Friday, September 30, 2011

SAIGON : c'est une belle ville! :)

There were several other Malaysian owned restaurants such as Seri Saigon and Seri Penang.

Shiny art works with lots of shiny lacquers, Fine Arts Museum.

Fountain Square and statue of General Tran Nguyen Han, a 15th Century Warrior.

Knock offs Louis Vuitton and Out-Door back packs were plenty available.

Ben Thanh Market area near to the Tran Hung Dao district.

Night market area of Cho Ben Thanh adjoining earlier markets.

Saigon Yuppies. City of romance is a living city.

The Saigon Metropolitan Building with "The Coffee Bean" outlet near the Notre Dame Cathedral of HCMC.

Smart for Two: Kecil Cili Padi!

Saigon Software Park and park adjacent to the Notre Dame Cathedral.

Another Tourist Market scene.

Fine Arts Museum HCMC.

Post Office at the Cong Xa Paris Blvd is highly artistic on its own. 
ATM (Auto teller-banking machine) has Bahasa Melayu. The building was built by French colonialist in the early 20-th century and it was designed and constructed by the famous Gustav Eiffel.

Vietnamese are friendly and hard working. 
You can tell their successful future even today.

Overview of Saigon (or new name Ho Chi Minh City).
You could fly there on MAS, Air Asia or Vietnam Airlines.

Sorry for the late/delayed description of photos :)


Thursday, September 22, 2011

LEFTOVER RICE for FRITTERS - absolutely irresistible! :)

Click HERE For The Irresistible Crispy Fritters.
Thanks Kak Pah. :)

2 1/2 cups of flour
2 grated medium sized potatoes
1 grated carrot
1 tsp of chicken granules
some parsley & spring onion - finely chopped
2 tbsp butter
2 eggs
salt to taste
oil for frying
1 medium sized onion*
1-2 red chilies*
1 cup leftover rice*
hand full of rinsed anchovies*

In a big bowl mix all ingredients except those with the * symbol. Then, blend all ingredients that has been marked * with a glass of water. Pour the blended mixture into the earlier bowl. Mix well. Batter mustn't be too thick or too runny. Heat the oil and spoon in batter one at a time. Fry until golden brown. Drain and serve hot with any kind of sauce you prefer.

Voila!! :)


Monday, September 19, 2011

APPLE DONUTS...With Green Tangy Granny Smith Bits! :)

3 cups of all-purpose flour
1 tbsp of dried yeast
1/2 cup of water
1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
2 green apples (Granny Smith) - finely chopped
some confectionery sugar for dusting
2 tbsp condensed milk
2 tbsp of butter
oil for frying
1/2 tsp salt

In a big bowl mix flour and yeast together. Add in butter and mix well. Mix water, salt and milk together then pour into the flour mixture. A slightly sticky dough will be formed and let it rest for 15 minutes. Next, add apple bits and knead until smooth. As you go along, you may sprinkle some flour if the dough is somewhat sticky. Once done, let it rest again for another 10 minutes. Place dough on floured board. Roll the dough and use donuts cutter to form donuts shape. Cover and let them rest for about 30 minutes more. Deep fry until golden brown. Drain and then let the donuts cool-down on a rack. Once cooled, dust donuts with confectionery sugar.

This Recipe Has Been Adapted From HERE.
Thank You For Sharing! :)

Enjoy! :)


Sunday, September 18, 2011

ONION BIALYS...meet bagel's twin sister! :)))

Thanks To TREAT & TRICK For The Recipe.
This is the 3rd time I've indulged my self into this unique recipe :)

Adapted and modified from The Bread Bible
Yield     :      6 bialys 
2  C  high gluten bread flour
1/2 tsp instant yeast
1 tsp salt
3/4  C plus 2 TB warm water

2 and 1/4 tsp oil
6 TB  chopped onion
1/4  tsp salt
black pepper to taste

Mix together flour, instant yeast and salt. Gradually add the water and forms into a dough. Knead the dough by hand for 10 minutes and place it onto greased and covered bowl. Let rise for 1 1/2-2 hours until doubled. Punch the dough down, let sit for another 45 minutes. Prepare the filling by heating the oil, saute the onion until translucent. Remove,  add salt and black pepper. Cool.Punch the dough down, divide into 6 balls. Shape each ball into 2 1/2 in-4 in  round and make a deep indentation in the center leaving 1 in rim.  Spoon the filling in the center.. Let sit for 15 minutes. Preheat oven @ 180 C. Bake the bialys for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Cool on rack. Serve warm.


Thursday, September 15, 2011

SELAMAT HARI MALAYSIA....& Salam Bulan Kemerdekaan Malaysia!

Merdeka! Hargai & Sanjungi Jasa Serta Pengorbanan Para Pahlawan Kita.

Hargai Barisan Pertahanan & Keselamatan Negara Kita.



Friday, September 9, 2011

GULAI DAGING DENGAN MAMAN....Kak Anymz, Masak Kari Pun Sodap! :)

Sodap Lauk Hari Ni! :)))

Jeruk Maman yang dapat hari tu saya buat ulam sikit dan sebahagiannya masak kari macam Kak Anymz cakap hari tu. Terima kasih Kak Anymz..Sodap! :) Nanti yang masih ada baki lagi tu saya nak buat masak lemak cili padi dan ulam dengan ikan bakar pula. :) Terima kasih buat kawan-kawan yang bagi macam2 idea cara masak jeruk maman ni. Bagi saya, rasa gulai tu lebih complete dengan ada jeruk maman ni.

* Tapi Kredit Untuk Masak Kari Ni Saya Tak Boleh Ambil .:)))


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

OLEH-OLEH DARI PULAU MUTIARA.....masak apa sedap?

Inilah oleh-olehnya. Cuba teka apa? :))
JERUK MAMAN ni pemberian rakan sepejabat yang pulang dari bercuti raya di Pulau Pinang. Mungkin ramai yang dah biasa makan/masak maman ni. Saya memang tak pernah langsung masak maman, beli pun tak pernah tapi kalau makan masak gulai daging salai campur maman di rumah kenduri tu pernahlah sekali dua. Itu pun dah lama dulu dan saya pun hampir terlupakan rasanya. :)) Ada yang cakap jeruk maman boleh dijadikan ulam, makan begitu saja dengan nasi...ermm, yang ni saya belum pernah cuba. Sekarang ni sedang fikir nak dibuat apa dengan jeruk ni, nak dimasak gulai atau buat ulam sahaja. Boleh digulai ke jeruk ni? Ada sesiapa yang pernah masak jeruk maman, boleh kongsi resepi? :))


Saturday, September 3, 2011

OPEN HOUSE FIRST GUEST...Eid Ul-Fitr 2011 :)

Guest Being Served With Cake & Fresh Milk. :)