Sunday, August 31, 2008

Cooking Mee Siam on Merdeka Day!

Happy 51st Birthday Malaysia!!!!!!

I got the recipe for Mee Siam from mom's friend a few months back. She makes the most delicious mee siam I've ever tasted. My next target is acquiring the skills of Durian Muffins.

Frying it is easy, it's the preparation time that's time consuming.

To feed about 5 people, I used 1/2 a packet of meehoon.

I stupidly forgot to copy the cooking method, but by trial and error it came out almost 70% alike la. I only could not manage to find that particular brand of meehoon.

Ingredients (for half packet of beehoon)

Double Swallow brand meehoon ( or any other alternative, preferably the thicker meehoon)
Dried chilis (blend) add little bit of water and salt (make about 4-5 table spoons)
1/2 of those take-away round containers of finely chopped garlic and onions
30g of finely chopped dried shrimps ( or blend)
250g of prawns (shelled) and cut into threes - keep the prawn head for stock
1 cube chicken powder
150g taugeh
Enough kuchai (depending on how much u like). For half a packet, I put about 3 stalks.
3 pieces of tofu (cut into rectangles. Approximately 24 slices for one piece of tofu).
2 eggs

How to cook:
1. Boil prawn heads in 500ml of water until about 1 rice bowl of stock remains. Takes about 1 1/2 hr to make the stock.
2. Fry tofu until golden brown and set aside.
3. Fry egg omelette and cut finely for garnishing.
4. Fry the garlic, onions and dried shrimps in the wok.
5. Add the chicken cube and chili paste (depending on how spicy you prefer) and tofu. I put about 4 table spoons.
6. Put in the meehoon and prawn stock (not too much or you'll get soggy beehoon). Mix well. Add a bit more oil if too dry. Lastly add in the taugeh and kuchai and fry for another 2 minutes (do not overcook).

........serve and eat!!!!

My recipe may look a bit messed up for those professional cooks out there. But hey, it's my first time anyway!!!

Friday, August 29, 2008

And you thought your date was cheap!

Couple of nights back, I went for Happy Hours with some friends, 2 Dudes and 1 Dudette.

And I thought I'd met with the date from hell (read here) till I heard Dudette's experience.

Now, Cheshire, this is really a shame to all mankind alike...

  • Unshamefully asking you to foot his bill because he picked you up in his 'vroom vroom' car. And he's so damn proud of it because he's given us females a chance to proove what we're always fought for - equal rights!!!!!!!
  • Because certain restaurants in Malaysia only allow credit card payments above RMXX, Mr Cheapskate daringly asks Ms Dudette to pay because he did not bring enough cash out and ain't gonna order more cause it's wastage. Obviously here's one fler who's never heard of ATM machines.
  • Disallowing Ms Dudette to place her takeaway on his 'vroom vroom's car seat or carpet alike thinking it'll stain his 'wife'.
When you're on a first date. There's no such thing as equality!!!! The guy's gotta make the first impression right! Someone give me an AK47!

So at the end of the Happy Hour, 2 Dudes decided to 'check out'. 'Keep your money la. Later we're the next people to get bitched about', they stressed.

Disclaimer: This post is purely fictional (duhhhhhhh). If in case you're reading it and think it really relates to you, don't get alarmed. It's merely pure coincidence (ha ha). But in case it really does sound like something you're capable of, it's time to reflect and change or just go shoot yourself in the head.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


I bitched and bitched about Malaysian Airline's hospitality a couple of months back.

The efficiency of their customer service really amazes me ( ** with a hint of sarcasm**). I've never come across an airline of international standards with such disappointing services.

In August 2008, finally, my complaints were attended to after what seemed to be eternity and apparently an overlook at my case. I finally managed to get someone to respond to me. And mind you, you have to get the direct line of the right person in charge. Well, at least the lady in charge was of great help. No qualms about that!
P/S: Notice how long it took them to respond to me....
So now with an additional 10,000 'complaint bonus' and my missing business class mileage not credited in March...I am a step closer to the 2012 London Olympics!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The most original excuse

In my old blog, I mentioned that I won't be blogging for a couple of days, but this is too stupid to be missed.

I went to The Chicken Rice Shop in Giant Hypermarket today for lunch with my colleagues.

Service was exceptionally bad as they only had 2 waiters serving the lunch crowd.

Tables were uncleared. We had customers complaining they waited like 45 minutes for what should have been pre-cooked chicken and rice!

Anyway, after waiting for 30 minutes we finally got our so-so tasting food. To cut the story short, we asked the reason for the short handedness during lunch hour.

2 thumbs up for the most original reason I've ever heard in my life...

'Most of our staff walk to work. Because of the heavy rain today, they can't report to work..because they will get wet in the rain'

Obviously, there are some people who've never heard of the invention of UMBRELLAS or RAINCOATS.

This is officially me new blog

I will be posting from here from now on. Why? I don't know. Just felt like it.

Do let me know which layout you prefer? The previous or current one... But nevertheless, I'm still sticking to blogspot from now

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