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Baked Mooncake Recipe 公仔饼/猪仔饼

My mother usually will buy home made mooncake (gong zai bing) from her friend every year. This year her friend does not make the mooncake to sell, so we make it ourself. It is not difficult to make this gong zai bing, we get ingredients and recipe from one of the ingredient shop in Penang. The sales person recommended us to use pure peanut oil as our cooking oil is not a pure peanut oil, they added a kind of essence to make cooking oil. I do not know how true it is, but from the price, they have so much difference in "real" peanut oil (RM11 for 500g) compare to our cooking oil. We also bought cake flour from her to make the mooncake but according to her, any medium protein flour will do. Recall back last year, I used low protein flour to make gong zai bing. Golden syrup is expensive too, RM11.50 for 1kg.  Ingredients:500ml golden syrup200ml peanut oil15ml lye water700g medium protein flour/cake flour Method:1. Mix golden syrup, peanut oil and lye water in big bowl until combine.2. Sift in flour and mix until combine. Do not overmix to prevent mixture become hard.3. Cover bowl and leave for 6 hours or overnight. (compare with my last year recipe, which need to leave for 2 hours only, the sales person said 6 hours will let the flour absorb oil/golden syrup fully and give the mooncake better taste)4. Preheat oven at 180C for half an hour.5. Divide dough to 40g each and roll it round, lightly press with palm to flatten it.6. Bake in oven (fan-forced) for 12 mins or until cooked. The gong zai bing smell and taste really good after baked. It is best to keep and consume after 3 days, as when the biscuit just out from oven, the texture is not soft yet. I will keep this recipe for future use. The same recipe can be used to make traditional mooncake (wrap with filling) too. To make piggy mooncake, follow here: Before I end this post, MnYfoodtalk would like to wish everyone a very Happy Mooncake Festival!

 

Steamed Caramel Banana Cake Recipe

I have overcome another fear on handling caramel last weekend. This steamed caramel banana cake gave me a good practice on cooking caramel as well as steaming a cake. I always afraid the caramel will stick on my pan when it turn brown, but thank God that I have successfully cook it nicely and no burning sugar stick on my pan. Since it is a steamed cake, it's texture is similar to huat kuih/fatt koh发糕. If make it into cupcake, it is just like huat kuih发糕. When my mom ate this, she said it is malai ko马来糕. With her comment, she gave me inspiration to bake malai ko next time.

 

香港,澳门,珠海,广州,深圳 六天五夜 行 (第二章)

看完了"香港,澳门,珠海,广州,深圳 六天五夜 行 (第一章)"之后,让我们继续第二天的行程吧! 23/10/2012 7:50今天一大早就被叫醒,这也是我不喜欢跟旅行团的另一个原因。为了赶上每个行程,每天七早八早就要被吵醒。自由行就不同,你可以自己安排自己的行程,爱几点醒就几点醒哈!但跟随旅行团可免掉自己安排行程的麻烦,酒店也不必自己操心,有好有坏啦。 今天的开始是从香港点心开始。来到香港,点心是我们的另一个期待。由于酒店没包早餐,司机带我们到外享用早餐。我们抵达一间餐厅,那里的装饰不算豪华,就是有种老土的感觉,餐厅装潢好像七十年代的。  

 

