Tuesday, September 29, 2009

my pc reborn

finally....after 1week++ of no internet and computer life....now i'm back..bought new hard disk...hehe...with more memory...so that i can keep more things (rubbish)...recently just busy n busy for work...so no life....i wish this training end soon....but after end..what should i do?what job i'm looking for and where do i go?sigh....but i am still looking....and searching for job...i will not easy give up....

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Table for 6

Been so busy after start my internship, seldom have mood to cook at home...finally on friday, off day...i cooked at "kai ma" (God-mother) place...for her belated birthday..hehe...3 dishes...Sicilian salad, chicken lasagna and olio-olio. spend almost half day just to prepare the lasagna...luckily turn out nice...but still can improve alot...hehe

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Working tired....

Been doing my internship for almost 2weeks di...so fast....everyday reach home damn tired....no mood...but i did learn alot during this period...communication, new skills, recipe....yes!! yummy food recipe i got alots....i will try at home then will upload and share....hehe..take care everyone...weather is bad these days...Ramahdan going to start tomorrow...guess dinner time gotta be busy like hell...haha

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Having own kids?

Recently I think I am in love with beef balls and dinner alone in Ikea. Today after movie with a friend, he had to leave early and I have to dinner alone. As usual I went to Ikea and get my all time favorite Beef Balls and Chicken Wings. After take my food I sit alone in a place in the middle of the area where I can observe everyone around me. I do not know since when I enjoy to eat dinner alone. Last time, I will never have meal outside alone. Either I will take away or just cook at home. I felt like eating alone outside is very pity and lonely. But now, I start liking it and enjoy myself. Now I felt so glad and happy that I can eat nice food and stay healthy. I feel so thankful to The Almighty one.
During dinner, of course I cannot let my eyes. I keep on watching around and observe what happen around us. I found it’s interesting to do so. I notice that Ikea provide a very nice place for family to enjoy their meals here. There have special area for kids to have meal and some toys for them to play. Many parents sit there just to accompany their kids and feed them. Suddenly I feel like nowadays kids are getting more n better treated. Parents bring them out for shopping and enjoy nice food. They just run around and play during meal time. Either mom or dad will follow around them like bodyguard and feed them. This scenario really makes me think a lot of things. I would like to share some here.

I still remember when I was a young boy, I went holiday trip with my mom and some aunties in a beach. I saw a few Caucasian boys and girls; I was mesmerized by the colors of their eyes. Ocean blue…light green…and grey eyes. Straight away I told my mom: Mi, I want to marry a “gui mui” (white girl) when I grow up then I want to have cute children with ocean blue eyes. They are so cute la. Thinking of this make me laugh at the naïve and innocent me. But now, I still remember what I told my mom before: Mi, I do not want kids in my life. I want freedom and I do not want to bind by commitment. Have your own kid means you’re responsible as a parents to take care of your kid and make sure the kid can grow in a healthy environment. I understand my words will hurt her, but yet this is what I want for my life and I know it clearly. Somehow I went through some unhappy childhood that keeps hunting me till end of my life. The impact to me is hard to remove or cure. Not to be mention here. I would not like my next generation will go through this anymore. I know I cannot give the best to my next generation and the most important is I need freedom for my life.
A lot of times my close buddies and I discuss on should we have kids for ourselves? Or should we adopt one? Of course every one of us has different opinions and all opinions support by strong reasons. Some say that I need no to have kid due to satisfied family or parents’ need. A lot of family or parents have this strong concept that we all must produce our next generation in order to carry our names or whatever is it. But I think is every own individual choice to have a kid or not. No one have the rights to judge you are right or wrong. As many old people said, parents are the one who give you life but the rest of your pathway should be walk by yourself. Destiny is on our own hand, why should we being judge or influence to do something that we do not like or even think of? I clearly know that I am not a tool of parents to mass produce or keep the generation goes on. I know clearly what I want and what I want for my life. If I want a kid, I will surely give my 100% to my kid. But this is not what I want. If to say that we need to contribute to the society or this world, there are many things else we can do besides having our own kid. Such as support save the world activities, sponsor children in poor places who are suffering, recycle and so on. For me, sponsor children in poor countries are very meaningful. Yet I know now my ability is restricted due to financial problem and I am still a student. But when I have stable financial I would like to sponsor children who are really in need. The money your donate might be a small amount but it can help a lot of children to survive or to get education. Giving chances to such children are even more meaningful to me. There are too many people out there who need our help. So, is this considered a contribution to our world and society?
Some of my friends who suggest that adoption would be the way they want. Of course they have their supporting ideas and reasons. But I believe children who grow up in a so called “unhealthy” family or background is difficult to survive or to face society when they grow up. In a family where consist or either mom or dad only, can they be brought up healthy? How would others kids see them when they only have either one parent? Can they take all the words where others say to them? This world is changing and everything is getting different where majority might become minorities or the other way round. No one know what will happen? Don’t you agree? Everyone also keep on changing everyday. Life is unpredictable. Well, life is short. I must live it to the fullest and do what I want for my future. This most important is what I want and enjoy my life.
Back to my dinner. Keep on thinking, having meal alone is nothing bad or to be shy of after all. It’s the time where you spend time on yourself to enjoy food and think of something where you do not think normally? So, is this the normal me? Or abnormal? But I truly believe that we are normal because we are abnormal.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Oriental style beef carbonara

