Friday 30 April 2021

Salted Egg Yolk Cookies, Boiled Chickpea & Lazy Dinner

Last week, I had a breakfast appointment with 2 friends. We haven't met up for months since the 2nd movement control order. Hubby and I woke up early and we had plenty of time for our morning walk and returning home to get ready before driving out to meet my friends.

Sunrise at 7:45am.
My friends and I went to a new eatery to try curry noodle. We were busy talking and I forgot to snap photos of our breakfast. The curry noodle was like any average curry noodle and nothing special about it. On the drive home, we stopped to buy some cookies.
A rotating machine for toasting peanuts for making the cookies.
This machine removes the skin from the toasted peanuts.
My friend and I stopped to buy meat floss salted egg yolk cookies. The picture on the box shows cookies without meat floss. I think it is RM3 per cookie but I am not very sure.
I also bought the above snacks from the same place.
Boiled chickpeas for lunch.
I soaked the chickpeas in the morning before I went out.
I went into lazy mode.
I opened a can of mutton curry, blanched some home grown Brazilian spinach and cooked dried noodle for hubby. I cooked oat porridge for myself and ate most of the Brazilian spinach.
Sunset at 7:20pm
Evening sky (opposite the setting sun) at 7:20pm.
A friend shared with me the following photos of her flowering snake plant.
Photos credited to Shirley T.
Snake plant aka mother-in-law tongue plant.
Snake plants rarely flower.
When it does, it is usually because the plants growing in a flower pot is root bound.

Let your roots grow down into him and draw up nourishment from him.
See that you go on growing in the Lord,
and become strong and vigorous in the truth you were taught.
Let your lives overflow with joy and thanksgiving for all he has done.
(Colossians 2:7, The Living Bible-TLB)

Thursday 29 April 2021

Prawn Noodle Breakfast & Teochew Style Porridge Dinner

We have been coming to this coffee shop for breakfast quite regularly. I noticed that there is a stall selling prawn noodle or Hokkien mee and I have been wanting to try the prawn noodle. On this particular morning, I ordered the prawn noodle for hubby and I to share.

Prawn noodle or Hokkien mee.
It looks good but the taste was so so only.
Back home in my garden.
I have recently planted 2 edibles and they are the "old cucumber" (loh wong kua in Cantonese) and the snake beans.  
Old cucumber (loh wong kua)
The old cucumber is good for boiling soup with pork rib, etc.
Snake bean plants.
Home cooked dinner
I have earlier soaked the dried cloud ear fungus but didn't get to cook it. To avoid keeping it too long in the fridge, I used it to cook omelette. 
Left over pickled vegetable with minced meat from the previous day's dinner.
I opened a small can of braised peanut just in case hubby doesn't like the cloud ear fungus omelette.
3 types of dishes for our Teochew style porridge dinner.
I had some leftover fried bacon from the previous day's dinner, so I added the bacon to the plain rice porridge for some flavour.

Let me tell you why you are here. You're here to be
salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth.
If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness?
You've lost your usefulness and will end up in the garbage.
(Matthew 5:13, The Message-MSG)

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Wednesday 28 April 2021

Pig Stomach Noodle, Fried Bacon, Pickled Veg & Rice Porridge

It was drizzling when we woke up on a Sunday morning. After the drizzling stopped, we walked out to our regular coffee shop for breakfast.

Morning sky after the drizzle about 7:30am
We shared this bowl of pig stomach soup with noodle.
Ingredients consist of rice vermicelli, pieces of pig stomach, daikon, a pair of chicken feet, and hot peppery soup. This soup is only available on Sunday.
We ordered 6 pieces of deep fried items from another stall. That morning we had unsweetened coffee (kopi C kosong).
Green eggplants in my garden.
I have not restocked the food supply yet because I wanted to clear whatever foodstuff I can find in the fridge or pantry. I found 2 items which will be good to go with rice porridge for dinner. 
Fried bacon
Remaining home made pickled mustard green to cook with minced pork and chili.
Both were big portions, more than enough for 2 meals.
Simple home cooked dinner for 2 people.

"I want to make the simpleminded wise!" he said.
"I want to warn young men about some problems they will face.
I want those already wise to become wiser and become leaders
by exploring the depths of meaning in these nuggets of truth."
How does a man become wise?
The first step is to trust and reverence the Lord!
Only fools refuse to be taught. Listen to your father and mother.
What you learn from them will stand you in good stead;
it will gain you many honors.
(Proverbs 1:4-9, The Living Bible-TLB)

Tuesday 27 April 2021

Chee Cheong Fun & Claypot Chicken Rice With Sour Mustard Green

After I have cleared the stock from the freezer, I wanted to rest from cooking until I have the mood to cook. I will be showing what we ate for 2 dinners. First dinner, hubby went out to the night market to buy 2 packets of steamed rice noodle rolls (chee cheong fun). 2nd dinner, we dined in at the clay pot chicken rice shop.

Sunrise at 6:48am
1st dinner (take away).
2 packets of steamed rice noodle rolls (chee cheong fun) with lots of dried shrimp and sprinkled with onion crisps.
Here is a closer look of the noodle. The curry was packed separately.
Steamed rice noodle roll (chee cheong fun) with curry added to it.
Ingredients in the curry were pig's skin and long beans.
Simple and satisfying dinner.
My Purple Jordan fig trees are fruiting again.
To prevent the birds from feasting on my figs, I will be wrapping the figs with plastic bags. I punched holes in the plastic for ventilation.
2nd dinner (dine-in) at Restoran WK Claypot House,
No. 101, Lengkok Rishah 3, Taman Silibin Ria, Ipoh.
Hubby and I shared this pot of chicken rice (small portion).
(Ingredients: rice, chicken, Chinese sausage & a small piece of salted fish).
A plate of sour mustard green, an appetizing dish.
Old antique kerosene lamp.
My father-in-law used to have a kerosene lamp just like the one on the left.

Your father's command is like a lamp.
Your mother's teaching is like a light.
And whatever instructs and corrects you leads to life.
(Proverbs 6:23, New International Reader's Version-NIRV)

Monday 26 April 2021

Stewed Pork Leg Noodle & Meatballs Noodle With Wine

One morning about 2 weeks ago, we went to Restoran Kee Tuck Seak in Taman Pertama for breakfast because our regular coffee shop was closed for 2 days rest. Hubby's ordered his favourite i.e. wat tan hor or flat rice noodle with egg gravy.

As for me, I ordered the above pork leg stewed with daikon. Love this flavourful and tasty noodle served with hot peppery plain clear soup.
This noodle is worth returning for.
We stopped at one roadside stall selling chicken and duck eggs to buy this vegetarian bean curd sheet roll or vegetarian ham (chat thai in Cantonese). It has a softer texture than those bought from vegetarian shop. We eat it as a snack.
Simple home cooked dinner.
I cooked soup with meatballs, cloud ear fungus, ginger strips, eggs and glutinous rice wine.
I cooked dried noodle for hubby and mee sua for myself.
I also blanched some home grown Brazilian spinach.
We each had a bowl of noodle loaded with lots of ingredients and we ate our noodle with the blanched Brazilian spinach.
Orangey yellow single layer petals hibiscus from my garden.
Lately, I noticed that the buds of the same hibiscus plant will drop off before they bloom. I googled and read that one of the reasons could be due to pest.
So sad to see these buds dropping off without blooming.

Even a tree has more hope!
If it is cut down, it will sprout again and grow new branches.
Though its roots have grown old in the earth
and its stump decays, at the scent of water
it will bud and sprout again like a new seedling.
(Job 14:7-9, New Living Translation-NLT)
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