Weekend down south…

I made a trip down south to JB with a friend, James, this recent weekend (Saturday-Sunday). The trip was indeed a short one, & quite a rushed one, but it was all good πŸ™‚ We were there to visit our friend, Mabel, who just came back from Aussie for her uni-break.

The entire trip was focused on eating, catching up, & sleeping…hahaha. Our first meal was beef noodles & duck cooked in soy sauce (lou ngap) at Cathay! The beef noodles were pretty good, I’ve to say. It’s different from the Seremban one, but the meat was tender & the flavour was yummy! The duck was also very delicious! Too bad I didn’t manage to take any photos throughout the entire trip using my camera as there were some problems with my camera batteries.

We also had the irresistable ice kacang at Taman Pelangi (with chocolate sauce!) & the ice jelly (finely shaved ice with lemon flavoured jelly, watermelon cubes, & canned fruits of all sorts) for tea on Saturday πŸ˜› Yums! Enjoying such delights really make our day πŸ˜‰

I have to recommend the dinner place that we went to. This restaurant is called San Low. It’s located at Taman Pelangi, Johor Bahru, & it serves very yummy fried baby squids, fried bee hoon, & many other dishes πŸ˜› If you are around that area, you have to stop by that restaurant for a meal (usually opened for dinner). It’s well patroned by locals & Singaporeans alike, & I reckon the price isn’t too steep πŸ™‚

I had such a wonderful time with my friends & family there that it was kinda sad to leave that place on Sunday afternoon. It’ll be at least another 300+ days before I can meet up with Mabel again. Bah. I look forward to more makan & catch up trips like this. It may be rather tiring, but it’s something that keeps me refreshed to face a new week ahead! πŸ˜‰

Darling Mabes, James hon, & Ruthie
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– Ruth

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Hunt for Beef Noodles

Last Tuesday (11 December 2007) was a public holiday for Selangor (Sultan’s birthday). I had a blast of a day! I decided to make a trip to Seremban…a totally mad idea, to meet my friend, Nat, & also to makan! Teeheehee πŸ˜†

My housemate, Edwin, was very gracious to give me a lift to the nearest KTM station & I took a train all the way to Seremban to meet Nat. πŸ™‚ We had the famous Seremban beef noodles in town….this time around, we went to this shop called Yee Kee. It’s a slightly more ‘posh-looking’ shop that sells beef noodles. The noodles are not too bad, really, but I reckon nothing beats the classic market ones!

(I finally uploaded the photos… :P)

A bowl of mixed beef noodles (dry) costs RM5.50
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The beef balls ain’t too bad too… that costs around RM3.50 for a small bowl
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Green tea costs roughly RM2 & it’s not too bad in fragrance πŸ˜‰
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I guess, what’s best is not the food, but the fellowship & time of catching up with a friend. It’s one of my best days for this week & I surely look forward to more fun at the end of the week as I’ll be heading down south to JB & probably Singapore!

– Ruth

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The Graduated Perutbesi Duo!

Yup, we’ve finally graduated!! Alas, it was a long awaited journey. The past 3 years of studying was indeed an enriching one πŸ™‚ We’ll share more on our convocation soon! As for now, do check out more on our convo in our Perutbesi in the Work-World page. Stay tuned!! πŸ˜†

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– Ruth

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Tuna Boat

After an extremely long time of not having fun in the kitchen, I made the decision to get my hands dirty this morning. Here’s introducing the Tuna Boat! I named it ‘Tuna Boat’ as the shape resembles a boat & it’s loaded with tuna!

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It’s just a simple breakfast idea. With just less than RM6, you can provide breakfast forΒ 5 people!Β A budget breakfast it is πŸ˜‰

All you need is a french loaf a.k.a. baguette, a can of Tomato & Onion Tuna, 1 fresh tomato (chopped), 1 small cucumber (sliced), pepper, & some marjerin or butter for spread…oh, you’ll need an oven toaster too!

1. Cut the loaf into ‘parts’ & slice it into half (like the photo below).

2. Remove some of the ‘bread inside’ to create space for the filling.

3. Spread some butter or marjerin on the loaf & toast it for a while in the oven.

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4. When the loaf is slightly toasted, place a layer of chopped fresh tomatoes into the ‘boat’, followed by the tuna.