Tomorrow im going to have my practical exam, kinda worry but i am totally ready for it:) today in a nice mood for cooking....i tried out something more local and yet i still have much spaghetti in my house....hehehe.....

Step 1: Boil hot water and cook spaghetti
Step 2: Cut carrot and french beans into thin slices, chop some garlic and ready for use
Step 3: Pan fry some thin slices of beef quickly to avoid over cook, season with salt and black pepper
Step 4: Remove the beef on a plate, slice it into smaller pieces.
Step 5: With the remain juice on the pan where left over by the beef, saute with some garlic and add in some olive oil. add some mix herbs of own choice.
Step 6: Add in whipping cream, use small fire slowly let the sauce simmer. Season with salt. When is cook, add in an egg and stir it quickly.
Step 7: Add in the cooked spaghetti, stir it and serve on a plate.
Step 8:Saute some garlic, put sliced carrot and french bean and saute. season with salt.
Step 9: Serve all the cooked ingrediants on a plate and ready to MAKAN!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Worst noodle i ever try!

Visit back to a familiar food court after 1year moved from subang. i bought my self a nasi lemak....omg...taste terrible, the chicken is so not fresh and the cucumber is abit yellowish...omg...my friend ordered a bowl of duck "kuer teow"...omg....tatse even more worst...you can feel like eating WAX into your stomach, and the duck meat like dunno cook how many times....eeww...terrible...we just leave it there and we will never back there again...sucks

Saturday, July 18, 2009

local taste penne

it's a lovely sat morning. woke up and in the mood for cooking....hehehe....i try out some new recipe...actually there doesn't left much ingredients so i give a shot.

Preparation: first smash to hard boiled eggs and add in some mayonnaise. boil water, add some salt to cook some penne. while waiting it to cook, cut Japanese cucumber and baby butterhead into stripes. slice some garlic. strain the penne when is cook and ready for use.

Cook: heat up the pan with some butter, saute garlic and some crushed black pepper. let the butter burn a bit to give the brownish color to the penne. put in the cooked penne and toast the pan. add in some "maggie curry powder" for seasoning.

place the cut cucumber and baby butterhead on plate, put the cooked penne on top. garnish with the smashed eggs and some chicken floss....ready to be serve....yumm yumm...

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

lamb brucetta

this is a fingertips food that i try out...lamb brucetta...toast the bread ready for use, cut lamb meat into small cubes(preferable tender meat), marinate with rosemarry , black pepper and salt. the rosemarry goes well with lamb. then slice some cucumber ( not too thin). pan try the lamb until it cook, it's quite fast. then cut the bread into smaller pieces... spread some mayonese, put the lamb cube and cucumeber on top, garnish with some thin cucumber slices....done...this is so so simple. (pls take note: must serve the lamb while is hot for better taste)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Nemo's mini Breazza

Breazza is actually combination of bread and pizza. this is invented by me in this lovely sunday morning. i try it out with some sausage, bacon, saute onions with pepper, some cucumber and of course mozzarella cheese. First i toast the bread with some butter in the frying pan, then i saute oninios, bacon and slice sasauge ready for use.

spread some mayo and chille sause on top of the toasted bread, put some onions, slice sausage, bacon, cucumber and cheese for topping
then put inside the frying pan, cover it and use small fire to heat it up and let the cheese melt.

i use this method because i don't have a oven in my house. so this method work as well, it just need some more time. beside you wont get some golden brown effect on top the cheese. but overall it taste nice too.
it's ready to serve. it doesn't look that nice, but the taste is nice with the crunchy bread based and the rich sticky cheese. hahaha...i will modify and change some ingrediants next time and hopefully it will turn out nicer and more tasty. hope you can try it and enjoy it. do leave commen for me:)

