Thursday, August 22, 2013

Malaysia Popular Dish - Nasi Lemak with Sambal Ikan Bilis 班兰参巴椰浆饭

Nasi Lemak is basically a  fragrant rice dish cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaf commonly found in Malaysia, where it is considered the nation dish of Malaysia. 
Nasi lemak is traditionally eaten for breakfast but these days people are ordering it any time of day.
Sinful and bad for the heart but incredibly delicious.. If you eat this once in a while, it should be ok not so bad!

The nasi lemak consists of a hot spicy sauce (sambal), hard boiled egg, cucumber slices, small dried anchovies (ikan bilis) and fried  peanuts at its core and any other side dish you preferred.   Just to name a few  sambal cuttlefish, Ayam masak merah, cockle, stir fried water convolvulus (kangkong),  or beef rendang (beef stewed in coconut milk and spices).

The side dish as follows:

This sambal Ikan Bilis (Anchovies cooked with chilli) is a must to go with nasi lemak.  Look appealing?    I love it!

Sliced cucumber

Fried groundnuts

Fried luncheon meat

 These heart shaped eggs are made by my daughter Tammie,  I have failed twice with my 2 attempts.  Too rough or  press to hard I broke the hard boiled eggs.    hehe....    For the making of heart shape hard boiled please refer a video clips  here

Fried Anchovies

I used Basmathi long grain and frangance rice for my nasi lemak.  The rice is so long and the texture is chewy and nice.  

The recipe was adapted from a charity cooking demo initiated by Fugi Magic and sponsored/organized by Ajinomota (Malaysia) Berhad on Living skill Development Programme to benefit  3 orphanage homes.   The cooking was demonstration by the chef from ajinomoto, after her demonstration, 6 groups will prepared  the dished taught at  cooking station at the venue.       A Big  Thank you to Ajinomotoa!!!


For the Nasi Lemak

3 cups of rice  - washed and drained ( I used Basmathi long grain fragrance rice)
150 ml santan (coconut milk)
3 cups of water
1 tsp salt or to taste
4 pices of pandan leaves knotted. (I used  3 tbsp of pure pandan juice ( blend about 10 pandan leave with some water to extract/sieve the juice) 
3 slices ginger

Put all the above together in the electric rice cooker, stir it and cook the rice as usual.

Ingredients  for Sambal Ikan Bilis - all blend together with some water

1 big onion- chopped  (or 5-6  shallots)
50 gm of dried chillies (seeded and soaked)
10 gm belacan (shrimp paste) -  toasted

Other ingredients 

150 ml cooking oil
2 tbsp sugar or to taste
50 grms of Ikan bilies (fry briefly)
1 tabsp of Asam jawa without  seed mixed with 100 ml of water 
1 big onion (sliced) 
1 tbsp Tumix Pati Ikan Bilis  


Heat oil in a wok saute the blended ingredients using medium fire till oil seep out.  This will take at least 20 minutes.  
Add in the asam java juice, Tumix Pati Ikan bilis, big onion and sugar to taste.
Add in the fried ikan bilis and mix well dish out to service with hot nasi lemak.

Other condiments

3 hard boiled egg (cut into halved  or quartered) - For the heart shape egg, pse refer the above video
1 cucumber -  sliced
100grms groundnuts  - fried
50 gm Ikan  bilis (deep fried till crispy) 
Fried luncheon meat (Optional)

Arrange the Nasi Lemak, sambal Ikan bilis and other condiments and have hearty Malaysian meal.   

On the day of the above charity cooking demo, the group with 3 children lead by me are the winner of the best Nasi Lemak prepared among 6 groups that taking part in the hands-on live cooking.  Each of us received a thermos for our joint effort!    The judging  is base on the presentation  of food including the cooking of fried ikan billis, groundnuts, hard boiled eggs and cucumber cutting.

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This post is linked to the event, Little Thumbs Up organised by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids and Doreen of My Little Favourite DIY and hosted by Baby Sumo of Eat Your Heart Out

Monday, August 19, 2013

Irreissitable Super Moist Steamed Chocolate Cake # 2

For those chocolate cake lovers out there, I am pretty sure this Super moist Steamed chocolate cake not only  melts your mouths and it melts your hearts too.  
I demonstrated  the way to prepare this chocolate to the maid at my brother's house,  she would be able to make  this cake for  my brother's family especially for my father who is a chocolate lover. The result is not so moist  compare to the cake that I steamed again for Tammie's friends  (Matriculation Perak for the year 2012)    who came down to Kuala Lumpur for a short holiday.  They are very anxious wanted to taste  Tammie's mom home food.  Hi guys!  How you like Aunty Christine home made cake, give your comments, good or bad are most welcome!

Check out my earlier posting of  Moist Steamed Chocolate Cake, another hit of chocolate cake too.  

 The cake is so moist and tempting.  Can you resist?

 The cake was prepare in a hurry for Tammie to meet up with her friends, so I did not manage to take more photos to tempt you further......   hehe....

Monday, August 12, 2013

Easy Puff Pastry Pizza

Dear all, if you are looking for an quick and  easy, simplest   version of DIY Pizza at the comfort of Home Sweet Home, you are at the right place.  This quick and easy pizza not only at par with any other pizza, it can be crispy and delicious too.  Even children can do it with whatever toppings of their choices with no limit.  An ideal snack and party dish as well.  Adults and children, old and young  will definitely love it.

The puff pastry pizza is so appealing to make you drooooollll........(ˉ﹃ˉ)

The pastry is not only crispy and its tasty too!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Oreo Cheese Cupcake 奥立奥芝士杯子蛋糕

Oreo Cheese Cup Cake!  Anyone??  My children will definitely love it!  Not forgetting Tammie's friends too...... Guys, too tempting to resist?  


Getting ready to spoon the batter in the paper cups with oreo biscuits in placed

Place in the preheat oven of 150ºC for about 30 minutes

 Sharing with you my earlier posting of 2 Unbaked Oreo Cheese Cake  here and here.  After enjoying these fabulous cheesecake,  make an effort to burn the extra calories.  Don't blame me for the after effect that stay on your hips.......  LOL   You know what I mean  (^_^)


Ingredients A
250gm cream cheese
2 egg yolk
50g fresh milk
Cream from 14 pieces of oreo biscuits
1 tbsp cornflour

Ingredients B
2 egg white
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tbsp castor sugar

Ingredients C
14 pcs of oreo biscuits, scrapped the cream and you have 28 pcs of biscuits

  1. Assemble 14 paper cups in tart moulds,  place 1 pc of oreo biscuits at the base of the paper cups.  Put aside.
  2. Beat cream cheese till smooth, add in egg yolk to blend well, add in milk and the cream from the biscuits continue to beat till smooth.   Blend in the cornflour till well combined.
  3. Beat the egg white till foamy add in lemon juice continue mixing, add in sugar and beat till soft peak formed.
  4. Combine cheese batten and meringue  till well blended.
  5. Spoon batter in the paper cup till 80% full, place a piece of the oreo biscuit on top.
  6. Bake on preheat oven at 150 C, using water bath method for about 30 mins or till done.

奥立奥芝士杯子蛋糕  - Recipe from Katherine Kwa

A)250g奶油芝士(cream cheese)、2粒蛋黄、50g鲜奶、Oreo 饼干奶油淇淋(取之14片oreo饼干)、1汤匙粟粉




This post is linked to the event, Little Thumbs Up organised by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids and Doreen of My Little Favourite DIY and hosted by Baby Sumo of Eat Your Heart Out