5. Place the ‘boat’ into the oven to be toasted again.

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6. When it’s nicely golden-brown/toasted, place some cucumber slices into the ‘boat’…it makes the Tuna Boat taste yummier πŸ˜‰

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7. Finally, wrap the Tuna Boat in clear wrap & you’re ready to get to work with some wholesome, home-made breakfast! πŸ˜›

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Bon apetit! πŸ˜†

– Ruth

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KL Coffee & Tea Festival

Taken from: KL Coffee & Tea Festival 2007

KLCTFest_2007Β  The KL Coffee and Tea Festival 2007 is a three day celebration of everything related to coffee and tea. It showcases some of the finest coffees and teas brought together here in Kuala Lumpur by local and international companies.

With special samplings, fun coffee and tea related activities and great offers and discounts, it is an event not to be missed.

Date:Β Β December 7 – 9, 2007, Fri – Sun, 10 am – 10 pm (daily)
Place: Berjaya Convention Centre (6th Flr), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Among the many happenings at that festival are:

  • A Kung Fu Cha – demonstration
    A demonstration how Chinese Tea should be prepared. (Mandarin / English / Bahasa Malaysia)
  • Discussion – What makes a good cup of coffee
  • Sado – Japanese Tea Ceremony
    A re-enactment of a Japanese Tea Ceremony. (English / Mandarin)
  • Miss Coffee and Tea Competition
  • Talk – Cooking with tea
  • “Teh Tarik” Competition
  • How to brew the perfect cup of Coffee … and many more!

For further information, check out the website

– Ruth

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‘Oi Sam’ Sandwich-Maker Speaks…

Wow. I didn’t know that our dear Anne wrote a post on the simple sandwich thatΒ I made! It was her birthday recently, & due to my degenerating brain cells, I’ve somewhat forgotten to get her a gift, thus the sandwich.

I had a sudden craving for sandwiches, so I called up a friend & we went shopping together at Carrefour, Alamanda, in Putrajaya, for ingredients to make the sandwiches. After work on Wednesday, I went back, changed, & hopped into her car, filled with excitement. Somehow, being stuck in Cyberjaya makes me miss my artsy side of life, where I could express my artsy-side through food πŸ˜‰

So, there I was on Wednesday night, prowling in the fresh market area for my ‘prey’ i.e. vegie & meat. πŸ˜† I’m very fussy when it comes to choosing ingredients for my food, so I think I took more than half an hour to get all the ingredients:

  • 1 box Fresh butterhead (lettuce-like vegie, hydroponically grown)
  • 4 Tomatoes
  • 1 medium-sized Carrot
  • 1 packet of 12-slices Cheddar cheese
  • 1 packet of 10 smoked sausages
  • 1 loaf of bread
  • grounded black pepper
  • mayonaise (I have this in the house)

I woke up early on thursday morning & started washing the vegie, cutting them up, spreading the stuff onto the bread, & placing them in the oven toaster to melt the cheese. Wow. It took me more than an hour to complete everything, including cutting the sandwiches & wrapping them up with glad wrap (no nice containers in my rented place). Oh yeah, I made 6 sandwiches for 6 different people, including myself. πŸ˜€ I was late for work!! *faints*

Eating the sandwiches brought an indescribable level of satisfaction to my soul. The joy of making THE sandwich & seeing others eating them happily is estatic. Teeheehee πŸ˜€ There will be more home-cooked food coming up when I get my ownΒ space in Cyberjaya. I’m temporarily staying at my friend’s place, so I didn’t bring all my necessary stuff here πŸ˜›

Β Stay tuned!

– Ruth

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‘Oi Sam’ Sandwich

This post is specially dedicated to Ruth. Thanks to her I had a fulfilling breakfast lunch at office today πŸ˜€ . Ruth specially made this sandwich (she called this ‘oi sam’ (love) sandwich) and drop it at my office this morning. It is so nice of her! *sob sob..so ‘kam tung’.

Ruth must had a tough time wrapping the sandwich this morning πŸ˜€

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Toast+hotdog+tomato+lettuce+mayo+sesame seed *yum yum
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Thanks Ruth! muacckks! πŸ˜€

-Anne

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