A fine savour on simple pleasures

My aim is to reduce the tension in my mind by sharing my thoughts and experiences in the things that I love; which I could not express openly due to circumstances. Be it in doing stupid things, experimenting on new recipes, failings in research work, writings..just some doodle ranting stuff

Friday, September 4, 2009

Love for Kulim ||| Food Review

Yeap, again I return to my hometown. BUT, with new purpose in hand, at which to celebrate the Ramadhan with my family members. This faithful occasion happened last week, on our Malaysia's Indepence Day holiday (31st Aug 2009), which means, I have an addition of 1 day to spend with my family :) O how I feel so blessed to sink in the arms of my momma. She's the best mum in the whole wide world. Its the same with my big sis, she the cool type. We do a lot of things together like really great buddies.

My 1st lil bro accompanied me through the onslaught; the travelling was horrid. We bought a ticket which promised us an 8.30pm Super Nice bus to Kulim (take note of the name, I was really being tricked by the name and the picture of the bus at the counter), instead we finally boarded a stupid,-I-duno-wat bus at 11.30 pm. Fish. totally Fish. like wat my bro wud say.

Doing this doing dat, yadda~ I'm home!

We really have fun at home. Eat2, play2, shopping, listened to Ami's (2nd lil bro) singing n guitar strumming~ It is enjoyable and stress-releasing.

One that truly leaves a sweet taste in my heart was my trip to Penang with Kak Kim for the sake of finding rare ingredients for cooking~<3 We moved out around 2 something and reach around 3..its actually really early when considering all the jams along the way.

The winding road that is very busy..lots of lorries go through here because they can cut through 1 highway toll.

My sister's driving. Obviously. I'm a loser when it comes to driving =_________=;;

The sea, from Gurney Drive's view..its a walk away from Gurney Plaza, the shopping mall we're heading to . Looks quite pretty right?

Quite a nice view dont cha think?

Think again.
This is the close up view of the rocks. pfft, what shameful eyesore. Promotion on how beautiful and clean Penang is? Come again? I don't quite catch which part is clean and beautiful. Upclose I mean, but this pic is not even microscopically close.

Me and mah big sis. Saje syiok sendiri XD

We bought our things here. Heck so expensive those imported stuff T_____T I can feel my hands shivered when I took out the dough from my purse *laughing* It's not that I that concern of the costs, but its way out of a student's budget..xpela, once a while mahh..

It took less than 2 hours to complete the tasks, we need to hurry home since we need to cook ait..lagi another 1.5hr of driving takut xsempat. Hence I board on the ferry to cross the ocean from Penang Island to the mainland. and the best of all its F.O.C. heheheh

Pics on the ferry. We didn't move much. Coincidently our car was parked just beside this so-called 'window'. So, drop by and take a snap2 :)

Dem I look fat @__________@||||

Hence the results of our heroic conquest were these; (which means the food review is starting)

Eggplant side dish~ Gajinamul

Steamed eggplant pieces marinated with soy sauce, red pepper flakes, crushed garlic and sesame oil. Add a little of sesame seeds with diced green onions, it'll turn so marvelous! People who can't stand the hotness and the taste of garlic, you can reduce the amount of such ingredients to turn your gajinamul into a mild one.

Stir fry noodles with vegetables~ Japchae

The noodles are special ones, made from sweet potatoes, with a mild sweetness and springy feeling when eaten. Also, it won't easily destroyed with heat since it has strength. The veges were stir fried with a lil bit of olive oil; spinach, carrots, green onions, shitake mushrooms and button mushrooms, later, being swirled by a wee bit of soy sauce as well as sesame oil. There's some thinly sliced beef as well to enhance the flavour. A bite will push you up to heaven! My eyes went starry at that point. It was soooo nice. Can't simply put it in words.

Vege soup with Ju hu Chiu

As the name implies, its vege soup with dried squid strips. The vege used was cabbages, the normal cabbages. The soup was rehydrating and refreshing. Yet the way of cooking was so simple. One must make use the garlic and some meat before adding hard veges inside.

Ayam masak merah/ Red cooked chicken (yeah, its a direct translation)

The chickens were deep fried first before proceeding to being transferred into a gravy made up of chillies, big onions and tomato blend in together. We can usually tastes this savoury during weddings and events since its one of the most popular dish which is accepted by all the races in malaysia.

Soy bean side dish with an addition of stir fry dried anchovies ~ Konjorim blends with Myulchi bokkeum

Yep, for malaysians it must looked like the normal fried anchovies with ground nuts right? Nononono.. These are soybeans that has been soaked for 8hours before being cooked with soy sauce, minced garlic and sugar. The taste? Simply marvelous~ yumyum! How to describe? Its sweet, its sticky..soooo addicting. The fried anchovies are actually stir frieds using a nonstick skillet without oil. Later, just mix them together into this purrrfection XD

Pizza from Pizza hut *lol*

Of course we didn't made these ourselves *laughing* The credit goes to Pizza Hut..To me the taste is so-so lah since the toppings are just moderate..But this is considered decent enough.One is chicken, another is tuna.


*laughing* as the name implies, this sweet full of fibre fruit graced our stomachs with its majestic abilities in helping our GIT tract. The sweetness is quite moderate, not so sweet and its abit hard. This means, its not that ripe despite the colour. But then, it is still considered nice.

Mushroom soup

Well, comes togather with the pizza of course. To my surprise it is not that bland like usual. Quite creamy and thick. Actually it is not so hard to made this, you just have to have some milk, corn starch, some chicken boillon, chunks of button mushroom and basil, wallah! a mushroom soup is ready! Since it is quite costly, I prevent myself from trying to make it. Let's see when the time comes, at which no monetary constraints has to be considered, I will definitely try it. haha.


Since the mooncake festival is not that far (i think it coincide with the hungry ghost festival right? not so sure), these cakes are everywhere. Kak Kim bought some for us to eat. Quite nice but supppeeeer sweet. My poor tooth can't stand it :P Let's see..how to describe the taste..buttery creamy red beany taste with extreme sugar content *lol* To people with sweet tooth, its the best for you guys.

Fried chicken blended with tumeric powder

This is a very traditional fried chicken swirled with some salt and tumeric powder. It is soo delicious and simple. No need all those extra-extra stuff. Good enough to be eaten with steamy white rice..mmmm *drooling* man..

Well, the food review ends here. Many occasions passed through before the completion of this post. Since this is so long that's why I took so much time. Next I'll talk about the makan-makan at my house in Serdang huhu..

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