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Monday, 25 October 2021

Steamed Prawns With Raisin Wine For Dinner

A start to a cloudy day. Nice and cool for our morning walk.

Start of morning walk at 7:05am
Sunrise at 7:55am, end of morning walk.
We were supposed to buy breakfast but saw that dine-in is allowed.
It was my turn to order mee jawa. The lady boss is an Indonesian married to a local and can speak very good Cantonese.
Hubby ordered wonton noodle with 2 sui kao.
Wonton noodle served with chicken and mushroom.
Home cooked dinner.
Steamed prawns with ginger strips, red dates, goji berries and home made raisin wine.
Stir fried French beans with dried shrimp. I added an egg, cleared the last one so that I can buy a new batch of eggs.
An old uncle with a cup of white coffee mural in Ipoh old town painted by Ernest Zacharevic. This mural is painted on the side wall of the Old Town White Coffee cafe, in front of Ipoh Padang.

Linking to Monday Mural.

I will give them - in my house,
within my walls - a name far greater than the honor
they would receive from having sons and daughters.
For the name that I will give them is an everlasting one;
it will never disappear.
(Isaiah 56:5, New Living Translation - NLT)

Saturday, 23 October 2021

Steamed Chicken With Dang Gui, Red Dates & Goji Berries

After our morning walk, hubby went out to buy his breakfast.

He bought steamed rice roll with yam bean filling (chee cheong fun). He added fish cake, fish ball and he opted for curry gravy instead of mushroom gravy.
I stayed home to make coffee and re-heated 2 curry puffs in the oven for myself.
Remaining strawberry apples and kiwi fruits for lunch.
The tiny apples were very crunchy and sweet.
Home cooked dinner.
Steamed chicken, angled luffa and steamed rice.
Steamed half a chicken (seasoned with some salt) with red dates, goji berries and ginger slices.
Home grown angled luffas with dried shrimps.
Saw this pair of garden snails while on our morning walk.

When the Lamb broke the third seal,
I heard the third living being say, "Come!"
I looked up and saw a black horse and
its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand.
(Revelation 6:5, New Living Translation-NLT)

Friday, 22 October 2021

Sweet Sour Mustard Green For Dinner

The sunrise shots were taken last Friday.

Sunrise at 7:06am.
Dine-in breakfast.
Again, we chose a table for 2 people at the 5 foot way to avoid sitting inside the shop. It was early and there were only a handful of dine-in customers.
I ordered this hand torn pan mee which I enjoyed very much.
I also ordered 2 dumplings (sui kao) to share with hubby.
Hubby ordered noodle from the yeong tau fu stall. These were some of the stuffed ingredients he ordered which were quite good.
I get to see this side and back view of the building from where I sat.
I bought 4 packets of Nyonya kuih from the coffee shop and gave 2 packs to my neighbour. This is one of the places selling nice Nyonya kuih.
We had only 1 dish for dinner.
A friend gave me a big tub of stewed chicken with dried shiitake mushrooms. I quickly went out to buy some mustard green to add to the stewed chicken. Add in some dried chilies and assam keping for flavour. Gave some to neighbour and we finished the whole thing with steamed rice.
Peace Lily from my garden.

Linking to Friday BlissSkywatch Friday & Garden Affair.

I have told you all this so that you will have peace of heart and mind.
Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows;
but cheer up, for I have overcome the world.
(John 16:33, The Living Bible-TLB)

Thursday, 21 October 2021

Steamed Fish, Blanched Broccoli & Porridge For Dinner

Looks like the rain is back. The weather is much cooler now and we only need to use the fan to sleep.

Sunrise at 7:20am.
Hubby stopped to buy a packet of mee goreng or fried yellow noodle and he requested for sambal to be added. RM2 for this noodle.
Hubby's breakfast: Fried noodle and milo.
My breakfast: Curry puffs and milo.
I bought 4 lemons at RM1.80 per piece.
We love to drink lemon juice with honey on hot days and it is soothing to the throat.
Lunch from our neighbour.
Chive dumplings or chai kuih.
Yam cake with lots of crushed peanuts.
2 tubs of tong sui (bubur cha cha).
Sponge cake.
Home cooked dinner.
Simple cooking to avoid sweating in the kitchen on a hot day.
Blanched broccoli, drizzled with garlic oil, oyster and soy sauce.
Steamed grouper fish slice with ginger strips.
Drizzled with garlic oil, oyster and soy sauce.
Plain rice porridge
Hubby likes to add fermented bean curd to his bowl of porridge.
This porridge is light and easy to digest.
Those with good appetite will need more than 1 bowl.

