Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Party Ideas

Planning a party? Foodnetwork.com has ideas for adult parties,
bridal showers, sushi parties, practically any party.

Monday, June 27, 2005

The King of Fruits - The Durian

According to the Lunar calendar, last Tuesday, Jun 21, was the
first day of Summer and here in Malaysia though we do not have
the four seasons, the dry weather is synonymous with the fruit
season. The one fruit that comes to mind is of course the durian.

Visitors to the country especially Westerners will shun the fruit.
It's the aroma or shall we say the smell that's the culprit.

For the locals, it's a real treat and a must-eat whenever the durian
season comes around.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

How to make yogurt

If you love yogurt and would like to make your own,
here's a recipe from 101cookbooks posted on June 18.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Muar Chinese food

Muar, which is about 45km south of Malacca city, is a town
most well-known for its Otak-otak, its O-chian (fresh oyster
omellete), its mee rebus along the Muar river banks, the part
which is referred to as Tanjong, and its assam fish in Patang
(not Patong).

I know of friends who travel all the way down from KL (a two
and a half hour trip) just to satisfy their yearn for the O-chian
and Otak-otak. The best O-chian is found along Jalan Haji Abu,
the food street in Muar. This melting pot of all sorts of food
is smack in the center of downtown Muar. Any visitor to this
coastal town once known for its bicycles will not miss it.

A trip to Muar without tasting the O-chian and Otak-otak is
definitely not complete.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Cornetto, Wall's Ice-cream and Nasi Lemak

It's a known fact that we do take things for granted and don't
appreciate things that we have around us. A visiting colleague
from the States was having a great time tucking away the
Wall's ice-cream, Cornetto - on a daily basis too. He had some
extra pounds to show for it.

The Cornetto is a mouth-watering ice-cream topped with
crunchy nuts and luxurious chocolate sauce - all contained in a
marvelously crispy cone. They come in a few flavours too -
plain vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry. Delicious!

And that's not all. He loved the nasi lemak too and also had
that for breakfast every day.

Nasi lemak with sambal ikan bilis and sambang udang

Monday, June 06, 2005

Hale & hearty soups

Beef and lentil stew


SOUPS. It's one of those all-time favourites that can be served
all year round, either hot or cold. It can be made with almost
any ingredient as long as you’ve got some good stock. Some
cooks choose the easy way out and just add water with lots of
seasoning, or crumble the ever-popular stock cube into boiling
water. Stock cubes are fine if you’re in a hurry, but these cubes
do contain monosodium glutamate.

Article and Soup recipes...(The Star/Clove)

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Dim Sum Guide

No trip to Hong Kong would be complete without trying the dim sum. These are delightful, mouth-watering snacks normally served in threes in steaming bamboo baskets and eaten with pots and pots of Chinese tea for breakfast or lunch. Popular dim sum items include steamed pork buns, shrimp dumplings and beef ball. Dim Sum literally means touching the heart in Chinese so let the Dim Sum Guide take you on a virtual tour of dim sum in Hong Kong.