Sunday, December 26, 2010

Taylors' ground coffee

Other than my first pack of Starbucks ground coffee, I've been having Tesco brand ground coffee since I had my french press.

I bought this Taylors' coffee from Village Grocer at RM29.90.
I was just curious how different it will taste from what I had all the while.

Apart from being a fair trade product, they also help to protect the environment by saving trees.
Click on the photo to read on.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Glutinous Rice Balls (tang yuan) for Winter solstice

Winter solstice is one of the major celebration for Chinese, which I adore very much. It's been a tradition in my family to mark it as an important day since I was young.

We will make glutinous rice balls on the night before we have prayers.
But since we are away from home, we couldn't celebrate it with the rest of family members.
So we make glutinous rice ball on our own.

We started quite late at about 10.30pm. 
Luckily we had 2 housemates to help us out.

Nice shadow~
And nice arrangement by Jamie too.

We had blue colour from blue flower and yellow ones are from carrot.

That's all we had.
We finished the making by 1.30am. XD

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Tesco Roast & Ground Coffee

I've been a fan of ground coffee produced by Tesco since I owned a french press.

It's cheap at price around RM10, and it's good enough for my weekend brew.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Organic Pumpkin Bread

I bought it from Authentic Organic which is quite new shop among Pelangi Damansara shoplots.

It's not fluffy and soft, as no emulsifier, baking powder and artificial yeast were used in the making.
It's just natural.

Click on the photo to read on the label.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

New in town: Hokkaido Japanese Pastry House @Dataran Sunway

There's a new pastry house in PJ!

And it's another Japanese style bakery after RT Pastry House.

We bought these 2 pieces of cakes for RM5 each.
The one in front, as usual for Japanese flavour, green tea & red bean.
Chocolate banana cake is at the back.

Both were delicious! Fluffy and not too sweet, that's how we like it to be. =)

Of course, I will always buy a bread loaf from any newly visited bakery, if they have one.

I was hoping to buy butter or plain loaf, but they didn't have it.
So I bought multigrain bread (RM6.40) instead.
The texture is soft and fluffy, with nice freshly baked smell.
p/s: When we visited the bakery, it's already 5pm. But the shelves are rather empty.
Maybe because they are still testing the market since they are quite new.
Hope to get more good bake from them next time. :)

Hokkaido Japanese Pastry House
No. 35-1, Jalan PJU 5/10
Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara
Petaling Jaya, Selangor 47810

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sauteed mushroom with alpine grain bread

My simple dinner made of sauteed abalone mushroom + onion + glass noodles, to go with grain bread bought from The Baker's Son.