Thursday, November 11, 2010

Ginger cookies

55g butter, softened
2 tbsp golden syrup
210 castor sugar
2 3/4 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp ground nutmeg
Pinch of slat
165g plain flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/4 tsp cream of tartar

Put sugar, golden syrup & sugar in a mixing bowl. Beat until mixture turns pale. Sift in flour, bicarbonate of soda & cream of tartar and add salt, groound ginger & nutmeg to mix. Stir until a soft dough is formed. Wrap in a cling film & refrigerate for 15-20 minutes.

Make small cherry-sized balls of dough & place them on lightly-greased trays, well spaced.

Bake in preheated oven at 180 degrees celsius for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. Leave the cookies on the tray for 5-6 minutes before transferring them onto a wire rack to cool.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Traditional beef rendang

1.5kg topside beef, cubed
500ml water
700ml thick coconut milk
3 stalks lemongrass, bruised
1 turmeric leaf, shredded
3 or 4 kaffir lime leaves
8 shallots, sliced
6 cloves garlic, sliced
1 piece dried tamarind skin

Ground spice ingredients (A)
2cm fresh turmeric
30 dried chillies, soaked
5 fresh reed chillies
10 bird's eye chillies
2-3 slices lengkuas
2-3 slices ginger

Ingredients (B)
2 tbsp meat curry powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp pepper

Seasoning (C)
Salt and sugar to taste
A little thick soy sauce (for colouring)

Season beef with A and B for 20-25 minutes. Combine marinated beef, lemongrass, turmeric leaf, shallots, garlic and water in a pot. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 40-45 minutes. Stir once in a while. Add coconut milk, tamarind skin, kaffir lime leaves and continue to simmer over very low heat for another 40-45 minutes until the gravy is thick and dry. Adjust seasoning C to taste.

From: TheStar

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Fish Fried in Batter

300g fish fillet, cut into finger-thick slices
70g self-raising flour
35g rice flour
¾ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
Dash of pepper
150-160ml water

Combine self raising flour, rice flour, baking powder, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl.
Gradually pour in water to mix into a smooth batter.
Heat oil in a wok or electric fryer.
Dip the fish slices in the batter and deep fry until golden brown and crispy.
Dish out, drain from oil, and serve with chilli sauce as a dip.

From: TheStar

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Sweet Glutinous Rice Cake or Nian Gao with Grated Coconut

1 piece sweet glutinous rice cake
1/2 a grated white coconut mixed with a pinch of salt

Slice nian gao into cubes. Arrange them on a lightly greased plate and steam over high heat for 8-10 minutes. Once it is thoroughly soft, pick up the pieces with a pair of chopsticks and roll in the grated coconut. Serve immediately.

Monday, May 31, 2010

My Sweetheart Smells Like Fresh

Time passes real fast yea? It's already Week 14(a)of Project Alpha instant cash blogging.

Whee~ So, ready and set for another round of instant cash blogging =) ?

What does my sweetheart smell like actually?

If a sweetheart means boyfriend or girlfriend, regretfully I don't have one =((

But who says it means bf/gf? It's how conventional minds think. STEREOTYPE!!

To me, sweetheart = people whom I love.

When I love them, I want the best for them =)

Not to mention wanting them to smell nice
too. Haha.

Who likes body odour?
Who likes sweaty underarms?
Eew. I'm pretty sure no one does.

There's a cure! Or rather a prevention.

Let me introduce you to...

Adidas Action 3 Deodorant series~

Intensive, Control, Sensitive, Fresh, Pure, and Pro Level for men 
Intensive, Contol, Sensitive, Fresh, Pure and Pro Clear for ladies =)

I think the people I love will love the 'fresh' one =)
Both the one for men and the one for ladies.
It provides 24 hour protection against perpiration.
No more sweaty underarms. Provides a fresh fragrance too!
Buh- bye body odour =)

Who doesn't want to stay fresh?
I think Adidas Action 3 Fresh will be the best choice.
For personal use and as a love gift =)

Before saying buh-bye, let's sneak a peek at the previous episodes of Project Alpha Series 2 =)

Episode 40

Episode 41

Episode 42

Project Alpha is presented by Adidas Action 3 and supported by P1 and MAS.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Caramel Bananas

4 ripe bananas
6 tbsp castor  sugar
6 tbsp water
4 tbsp white sesame seeds
1 tbsp sesame oil
375ml (1 1/2 cups) coconut milk

Peel and slice bananas into 2.5cm thick slices on the diagonal.
Place bananas into a saucepan and add all remaining ingredients.
Cook over high heat for 3  minutes,
then lower heat and cook for another 3-5 minutes.
Dish out and serve.

*from the Star 26.4.2010

Monday, May 24, 2010

My wiggy design

My wiggy design 

I cant live without chocalates!

Episode 33

Episode 34

Episode 35

Project Alpha is presented by Adidas Action 3 and supported by P1 and MAS.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Shaolin tiger for the Adidas Ole KO Challenge!

