Saturday, January 19, 2013

Hello Again!

I've been away for so long...please excuse me! 
I've got a good reason.
Because I've been busy with

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Eat your way to a sexier bum?

Read this article somewhere... few days ago and let me share it with you!

Five Bottom-friendly foods:
  • Lean White Meat. Eating lean protein such as skinless chicken or turkey breast will suppress your appetite and boost your metabolism.
  • Alfalfa. Like fish and kelp (or seaweed), this contains high levels of iodine, which stimulates the thyroid gland and improves sluggish metabolism.
  • Grapefruit. Compounds in grapefruit prevents the body from absorbing fat and carbohydrates.
  • Fish and Shellfish. Like poultry, fish is a low-fat protein. Oily fish, such as salmon and mackerel, also contain omega fatty acids that keep your metabolism healthy.
  • Green Vegetables. Just half a cup of spinach or broccoli each day contains enough magnesium to have a powerful effect on sugar cravings.

Five Foods to AVOID
  • Cheese. At nearly 100 calories per slice, cheese can play havoc with your diet and your backside
  • Sugars. Whether it's in your tea or part of a cake or biscuit, sugar gives you a quick blood-sugar rush so you crave more. It's then converted straight into fat by your body.
  • Chips & Crisps & Doughnut. These contain the worst kinds of saturated fats which cause liver damage, contribute to cellulite and are high in hollow calories.
  • Coffee and Cola. Caffeine contributes to cellulite and causes changes in blood-sugar levels that will make you fat in the long term.
  • Burgers. Burgers are not only high in calories, but most of the meat offcuts used in patties are also high in fat - even before they've hit the greasy grill.
So, there you go. These are some tips to keep yourself fit and healthy...

oh...not forgetting: Eat small portions, at least 5-6 times a your body will not go in the starving stage/mood and start keeping the fats in our body...

Friday, July 8, 2011

Taro Cake (oh kueh)

I know! I've been missing in action...for so long.
It's been getting cold, I've been getting lazy and been putting on some weight as well...(so...not good!!)

Husband been sick, so I made this yesterday...after doing some research's pretty easy actually!

It's Taro/Yam Cake (in hokkien-'oh kueh', my dad's favourite)

Stack up 3 bamboo steamer...

  • 1 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 1/2 cup corn flour/tapioca flour
  • 1 liter cool water
  • 4 tbs vegetable oil
  • 1 cup dried shrimps (hay bee), soaked in hot water
  • 2 Chinese sausage/lap cheong/chicken breast, cut in small cubes (optional)
  • 6 big Shitake mushroom, cut in small pieces
  • 400g yam, cut in small cubes about 1cm
  • 1tsp Chinese 5 spice powder
  • 1tsp fine salt & pepper
  • 1 stalk chopped spring onions (for garnish)
  • lots of fried shallots-from Asian store is fine (for garnish)
  • some fresh chilli, finely chopped (for garnish)

  • Real simple, mix the 2 kinds of flour together with 1 liter of water (yam batter). Set aside.
  • Saute dried shrimp, sausage/chicken if you're using any in oil till slightly fragrant. Add Shitake, fry for another 1-2 mins.
  • Add yam, 5 spice, salt & pepper and yam batter.
  • Cook on medium heat, stirring and scraping the sides of the pan continuously till the mixture is a thick starchy paste.
  • Taste and season further is necessary.
  • Transfer to flat dish ready for steaming in bamboo steamer. 
  • Steam for about 40 minutes.
  • Take out from steamer, garnish over the top and allow to cool to room temperature and serve. 

Yum! we didn't wait for it to cool down tho...hahah

Vegetarian version
Little J brought this for lunch today!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Singapore Universal Studio

Some pictures to share from our trip to Singapore Universal Studio in December 2010.

It was hot! But we had fun!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Eat, Walk, and Shop @ Singapore

Singapore is a nice place to shop and eat. They have heaps of choices and places to go.
We spent two weeks in Singapore and I did so much walking I actually lost 2kgs during that short stay! Woww...

Hawker Food Stalls
Fast Food Style
Shopping Paradise (couldn't resist this sun glass from Charles & Keith)

Christmas season in Singapore is filled with lights and huge Christmas trees. Orchard Road is where heaps of people go for the night lights and shopping malls are full of Christmas lights too.

Sexy Santa Clause

Part of Orchard Road
Extreme Decor
Huge Christmas Tree
Shopping at Bugis

I also like the fact that public transportation is VERY reliable. There's no need to buy a car (unless you're super rich or a show off!) because there's MRT (Mass Rapid Transit), that forms the backbone of the railway system in Singapore, spanning the entire city-state.

Make sure you set a budget when you go to Singapore!
or bring a rich man along with you...LOL

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Missing in Action...ooppss..

I have been slacking... but I have a really good excuse.
I was on holiday!

Was in Singapore & Malaysia for our Christmas, New Year & Chinese New Year..

It was all good. Had lots of food, spent quality time with families & relatives, went out with few friends, had more food and ended up piling on 5 kgs!

Anyways, lets recall some of the food I've eaten:

Okra with Sambal

Different kind of Sausages - S'pore

Rice with Mixed Vegetables, otak otak and sambal - S'pore

Not so nice Mee Siam in S'pore

Fried green beans with chai poh - S'pore

Some Vegetables - S'pore

Chicken Rice in S'pore

Yong Tau Foo & Korean Fried Fish in S'pore

Sarawak Club Butter Prawns

Mee Pok

Mixed Vegetables with Sambal

Curly Noodle Kolomee

Straight Noodle Kolomee

The best Fried Kueh Tiaw at Arang Road cooked from a 'house' kopitiam

Kuih-pohpia, pangang, chau tau kuih, harm cin peng,
Lots of junk-food!

Tuna Salad at Delizze

Not so nice pizza at Delizze

Mushroom soup at Merdeka Palace

Char Kueh at Song Kheng Hai

Belacan Beehun at Song Kheng Hai

Whole Fish at Fisherman Restaurant

Lau Su Phan

Steam Prawns at Green Mountain

Beehun fried with Mani Chai

Midin with Red Wine & Ginger

Fresh Coconut Juice

Best Kolomee at Green Road

 Sarawak Laksa