Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy 25th Birthday

This year, I celebrated 3 times for my 25th birthday. First one was at Mentakab during Sin Yee, Siew Chin, Kogi, Winnie open's house party. It was a surprise party for me, because I sang along the birthday song. So noob..

The second celebration was with Kuantan friends (Ven Chian, Kah Joon, Choo Uei, Yew Yik, Suok Teng, Ee Wei, Peck Wei, Sin Yee, and Siew Chin) at Deli France. I was not feeling well and vomitted that night. Fall sick on birthday is really no fun at all.

The third celebration was at home, with my family. It is more like a gathering, with lots of nice steamboat food. First of all, family pictures, all showing sign of peace :)Picture with my cousins. This year, they gave me one new slipper to replace my old blue-asadi slipper. This new slipper is more funky, modern, young look.Lastly, see the picture of my car. Not enough spraying 'snow' on me, my cousin went to spray on my car. I just wash my car the day before!! Argh!!
Well, I start to feel I am getting older. Lots of resolution that I have not achieve. I hope my wish can come true..

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Cooking Weekend 1

Weekend whenever I got to do methadone, i will be staying alone at Jerantut. Thanks to the induction cooker from my HTAA good friends (Ee Wei, Li Yin, Peck Wei, Siew Chin, and Suok Teng), I decided to start learn cooking. Using induction cooker is very good, as 90% of the electrical power is transferred to cooking, and only 10% is lost to the environment.

So.. A noob in cooking want to learn cooking.. lol.. Day 1 cooking, after methadone, i drive back to Jerantut and drop by at Tong Fatt (TF) Value Mart to buy some groceries. I consulted one malay lady on how to choose tomatoes. Then I bought cabbage, yellow mee, fish balls, potatoes, carrots, nuggets, and cooking oil.

The picture below show preparation part. I am such an organized person.. lol lol.. First of all, i blanch potato and carrot in boiling water (quite long because I like to eat soft potato and carrot) with one small teaspoon of salt (to taste). Then lastly only add in fish balls and cabbage.Then, the advantage of using induction cooker is it can heat up the oil very very fast with the fast frying function (temperature reach 260 degree celcius). So I fried yellow mee with soya sauce. Then only i add in the ingredients that I have blanched previously.
The picture below show my Day 1 dinner. Quite satisfied, but small portion of the mee is too crunchy (overcook.. lol). Guess how much for this meal. Only cost me about RM2.50 for dinner and left over for supper.Then on the next day, again i cook, but this time darker version of yellow mee. And I also add in tomatoes in my soup to make it taste nicer. Frying nuggets using induction cooker is very fast and only small amount of oil is required. This meal cost me about RM3.60. Nice! See my ABC soup with potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, fish balls, cabbages, with no artificial flavouring at all.Stay tune for my next cooking post on spaghetti with mushroom sauce + fried nuggets. Yummy!!