Nam Yee Fried Rice

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Just a simple fried rice using the Nam Yee sauce that I had made earlier. I had used 3 tbsp of the sauce and 2 1/2 cups of rice to prepare this simple and yet wholesome my all time comfort food. Ok... Gtg to grab a spoonful of my yummy rice.


Stir Fried Leek with Siew Yoke

This is another popular dish that is found in many family especially after some Chinese festive celebration. Siew Yoke is nice to eat on the first day; however the crispiness of the skin does not last long. So in order to cook the Siew Yoke leftovers, it was normally made into a stir-fry dish. As you know that I had made a huge chunk of Siew Yoke earlier, I had decided to used them to prepare this dish. Mum used to cook this dish whenever we have leftover of Siew Yoke. So to continue her 'tradition', I did the same too. Here's my simple Stir-Fried Leek with Siew Yoke (all home-made) ^For a moment, I am so proud of myself, this yummy all home-made dish is all prepared in my small lil kitchen^ *Beaming proudly*

Note: I had used the leftover oil from roasting Siew Yoke in this dish to bring enhance the flavour of Siew Yoke.


Siew Yoke, cut into small pieces
250g leek, cut length wise
1 pc carrot, sliced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
50ml water
1 tbsp oil
2 tbsp oyster sauce
dash of white pepper powder
1 tbsp chinese cooking wine


  1. Heat oil in wok. Fry garlic for 15 seconds and add leeks and carrot. Stir fry briskly for about 15 seconds.
  2. Add the roast pork, seasoning and water.
  3. Stir well and bring water to boil. Close lid and let it continue to cook.
  4. Check occasionally to ensure sauce does not dry out. Cook till leek is limp and soft enough to your liking.
  5. Serve hot.


Orange Banana Smoothies

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

According to Wikipedia, smoothies is a blended, chilled, sometimes sweetened beverage made from fresh fruit or vegetables. In addition to fruit, many smoothies include crushed ice, frozen fruit, honey or yogurt, although some smoothies are 100% fruit. Fruit smoothies is easy to make, all you need to do was to cut the fruits into small pieces, combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend it for a minute or two till all ingredients are well mixed. You can even put milk, soy milk or yogurt to get the milkshake like consistency. It's so simple and yet very healthy and not to mentioned they can be pretty fullfilling too. Good to have as breakfast or even treat it like 'snacks' when we were hungry. (very healthy and yet lesser calories, way better than munching into chips) :)

For this smoothies, I had used 3 bananas, 1 orange, 1 carrot, 2 sticks of celery, 1 plain yogurt and few cubes of ice. A nice drinks to have while enjoying a book or movie in the comfort of our own home.


Crispy Crackling Roast Pork

Monday, January 4, 2010

I have always been curious to find out how the delicious Siew Yoke is made; thus prompting me to tried out some of the recipes available on the internet. My very first trial to make Siew Yoke aka roast pork. I realised that basically roasting a huge chunk of pork meat is not really that difficult at all but of course I wouldn't be able to roast the whole piggy like how the pork seller do. I am determined to get my hands on to try out the second time but of course not to soon since this huge chunk of meat have lasted us for 3 meals. I had prepared some Hainanese Chicken rice to be served with the Siew Yoke. Yummzzzz...

Note: It's best to roast the pork belly meat or '3 layer' pork meat. Hubby had chosen the wrong part of the pork thus its rather meaty. I prefer my Siew Yoke to have an equal proportion of skin, fats and meat. That's the way to have the best Siew Yoke. (though is not that friendly towards our cholesterol level); so we can have them but not to frequent since we have to be health conscious too.

Make slits on the skin. Approximately 1-2 cm apart. Don't cut it too deep, just on the surface of the skin will do.

Freshly roasted Siew Yoke.

The oil that had been dripping out from the huge chunk of meat while roasting it in the oven. Don't throw them away, you can basically use the oil to stir fry other dishes since the oil was very aromatic.

Meat... Meat... Meat... LOTS of them..

Crispy Crackling Skin Siew Yoke

Fragrant Hainanese Chicken Rice. Refer to here for recipes.

Mum's Home Made Chilli Sauce. Great for dipping meats.