6 Days 5 Nights Relax at Chiang Mai (Day 6) | 废人废生活的清迈6天5夜行 (第六天)

Day6 Today is our last day in Chiang Mai, I hope it was our first day here. Our last destination was to Warorot Market. You can find all kind of stuff from this market, fresh flower, clothes, shoes, fabric, kitchen utensil, tower, food and many more. It is a local market where their local people will come here to buy their things. 第六天 今天是清迈的最后一天了,实在是不舍得回啊!但计划中要去的地方都去了,只剩下Warorot Market。从网上得知这里是本地人逛的市场,东西比较便宜又应有尽有。我们乘搭双条抵达该处,也是20Baht一个人。在这儿,从鲜花,衣服,鞋子,布,厨房用具,毛巾,吃的用的都有。 Warorot market location map Warorot market We had our last shopping here before return back to hotel for final packing. 我们在这里买了几匹布,衣服,皮带,草席帽,猪皮等,就完成了清迈的血拚。回到酒店收拾好行李后,到附近吃午餐。 We had the chance to taste their famous mango glutinous rice before we came back. It was really delicious. They also have durian glutinous rice which is very special and hard to get it from other place. 第一天来到这卖芒果糯米饭的摊口,看见他们已经收挡,还好最后一天还来得及吃上一碟芒果糯米饭及榴莲糯米饭,总算安心了。 Mango glutinous rice, beef noodle and coconut drink location map Mango glutinous rice Durian glutinous rice Mango glutinous rice in front of this hotel We went to get a cup of coconut drink just opposite mango glutinous rice stall. The coconut drink is only 10Baht per big cup, delicious. 吃后觉得还是不太饱,就走到对面卖水摊口,买了一杯椰水,这椰水啊,真的很香很甜,才10Baht一大杯。Camus喝的最开心。 Coconut drink Then we go to another shop sells beef noodle which located the same row as mango glutinous rice. 我们也去到芒果糯米饭同排的面店,也不知他们卖什么,随便叫了一碗米粉汤面,原来是牛腩米粉汤,真的非常好吃。 Beef noodle After meal, we took Song Theaw to airport at 50Baht per person and end our journey at Chiang Mai. 之后,我们乘搭双条(50Baht一个人)抵达清迈机场,乘搭飞机飞回我国。就这样,结束了我们的清迈之旅。   旅途感想: 这次的旅行,可是我们那么多次的旅途中,其中一次很令我们大开眼界,喜出望外,惊喜连连的旅途。很多事件实在是让我们刮目相看,所以给我们留下了很多难忘及美好的回忆。 虽然这次的旅程花费超出预计,但受益良多,实在是让我们增广见闻。我觉得嘛,人生就得享受,懂得赚的同时,必须懂得花,只要不过于奢侈就行嘛。当地的食物,风俗,人情,景点,都让我们难以忘怀,真的还想再去多几次。清迈,是我们非常推荐的一个旅游城市,您也不妨亲自到哪儿体会体会当地的人情世故吧!
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Durian_7June of year 2011 is the best time to indulge durians, the King of Fruits. Compare to past few years, this year durian's harvest is better and hence the price is predicted to drop week after week. (Hope my prediction is correct!)

Last weekend we had an outing visiting durian farm at Genting, Balik Pulau, Penang. It is the farm of my dad's friend. On our way to the farm, I saw many stores selling durians at roadside. The durian's aromatic scent awakened my groggy head.

After half an hour journey, full with excitement, we had arrived at the farm. I grabbed the opportunity to take photos of variety fruits tree to show my "city niece". At the age of 8 years old, her life is more bussier than mine with tuition class, art class, piano lesson, swimming lesson, english course, math course...and she has never been to durian farm hence has no sense about what is "kampung life", the life of nature.

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Banana tree

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Mangosteen tree

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Rambutan tree

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Dragon fruit tree
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Cempedak tree
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Following shows an easier way to open durian.
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Durian that I ate last week.

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Additional photos show the durians that I ate last last years.

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I will continue to hunt for durians until the end of durian season, despite the fact that I gained some weight already since last month. Before I end my writing, I want to say "Durian, I Love You!".

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#8 MnY - Yong SH 2012-07-18 09:39
Hi Amanda, I am sorry to say that it is my dad's friend's farm. I don't think they open to public. I went there is because of their own invitation. Sorry for not able to provide you contact detail. :-x
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#7 Amanda 2012-07-18 09:18
Hi, may I know where is the fruits farm located ?
Can I have the contract number there too?
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#6 Louis 2012-05-15 15:00
Quoting MnY - Yong SH:
Hi Pauline,it is located at balik pulau.yes,the opener also from the farm.



Hi Yong SH, possible to provide me the exact location and person who i can contact? i would like to organise a party there. Thanks.
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#5 MnY - Yong SH 2012-04-30 21:58
Hi Pauline,it is located at balik pulau.yes,the opener also from the farm.
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#4 Pauline 2012-04-30 09:22
may i know where is this fruit farm?
the durian opener also from the fruit farm?
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#2 MnY - Yong SH 2011-06-21 21:54
Hi Shirley,

Oh, it is a type of salt, I just google the image and it seems like is bigger size of salt. Thanks for the info. Learn new lesson today!

Please come to Penang on this month if you wish to eat durian. I can't stop myself to eat more...
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#1 Shirley@Kokken69 2011-06-21 17:59
Wow, that durian looks so good! I once went to a durian plantation in Penang too early ( may) and didn't get to see or eat a lot of durians. I probably should go back now!

By the way, Fleur de Sel is a gourmet salt- the crystals of which look like a flower. If you can't find this, just use normal salt.
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