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Mother's Homemade Kaya Jam Recipe

I have this homemade kaya recipe from my mother while she made kaya jam last Sunday. The ingredients used are very simple but I was impressed with her patient during the cooking process. It was really time consuming to make the delicious kaya. You need to stir the mixture continuously during the cooking process in order to get the smooth texture kaya. If this time consuming version does not suit you, go for this version, which only required less than 30 minutes to get your kaya jam ready.

 

6 Days 5 Nights Relax at Chiang Mai (Day 3) | 废人废生活的清迈6天5夜行 (第三天)

Day3 It was another beautiful day which no one, no alarm, no phone call woke you up from your sweet dream. We had our breakfast in hotel and continue rent hotel’s bike to Chiang Mai city. Our first stop was Doi Suthep.   第三天 今天也是睡到自然醒,然后慢慢享用早餐,再慢慢的出发到另一个地方去。今天的行程也是临时计划,由于是星期六,我们计划到周六市场,就和酒店租借多一天的电单车,问问他们的意见后,决定先到Doi Suthep Temple去。 Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai University and Saturday market location map On the way to Doi Suthep Temple, we passed by Chiang Mai university. We turned in their Uni and look for their canteen. Many stalls were not open due to Saturday. Again, we used hand language to order our meal, then bought a cup of coconut drink. The foods at here also very cheap, 20 Baht for a bowl of noodle, 6 Baht for coconut drink. 去Doi Suthep Temple时,途径清迈大学,我们便往里边兜兜。兜了一会儿,终于到达他们的食堂。也许是周六,食堂显得冷冷清清的,就几摊小贩在做生意而已。我们再次比手画脚的告诉面摊阿姨我们想要的面后,再买杯椰水,开始了我们的午餐。这儿的消费也超便宜,一碗面才20Baht,一杯椰水也只是6Baht。 Local noodle Drinks stall Coconut drink We continue our journey to Doi Suthep Temple. The way to the temple was terrible if you go with bike. We regretted not going with Song Thaew. The temple was very beautiful and worth visiting. 吃饱后,继续我们的路程。去Doi Suthep Temple是崎岖的山路,车开了好久,不知转了几百个弯,都很难到达目的地,真的坐到我们腰酸屁股痛。看见身边一辆接一辆的双条割过我们,有点后悔为什么自己要骑电单车去呢?为何呢?就因为酒店人员告诉我们很近啦,只要到市区,没多远就能到达Doi Suthep Temple了。就这样,上当了。但也还好,途中有休息庭,让我们停下来扭一扭身体,吃一吃水果。 City view on the way to Doi Suthep 虽然辛苦,但这寺庙还真的很壮观,我们乐捐后拿了两朵花和蜡烛,拜拜拍拍照,吃吃雪糕,就三点半了。原本还想继续上苗族村,但担心去到已太迟,所以决定下山了。   Doi Suthep Temple was built on mountain, entrance fee is 30Baht per person. Elevator is 20Baht per person. If you can walk, you no need to pay for 20Baht and can just walk up to the temple top through the stair case which consist more than 300 steps. Doi Suthep Temple是建立在高山上的,入门票是30Baht一个人,程搭电梯到寺庙是一个人20Baht。要是嫌贵或体力好的话,你可以选择走三百多个阶梯的路上去,这可以省去20Baht。 Doi Suthep temple Doi Suthep temple Doi Suthep temple We proceed to Saturday market at Wua Lai Road after Doi Suthep. Forgot to mention, along our journey, we do not hire tour guide nor driver. What guided us was GPS. While Camus riding on bike, I hold my phone on hand and read the direction from GPS. We were not worry about thief will snatch away our phone as we feel very safe in Chiang Mai. 下山后,我们直接去周六市场,由于对当地的路一点都不熟悉,我们是靠GPS带领,走完清迈不少路。是的,GPS,人家乘车用GPS,我们骑电单车也用GPS,Camus负责骑电单车,我就坐在后面看GPS领路。在清迈,我们不怕手里握着手提电话而被抢劫,因为他们的治安令我们很放心。   Although GPS is powerful, but we were not able to reach every location with it's help. We lost our way to Saturday market, we stopped by at road side to study the map. Suddenly there was a voice shouting towards us, "hello...hello...". I was shocked and thought we blocked someone way. When we turned our head, we saw a man with his wife asked us "Any help?". Yes, in the end we got our way to Saturday with their help. We appreciate and sincerely thank their kind help. 虽说有GPS带领,但还是有不明确的时候。我们抵达周六市场的附近,停下电单车看看地图已确定方向,突然听见"哈罗,哈罗。。",当时还以为挡了谁谁的路,原来有个男士把他的老婆叫出来,问我们,"Any help?"。此时此刻,觉得人间有情啊,在我们迷路时,竟然有人自动伸出援手,你说,能不感动吗?我们问了方向后,对方以简单的英语来回应我们,最后总算也找到周六市场了。   There were various kind of foods sold in Saturday market, much more compare to night market near our hotel. We bought some foods to eat while shopping, suddenly all people stopped down, and those who seated stood up. I was surprise and shock as wonder what was happened. After few second, we heard their national song. It was 6pm at that time, everyday they will play national song and people will stand as a respect to their country. This scene did not appear to me for years in our country, what happened to our country Malaysia? 吃了两天酒店附近的当地食物,看见周六市场的东西还是令人兴奋的。这里有更多的当地食物,我们边走边吃边看,真的吃得有够爽,但卖的东西由于不太合适,所以也没买得太多。走着走着,路人突然停顿了下来,就连坐着的小贩也站了起来,此时,真的吓了我一大跳,以为发生了什么事。原来是六点钟播放国歌的时间,他们的爱国精神也太强了吧?这种事情是在我小学或中学时期曾经发生的。但现在在我国,这种事情已经很少见了,是我国人民已不爱国了,还是。。。? Saturday market Saturday market Chiang Mai is a very clean and beautiful place. You can hardly see rubbish on floor. I remembered when I was in front of one of the stall which selling fried pork skin, the stall owner keep pointing on empty plastic bag hold in my hand, she wanted to throw it for me. From there I understand why there is no rubbish in their night market. Not only this stall, some of the stalls owner will point you the dustbin when they see you holding any rubbish on hand. 除了爱国精神,清迈也是非常干净的地方,夜市及路上也保持得很清洁。还记得当时我手上拿着刚吃完食物的包装袋,然后正选购炸猪皮,那小贩指着我手中的垃圾,想要帮我扔,当时的我还真的不好意思,但她还是一直指着那垃圾,所以我就将垃圾给了小贩,再购买炸猪皮。路上也可见不少垃圾桶,人们也不会将垃圾随意扔,还有几次是当小贩看见手上拿着垃圾,就指向垃圾桶,告诉我们可把垃圾扔那。难怪清迈能那么清洁,我相信这也是人民合作精神所造就出来的。 Delicious thai food Cuttle fish Cuttle fish Various kind of pure fruit juice (10~30baht per bottle) Temple near to Saturday market Temple near to Saturday market We returned to hotel after get enough of foods. These conclude our third day in Chiang Mai. 没多久,天也开始黑了。由于当时Camus的脚肿,走起路来也觉得痛,所以,我们逛逛一会儿,再打包些食物就回酒店去了。

