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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Black Pepper Crab

 Black Pepper Crab

Apart from chilli crab or salted egg crab, you can try the black pepper crab for a change... the dish is simple but so delicious...hmm just love the aroma of ginger...


Fresh Crabs, cut into halves
Curry leaves
A bit of chilli padi
Ginger (sliced)
Oyster Sauce
Black Pepper Sauce
Salt and Pepper
Cooking oil 
Spill of love


Steamed the crab and put aside (this is to avoid excessive juice from the raw crab)
Heat oil in a pan
Saute garlic, ginger , curry leaves and  chilli padi
Then pour black pepper sauce and oyster sauce
Add salt and coarse pepper
and finally add the steamed crab

That's it..

Serve with plain white rice...


2013 Mengo Green Hunt

Recently, joined green hunt organised by Malaysian Environmental NGO's (MEGRO) in collaboration with Sime Darby CSR project. Sime Darby is one of the sponsors for the hunt and sending 8 teams to participates. Representing Sime Darby Group under corporate category and details for the hunt as follows:



Date : 27th October 2013
Flag off Venue : SPAD, KL Sentral
Route questions : 15 x 2 points each
Sponsor Challenge : 10 maximum 50 points
Mid Point Venue : MATIC
Mode of transport : Walk, bus or train, LRT, monorail
Treasures : 1, 11 points
Pre event points : Recycle goods (4 points)
COC : Pava's Hunts

My given team members 

Syafiq, Sue and Sabariah... thanks team for the support... well done, keep learning

Starting point

and the result ........ we won the 1st place.... proud to be Sime Darbians... thanks to the sponsor....

This event is part of Sime Darby Volunteer Program... I have registered myself as Sime Darby volunteer and this is my first involvement in their project....... with the rest of the volunteer team for the day

Alhamdulillah..... made it this time... I have another one upcoming hunt this week and one more in January next year.... again I'd like to remind myself... answering hunt questions is a challenge... and winning is a bonus....

end this post with the treasure question for reader's take away....

An eco friendly cleanser for your dish,
A Solo man produced this treasure,
Bio with a place to live will help further,
East in may be a place to buy it without bother,
Just proof you bought it don't blunder.

Hint to answer.

An eco friendly cleanser for your dish, - What is it ? Dish wash Liquid
A Solo man produced this treasure, - The wanted brand ? Anagram for Solo man? LAM SOON
Bio with a place to live will help further, - The specific type ? Bio Home
East in may be a place to buy it without bother, - Place to buy? anagram for East In? ISETAN
Just proof you bought it don't blunder. - Reciept of purchase


not just this....
the real answer is 
Receipt of Purchase of Lam Soon Bio-Home Dish wash liquid from ISETAN.

for the full mark...


Wedding ride to Ipoh

Pertama kali ride untuk attend ke majlis perrsandingan yang berlangsung di Ipoh. Wedding of Shima's sister . Alhamdulillah cuaca cerah dan perjalanan kami mengambil masa lebih kurang 2 jam . Tahniah buat pengantin and hubby ... semoga ikatan yang terjalin kekal hingga ke akhir hayat...

Special thanks to Shima and Jepp atas jemputan dan cenderahati...

Pengantin with the ladies......awesome

Photo booth shot

Gambar kenangan dengan abang ipar pengantin (in purple baju melayu) merangkap RC untuk Geng TTB

On the way to rumah pengantin.....

Dah macam gambar kelas la pulak........

Konvoi kami tak stop disitu sahaja... perjalanan diteruskan ke Sungai Besar dan Kuala Selangor for Soto ride.... agenda kami hanya 3 , ride, makan , photo, photo, makan, ride.....

Alhamdulillah kami selamat sampai ke destinasi masing-masing sekitar jam 9.30 malam.... thanks friends for the wonderful journey..... semoga ikatan silaturrahim yang terjalin kekal berpanjangan....

Monday, December 9, 2013

Craze on MUJI


I first heard of Muji few years back from my colleague, but couldn't be bothered...until one day I saw my friend jotting down her work schedule on a nice decent notebook....there goes my craze... can't stop thinking of Muji .. I make a point to go to Muji in Midvalley last week,  I guess it's the biggest Muji in KL ... initially wanted to get 2014 planner and notebook for our household account... but end up buying beyond intended.... opppsss... fall in love with its stationary range.... simple but nice... I like those stuffs with "less is more" effect...



