Friday, February 26, 2010

Meet Hae Ko & Belachan, the love of my life...

OMG!!!! Guess what I got in the mail today? I have never known this much happiness at receiving a parcel, yes, I categorised my happiness level when receiving mail.....hahhahahaha ;) I am kidding you all!!!

This is the best day ever!!! My cousin Rubearn who lives in Melbourne send me a parcel containing the love of my life... belachan and hae ko!!!! !

As I opened my parcel slowly, I caught a whiff of the belachan aroma...Struth! I nearly fell off my chair......Good Lord! was stupendous!!! Hallelujah!!!! God Bless the Belachan maker and the Hae Ko and also the person who send me the belachan... ;) my couz Rubearn....




Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Anzac Biscuits - An Aussie favourite!

This delicious recipe is contributed by Tanya and I can fully vouch for her cookies, they are chewy and tasty and I love these cookies made by her. She often bring biscuits and slices to work and it is soooooooo good!!!...If you haven't got a Tanya at your work,  these cookies are available all year around in Australian supermarkets but more so on Anzac Day!



Photos and Recipe courtesy of Tanya Pearce. 

ANZACS (chewy)

1 cup Plain Flour
1 cup Rolled Oats
1 cup Coconut
3/4 cup Brown Sugar
125g Butter
2 tbsp Golden Syrup
2 tbps Water
1 tsp BiCarb Soda

1.  Preheat oven to 160c.
2.  Sift flour into bowl, stir in oats, coconut and sugar.
3.  Place butter, golden syrup and water into a small saucepan and stir over medium heat until melted.
4.  Stir bi-carb into liquid off the heat.
5.  Pour liquid mixture into flour mix and stir well.
6.  Place out on tray and press down with fork.
7.  Bake for approximately 10 mins or until golden brown.
8.  Allow to cool on baking tray for approximately 5 mins before transferring onto wire rack.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Bubur Kachang ala Kachang gal!


  • Soak the green beans over night before cooking, this will soften beans
  • Or boil the green bean with quart water and palm/brown sugar for hours till it's soften...
  • Add coconut milk when soften.
  • Soak sago ball with a little bit water till it expand.
  • Add the sago to the cooking, let it simmer to thicken soup.
  • Serve warm with a dollop of coconut cream! or cream or vanilla icecream!!!

Delicious dessert for winter , except that it is summer at the moment but I was craving it! Yummy!

Happy Lunar New Year all ;)

Gong Xi Gong Xi!!!!

This is a belated post....I didn't do anything special this Chinese New Year which fell on 14 February this year but I did get into the spirits of things with my Facebooks friends and fans and I want to thank Tiffany for sharing her CNY photos with me ;)

Yup, it is pretty miserable to be away from family and good friends at this time of the year but I was back at work after Xmas hols and Darren is back in school now and so Facebook is pretty much, it!

Let me start by sharing with you these photos...

I also went to DealsDirect online to purchase a steamboat for next year....maybe I can get some friends to come over for a steamboat feast next year????

I was very excited to find Char Siew Pao in the supermarket. It was very ninja of me to find them...hahahaah. I had these pao for my new year lunch, very festives of me!

Anyway, back to these CNY snacks, these photos are courtesy of Tiffany, thank you Tiff ;) How good were those tarts eh? I could definitely finish all these snacks in one sitting!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

German Apple Cake by special guest Tanya Pearce.

German Apple Cake

4 Cooking Apples
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Cup Water
125g Butter
115g Castor Sugar
2 Eggs
2 Cups S.R. Flour
½ Cup Milk
1 ts Cinnamon

Peal, core and cut apples into thin slices
Place in saucepan with water and brown sugar
Bring to the boil, simmer gently until tender
Drain apples but KEEP syrup
Allow apples to cool
Simmer syrup until reduced by half
Cream butter and castor sugar
Add eggs one at a time
Add flour and cinnamon sifted together alternatively with milk
Place half cake mix into greased 22cm cake tin
Cover with half apples
Cover with remaining mixture
Top with remaining apples
Bake in moderate oven for 45-50 minutes
While cake is hot brush with hot syrup

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Lemon Meringue Pie

Happy Birthday Daniel!!!!

Today is Dan's birthday and we wished him a very Happy Birthday ;) His missus, Tanya has made him a lemon meringue pie for his birthday. That's fantastic, that's unusual. Me very likey....we would like to welcome Tanya and thank her for her contribution and also to Exclusively Food for this recipe.

Tanya got this recipe from the blog site 

I want one too... have I mentioned that I love meringue pie?

I might try the recipe some time in the next few weeks presently busy with Chinese New Year myself...but in the meantime, here is the first photo of the meringue just out of oven.

More to follow.....sliced photo to be uploaded tonite ;)

Photos are courtesy of Tanya Pearce.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Forget Rin Tin Tin...this is Wonton Tan!

Hiya all, I have been missing in action in the food scene lately. Not sure what is going on here, I am just not interested in food at the moment....I know!!! It's blasphemy, isn't it???? It's like I have committed the foodie ultimate sin!

Today, I dragged my sorry ass to the mall to have a wonton mee at lunchtime. It perked me up a little. It's not too bad actually. At least, it was not drowning in soy sauce, so that is a bonus! You get to keep all your hair after this meal! The clear soup is very tasty. Noodle and drink cost $12.30 at Wonton Express.

Do you know what I would have like instead of wonton? I was craving char kway teow and ice kachang.... freggin kachang...with the syrup and beans and all.....hummphhh...

Here it comes.... I am freggin depressed! I am depressed coz I feel all alone here and I don't have an Asian freggin grocer nearby and I missed all my Malaysian food and childhood friends and I know.... I am just going to grow old and alone here! Okay, maybe not totally alone, the boy will grow up and go to work and leave home...and then what? Me, go gallavanting around the world on my own on a foodie hunt....hey, that is not a bad idea! Aiyo, what kind of a self analysis is this? Enough is a pix of my wonton mee..

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Basa with sesame, ginger and soy

Having a lazy day after second day back at work. My body is in shock! So I need comfort food when I returned home from work. Tonite's dinner was very simple, lazy even.


I big brown sliced onion
Grab two fillets of frozen Basa Fish from freezer, do not defrost, cook from frozen.
Hand ful of green beans
I tablespoon of crushed ginger
2 teaspoon of sambal chilli 
Sesame oil
Dark Soy sauce


  1. Heat up sesame oil in wok.
  2. sautee the onions till brown
  3. Stir in the green beans and chillies
  4. Add frozen fish, stir on low heat.
  5. Add a little water... leave fish to cook in wok. 
  6. Check flesh of fish make sure it is cooked through. Served up on plate when ready.
  7. Drizzle some sesame oil on fish then dark soy sauce.
  8. Served with rice when finished cooking.

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