Monday, July 15, 2019

Taking our sweet time

It was on one rare morning when I asked my girl out for breakfast. Usually we eat in but when I told her I wanted to go here for breakfast, she jumped out from bed and agreed to follow.

She had set her mind on what she wanted. A breakfast set RM5.50. I rarely cook such at home so I guess she was craving for it that morning. Lol. 


She seemed to enjoy it but left out the egg yolk. Overly cooked, I would not enjoy that too.

As for me, I had this lovely and tasty Cantonese fried kway tiaw (RM5.50). I loved it, the wok hei of the fried kway tiaw and the delicious egg gravy all over the noodle.


We were taking our sweet time enjoying our breakfast since we were not rushing to anywhere.

For lunch, I ordered this fried rice (RM5.50) from the same stall that serves Cantonese fried kway tiaw. We love its fried rice and I usually buy it once a week for lunch.


Friday, July 12, 2019

Barley + aloe vera drink

What do you cook to cool yourself down on this warm day?? 

Some day I made mung bean soup, other days, bird's nest soup. By now my family is bored with taking both drinks. So yesterday I cooked this barley and aloe vera drink. 


A simple drink recipe. And not many ingredients used. 

Barley

I harvested 4 leaves of aloe vera from the pot. 

Quite tedious work to prepare and clean the aloe vera but it is not a difficult task once you are used to it. 


How to prepare and clean aloe vera:
1. Cut the leaves thoroughly. Be careful with the yellow sap and if in contact with your skin, rinse and clean it thoroughly with soap and water. 
2. Clean the leaves under running water. 
3. Start with 1st leaf. Chop off the top part. Then cut off the serrated sides of the leaf by running down the knife along the leaf. 
4. Run the knife on both back and front part of the leaf till you get the clear aloe vera. 
5. Slice the aloe vera to small size. Do the same with other leaves till you get a cup of aloe vera gel.
6. Rinse few times to remove any aloe latex residue. 

Ingredients:
Barley, soak in water and keep in fridge overnight
1 pandan leaf, tied in knot
1 cup of aloe vera gel
Sone wolfberries (optional)
Rock sugar to taste
Water to boil

Methods:
1. In a pot of water, add in pandan and barley. Boil the barley till soft.
2. Once barley is cooked and soft, add in rock sugar. Let it boil for another 10 minutes before add in aloe vera and wolfberry (optional). Turn off the fire. 
3. Serve warm or chilled. 


Hope you like and try this recipe out.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

It is mid-week again

I am not going to post a lenghty post today since it is mid-week. 

It was one of the weekdays when I brought Jan to this food court for lunch before sending her off to school. One of the days when I was lazy to cook (or rather, too hot to work in the kitchen!) 


Initially we wanted to go for another stall but the staff wasn't ready to take orders so we ended up with ayam penyet stall. 

We loved the deep fried chicken thigh and the sambal dipping. I was not crazy about the crackers though. A satisfying RM10 lunch each. 



Monday, July 8, 2019

Last weekend at home

We stayed mostly last weekend at home.

Only me and my 3 kids at home as hubby flew to Cambodia (Phnom Penh and Siam Reap) with few of his school buddies for a short holiday.

We woke up late on Saturday. I caught some live matches the night before and stayed pretty late till wee hour. For breakfast, I fried some Lee Fah mee. My simple fried noodle with just egg, some greens and dried prawns.


The weather stayed warm over the weekend. Good to hang out the laundry. What ever you put outside will definitely dry up in few hours time.


In the evening, we had a dip in the pool. This boy just could not stopped himself to try the snorkelling mask in the pool. Lol. Beware of him!! Pool monster!


The next day, I cooked ourselves chicken sandwiches for our breakfast. I had leftover chicken patties in freezer so I used up all of them. Since no burger buns at home, I just used up the white bread for it.


As for lunch, we had pizza take out. The kids requested for pizza.


In the evening we went to pick up the daddy from the airport and then a supper at mamak shop near our house. I had my usual, the fried mee hoon.


After we got home, everyone had their bath and off to bed as another week is here.


Friday, July 5, 2019

Pass the time

It started with hubby who tried to instill a new hobby in me. He bought few 3D puzzles home and has been busy with one in his room.


Out of curiosity, I tried out one early this week. He handed me the simple puzzle. Ok, I never good with such thing but it kinds of fun and challenging at the same time. I am always the kind of person to challenge my limit.

So an hour passed and I succeed!! My very first 3D puzzle. A wooden house.


Yay! Actually I finished it in less than an hour.  That was a nice accomplishment from me. Lol. 


And so it went. I did the second one the next day. 

I am sticking with the simple design before going for the bigger and complicated design, like this teahouse. My man built this and it took him quite some time and patience. 




Would I take up this hobby? Not sure but for time being, it is something for me to pass the time at home. 

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Icy fruit popsicles

It is mid-week so I am not going to bore you with lenghty post.

There is one stall that recently opened in emart Batu Kawa. A fresh fruit popsicles stall. I did nor get to try it till last Saturday. 

