Monday, November 10, 2008

Piggy me!!

I think I gained weight this weekend. I have just been eating and eating and eating. Every meal I eat I eat like a horse, like is my last chance to eat (I shall blame it on the PMS)

Anyway I started my eating marathon on Saturday after we decided that we were going to have dim sum for brunch..As usual greedy me/us order so much and stuffed my face! I then headed to the Asian grocery store to buy some groceries. After that we drove around in the beltway (since we haven't really driven around here after being here for 4 months now) then found some stores and decided to walk for a few hours to hopefully burn some calories off...blekkk...sales wasn't great nothing attracted me hence came home empty handed except from groceries...We started getting hungry when we got home and I made myself a huge bowl of noodles with chicken and vegetable...I thought about it also made me think that I am really a PIG!!

Uncle Richie called and asked if we wanted to watch a movie that night and we were going to watch the James Bond movie but found out that it wasn't starting until next week and we decided to watch Max Payne which completely sucks and we would not recommend it to anyone. There was this kid at the cinema was making noise at the beginning of the movie and it actually irritated me so every time when he made noise I said shhhhh....eventually in the middle of the movie him and his friend were actually ask to leave/ushered out by the security guard.

When we were walking to the cars something which I think really cool happened (Yes I'm sick) There was a ton of kids hanging outside the cinema (don't know where their parents are) but anyway way we saw a security officer/police cuffing a boy and he told his parents to cuff another one..I was like wow..wonder what they did and I walked really slow to try and hear what happened but Uncle Richie nudge me to move faster and we were just laughing at the whole scene like how we will not go back and watch a night movie at that cinema because apparently people get locked up!

Sunday morning I decided to make some waffles because Uncle and Auntie Richie bought me a waffle maker for my birthday and I decided to try it out. I am not sure whether did I not follow the direction correctly or because the waffle maker is still new didn't taste like how I expected it to be hopefully with a little more practice it'll be like the once we eat at the hotels.

Then I went to the Galleria with Uncle and Aunt Richiee..We walked a little bit and we stopped at LaMadeline and ate again..I had a huge plate of Chicken Cesar Salad which was really awesome!Aunt and Uncle said their soups are bad ass too!!We stopped by a couple of open houses which was just beautiful and expensive before headed home...

Hubby didn't eat anything after I left and I was planning to make Hokkie Mee all along for dinner. I wasn't sure if he was going to eat it but I was just going to make it anyway. HokkienMee AKA Black Mee is one of my all time favorite food. I didn't know that it was called HokkienMee when I was growing up so I would always call it Black Mee...The last time I ate black mee was the time I went home about 3 years ago which also didn't taste good at all. So when I was at the Asian grocery store I was already looking for Lily's for ingredients needed to make this.



The only two picture I managed to take this whole weekend before inhaling them!

Kuala Lumpur Hokkien Mee

Ingredients:

500g fat yellow hokkien noodles (tai lok meen) - soak noodles in cold water for 15 mins to get rid of some of the potassium carbonate & sodium bi-carbonate solution used to make these noodles. (I could not find this kind of noodles here so I used Udon noodles instead)
100g meat (pork or chicken) - cut into thin slices
150g prawns, shell and devein
100 g squid - cut into bite size
1tsp of garlic chopped
100g Choy sum wash and cut into 1 inch pieces
100g pork fat, cut into cubes and fried till crispy (keep the oil)
2 cups stock/water

Seasoning:

1 tsp light soy sauce
2 tsp dark soy sauce(add more if not dark enough)
Salt to taste
1/4 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp monosodium glutamate(optional)

Method:

Season the prawns and squid with a dash of salt, sugar and pepper.

Heat 2 tsp of the lard (from frying the pork fat) and saute the squid and prawns. Dish out and leave aside.

Add in another tsp of lard, garlic and brown meat, sprinkle in a pinch of salt and pepper to the meat before turning over to brown the other side.

Add in stock/water and bring to a boil. Simmer for 5 minutes before adding in the choy sum.

Then add in the noodles and the seasoning, mix well, cover wok with lid and simmer until noodles is tender. Add more dark soy sauce if the color is not black enough and simmer noodles till gravy is thick.

Add in the cooked prawns and squid and more lard.

Turn the heat to high again and give noodles a quick stir. Add the crispy lard cubes before dishing up the noodles.

p/s: I love garlic and the only difference with my mee is I added garlic to it.

Serve with sambal belacan

sambal belacan:

5 fresh red chillies - cut small
2 chilly padi(optional)
1 sq inch x 1/4 inch thick raw belacan or 2 tsp belacan powder.
a pinch of salt
a pinch of sugar
lime juice.

Grill raw belacan until it is dried and fragrant. (i will wrap with paper kitchen towel and microwave 1 minute at the time until it can be crumbled)

I do not own a mortar so i use the chopper. Chop everything up except the lime juice.

serve with lime juice. adjust the taste as some belacan can be very salty.

I didn't make the sambal belacan because I was lazy..I just ate my noodles with chili padi.

My verdict: It was not how I expected. I guess I was hoping to taste like the once we eat at the hawker store back in Malaysia. My pan is not seasoned and this is my first time however apart from not tasting like the hawker store it was really good. I really liked it. The udon noodles I used turned pretty soft so I might have to find another brand or another kind. It was the very first time in my entire life cutting/slicing squid it was so funny because I didn't know what to throw away and what to keep.Hubby didn't know anything too so I just kind off figure it out but I'm not sure if is right. I'm going to have to call mummy and ask her and double check with her that I didn't waste any parts.

Since I was the only one eating there was about two medium size container left. If I would have eaten like a lady (not eat enough for 2) I would have more left. I cannot wait to try it again..I just miss my Hokkien Mee soo much. The last time I went home I think I only at it once or twice and they were not very good so I am hoping that I can find a good one when I get home..yummyyyyyyy

2 comments:

Shern's mom said...

Looks delicious! Btw, eating non stop is also a sign of pregnancy. Are you?

Sunshine said...

LOL...Happy Belated birthday mummy Shern!! nope don't think so I think is more PMSing..

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