Wednesday, December 1, 2021

A walking distance

My man wasn't well one morning and our house just happened to be out of pain killer. So I went out to the nearby 7-eleven to buy Panadol. 

While I was there, I bought some snacks for the kids. There is always good to store some snacks or titbits in case someone is hungry or when you really need a bite!!

Total damage was RM36.40. Oh well, came for panadol but ended up with so many stuff!

I spotted some Eurocake croissants so I grabbed one each of different flavours. A flavour of honey, custard and butter. And also one chocolate molten cake.  

Since I was in the vicinity, and a short walking distance to this Malay roadside stall, I decided to walk over to buy some breakfast. I have cooked breakfast earlier at home, but I wanted to buy nasi lemak and curry puff from here.

I used to buy its nasi lemak and curry puff in the past but have stopped doing so for quite sometime. Rarely came here, so never did bother to stop and buy again.

I bought 4 pieces of its big curry puff home. RM0.50 each. Jay loves curry puff, so I knew he would enjoy these goodies.



Big chunks of curried potatoes in the puff. Quite nice, not too spicy. However I still prefer the one from here as posted in my previous post.


As for my breakfast, I ate this pack of nasi lemak.  RM2.00 only.




Monday, November 29, 2021

Packs

On our last visit to Old Bank Cafe, we bought some packs of fried snacks from the Malay kuih stall.

Hubby bought RM7 pack of curry puff (RM1 for 3 pieces) to bring back to Sri Aman for his staff, as they commented it was nice when hubby bought for them last time.

I myself bought RM2 of curry puff and RM1 of potato popiah. The fillings for both have improved over the years, they were much tastier now. We don't mind buying them at all. 


I also bought a pack of nasi lemak for RM2from the same stall. I took it for lunch.


Hubby and I enjoyed its nasi lemak. They were generous with salted fishes, and the rice was quite "lemak" and fragrant. That day, I had 5 small sized salted fishes in my pack. 


I had my nasi lemak accompanied by curry chicken that I cooked that day.


Friday, November 26, 2021

Later

It was one of the weekdays when hubby was around. He woke up later than 7am, so I cooked breakfast for the kids before he asked me to join him for breakfast at Old Bank Cafe

Initially we wanted to eat the kolo mee from this kolo mee stall but it wasn't open. Maybe it was their off day. So we went for the handmade noodle instead.


Hubby took his plain handmade noodle while I requested for the red version.  We also took its comforting and tasty dumpling soup.


RM12 for our breakfast. There wasn't many people around as it was a working day and most of the customers have gone to work after having their breakfast there. 

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Over the weekend

My man went for a fishing outing with his buddies over the weekend. From Sri Aman, he drove to Batang Ai on Friday afternoon. 

2 nights trip, so he only got back to Kuching on Sunday evening. Tomorrow, he will be driving back to Sri Aman for work.


He took few shots and sent via WhatsApp while he was there.  Remember during our dating time, we had been to Batang Ai and stayed in its resort. Totally no phone reception, so a very secluded place back then. Now, no much a problem with the phone coverage.

The resort is still around  and much the same although a bit run down. Hardly any visitors, according to hubby.



He did caught few freshwater fishes, but he also bought some. Mostly tilapia (wild tilapia RM10 per kilo, farm rear fishes were even cheaper!!) and this evening, I took out one and steamed it!! 

So fresh and tasty. Mostly went to my tummy!! Lol.


Friday, November 19, 2021

Whatever I have

It has been quite a while since I fried vermicelli at home. So this morning, I felt like having one so I got myself busy early in the morning to cook my breakfast. 

In this post, I did bought a can of Gulong's chicken mince with bean paste last month. I have not try it till today. Usually I like to fry my vermicelli with pork mince with bean paste.


When opened up, the minced chicken looked and tasted similar to the pork version actually.  So pretty good I have to say but not as strong flavour as pork.



The main ingredients for my breakfast. I prefer to use Hsinghua rice vermicelli but it was hard to find in Kuching. So I used whatever I could find.




For complete recipe, click  my post here but I have simplified it here.


Ingredients:
Half of rice vermicelli (fit for 3 pax)
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 shallot, sliced
1 can of Gulong's chicken mince with bean paste
Cooking oil
Hot water to soak vermicelli
1 fried egg, sliced
Chopped spring onion for garnishing

Methods:
1. Soak the rice vermicelli in a pot of hot water for about 7 minutes, then drain.
2. In a wok, heat up about 3 tbsp cooking oil under low heat.
3. Add in the garlic and shallots, saute till fragrant. 
4. Add in the chicken mince. Still on low heat, saute the ingredients. 
5. Toss in the vermicelli and turn up the heat. Mix all the ingredients well. No seasoning is needed.
6. Dish out and serve with egg slices and spring onion.



Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Cakes

This was what my man brought home 2 weeks ago from Sri Aman. Yummy surprise!

Not that there is any Mita bakery in Sri Aman, but these 2 famous and tasty butter cakes were bought from Kuching by a friend who visited him there.


2 loaves of delicious butter cake!! So generous of his friend, thank you so much!


Once unwrapped, we could smell the fragrant butter cake in the air. Oh wow!! I did miss a good old butter cake that instant!


We immediately cut and had few slices of the cake. Everyone got to enjoy some butter cake late in the afternoon.

Can you see how lovely, dense the cake is?? So buttery, fragrant, addictive and go well with a cup of tea. 


The list of Mita cake house outlets in Kuching. 

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Ceylonese

It was not a big festival over here so no public holiday last Thursday. Kids still had their online lesson but a replacement off day was given the next day. So it was a long weekend for the kids (and mummy as well!).

Anyhow, I felt like having a little Indian feast since it was Deepavali. Actually more like a Ceylonese cuisine. Sri Lanka (formerly known as Ceylon) cuisine actually is much influenced by India and Arab. So there is much similarity in term of food and culture in Sri Lanka.

My choice was this Ceylonese Restaurant in Green Hill. I have never been to its current location since they moved. Their popular cheesy naan was the much talked naan in town!! Thanks to Food Panda, I did not need to go so far to get my food.

I ordered the normal cheese naan (RM14) instead of the double cheese naan (RM21). It was already good enough for me. I reheated the leftover the next day for breakfast. 

It was tasty and cheesy. And having it while it was warm and the cheese soften and melting, that was a different level of yumminess!!



Beside the naan, I also ordered its banana leaf chicken briyani (RM17). Well wrapped in banana leaf and secured by toothpick, this was what it looked like when I unwrapped the leaf.


Came together with some papadum and shorba (gravy), the chicken was tasty and moist. The was a cili padi in my rice (can you see the red chilli on the left in below photo?), the briyani rice was flavourful with sweetness and spiciness from the sambal.

A satisfying meal I have to admit. Once in a while, I don't mind having such meal.