Saturday, March 05, 2011
***Post written back in January that I never got around to posting***
The weather has been a complete crap ball this winter. There's lots of days and nights where we are cooped at home and Isabel is slowly but surely turning into a glazed-eyed TV zombie.
To spice things up a little, I've been trying to include her in the kitchen, i.e. when I'm baking.
She'll hold the cups and spoons for me as I measure out the ingredients, and most importantly, she has the task of mixing. I tell her to "draw circles" in the batter.
I need to bake more.
More food-related stuff -- night markets are AWESOME.
Designated streets will be closed off to traffic and vendors will fill their vans and lorries (trucks) with their wares and set up stalls to sell their goods - ranges from fresh food (fish, vegetables, fruit, etc)...
To prepared food (either precooked or they'll cook it right there and then) to stuff like clothes, shoes, even windshield wipers!
Mmmmm....appam...and appung...and another appam thinge. I really have no idea what their names really are...when I was growing up, they were known to me as the 20 cent thing, 30 cent thing and the 50 cent thing (my fave was the 50 cent one)
Although now, the prices are very much more inflated --- it's more like the 50 cent thing, 90 cent thing and the $1 thing.
Isabel with her goodies.
Friday, March 04, 2011
Thursday, March 03, 2011
I'm going to put on my Ms I-Hua hat for awhile and talk about food.
It's been a long draught for me in terms of local Malaysian/SEA fruits. For the durian, it's been 5 years (or more)
A different take on the king of fruits: A Chocolate Durian cake!! Very highly recommended by my friends, so I gotta try it.
Look at all the yummy, gooey durian!!!
The smell that wafted up when we cut into it....yum!!!!
Although someone wasn't quite a fan of it...