Saturday, September 24, 2011

Bunny's Next Step In Life

Another reason why my blog has been neglected is also because Hunny Bunny has tied the knot, planning for the wedding ceremonies, bought a new condo together and changed to new jobs.

Here's a preview of my prewedding photos...

I had a fun time photographing with my close friends at Cameron Highlands :)

Then this one was taken at Frasers Hill...Love the feel there! Wished my Hunny was more cooperative though...

Wedding Dress by Vows nWhite .
Makeup at Cameron Highlands by Grace Wang
Makeup at Frasers Hill by Leric Yap

Bunny Enjoys Sri Paandi @ Section 12

My Hunny brought me to eat delicious Indian food at Sri Paandi this year and their stuff are really delicious!

Their Banana Leaf rice is really yummy. Instead of plates, a banana leaf is used. Freshly cooked rice is scooped on the leaf, followed by the a mixture of vegetables. Banana Leaf Rice is primarily a vegetarian meal and meat is optional. I am not sure what is the name of the dry chicken curry but it is really tasty! It is spicy, salty and the usage of spices fills your tastebuds satiated even though 30 mins after I eat...I can still taste the spices.

Another visit to Sri Paandi, I ate their Poori Set....Poori is an unleavened Indian bread made from wheat flour like Atta and a lil salt and then deep fried in Ghee and it puffs up to a small ball. It is really really delicious is often served with potato curry side dishes. This too is served on a banana leaf.

Home Cook Series - Noodles (Part 1)

Besides Rice and side dishes, I do indulge in noodles or pasta once in a while...

Bi Hun, Salted Vege Soup with Tomato, Lean pork meat and Greens

Dry Style Pan Mee with Cabbage and Boneless Roast Duck

Taiwanese Dumplings, Pan Mee, Fried Kampung Egg and Blanched Long Cabbage

The same for the next day but with lettuce...hehehe

My Fav...Fish paste balls, Udon, Cabbage in Ikan Bilis Broth

Home Cooked Wantan Mee, Choy Sum and Prepacked Shrimp Dumplings

Pure indulgence - Cheesey Pasta with Brocolli

Pure comfort food - Blanched Cabbage, Chicken, Mushroom cooked with sesame oil and Pasta

Home Cook Series - Rice

I always cook my own lunch from home as I grow sick of eating the same food around my office and also at my current work place, there isn't much choice of food to eat...

Normally, I'd have rice and at least 2 side dishes...

Blanched Pork Belly with Xiao Bai Cai and Basmati Rice

Plain Porridge with steamed pumpkin and Xiao Bai Cai

Salted Cabbage soup, Minced Pork and Sinful Calrose Rice

Blanched Spinach seasoned with Sesame Oil and Soy Sauce

Sai Tou Fish Paste Omelette Roll, Blanched Spinach and rice

Steamed Half Salmon Fish Head with Ginger and Rice

Mum's stewed Chicken, Blanched Cos Lettuce and Rice

Many Grain Brown Rice with young Okra, Pea Sprouts and Steamed Spare Ribs

One of my favourites - Steamed pumpkin, Xiao Bai Cai, Stewed pork belly and Rice

Unpolished Brown Rice, Steamed Pumpkin, Greens and Tumeric Chicken

Unpolished Brown Rice, Steamed Pomfret

Quick and Easy Meal - Rice, Canned Sardine and Mixed Veges

Mixed Grain Rice, Fried Kampung Egg, Cai Xin, Fish Paste Dumplings

Curry Chicken, Kai Lan and 10 Grain Rice

Mushroom, Chicken, Ginger, Xiao Bai Cai and Rice

Delicious Salted Fish, lean pork meat with carrots, blanched Kai Lan and Rice

Noms Noms Home Cooked Food....