The kids had rehearsal for their church repertoire that evening. From 6 to 830pm. So with my man, we went to emart for our grocery shopping. Sound like a pratical Saturday night date with my other half, right? Lol.

Anyway we did our shopping and my other half had his monthly hair cut. As we were about to leave the premises, we spotted the popsicle stall. Few people surrounded the stall. Business must be good, considering the hot spell we are having. 

So out of curiosity, both of us approached the stall and checked out its produce. 

RM4 for fresh fruit popsicles. Well, we could not resist and we still had time for some icy fruit popsicles before went to pick up the kids. 


Watermelon kiwi for me while my man had passionfruit popsicle. Pardon his popsicle as he bit into it before my camera could do so. Lol. 

Yummy and sweet treat. The taste of real fruit in every bites. We would not mind having it once in a while. 

Monday, July 1, 2019

Miscellaneous Picture #89: more food

Random photos of food that we ate last month.

My man wanted to eat lui cha for lunch so I recommended this Big Mouth Food Centre and he loved it so much that he bought a pack for dinner that day

Kolo mee in our usual coffee shop, Huan Lok Cafe

Weather has been slightly cold over here, some mornings, I cooked chicken porridge. My best combo, with salted olive, radish omelette and cruller!! 

Thank you to my bro-in-law for this delicious wild boar dish

Tasted the chocolate pie and it was good. Eat while it is warm to enjoybthe oozing molten chocolate. 

Elmo cookies for guests on a birthday party. Kids are so lucky! And I wonder if they know it. 

Friday, June 28, 2019

Another warm day

It is a very warm week over here. Really don't feel like going out in such burning weather but I can't do that. 

Still need to chaffeuring the kids around and run my errands. 

Like on Wednesday, I sent my car for a quick wash. RM16 to wash, clean and vacuum my car. 


While waiting, I had my lunch next door, Curry House. I felt like having its economy rice so here I went.  I had one spiced chicken wing, deep fried spiced bittergourd and curry sting ray. 


And I bought a pack of vegetarian dhal home. RM1 for this dhal. My man could eat a lot of rice with just this dhal. 

In the afternoon, I made some orange popsicles so the kids could enjoyed when they were back from schools. 


I used these juices for the popsicles. Bought from Everrise last weekend. 

Wednesday was the warmest in my opinion and it was evident when my youngest came home with a sunburn. He had an excursion to Borneo Happy Farm that day. It was really warm that particular day.

And the week went by with us hiding in our house, if possible, away from the heat. Expecting a hike in my electricity bill with us switching on the air-con to keep cool. 


We had rain last night so a much milder weather this morning but the sun is coming out bright and warm now.

Hope for a better and cooler weekend. Happy weekend, guys! 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Late lunch

Hubby was the driver for the church last Sunday. He was assigned to pick and send the kids and adults to and fro Sunday school. 

By the time he finished sending all home and drove back the church van to the compound, it was after 1pm. 

And my man suggested to have lunch in this Chinese restaurant.


This was our 3rd visit to Boulevard Restaurant this month. My man loved to dine here. The ambieance. The food. Suits him well, I guess. 

Luckily it wasn't a long queue and we were ushered to our table after an approximately 10 minutes wait. 

Probably it was Sunday so most dishes and dim sum were sold out that afternoon. Not much choice for our late lunch. 


And I ended up with roasted duck rice (RM10. 37).  I wasn't used to eating my rice from the rice bowl so I scooped them up into a plate. 


The duck was alright but slightly dry and tough. I prefer the roasted duck from here and here. Both are still my favourite places for roasted duck rice. 


I may not fancy the duck rice over here but its prawns and chicken floss fried rice wowed me. They added some crunchy lard in the fried rice. We ordered a small plate for Jan but it turned out quite a portion. Fit to be shared among 2 to 3 persons. RM21. 69 for that small portion of fried rice. 


Plain noodle (RM2. 83) for the boys. They like the noodle here.

Other than the above, we also ordered few available dim sum such as deep fried prawn rolls, lo mai kai, and chicken feet with bbq sauce.




Total cost for our lunch was RM89.80. 

Monday, June 24, 2019

Sweet temptation

Last Saturday we went to Green Heights Mall to check out the new supermarket that recently open for business. 

Everrise. Not totally new to us, this is the newest chain that open to cater to the local neighbourhood. 

We spent less than an hour in the new supermarket before we made our way to the flea market.  One of the stalls that attracted us was next to the flea market. 


Ice-cream!! How could we missed it with this big ice cream statue standing next to the  mall entrance?? 


Bee's Gelato. So many choices to choose from. After tasting few flavours we went for 2 cups of its fresh and sweet gelato. 


Oreo and strawberry flavours. RM16 for both. I loved the strawberry gelato. Very fresh and sourish and sweet at the same time. Like the fruit itself.

Luckily we don't take gelato that often since it is not cheap. Once in a while, it is alright to enjoy such rare treat. 


By the way you could only get them on weekends, as stated on their notice.