1kg pork belly or 3 layer pork meat
1 tsp salt

½ tsp white pepper
½ tsp five spice powder
1½ pcs nam yue (red fermented beancurd), mashed
1 tsp wine
½ tsp sugar

  1. Use a sharp knife to score the rind, parallel incisions about 1-2cms apart.Do not cut too deep.
  2. Massage the skin with salt.
  3. Mix the marinate together and smear it onto the meat portion. Randomly poked the meat with a fork to enable the marinate to penetrate the meat.
  4. Place pork on a dish skin side up uncovered.Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight. (Overnight is best. The meat will be more flavoursome and the skin will be thoroughly dry).
  5. Heat oven at 180 Celsius. Roast the pork belly with the meat up for 20 minutes. Then turn over with the skin up for another 25 minutes till the skin is puffing up and crackling.
  6. Take out and let it cool down first before cutting into small pieces. Make sure to scrap off the burnt part before you cut.


OM Fruit Juice

Sunday, January 3, 2010

After our gastronomic adventure in Lau Heong, we headed to Jalan Genting Klang for some refreshing fruity ice blended juices. We can actually choose from a wide variety of fruits on the menu. We can have 1 , 2 or even 3 different types of fruits to be blended together to transform into a flavoursome and colourful drink. Slurp slurp......

Lychee + Watermelon Blended Juice

Strawberry + Banana Blended Juice

Orange Blended Juice

Watermelon +Guava Blended Juice

Restoran OM
Setapak 126 Sri Pelangi,
Jalan Genting Klang, Setapak
53300 Kuala Lumpur


Restoran Lau Heong

Our destination for our makan trip today will be in Sentul. We were heading to Restoran Makanan Laut Lau Heong to sample few of their famous dishes. I had tried their food a few years back with my colleagues. So here I am again visiting this place but with different people, of course non other than our usual makan kakis, SCW, LYH and today with have another 'newcomer' Mr G.

Look for their signage.

They have a few 'must try' items in their menu. We had managed to order a few items. All of the dishes taste GOOD. A must to visit restaurant for those porky lovers coz one of their specialities were pork knuckles.

German Pork Knuckle - RM35.

Banana Leaf Sizzling Prawns and Squid - RM 20. Love their sauce.

Special Sauce Steamed Stingray - RM 25.

Siew Pak Choy - RM 10.

Verdict: The dishes were delicious and affordable pricing. For the 3 items (pork knuckle, prawns and squids and stingray) above have a rather unique and tasty sauce. Wonder what is their ingredients that they put in their sauce.

Restoran Makanan Laut Lau Heong
43-A-0-9, Jalan 3/48A,
Sentul Perdana, Bandar Baru Sentul,
51000 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-40427857.


Fullhouse Lifestore Store and Cafe

Saturday, January 2, 2010

We had a new year gathering among our Form Six friends in Fullhouse Lifestore and Cafe in Sunway Pyramid. Basically this is a place which is worth to visit especially for those who love nice and beautiful decorated restaurant. This restaurant resembled the settings of an apartment. Kinda cosy and a good place for friends to enjoy and mingle around. Their first outlet was located in NZX in Ara Damansara. I had posted some pictures of the decors available in this lovely place.
Their entrance.

Mr Thomas

Grandfather clock.

I love this chandelier

Mannequins wearing clothes that is for sale in this cafe. Good news for shopaholic, they can eat and shop at the same time.

Cute menu with a few comic characters.

They have set lunch too. Value for money but only applicable on weekdays.
Their food was pretty decent but we felt that their serving was a bit small. In terms of food presentation wise, it is at par with those fine dining places. Pricing wise was slightly on the expensive range but I guess it was rather worthy due to the ambience of the place.

Bubble Tea Drink

Ice Lemon Tea

Lavender Peppermint Tea.

Green Tea. Cute teapot set.

Peppermint flavoured drink with chocolate toppings.

Schnitzel Breaded Chicken Cutlet

Smoothies Fruities Fish

Wok Sear Chicken Chop

Smoked Salmon Sandwich

Seared Atlantic Salmon
So for those who loves cosy environment and loves taking photos, this is a place which are worth to visit.
Check out their website to know more of their location and menu.



Friday, January 1, 2010

2009 was a year that had I had many firsts in my life. I had celebrated our 1st anniversary staying in our new nest, 1st year wedding anniversary and a lot of 1st time cooking trying out different varieties of recipes. Overall, it's been a good year. I wish all of you had a GREAT year in 2010 and may all of us achieved our new year resolution in the coming new year.


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