Saturday, June 30, 2007

JJ Lin 林俊杰 - West Side 西界

My favourite artist, JJ had just released his album yesterday. I had the original cd pre-order from Yesasia a couple of weeks ago and its probably somewhere in the air right now, i hope.

This new song i post on my blog is one of his song title, 西界, which means West Side. Isn't the melody nice? I had waited so long for his album release, although my bro insisted that we waited till our cd's arrival but i was too impatient and had to get the song off the net first.

Title: 西界 by JJ



让你 能多看我一眼

His other song called 杀手, which means Killer is awesome as well. For those of you who haven't check out his this Killer MV, you should. It's totally different from all his previous style. It's somewhat wicked.. plus a bit creepy in a way but i think it's cool. You gotta check it out.

Support Original!!!

Do spare some time to check out this 杀手 MV as well. It's superb and uncensored. Not easy to find uncensored one you know. Oh ya, one of my favourite song as well. hehe

Sunday, June 03, 2007

迟来的过年卡 - Belated New Year Card

It's June now. And it was May last month.

Have you ever receive a chinese new year card/new year card in the month of May?

I had the honour of experiencing that 2 weeks ago when i received the card.

Diana passed me the greeting card during our Japanese evening lesson. I stared at the card for a long time and suddenly could not remember what month is it now.

Me: Erm, is this an advanced new year card?
Diana: Oh no, this card is suppose to be from February this year
Me: ?!!

Sze Wei, thanks for the card, although its three months late. But you have written three names on the card. Chances is that, you will probably be back already and i probably haven't had the chance to show the card to Sharlene and PJ. -_-"

Milo Agar Agar

note: The agar agar is supposed to be double layer

Found this recipe at Kitchen Capers. Generously posted up by the user Sliverfawn.

I had never made agar agar before. As i was grocery shopping at Supa Save last week, i found these cute nice looking jelly mould and decided to use the milo agar agar recipe to try it out.

Why everyone's agar agar looks so nice and the double layer stick together and Why mine can't?! Sigh


Chocolate layer:-
8 gm agar agar strands
1 3/4 cups water
1/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup milo powder

Milk Layer:-
10 gm agar agar strands
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup Evaporated milk
a few drops of vanilla essence

For the 1st layer @ milo layers:
1. Cook agar agar with water till agar is dissolved in a low heat.
2. Add in sugar and milo. Stir till everything is dissolved, then strain
3. spoon mixture into prepared tin or into jelly moulds.
4. Allow to set, then lightly scratch surface with fork.

For the 2nd layer:
1. Cook agar in water till dissolved
2. Add sugar and stir till sugar is dissolved, strain
3. Add in evaporated milk and essence
4. Spoon mixture over the first layer and then chill in fridge.

note: If you want to use powder, don't use the same weight as the strands cause the results will turns out to be hard and rubbery (like mine =/ ) . And do remember to scratch the surface before pouring in the milk layer because if not, the layers won't stick. Like me, after finished pouring then remember =x

Onde Onde~~

Nothing beats sitting in a nice cozy restaurant sipping on a cup of hot tea and sampling on dim sum on a nice, rainy Sunday Morning, at 8 a.m. with friends and colleagues.

I know, i know what some of you are going to say.

"What?! Sunday wake up so early? Sunday is for sleeping you know!"

Well, it's my fault actually, they did not exactly choose to have breakfast at 8 a.m in the morning at Feng Man Lou. It's because i had something to do. Yes, as you can see from the above topic, i had schedule myself earlier on to make onde onde on Sunday morning. I had asked my mom to help me buy grated coconut and sweet potatoes from the pasar. I can't possibly break her little old heart and tell her i no jadi made the kuih after she went to all those trouble to buy it, right?!

Got inspired by this purple onde onde. The colour is natural and looks so damn nice. Can you believe that there is no colouring in it? Unfortunately, i can't find any sweet potatoes that is really purple purple. It's half white and purple-ish.. so the result... u know la. Sigh. Especially after i add in pandan juice.. It become dark green colour. Haha! Ok, colour doesn't matter as long as it taste nice!

The recipe is also adapted from The Baker.

Ingredients for Dough:
350 g glutinous flour
250 g sweet potatoes (purple/orange also can la)
3 tbsp pandan juice
1/2 tsp salt
2 & 1/2 tsp water

200g gula melaka (chop to pieces)
grated coconut + bit of salt

1. Cook and mashed the sweet potatoes.
2. Sieve flour, add in mashed potatoes, pandan juice, salt and water. Knead to form dough.
3. It it's too dry, add in water bit by bit until its a soft dough yet not too sticky.
4. Form dough into small marble sized ball, make a small hole in the middle of the ball and fill it with some gula melaka pieces.
5. Wrap them up nicely and roll them into balls. Make sure the gula does not leak out.
6. Boil a pot of water. Cooked the balls in the boiling water. It's cook when all the balls float to the surface.
7. Take them out (drain) and roll them into prepared grated coconut.

note: if you do not want your onde onde to be too sweet, just add in small pieces of gula melaka. I had replace most of the water with pandan juice when preparing my dough (since i know it wont be purple anymore) and hence, my onde is in green colour. hehe

Very filling now. Ate too many onde onde =x
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