Sunday, 25 November 2012

Bak Kut Teh


Klang is a not so small town in Selangor. Not only is it famous for the nation's largest ports, it is also claimed by Klangites to be the real home of one of the world's most delicious and astounding dishes, the Bak Kut Teh! Growing up in Klang makes me one of the BKT addicts like everyone else here. The feeling of eating it so good that, we used to eat it for either breakfasts or dinners or even suppers every few days in a week. 

I crave for BKT most of the time, even while sleeping. After bringing B to the most delicious BKT that I know, he has also became an addict and together we share the extreme crave. The fact that I grew up in Klang, makes me have high standards for BKT. I've also tried some other BKT situated outside Klang. Despite many claims that it is nice, but still none of it can compare to the ones back home. I'm not saying all BKT in Klang taste good, but the best ones are definitely from Klang. The amount of BKT shops you can find in Klang is like the amount of 7-11s in any major cities. If you happen to be here at a sunday morning, just walk around and you will see only BKT shops open and most of them are packed with lots and lots of people.

After half of my family became vegetarians, my mom started to cook vegetarian style BKT. Not to be disrespectful but vegetarian Bak Kut Teh is just "Flour" Kut Teh. It tastes dull and doesn't seem to excite my taste buds at all. Also, there are no garlics in it, which makes Flour Kut Teh a typical B Flat for food.

Since I've move out to work in the city and is only able return to Klang on weekends, I crave for it even more. The amount of this crave for wanting to eat BKT is like Elmer Fudd always trying to catch Bugs Bunny but never succeeds. You want it but can't have it. So, please appreciate Bak Kut Teh and I hope the best ones in town will never die off. Hail Bak Kut Teh!

Food : Bak Kut Teh
Location : Klang
Type : FZCuQian-M17 & DIN

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Pasta alla Carbonara



Homemade Carbonara, nothing fancy, just some mushrooms and chunks of sausages. I have no idea how to make a proper carbonara, usually just mix all the ingredients and sauce together, then add in cooked noodles. I love both red and white sauce pasta, but B don't really all kind of red sauce, so usually we have only carbonara or onions & cream sauce for pasta. 

When come to pasta, we both just don't like long noodles. Maybe is too much long noodles in chinese food? I remember once we bought a packet of spaghetti and we both hate it. Just hope to finish it asap, and have some nice penne or spirali.

Food : Pasta alla Carbonara
Location : Kuchai Lama
Type : Lavanderia

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Homemade Mapo Tofu


Since we moved in to our new home, we finally have our own kitchen, and guess what? More cooking to do everyday :) I can't really cook, so most of the time we have only simple meal, including rice, eggs,  vege and some meat, mostly pork. We both love tofu and pork so much, so one day we just decide to try to learn mapo tofu. 

After we got the recipe online, and some quick shopping, our first attempt of home-made mapo tofu!! *fingers crossed* As the result turn out not bad, we love the flavours and of course the pork! Since then, this have been on our dining table a lot of times ( Sometimes 3 days in a week!) 

Here are the simple instruction : 
Ingredients : Minced pork (200g), 1 block of soft tofu (cut into small cubes), 3 - 4 chinese mushroom or button mushroom(cut into small cubes), water, garlic, spicy fermented bean paste and some cooking oil.

Step 1 : Heat the pan with some cooking oil and garlic, then add in the pork, bean paste and some water to keep the pan from drying. Cook it for around 5 minutes. 
Step 2 : Add in tofu and the mushrooms and cook for another 5 minutes. 
Step 3 : We are done! Add some pepper and fried onions or spring onions for extra seasoning :)

It is so simple that we don't mind eating it all week, because we can have our dinner faster! LOL

Food : MaPo Tofu
Location : Kuchai Lama 
Type : Quaver Sans

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Kopi-O


Not really a big fan of coffee. If I have to order something that is coffee base, it will only be mocha. Always prefer tea. Green tea, black tea, chinese tea, english tea, etc.. I can drink tea all day long but can't finish the second cup of coffee. 

I'm not the only tea person at home, but I'm the only one at home who is not a coffee fan. I always thought when I grow up, I might like the taste, but I just don't like it. A lot of people do say I look and act like the youngest among all my siblings. I just don't like all these "adult drinks" like beer or coffee or whatever it is and it taste weird. 

