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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!

 

Life Organic Shop Hakka Lei Cha 客家擂茶 | Sungai Ara, Bayan Lepas, Penang

I had too much meat recently. Yes, I mean not only my food consumption, but also my body. My body fat is hard to reduce, everyday sitting in office after heavy lunch gained me a lot of weight. Recently, we went for vegetarian meals for lunch to reduce my guilty after consumed so much meat and oily foods. My colleague recommended this organic restaurant that serve vegetarian in Sg Ara, Life Organic. The aunty who served us said the shop is already opened for more than two years, but I did not realise it until my colleague brought us there.

 

Indonesia Layer Cake with Prune Recipe

You will never understand my feeling, the feeling of excitement and satisfactory once I had successfully baked this cake. Indonesia layer cake is my favorite cake since I was young, same to my family. We used to order this cake from my father's friend, who married a Medan wife and make a very nice layer cake. Year after year, the price getting more and more expensive but we still buy from them especially during Chinese New Year. I made this few years ago and ended up with throw everything into dustbin due to the super "compress" and oily layer. Waste lot of eggs, ingredients, $$ and many hours of baking time. If you never hear of this cake, let me briefly explain about it. It is an Indonesia cake, also called kuih lapis legit,

 

6 Days 5 Nights Relax at Chiang Mai (Day 5) | 废人废生活的清迈6天5夜行 (第五天)

Day5 Breakfast in Baan Hanibah hotel. 第五天 Baan Hanibah 酒店的早餐。 Today we joined one day trip to elephant show, 1400Baht each person, driver picked us in front of hotel. The package includes bamboo riding, elephant show, visit to long neck village, lunch, ride on oxford and elephant, visit to orchid and butterfly farm. 今天我们参与大象营一日游,一个人是1400Baht,有司机到酒店接我们。这一日游行程包括乘坐竹筒船,看大象表演,参观长颈村,免费午餐,乘坐牛车,骑大象,参观花园及蝴蝶公园。 Bamboo riding Every activity was very attractive to us except for visit to orchid and butterfly farm. We truly respect the elephants' trainers as their elephants are all very well trained. You will experience how elephant drawing with their long nose. 除了参观花园及蝴蝶公园,每项都是很特别的。大象表演简直是让人大开眼界,真不能不佩服工作人员们平日的训练,看上去大象们即聪明又很能听指令。 Elephant show Long neck village is one of the famous spot in Chiang Mai. 长颈村也是我期待的一个景点,觉得这种族很特别,拍上照片肯定有特色,所以就非去不可。 Long neck village After visit to long neck village, we had our lunch. It was buffet style lunch with fried chicken, rice, drink, fruit, etc. 参观完长颈村后,我们就吃午餐。午餐是自由式的,有不同的简单肉菜,白饭,水果,茶水等等。   After lunch, we ride on oxford and elephant. It was a very scary experience, I was really afraid that the oxford and elephant will do something to me, or I will fall down from elephant. Scary... 吃饱后我们乘坐牛车和骑大象。前者已让我觉得心慌慌,担心牛车会翻车。后者更加让我不放心,想象自己坐在高处,慢慢的在"空中"荡漾,真的很恐怖,又担心大象突然发癫,把我们甩下。还记得有一幕,当大象正从陆地下水的时候,大象前脚突然下去有深度的河,镇了一大下,吓得半条命,喊了好大声,一直期盼快点完成这路程。想想,真的很恐怖,要是有畏高的人,肯定比我还害怕。 Elephant ride Oxford ride Lady selling drinks in water Bathing for elephant We returned to hotel and end our one day tour after visited to orchid and butterfly farm. 再来就参观花园及蝴蝶公园,之后就会酒店去。   We have our dinner nearby Chiang Mai town, famous pork leg rice. 我们在酒店附近的小贩享用凤飞飞猪脚饭。 Pork leg rice(凤飞飞猪脚饭)location map Famous pork leg rice Semi-transparent hard boil egg Sunset colour egg york After rest in hotel, we went to Kalare night bazaar & Anusarn Market with Song Thaew. The journey cost 20Baht per person. 休息了片刻,我们乘搭双条到Kalare night bazaar & Anusarn Market。不会太近的路程,双条费用只需20Baht一个人。 Kalare night bazaar and food center location map Kalare night bazaar & Anusarn Market The things sell in Kalare night bazaar are more expensive compare to Saturday and Sunday market. We had our dinner at food court before back to hotel. 我们觉得Kalare night bazaar的价钱比夜市场的还要贵,吃的用的也比较贵,所以就走马看花而已。走了好久,都不见好吃的,直到要回前,来到美食中心,所以就在这儿吃饱后才回酒店。 Food court at Kalare night bazaar & Anusarn Market Purchase voucher before get your food Food court opposite this building Tuk tuk, a "mini" taxi in Chiang Mai, with one driver and up to 2 passengers at the back. Like combination of motorbike and trishaw, is my favorite transport in Chiang Mai. I fall in love with this vehicle after my first ride on it. It costs 60Baht for two of us from night bazaar back to our hotel in Chiang Mai city. Best to take it at night with your love one, windy windy feel... "feng" left "feng" right...romantic...I have a simple wish, you know? I just wish I can own a tuk tuk, drive here and there, or sometime hire somebody to fetch me and dear Camus "feng" here "feng" there. Too bad, the distance from night bazaar to our hotel is too short, I don't really fully enjoy and we had already arrived at the destination. Now, can someone tell me how much does one tuk tuk cost in Chiang Mai? 我们选择tuk tuk车回酒店,60Baht一辆,挺便宜的。我一坐就喜欢上了这tuktuk车,机车感觉轻轻的在路上奔驰,夜里凉风吹来,好舒服,司机走的路线和双条不同,都是走小巷,所以很快就抵达酒店。tuk tuk车,我真是爱死你了。 Tuk tuk
Gohanya Japanese Restaurant | Penang PDF Print E-mail
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Gohanya_3This restaurant is located at Pulau Tikus, near to Belissa Row. It is not located at main road, you must turn-in in order to find this restaurant. The one who served us is a Japanese. Hence I believed it is opened by Japanese.

