Mummy Cooked ‘Mee Rebus’

During Ramadhan month, we’ve tried Mee Rebus from several stalls.  Mee rebus is one of the popular noodles dishes in Malaysia. This mee rebus recipe womes with yellow egg noodles in a rich sweet spicy potato-based gravy and sometimes prawn fritters. Knowing that the preparation time is rather long, Mummy still go ahead with the idea to try and cook from scratch. (She extract the recipe from Her World Cookbook)

  • 1kg yellow noodles, scalded (or 1 pkt spaghetti cooked according to instruction)
  • 300g bean sprout, cleaned & trimmed
  • 6pcs soft beancurd, deep fried & sliced
  • 8 hard boiled eggs, halved

Garnishing

  • 1 cup crispy fried shallot
  • 1 cup daun sup, finely chopped
  • 1 cup daun bawang, finely chopped
  • 1 cup calamansi (local lime) – halved

Gravy

  • 2 kg chicken ribs
  • 8 cups of water for stock
  • 1/2 cup cooking Oil
  • 8 shallots, 4 cloves garlic – pounded
  • 4 tbsp chili boh & 2sq. inches belacan, roasted(mix together both)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. assam jawa or tamarind paste mixed with 1/2 cup water, seeds discarded
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 8 tomato, cut into wedges
  • 2 liter store-bought tomato juice
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 kg medium-sized fresh prawn, clean and shelled
  • 4 potatoes – boiled, drained & mashed
  • 2 sweet potato – boiled, drained & mashed

Method

  1.  In a pot, boil the chicken ribs in 8 cups water for at least 2-3 hours until the stock is reduced by half and the meat is soft. Remove the bones, trim off the fat from the meat and set aside the stock.
  2. Heat oil & fry pounded ingredients till golden. Add cili boh mixture and tamarind paste, cook over medium heat till chili paste is cooked. Add 2 tsp. of salt then pour in chicken stock. Cover and allow to boil for 10 minutes.
  3. Add tomato wedges and let it boil again for another 10 minutes. Next, pour tomato juice and 2 tsp. salt and stir gently, let gravy simmer for 5 minutes. Add in prawn.
  4. Finally add in mashed potato and sweet potato to thicken the gravy. Let it simmer for 2 to 3 minutes then check the taste.

 

Ready to serve and eat

Preparation Time : 40 minutes

Cooking Time : 5 hours

Serves : 6-8

Yummy Food I Had in Sarikei

Earlier I shared some photos on Sarikei, Sarawak. Now I would like to share some yummy food I had there. Never miss a chance to savor the local cuisine. Some West Malaysians may find that the food here do not suit their taste bud. But to me, I find it no problem at all. Hence I enjoyed tasting different types of food from different places. Apart from admiring scenery, best part about traveling is on FOOD!

Sarikei is popular for “Kam Pua noodles” (干拌面). There are 2 version. It can be either white or black. Black means addition of black soy sauce. The black version is commonly seen in Sarikei. You may say it looks like wantan mee. However the taste is different. Major ingredients are fried onions, shallots, lard, and red yeast wine that make it so unique. (Kampua from Full Tien Cafe, Jln Masjid Lama)

Kolok Mee; another noodle which I never fail to have one. Love visiting the same eatery for this kolok mee. You may be wondering what is the difference between the above 2 noodles. A blogger once explained to me that; “Kam pua noodles are also thicker and less curly than kolo mee. Kam pua’s ingredients are quite standard but kolo mee’s toppings varies from stall to stall.” (Kolok Mee from New Elfa, Bank Road)

Dabai Fruit, is a seasonal fruit. I’ve never seen it here in West Malaysia. The Sarawakian likes it very much. Unfortunately not really my liking.

Look here for more info:- DABAI FRUIT

Wild fern called “Midin” can easily get it here. It is grow wild in swamps or forests. Each bunch are price at from RM1-2. Its crunchy and best cooking method would be stir fry with belacan & dried shrimp or a simpler method with just chopped garlic and ginger with drench of red rice wine. I was told that it turn black pretty fast. Best consume on the same day after purchase. However I managed to bring a few bunch back here to KL.

Know more about Midin HERE

Stir Fried Midin with Red Rice Wine – my favorite!

