Monday, March 31, 2008

fried popiah

my mum made this for dinner last night....crispy and lovely...stored the unfried popiah in the freezer for later usage...Jihan loves popiah very much!

popiah sheets

carrots, grated

sengkuang, grated

shallots, pounded

garlic, pounded



  • heat a little bit of oil in pan. fry the pounded ingredients till fragrant. add in shrimps

  • add in the grated ingredients. mix well. add in salt.remove once you get the right consistency for the vegetables

  • seperate the popiah sheet. put the filling according to the photos and fold and roll the popiah sheets according to the photos. secure the roll with flour mixture (mix some flour with a little bit of water, making it sticky consistency)

  • fry the popiah until golden brown

  • serve hot!

mocha cappuccino cupcakes

these appealing cupcakes duplicate the enticing flavour of cappuccino coffee....for coffee lovers....taken from The Cupcake Book..

1 3/4 cup flour

2 tbps cocoa powder

2 tbsp nescafe powder

85g butter

1/3 cup castor sugar

1 tbsp honey

3/4 cup water

1 tsp baking soda

3 tbsp milk

1 egg

  • preheat oven to 180 degrees. line muffin pan with baking cups

  • sift together flour and cocoa powder

  • put the coffe, butter, sugar, honey and water together in a saucepan. heat gently, stirring constantly to dissolve sugar. bring to boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 5 min. transfer to a bowl and let cool

  • in a nother bowl, dissolve the baking soda in the milk

  • when cool, stir in the flour mixture, the soda mixture and the egg, beat until smooth

  • fill each baking cup and bake for 25 min

** i mix the batter with 1 cup of chocolate chips, making it more mocha!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

chocolate cheese muffin

adapted from kak Jun's blog too...i copied down the receipe wrongly, but managed to improvise and turned out superb as well....

140g chocolate chips

100g cream cheese

80g butter

2 eggs

60g sugar

100g flour

2tsp baking powder

  • preheat oven 180 degrees

  • melt the cream cheese, butter and chocolate chips using double boiler. remove

  • add in eggs, mix using a whisker

  • add in sugar, mix well

  • sift flour and baking powder

  • add in into the cheese mixture. mix well

  • put into baking cups and bake for 20 min

**i did not melt the chocolate chips together with the cream cheese and butter. instead, i put in the chips after mixing the flour into the cheese mixture...and i used chocolate chips and strawberry chips...lovely..

banana crumbs muffin

taken from kak Jun's blog....moist and lovely with delicious crunchy crumbs....i like....!

1 1/2 cup flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

3 medium banana - mashed

3/4 cup sugar

1 egg - lightly beaten

1/3 cup butter - melted


1/3 cup brown sugar

2 tbsp flour

1/8 tsp cinnamon powder

1 tbsp butter

  • mix the flour, baking powder, soda and salt

  • in another bowl, beat the banana, egg, sugar and melted butter

  • pour in the flour into the banana mixture. mix well

  • put into muffin cups

  • for the crumbs, mix everything using fingers and make it into crumbs. top the crumbs onto the batter in the muffin cups

  • bake in preheated oven 180 degrees for 15-20 min

Thursday, March 27, 2008

yummy yogurt marinated chicken

i tried out this recipe from this website to finish off my plain yogurt inside the turned out pretty good, tasted like chicken tandoori, slightly easier than the real tandoori recipe....i marinated it overnight so the taste simply blend with the chicken nicely....

i had a wonderful healthy dinner of salad, the leftover baked potato cheese frittata and yummy yogurt grilled chicken Smile

1/2 cup plain fat-free yogurt
3 cloves minced garlic
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon canola oil (i omitted this one)
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon chili powder
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger or
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
4-6 boneless chicken breasts

1 Combine first nine ingredients,and pour into a large ziploc bag.
2 Add the chicken to the bag, seal, and turn bag to coat chicken with mixture.
3 Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
4 you can grill over indirect medium heat until done.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

tuna and cheese salad

very easy, tasty and healthy meal...!

mixture of green salads

tuna flakes in water, drained

feta cheese

Italian dressing


  • wash the salad leaves and toss it

  • mix the leaves with Italian dressing, feta cheese and tuna

  • add some dash of blackpepper

  • serve

baked potato and cheese frittata

recipe adapted from kak Ummi's blog...very easy to make and tastes yummy!!!! i ate a piece of it with green salad to accompany with....really love it very much!

