Monday, September 29, 2008

Food Snippets (iii) - Ichigo Daifuku

What is this? : Ichigo Daifuku aka Strawberry rice cake
What's it made of? : Strawberry, red bean paste, glutinous rice flour.
How much? : RM3.50/pc.
Where can I eat it? : Jusco Midvalley.
Comments : Delicious snack/dessert. It is similar to the ones sold in the market(where they put in peanut fillings) except this one being much BIGGER and different filling. A nice big piece of strawberry sits inside the paste and the flour. Worth trying :D

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Food Snippets (ii) - Lam Mee

This week's feature : Lame Lam Mee.

What is this? : Lam Mee
What's it made of? : Yee Mee/Lam Mee noodles, seafood/fish paste and hot gravy poured on top.
How much? : RM4.00
Where can I eat it? : Rock Cafe aka Medan, Sunway.
Comments : Simple dish that took 30minutes to arrive(due to popular business). This version of Lam Mee is a little bit different than the rest. Normally, they'd be using yellow noodles, but this one they're using the fried type. Healthy servings of fish paste or seafood. Haven't had Lam Mee over 10years, not sure what to compare with xD

p/s: I keep typing LAME mee for some reason. ~_~

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Food Snippets (i) - Roti Goreng

As promised, I will be doing this food snippets session once or twice a week until I visit another food store/chain/shop/stall etc :D

What is this? : Roti Goreng
What's it made of? : Think 'Roti Canai', cut/shredded into small strips and then fried with chicken/vege ala 'Mee Goreng' style.
How much? : RM4.00
Where can I eat it? : One2Eat aka Orange, Sunway.
Comments : This mamak stall actually came from inside Sunway College, but they decided to move out. A friend introduced this Roti Goreng. Very interesting combo and tastes delicious. You may opt for yellow noodles or maggi as well if you dont want roti.

Friday, September 19, 2008

My site was featured!

Okay, so it wasn't featured. Some of my cheeky friends put up my blog when the lecturer wanted some examples of websites as he was teaching about Layouts and Designs. But thanks to them I get my 30seconds of fame on the projector :3

On the projector: There's my blog :D

Also, I've been compiling food pictures about food that you can get around Sunway. So stay tuned for more food~!

Have a sushi while you're here.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Yay! Cream corn soup ish a success!

On friday, I watched Dosanko Cooking on Asian Food Channel @ Astro and decided to try cooking this recipe for myself. A very simple recipe, it uses Corn, Bacon, Milk, Cornstarch and Water. Supposely the perfect soup for summer, and is soothing. Compared to the carbonara I did yesterday, this one would probably have much better success.

Scrape the corn: Use a sharp knife and scrape the corn in a saw-ing motion.

Recipe for 4: Two corns are used. Remember to scrape the inner part too with the blunt side of the knife. It is said that most nutrients are actually on the cob itself.

Bacon in water: You may opt to fry or just boil the bacon. If you fry, make sure it turns brown nicely and then you can drop it in the boiling water.

Result: After adding milk and cornstarch, a healthy serving of cream corn soup.

1. Scrape corn
2. Fry bacon till brown.
3. Pour bacon into water
4. Let the water boil.
5. Add corn.
6. Simmer again for another 10minutes.
7. Add milk.
8. Stir.
9.Add cornstarch mixed with a little bit of water.
10. Stir.
11. ???
12. Profit!

Ingredients used:

2 Corn
2 Cup water
2 Cup milk
2 slices of back bacon(20-30g)
1 Tablespoon cornstarch and a little bit of water
Pepper and salt to taste

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Home Alone: KC cooks Fettucini Carbonara

Mom went out for wedding dinner, Dad coming home late again. So no food at home, again. I resorted to cooking by myself again(the only chance I will ever have to use the kitchen). After random discussions on the interbutt on what to eat, Mel gave me an idea to cook pasta. I then decided, "lets do it carbonara style".

I dugg up the net and found that there are so many types of cooking carbonara. I eventually settled for this version; the 'REAL ITALIAN CARBONARA' as it seem to use the least amount of ingredients. Mind you, I am a beginner at cooking too ._.

10minutes: Boiling the fettucini.

Ingredients: Diced Char Siew, olive oil, eggs, Parmesan, black pepper.

Frying: Olive oil base, fry the char siew and add black pepper to taste.

Outcome: KC's strange carbonara version.

I used char siew(grilled pork) as my grandma had bought surplus of it and I didnt have bacon/pancetta at home. I pretty much followed through-out the video, until I poured in the egg mixture. I went "OH-SHI" because it started to become scrambled egg. I'm not sure if its supposed to do that, but judging from the video it didn't seem like it. Overall taste came out pretty much okay however. Recipe can be found towards the end of the video above.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

New furniture in my room...

I went shopping at Ikea for my much needed replacement bed. And here is what I got from them.

Shipment from Ikea: whats in it?

Fully Assembled: Big purple sofa.

