Monday, 3 November 2014

Recipe: Steamed Seabass

My family loves steamed seabass. We just had this yesterday. So, I'm sharing the recipe here. It's a mixture of Chinese style and a bit of Malay style as well.

Steamed Seabass
1 seabass - cleaned. Make 2 long insertions on the body.
2 inches on ginger - julienne
3 garlic - finely chopped
2 lemongrass
1 kaffir lime leaf
2 bird eye chilies
some chopped spring onion
1/2 lemon
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 tablespoon oyster sauce
Half cup of water
Salt & pepper to taste

Put vegetable oil in wok, fry garlic, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaf and chilies. Add oyster sauce. Pour water. Add salt and pepper. When sauce is boiled, put the fish in and cover (to steam it). Cook for 3 minutes and then flip the fish to cook the other side. Cook for another 3 minutes.

In another wok, put in very small amount of vegetable oil and mix with sesame oil. Heat the wok. Fry ginger till golden brown.

To serve, put fish in a plate, pour the sauce over. Then pour the hot ginger and sesame oil on top of fish. Garnish with chopped spring onions. Finally, squeeze lemon on fish.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

5 Online Quizzes to Waste Time On

There are times that we just feel like wasting time. Have you ever had that "oh so wasted" feeling? We just read gossips, troll postings, hop from one blog to another... Know what, here's a way to totally waste time! By taking online quizzes. Let me list you 5 websites for that ultimate waste time effort!

1) MyLifeTime Fun Quizzes - from personality tests to career... even quiz on whether you are easily fooled! So, what's your 80s hairstyle?
2) Quiz Rocket - go quiz crazy with quizzes such as When Will I Die? and Am I Fat? Take the Am I Dumb Quiz to see how dumb smart you are!
3) All The Tests - all the quizzes you can think of. There's even one to test whether you're going to have a fart real bad! Do you need such quiz anyway?
4) Fun Trivia Quizzes - take quizzes on brain teasers, sports, even video games and religion. I kinda like the Literature quizzes. Take quizzes on your favourite author. Well, look at it this way - literature majors can use it as revision help. So are topics like History and Geography!
5) Action Quiz - how about taking quizzes against computer opponents and see how you fare? At least it feels like participating in a TV game show!

What Happened to Renee Zellweger?

What happened to Renee Zellweger's face? She is unrecognizable!
When asked, she said things about being in 40s, and being healthy, and being happy. But those didn't explain the drastic face change.
Ok, I looked at a few photos available online and at certain angles, she does look like her old self. Especially the way she pout her lips.
I believe she did something to her face. People's face don't simply change even as we age a few years. Let's see... slightly bigger eyes... slightly fuller lips... I don't know.
Or, she wore very little make-up! That might explain it! (Yeah right!)

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Recipe: Banana Prata

What is Prata? Prata or roti prata is fried flour-based pancake famously known in Malaysia and Singapore as Roti Canai. There are many varieties of prata - with butter, cheese, eggs, onions.. There are even very thin and broad ones served with syrup and condensed milk. Prata is usually served with curry. But since it's a very versatile dish, you can actually do anything you like with it!

Here's a way of serving prata - my daughter style!

Banana Prata
1 frozen prata (you can get them at frozen section)
1 banana
Some brown sugar
A bit of cinnamon powder
Some butter
Some shredded cheese

On a frying pan, heat up some butter and place the prata. Cook over low heat. While the bottom is being fried slowly, the top will get soft. Slice the banana and arrange on half side of the prata. Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon powder. Then put some butter and shredded cheese.

When the bottom has started to brown, fold the prata into two. After about 2 minutes, flip to the other side till cooked.

To serve, cut the half-moon shape prata into 4.

Friday, 10 October 2014

Recipe: Garlic Parsley Potatoes Kenny Rogers Style

Here's a very simple recipe of garlic parsley potatoes. I used to love Garlic Parsley Potatoes at Kenny Rogers. I wonder why they took it off the menu now. Anyway, I simply tried doing my own version one day and the result turned out to be very, very nice. And very similar to Kenny Roger's Garlic Parsley Potatoes. So, here goes!

Garlic Parsley Potatoes
2 potatoes - quartered. If you like them smaller, cut into smaller pieces
2 chopped garlic
Some butter
Olive oil
Parsley (fresh - chopped or use dried)

Boil the potatoes with some salt until tender. Drain.
In a pan, put in some olive oil and butter. Next saute the chopped garlic until slightly golden. Put in the boiled potatoes and mix well. Season with salt and black pepper. Lastly, add parsley.

A very nice side dish to roasted chicken or steak.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

7 Sure Signs He's Cheating On You!

Trust your instinct. Trust your sixth sense. Here are seven sure signs that he's cheating on you!

1. He takes his phone everywhere. I mean, literally, everywhere. Even to the toilet.
2. He takes forever to reply to your messages.
3. He can't be reached for questionable hours and even he can be reached, he blames the phone - network not good, battery died, etc
4. He changes sexually. Either he's more into you, or he's not into you much anymore. And blames it on his medication!
5. He hides his credit card statements.
6. He's always hanging out with the guys. Yeah right!
7. He lies. You catch him lying. And he lies some more to cover that lie.