Tuesday, August 24, 2010

August updates / it’s all about food and happenings anyway


I seriously need to sit down and blog properly instead of inserting photo and just put captions but… I guess I’m just lazy like that. I’m only super semangat in blogging when it comes to my travelogue because I want to remember every single detail of it.

So here, 20 photos (plus stories) for you all to see. Nothing much but at least something right?

#1 – Hello Eric Leong!

Just checked the date of the photo taken and it’s on 30th July… err.. I know it’s not in August but nevermind lah, don’t so ji-jiao (calculative) mah.

Dragged SukChin to go to Raiyah with me but only spent 15 minutes in total seeing Eric Leong because we were wondering around each and every corner of the furniture shop instead of cramping with other guests in a crowded and dangerous place that I might potentially break something valuable.

He’s a funny dude. Well, I guess everyone who watches his shows knew about it but the quote I remembered most from him was when he was an invited guest for aiFM (Sorry Pilihan radio…) and said putting up curtains just long enough to cover the windows are like forcing your window to wear “miniskirts”. Funny not! Okay lor, I admit I have very low “laughing point”. It’s easy to make me laugh and I super layan lame jokes one.

#2 – Theen preparing her “stall” during the car boot sale

After my house’s mini renovation in June, I’d cleared out few boxes of unwanted stuffs and needed a garage sale so much! Then came this car boot sale in SMJA’s parking lot the rental is $50 for half the camp. I had to ask my friends to join me (out of karitness, plus.. I’m sure they have things to clear out from their store rooms too mah) and they super “on” also.

From the above picture, we all took one corner and set up our “stalls” respectively. AT 6AM! Money not easy to find I tell you.

#3 – How it kinda looked like…

You saw those nice photos of Colosseum and the streets of Paris? Joseph took them years ago during his trip to Europe with SukChin and they’re just trying their luck in selling them. They talked to quite a number of “potential customers” but I guess it was a wrong targeted crowd.

There was this one funny ah-pek when asked to buy the piece of art, answered this, “Buat apa? Banyak jua arah internet… Download sama print saja. Free lagi tu”


#4 – Bobby’s creation.

Bobby, being a sweetheart (but only at random times like this) prepared me brunch. Baked Potato + Brinjal + Cheese Sausage + sprinkled herbs.

In short, imma name it Bake PoBrinCheeSaHerbs!
Totally uncool for a dish name whattheflyingfish!
#5 -   My humble stall, and of course.. me indulging on the food.

Not bad la business, I brought 4 boxes up and left with one box nia. I guess some stuffs are not meant to be sold. Die die cannot sell out.

#6 – Other stalls only started to set up at like 9, 10am… Super hot already at that time.

By 12pm, we all gave up and packed our stuffs. Went back to SukChin’s apartment, took  a nice shower and headed out to TPH for late lunch.

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#7 & 8 – Cheapskate couple who only go to Fratini when they’re having 50% off.

In Fratini Gadong branch. To be honest, I’ve never been to the Seria one also. Mahal bah. Who wants to eat in pricey restaurant when $1.80 kolomee, fried keuh tiaw, $1.50 french toast cheese are easily available wor? Posh restaurants can wait till anniversaries, birthdays and when people belanja. Hehehehhee.

#9 – Foamy hot Milo

So smooth and creamy! But $3+ for a Milo… *sweat*

#10 – Linguine Fratini (?) Sorry, can’t remember the name.

Something we always order because it’s wrapped in aluminium foil (kiasu, must be different from others) and plenty of seafood. Nice for 2 person.

#11 – Pizza, I don’t know what flavour.

Ate only 2 slices and the rest all sapu by Bobby the fatty bum bum. Don’t you just love a boyfriend who’s bigger than you?

#12 – My attempt in making meatballs.

Boiled some fussili and asked my favorite guinea pig to try it out. As usual, the verdict is good. And also my seafood chowder!

#13 – Not easy okay!

Sibeh many kungfu to prepare! Diced up potato, onion and carrot. Cooked them in a pot till they super tender. Add in the seafood, evaporated milk and simmer it. No cheese or cream needed. Okay, that’s like the summary of recipe. Of course you need butter to fry the veggies first.

I used crab sticks instead of crab meat because I couldn’t find it. Joseph said it’s Chinese style liao.. –_-“

Okay, as for seafood.. I had mussels, prawns, calamari and crabstick lor.

#14 – SL’s spaghetti carbonara

Smart guy. Cooked not so much and so everyone can finish it up! But, really really nice lor this one. Not creamy till very “wui”.

#15 – Suk Chin’s salad (tomato slice + mozarella cheese + basil leaf with balsamic vinegar!) super good! And also casserole.

I tell you, we’re all so talented in cooking can!

Those two tapao-ed pizza from Fratini has nothing to brag about lah.

#16 – My meatballs…

In a claypot because my mom has no other pots. Joseph said this one Chinese style also, which.. I kinda agreed because it’s just like an angmoh version of 红烧狮子头!But the claypot was super good in keeping the heat.

#17 – Suk Chin’s chocolate and cheese muffins

Must re-heat in oven first baru can eat. But yummy nonetheless!

#18 – SL’s panna cotta

Better than the first version. Vanilla and Chocolate (Hershley syrup!)

Told you we’re so super talented in cooking what the flying fish. HAHAHHAHHAAHAH!!!!

#19 – Excapade’s Takoyaki!

Do you know Excapade has takoyaki now? 6 pieces for $5! Love the egg salad and roe on top but, the takoyaki seemed deep fried for me, and not slowly grilled.

Hmm.. But I could be wrong.

#20 – Nonnie’s special porridge

I offered to cook Bobby breakfast last Friday and asked him to pick from English breakfast and porridge. Obviously, he picked the latter.

I wanted to cook shredded chicken porridge but can only find chicken wings in the fridge. So, I ended up mincing the “meat” myself.

Fried shallots, mushrooms and black fungus till fragrant. Add in the minced meat, then add the rice and water in.

Simple, but requires a lot of time to watch the fire.

And the cakoi… I where got so pandai know how to make them. You think too much liao. My mom bought them from Miri. The mini one. Hehehehe

Oh oh, the hot milo! I always add half cup of hot water and the other half, I use full cream milk. Can lower down the temperature and also add creamy goodness to it.

That’s all folk!

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