Saturday, December 15, 2012

Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Easiest recipe ever and absolutely delicious. Very addictive too ;p


- 2 boneless chicken thigh cut into bite size
- 2 tablespoon soya sauce
- pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoon diced garlic
- 1 egg
- bread crumbs
- cooking oil


1. Marinate the chicken with soya sauce and pepper. Leave aside for 30 mins.

2. Use a food blender to blend the garlic and bread crumbs until it becomes fine powdered texture.

3. Deep-fry option: Heat oil in wok. Dip chicken in egg and roll in bread crumb & garlic mixture and deep fry till its golden and crispy. Ready to be served.

4. Bake option: Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees. Using a flat baking tray, line it with foil and coat it with a little bit of olive oil to prevent sticking. Dip the chicken pieces into the egg and roll it in the bread crumbs & garlic mixture and place them on the tray. Bake for 30 mins uncovered. Ready to be served.

Mayonnaise Chicken

Ever since moving to Bangkok and having to live without an oven, I seem to be permanently cracking my head open thinking about what new dishes to cook instead of the usual stir-fries and steamed dishes.

Came across a new dish (maybe not so new to you) from a fellow Malaysian friend living in Bkk and decided to whip it up on my own with a self-invented recipe.

Lucky for me, the dish turned out spectacularly well...which is why I dare to share it with you.

Hope you love it too.


To deep-fry:
- 4 boneless chicken thigh cut into cubes
- 2 tablespoon white soya sauce
- pepper to taste
- 1 egg
- rice flour
- cooking oil

- 4 tablespoon mayonnaise (I use Heinz low-fat ones)
- 1 tablespoon tomato sauce
- 2 tablespoon chili sauce (if u want it spicy)
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


1. Marinate the chicken with soya sauce and pepper and leave aside for 30 minutes.

2. Heat oil in deep wok. Dip the chicken cubes in egg and roll in flour and deep-fry till it's nice and golden. Leave aside.

3. In another wok, heat 1 tablespoon oil and add in the sauce mixture and the chicken. Give it a quick stir and make sure chicken is evenly covered with sauce.

4. Ready to be served.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Life in Bkk - An Introduction

Today marks the end of our 46th day living in Bangkok, and the start of our 2nd week living in what will be our home here for the next one year (or so before we upgrade to a bigger space).

Before we came here, I was beating myself up worrying over whether I would like it here, if I could get used to not having a car to go around in, the people, the place, everything, but surprisingly, Bangkok is a wonderful place to live in and I'm starting to really like it here.

No doubt I may be car-less, or have communication breakdown with almost everyone I meet, but I've learnt to love not having what I had back in KL.

I love not having a car now because the public transportation here is aplenty and convenient. Plus, the walking has toned up my leg muscles, and increased my stamina. Also, the traffic here is atrocious!

I love not being able to speak the local language because I absolutely love the feeling of coming across someone who does speaks my language and fluently too!

And most of all, I love having a whole new place for me to venture out into and discover new things! Of cos this also includes discovering new shopping havens!

But what I love most about this country is that the people are all very religious, spiritual and loyal to their King.

This means that the people here would never hurt me to steal from me. I'm not saying that they won't steal from me. There are a lot of pick-pocketing and conning happening still. I'm saying that these people would never intentionally hurt you just to steal from you.

I've never felt so safe walking out alone with both my kids as I do here. Back in KL, even driving out does not make me feel as safe.

But having said that, no matter how much I am beginning to like it here, I still miss KL very much. I miss being familiar with all the roads and shopping malls. I miss being near to my family and of course, I miss my friends too.

But God has plans for all of us, and for now, He has decided that Bangkok is where we will be. I just pray that all will be well with His guidance and love as we start our new adventure here.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Turning 32

And so, I turned 32.

Unlike every other year where I get depressed about turning a year older, this year, I actually felt blessed.

I guess it's because of all the sad and morbid news around - people I know dead or dying, friends of people I know dead or dying (just from Feb - Apr this yr there were more than 8 deaths), parents losing their children due to kidnapping/illnesses/accidents/etc., and so on.

So to be healthy and alive at the age of 32, with 2 healthy kids, a wonderful though somewhat of a nag husband and surrounded by my beloved family members (all intact and healthy!), it's a HUGE deal to be thankful for.

My birthday wish this year is not to have less wrinkles or more money, but to be able to have the chance to celebrate another birthday next year, healthy and surrounded by my husband, my 2 kids and all my family members as I did this year (although having less wrinkles and more money is welcomed too)!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Dancing Fish

It's almost 2am and I can't sleep.
Super hungry.
Half an hour ago, I already whacked 4 slices of pork floss sandwiches and 2 beh teh saws.
Still hungry!
But dunno what to eat anymore.
So I decided to blog :/

This is me today:
Top: Forever 21
Shorts: Romp

Went to Dancing Fish for dinner with the Puff-Puff girls. Also to celebrate Mich's birthday and her first Mother's Day!

