Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Walk-a-Payung 2009

Tahun nie walk a payung diadakan di negeri Sarawak bertempat di Amphitheatre Jalan Budaya, Kuching hari ahad 13 Disember. Cuaca di Kuching pada awal pagi tidak begitu mengizinkan kerana hujan lebat. Tapi pada pukul 7.30 pagi hujan reda dan cuaca menjadi semakin panas. Perjalanan berjalan kaki dimulakan pada pukul 8 pagi sejauh 4 km. Sebelum itu, Presiden PSLEM Prof. Madya Dr. Esha Das Gupta dan Dr.Tay dari Hospital Umum memberi ucapan dan kesemua peserta berkumpul untuk sesi bergambar. Saya ada lihat Setiausaha Eksekutif Chee Siew Lian datang untuk acara ini. 
Selepas berjalan kaki selama satu jam 4km kaki saya melecet. Sedap juga dibuatnya menyesal tak pakai kasut sukan sebab saya pakai sandal. Padan muka saya. Kawan saya, Madam pula agaknya 15 minit dia dah giveup. Kaki cramp dan rasa nak pengsan katanya. Alahai. Kalau selalu exercise macam ni boleh jadi slim. Dibawah adalah gambar acara yang sempat saya ambil.

Dari kanan : Dr. Tay dan Presiden PSLEM

Dalam perjalanan berjalan kaki

Hari yang sama Padang Merdeka ada acara Karnival

Saya dan Madam

Majlis Bandaraya Kuching Selatan (MBKS)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Butter Prawn

Butter Prawn
This is one of my favourite dishes. I always get praise whenever i make this even my friend ask for the recipe. On 1st December was my birthday so i decided to cook since i don't know what to eat outside and crave for the prawn. I didn't publish this earlier because my laptop had a problem and today i get my new laptop yeye....which i share with my father. Along with this dish i made broccoli stirfry with egg tofu.

Broccoli Stirfry with Tofu

Recipe for Butter Prawn:
  • Prawn (i use quarter of a kg)
  • Diced garlic
  • Diced/sliced chillies with 0r pepper
  • Butter
  • Evaporated milk
  • Curry leaves
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  1. Deep fry the prawn in batches. Set aside.
  2. Melt the butter and fry garlic, chillies and curry leaves. More you put curry leaves the more aromatic it will be. I like to put a lot.
  3. Pour in evaporated milk as much as you like.
  4. Season with sugar and salt. Put pepper at this stage if you want.
  5. Stir the prawn in the mixture until well coated. Ready to be serve.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Simple Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love chocolate chip cookies. Can't always afford to buy Famous Amos. So i decided to make myself since i still have an extra block of butter and a few packet of flour left from Hari Raya. The picture shown here is my cookies and it come out well for first timer. Yeah! It taste almost like Famous Amos. This definitely my next year hari raya biscuit.

Do you know the first person who invented this cookie was Ruth Wakefield, who was the owner of the Toll House Inn in Massachusetts in 1930. She added small chunks of a Nestle's Semisweet Yellow Label Chocolate bar to her butter cookie dough and it became an instant hit. Due to this, in 1939, Nestle create and sell their chocolate morsels or chips.

Basic ingredient in the dough are flour, sugar (white and/or brown), butter or margarine, baking powder and/or baking soda, eggs, vanilla, and chocolate chips. However, chocolate chip cookie taste and texture do vary by recipe. Depending whether you like it crispy or soft and chewy. More brown sugar give caramel flavour.

Cookie Dough


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C).
  • 170g unsalted butter, room temperature. I use salted butter, the only one in the fridge.
  • 130g granulated white sugar. Use less sugar is better as chocolate chips are already sweet.
  • 140g brown sugar.
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 260g all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda. I use baking powder.
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract.
  • 1/4 salt. I dont add as my butter is salty.
  • 210g chocolate chips. Can also use chocolate chunks.
  1. In a bowl, mix together flour, baking soda and salt.
  2. In another bowl or in a mixer bowl, cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the egg and egg yolk, beating until well combined. Beat in the vanilla extract.
  3. Gradually add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and beat just until incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  4. Form the dough into balls. Place and flatten each balls on a baking sheet. Make sure each ball is well space.
  5. Bake the cookies for about 15-17 minutes or until they are light golden brown in color and just set.