Recipe: Oat Biscuit

Posted by vivien | Recipe | Monday 24 February 2014 8:56 pm
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My first YouTube video!

Ingredients: (adapted from recipe taken from Poires au Chocolat)

135g quick cook oat (half of it blitzed to oat flour)

around 25 – 35g of ground almond (just because i have lots of ground almond lying around)

1/4 tsp sea salt

50g unsalted butter

1 Tablespoon maple syrup

75ml boiling water



oat flour (blitzed from oat), quick cook oat and sea salt


making brown butter


add butter and maple syrup, mix well then leave for 1 of 2 minutes to rest

Roll it out to 2 or 3 mm thin, bake for 15 – 20 mins

A healthy and not bad tasting biscuit to use up quick cook oat, just right for mid-day snack in the office


NBrew, Midvalley Megamall

Posted by vivien | Kuala Lumpur and Selangor | Monday 17 February 2014 8:35 pm
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This has got to be the cheapest 3-course meal one can find in Mid Valley Megamall. Choose any main course, any drink and any dessert for only RM 12.90 nett!

Main course choices


More main course choices


Above are non-gelato dessert choices, else can choose any flavour of gelato available. For chocolate gelato flavour, I prefer their Choc & Nut over Intense chocolate. Their durian flavour is not bad as well, made with REAL durian pulp! Some food bloggers rave about their mango yogurt flavor, gotta try it someday.


Our drink: from left: Iced mocha, Ice coffee latte and Ice chocolate


Colleagues’ Pesto spaghetti, not greenish enough and looks creamy, i would prefer a more authentic one with more greenish pesto.


My green curry chicken with kurma rice, quite nice and lots of chicken pieces


Aglio Olio with prawn


very big portion of chicken chop


Colleague’s Lava chocolate cake with strawberry and blueberry!


They are making gelato with liquid nitrogen, red velvet cake shown above is one of the dessert choices


lemon cheesecake gelato, intense chocolate and durian gelato


Hurry for this very value for money weekday lunch / dinner promo, 3 course meal only RM12.90 They are not sure when this promo will be until, so hurry up

Address: Nbrew

Lot F-074A, 1st Floor,
Mid Valley Megamall
Lingkaran Syed Putra,
59200, Kuala Lumpur

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Recipe: Light Cheese Tart with Chocolate Shell

Posted by vivien | Recipe | Saturday 15 February 2014 10:12 pm
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Chocolate pastry shell recipe from a recipe book: Canadian Living cooks (Page 30 Chocolate Butter Tart)

Light Cheese Cake filling from 孟老师 Pie Recipe book Page 80

The Chocolate pastry is very nice, make for a crispy nice chocolatey treat. Good to note there is no egg in this recipe.


Recipe for tart pastry

Chocolate Shells:
183g flour (some recipe state could substitute 45g with rice flour for crispies shells)
43g cocoa powder
103g cold butter
1/4 tsp salt
Liquid: (mix below and add ice water till 75ml)
1 egg yolk
1tsp vinegar


Filling recipe


Pie pastry rolled out


Without pie weight, gotta improvised with 50 cents coin works pretty well


with some leftover pastry, enough for 4 small tart, above are par-baked pie shells


Par-baked shell


Baked for around 10 minutes in 190 Celsius till water evaporated, then glazed with some whole egg mixture and bake in 170 – 180 Celsius for further 10 – 15 minutes till 80% baked and shiny like above


making light cream cheese filling


Bake in 180 – 190 Celsius for 20 minutes


baked, for these little tarlet, the cocoa bitterness of the tart shell really overwhelmed the cheese filling , it works better to be baked in bigger tart as below so that the ratio of shell over filling to not too high


Beautiful looking light cheese tart, the shell has no sugar and has the bitter cocoa powder aroma.


China Treasures Eat all you can, Sime Darby Convention Centre

Posted by vivien | Kuala Lumpur and Selangor | Saturday 15 February 2014 9:07 pm
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It was a Groupon or the like deal for eat all you can in China Treasure for RM47 instead of normal price of RM92++

Overall, it is great once in a while thing to have a very filling dinner, to over-indulge.

All you can eat menu, one thing which i don’t really like it that 1 portion of the food is equivalent to 1 portion for each diner on the table, you can’t really order a smaller portion even if some of us not wanting to eat a particular dish, but it does make sense that they don’t want to have extra work of having to cook multiple small portions …


crab meat soup with dried scallop, this is quite good, we order this twice


japanese octopus with jellyfish, normal


fresh and yummy poached prawn with lysium berry (ie goji berry)


prawn with marmite sauce, prawn with chili and garlice sauce, okay for me, prefer the lighter taste poached ones


baked fish fillet with cereal and oat


venison with black pepper sauce


salt and pepper white bait, addictive small bite


claypot beancurd with peanut


steamed red talapia with minced ginger, not bad


squid with chili and cashew nut


HK Choy Sum with garlic


roast duck ‘HK’ style, this is bad, as in some weird smell, of meat with with slight blood tinge, maybe it is a hint that we should stop ordering


pancake with red bean


salted egg yolk custard pau

Sime Darby Convention Centre, 1A, Jalan Bukit Kiara 1
Kuala Lumpur 60000

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