Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Nasi daging

Suatu Ahad.
Tiba-tiba terasa nak makan nasi daging. I call mak (as I usually did) to get some tips and also browse the internet.

Coupled with my own experience (pernah buat tapi dah lama - ingat-ingat lupa), here is my version:


Beef - boiled to tender, and for stocks
Basmathi rice - washed
Tomato paste (1 table spoon is more than enough)
Rempah kurma ( 1 table spoon is more than enough)
Black pepper (not grounded yet)

Cinnamon, clove and star anise

How to cook:

Just saute all the ingredients for menumis till fragranced.
Add the rempah kurma
Pour in the milk, beef

the cooked rice (the photo is bit blurred due to the steam)

ready for consumption (dont forget the papaddam)


kerabu tomato (just like the tomato salad but a bit spicy)
Sliced onion, sliced tomato, chilli also sliced, tomato sauce, salt and sugar. Mix and taste.

Fried capsicum with minced beef in oyster sauce
(the recipe was created based on the dish that I have tasted during my trip to Beijing some years ago)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

A very simple menu for kids

chicken ball soup

ayam goreng kunyit

Everything on the dining table

Everything on the plate!

Sabrina enjoying her lunch

Nutritional facts:

Carbo from the rice, potato
Protein from the chicken
Vitamin A in carrots
Protein, calcium, iron, vitamin A, vitamin C from the long beans.

Steamed fish

The steamed fish is Atikah's favourite. She seldom eats fish, but when I make steamed fish, she will be the last to leave the dining table. She'll it everything, but of course not the bones.

The recipe is simple.

Main ingredient:
The fish - The picture showed a garoupa (kerapu) but most of the time I used siakap. Wash, marinate with salt and white pepper to taste.

Other ingredients:
Ginger - sliced
garlic - crushed
Onion - sliced
tomato - sliced
cili padi (apa orang putih cakap ye???) - ketuk2 je
some 'daun limau purut' (kena bukak kamus nih ...)
serbuk asam boi (yang biasa makan dengan buah jambu tu...)

Dah tu ....

Put the fish in a container that is big enough for the fish but athe same time can fit into your steamer.
Put all other ingredients over the fish (you may arrange it as u like).
Put into the steamer and steam until about 30 minutes.

Ready for consumption.

Fish Facts for Healthy Nutrition

(from http://www.doh.wa.gov/ehp/oehas/fish/default.htm)

Eat Fish, Be Smart, Choose Wisely

Fish is brain and heart food - but trying to balance its health - boosting benefits with concerns about contaminant level can leave you floundering! Sad and true, contaminants are in most foods, but don’t give up on fish, because fish are still an excellent health choice.

The American Heart Association recommends eating fish twice a week. Why? Because fish are a great source of protein, vitamins, and nutrients. Fish are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, which provide protection from heart disease and are great brain food for you, your children and if you are pregnant, for your unborn child. It is important to continue to eat fish to gain the healthy heart and brain benefits. The key is to make smart choices and choose fish that are low in mercury, Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs), and other contaminants.