Wednesday, October 29, 2008

potato seafood pizza

1 tbsp butter plus extra for greasing
flour for dusting
5 cups of diced potatoes
2 garlic, crushed
2 tbsp chopped mixed herbs
1 egg, beaten
2 tbsp tomato paste
crabmeat fillet
bell pepper, sliced
mushroom, sliced
mozzarella cheese, grated

Grease and flour a 9 inch pizza pan. Cook the potatoes in a pan of boiling water for 10 min. drain and mash until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the butter, garlic, herbs and egg.
Spread the mixture into the prepared pizza pan. Cook in a preheated oven 220 degrees for 10 min
Spread the tomato paste over the pizza base
Arrange the crabmeat, tuna, bell pepper and mushroom onto the paste
Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese on top of the pizza. Return to the oven for 20 min.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

creme caramel

This is a simple recipe of crème caramel from my dear friend, Dr Ilham (who recently passed her 1st part exam, congratulations!!)….the taste is wonderful…!

1/2 cup sugar
enough water to cover the sugar

1 can evaporated milk
1 can water
1 can eggs, lightly beaten
2 1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp custard powder

To make the caramel, heat the sugar and water in a pan using small fire. Off the fire once it turns brown. Transfer the caramel into a baking pan. Let cool.
Mix all other ingredients in a mixing bowl. Pour the mixture into the baking pan, on top of the cooled caramel.
Bake in a steamer for 40 min. Let cool. Put in the refrigerator until set before you flip the pan over onto a plate

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Saturday, October 11, 2008

engagement cake

i did a small favour for my sister's friend, nurul who got engaged recently...made a "bunga-bunga cinta" cake as the engagement gift to his guy....

Sunday, September 28, 2008

tuna lasagne- UPDATED!

A creamy tuna lasagne…a simple and very satisfying dish…from my Pasta book…

1 tbsp butter
1 onion, finely chopped
1 garlic, finely chopped
115g mushrooms, thinly sliced
2/3 cup whipping cream
3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
350g no pre-cook lasagne sheets
2 cans tuna, drained and flaked
¾ cups peas
115g mozzarella cheese, grated
1/3 cup parmesan cheese, grated
salt and ground blackpepper

white sauce:
¼ cup butter
½ cup plain flour
2 ½ cup milk

Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Add the onion, cook for 5 min. then stir in the garlic and mushrooms, cook until soft, stirring occasionally.
Make the white sauce. Melt the butter in a saucepan, stir in the flour and cook for 1 min, stirring. Gradually add the milk, whisking until the sauce boils and thickens. Stir in the mushroom mixture, cream and parsley. Season to taste.
Spoon a thin layer of sauce over the base of a 9x12 inch ovenproof dish. Cover with a layer of lasagne sheets. Strew half of the tuna, peas and mozzarella cheese over the lasagne. Spoon 1/3 of the remaining sauce evenly over the top and cover with another layer of lasagne.
Repeat the layers, ending with lasagne and sauce. Sprinkle with parmesan. Bake for 30-40 min.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

macaroni with ribs soup

homemade curry puff - UPDATED!

60g margarine
120g flour
chilled water

enough curry puff filling

Mix the flour and margarine until it resembles crumbs. Slowly add enough chilled water, mix well until it becomes dough.

Roll the dough flat. Cut into round shape. Put some filling onto the dough. Fold into 2 and fold the edge to seal the puff.

Deep fry the curry puff until golden brown.

salam Aidilfitri

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P/S: stay tuned for more recipes...have a safe journey...

Monday, September 22, 2008

laksa utara

stay tuned for the recipe...

spaghetti with coney sauce

the sauce

jihan's portion with sausage

the bread roll

i tried out this lovely coney sauce with my spaghetti....(adapted from

300g ground beef

3 tbsp chopped onion

1/2 cup tomato ketchup

1 tbsp white sugar

1 tbsp white vinegar

1 tbsp yellow mustard

1/8 tsp celery seed (i omit this)

1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce

1/8 tsp ground blackpepper

1/4 tsp salt

  • place beef and onion in a large skillet over medium heat

  • cook, stirring to crumble until beef is browned.