4 potatoes, grated

4 eggs, lightly beaten

1 cup cheddar cheese, grated

2 sausages, cut into small cubes

2 onion, cubed

2 tomatoes, diced

1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped

blackpepper and salt

  • preheat oven to 180 degrees. grease a baking dish

  • squeeze the liquid out of the grated potaotes.

  • mix the potatoes, eggs, sausages, tomatoes, onion, parsley and 1/2 of the cheese. add in some salt and blackpepper

  • pour the mixture into the prepared pan

  • sprinkle the remaining cheese on top

  • bake in the oven for 40 min or until cook

  • serve with salad

Thursday, March 20, 2008

my 200th post....fig & olive

we had lunch at fig & olive @ marrakesh sunway pyramid....a cozy place with great, healthy food....the food selections are great and the prices are reasonable...we really had fun eating here...

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

san francisco pizza

we had been to this place twice in bandar baru bangi and the food and services won't let you down....the price is also reasonable and we really like it here....Jihan loves to push the button to call the waiters if we need anything from them.... Spaz

papa had lamb chop (he's been craving for it..!), i had pollo chicken and Jihan had her chicken fingers...they were all lovely!!!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

chocolate brownies cupcake...

it was a hectic weekend for i only managed to bake this simple recipe for my family and it was very much enjoyed by Jihan and my has the taste of gooey brownies but made into a cupcake presentation...don't judge by its look...taste it first then you know how wonderful the taste is... Eating Pie

1 cup flour

pinch of baking soda

3 1/2 cup cocoa powder

225g cooking chocolate

85g butter

3 eggs

1 cup castor sugar

1 cup walnut pieces, coarsely chopped (i omitted)

  • preheat oven 180 degrees, line muffin pan with baking cups

  • sift together the flour, cocoa and baking soda

  • melt together chocolate and butter over gentle heat, stirring occasionally. remove from heat

  • beat together eggs and sugar. add the flour mixture, then stir in the melted chocolate and the walnuts

  • fill each baking cups and bake for 30 min until a crust ahs formed but cupcakes are still slightly moist in the centre

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

simple grilled fish with yogurt (ii)

i ran out of idea what to cook for hubby, i'm trying to be creative today and made this...the taste is good and delicious!!! hubby loves them very much! Feed Me

2 tenggiri slices

2 tbsp plain yoghurt

fresh parsley, chopped

fresh rosemary, chopped

1 tomato, seeded and chopped

lime juice from 1 lime

salt and blackpepper

  • rub some salt onto the fish

  • mix yoghurt and fresh herbs in a bowl. sprinkle some blackpepper. marinade the fish with the yoghurt mixture for a few minutes

  • wrap the fish in an aluminium foil.

  • heat a non stick pan. grill the fish on the pan both side equally until cook

  • once cooked, put the chopped tomato on top of the fish and squeeze some lime juice. add more blackpepper if you wish

  • serve

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

fish steak (malaysian style)

adapted from kak liza's fotopages.... a very easy and simple recipe...and very tasty and healthy too!!!

tenggiri slices
white pepper
tumeric powder
fish sauce

salad leaves
tomato slices
thousand island sauce
teriyaki/blackpepper sauce

  • coat the fish with salt, tumeric powder and white pepper.

  • add a dash of fish sauce. leave a side for a few minutes.

  • heat a non stick pan. grill the fish on both side until cooked.

  • if it's too dry, add a dash of olive/vegetable oil

  • serve with salad leaves and tomato slices and the sauce of your choice

Monday, March 10, 2008

steamed siakap

the good old steamer


it's cooked already!!!

a different style of steamed fish...i used siakap fish which is known to have nice and succulent fillet...this time i made it into tomyam-style gravy...absolutely mouth-watering....!!! Feed Me

1 siakap fish (or any other fish)

blended into paste:
2 shallots
1 inch galangal
1 tomato
2 red chillies

2 garlic
1/2 inch ginger
kaffir leaves
coriander leaves
lime juice (from 2 lime)
fish sauce
tamarind paste
baby carrots

  • rub the fish with tamarind paste. set aside
  • prepare the paste. add in lime juice,fish sauce, salt and sugar into the paste. mix well

  • pour the paste onto the fish in a dish

  • add in the sliced/chopped ingredients, lemongrass and baby carrots
  • steam the fish for 10 minutes or until cooked


i tried out this recipe from mamafami's fotopages....i made it to bring ouver to my cousin's house for a turned out very moist and nice with its delicious chocolate topping...