The restaurant serves Malay-Indon cuisine and the food was just oh-so-effing-awesome I cannot!

There were 6 of us all together (not including the kids) and Tjin and I went on a rampage while ordering. I think we almost about ordered everything on the menu!

Mich was like you both could have just told the waiter what you DON'T WANT from the menu lor.

We ordered two BBQ Platters, two Dancing Fish (fried fish, the restaurant's name sake) - one w sambal and the other w mango kerabu, a whole Bebek Goreng (fried duck), a whole Ayam Panggang (fried chicken), sambal prawns, pucuk paku vege, beef rendang...what else? I think that was about it, I guess.

Ya, I know.
For 6 people.

I didn't really get to eat everything though, cause I was too busy handling the fussy pot Dylan who was being extremely fussy tonight.

Whatever that I did try though, did not disappoint. The fish - awesome! The duck - awesome! The pucuk paku - awesome! The prawns - awesome! The beef rendang - awesome!

For dessert, we had cendol w durian ice-cream, and lemongrass jelly with mango rolls and durian rolls.

The durian rolls - awesome!!!!

(i'm making myself sooooool super hungry now!!!)

Dinner came up to RM516 in total (including drinks and beer and rice and etc. Their barley is refillable by the way).

Will definitely come back again.
So glad there's gonna be a branch in Setia City Mall!

BlossomMich, have a great birthday, a fantastic Mother's Day and many many more to come, yes!

Here's to 15 years of friendship and counting! Muaks muaks muaks!!!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Happy Labors Day

Today is May 1st.

In exactly 2 months from today, my life is gonna be completely different from how it has been all these while.

I'm having mixed feelings.
I'm excited about the changes.
I'm happy we were given this opportunity.
I feel blessed, even.
I'm nervous about the future.
I'm worried things might not be what I'm imagining it to be.
I'm scared of the unfamiliarity.
I'm curious about how life will be.
I'm looking forward to embracing a whole new culture, country.

But I know very well that this change is for the best.

I know because God told me :)

So here's to 2 more months of familiarity!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Cramping & Instagram pics

Blogging from my phone because I realized my last blog was like from ages ago.

Decided to be lazy (and because it's already 1.30am) and just cramp in as much as I can of what's been happening. Cheated by including Instagram pics ;)

Have not walked the pasar malam since before I gave birth to Dylan so we decided to give it a try last Sat.

Went at 6pm hoping to beat the crowd.
Ya right.
Almost died.
Felt like I went through war when we finally got home.

Tapowed nasi lemak, tambah nasi, with paru for my dinner and had durians for dessert.

Celebrated my Fil's birthday the following day. They came over, SK bought 6 slices of cakes (for 5 ppl) from Secret Recipe for the cake cutting + candle blowing + song singing session, out of which NOBODY ate so I ended up keeping 4 freaking slices of cake in my fridge.

The other 2 slices my Mil wanted me to keep as well but I made her take it back (what the hell was I gonna do with 6 slices of cakes anyways). At first she didn't want but when she overheard me telling SK that I'll give those cakes to the guards if his parents don't want it, she quickly agreed to bring it back with her.

Renee's school was closed last week (and will stay close till next Wed) due to HFMD so instead of being cooped up at home with Dylan and her one whole day and driving myself crazy, I decided to bring her to that new playland in 1U.

Kathryne and Roy met us there. Kathryne and I for gossip session, Renee and Roy for play date session.

The kids enjoyed themselves so much they each 'stole' a balloon from there.

RM20 per child, unlimited time, definitely worth it!

My dinner of nasi lemak, tambah nasi, with paru and fried drumstick during one of those nights I was too lazy to cook.

Today, I attempted to make pancakes for the very first time!

As you can see, I failed miserably.


...both Renee and SK gobbled up the entire plate. I only ate 3 pieces ( and the 3 pieces I ate were the ones nobody wanted cos they were overly burnt -_-' ).

Our new couch also arrived today.
Bright bright red!
Custom made especially for me!!!
So happy!

Both kiddos also enjoying the new couch.
Good riddance to our old white couch which was covered with scribbles, puke / poo / pee / food stains!

Was complaining over and over again about how Chatime is sprouting up all over the world BUT in Setia Alam when I stumbled across this gem today!

We attempted going to the pasar malam again, to tapow dinner, when I spotted a new shop nearby.

Ice Cooler.

Sells bubble tea drinks.
So of course I had to try.
I had their signature pearl milk tea and SK had their Honey Lemon Honey Vinegar drink.

So super yummy!
And the pearls nice and chewy!
Can definitely give Chatime a run for their money.

Dylan, sleeping like a boss, while we sat around drinking our Ice Coolers.

Tapowed nasi lemak (again!) for dinner. This time from a Chinese nasi lemak seller.

My dinner - nasi lemak (tambah nasi) with curry wild boar and sambal sotong...