What is MUJI? (extracted from MUJI's official corporate website)

MUJI is not a brand whose value rests in the frills and “extras” it adds to its products.
MUJI is simplicity – but a simplicity achieved through a complexity of thought and design.
MUJI’s streamlining is the result of the careful elimination and subtraction of gratuitous features and design unrelated to function.
MUJI, the brand, is rational, and free of agenda, doctrine, and “isms.” The MUJI concept derives from us continuously asking, “What is best from an individual’s point of view?”
MUJI aspires to modesty and plainness, the better to adapt and shape itself to the styles, preferences, and practices of as wide a group of people as possible. This is the single most important reason people embrace MUJI.
MUJI – in its deliberate pursuit of the pure and the ordinary – achieves the extraordinary.

So what's in my basket for my first visit to MUJI....


2014 Planner
Household expenses notebook
GST notebook
Pen size highlighter (without cap)



am truly satisfied.... with my purchases... I am now ready to start year 2014... the paper quality, the perfect line size, perfect paper size, the bind strength which allow you to have a flat opening for a comfortable writing, the natural colour... arghhh... just love to have it...

and the other day, I couldn't help myself... revisit Muji but this time I went to Pavilion..  this time bought myself  a DIY pen, glue tape and post it note..... I am now thinking to go to MUJI again... owh no.... not again... perhaps in Singapore? why not.. dare to be natural...

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Ho Yan Hor Herbal Tea

Pretty excited to write about this new discovery... I was introduced to this herbal drink by a friend of mine.. today, me and my colleagues went to our favourite halal Chinese Restaurant ... almost all the dishes we ordered were fried stuff.. and we knew that these restaurant used a lot of MSG... I normally felt very light headed after eating here...
Plus we have to walk back to office under the hot sun.... sigghhh... I tried to remain calm... I didn't knew that the rest felt the same... dizzy... so we need something to clear off the substance from our body....
I was introduced to this herbal drink .. Ho Yan Hor...


A heritage Chinese herbal tea since 1940s. 
- An exquisite concoction of 24 selected quality herbs
- Well known on the relief of body heatiness, common cold, indigestion and waning appetite
- Natural. No preservative. No artificial colouring 
I guess we are having the indigestion..... so I give myself a try for this drink...



I kind of like the taste... very refreshing...and they advise me to drink this with plums... make the taste better... after taking few sips.. I felt so fresh and my vision became clearer.... thanks friend for introducing this....
after almost 3 years working here.. I have been exposed to a lot of Chinese culture, food including this Chinese traditional remedies.....
Try it... if you ever had these symptoms... you can get it from any supermarket... come in a box of 10 tea sachets.... cost about RM8-RM10 per box...

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

British Fish and Chips with Mushy Peas

British Fish and Chips
with Mushy Peas

I have always craving for the authentic British (brei~t~ish) Fish and Chips since I left London fifteen years ago... it's like your staple ... fat chips with Salt and vinegar... argghhhh.... most Malaysian have their Fish batter with breadcrumbs... owh no!! i seriously don't like them.... and most of them has a very strong fishy taste if not properly prepared.... and they didn't serve it with Mushy peas....there are so many don't s .....ngheee

So? what other option do I have? answer to that would be... to do it myself.... and this is how my Fish and Chips look like... ah ha....


For the fish

Skinless dory fillet
Multi purpose flour
Corn flour
1 tsp baking powder
Ice-cold sparkling water
Salt and pepper
Oil for frying

For the mushy peas

Canned peas (boil for 2 minutes)
Salt and Pepper

Side Dish
Lemon (Cut into wedges)
Green salad (optional) 
I used watercress and cherry tomato with drizzle of olive oil and lemon

I do not intend to provide method in this post.... basically what you need to do is to prepare the batter like how you make your banana fritter batter, then dip the fish and fry them until golden crisp. Prepare the mushy peas like how you make your mashed potato and serve them as a platter... that' it.

Enjoy and happy trying....

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Baked Cheesy Crab in Tomato and Herbs Sauce

Baked Cheesy Crab in Tomato and Herbs Sauce

This is the dishes that I have imagining for so long..... one fine day, felt that it's time to materialise what I have imagined.... I marry the Chinese taste with the authentic Italian flavour.... got the inspiration from a Singapore restaurant Eighteen Chefs... Click here ... we drove all the way to Singapore for this Chilli crab and it's halal...

and this is my version of Chilli crab... serve this with Mantao bread ....


5 fresh crabs (cut halves)
Garlic (chopped)
Ginger (thinly sliced)
Chilli padi
Tomato and Mushroom pasta sauce
Chilli flakes
Mixed Italian herbs
Mozzareella and cheddar cheese (grated)
Salt and pepper to taste
Sprinkle of love


Preheat oven at 200-220 degree C
Heat the oil in the frying pan
      Saute garlic and ginger until golden brown
Add chilli padi
Pour in pasta sauce
Add salt, pepper and mixed Italian herbs to taste
Add crab (let the crab fully cooked)
Once done, put the crab in baking tin or pyrex
Topped with cheese
and bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes at 180 degree C

Side dish

Mantao bread
(you can get this from any hypermarket selling at frozen food section)

Monday, November 25, 2013

Grilled Salmon with Herbs

Grilled Salmon with Herbs

This is our simple dinner recipe which is easy to prepare.. no thinking required... scrumptiously delicious..

all you need...