Laziness brings on sleep,
and an appetite for rest brings on hunger
(Proverbs 19:15, Easy To Read Version - ERV)

Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Stewed Duck, Steamed Tilapia & Stinky Bean With Minced Meat

This was another hot and humid day. We woke up late, an excuse to cancel morning walk.

We need to support our regular noodle stall.
We bought fish noodle for breakfast.
Cockscomb flowers from our front garden.
These are self-propagating and doesn't need much care except to water them.
Dine-in dinner.
We reached the restaurant and chose an open air table. The tables were spaciously placed apart from each other. We were early and there was only 2 tables with customers.
Soup in individual bowls.
We ordered veggie (pak choy) in superior soup.
Sambal stinky beans with minced meat.
Stewed duck.
For the above 3 dishes, we requested for small portion.
Steamed black Tilapia with spicy bean sauce.
Total cost of dinner was RM110, including 4 small rice
and hot water, we brought our own Chinese tea.
Sunset at 7:40pm.
Once we finished our dinner, there was no chit chatting.
We put back our face mask, checked out from the place and got into the car.
We reached home early, in time to take these sunset shots.

When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers -
the moon and the stars you set in place -
what are mere mortals that you should think about them,
human beings that you should care for them?
Yet you made them only a little lower than God
and crowned them with glory and honor.
You gave them charge of everything you made,
putting all things under their authority -
the flocks and the herds and all the wild animals,
the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea,
and everything that swims the ocean currents.
(Psalm 8:3-8, New Living Translation-NLT)

Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Pork Rib Sui Kao Wonton Noodle, Curry Puffs & Lotus Root Soup

We didn't go for morning walk because it rained early this morning. It was forecasted that there was rain but it didn't. Hopefully the dry spell is over and the rain will be back so that I can start to grow some new edibles in my garden.

This was last Thursday morning at 7:20am taken during our morning walk.
This was one of the hot days.
Hubby wanted to eat our favourite wonton noodle in town.
There were only 3 customers ahead of us. It was only about 8:20am but we were told that wonton dumplings were sold out.
So we ordered wonton noodle with sweet sour pork rib and sui kao.
This wonton noodle is special because it is thinner than others.
This soup is extra flavourful. We don't get thirsty drinking this soup so it could not be due to msg added.
The lady boss is very generous with the pickled green chili.
Somehow I will finish all.
Hubby stopped on the way to buy RM10 worth of roast pork.
I kept the roast pork in the fridge for dinner.
Deep pink Balsam plants in my front garden.
Balsam plants do not last long but they are self-propagating.
I bought a small pack of large size cookies (hup toh soh in Cantonese).
Very nice and crumbly. I can only eat half of it at one time.
Chinese rojak for lunch.
I finally get down to making curry puff with the ready made puff pastry skin that was sitting in the freezer. For the filling, I used chicken breast meat, potatoes, onions and curry powder. These were kept in the fridge. Whenever I want some for breakfast, lunch or snack, I will reheat whatever I need in the oven.
Home cooked dinner for 2 people.
Blanched baby pak choy, drizzled with garlic oil, oyster and soy sauce.
Lotus root, carrot, red dates, goji berries, a small dried cuttlefish and chicken bones. The soup is full of natural sweetness. I do not used msg because it causes headache and makes me thirsty. I shared the soup with our neighbour as they have gone back to work full time.
Old fashioned fire wood stove at the Antong Coffee Mill in Taiping.

How long, LORD, will the wicked, how long will the wicked be jubilant?
They crush your people, LORD; they oppress your inheritance.
They slay the widow and the foreigner; they murder the fatherless.
Take notice, you senseless ones among the people;
you fools, when will you become wise?
Does he who fashioned the ear not hear?
Does he who formed the eye not see?
Does he who disciplines nations not punish?
Does he who teaches mankind lack knowledge?
The LORD knows all human plans; he knows that they are futile.
(Psalm 94:3,5-6,8-11, New International Version-NIV)
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