Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Home style hand drip coffee 滴漏式咖啡

以前,我的咖啡世界只有3合1和南洋咖啡.
后来买了french press,  了解了多一点点.

自几年前这里开始出现好几家独立咖啡馆和手工咖啡后, 更让我发现咖啡还有很多美好的事.

去了台湾和日本, 原来那里的手工咖啡已经算普及化了.
其中一种就是滴漏式咖啡.


Chemex 出产的滴漏式咖啡壶, 好帅!
日本杂志一直有他的踪影.


Hario牌的滴漏式咖啡杯.


这本是我小妹买给我的. :)

我还没买任何滴漏式的器材.
看了这本书后,就学一学书里教的- DIY!

用纸杯, 在底部挖个洞.
(当然可以弄得更美一点啦)
 把过滤纸折好再放入杯里, 叠在另一个杯子上
(刚好杯口差不多一样大,就可以直接叠上去站稳)

加咖啡粉+热水,就可以啦~

Friday, December 23, 2011

For one year older by having glutinous rice balls

It's winter solstice (the shortest day of the year) again!
We, without fail, tried to make our own glutinous rice balls (汤圆)to celebrate and eat.

We are one year older now, people said. :)

Our homemade version 1.

Homemade version 2 at cousin's place.
See the smiling face? That's the creation of her hubby. haha~

We had a lovely dinner at her place too. 
Thanks, we had a great time!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Coming soon: karafuru


Wonder what is this?


Coming soon to Tokyo Street Pavilion.
21st December 2011.

Here's some sneak peeks.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Sun Moulin's Rye Bread


They look lovely, don't they? :)

This one tastes a bit salty and sour, quite close to sourdough.

Here's some facts of rye bread, which is commonly known as healthier bread compared to normal white bread.


Sun Moulin in One Utama has new look since last month, with new & huge entrance too.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Homemade rosemary cookies

Coffee time for today - bake-it-myself rosemary cookies based on recipe in myLohas magazine Nov 2011. I had Starbucks Colombia instant coffee to go with it. Very bitter coffee. ;P

The recipe is super easy that I made it within half an hour.


Blend the 60g butter and 40g sugar well.

 Add in an egg and 100g flour+ 1 teaspoon of baking powder.
Later on mix in rosemary flakes.

 Preheat oven for 10 minutes, then bake the cookies with 180ºC in 20 minutes.

This setting must be for big oven, as when I baked to 15 minutes time, I found out that the cookies were already going to turn black soon. So I lower the temperature at 100ºC for the rest 5 minutes.

 It looks different from the picture in the magazine, but I'm glad that it still turned out quite well for my taste. :)




Sunday, December 11, 2011

Tommy le Baker, Viva Residency

Thanks to Choi Yen telling me about this bakery.
Since I was at KLpac last Sunday, so I dropped by at this small bakery which is located in a building just opposite to the entrance of KLpac.


Looking out.

Assorted artisan breads.

The owner Tommy and the specially made pastry (which I forgot what's thee name).

Some write-up about handmade loaf. 

The half farmer's sourdough that I brought home.


I was told that they have apple tart, so I requested to have a piece. RM7.
The sauce is also self-made by them.
Yummy!


Tommy le Baker
B-0-7 Viva Residency,
378, Jalan Ipoh
(Opposite KLPAC)
Tel: 03 40432546

Tues - Fri, 10am - 8pm
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday , 10am - 6pm
Close on Monday

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Food storage for better mood


Storing peanut butter biscuits in these glass jars looks good to me.
And mind you, it did control my desire of eating too much of them!

On the right hand side is a glass of Yoshitomo Nara that I bought from Mori Art Museum souvenir shop in Tokyo.
So cute. :)


Friday, December 9, 2011

Ben's General Food Store, Publika

How's for having a meal inside grocery store?
Have a try in B.I.G.  (Ben's Independent Grocer) at Publika then~

 It's located at LG floor. BIG enough that you wouldn't miss it easily.



Plan B has a small corner for coffee inside B.I.G.
How surprise to see Cheryl Lee was there to make coffee!
And that's my cappuccino (RM8) prepared by her. :)

 Salads at display.

 Yes. Sitting INSIDE the grocery store, with vegetables and meats.

My mushroom quiche and side salad, corn & tuna. RM15.90.
Yummy!