“Bien Nuik”(扁肉): The local version of the “wan tan” or dumpling stuffed with minced meat. (from Chin San Cafe, Jalan Masjib Lama)

Fried Kuey Teow with Tomato. Similar to “Wat Tan Hor” but taste slightly different.

Mee Goreng with Beef (from Aik Seng Cafe, Wharf Road)

Pig’s Liver Soup. Best accompanied with a bowl of noodle. The pig’s liver were not overcooked. Therefore it has a nice texture. (from Full Tien Cafe, Jln Masjid Lama)

“Zhou Cai Hung Ngan” (糟菜粉干): Preserved mustard cooked with rice noodles soup.

Sarawak Laksa. Usually uses rice vermicelli noodle. It has a base of  Sambal belacan, sour tamarind, garlic, galangal, lemon grass and coconut milk, topped with omelette strips, chicken strips, prawns, fresh coriander and local lime. Ingredients such as bean sprouts, (sliced) fried tofu or other seafood are sometimes added.(from Aik Seng Cafe, Wharf Road)

Sarawak Laksa (from another shop) - (near JPJ)

Roti Kahwin. A charcoal grilled bun sandwiched with creamy peanut butter, a slice of butter & spread of fragrant coconut jam(kaya). (from Aik Seng, Wharf Road)

Stir Fried Rice Cakes with minced pork and leek (from Lucky Restaurant, Jalan Nyelong, opposite Nyelong River market)

“Tian Miang Ngu”(鼎边糊): The rice slices soup, cooks cooked around the rim of the wok. Added with mu er (black fungus), minced pork balls and cuttlefish (octopus)slices. Best served with pepper, similar as Taiwan’s 鼎邊銼. The soup stock is made using pork bones and dried squid.(kinda look like min fun kou) - (near JPJ)

Prawn Mee (from Peking Restaurant, Jakar Town). Priced at RM20/bowl. A very expensive prawn mee. However it was very delicious. Using yellow egg noodle, with tasty and fres big head prawn makes a superb soup.

Famous Rojak from Bintangor.

Last but not least, Mother in Law’s yummy Red Rice Wine Mee Suah. Mee Suah or they called as longevity noodle(due to the long strand), commonly eaten here during auspicious day. Example; Chinese New Year, Wedding, Birthday. Its usually practiced by Hokkiens and Fuzhounese.

Back from Sarikei, Sarawak

I was away the past whole week. Together with Alex, we returned to Sarikei, Sarawak – Alex’s hometown. To reach Sarikei, we took 2 hours flight from KL and reaches Sibu Airport. From there, we traveled on road for 1 hour only to reach Sarikei town. I understand that many of you may not familiar with this place. Majority of the Chinese in Sarikei are Foochow dialect. If you ask me, can I speak Foochow language? Hmm…I would say a little. hehe….. It took me quite sometime to grasp part of it.

Sarikei Division is one of the eleven administrative divisions in Sarawak, east Malaysia, located on the island of Borneo. Formerly part of the Third Division, which included Sibu and Kapit, Sarikei Division has a total area of 4,332.4 square kilometers, and is the second smallest of the administrative divisions of Sarawak.

Sarikei Division contains four administrative districts: Sarikei, Meradong, Julau and Pakan. The total population is 116,290. The population is ethnically mixed, with mostly Iban, Melanau, Malay and Chinese predominating.

The economy of the division is mostly agricultural. Sarikei Division produces more pepper than any other divisions in Sarawak. It is also famous for fruits, especially pineapples and oranges. The timber industry, as elsewhere in Sarawak, is also a major component of the local economy. (source from Wikipedia)

Would love to share some photos on landscape, buildings and people.

The first Pineapple Statue in Sarikei town located at Repok Road

Sarikei, better known as the Pineapple town that produces juicy and sweet pineapples.

Pepper plantation

Oranges

Traders selling local fruits along the road. It was season of Durian & Langsat.

An old couple selling Dabai Fruit

Bus Terminal at Bank Road

An old bicycle shop

An old hut located at former Nyelong River ferry jetty, operated for decades.

Sarikei Mosque located at Jalan Masjib Baru. Was told that it was completed since 1979.

