June 29, 2010

Soufflé Omelette and Hot Coffee

There are days that you just want breakfast all the time. So after a long day at work and craving for some sort of eggy-breakfast, I came across this simple omelette recipe. The ingredients are simple, but first the sauce:

Mushroom sauce:

Melt a tablespoon of butter, and add the sliced white mushrooms. Fry for about 4 minutes (try not to stir it too often to prevent sweating) then add a teaspoon of flour and enough milk to your preferred consistency. A dash of pepper.


Soufflé Omelette:    

Whisk the egg whites (2 large eggs) until stiff. Beat the yolks with a a dash of salt. Fold the whites into the yolk. Then melt some butter and pour the mixture into the skillet. Cook over gentle heat for about 4 minutes then place it in the oven till the top is golden brown.


Dish out and pour the mushroom sauce over.
Now breakfast (or rather my dinner) is ready. Now to complete the breakfast (or rather dinner)  a hot cuppa coffee would be great.

I’ve gotten some Hot Can coffee during a launch last week, so in a wink:



  1. Peel the anti-tempered label
  2. Push the base to active the self-heating mechanism. (watch out for that steam)
  3. Shake it and when the indictor turns green, it’s ready.

The drinks are courtesy of Hot Can, during it’s recent launch. Thanks Nazeen for the invites.


June 27, 2010

Udang Masak Lemak Cili Api

Haven’t been cooking for a while, and walking along the fresh food aisle, I think I over shopped again when I came back with pork, chicken, fish, prawns and some greens. So a quick clean up and repack before going into the freezer while I put together the ingredients for masak lemak cili api.


So I have:

2 stalks of lemongrass – bruised

5cm cube of ginger, 2cm cube of turmeric, 1 onion, 4 cloves of garlic, 6pcs of bird’s eye chilies – pounded into paste

300gms of medium sized prawns,

3pcs of kaffir line leaves, 1pc of assam keping

100gm of coconut milk

Tumis or saute the paste and the lemon grass for about 5 minutes with medium heat. The lovely gingerly scent is refreshing along with the golden ray from the turmeric. Add the coconut milk and stir it well and let it simmer. Depending on the consistency, and feel free to adjust it by adding some water. Add in the assam keping, kaffir lime leaves and the prawns. A few dashes of nampla sauce then salt and pepper to taste. Pop in more chilies if you love it hotter.

Pretty simple isn’t it.


June 17, 2010

Yut Kee

Overly blogged, talk about and frequent. I shall let the pictures do the talking.









Yeah, all these for breakfast.

Sometimes it is stressful to dine there. You have like crowds waiting in front of the shop, and they are staring at your food.

June 13, 2010

Tanjung Sepat

While my schedules are settling back to normality, I still needed a short excursion to refresh myself off the madness. So with my trusty Garmin, I decided to venture to Tanjung Sepat.

About an hour journey from Damansara, equipped with Glee soundtrack and mostly self-composed-duwaaabs with unknown scats, I got there late in the afternoon. The plan is to do a quick tea break, walk around the fishing village, watch the sunset, seafood dinner then back home.

First stop is to Hai Yew Hin, the famous pau shop of Tg. Sepat. The age old coffee shop is furnished with countless fading newspaper-review cut outs. The joint has seen better days and right opposite their dine in, it’s their new mini-production facility where everyone could just walk in to place a bulk orders and look at the busy ladies working on the steamed buns.

I ordered the sang yuk pau and the mui choy pau, and within second they are served. Pair it with the local coffee, you get yourself a lovely tea break.       IMG_5905


Mui Choy Pau (preserved vegetable steamed bun)


Sang Yuk Pau (steamed minced pork + hard boiled egg bun)


Before dinner time, a drive & walk around the fishing village;





This particular temple caught my attention,


Look closer and you will learn that Batman and Robin originates from Tanjung Sepat, not Gotham City. HahahahaIMG_6022

By dinner time, most of the local seafood restaurant is packed with customers, I chose Ocen Seafood Restaurant. And 45 mins later (the price you pay when you choose a restaurant based on number of crowd in it), dinner is served.


Sizzling O’chien (clam’s omelette)

Hands down to this, I feel this is one of the best o’cien I had. They altered theirs to a deconstructed version, with a nice crispy layer of omelette and the fresh clams, unlike the usual o’cien which is too starchy for me. This version gives a great texture and the sizzling plate keeps it warm too.


Stir fry potato leaves with sambal

Every meal got to have some greens, so here it is. Nothing to shout about but no complains too.


Steamed lala

Seafood at it’s best when it’s being cooked in the simplest way. Here the clams are being steamed with ginger, chilies and rice wine, and you get lovely broth.   


Crab in salted eggs sauce

Mud crabs, deep fried then coated with salted eggs sauce. A nice aroma from the curry leaves.

All in all, there’s is nothing to boast about of the cooking style, the main difference here is the freshness of the seafood. And yeah, it make a huge difference when it is this fresh.


A night walk after dinner.


There are few other things I discovered, which it’s available in the morning, and I shall come back to:

1. savour the seafood bakuteh (breakfast only)

2. visit the coffee house (they roast their beans everyday at 7am)

3. orchard visit (longan & dragon fruit)

4. seafood maggie mee (where instant noodle is cooked with the freshest catch of the day)


How is your weekend?