I'm not against coffee, I still crave for a cup of nice iced blended java chips in a hot afternoon... I just don't get it why do people love it so much. It taste really awful to me. 

This cup of coffee is also from Tiong Kok Kopitiam, Klang. I love the old vintage feel of the place. Everything there is really old, at least 20 or 30 years of history I guess. Usually my family will order kopi-o or kopi, so I think the coffee should taste really good there :p

Food : Black Coffee (Kopi-O)
Location : Tiong Kok Kopitiam, Klang, 
Type : Helvetica

Friday, 16 November 2012

Nasi Lemak


Nasi Lemak - Coconut milk rice

One of my favourite breakfast at home, Nasi Lemak. I still remember during school holiday, mommy will buy me one packet for breakfast. I always eat it with my favourite milo-ice-kosong-kao.

Normally they will have peanuts, cucumber and anchovies, together with egg and sambal with the coconut milk rice. But as everyone knows I'm really picky on food and my no vege policy, usually I will customize my nasi with only rice, sambal and hard boiled egg. I just love the texture when the egg-yolk mashed and blend with the rice together.

What makes a good nasi lemak? It's all about the sambal! You can't deny that everyone here just love sambal / spicy food! We eat almost everything with chili padi or sambal. I can't tell you which place have the best nasi lemak, but I can let you know which is my favourite.

The picture shown above is taken in a coffee shop call "Tiong Kok Kopitiam", located at Klang, my hometown. It is a small stall outside the shop, around 3 - 4 person preparing, and they don't bring to your table, it is a self-service place. When you reach there, you can always see people queuing to buy some yummy nasi on weekends morning. Sometimes when I'm really hungry, I will add on a chicken rendang, which taste really good with the creamy rendang and spicy sambal! 

Food : Nasi Lemak 
Location : Tiong Kok Kopitiam, Klang
Type : Tommaso

Tutorial : No Bake Cheesecake


I remember when I first started dating with Reuben, he told me he knew how to make cheesecake! So I said awww...good then make 1 for me, he said okay, when he have his own kitchen. So I waited for 4 years, after we move to our lovely new home, and own a kitchen. Yay, I can have my cheesecake!

Most of the time, I'm the one who do the preparing and cooking, but this time we swap places! Reuben do all the stuff, and I'm just there helping around and fooling around!

Here are the step-by-step instruction :

Step 1 : Prepare ingredients ( Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Marie Biscuits, Lemon Juice, Butter, Peach, Condensed Milk) 
Step 2 : Pick up your biscuits and load them into a plastic bag 
Step 3 : Use your rolling pin and GO WILD on your biscuits! 
Step 4 : Mix your powered biscuits with butter and spread them evenly in a pan 
Step 5 : Smoothen your “crust” and put it into the freezer for 30 minutes 
Step 6 : Mix the cream cheese, condensed milk and lemon juice 
Step 7 : Add peach into the mix 
Step 8 : Spread your mix evenly onto the crust and put into the fridge for 3 hours 
Done :) Enjoy your cheesecake!

I LOVE cheese cake, but I never really love no-bake cheesecake until I try this. I guess is because all the hard work we have to do before eating it!

Good luck :)

Tom Yum


Tom Yum Seafood Bihun (Rice Vermicelli)

I can't eat spicy food, but I love the sour & spiciness in tom yum soup! Whenever I saw tom yum fried rice or noodles or whatever tom yum is it on the menu, it make me just want to order it. I can't describe my feelings towards this, I just love it. 

I remember once, I had too much tom yum, it almost make me sick! Still remember it, it was a public holiday, I went to Genting Highlands with my family and they prepare steamboat for dinner. I think i skipped lunch, that's why I was very very hungry, and when i saw tom yum on the table, i just add a lot of tom yum in my bowl. After dinner, I started to feeling weird and I had a stomach ache that night. Conclusion is, don't have too much tom yum in a very empty stomach. But still, you can always find a bottle of tom yum paste in my fridge :)

Lunch at Thai Kopitiam, nearby where I stay. The restaurant is own by Thai people, so the food there taste very authentic, just like in Thailand. The flavour in the soup is so rich, I can just have soup and rice for lunch. Too bad the seafood wasn't that fresh, the prawns taste powdery :s So they can get only 7 out of 10.

Food : Tum Yum Seafood Noodles
Location : Thai Kopitiam, Kuchai Lama 
Type : Blanch