Also saw putu piring and since I've been craving for it since last week, decided to give it a try.


NEVER again!

Ya. That's all I've been doing.
Eating nasi lemak on almost and everyday basis.
Certain advantages breastfeeding, no?

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Marinated Baked Pork Chops

This dish is so super delicious and so super easy to make, it's definitely a keeper!

The sauce goes fantastic with rice and/or bread!

Found this recipe online and improvised on it a little and BOOM!, I suddenly have a family favorite!

The hubs loved it so much that he slurped up all the sauce with bread AFTER he had it with rice! Even Renee finished up her whole bowl of rice easily.

This recipe serves 3 but the hubs and I are big eaters, so it could serve 4 as well.


6 pieces of lean pork chops, trimmed.
2 tablespoon white soya sauce
4 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
4 tablespoon brown sugar
4 tablespoon tomato sauce
2 teaspoon lemon juice


1. Pre-heat oven to 170'C.
2. In a small bowl, mix the soya sauce, vegetable oil, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, tomato sauce and lemon juice together until properly blended.
3. Place the pork chops inside a medium sized baking tray and spread half of the sauce over them. Make sure sauce is evenly spread and meat is covered.
4. Bake for 20 minutes, covered.
5. When done, flip the chops over and spread the remaining sauce over them.
6. Bake for 10 minutes, uncovered.
7. Serve with rice and/or bread.

The pork chops can be substituted with chicken as well.

Hope you all love this dish as much as me and mine do!

Do share with me if you think there are ways to improve on this recipe to make it even more va va voom!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Happy CNY 2012

(pic was taken early this morning when we were all still fresh and energetic)

After a long 1st day of visiting different relatives, I finally have time to sit back and relax a little.

And also to take some time to wish my readers (if I have any), a very Happy & Prosperous Dragon Year ahead!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Tuna Casserole

Over the pass 2 days, I whipped up pretty tedious dishes for dinner so for tonight, I decided, why not do something simple? Besides, I still had a packet of pasta that was very near expiry and we didn't want that to go to waste now, do we.

So here's the recipe for my homemade Tuna Casserole.

Serves 2 (but my 'serves 2' can really serve 3 or even 4 small eaters).


2.5 cups elbow pasta / macaroni
1.5 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 can of tuna (drained)
1 small can of cream of mushroom soup
A handful of crushed potato chips (I used Lay's Classic)


1. Cook the pasta until al-dante or soft. Drain.
2. Mix in the mushroom soup, tuna and 1 cup of cheese. Mix well.
3. Pre-heat oven to 180'C.
4. Pour the pasta mixture into a 9' x 3' baking tray.
5. Sprinkle the remaining half cup of cheese on top.
6. Lastly, sprinkle on the handful of crushed chips.
7. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes.
8. Done!

Simple. Filling. And takes less than an hour to whip up.

The tuna can also be replaced with chicken or beef or just plain vegetables.

If you're replacing it with chicken, just change the mushroom soup to chicken soup.

And if you're replacing it with beef, just use liquid beef stock instead.

Hope you love this recipe as much as I do!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

2012 and a little more

It's so funny how one tiny little baby can turn your whole world upside down. 
And make you wish that you had more than 24 hours in a day. 
Just to get basic daily chores done.
And maybe squeeze in some 'relax' time in between (if you're real lucky).

But then, I really don't have such luck.
Therefore the lack of blogs.
But I do have time to tweet.
Ample of time actually. When I'm breastfeeding.
So currently, that's where the blog is happening.
Limited to 140 words of course.

Christmas passed by really fast.
In fact, I counted down to Christmas sitting on the floor at Godma's, cleaning poo from Dylan's ass. 

I also counted down to the new year sitting on the bed upstairs in Sarah's room cleaning poo from Dylan's ass. 

Yes. My life is interesting like that.

Dylan saying goodnight to 2011

My last meal of 2011 - mummy's famous mai fun tong, ipoh salted chicken, char siew and siew yoke

Renee experiencing her first ever hair cut in 3 years 4 months plus.
She got a bob!

Dylan's first yawn for 2012 (i think)

The Rodrigues clan came back from Oz so we cousins all gathered for a group pic

Random pic of my keychain stuffed in the car door's pocket

Queuing up for my late lunch.
Drive-throughs are what I frequent these days with Dylan in the baby seat. 

Hubs brought me grocery shopping at Ben's @ Publika

Food village @ Publika

Bought Chatime.
Ordered 3 drinks and asked for double pearls for all.
Heard the counter girl tell the customer behind me "Sorry. No more pearls" as I was walking away.

Little baby cousin Jordan not so little anymore.
He's one of the lead actors on Oz's famous Dance Academy! 

Renee on her first official day to school

So that about sums up what I've been up to since 2012 began.
Nothing interesting.
Just the usual ho hum of family life.
But I love my little family.
No matter how insane they drive me.