Ingredients A:
1 cup evaporated milk (I used fresh milk)
1 cup melted butter
1 cup hot water
2 cups brown sugar

Ingredients B [mix well] :
2 eggs (Grade B)
1 teaspoon vanilla

Ingredients C [to be sifted] :
2 cups flour
1 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon bicarbonate soda

Method :

1. Pre-heat oven at 175'C for 10 minutes.

2. Mix well all the ingredients A.

3. Pour in ingredients B and stir.

4. Add in ingredients C and stir to mix.

5. Layer a 10 x 10 inch tin with grease proof paper and pour the mixture into the prepared tin.
6. Bake for 40 - 45 minutes.

7. When cooled, pour the topping on top. Let it set slightly before cutting to small pieces.


250g cooking chocolate

1 tablespoon butter or margarine

1 teaspoon evaporated milk (I used fresh milk)

Method :

1. Melt cooking chocholate using double boil method.

2. Add butter and mix well.

3. Pour in the milk and stir. Ready to use.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

orange moist cake

tried out this recipe from kak rinn's...the texture was really moist and tasted great...i really like the top part...

240gm margerine
1 cup castor sugar
1 1/2 cup self raising flour
1/2 cup fresh milk
5 eggs
3 tbsp orange juice
grated orange rind from 1 orange

1. beat sugar and margerine till light and fluffy

2. add in eggs one at a time, beating at high speed

3. reduce the speed and add in flour alternating with milk

4. add in orange juice and rind

5. bake at 175 degrees for 45 min or until cooked

Saturday, March 8, 2008

BBQ chicken

we had BBQ chicken, fish, prawn and squid on polling day....i made the chicken marinade, again using whatever available in the kitchen....

chicken, cut into pieces
fresh rosemary
fresh oregano
fresh thyme
lime juice
olive oil
soya sauce

blended ingredients:

  • mix everything in a big bowl, according to your taste

  • marinade the chicken with the prepared sauce for 1 hour or more

  • ready to be BBQ-ed

Friday, March 7, 2008

Tony Roma's

we had our dinner at Tony Roma's Midvalley....had delicious meals of baked cod fillet with rice and broccoli and grilled chicken with coleslaw and mash potato....the variety of foods on the menu were great and the food we ordered tasted very nice...the services was very efficient and good as well...and the ambience was just is also kids friendly...Jihan got some crayons and colouring sheet for her to scribble on while waiting for the food.... Hungry
got to try the ribs next time....they said it's the best in town...!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

lime rosemary salmon

yeah, i got another salmon fillet in the i was quite busy, so i didn't have much time to search for recipes to cook the salmon...i got home, take out some rosemary leaves and duh, no lime in the fridge....luckily my mum planned to go to the pasar malam she could get some lime for me.... Smile

Jihan just had that for dinner, and she ate a lot...hubby also ate the salmon quite a lot, leaving me only a small portion of it...tasted very fresh and yummy!!!! Hungry

1 salmon fillet



rosemary leaves

lime juice

fish sauce

  • rub the salt and blackpepper onto the salmon
  • brush some lime juice and fish sauce onto the salmon.
  • stick some rosemary leaves in between the fish
  • leave aside for a few minutes
  • heat a non stick pan. wrap the salmon fish in aluminium foil.
  • put the wrapped salmon onto the pan, turning the salmon equally until cook
  • remove from pan. squeeze some lime before serving

mengkuang cafe & bistro

we had our dinner at mengkuang cafe & bistro in Alam Damai yesterday....they serve good food in big is just beside the futsal sport centre and badminton courts (they share the same building, actually) and business is quite good there...

we had meehoon tomyam (the BEST tomyam i've ever tasted), char kuey tiaw, chicken soup and tulang rusuk soup (absolutely delicious) and lovely kopi kiasu (coffe served with vanilla ice cream)...

a nice place to get together and gosipping.... Perfecto an game of futsal or badminton prior to that, anyone...?