Thursday, September 21, 2006

Feeding Shanyang has always been a challenge. Today i figured he is very bored of his porridge. So i cooked him rice with some of my childhood favorite kid dish. It worked marvelously.

1.) Kadazan Organic Rice , from Sabah give by a friend Ian Ma whom married a beautiful Kadazan gem.

2.) Steam egg with minced meat,( from mama, prepared a day ago.)

3.) veges cubes ( french bean and ladies fingers) fry it dry with garlic and onion.

that was our simple lunch for today. Shanyang feel so satisfied and fell straight asleep after feeding.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Dhall Curry Sunday

I finally get to see the great chef in action, Kala my weekend cleaner whose a wonderful cook taught me to cook an authentic dhall curry last sunday. Have been trying on my own a few times, follow recipe book, called her for recipe over the phone. This round the great master is in my house demonstrating! Yeah i can cook indian food!


A. VEGE CUBES: 3 tomatos, 2 potatos, 1 round brinjal (choose small ones, takes long time to cook), 1 carot, few strends of long beans)

B. SPICES: mustard seeds, cuming (jintan manis), 1 red onion, dry chilies.

C. Dhall ( there are many types of dhall, check with the shop keeper to get the right one) soak over nite.

and lastly 1 whole garlic and curry leaves.

1. first boil dhall with garlics (cut into thick slices) until seeds start to break.

2. then add some "babas samba" curry powder for it to adsorb.

3. start fry the vege cubes. put spices B in the oil, follow by the vege cubes and curry leaves. medium heat.

Kala the chef in action.

4. then put veges in the dhall curry pot. add adequate curry powder. and let it cook till the potato and brinjals soft. then add some kunyit powder and salt (or extra curry powder) to taste.


Started cooking at 7:30 am, the curry was ready by 9 am. Hubby just woke up and was so excited to see the home cooked indian curry. Our sunday lunch is set! If only my 18 month Shanyang can take spicy food.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Thursday, August 03, 2006

hand foot mouth

Shanyang got infected by hand-foot-mouth disease. high fever since yesterday 3am. Today his mouth is full of white blisters. Keeps crying. sometimes only switching on TV can sooth him. This is then 2nd big illness he has since he is weaned. first was measles. Also after a gathering of family kids.

I must be aware of bring him to kids gathering especially near my delivery dates.

Monday, July 31, 2006

Can you believe it?

A friend droped her black ipod video 30g in the car park while going to pasar malam in SS2. Someone found it and returned to her. It's her long lost friend, recognised her face while going through files for clues in the ipod. Isn't it damatic?

kesas jam

stucked in the jam for more than 1/2 hour on the way to work at 10.30am. no particular things happened, just a few big lorries parked by the road side. soul killing indeed. and still have to pay toll as usual.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

working cafe

Working from Starbucks, Jusco today. So many people actually use it as an "office"... the direct seller, insurance agent... meeting, sales... all day long. My drinks cost RM15.

Thinking of getting tm hot spots, then i can get online even in Jusco food court. Anyone know of any free wireless internet in KL? Let me know ar!

Photo: Built in Macbook isight

Monday, July 24, 2006

peppy lunch trilogy

It started with each colleague cooking one dish to welcome our boss, diane's return from singapore. Diane returned the favour by cooking us glorious teow chew porridge.Today is the peppy lunch trilogy by Janice - Home Cooked Muar dishes, braised xichuan pork, cabbage, mushroom mixed vege, toufu and fish ball, egg soup.

Photos: Raymond Loo ( Sony Erricson w800 via blue tooth)