Shaolin tiger for the Adidas Ole KO Challenge!

Another round again!! On mothers day?


Happy Mother's Day + Instant cash blogging day!

Another round of long awaited Instant cash blogging is here again.

So.. people. What's happening this time round? The Project Alpha bloggers at the Adidas Ole KO road show at Centre Court, Mid Valley Megamall, Friday 21 May at 7.30pm! Adidas Ole KO Challenge! Whee. . .

But... err.. wait.. Futsal competition? I am not so sure bout this.. Quite an unusual topic for Instant Cash Blogging this week, yea? It's a bit hard for me this time. 


1. Im not very familiar with Season 1 and season 2 bloggers.
2. I'm new with project alpha. 
3. The only project alpha bloggers i know is Shaolin Tiger and Xiaxue.
4. Futsal? I don't like it. It's for guys.

Sigh. But okay then, I'll try. I'm gonna get that rm20 this time! So that I can belanja my mum makan dinner sedap!! Right?


Futsal = sport = stamina = strength = agility.

Futsal competition eh? Guys play Futsal. Girls? I don't think so. In sprots like these, guys excel better.. Testerone, maybe? 

Haha. Thus and therefore, naturally, generally, I assume Guys can do better in Futsal. So.. Xiaxue. You're off the list. Shaolin tiger? yes!

Vote for Shaolin tiger!!

Some facts about him:
1. Featured blogger in Project Alpha Season 2.
2. His blog >> Kungfu geekery

I am an early 30's geek from UK currently residing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia living the high life. I work in Computer Security, yes that's correct I am an 3l33t h4x0r...Or something like that. Mostly I do penetration testing (Yes ladies I am a professional penetrator), I also do security audits, stuff for BS7799 and training for Information Security related subjects. If you are interested in some consultancy or such like (globally is fine)- Shaolin Tiger.
3. Guy from US.
4. Working in Malaysia.
5. Loves photography.
6. Loves outdoor activities.
7. Drives a Malaysian Car!!


Back to the topic.

Apart from gender, there are quite a number of interesting things bout him.
My car is kinda cool I think and in general I love things that go fast, and I love to go fast..that includes Motor-Bikes, Jet-skis and anything else a bit crazy. Outdoor kinda stuff is cool by me too, that includes hiking, jungle trekking, white water rafting, canoeing, abseiling and all that funk. - shaolin tiger.
Seems that he quite enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, jungle trekking, white water rafting, canoeing, abseiling huh? Additional marks for Shaolin Tiger!! Haha. So.. More outdoor activities = fitter = more agile = play futsal better!


Another thing is.. his name!

Shaolin tiger. He loves martial arts. and modern self defence sports.

Builds his stamina right?

Run faster after the ball right?

And he looks big and muscular! Big bloke is he. Haha. Sure ada 'power'! Lols.



conclusion is.. I support shaolin tiger!!

(He's the only gu in Project ALpha that I know, who else to vote but him?)

ShaolinTiger - Kung-Fu Geekery

Episode 18

Episode 19

Episode 20

Episode 21

Project Alpha Season 2 is presented by Adidas Action 3 and supported by P1 and MAS. Catch the Project Alpha bloggers at the Adidas Ole KO road show at Centre Court, Mid Valley Megamall, Friday 21 May at 7.30pm!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Can we still call her lady gaga?

Can we still call her lady gaga?

Its not something that I’m ashamed of, just isn’t something that i go around telling everyone. Yes. I have both male and female genitalia, but i consider myself a female. Its just a little bit of a penis and really doesnt interfere much with my life. the reason I haven’t talked about it is that its not a big deal to me. like come on. its not like we all go around talking about our vags. I think this is a great opportunity to make other multiple gendered people feel more comfortable with their bodies. I’m sexy, I’m hot. i have both a poon and a peener. big fucking deal.– L8d Gaga <3>

Wow. so she's a guy. Wait... She? or He?

See more here.

Cuttlefish salad

Cuttlefish salad

1 soaked cuttlefish
400g fresh large squid, score the inner body and cut into thick slices
4 kaffir lime leaves, finely shredded
30g dried prawns, rinsed and coarsely ground
2 tbsp oil
1 bombay onion, sliced
1 red chilli, seeded and chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
3cm knob ginger, finely chopped
5-6 birds eye chillies, chopped

Sauce ingredients(combined)
3 tbsp Thai sweet chilli sauce
2 tbsp tomato sauce
2 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 1/2 - 2 tbsp sugar or to taste
1 tsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp pepper

1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds

Wash cuttlefish and make shallow slant cuts across the inside surface in a criss-cross pattern. Cut into thick slices. Lightly season cuttlefish with a little sugar and pepper for 10-15 minuts. Bring water to the boil in a saucepan and scald the cuttlefish slices for 20-30 seconds. Drain well and immerse in a basin of ice-cold water for 10 minutes.
Remove and drain well.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Basic tart dough

Basic tart dough

100g unsalted butter
100g icing sugar
1 egg
1/8 tsp vanilla essence
250g plain flour

Cream butter and icing sugar until creamy, then add in egg and essence. Continue to cream until well combined.