 

Japanese Rice Ball Onigiri おにぎり

Onigiri お握り or 御握り, is a Japanese rice ball made with white rice and shaped into traingular or oval shapes, it can be wrapped in seaweed (nori 海苔). An onigiri is normally filled with pickled ume (umeboshi 梅干), salted salmon, katsuobushi, kombu, tarako, or any other salty or sour ingredient as a natural preservative. You can easily get it from convenient stores in Japan. I made an onigiri in Japan, with a very simple ingredients and procedures to follow. Those ingredients can easily get in Malaysia too.

 

Sibu Kampua Mee 寺巫干盘面

Being a Malaysian, I am a bit(yes, a bit only) shy to say that I have never been to Sarawak. I give myself an excuse that it is too far away from my lovely hometown, Penang island. The air ticket is quite expensive to travel from here to there. But, I think that I am lucky enough to know a friend from Sarawak, which willing to share with us the recipe of their local famous food, Kampua mee ("Gam Mua" noodle (干盘面)). Kampua mee is from Sibu and it is Fuzhou (福州) food. My first impression about Kampua was it almost same as dry Wan Tan Mee (干云吞面), as the sauce is black in colour and it is dry mee. Well, look at the recipe and cooking method, let's compare the differences.
Goma Dango ごまだんご | Japan Kinkakuji PDF Print E-mail
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GomaDango_2Is anyone like the Cha Dango that I shared on previous post?