  • stir in ketcup, sugar, vinegar and mustard.

  • season with celery seed, Worcestershire sauce, pepper and salt

  • cover and simmer over low heat for a few minutes.

  • serve over cooked spaghetti

* the leftover sauce, i rolled them with bread and sausage....

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

kuih cara berlauk

my favourite!..i like all types of savoury kuih...

my mum made this, but we used serunding as the can also use any other filling of your choice (i.e: curry puff filling, tuna)

my mum used the roti jala batter to make the batter for this kuih....

2 cup flour

1 tsp salt

1 tsp tumeric powder

2 1/2 cup coconut milk

2 eggs

enough filling

fried shallot and daun sup

  • blend everything until it becomes the "right" consistency (not too thick and not too thin)

  • heat the mould on the stove, rub some oil onto the mould tho prevent the kuih becomes sticky to the mould

  • 3/4 fill the mould with the batter. add in the filling and sprinkle some fired shallots and daun sup

  • let cook and remove from mould using a fork or toothpick

Monday, September 1, 2008

spicy baked pasta-updated!

My mum got this recipe from her friend....
300g macaroni (or other type of pasta), prepared according to the package
15 eggs
2 onions, chopped
200g chicken fillet/mince meat
1 small packet kurma powder/soup pwder
fried shallot
spring onion and daun sup, chopped
salt and pepper according to taste
  • lightly beat the eggs
  • add in onion, chicken, kurma or soup powder, fried shallot, spring onion and daun soup. mix well.
  • add in the boiled macaroni/pasta
  • put the mixture into a baking dish
  • bake in a preheated oven 175 degrees for 40-50 min or until cooked
  • serve with chilli suace or tomato ketchup

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

award from kak Jun

tq kak Jun for the award....i felt so tiny to receive this award..heheheh....

i'm sharing this award with mamafami, kak rinn, kak ummi, mat gebu

Thursday, July 31, 2008


had lovely dinner with 2 of our good friends, Dilla and Dahlia at the Italiannies The Gardens recently...they had this promotion of RM 89++ for 1 appetizer, 3 main dishes and 1 dessert.....

the servings are big and it really stuffs up our hungry stomachs!!!

we had bruschetta for the appetizer, chicken salad, pizza and pasta for the main dishes and bread butter pudding for the dessert....

ideal for sharings!

p/s: we saw Fahrin Ahmad eating with his guy friend at Chinoz....

Saturday, July 26, 2008

putrajaya seafood restaurant (a BAD remark)

this was our first time here and i want to voice out our dissatisfaction about this restaurant....

we were greeted by an overfriendly waiter who talked like as if he had already know us for ages and by means of that i found it was a bit harsh for him to talk that way to my little Jihan....

they served us with chinese/jasmine tea and some steamed groundnuts as titbits which other saefood restaurants serve as well as COMPLIMENTARY (like Kelana Seafood) and by the end of the day, we realized that those things were charged to our bill, and they didn't even asked us or mentioned to us wheter we would like to have those or not!... (RM 2 each for the tea and RM 3 for the nuts- if i were to know this, i would have packed the leftover nuts!!!)

i ordered carrot juice with milk and it turned out to be a REAL carrot juice that only rabbits are able to tolerate with no tinge of sugar at all...and when we asked the waiter back, this one has no sugar..he answered back, that is pure carrot juice!!! i felt like throwing the juice into his throat and see whether he thinks the taste is edible or not!

the food were just so-so...

if the big boss of Putrajaya Seafood restaurant or their acquaintances or relatives happened to read this, let me tell you this...DO NOT CHEAT YOUR CUSTOMERS!!! high class restaurant like Al-Diafah, serves kurma, arabic coffee and fruits cocktail dessert as COMPLIMENTARY to their customers, meaning that AT NO CHARGE AT ALL!