Sift in flour to mix into a firm dough. Wrap pastry in a plastic bag and chill for 30 minutes.

Saturday, April 24, 2010



Vadai is a popular Indian snack among Malaysians of all races.

375g black gram dhal
1/2 tbsp plain flour
1 1/2 tbsp rice flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar
1 onion, finely diced
1 tsp meat curry powder
2 green chillies, seeded and chopped
1 stalk curry leaves(use leaves only) chopped

Soak dhal for 2-3 hours. Drain and blend two-thirds into a paste in an electric food processor. Leave the one-third portion aside.
Combine the ground paste with the unground portion. Add in flour, rice flour, salt and sugar, curry powder, onnion, green chilli and curry leaves. Mix well into a dough.
Take a small portion and shape into balls. Flatten them into patties and deep-fry in hot oil until crispy and golden.

Saturday, April 17, 2010



1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup peeled, pitted and sliced fresh mango
honey to taste
1/2 cup ice
Place the juice, fruit and honey in a blender. Blend on high speed for 30 seconds. Add the ice and blend until smooth.

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Mushrooms in Black Pepper Sauce

Mushrooms in Black Pepper Sauce


159g chicken fillet, sliced
1 tsp ginger juice
½ tsp premium oyster sauce
A pinch of pepper
A pinch of sugar
½ tsp sesame oil
½ tsp cornflour
75g Portobello mushrooms, sliced
70g fresh cup mushrooms, sliced
20g red capsicum, sliced
20 g green capsicum, sliced
20g Bombay onion, sliced into rings
1 tbsp grated ginger
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp sesame oil

Sauce ingredients
2 tbsp black pepper sauce
1 tbsp Premium oyster sauce
1 tsp light soy sauce
½ tsp pepper
¼ tsp sugar or to taste
Salt to taste
¼ cup fresh chicken stock or water


Season chicken with ginger juice, oyster sauce, pepper, sugar, sesame oil and cornflour for at least 20 minutes.

Parboil chicken in hot oil for 1-2 minutes. Remove and drain oil.

Heat oil and sesame oil until hot. Sauté ginger until fragrant. Add chicken and onion. Stir briskly. Put in the rest of the ingredients and add sauce ingredients. When it boils, dish out and serve immediately.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Roast lamb

Roast lamb

Preparation time: 30 mins
Cooking time: 3-4 hours


1 leg or shoulder of lamb (about 2 ½ kg)
1 tbsp dried rosemary
1 tbsp crushed black peppercorns
1 tbsp cornstarch


1. Wash and trim excess fat from the lamb
2. Pat dry and rub over with dried rosemary, salt and crused peppercorns.
3. Place in a deep baking dish and roast in very hot oven (250 Celsius)  until well seared or browned.
4. Reduce heat to 180 Celsius and roast until meat is tender - about an hour per kg.

warm split pea dip

warm split pea dip

Preparation time: 1 hour
Serves 4


250g yellow split peas
1 bay leaf
125g peeled and chopped onions
3 cloves garlic peeled and chopped
4 tbsp olive oil
Salt & fresh ground black pepper
2 tbsp lemon juice
Olive oil for drizzling
Ground paprika for garnishing
Whole meal pita bread


1. Put the split peas in a large pan with 1 litre of water. Bring to the  boil.
2. Skim off the scum.
3. Add bay leaf, onion and garlic, and simmer for 50 mins till the peas are tender and the water absorbed, forming a coarse puree.
4. Discard the bay leaf and puree the peas with the olive oil till smooth.
5. Add the salt, pepper and lemon juice.
6. Put in a serving dish, drizzle the top with the olive oil, garnishing with the paprika.
7. Serve warm with the pita bread.

Deep-fried Spicy, Crispy Enoki Mushrooms

Deep-fried Spicy, Crispy Enoki Mushrooms


150g white enoki mushrooms

Flour mixture
75g rice flour
40g glutinous rice flour
20g cornflour
1 tsp double-action baking powder
¼ tsp pepper
¼ salt
¼ tsp chilli powder
1 tbsp sesame seeds


Trim the ends of enoki mushrooms and separate them into individual strands. Rinse briefly, then spread out the strands on several layers of paper towel. Pat dry & leave aside to air dry for a while.

Combine flour mixture in a plastic bag. Add the enoki mushrooms in batches. Tie up the plastic bag and shake briefly until the mushrooms are well coated with the flour mixture. Remove onto a tray and leave aside. Coat them with flour mixture again.

Heat wok with enough oil. When oil is hot, put in the mushrooms. Deep-fry until crispy. Remove with a wire sieve and drain.

Reheat the oil and deep-fry the mushrooms again until golden and crispy. Dish out and spread onto several layers of paper towel. Serve immediately as a snack.