried bread stuffed with ham… doesn’t taste good at all :P
lion’s head, really good, prepared by someone’s one…
curry chicken
spagetti, didn’t try it
fried meehoon, and glutinuos rice
canape which looks so neat, but by the time we eat it, the crackers is soggy wet caused by the cream cheese.
oh-so-good curry puff, it looks normal, and might look too darkish, it taste really good, the pastry is not too thick, the fillings is flavorful although they is no chicken in it, and pastry is not oily and stay crispy even when it is cold, i have to ask her to teach me how to make this.
cake from Depastry chef, Manjalara, Kepong

 

La Bodega Tapas Y Vinos, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur

Posted by vivien | Kuala Lumpur and Selangor | Sunday 31 May 2009 10:05 am
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Foodie trip with Sandra from Food Munchin in Malaysia. Good thing about eating out with her is that she is up to almost anything, with no budget in mind… haha… but of course we won’t eat something which is ridiculously expensive. We tried La Bodega tapas promotion: 1 paella + 3 tapas = RM80++ Above is the delicious tuna dish – seared tuna with spicy green olive & tomato relish… yummy. Far back is another tapas – prawn and mussel salad with onion, red pepper and celery, taste like it should, fresh and succulent seafood.
third tapas: sweet mini peppers stuffed with goat cheese & spicy eggplant salsa. no bad, almost wanted to try goat cheese. :)
kinda disappointed with the paella, first off, i wanted to try the usual rice paella, who knows the paella which is in this promotion is a a angel hair pasta cooked paella style… name of this dish is angel hair pasta cooked in a paella with stuffed squid, saffron and aiolli… i don’t know why this dish looks like some cheap chinese fried noodle either, but it didn’t taste of soya sauce… :D a bit fishy taste which i am not that fond of.
vanilla macadamia ice cream, RM6
mango sorbet, RM6(taste like ice blended mango shaped into a ball :P)
Although RM80 for 1 paella + 3 tapas sounds tempting, the tapas choice is limited(only 6 tapas choice available for this promotion), and plus currently is angelhair pasta cooked paella style, i want ma rice :\

Address: La Bodega Group
16-18, Jalan Telawi 2,
Bangsar Baru,
59100 Kuala Lumpur
Website: La Bodega

 

Singapore 5 days training trip

Posted by vivien | Others: Singapore | Friday 29 May 2009 11:24 am
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Back from Singapore 5 days training trip, in Microsoft Singapore. Final trip, didn’t shop much this time… Above is spicy prawn with olive fried rice in Microsoft cafeteria-Olio on the 21st floor, S$4.70
burger (beef), S$4.80… yum yum (in cafeteria – Olio)
mutton curry, S$4.70 (in cafeteria – Olio)
salad with olive, tuna, tomato, in light olive oil vinegerate, S$4.80… yum yum although the tomato taste a bit funny?! (in cafeteria – Olio)
Laksa in Wang Wang, ground floor of One Marina Boulevard building, S$3.60, not spicy but taste pretty good
Nasi lemak in Wang Wang, S$2
Fish noodle soup in People’s Park Complex, Chinatown, S$4 (comes in either S$3, S$4 or S$5)
chips, not bad, S$2.50
hotel room, got upgraded to “Premier Club” again while paying “Premier” rate(S$181 nett) on the top most floor of Excelsior tower(21st floor) of Peninsula Excelsior hotel. There are 2 towers comprising of this whole hotel: Excelsior tower and Peninsula tower. Peninsula tower has altogether 22 floors, whereas Excelsior tower 21 floors.
flat LCD screen TV!
Stand up shower
and long bath area (to the right)
my dinner in first night, left is sup bunjut(oxtail soup flavor) and right is curry flavor, don’t buy the oxtail one, it is not nice, curry is ok. About RM1.40 each (yep i brought it over ;P)
and wat else i brought? tuna curry… haha, don’t buy this! it is not nice either, the cheese bread from BreadTalk, S$2.20
The Famous Singapore Botak Jones burger, went to the branch near Clementi(MRT stop) to meet up with brother and family. It was too sloppy for me i guess, blame it on the crowd, took us 30 mins lining up to place our order and another 20 minutes for order to arrive. The meat is a bit too wet, render the bun to be wet and unappetising. This burger by default comes medium well(slightly pinkish meat), you must specify to them if you want it otherwise. S$8.50
Botak Jones’ cajun chicken, slight spicy cajun on top of chicken breast, very filling, so so as i am not fan of chicken breast, dark meat is the way to go. S$7.50
Botak Jones’ Fish and chip, this is not the usual dory fish, very nice, love this fish, S$4 (this is a mini set)
will miss Mr Bean soft serve soy bean ice cream, not too sweet, S$1.80(cup), cone is cheaper.

 

Prince Cafe, Taman Usahawan Kepong, near Carrefour Kepong

Posted by vivien | Kuala Lumpur and Selangor | Tuesday 19 May 2009 10:48 am
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My beef & Vege rice, RM12.50(comes with soup + drinks)
Pork chop cheese, RM16.90 (comes with soup & drinks)
Nasi Bojari (comes with soup + drinks) RM15.90, suppose to be served with nasi kunyit(turmeric rice) but they ran out of it.
my summer tea, too sweet, it is made from drink mix + lemon, RM3.90
Address: Prince Cafe (near Carrefour Kepong)
No. 22,24&26, Jalan Metro Perdana 8,
Taman Usahawan Kepong,
52100 Kuala Lumpur.
Price: 10% service charge
Post by other blogger:
Mouthwatering Food
Malaysia Food Blog

 

Cheese Puff Recipe

Posted by vivien | Recipe | Tuesday 19 May 2009 10:39 am
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Tried making this cheese puff which sounds delicious, what could go wrong with egg, milk and grated cheese mix together? Above is the dough which i have cooked on the stove, subsequently mixing in 5 eggs, one at a time. Recipe from Dorie Greenspan. Ingredients include milk, butter, flour, salt, water, egg and coarsely cut cheese.
before
after, puffed up beautifully
look nice right? :D
however, this snacks is to be served immediately, else it will be deflated as above when it gets cold. Taste wise, it is not bad :) i quite like it. Wonder whether that i didn’t cook the dough drier, therefore it deflates.

 

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