St Anthony’s Church at Repok Road

Methodish Town Church at Repok Road

Majority of the resident here are Christians. Therefore you can see many churches.

The government quarters

Wooden Houses

Iban Longhouse at Sungei Minus, Jakar. The Ibans dwell in longhouses, stilted structures with a large number of rooms housing a whole community of families.

An old Iban Longhouse

Rejang River

at Bintangor

Boats parked along the Rejang River shore

Wooden jetty next to Rejang Wharf. (loving this photo very much)

Though I am not a Sarikeian, I do like this peaceful town and the people here are friendly too. Moreover they live in harmony.

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Buffet Dinner @ Eyuzu Japanese Cuisine, Eastin Hotel

“Dear reader, so sorry that this blog went hibernate for a week. Because the author was busy chasing dateline.”

I visited Eyuzu Japanese Cuisine, Eastin Hotel two weeks ago.

Last 2 months, I managed to grab this good deal from Everyday. It attracts 5000 buyers with the value price of RM46/ person. Applicable for dinner from Friday – Sunday.

Thought it would be a great opportunity to use it during ma birthday.

Though the dinner begins at 6.30pm, I was rather surprised seeing a large number of diners queuing at the entrance of Eyuzu (located at first floor). What’s more surprising was that everyone was holding a printed copy of their coupon! Wonder do Eyuzu still serve quality food though knowing the fact that everyone came with coupons.

Eyuzu Japanese Cuisine

Taking after the name of Japan’s rare and expensive fruit of mysterious provenance – /yuzu – /Eyuzu at the Eastin Hotel represents authenticity and exquisiteness. Recently awarded “*Best Asian Cuisines Restaurant*” and “*Best Asian Cuisine Chef*” by the Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards 2005/2006, you will find haute cuisine such as sizzling teppanyaki, sukiyaki, crispy tender tempura and sumptuous sashimi.

My favorite corner. Of sushi & sashimi. They served varieties of fresh handmade sushi & fresh sashimi which I couldn’t resist. Oh ya, they replenish the sashimi pretty quick. So, don’t need to pile up your food till others can’t get their share lor..hehhe…

WOW…check out the fresh sashimi!! Each slice are equally thick. I was told that they served Grade A sashimi. SLURRRPPP….wanting more!

Enjoyed each and every piece of it.

Wide range of Sushi

Wide range of sushi

The prawns were very fresh too

Cold Crabs

Japanese Potato Salad

Cold Tofu

All were place in a small bowl. Look so pleasant and handy!

The crunchy Edamame

Crispy Seaweed, Salmon Skin, Prawn & Crabstick

Unagi was good. Unfortunately the chicken cutlet were quite lousy. Very bland….

Chicken Skewer – not nice. meat too dry.

Teppanyaki Section. Pick your choice of meat and get them to cook for you.

Baked Oyster

Chawan Mushi was awesome. Silky smooth egg with condiments beneath.

Shark Fin Soup – couldn’t find any shark fin though.

Customize your own udon or soba with some condiments. Delicious!

Yeahh…dessert time!

Types of cakes. But they were just average.

Japanese Pancakes were made fresh on the spot. I added honey and chocolate sauce on it. They were small, not too thick and very fluffy. NICE!

Mochi with fillings. (peanut, black sesame, red bean). They are my favorite.

How about some Hot Mochi? They are glutinous ball with fillings boiled in warm water then coated with peanuts. So, its served warm. Unfortunately I think its overcooked. So, it was kinda mushy.

Strawberry & Green Tea Ice Cream

The very laku slices of Melon. The natural sweetness and fragrant which tells me to return for more.

Though there were some not so nice dishes, but with that superb Sashimi I had…I will be happy enough!

EYUZU Japanese Cuisine
Eastin Hotel13 Jalan 16/11, Pusat Dagang Seksyen 16
 
46350 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
+603 – 7665 1111

Business Hours: Mon – Sun: 12.00pm – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm

WEBSITE


Dinner @ Home Made Fish Head Noodle, Midvalley

Together with Alex, we were roaming around in Midvalley Megamall deciding what to have for dinner. While Mummy, Bro and Sis were still in their shopping spree. Wanting to have a meal at food court where one can choose from varieties of food there. Unfortunately, the food court was so crowded. Therefore we dropped the idea of dinnering there.

