Sep 7
Melaka: Dessert @ Thong Shui House
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It was a hot hot night in Melaka, so me and Miharu decided to drive over to Batu Berendam Putra for some dessert and free aircond :P. According to the menu, Thong Shui House have 3 branches, one in Taman Kenanga Seksyen 3, one at Taman Cheng Baru and the one we visited is at Batu Berendam Putra.

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Thong Shui House offer a range of Chinese desserts (thong shui) starting at RM3.30 up as well as various fusion drinks and ice blended desserts as well. If you are hungry or mouth itchy, snacks and various food dishes is offered too.

I went for the red bean with dumplings at RM 3.50 while Miharu choosed the lotus seed and black glutinous at RM3.30. We later settled for a glass of black cooler at RM3.00 to finish off our visit.

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The red bean is soupy with a few big dumpling (tang yuen) and some longan as well. Its quite good, well, I like tang yuen, so anything with tang yuen is good to me :P.

Miharu really loved the black glutinous with lotus seeds in them. The santan flavour is rich, kind of a little sweet but quite ok, its thong shui after all.

Black cooler is funny, top black part looks like pepsi or coke to us and the bottom are ice tea. Mixed them up, its a pretty interesting drink but most important its freshing.

If you are looking for a nice place to lepak, chit chat for the night with some decent desserts (slightly pricey to me but what is not nowadays?), check this place out.

Thong Shui House
No.77 BBP 1, Batu Berendam Putra, 75350 Melaka
Tel: 06-334 1829
GPS: N2 14.526 E102 15.469

Sep 4

Its been more than 10 years since all of us worked together in the old company and when Jack sent out a mail calling for gathering, everyone turned up except for the few whom have “migrated” one way of another.

We wanted to have a beer session but since food is quite important as well, we decided to have a proper dinner before our beer session. I asked Ah John the local worm to recommend a good and affordable Chinese dishes dinner in Puchong and was pointed to Restoran 8 Road (just beside Thong Kee and below Hotel Orkid).

As KC was the first to arrived we left the ordering to him. First up are some lala cooked in herbal soup served in claypot, the soup is very tasty and full of flavours.

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I personally liked the chicken very much, just simple poached chicken and chopped up but served with a sauce of chopped Chinese parsley, garlic, soya sauce.

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The braised pork belly is ok but a little too big for the serving, too much meat for me there.

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The frog legs stirred fried with dark soya sauce and dried chili is rich in flavours but yet the frog legs are tender, very well done.

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We topped it all up with a nice plate of stirred fried vegetables.

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I think everyone enjoyed the dinner very much as we cleaned everything up in like minutes. The dinner for 8 of us cost about RM147.00 for food and RM65 for some starter beers, so pricing is reasonable but most important of all, the food is very good ;).

Restoran 8 Road
12A Jalan Kenari 8, Bandar Puchong Jaya
47100 Puchong, Selangor
Tel: 03-8070 2852
GPS: N3 02.808 E101 37.355

May 28
Recipe: Oriental Chicken Warm Salad
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We felt like having something light for dinner, but prefer something warm… so we decided to make a warm salad. Calling it the Oriental Chicken Warm Salad because its basically chicken cooked in Chinese marinate going with salad and mayonnaise dressing.

First we need to marinate the chicken at least 2-3 hours in the fridge by mixing the below:

1. Chicken flesh (6 pcs)
2. Soya sauce (1 tablespoon)
3. 3 lemongrass sliced
4. 1 piece of ginger sliced (squeeze for juice would be better)
5. Pinch of salt
6. Some pepper
7. Teaspoon of brown sugar
8. Oyster sauce, about 1 tablespoon or less
9. 1 teaspoon of lime juice
10. 1 teaspoon of sesame oil
11. Chinese cooking wine (about 1 tablespoon)

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Next, we have to get ready the mayonnaise while waiting for the chicken to be ready for cooking. For the mayonnaise, prepare the below:

1. 1 egg yolk
2. Pinch of salt and some pepper
3. 1 tablespoon of lime juice
4. 100ml of cooking oil (any your choice, I tried olive oil, don’t like the taste)
5. 1 teaspoon of mustard (recommend dijon but I just use what I have)

In a big ceramic bowl, mix the yolk with salt, pepper, mustard and lime juice together. Then keep whisking it non stop and add bits by bits of the oil in while whisking. The ideal is to let the oil mix well with the mixture bits by bits till they are thick and creamy. This process may take up to 10 mins or so.

Once you have the mixture creamy to how you want it, test the taste and add any flavour base on your creativity to your taste. For me, I added more lime juice, more pepper and some brown sugar to how I like it.

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Now that you got the mayonnaise ready, time to cook the chicken.

You can either bbq, grill or pan fried the chicken. I choose pan fried, easier to clean up, hehe…so I got a pan oiled with a tiny bits of sesame oil (about 1 teaspoon of less).

When the pan is hot, just fried your chicken on medium heat till they start to brown and take the chicken up. Pour some cooking wine on the pan to free up the sauce and pour all the left over marinate sauce to the pan. Mix them up before adding some corn starch to thicken it.

Now serve up the salad of your choice with any vegetables you fancy with the mayonnaise plus the chicken with its sauce. Just fantastically good… yummmmmy!

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