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Monday, February 27, 2012

439. Goodbye

Yesterday Sunday, my old mango tree was gone. Chopped with a 'parang' and chainsawed, to make way to make a bigger car garage & a bigger gate for our front part of our house.

My old mango tree was how old? It's as old as my youngest daughter who is now 22 years old. It has bear good juicy sweet mangoes all through the years.

Goodbye my old mango tree.


Sunday, February 19, 2012

438. These 2 Dishes

Beef Stew

Asam Pedas Ikan Tenggiri

I cooked these 2 dishes for the family within this week. The first one 'Beef Stew' was not so 'laku'. Even by evening, masih tak habis.

The second 'Asam Pedas Ikan Tenggiri' sangat 'laku'. By evening even the pineapple was also gone.

For me, I like 'Beef Stew' especially when there is a lot of potatoes. Only this time my dish looked pale because I ran out of carrot and capsicums. If I'd added these two, then the dish would have some color :)

The girls, hubby, Farouk & Alif's dad like the 'Asam Pedas Ikan Tenggiri' better. Farouk is very choosy about fish that he eats and like 'Ikan Tenggiri' (Mackerel) best. Noormy like 'Asam Pedas' with any fish as long as I add fresh pineapple slices into it. Soraya is not in favor of meat.

Anyway, I think I was the only one who like my 'beef stew' and ate more of it he he.

If you like 'Beef Stew' this is how I cook it.

To Prepare :

1. Cut 500gm meat into thin slices or to your taste, clean under running water and drip dry in a sieve.

2. Skin 4 - 5 potatoes and cut into cubes.

3. 1 tablespoon 'Rempah Sup'.

4. 1 tablespoon black pepper.

5. 1 tablespoon cornflour mixed well with a cup of water.

6. 1 carrot cut into cubes, some sliced tomatoes, 1/2 capsicum (optional).

To Cook:

1. Saute in a pan, grounded 1/2 inch ginger and 3 garlic.

2. Add in the meat. Add some water. Cook until almost tender.

3. Add the potatoes, the Rempah Sup, carrot, black pepper and more water.

4. Add in the cornflour. Cook until a bit thicker.

5. Add in 1 sliced large onion, the sliced tomatoes and the capsicum.

6. Add salt to taste.

How do you cook your 'Beef Stew'?


Sunday, February 12, 2012

437. 37th year

February is our wedding anniversary month and it is always special to me and hubby. This year it is our 37th.

Hubby always stressed on food. To him it is food = love :D
Mak isah remember when we were still 'boyfriend' and 'girlfriend' , he didn't want to miss sending me homemade food from his house to the Sarawak Hospital Nursing hostel at where I was staying, just to make sure I eat good food and did not go hungry. Hishh..

So where else did we go that evening? We went out to eat. Not just the 2 of us but with the rest of the family (for those who could come of course) except for Farok & Alif's dad, who was still offshore.

We tried this 'Kafe Idaman' at 'Seberkas' roundabout (where the weekend 'Pasar Malam' was).

Noormy, my youngest daughter introduced us to eat 'Soto Campur' here. She said it was 'sedap' and they served it in a big bowl.

'Soto Campur' is a bowl of bee hoon soup and fish balls with lots of sliced meat, sliced chicken and especially sliced cartilages in it, which I love.
What's more, if you want it hot, they served you with some sliced cili padi and cili sauce as well.
You can request for more soup too.

Except for Noormy's fiance, who asked for fried 'Kueyteow', we all asked for 'Soto Campur' each. And an extra plate of 'fried rice' to share between hubby and me.

Even Alif liked the soup of the 'Soto Campur'.

And later, fried rice and 'Soto' pun habis!

Happy February to Everyone!