 

 

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Sushi Kitchen, Japanese Organic Plant-base Cafe | Sungai Ara, Penang PDF Print E-mail
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SushiKitchen_2Being creative and innovative are the key to success in this world. If you can design or think of something new and special, and do something different compare with others, you can be very outstanding.

Last week, We visited a vegan sushi restaurant in Sg Ara.

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Kobe Beef Steak (神户牛肉)| Mouriya| Kobe, Japan PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 26 June 2011 22:50
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KobeBeef_14What you think about when some one says "Kobe" in front of you? I think lot of people will think about "Kobe Beef" or "Kobe Cow". Kobe beef is recognized as most expensive high quality beef worldwide.

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Visited Durian Farm | Balik Pulau PDF Print E-mail
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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.
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USSR Restaurant | Harbour Park , Langkawi PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 08 June 2011 20:12
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USSR_11We just had a short trip to Langkawi recently. It is an unforgetable trip with some good and bad experience. Thank God that it was a raining day on the first day when we just arrived. The weather was great and cooling, we really enjoyed it. We stay at Berjaya hotel, it is a very relaxing resort that can temperary keep us away from our busy life in town. On the first night, with "suggestion" from "GPS", we got to know this Russian restaurant at Harbour Park nearby our hotel, it is USSR restaurant.



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Sweet Hut, Dessert House | Kuchai Lama, Kuala Lumpur PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 05 April 2011 22:20
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I am a dessert LOVER, it brings me happiness. That's the reason why I love baking.
Due to this reason, we visited one dessert house "Sweet Hut" at Kuchai Lama. We ordered a set of dessert cost RM22. The set came with Coconut Pudding with Mango Ice, Japanese Chestnut Chocolate Cake with Cookies Ice Cream and Aloe Jelly & Coconut Milk Ice Blended.

 

 

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Christmas Dinner Celebration | Little Cottage, Penang PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 26 December 2010 00:00
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LittleCottage_2First of all, I would like to apologize to MnY blog's owner (Camus and myself) for publishing a poor quality photos. As mentioned in "About Us", the purpose of creating MnYfoodtalk.com is to share anything that is related to food. We will not only share "good" food but also "bad" food. Either "bad in taste", "bad in service", "bad in price" or anything else.

Today, we are going to share our year 2010 Christmas dinner celebration experience here.

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