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Happy Mooncake Festival from MnYfoodtalk

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!

 

Coco’s (ココス)| Japan

Today after work, I went to take dinner with my colleagues. We went to a restaurant nearby company to have the dinner, it is called Coco’s (ココス). After about 20 minutes walk from company, we reached the restaurant and start our dinner.    

 

Kaya Jam Recipe Using Breadmaker

Ingredients:1 cup Coconut milk1 cup Eggs(about 3-4 eggs)1 cup sugarFew pieces of pandan leaves Method:1. Pour all ingredients into breadmaker.(I like this recipe as it calls for 1 cup of each ingredient, so I can use the coconut milk box to measure sugar and eggs, just follow the proportion) 2. Select "Jam" function from breakmaker.3. Start jam making by press on "Start" button.4. Stir in between to ensure jam is well mixed (If needed).5. When done, remove kaya from breadmaker after it is slightly cool. Blend if you prefer soft and smooth texture. When taste, it is more towards "egg" taste, hence Camus added caramel to the kaya, and now it is almost similar to mom's version. Give this recipe a try, the outcome of this kaya will surprise you! Thanks to thelazychef for this wonderful recipe, you can find more tips from here.

 

Double Electric Breast Pump | Lacte Duet

I wish to share something about my electric breast pump that has been used for almost a year. I bought this breast pump when my baby was about 4 months old, after used Medela Swing for about 2-3 months. Medela Swing is single pump, which took me about 1 hour to clear both sides, Imagine if you need 2 to 3 sessions per day during working hour, how much time you left to do your work? And it was second hand pump get from my sis in law, I am not sure it was due to old pump or what, the Medela Swing can't really empty my breast. Till one day when I was frustrated, I decided to invest on new pump. With some survey, I decided to get in this Lacte Duet Double Electric Breast Pump. It was RM399 the time I bought, I told myself if I able to feed baby with my breast milk until she is one year old, I will only need around RM50 per month (start count from 5 months old), and all of us knew breast milk is much safer and healthier compare to formula. Autumnz milk storage bag to store my milk With this new pump, I managed to empty my breast, hence I get more milk. This pump comes with double motor where user can adjust both sides with different power level. With this feature, in case of one motor break down , you can still use another side. It is also more quiet compare with M.Swing and some other top brand model. Another thing that I like about this pump is you can use it with power bank, it is especially helpful where you can pump at anywhere even though without power supply. My breast pump bag with two compartments - FAME Breastpump Knapsack/Backpack (L) As the original bottles that came with the set have wider opening, the pump also came with converter where you can pump directly into your Bumblebee/Autumnz or whatever bottles that has smaller opening. It is convenient as you do not need to wash extra bottle after pump, just pump inside your storage bottles. The only thing that I am not happy with this pump is it contains many parts and you will need more time in washing the parts. I have this in my mind: "I will get in Freemie to use with this pump for my next baby", as I feel Freemie is easier to wash, and yes, this pump can use with Freemie. Besides this I would say it is a good pump. To make my pumping more comfortable, I use it with handsfree bra, it is much more convenient and can reduce shoulder pain as you no need to bend your head down by always looking at your bottles. With handsfree bra, you can work while pumping as your hands will be free at the time you pump. My day will be full of joy and satisfaction when I get this amount in one pumping session! I wish all mothers happy pumping and enjoy your breast feeeding journey!
Rice Cooker Sukiyaki with Instant Rice PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 16 July 2013 22:13
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IMG_20130716_095156Instant noodles are everywhere around the world, how about instant rice? I saw it few years ago when I was staying in Tokyo but never buy it as it looks weird. This time I am staying in Osaka, the apartment does not provide us with gas cooker, only microwave oven and rice cooker.
Getting dinner after work is a bit troublesome as many shops closed after 8pm. To save the trouble and prevent eating bento from convenient shop, I bought some fresh meat and vegetable to cook during weekdays.
First meal I cooked is sukiyaki. I cooked it with rice cooker, I bought some pork slice, chicken, vegetable, mushroom and of course, sukiyaki sauce.
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To cook, add sukiyaki sauce plus some water into rice cooker. Power on rice cooker, when boil, add in pork slice and chicken, then mushroom, then vegetables. When everything is cooked, serve hot with instant rice.
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To cook instant rice, tear off a little part of rice pack, add in some water. Put instant rice in microwave oven for 2 minutes. Done! It tasted exactly like what you cook in rice cooker. It is soooooo convenient!
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Prepare an egg in small bowl, pour some hot sukiyaki soup to cook the egg.
That's my rice cooker sukiyaki with instant rice and half cook egg.

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This took me less than half an hour to be ready.

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Fresh Sashimi | Hypermarket Japan PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 09 July 2013 20:55
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IMG_20130709_182045I have just passed my first weekend in Japan. This time I am in Osaka. For my first shopping, I bought a lot of foods, not for one day, but for one week. Since this time I will at here for only 3 weeks, so I bought some to bring back to Malaysia too.

On Sunday, I bought a pack of sashimi for my dinner. 6 types of sashimi in a box. Although it is from hyper market, but all are very fresh. I like salmon and prawn the most.

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Just now, I tried the pre-pack sesame cold noodle. During summer, they have different kinds of cold noodle. This cold noodle is instant pack that I bought from same hyper market. Taste not bad too.

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Others food that I bought include can coffee, yakult, biscuits, egg pudding that I like so much, fruit juice, milk tea that I miss so much, varient kinds of pocky and more.

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Caramel egg pudding

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I wish I can go for next shopping soon so that I can grab for more foods! Japan foods, I miss you so much!!!

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Ke Ren Lai Restaurant | Gurney, Penang PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 07 July 2013 20:04
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IMG_20130707_205950After 3 years, I am now back to Japan again. This time will stay here for only 3 weeks, it is good for me to enjoy the food here. I miss the food in Japan, from sandwich to bread to cake to dessert to ramen to bento to coffee to izakaya food to sashimi to ... many more. Opsss...this post is not about Japanese food yet. Let's back to my last dinner before I came to Japan.

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Gathers Cafe | Raja Uda, Butterworth, Penang PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 02 July 2013 10:06
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IMG_20130702_093122Coffee, has taken away my heart. Sometime it make me happy, sometime it make me high, but sometime it make my heart pumping at wrong frequency. I wish I can drink it everyday, with a set of toast spread with kaya, together with 2 half boil eggs without pepper and soy sauce, so I can have the pure egg taste, to welcome my day!
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Durian Chiffon Cake Recipe PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 26 June 2013 21:44
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DurianChIt's durian season again, I will jump into durian chiffon cake recipe first before I continue to post for other chiffon cakes recipe. I used my recipe keeper (with step by step procedure) and modify to make this durian chiffon cake.
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