Healthy Combination of West and East Meal

Healthy meals can be made by changing the method used to cook the ingredients. For an everyday meal in Malay culture, we often associate cooking beef with many ingredients to prepare dishes such as beef curry or rendang.   However, in the west, the same beef is marinated and grilled. For me, this version of cooking is simple, effortless and healthier.  Therefore, in this story, through … Continue reading Healthy Combination of West and East Meal

From Leftover Ingredients to Hearty Meal

I read an article about different kinds of food made from leftovers that turned up to be a healthy meals. My favourite food is on the list which is spaghetti bolognese and shepherd pie.  In Malaysia, we also have a few kinds of dish that is made up of leftover food.  Leftover food is food that can be consumed. However, most of it turned up … Continue reading From Leftover Ingredients to Hearty Meal

What Experts Said About Coconut Oil

I discovered baking using coconut oil when I fulfilled my son’s request. I found that the cake tastes better and last longer. As I am been using this coconut oil for three years, I want to dig deeper into what experts said about coconut oil. Here is the “conversation” between the expert. Coconut oil contain saturated fat 100g of coconut oil contain 890kcal and 82.5g … Continue reading What Experts Said About Coconut Oil

Lessons learned through following recipes on the Internet

The internet is full of knowledge that everyone shares their own cooking tips.  The key for learners is, to know whether the information is accurate and helpful.  For me, there is no right or wrong way of cooking and everyone may find ways to work on their cooking skills.  As for learning through the internet, I always make a revision on the recipe that is … Continue reading Lessons learned through following recipes on the Internet

Taste of a Turkish Soup

Last winter, I travelled to Europe to visit both of my sons.  As this is my first time on the continent, they brought me for sightseeing across the states.  One afternoon, after a long walk on the street of Salzburg, Austria, we decided to rest and performed Zuhur prayer at a Turkish mosque. Visit a Turkish canteen The mosque compound bustling with people going in … Continue reading Taste of a Turkish Soup

Tea with distinctive names and flavours

Multiple way of making tea a superb drink   On a rainy day I bring a kettle to the sink and fill it with fresh water from the tap.  When the kettle is filled enough, put it on top of the two-burner metallic grey gas stove. Switch on the fire.  Meanwhile, I took dried crushed peppermint tea leaves into a teapot.  The kettle whistles.  Quickly, switch … Continue reading Tea with distinctive names and flavours

4 Lessons learned from painting boundary wall independently

I think, calculate and plan by myself  It is an eyesore to watch the railing and boundary wall of my house deteriorating for many years.   The paint has long gone, replaced by moldy walls. It was an unpleasant view.  The boundary wall needs a facelift  but  it is costly to hire people for repainting. Time does not permit DIY painting because working in the media … Continue reading 4 Lessons learned from painting boundary wall independently

Kopitiam Malaysian Coffee Shop

The taste and aroma of local coffee fill the atmosphere as you enter the coffee shop. The person-in-charge at the kitchen busy preparing people’s order. The customers waiting patiently to be served at a table. In the mean time, some are reading newspaper while others have small conversation with their friends. Majority who patronise the coffee shop are men in their 60s. Kopitiam Kopitiam is … Continue reading Kopitiam Malaysian Coffee Shop