Now, I would like to introduced another type of dango. As I mentioned before, there are varities of dangos that can be found in Japan, one is the Cha Dango which is made with green tea. The second type of dango that I am going to share now is black and white version of dango. What is the black and white ball ball stick shown in the picture? Well, the white balls are the dangos which are plain dangos while the blacky is kuro goma (black sesame). It doesn's look tempting to me at all, but since there was a free tasting sample, why should I miss the chance Laughing?

 

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Cha Dango 京の茶だんご | Japan PDF Print E-mail
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Chadango_2Dango is a Japanese dumpling made from mochiko, rice flour. There are many varieties of dango in Japan and normally three to four dango are often served on a skewer. The texture of the dango is very similar to chinese glutinous flour ball (tang yuan), especially the plain dango, not only the texture, the taste is almost close to tang yuan.

On this post, I would like to share on the Cha Dango from Kyoto, Japan 京の茶だんご. It is a green tea flavour dango where only sells in Kyoto area. I have never see this brand of dango in Tokyo.

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Kuro Goma Ice Cream | Japan Yokohama PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 07 January 2010 20:58
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GomaIceCreamHave you ever try a black ice cream? Vanilla, strawberry, chocolate, coffee, mango, orange and some other flavours including rainbow ice cream can be found anywhere and they are very common.

During our visit to Japan Yokohama China Town, we noticed a black colour ice cream. It is now winter season in Japan, but the cold weather does not stop us from trying this unfamiliar colour ice cream. It is a black sesame flavour ice cream which cost 260 yen. Kuro means black and Goma means sesame in Japanese.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rainbow Red Kiwi Fruit | New fruit in Japan PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 25 October 2009 15:53
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RainbowKiwi_2Talk about kiwi fruits, the country of origin is China and later on the seeds were brought into New Zealand. In New Zealand, the kiwi fruits were broadly planted and from there they are exported to other countries around the world. Hence New Zealand's kiwi fruits became popular. Recently, a new kind of kiwi fruit is found in Japan.
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Japan Mini Red Apple | 日本ミニりんご PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 15 October 2009 20:40
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I saw a very cute mini red apple when I am shopping in OIOI shopping complex last weekend. I was looking for various kind of fruits at that time and unexpectedly I saw those mini apples. I was so excited and thinking to buy it but at the end I walked back with empty hands as we were too hungry and rushing for dinner.

I was regretted for not buying the mini apples and keep thinking on the cute apple for few days. Frown Yesterday after work, on the way back home, we stopped by a shop to buy fruit. Out of expectation, we saw the cute apple again. Without further consideration, we walked to the counter with a pack of mini apple. Yee hee.. A pack of 14 apples cost 298yen, which is about RM11.
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It has been a while since our last update in MnYfoodtalk, it is mainly due to our webpage was corrupted recently (thanks to the previous lousy web hosting company). All the posts were gone and we had to re-build and re-publish all the posts as we do not have a backup for our posts. During the downtime of our webpage, the poor service from the previous web hosting company was really dissapointed us and make us mad. Hence we had decided to change to new hosting company as they provide a better service to us. The two hosting companies did make a big different in providing services to their customers. For instance, the way they reply our requests did make a big different, you can't imagine how a service company can reply an email to their customers in a rude way and blame that the fault is from customers themselves. In fact we knew that was the improper server configuration that brought us all the nightmare and here we have no intention to blame any party, but the rude and irresponsible way of servicing customer from the previous hosting company had changed our mind in continuing to host under their company. So far, we are pretty happy with current web hosting company. One lesson learnt here, BACKUP YOUR BLOG OFTENLY! Tongue out
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Yakiniku Buffet けゐとく苑 | Japan PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 30 July 2009 16:22
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This is the second time I went for Yakiniku in this restaurant. I missed the opportunity to take the photos of the food at the first time. This time I must grab the good opportunity to take as many photos as I can to share with our blog’s reader as I believed it is a worth recommended yakiniku restaurant in Japan.




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