#80: Kedai Kopi Kheng Nam Seng

Submitted a Single Mission in Seremban with the above title.

This is the shop of my maternal grandmother’s shop, where my mom and her siblings grew up. All you can see now is an abandoned shop with a tree growing higher and higher from inside. You can see the tree if you look up. I guessed the owner didn’t get to sell it off when my grandmother quit running the coffee shop.

#79: Super Moist Steam Chocolate Blueberries Cake

Saved this recipe in my phone some time ago. Only yesterday, finally made it with a bit modification.

Ingredients A:

  • 180 g Butter
  • 150 g Brown Sugar
  • Nescafe —- I didn’t use because I don’t have, I put Milo
  • 250 g Fresh Milk —- I used Full Cream Milk
  • 70 g Cocoa Powder —- I sieved
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence —- I didn’t use because expired

Ingredients B:

  • 100 g Condensed Milk
  • 3 size A Eggs —- My eggs were really small that I used 5, not sure if it’s too many

Ingredients C:

  • 150 g Plain Flour, sieved
  • 1 tsp Double Action Baking Powder, sieved —- I used normal baking powder because I thought I have the double action one
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda

Extra: Blueberries

Method:

  1. Place the Ingredients A into TM bowl to mix. MC/5 min/60°C/Speed 2.
  2. Add in condensed milk and do the setting. 1 min/Speed 3. Then slowly add in the eggs thru the hole in 3 batches.
  3. Add in Ingredients C to mix. Scrap down the mixture and repeat. 10 sec/Speed 3.
  4. Scrap down the mixture using spatula and mix again. 5 sec/Speed 3.5.
  5. Strained the batter into the lined 8 inch round pan and place the pan into the varoma unit (place chopsticks under the pan for hot air ventilation) and cover the top of the pan loosely with a piece of parchment paper. —- I didn’t use the varoma unit, I used the bamboo steamer.
  6. Mix in the blueberries. —- I was a bit greedy that I put the whole pack.
  7. Add in 1500 g water into TM bowl to boil. MC/15 min/V/Speed 2.
  8. Stack the varoma unit on top to steam. 60 min/V/Speed 2. —- Had to steam another 60 min because too wet in the middle.

Best eaten when kept inside fridge overnight. 1 slice at a time.

#78: December

Is here again. Started off with a Free Frozen Fanta from McD, for completing an onsite survey. That was few days ago.

Also, flu got worse after getting caught in rain. And fever after that. Thanks to Hurix’s flu medicine that i bought from 7-11.

Yesterday we had dinner with his parents in a vegetarian restaurant, nearby his parents’ house, in Seri Kembangan. His mom’s birthday falls on the 5th, Tuesday. I had no idea about the dinner because he didn’t tell me about it. It was his mom asking, only then I know. Imagine if I agreed to go back my parents’ house for dinner. Anyway, that’s his fault for not telling in the first place. Not my fault.

He came back with shoes and clothes. He bought Giordano jeans, which I think got discounts for 2 pairs. And Tomaz shoes, shirt, pants, and jacket, which these are not meant for daily use at all. Especially the jacket. He said wear to dinners. I was like… what?! Who three hell wear like that in Malaysia? You’re not even a VIP of any sort that requires you to wear so formal. Sometimes I suspect his money spending got problem. Why spend on clothes that you rarely wear? It makes me felt like you want to show off, telling people that you can afford it but actually you don’t fit in the category.

The 12th marks our 11 years of marriage. I’m not reminding him at all. It’s really boring if I’ve to remind annually. A date that I don’t really bother anymore.

The 18th marks my birthday. Every year, no matter what, I’ll treat myself of my favorite, and buy myself a gift. I shall redeem Starbucks’ free cake. If only there’s Boost here, can get free drink. Juice works got extra 10% discount for birthday month. GSC also can get free movie with (*).

I think the best present to give me is money. I’m wishing for money.

#76: Tortilla Chips with Stir Fries

Initially wanted to make dumplings but ended up this way, since the original tortilla chips not nice to eat.

Ingredients:

  • Mission’s Original Corn Tortilla Chips
  • Cherry Tomatoes, mixed color
  • White Button Mushrooms
  • Chili Flakes
  • Oil
  • Potatoes
  • Red Apple

Method:

  1. Wash and peel the potatoes, and apple. Julienne them.
  2. Slice the mushrooms into smaller pieces.
  3. Half the tomatoes.
  4. In a pan, heat some oil.
  5. Saute the potatoes until they soften.
  6. Add in mushrooms, and stir fry them.
  7. Then add in the apples, and tomatoes. Stir fry until all mix well.
  8. Then season with the chili flakes.
  9. Serve on tortilla chips.

#75: Burning Fire..

gets dimmer during weeping days.. wanting to let go.. but every time.. there is this unwilling or not wanting to give up feeling that makes me keep going.. fire burning brighter.. I’m fighting myself.. it’s suffocating.. the brighter it burns, the more challenging it is..