Friday, September 23, 2011

Jan 2011 Ipoh Trip

I organised an Ipoh Trip by tour van load to Ipoh back in January 2011 and had a blast there. We visited the beansprount farm, Ipoh Old Town, ghost town Papan, Tin Mine Dredge and had yummylicious food at Tg Tualang.

What do you normally do in Ipoh? Eat? Visit old temples? After a few visits of the same things, I got bored and was very lucky to have Winky (an Ipoh hometown outgoing guy) to bring us around. We started by going to his brother's Restoran Kaki Bukit at Menglembu for breakfast. As I forgot to charge my camera, I was conserving battery and didn't take much photos. I really love their homemade kaya...thick, fragrant with pandan, egg n coconut...very delicious with toast!

Next, we went to the beansprout farm in Buntong. It is a cottage industry which runs on a 24 hour schedule as the water soaking the beans/sprouts had to be changed every 3 hours! The mung beans are from Thailand and they are soaked in underground mineral water (I tasted the water and it was clear and had a lightly sweetened taste). During the first stage of soaking till it starts to sprout is very critical and must be handled dirty hands must touch it or the beans will not sprout. Once they sprout, the best is found on the top layer and usually each plastic blue tong has 5 to 7 layers (qualities) of beansprouts. Once the sprouts are ready to be harvested, it is sprayed with high volumes of water and then washed to loosen the skin from the beansprouts heads.

Loads of sprouts here...

The biggest and fattest beansprout layer is the 1st layer which is sold to Ipoh's famous chicken rice shops. The 2nd layer is sold to Kuay Teow T'ng and Char Kuay Teow sellers, the 3rd, 4th, 5th layers are to the wet markets and normal customers, the final and last layers will be used as feed to livestocks.

The photo shows what a 2nd layer fatty beansprouts look like...this is to be sold to the kuay teow soup and fried kuay teow nice, so fat, so crunchy, so sweet!!!!

Next, we went to Kong Heng at Ipoh Old Town for lunch and I had my all time favourite Pork Satay and extra special kuay teow soup...

RM0.60/stick...delicious lean pork meat, pork coagulated blood and intestine...super duper yummy fragrant peanut sauce....

Extra ingredients for the Kuay Teow Soup at RM7/bowl....smooth slippery kuay teow noodles, rich tasty prawn and chicken broth with some chives, smooth chicken flesh...really worth the steep price *slurrrps*

After lunch, we adjourned to the Tanjung Tualang Tin Dredge a.k.a. Kapal Korek. I first saw the Tin Dredge was when I read Lat's Kampung Boy comics. To see it in actual life took my breath away. As the Perak Government is poor in promoting their tourist spots, not many people know that the tin dredge is actually available for visitors...We paid RM5/person to enter this historical ship

Although it was sinking but I was in total awe when I entered the ship. Only half of us climbed up this half rusting ship. The others chose to stay on the ground. We had to be super careful climbing up the stairs and walking on the platforms as most were rusty and may not support our weight.

Here are some giant scooping bins that was used to scoop the precious metals along with the soilbed to be processed, sifting out the tin ore....

After a hot and sweaty tour of the Tin Dredge, we continued our journey to the last destination - Tanjung Tualang to enjoy our prawns dinner. We ordered 2 types of freshwater prawns, 1 Guinness Stout spare ribs, 1 Yam Ring, 1 Green Vege and 1 Thai Tofu. All these came to RM25 per person Truly satisfying...

Just done nicely. Sticky, not too oily and Meaty

Tangy, Sweet, Crunchy Thai Style Tofu Salad...a refreshing dish

Delicious Yam Ring with a chockful of fresh vegetables

Dry Fried Prawns...fragrant, tasty and delicious

Loads of delicious Nai Yau Prawns....noms....delicious

Woaah....take a look at this roe rich prawn!!! Super delicious....!

What do you think?? It's well worth the RM25/pax for 9 person!

Thursday, September 22, 2011's been quite a while....

Ever since I got"active" in my FB, I have neglected my blog loads...well...I will try to update more often again....