dinner at Dave's Pizza Pasta Vino

had a nice and yummy dinner at Dave's Pizza, Pasta and Vino. this is my first time visit this restaurant. it located in 1U old wing. we pick this restaurant randomly after our sing k. we see a big board outside the restaurant stating "non- halal" and we decided go for a try. the first page of the menu is about the introduction of the chef himself. he wont quite a amount of awards in the pork and poultry category. this his cooking is more to mixture of french and italian and asian. there are a varieties of pizzas, pasta... you can choose your favorite pasta and the sauce yourself. basically is your favorite combination. it's awesome. we choose stuff mushroom for our appetizer. it is so so nice when i try the first portion. the combination of portobello mushroom with some minch meat, mix herbs, bacon and mozzarella cheese is so perfect. it is use to bake, all the moist lock inside the mushroom. you can feel the freshness of the juice inside your mouth. yummy. this meal serve with some tomatoes and fresh salad. yumm yumm...
we also ordered an pizza...it's nice and special, the based it not too thick nor too thin, it's crispy...it's a ham pizza...i forgotten the name of the ham...
the are many more dishes like pork rib, lamb rack, pork belly and so so many more...we can't try too much due to we just 2 person and we can't finish the food....i definitely will back for second time.

Address :

Dave's Pizza Pasta Vino

Lot G209, Ground Floor,

Promonade, 1 Utama,

47800 Petaling Jaya

Tel : 03-77254017

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

dinner alone...

after enjoy a nice movie : 17 Again at cinileisure, my friend have to left early for a date...it's 7.30pm and outside is having terrible jam. to avoid the jam i decided to have to take my dinner alone. i walked to Ikea to have my all time favorite, beef balls....YES!!
YESS!! this is my dinner....hahha...i can really eat alot...the beef balls serve with the berry jam and special made brown sause is perfect match and the chocolate damien cake is damn nice...actually having dinner alone is not a sad thing, it can be quite enjoy. slowly enjoy my meal and keep eyes busy observing others. hahhaa.....so ge poh and 38...

first time serving customer...

after 2months learning of basic cooking....finally this is the first time we serve our cooked food to the customer...we serve full course meal to the customer and our group in charge in the main course....which is the fish..we fillet the fish and make it into small rolls and wrap it with food wrap film...
we wrap it like sausages keep aside, then we need to poach it with simmer water
when is cooked, we cool it down in ice water, this is to prevent the fish being over cooked.
*seriously, we feel scared and worry about using the film and cook together in the hot water, we keep on ask the chef if we can use other way...but too bad...she say this is the only way and she say this is ok, no harm...if not we can't see her anymore...omg....* this is to prevent the moist of the fish going into the water and also keep the fish in nice shape...
after cold, we cut the food wrap film away. of course we are not serving with it.siow...then keep aside wait to be serve with side dishes and sauces.
this is how it looks like after cook and remove the film. our chef keep on saying "handsome la", mean the fish look good.
this is how we serve it. side dishes : smash potatoes, a piece of roasted tomato, some saute leek, hollandaise sauce, vinegrate and some vegy for garnishing....hahaha...
simple? is great that our chef compliment on our good job today

Sunday, June 14, 2009

professional chef or lecturer?

changing time table whenever you like? you think you are the superior one? eat shXX la.....you are a chef and also a lecturer, we are paying you money to teach us not for you to do whatever you like... wtf...was so piss off this past friday, purposely travel from jalan ipoh to sunway for a practical class, the class was suppose to be 8am till 1pm. suddenly the day before the lecturer changed it to 2.30pm. why? who knows? maybe he need more sleep? or ... we reached early to prepare ourselves for the class, who knows he late again and many others students who are late. i wonder why they always late?is this a culture?or they have tons of good reasons for being late?

the class started late...chef told us that we are going to learn local breakfast, which consist of roti canai, capatti, nasi lemak and possible some international breakfast. gosh... it make everyone of us mouth waterred. then suddenly we were interupped by our chef lecturer. " im sorry class, we overlook our venue booking, the kitchen we are using now supposed to be use by another batch of students, we are not going to cancel this class , we are going to have theory class"... OMG....all of us really potong steam. then we have our theory class at another venue. the first thing he get in the class and said" eh, hari in malas nak ajar la, we do something else.....bla bla bla....." WTX....waste our time here for nothing. many of us just left when he said he wanted to do something nonsense...

*shout out* you both are sucks!!!canceling your class and doing some nonsense things is not your job! you don't have the right to do so...you are not the superior one, you are also being paid by the student....kanasai

Friday, June 12, 2009

nemolicious first blog..

it's been a long long time since i wrote blog. the blogging mood had left far behind and disappear. the mood coming back since i changed course and finally i found back who i am. cooking and baking is what i love and passion...many people told me that is a waste that i quit my Year2 degree in psychology. i do took a lot of struggling in choosing what i really want and who i want to be someday. it's hard, but i gone through it. Ms. C (counselor) thanks for your guidance and support and of course not to forget my beloved mom, dad and all my beloved buddies for being so supportive to me. keep on motivate me and never leave me alone. this new blog is actually for me to share with my buddies about my new life as a CHEF to be, the process, ups and down and i will definitely share some yummy and delicious recipe here...hehe... that's why i call this "nemolicious".
thanks for listening me crapping here....hehhee:)