A friend needed to get an amplifiers for his recording studio at a very last minute and he has been asking hubby whether got any supplier that can supply amplifiers. Hmmm…hubby asked him to check out the guyatone amplifiers at guitar center. I am sure he can choose from many models from there at a cheaper price. Do check it out.

Sambal Kecap Manis

Sambal Kecap Manis

Ingredients :
Some chopped shallots
1 red bird’s eye chilli. chopped
1 tsp lime juice
ABC saus kecap manis

Method :
1. Mix everything in a bowl and serve as dipping.

Ikan Bakar Kecap Manis

Ikan Bakar Kecap Manis

Fish, any kind and I used ikan kembung
2 tbsp ABC saus kecap manis
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp coriander
5 cloves garlic
5 shallots
1 candlenut
1 tbsp olive oil

1. Blend turmeric, coriander, garlic, shallots, candlenut and olive oil till fine like a paste.
2. Marinate the fish with the blended ingredients and ABC sauce kecap manis for an hour.
3. Grill the fish in oven until the fish is completely cook.
4. Serve with white rice and sambal kecap manis as dipping.

The Reeds Jewelry

Fall in love with some designer jewelry lately.  Have been collecting a few of it but the pricing is certainly pricey to me. Nevertheless, it couldn’t stop me from purchasing it because I just so in love with it. The latest one is the Scott Kay jewelry collection which has a very unique design. I am telling myself I am gonna get it one day as a reward for myself.  :)

Hainanese Chicken Chop

hainanese chicken chop a

Ingredients :
4 chicken thigh, deboned
4 potatoes, cut into wedges
1 tomatoes, cut into slices
2 big onion, cut into slices
1 small can of green peas

A bit of cornflour for coating

Ingredients for Marinating :
1 tsp soya sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
A dash of pepper
1 tsp cornflour
1 egg

Ingredients for Sauce :
6 tbsp tomato ketchup
2 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp HP sauce
1 tsp LP Worcestershire sauce
1 cup water
2 tbsp sugar
Some cornstarch for thickening

1. Marinate the chicken thighs with marinating ingredients, preferably overnight.
2. Coat the marinated chicken thighs with cornflour and deep fried till golden brown. Dish up and set aside.
3. Deep fried the potato wedges till soft and golden brown. Dish up and set aside.
3. In a pan, heat a tablespoon of oil. Sautee the garlic and onion till fragrant. Add all the ingredients for sauce except the cornstarch.
4. Let it simmer for about 10 mins or till the onion is soft. Then add in green peas and thicken the sauce with cornstarch solution.
5. To serve, arrange the deep fried chicken thigh, potato wedges and sliced tomatoes on a plate.
6. Pour the sauce over and serve while it is still hot.

hainanese chicken chop

Watercress Herbal Tea

A very refreshing herbal tea boiled with watercress.

Watercress Herbal Tea

Ingredients :
1 big bunch of watercress, trimmed the end
10 pcs red dates
5 pcs honey dates
2 carrots, peeled the skin
2 litre water

Method :
1. Bring the water to boil in a big pot.
2. Add in watercress, red dates, honey dates and carrot.
3. Let is simmer for about an hour over small fire.
4. Remove from stove and let it cool.

Watercress Herbal Tea a


Audio Interface Controller

Heard off this denon dn-hc4500 pro? I was at a friend’s recording studio recently for a radio advert recording. While waiting for the talent to arrive, I was there adoring on his mini audio interface controller. The sound engineer told me there are lots of gadgets needed for a recording studio. And to open a recording studio needed a very high cost for it. Hmmm… totally agree with him.


Takoyaki a

Ingredients :
2 cups Dashi stocks ( I used icy cold water )
2 eggs
3 tsp Kikkoman soya sauce
250gm flour
1 tsp chicken stocks
Few pieces of crabsticks, cut into small pieces
Spring onion, cut into small pieces

Garnishing :
Takoyaki sauce
Kewpie mayonnaise
Dried bonito flakes
Dried seaweed, cut into thin stripes

1. In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients with a whisk.
2. Heat up the takoyaki pan. Brush the pan with some oil.
3. Pour the takoyaki batter into the hole till full.
4. Drop in crabsticks and spring onion into the batter.
5. Cook it for about a minute. Use a sharp skewer or a toothpick to turn the takoyaki over. You can check it out the from you tube on the steps. Alternatively you can check out the you tube from Ochikeron and Cooking With The Dog.
6. Cook for another few minutes by turning around the round takoyaki balls till a lightly browned and crispy.
7. Place the takoyaki on a plate. Drizzle with takoyaki sauce and mayonnaise and top with dried seaweed and bonito flakes.

Takoyaki b

Bak Kut Teh

Bak Kut Teh

A complete one pot meal.

Bak Kut Teh a


Ingredients :
1 packet of Bak Kut Teh premix ( I use A1 brand )
6 pcs tong kwai ( angelica roots )
A handful of wolfberries
1 whole garlic
600gm pork ribs
500gm pork belly
1 packet enoki mushroom or any types of mushroom
Beancurd skin ( fu chok )
10 pcs taufoo puffs
2 litre water
2 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp dark soya sauce
4 tbsp soya sauce

Method :
1. Blanch the pork ribs and pork belly in a pot of boiling water for about 10 – 15 minutes. Rinsed with cold water and set aside.
2. In a pot, add the packet of Bak Kut Teh premix, 2 litre water, tong kwai, wolfberries, garlic, oyster sauce, dark soya sauce and siya sauce.Bring to boil.
3. Once boiled add in pork ribs and pork belly. Let it simmer for about an hour till the pork ribs and pork belly are soft and tender.
4. Add in enoki mushroom, beancurd skin and taufoo puffs. Simmer for another 10 minutes.
5. Serve with white rice and ‘yau char kwai’.

Wooden Boxes

Went to Jusco few days back and they are having their anniversary sales . Found some wooden boxes for sale at a very cheap promo price. If you get a set of 3 wooden boxes, it is cheaper by 60% from its normal retail price. Hubby and I grab 12 pcs of wooden boxes and we intended to store the kids toys into the wooden boxes.