Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Traveling to Johor with two kids

Johor where I was born and move to Kuala Lumpur as my parents received an offer here. We only come back to Johor when there's a wedding, family events. Because I never find johor fascinating at all. But eventually we stop coming to johor as most of my mum's siblings moved to Kuala Lumpur.

After I got married we plan for a road trip in 2015  right when Abraham turns 6months. Travelling across one state to another. I think we make 5 states. Yet that time we left early as we have no plans to go, except for the zone duty free mall.

Then recently we went to Marta fair in Kuala Lumpur. Where Abraham stumble upon Thomas Town in Nusajaya, Johor and yes of course we bought the ticket to fulfilled this love for Thomas and friends. For the whole week bugging us about Thomas, can't sleep, can't eat. 😅😅

Eventually on Sunday, we push to Johor at 2.30pm and arrive a roughly around 6.30..
We stayed at one of the airbnb's house in Seri Austin only for one night because the house wasn't fully equipped for a stay. Kids friendly yes but they have camera in the kitchen, dining area etc I feel like uncomfortable. Lol

Anyway we move to the different place next day. Which I will share about it in the next post. I love the place, warm; you feel welcome. You feel home. Owner is so friendly.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Blueberry muffins - bakery style

Hello everyone, yes I have been busy. work and family same thing bla bla..

I want to share you guys this delicious bakery style blueberry muffins; the taste is absolutely different than the usual ones I have been making at home.

I love the bakery style but I reduce the sugar and change it to molasses sugar instead normal white sugar as i'm very caution with my kids sugar intake daily hehe...

easy peasy try it you will definitely love it.

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Lemon Loaf

Simply delicious. A request by Abraham for the first time he asked for a lemon cake. I'm glad that Abraham decided something different beside chocolate. we enjoyed the lemon fragrant. It was indeed a beautiful loaf and taste amazing. I recently follow this page on facebook Happy home meals by Mandy, she seems to inspired all home cooked to cook daily and everyone there is doing their daily cooking and baking too. ra


3 whole eggs
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp lemon zest
1 or 2 tbsp lemon juice
1 cup sour cream


1.Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 9x5-inch loaf pan with floured cooking spray, or grease and flour the pan; set aside.

2.Loaf - To a large bowl, add the eggs, sugar, sour cream, and whisk vigorously until smooth and combined. Drizzle in the oil while whisking to combine.

3.Add the lemon zest, lemon extract, and whisk to combine.

4.Add the flour, baking powder, salt, and stir until just combined, don't overmix.

5.Turn the batter out into prepared pan, smoothing the top lightly with a spatula. Bake for about 50 to 52 minutes.

6.Allow loaf to cool in pan on top of a wire rack.

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Cheese Pepperoni Boat

This is really a quick fix meal you can prepare if you in a rush or you wanted something simple yet filling this boat bread would be perfect. This is my second time making it; I first tried I failed, my bread turn soggy and the cheese batter weren't strong. It was so runny.

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Grilled garlic honey glazed salmon

Hi everyone, my blog is up and down lately; I try to update whenever I can. Not that I'm free at all but when I'm really free I like to steal the time to actually relax and do nothing. I've been cooking as usual and share my photos on IG but don't really sit down and blog about it.

I feel so long that I actually got time to sit down and blog. Today Abraham went out and little Sahara in slumber land so I try to steal this time to at least share something.

I wanted to share this Salmon recipe that I recently made. I hardly buy salmon or eat the often outside. But I found this recipe I love the flavors and I'm sure it will turn amazingly delicious. Plus, one of my blogger friend Rafeeda hoping that I share this recipe anytime soon. but my so called soon kinda late haha sorry.

Grilled garlic honey glazed salmon

If you like sticky sweet flavors then you would love this recipe;


2 pieces of salmon
Black Pepper
1 tsp dark soy
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp apple cider vinger
3 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon warm water
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced


Season the surface of the salmon with salt, black pepper, dark soy and worcestershire. Set aside.

Mix the honey, water, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and a pinch of salt together. Stir to combine well.

Heat up a skillet with the olive oil. Pan-fry the salmon until half done. Add the garlic into the pan until slightly browned. Add the honey mixture into the skillet, reduce the sauce until it’s sticky. slowly add in the salmon and cook for about 1 or 2 mins for both side. Make sure the skin side stay crispy.

Its actually very simple to prepare it; don't cook the salmon too long if not it will be chewy. :) 

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Steamed Chicken & Mushroom

Yesterday I made this healthy yet delicious Chinese dish. I never actually try this steamed recipe before but I have to try to know it right?..

And it absolutely delicious and definitely healthy. Instead of having fried or curries most of the time. I guess we needed to change a little bit here and there. 

Serves 3-4
450g chicken thigh fillets,diced
5 spring onion( white part only) cut into 2cm lengths
150g fresh shiitake or button mushroom, cut in half
2 large thin slices fresh ginger, finely shredded
1 1/2 tbsp light soy sauce
2tbsp vinegar
1/3tsp salt
1/3tsp caster sugar
1tbsp peanut oil
3tbsp chicken stock or water
1 1/4tsp cornflour
Chopped fresh coriander or spring onions,for garnish


Combine all the ingredients (except cornflour n garnish). In a shallow bowl. Set the bowl in a steamer over simmering water, cover and steam for about 30mins, until the chicken is tender.

Strain the liquid into a wok. Mix the cornflour with 2tbsp water cold water abd stir into the sauce. Simmer until the sauce thicken and becomes translucent.

Pour the sauce over the chicken and mushroom, and garnish with herbs.

Monday, 17 August 2015

Fish Ball Noodle Soup

Yesterday I went to Kuala Selangor, It was an unplanned trip. We were bored at home so my husband thought maybe we drive there and have a nice seafood dinner by the river. Every time we visited KS we will definitely go for this seafood restaurant called River View. But I guess yesterday would be my last visit there as the food is no longer great as before. Beside River View seafood there's another shop called JETI seafood, I haven't try it but will do when my next visit to KS.

Opposite the River View restaurant there's a shop selling fresh noodles, fish balls, yong tau foo ingredients, baked pastries etc..another shop that i will go and get my fresh fish ball here. If you buying fish ball it always best get them at the wet market where they are packed in a bag of water. The wet market fish balls can’t keep for long, best used on the same day. They taste fresher than the supermarket ones.

You can also add yong tau foo for more variety.

Fish Ball Noodle Soup:

50 gram ikan bilis (anchovies) rinsed well
700 ml water
16-20 fish balls
3 serving noodles
4 leaves lettuce, sliced thinly
2 tsp fried shallot
salt and light soy sauce to taste, if needed 
2 tbsp chopped scallions
chili padi ( bird eye chili), sliced


First I prepare the ikan bilis stock, bring the 700ml water and ikan bilis to boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes. Remove the ikan bilis using the strainer and keep the stock. 
Slowly add in the salt and light soy sauce in the stock. while the stock is simmering add the fish balls and yong tau foo and cook until they float to surface. 

In a separate pot of boiling water, blanch or deep the noodle into the boiling water and drained immediately. 
Separated cooked noodles into serving bowl and pour the cooked fish balls soup over.  Garnish with lettuce, chopped scallions and serve with chili padi with light soy sauce at the side. 

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