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Monday, 20 August 2018

From The Garden To The Dining Table: Dinner For 2.

The fig plants that were propagated by air layering are now growing well and are bearing fruits. Every morning when I water the plants, I will check on the fig fruits. One morning, I noticed one fruit that looked like its time to harvest. There were some white spots on the skin and probably attacked by some kind of pests.
 Can you see the white spots on the fig?
When I cut the fig into half, the inside looked good.
It would have been sweeter if I had waited for 2 to 3 more days.
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Dinner Day #1
I had a packet of stinky beans in my fridge.
 I opened up the beans to check for worms. Then I washed and soaked the beans in water and place them in the fridge until it was time to cook them.
I still had 1 white brinjal and 3 white bitter melons from the previous day's harvest.
 I will be using all the above for cooking a single dish. I planned to keep half of the dish for the next day's dinner.
 Sambal stinky beans - Stinky beans, minced pork, white bitter gourds, white brinjals cooked with spicy prawn paste. This plate was for 1st evening's dinner. 
Besides the stinky beans dish, I boiled corn soup with pork ribs, red dates, and wolf berries. Love the natural sweetness of this soup. Great for hot days.
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Dinner Day #2
I went outside to check on the papaya tree. Saw one green papaya with a tinge of yellow on the skin. I plucked it and use it to boil soup. Since the weather is hot plus the bad haze, it will be good to drink plenty of soup.
 The 2nd half portion of the previous day's stinky beans dish. 
 Soup of the day - papaya, carrot, dried cuttlefish, red dates, wolf berries and pork ribs. It was very delicious and love the natural sweetness of the soup.
 Just these 2 dishes for our dinner.
I steamed just enough rice for 2 people. It is very tempting to eat more rice especially when we have the appetizing spicy stinky beans dish.

Happy is the man who doesn't give in and do wrong when he is tempted,

for afterwards he will get as his reward the crown of life

that God has promised those who love him.

(James 1:12, The Living Bible-TLB)

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Early Morning Breakfast At Restoran Choi Yuen, Ipoh Garden.

Our friends love dim sum and almost everyday, they will be having dim sum for breakfast. One of their regular place is the Restoran Chooi Yue Dim Sum. One morning, hubby and I were finishing our morning walking exercise when hubby received a call from this couple. The wife of the couple call to inform us that they were waiting for us at "Chooi Yue". When my hubby relayed the message to me, without inquiring further, my mind straight away presumed that it was the "Chooi Yue" dim sum!

The place she meant was the coffee shop "Kedai Kopi Sin Choy Yuen" which is near to the recreational park! We used to joke about their daily affair with dim sum so much so that my mind will automatically connect them with dim sum when a similar name was mentioned. Today's post is one of our breakfast outings when we had dim sum breakfast with this couple. 
Minced meat dumplings or gao zi dumplings with special ginger strips sourish dipping sauce.
2 egg tarts
2 crispy yam or taro puffs with mayonnaise sauce.
2 minced meat with century eggs bean curd rolls.
The minced meat with century eggs rolls are best eaten with mayonnaise and chili sauce.
Fried wantons with mayonnaise sauce.
These are steamed fish balls topped with sweet sourish sauce.
2 steamed BBQ meat buns
A very filling breakfast for 4 people.
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The following pictures are for joining Saturday's Critters.
Thank you, Aislynn for sending and sharing the critters photos with me.
Crickets bought from the pet shop for feeding the injured bird my friend rescued from the stray cats.
A big grasshopper dropped by her garden for a visit.
Surprisingly, the grasshopper didn't mind her going near to snap its photos.
It must have eaten its fill of green leaves and stopped to take a rest from the hot sun.
Just look at the strong hind legs!
Linking to Saturday's Critters.

Dear friend, I hope all is well with you and

that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit.

(3 John 1:2, New Living Translation-NLT)

Friday, 17 August 2018

Shredded Chicken Meat Noodles & Jelly Fish For Breakfast.

Ipoh's shredded chicken meat noodles or "kai si hor fun" in Cantonese is very popular with tourists from far and near. There are a few well known places serving good shredded chicken meat noodles and one of them is Kafe Little Nam Yeong. This stall was formerly located at Restoran Jen Jen but has since shifted to Kafe Little Nam Yeong. This is one of hubby's favourite noodles.
We ordered a plate of blanched jelly fish, bean sprouts & cuttlefish or squid. You will need to pour the Thai chili sauce and squeeze the lime juice over it before you start to enjoy it.
Sometimes, we request for bird's eye chili in soy sauce to add oomph to the taste!
Sometimes, we only ordered the jelly fish and the bean sprouts without the cuttlefish or squid.
My bowl of shredded chicken  and flat rice noodle.
Sometimes, we will add some fish balls too.
From these empty bowl and plate, you will know that we enjoyed every mouthful.
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The following photos are for joining Skywatch Friday.
This photo was taken at 5.35 pm.
This is the newly built building at the Ipoh Permaisuri Bainun general hospital.
We were on our way to pick up our friends for dinner.
Taken at 7.20 pm - the sky was still bright.

Linking to Skywatch Friday.

He replied, "You are good at reading the weather signs of the skies

- red sky tonight means fair weather tomorror;

red sky in the morning means foul weather all day

- but you can't read the obvious signs of the times!

(Matthew 16:2-3, The Living Bible-TLB)

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