The 'leaf' was still visible even after I've finished the coffee.

The Gingerbread man, BIG's bakery corner.



Their sliced Pain de Mie, RM7.


 I ordered cappuccino again when I visited this outlet at another time on the same week.

My mushroom lasagna topped with generous portion of pesto sauce with a side salad. RM18.90.
It was so huge that I had to 'transfer' some of the portion to friend. ;P

Friend's order, Moroccan lamb meatballs with side salad- ceasar salad. RM17.90.
The portion was relatively smaller compared to mine. Anyway, I thought it's just nice that meanwhile could help out to clear my lasagna. hehe.

Ben's Independent Grocer S/B
Lot No 1A, 83-95, Level UG1,
Publika,
Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas,
50480 KL.
Tel: 03 62091700

Monday, December 5, 2011

Hokkaido Japanese Pastry House -Cheese&ham loaf ; Chocolate sponge cake.

Whenever I'm in Dataran Sunway and at the same time no more bread at home, I'll come to Hokkaido to get my supply.


 Cheese & ham loaf is ready to be eaten anytime.
Here I had it with homemade apple jam.
Some weird combo, but who cares? ;P



This chocolate sponge cake is so goooood that I could feel like the real chocolate melted in my mouth on the day I bought it!
I believed it was freshly made on the same day as they left the plastic untied for cooling.
It's heavenly soft and choco-licious!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Souvenirs: Coffee!

Cousin and sis came back from trips recently, both got me coffee as souvenirs!

Sumatra Mandailing brought back by sis from Jakarta.

Sarawak Liberica, given by cousin Yin.

Thanks for the coffee!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Onde-onde, Waterfront @ Park City (invitation)

A big thanks to Onde-onde's manager, Mr Syed, for inviting me for the food review.
I didn't think twice to accept the invitation as I love Nyonya food! :)


Being a local cafe-like restaurant, there will be hot kopi to serve. RM2.50.
It's from a traditional family roaster from Ipoh whom Onde-onde had specially sourced for.



As the restaurant name suggested, they serve nyonya style food, including nyonya kuih.
Here they have assorted kuih to serve fresh everyday.

Japanese cucumber sour plum juice being served to KH, RM5.90.
She loves this refreshing drink very much!
That's kuih koci on the right, RM2.50 per box. 

Angku kuih, available both in red and purple. RM2.50
Since we had kopi, why not we go with toast?
Yes, it's your kopitiam style grilled toast, but it's with homemade duck egg kaya & butter, RM2.80.
Special, right? :)

This is one of our favourite  - Penang style chee cheong fun with har gou, RM6.90.
I always try to unfold everything (yes, I know I'm weird) when having the chee cheong fun roll.
But for this, need no more to do that, as it's flat one!
And the sambal is great too if you love it to be spicy~

For assam laksa lovers, here's something for you!
Their signature assam laksa (RM9.90) with thick gravy, almost-translucent noodles and spicy & sour enough to make you droll~

Not forgetting one of the famous Penang food - Prawn mee a.k.a. Hokkien mee also served here, RM9.90.

How does this sound -special fried rice + nyonya curry laksa combo for RM15.90?
A great deal to taste different food in a set, and also an easier choice for sharing with your companion(s). Also included in the combo is 'muah chi', 'bangkuang char' and otak-otak popiah to taste.



Sago Gula Melaka, RM4.90.
It's always my first choice as dessert whenever I'm in Nyonya food restaurant.

Last but not least, the star of the restaurant is here!

Attention to all durian lovers:
It's the signature Onde-onde durian cendol (RM7.90)!
If you think this is huge enough, mind you that the actual portion is much bigger.
Just check out the previous photo for the black bowl which is used for nyonya curry laksa.
THAT's the size.

And the real (YES!) and fresh durian flesh is served here. 


Some other kuih and paste selling in Onde-onde too.
I bought Kapitan curry paste (RM5.90) as I couldn't resist the nice smell of it.
Yeah I love curry!
 

Onde Onde
GF-03A Ground Floor,
Waterfront @ ParkCity 5
Persiaran Residen,

Desa Park City, 52200

Kuala Lumpur.
Tel & Fax : 03-6280 7419


 
Christmas is approaching and you can definitely feel it in Waterfront @ Parkcity!
The decor is up already, do come here to have a walk after having a great meal at Onde-onde.