Home Cooked Lunch and Dinners

Posted by vivien | Kuala Lumpur and Selangor | Monday 13 February 2012 7:13 pm
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BBQ pool side birthday dinner party in Hartamas, super yummy and moist pork ribs, the pork sausage is a tad salty though

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mini cupcakes from wondermilk which is too sweet, the chocolate cake and carrot carrot from Celicakes bakery(Hartamas) is far from fabulous. The chocolate cake is too light and without substance, whereas the carrot cake is too dense.

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Yummy salmon spaghetti cooked by bf, with dried chilis, some dried chilli paste (those used for dried pan mee), an odd tomato, white mushroom etc.

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Korean pan Mee and Crab session in bf’s sis place

From top left: fried minced pork, chili sauce, shallot oil, and 2 plates of crispy anchovies.

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Big aluminium pot filled with water to cook the pan mee, and a colander full of vege

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Crab cooked in own juice and brandy, and perhaps some sea salt is added as well, simple and yummy~

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Dining Table

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Pork marinated in brandy, simple and succulently moist and delicious

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Watermelon blended with ice, refreshing

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Christmas pot luck lunch with turkey

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Other goodies includes salad, BBQ ribs, spaghetti in the covered pots and bought yam cakes. Not in picture is Suchan dessicated coconut covered carrot cake which is supernice, light and tasty

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Christmas potluck dinner with 3 baked chickens, looks wonderful

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Bacon and cheese quiche, RM30, you can order it from Pig Out Deliveries, homemade non-halal goodness delivery service

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Other goodies from christmas potluck dinner party includes cream-cheese-mayo filled tortilla, yummy egg plant roll, roast pork belly from Pig Out Deliveries, spaghetti with tomato meatsauce, salad and mash potatoes

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Table-For-Six fine dining cooked by bf’s sis

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Appetiser: Very fresh prawn bought live from Unique seafood Restaurant served with spicy refreshing relish (a mix of cilantro, lime juice, onion etc)

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Another amuse-bouche style spaghetti cabonara served with tobiko fish roe, a satisfying small portion without being cloying

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Palate cleaner of pickle papaya

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Lamb shoulder

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served with same relish and refreshing mixed vegetable of pickled papaya, cucumber and lettuce

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Yummylicious lamb shoulder

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Dessert: sticky chocolate cake served with chocolate sauce and two pieces of waffle biscuit filled with nutella sauce in the middle


 

Spagetti Bolognese my way

Posted by vivien | Recipe | Tuesday 28 July 2009 11:40 am
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Sick of eating the same thing during lunch, nasi lemak, WhereElse Delights mostly. So decided to make something that is meaty and nutritious 🙂 Bought 2 pack of cherry tomatoes.
Cut quite a bit of onion, sweat it out in little bit of oil(best to use olive oil)
Bought lean australian mince beef, about RM12 for 500g. lean is good, so that the bolognese won’t be oily.
cook the beef with onion till meat loses its pink colour, throw in halves cherry tomatoes.
simmer in medium fire, at this point, the color is not really appetising, i was expecting red color sauce, but instead the meat in swimming in its own brownish juice. Bolognese sauce usually requires tomato paste/canned tomatoes, i didn’t put any. Fortunately the taste is ok. I did put in canned button mushroom towards the end of the cooking process.
My breakfast and lunch. Yum~

 

Magherita Pizza

Posted by vivien | Recipe | Wednesday 1 April 2009 10:42 am
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Magheritta pizza is the simplest form of pizza, with only pizza sauce, cheese and tomato. Pizza dough recipe from everybody likes sandwiches. This is probably the best dough of few which i had made, mainly because it taste the least sourish, although still slight sourish, prob cos it didn’ proof enough, overall good dough.

 

How to cook glutinuous rice

Posted by vivien | Recipe | Thursday 19 March 2009 11:49 am
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Glutinous rice is one of my favourite dish, i love it as i am a rice person. This blog is slowly turning so much into a recipe and cooking site than food review site, not sure it is a good thing… hehe, but as long as it taste good, and worth mentioning, it will be here to stay. I did wonder how to cook such dish until i stumble upon one of the newspaper cutting recipe that mum religiously cut down, but never really make them. It was about 7 years ago when i first made it, and up till down, have done it several times. yum yum especially love the rice when it is really soft and stickyish. Above is dried mushroom.
some black fungus (can buy this in chinese grocery store if you are from oversea)
some dried oyster, usually i don’t put this, but they are some left in the fridge, so better used it up.
soak one pack of glutinuos rice overnight(500gm pack), next day, pour away the water till it is kinda dry, steam it for about 20 mins, use fork to separate grains half way thru to make sure all grains are steamed properly.
fry shallot/onion + garlic till fragrant, add in chicken, fried till the chicken is slightly browned.
add in the sliced mushroom, black fungus, dried oyster, the water you see above is the water used to soak mushroom(don’t throw away the “mushroom water”, the recipe did specify chicken stock, but mushroom water is fine)
add in the steamed glutinous rice, the rice will soak up the water nicely.
here you see it is fully soak up. If it seems a bit too soupy, you can stir it till it dries up. Scoop it up for savouring.
For make it more delish, i prefer to steam this dish when i want to eat it, so that the rice get even softer, like those in chinese dim sum.
above is the recipe which i copied from newspaper cutting, in chinese. 😛

 

Seafood Aglio Olio

Posted by vivien | Recipe | Sunday 15 February 2009 11:27 am
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So i did celebrate Valentine’s. Wanted to go Daidomon, their RM68++ ala carte was so good, the big scallop, BBQ oyster etc etc etc, but it is fully booked for dinner, so i cooked. Above is Seafood Aglio Olio with shrimps and cuttlefish. It is actually better than i anticipated. Recipe taken from More than Words. With the addition of some dried chili and using normal salt instead of sea salt.
Fresh Egypt strawberry. Pretty cheap in carrefour, 250g box cost only RM4.99. They are huge and not sour too.
and haagen daz belgian chocolate ice cream, a time for some chocolate indulgence.
So there you go, last year was spent eating Pan Mee, the one in Jinjang, not that i am complaining as last year is a weekday and also i love Pan Mee, can eat it breakfast, dinner… quite against eating out during Valentine’s due to the crowd, and paying so much to get food churn out in bulk, in the name of love, just my thought.

 

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