Then we discovered this restaurant located the same row as Chili’s and just next to Maybank. Thought it was a good choice though since I wanted to eat something soupy.

Fish Head Noodle is the signature dish. Nevertheless they do serve other food too. ie; rice, porridge, fried noodle. But mostly are with fish.

Articles from newspaper printed on the menu.

Honey Lemon Tea

Try opting for less sweet.

Amra Plum – RM3.80 (recommended)

Amra juice together with plum was refreshing. Not too sour or sweet.

Lemon + Lychee + Plum – RM5.50 (recommended)

Deep Fried Fish Head Mee Hoon – RM9.80 (recommended) -with milk

Having a bowl of hot noodle in an air conditioned room was great. I will not be sweating all over. hahaha…. This bowl of noodle filled with rich flavor broth, tomato, salted vegetables and not forgetting the fried fish fillets and also served with thick vermicelli (mee hoon). The fish was crispy outside and meat wasn’t fishy though. Moreover the serving was quite big too.

Eaten with sambal belacan (not spicy enough for me ^^)

Deep Fried Fish Head Mee Hoon with X.O Sauce – RM11.80 (recommended)

Wanting to try a different version of fish head noodle? This could be a good choice! Slight spiciness on the broth. Equally rich in flavor.

Food : 8/10

Price : 7/10

Ambiance : 7/10

Home Made Fish Head Noodle
G(E)-015, Ground Floor,
Mid Valley City,
Lingkaran Syed Putra,
59200 Kuala Lumpur
Telephone: 03-2282 0216

Gong Cha Bubble Tea

Yeah..finally I got the chance to try Gong Cha Bubble Tea.

Earlier I blogged about Chatime then Ochado. All 3 are different brands of bubble tea which getting most of the popularity among the young generations. That includes me. *Big Grin*

I sort of addicted to bubble tea. Each time I travel to KL, I will find chance to get a cup. That is because I can’t get a good ones in Seremban. *sigh*

Yea..believe it or not, during the Raya break I had Bubble Tea for 3 consecutive days. Wahahaha….(with pearl of cos! my favorite after all)

Alright, back to Gong Cha. Currently there’s only 2 outlets in KL. Located at The Gardens Mall & SS15 (Subang Jaya). The kiasu me visited both outlets. I felt that both outlets are located in a rather secluded area. You may unaware of it.

“Gong Cha 貢茶 is a popular bubble tea chain that was established in Kaohsiung, Taiwan in 2006, and since 2009, has since swept Malaysia’s neighbouring countries – Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Macau and The Philippines – by storm. The term “gong cha” is translated as the ancient act of offering tea to royalty, such as the Emperor of China.

crowd in The Gardens Mall outlet no lesser than others too.

LCD screens to allow you to choose your order easily. I noticed they don’t have much flavors/ choices in the menu. Unlike Gong Cha in Singapore, Hong Kong & Taiwan.

They only offers 1 standard size

Gong Cha Signature Milk Winter Melon Tea – RM5.90 (recommended)

Shake well before consume. I like the perfect combination of this drink. The milk and winter melon tea were so good and smooth! You should try it. (recommended 70% sugar)

add on “White Pearl” – RM1.50

Since everyone was saying about this ‘white pearl’ in Gong Cha, I definitely getting the chance to try it here. What is the difference between the ordinary pearl?  White pearl is made from seaweed extract. Therefore the texture is more chewy. Somehow I still prefer the usual black pearl.

Enjoy Gong Cha Signature Milk Tea in 3 ways

Winter Melon Tea – RM3.90

Nothing to shout about.

Plum Green Tea – RM4.90 (recommended)

Not too sour. Nice plum flavor yet you can still taste the aromatic brewed tea.

House Special Milk Coffee – RM6.90 (recommended)

Recommended for coffee lovers. Nice aromatic coffee drink.

Roselle Tea – RM4.90

hmm…not really into it. Not used to the taste.

Oolong Tea – RM3.90 (additional RM1 for Pearl).

A refreshing tea to quench your thirst with nice aromatic oolong tea.