Sideshot: with my blanket and pillows.

Transform! : folds down into almost queen-sized bed.

The first thing people asked me was: "Why Purple?". Well, there was only Red(one unit) and Purple(whole rack full of it). I love red, but red would seem too bright(and kinky) and I probably won't be able to sleep without an eye patch or something. There was supposedly orange too, but I never did manage to find it.

Lunch @ Ketam Village Steamboat, Ikano Damansara

After having shopped for my new bed from Ikea last week, my mom and I went around the mall to look for a place to have lunch. There we stumbled across this outlet serving personal sized steamboats.We decided to have lunch here since the weather was oddly cold(raining the whole day) and steamboat would warm us up.

They have quite alot of sets ranging from personal steamboat to cook yourself noodle sets to ala carte(small items, like fishball) orders. I had lamb noodles set and my mom had personal steamboat set. The soup of choice were either chicken soup or tom yam. There is also curry, but it seems you can only order that with the curry set.

Noodle set: Lamb noodle set, with finely shredded lamb meat for ease of cooking.

Personal Steamboat: Tom yam soup and a range of items to go with it.

Food here was decent. They managed to slice the lamb meat so thin that once you dip it in the hot soup it would be cooked almost instantly. My set also came with some fishballs and beancurd skin aside from the lamb meat and noodles. My mom's one is loaded with a large variety of steamboat items and is quite worth it. Total bill came to about RM30.00 with drinks(cold chinese tea and herbal tea).

Ketam Village Steamboat,
Lower Ground,
Ikano Power Center,
Mutiara Damansara.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Dinner at Rumahku, Petaling Jaya.

My ex-company where I did my internship called me up recently and asked if I wanted to join them for dinner. I thought to myself, why not and then I promptly agreed. Rumahku Restaurant is actually a single story banglow converted into a restaurant and resides comfortably just opposite the University Hospital. It would be better if you reserve tables(by calling them up) before you go as space is quite limited. I carpooled with Francis down to Petaling Jaya via Jalan Gasing from NPE(which my mom said would be the easiest way to get there). We reached at 7pm and I proceeded to start snapping pictures.

Curry in claypot: Prawn Curry( didn't eat this one orz)

Vegetables: Stir fried carrot, cauliflower and celery.

Hot plate: Braised tofu with egg

Fish: Portuguese styled fish.

Chicken: Baked chicken in honey.

Early guests: Hann and Francis.

The boss : Archie.

Upclose mugshot: Khairul.

Mugshot(2): Elwin.

The table(i): randomly snapping people eating .

The table(ii): more people and food.

Post Dinner(i): Cake time! (cheesecake from Berry's cake house)

Post Dinner(ii): Florence and Joey.

Cake! : Cheesecake.

While you were eating: more random shots.

The dark,dark group picture: My phone not capable of taking night/dim lighted shots.

The environment of Rumahku can be described as a very cozy place. Rumahku serves a variety of cooking styles, from fusion to western and local food. The food was surprisingly good, just like what home-cooked food would taste like. Food prices are also very reasonable. Definitely a place to place to visit, if you are in Petaling Jaya.

Rumah Ku Gallery and Cafe (PJ)
6A, Jalan Universiti,
46100 Petaling Jaya
Location Map

Phone number: 012 3131 073
Website : Here

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Dinner at Shun Japanese Restaurant, Subang Jaya

Dad was coming home late, so I went out with mum instead. I wanted japanese food, and there were a few around my area, namely Rakuzen, Ryu Men Tei, Tomoe and Shun. I wanted to try something a little different, so I went to Shun(after I read from masak-masak that they had yakimono aka grilled skewered meat.)

Shun is located right opposite of SJMC and along the same row as Domino's Pizza. It would probably be hard to miss it, as their signboard is black with red text. Shun has a very nice ambience.

Plastered all over the walls : Off-menu specials, you have to ask the waiter/waitress unless you understand japanese lulz.

Recycling: Empty bottles used as deco. I saw some bottles which had names on it too.

Sit back and relax: Menu also themed to the surrounding.

Next we ordered our food and they were:

Chazuke: Salmon Chazuke.

Set Meal: Grilled Mackerel.

Upclose and personal: Mackerel again :3

Yaki Vege: Shitake and Negima.

Yakitori: Skewered Kampung Chicken meat.

Dessert: Black Sesame Ice-cream.

Thank you too : The back of the menu.

Chazuke from RM15,skewered meat/vege are placed at RM5 each with exception to the Kampung Chicken version which is RM25 for 4 pieces. The Mackerel set is RM28, and the ice-cream RM8. Overall it was a good one, except it was kind of salty(meant to be like that) and I had to order the ice-cream to neutralize it. But the ice-cream was great, not too sweet either.

p/s: after I went home, had japanese snacks too xD

Shun Japanese Restaurant
No. 4A, Jalan SS 12/1B
Subang Jaya

Tel: 03 - 5637 9186

p.p/s: Wikimapia here.