Kway chap

I have tried many Kway Chap in the past but often find the star anise, cinnamon sticks and cloves are overbearing.

My mum makes a very simple Kway Chap which I miss a lot. I finally asked her for her recipe and was very surprised how easy it is to make it. I made it to suit my own family.

kway chap

Ingredients A (the braised meat)

  • 1 tablespoon pickled turnip
  • garlic  5 cloves (may add more if you like)
  • eggs (as many as you like)
  • chicken (I used half a kg of tenderloins) – this may be substitute into pork.
  • fried tofu
  • dark soya sauce
  • salt
  • coriander
  • spring onions

Ingredients B (rice noodles)

  • half a package of rice noodles
  • water (enough to cover the rice noodles)
  • fried shallots
  • rice flour about a tablespoon

Methods:

  1. heat your soup pot, add garlic and turnip and toss until the fragrance is out.
  2. add dark soya sauce, chicken, and water.
  3. when the chicken is cooked, add your eggs and fried tofu. You may add more soya sauce and water to cover the ingredients.
  4. when it is cooked and start to smell really well, add salt to taste.
  5. then, you may move on to the rice noodles, in a boiling water pot, add the rice noodles
  6. cook the rice noodles al dente
  7. when it is cook al dente, add cold or room temperature water to a table spoon of rice flour, mix well
  8. add about 3-5 spoons of the mixing into your rice noodles
  9. done, serve the noodles into a bowl, add the braised meat soup and ingredients into the bowl. Add coriander or spring onions.
  10. Ready to eat!

Green Tea Cakes

I found this great recipe for green tea pound cake but I bake them in cupcake trays so save me cutting it later. I also make changes into gram as I do not use cup measurement that much.11227388_10153415309780225_6423106990235351800_n

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 Eggs
  • 227 gr flour
  • 85 gr  sugar
  • 113 gr butter
  • 1 tablespoon matcha powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

METHOD:

  • Mix sugar and butter and mix them well.
  • Then slowly added eggs to the mixture.
  • Mix flour, matcha powder and baking powder together and sift it about three times
  • Add the sift flour into the mixture slowly
  • Pour the batter into cupcakes baking tray
  • preheat your oven in 170 degree and bake the batter in about 20-25 minutes.

 

 

Healing

Healing is a process but mine seems to take forever

Sometimes, it is good to recognise that you are sad and there is nothing wrong with being sad.

I am one of those that keep a lot inside and some people think they know me very well but maybe they only know the side I want them to see.

No matter, how strong you might be, please do take a rest and have a cry.

I have these pins might help you to have a good cry.

https://www.pinterest.com/mitsyland/healing-quotes/

 

Lontong Sayur

Happy Eid Mubarak for my Muslim friends and families.

I made a special Indonesian tradition Eid Mubarak food for hubby. This is one of his favourite must have.

Ingredients A: (Will go into food processor)

Candlenuts 2 (if you do not have this, you may skip, this will add a bit of earthy feel)

Shallots 8

Garlic 8

chillies (big and small) depending on your own taste

turmeric powder 2 teaspoons

galangal powder 1 teaspoon

ginger about 3 cm

Ingredients B:

lemongrass 1

kaffir lime leaves 2-3

coconut milk 2 cans

jackfruit greens 1 can

quail eggs 1 cans

chokoes 2 (cut into julienne)

Chicken (half a kg)

rice cake (buy from groceries so easier to cook)

Ways of Cooking:

  • Heat your saucepan with oil, put in your ingredients A from food processor, dont burn it.
  • when the fragrance is out, put your ingredients (chicken. jackfruits, chokoes and quail eggs) and simmer them along with the sauce for about a minute or two.
  • add your coconut milks, then your waters
  • once the coconut milks boil, turn the heat to low and cook slowly until the oil is coming out of the dish.
  • You can add this to your rice cake, rice cake is preferable cooked ways beyond you start this dish and have enough time to cool down.
  • I normally add crispy sambal shrimp and abc sambal terasi during servings.

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third party?

Friendships are awesome! it is great to have one or two best mates in life. One is hard to find and those who have more is very lucky in life.

However, when your best mate is married, sometimes it changes on your friendship. Your partner might not like your best mate and consider them a third party.

When something like this happen, what do you do?

Do you let your friends go?

Do you give your partner ultimatum?

Do you pick on of them?

There is not an easy answer, some friendship has endured childhood, puberty and adulthood, maybe old age. So does your partnership.

I recently watched a show on YouTube, the wife is very unhappy with the best friend because she thinks her husband loves him more than her. First, I thought the wife was just jealous but watching more, her husband accidentally said, you only waited for him for four hours. I waited him for 16 years.”

I immediately feel for them,  I know it is not love between them, it is more than love, he is a friend that he could not lose. I think it is unfair to make him choose between his friend and his wife. However, I think his friend does need to make some sacrifice and stop making his wife jealous. He would purposely said your kids loves me more than you. Do not also said to the husband, hang up the phone and do not listen to her. 

The husband does has the responsibility to make it clear to the friend that those words will hurt their relationships, all three of them. The wife needs to be friendlier to the friend too.

I do not believe it is one person’s task. I do hope their work together.

It is hard to find a great friendship and hopefully they will work together and maintain it.

 

Video on this :

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