i've been to many restaurants which serve complimentary titbits but they don't mention it in the bills...well, it's a different thing if they incorporate the price as their service charges or what...but i am certainly not paying for the thing which i don't order!

and i think it was a bit overpriced compared to other seafood restaurants..
probably you have good experience with this restaurant but not for us and certainly we are not coming here again...!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co

we celebrated my 28th birthday at Bubba Gump The Curve....wide food selections (until we couldn't make up our mind what to order...!), reasonable price for this type of restaurant....

i chose cajun shrimp and hubby chose western fried chicken (dunno why he chose chicken while we were in a seafood restaurant!) and Jihan had fish and chips in boat (kids meal)....we had thirst quenching smoothies.....

some of the food portions that i observed from other tables are quite big...good for sharing!

p/s: i don't cook much (not at all!!!) nowadays...we are food hunting hahahah!!!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

JM Bariani House

had lunch at this outlet....this was previously The Rain at Bandar Baru Bangi Seksyen 9...

the bariani here was quite good...the service was fast...the menu was a combination of many types of bariani and some western food from The Rain previously....

he sirap bandung was a hit!!!

Friday, July 11, 2008

San Francisco Pizza

one of our favourite dining spot! at bandar baru bangi...

wide selection of foods and attractive offers and good prices with good portions...!

this was when me and hubby had dinner just the two of us....had salmon steak, beef steak and seafood soup with garlic bread...yummy!!!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Jihan's birthday cake - ELMO

we celebrated Jihan's brithday last weekend...this was my 1st attempt making my very own birthdya cake...i made it using the moist chocolate cake and decorated it using whipped cream and buttercream and the outcome was so good!!! i was really impressed with myself!!!

moist chocolate cupcakes -little monsters

i made this last week and Jihan brought them to her playgroup to give to her friends...she's celebrating her birthday with her friends...the kids really love it!!!

Friday, June 13, 2008

tomato, chilli and anchovy spaghetti

adapted from my favourite pasta book...!

spaghetti (or any other pasta), prepared according to the package

2 tbps sundried tomato paste

anchovy fillet

2 garlic, chopped

1 onion, chopped

2 red chillies, seeded and chopped

2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped

basil leaves, chopped

olive oil

  • heat olive oil in pan. add in garlic and onion, fry till fragrant

  • add in the tomato paste and chillies. mix well

  • put in the anchovy fillet and basil leaves

  • season with blackpepper and salt

  • toss in the prepared spaghetti and mix well

  • serve with green salad leaves

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

La Vida Cafe & Restaurant Cyberjaya

we had an Iranian dinner at La Vida Cafe & Restaurant Cyberjaya to celebrate mother's and father's day when we stayed at Cyberview Lodge resort & Spa recently....

it is situated at the Cyber Heights Clubhouse...the ambience was superb and we chose to sit in a private dining room, sitting on the floor with lots of cushions....the foods were superb and they are priced less than RM 20 (majority of them)...the services were fast and friendly....take away and delivery services also available for nearby area...

overall, it was a superb night, and we were all very full...we only ordered 3 main dishes and 1 platter of starter with a drink for each one of us (there were 6 of us including Jihan) and it costed RM 80++ only....

to get there - With Cyberview Lodge on your left drive straight pass the houses, on your left will be Cyber Heights Villa. Turn in and at the roundabout go to the right and then turn right up the small lane. Inside there is a swimming pool and right in front is La Vida

Monday, June 2, 2008

freshcream sponge cake with piping jelly

made this for my cousin's housewarming party....Jihan called it a spiderweb cake..!

Saturday, May 31, 2008

happy 1st birthday "A SmALL FaMiLy with a BIG ApPeTiTe"

yeah, happy 1st birthday, my blog...i love you because i love food and i love all food lovers who become my friends and my sifu...thank you all for sharing lovely recipes and i shared them with other people who loves simplicity and challenge in their kitchens!

let's keep on sharing, friends and keep the heat on the ovens and stove flaming!!!