Basil Seeds Lemon Winter Melon Tea – RM5.90 (recommended)

Though it sounded unique but the taste and combination were good. I like it. Flavorful taste from the winter melon tea, slight sourish from the lemon bits and a lil crunchy-ness from the basil seeds. 3 in 1 combi.

Gong Cha

  • S-238B, 2nd Floor,
    The Gardens Mall,
    Mid Valley City,
    Lingkaran Syed Putra,
    59200 Kuala Lumpur

 

  • No 3, Jalan SS15/7,
    47500 Subang Jaya
    Selangor

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Lunch @ IKEA Restaurant

Each time I visit IKEA, I noticed the crowd over this area. Knowing that its IKEA Restaurant, surely people taking their breaks or meals during their shopping there. Yet I did not have a chance to try any of the food. After seeing the place is so crowded, I decided not to enter.

Last Saturday, I made a trip down to IKEA to check out the latest price and furniture so that I could workout my price list. Hence, this round I made a stop at the Restaurant for my lunch. Why so? Hmm….told myself no matter how, this round I gotto try their food. Anyway, its a self service restaurant.

How to order your meal:-

1) Get a food trolley (advisable if you are ordering more than 1 item). Queue in line.

2) Place your food trays on the trolley.

3) Move towards the food counter, place your order. Food will be delivered on the spot.

4) Move towards the cashier to pay your food.

Swedish Meatball (5 pcs) – RM5 (recommended)

It comes with fries. Moreover there are 3 different serving size. 5 pieces, 10 pieces and 15 pieces. Well, lets get 5 pieces for a try. Beef meatballs are served with cream sauce and lingonberry jam. Together with fries they lump everything in a plate. I know it does look awful right? Unlike what you seen on the menu. So neat and clean.

Coat the meatballs with cream sauce and lingonberry jam, Oh la la. Cream sauce was tasty and a lil sourish plus sweet taste of jam makes a slight twist in flavor. A perfect combi. Moreover the meat is so dense.

Baked Salmon with potatoes & vegetables – RM14.90

Salmon was lightly baked. Not overcooked nor salty. Sauce did not taste strong. Not much flavor though. Unfortunately the potatoes were very hard. Or should I say raw?

Chicken Whole Leg with Swedish Spice & Lemon Sauce – RM9.90

The lemon sauce was not really my liking. Potatoes and carrots were raw too…as in quite raw. However I would say that the chicken meat was good. A healthy food I suppose.

**Apart from the food, we ordered soft drinks for RM1.59 each – free flow. I was also told that the Chicken Wings were good. Wanted to take away(dapao), but was not allowed. Because they do not provide any take away box…too bad. Will try it some other time.

Food :  6/10

Price : Affordable (imposed 6% government tax)

Ambiance : 5/10

Ikea Restaurant
No.2 Jalan PJU 7/2,
Mutiara Damansara,
47800 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
Tel: 603 – 7726 7777
 

Jelly Mooncake by Q Jelly Bakery Shop

Mooncake Festival (Mid-Autumn) is around the corner. You can easily get or find a mooncake selling in shopping malls or any bakery shop.  Even Hotels are promoting their best mooncakes. Don’t get surprise you will be spoilt for choice. The snowkin or baked mooncakes are rather common these days. How about trying some jelly mooncakes? Yea..they do have fillings like the ordinary mooncakes, but the skin is made of jelly.

Last weekend, brother in law bought a box of jelly mooncake from Q Jelly Bakery Shop.Q Jelly Bakery Shop, the house of jelly is well known for its creative and freshest jelly cakes for all occasions.

A box of 4, simply pleasant as gifts. It requires to consume within 2 days of purchase.

Colorful Jelly Mooncakes.

Q Jelly claimed that the jelly is Green Seaweed imported from Japan. Moreover all the food color dyes are approved by “The Food and Drug Administration” (FDA) in United States. So, no worries bout that.

From Left; Mango Filling, Taro Filling.

From Left; Winter Melon Filling, Sweet Corn.

All 4 flavors are nice. They aren’t too sweet either. I personally much preferred the fruit flavors. I find it more special.

Outlet:
Q Jelly Bakery Sdn Bhd @ Bandar Puteri
Q Jelly @ 1utama
Q Jelly @ Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

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