Slice of fresh salmon 
Mixed spicy herbs
Lemon and mashed potato for garnish
A drop of love


Grill salmon on a pan (strictly no oil)
sprinkle spicy mixed herbs, salt and pepper - put aside
Mix butter & chopped dill (Refrigerate it)

Serve grilled salmon and put the butter on it (melted without asking)... 
serve with lemon slices and mashed potato..

That's all
This recipe is so easy, which I realised that I have nothing much to write on how to prepare this... a two liner recipe explained all... try this and no regret is assured...

Ride to Krabi

Another Thailand trip for us this year.. not going to write long for this trip, but let the memories be marked for my future reference. That's the beauty about blogging.. you will never know when you need to refer back to those info. To me this is like my walking reference or nowadays people termed it as Wikipedia... I can spent hours on blog walking on my own blog. I'm not writing for others but to me it's my own infinity space where I can store my memories, thoughts and experience along the way..... 


Back to our Thailand trip, this time we went to HatYai, Krabi and Phuket... it's my first time to Krabi and it's our first time riding on the bike to Krabi or even to Thialand. Total journey of 2000KM and alhamdulillah we safely arrived home after 5 days travelling on the bike. It's a big group and me and enche hubby were super happy for this trip....

Group Name : TTB (meaning of it? biarla rahsia)
Destination : Hatyai, Krabi, Phuket
Total vehicles :  17 motorbikes, 2 vans and 1 Vellfire...
Total headcounts : 60 pax including kids
Weather Condition : Rainy

p/s :  Most of the motorbikes are Harley Davidson... we are among the exception... tapi geng ni memang best and sempoi..... they welcome us on every ride ... so put aside our "segan" .... can't beat them, then join them... hahaha

Sempat lagi nak posing kat border.... muke fenattt after 5 hours ride.

Secara ringkasnya ... trip kali ni bersempena cuti panjang Deepavali dan Awal Muharram.... so tak de la nak kena apply annual leave lama-lama....

Briefly, our itinerary for our trip.. ride,eat, photo, ride, eat, photo.... that's basically it

Day 1 - 1st Nov 2013

3.00pm : Depart from KL
10.30 pm : Arrived Bukit Kayu Hitam border for immigration clearance
2.00 am : Arrived HatYai hotel then zzzzzzzzzzzz

Day 2 - 2nd Nov 2013

8.00am : Ready to push off to Krabi
4.00 pm : Arrived Krabi
4.01 pm : Free and Easy.

Asal pit stop gambar, asal gambar pit stop....

Jangan marah.... walaupun kami is the exception, baju tetap ditaja oleh Harley, okay... What are you staring at?

Alhamdulillah...sampai jugak kami ke Krabi.... cuaca tak menentu... kadang-kadang cerah... and kadang-kadang hujan.... tapi bikers kental katakan... kami redah je hujan ke panas....

Day 3 - 3rd Nov 2013
All day : Free and Easy

Many of us pegi island hoping.. we all , sebab baru je pegi, then we set Plan B... drive to Phuket... boley...

Tapi pagi tu, sempat lagi pergi jogging tepi pantai Ao Nang..

Damaikan pemandangan tepi pantai.....

Siap - siap hantar geng for island hoping.... cuaca hari ni sangat cerah...alhamdulillah

and untuk kami yang ke Phuket....

sempat singgah Phuket Premium Outlet, Hard Rock and makan ayam pulut famous kat Patong Beach.


the ladies 

and the guys

at HRC, Phuket

vogue mummies on board

Day 4 - 4th Nov 2013

8am : Depart from Krabi
5pm : Arrived Hatyai
5.01 pm : Free and easy... massage, makan, sleep

Gambar kenangan kat pantai Ao Nang

enche hubby

and me...

Night outing at Hat Yai town

Sweet couple ... Fieza & Zamir

Day 5 - 5th Nov 2013

4am : Depart from Hatyai
12.00 : Arrived Dealer at Juru for shopping
5.01 pm : Arrived home

Masing-masing dah keletihan..... after few days riding.. pillion pun fenats... tapi enjoy sangat-sangat.... bilalah nak dapat ride macam ni... so damn satisfied... 

Thanks to all TTBians friend for having us ride with you guys.... we felt so grateful to have all of you with us too.... memori yang akan diabadikan sampai bila-bila.. suka, duka, cemas, happy, gembira, penat, excited semua ada.....

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