It is dragon boat festival again! Sadly, this year I am not able to celebrate this festival with my family. Thanks to the blogger. I can pre-schedule this post and let it to be published on the right time.
Mum will never disappoint me; she has made me some Crystal Zong Zi 水晶粽 and pre celebrate this festival with me before I am heading for my trip. Don’t have ‘ba chang’ this time; but I do have this crystal zong zi.
They are Soft and chewy. Though mum put in quite an amount of lye water, I don’t feel they are strong with lye water and alkaline taste. These Crystal Zong Zi are best compatible with the handmade kaya by mum. The Kaya is thick with the egg yolks and strong aroma of fresh blended and concentrated pandan juice.
This year, mum is not going to make any ba chang. Firstly, dad and bro don’t like glutinous rice. Secondly, I am away. No one is going to finish her ba chang without me as the family’s DBKL. Next, youngest bro is on his orthodontic braces where he is prohibited from taking chewy food. And finally, mum said making ba chang requires lots of hard work in processing from the raw material to the final product. Well, she has promised to make the Nyonya Zong Zi
Happy Celebration! ~
Click to view my previous year’s dragon boat festival celebration
I have not been up on blogging for quite a long time. Guess I have missed out a lot of stuff.
Firstly, have to wish WeiZhi a happy belated birthday. Secondly, gonna spare a little time to catch up with my favourite blogs! Ahh… too much reading to do~ anyhow, blog reading is always much much better than studying!
I am a little fed up with the swallowing-lecture-notes-and-books-and-vomiting-out-words-in-the-test-type of day and life. Although I have this ‘guilty’ feeling (due to the test in Fri and 2 more reports to be finished by Wed), I still want to spend a little time in blog-updating.
I always wished to try out the food in Canton-i
after reading the reviews from other food blog. Finally, I have made myself there with WenChing from Sugar Bean
months ago (hmmm, yeah, another dated post) for our dinner.
Canton-i which is owned by Dragon-I, has become the famous Chinese food chain around Klang Valley. This restaurant can definitely attract people for revisit with the elegant looking and modern oriental interior.
大姨的酸菜肉丸带着另一番风味 Contunue Reading
Test and exam are killing.
Assignments are heart-stabbing.
Reports are troubling.
Lecture notes and books are distressing.
The only thing,
My best remedy.
I, with my best coupled-friend, Sugar Bean
In a sudden urge,
Wish for something luxury but inexpensive
Somewhere we could sit back and relax
Somewhere we could lavishly eat but pay less.
And, we hopped over to Dain Ti Hill 代官山 at Pavillion KL.
Sure you would react so…
Dain Ti Hill at Pavillion KL wor?!
That’s the answer from me.
Because, one of them holding the Citibank card.
Hence, we can enjoy a sumptuousness meal at 50% off. [thanks, WenChing]
(hmmm, I am not sure it is valid until when.)
Dain Ti Hill is glamorously decorated in magnificence way that is very attractive. And it could really draw your heart to pay another visit. Contunue Reading
I have heard a lot about Kuchai Maju area from WenChing and some TV programmes keep promoting the eateries at this area. Since then, this area becomes very hot and popular. Crowded sometimes and hardly could find a space for your lovely car.
Since there are many restaurants popping up in this area, I nagged WenChing out for a lunch with me. Here we were in Chong Qing Chicken Hot Pot located at Kuchai Maju area (always want to come here and finally here am I).
Look! This place is featured in HoChak before. There are stickers on the see through glass where chef was preparing the dishes.
Day 1 – 30 Dec 08 (Night)
After the short walk at the beach, we hold tight on our schedule and paid a visit to Langkawi’s Cable Car.
The cable car ride is priced at Rm 15 for those who hold while Rm 25 for those who are not.
Up we went~
Up up up, and we finally saw the sea.
Next destination — we headed up to the second stop where it connected to the bridge. What a magnificent structure, isn’t it?! Contunue Reading
February seems to be the month of everything. As Chinese, we have the 15 days of Chinese New Year (but only few days holiday. Sigh). For the love birds out there, you have Valentine’s Day, and also the Chinese Valentine’s Day which marked on the Day 15 of Chinese New Year (also Chap Goh Mei). Also, this is the month to farewell most my friends going to and back to Australia. I have bid farewell to Yen on Monday night and the other friend, Yee Meng from Surian gang.
As tradition, we would have farewell party to get-together before any of our friends leaving to further their studies in foreign country.
And this time, our friend’s parents were generously catered a Lok-Lok van to have a Lok-Lok dinner party in the house. Yes you see it. We could full up ourselves with unlimited of Lok-Loks. This time we had the Fatman Steamboat. It was very much different from my previous experience. There were more choices and wider range of food.
Here are some pictures which I could capture. aiks… sorry, I was busy feeding my stomach. But overall, the variety available was roughly the same as those appeared in my previous lok-lok experience.
Ap giok bao. That’s what the owner of this vendor told me.
Sticks of tako which were my favourite. The tako was well-seasoned in the very Japanese style and the size of each was big too!
Dear Readers, how are you celebrating your Chinese New Year?! It must be a great celebration you all have and some even might still in the holiday! My CNY was okay but I have not have enough holiday as my class restarts today. This is too soon! I hate this and I want more holidays!!! I haven’t rest enough!
Well, then, let’s talk bout the CNY I had. This year, there was reduce of house-to-house visiting among my relatives. The only meal together was the reunion dinner on the day before the CNY day 1. It was actually like a pot luck where each family bring something and have it together in one of our houses. ^^ I did enjoy my dinner a lot as I had those mouth-watering delicacies prepared by all my aunts.
The fried spring roll，炸春卷 prepared by eldest aunt. Yes, the spring rolls symbolize the coming of spring season.
Next, my aunt’s fave — Arrowhead with lots of the greeny vege ，芽菇芹菜 (sorry, I dunno what it is in English). I took only those cutie arrowheads. Not the greeny vege.
Another one was the meatballs cooked with sea cucumbers, carrots, and salted cabbage. The minced meat was well marinated and shaped into balls. That was so yummylicious. Contunue Reading