Saturday, July 30, 2011

Respect, please

Already said I'm not going to publish the actual finale, and I mean it.

You'd all be doing well to show some respect to the proprietors of the story.

Stop harassing me, or I'll take everything down from the blog.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

良师父之为什么

某人问道:为什么你煮的蔬菜来来去去不是玻璃生 (lettuce) 就是小白菜(chinese cabbage)?

我的答案:林北多数都是煮给自己吃的,买菜是周末去吉之岛* (Jusco) 买而不是去巴刹买。吉之岛卖的蔬菜,量少又耐久的就这两样,买来买去也就这两样,所以煮来煮去也就这两样。

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某人问道:为什么餐餐都有鸡蛋?

我的答案:简单的说 => 平靓正。啰里啰唆的说 => 高蛋白质不在话下(废话,鸡蛋不高蛋白质还有什么高蛋白质?),独自个儿可以做成一道菜,又可以用做别道菜的 "润滑剂" ,那么好得材料,不多点用它不是很白痴?

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某人最后问道:Why so much bacon?发左达啊?

我的最后答案:(Quote Harley: Because it's delicious! And there's no such thing as too much bacon!) 详情请看 Epic Meal Time

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

极品焖伊面 Premium Braised Yee Mee

If you haven't noticed, most of my cooking involves getting the end result into 1 single bowl/plate. This is because throwing everything into 1 pot/pan/wok is much much much easier compared to cooking separate dishes and much much easier to wash afterwards the ultimate way to mix the essence of many types of food and make the meal more delicious.

Today's dinner is much the same...

Ingredients:

* 1 x 伊面 (yee mee/egg noodle)
* 1 x 番茄 tomato
* 1 x 鸡蛋 egg
* 4 pieces 白蘑菇 white button mushroom


* remnants of whatever 玻璃生菜 lettuce and 小白菜 small chinese cabbage I have got left


* 2 x small slice chicken breast fillet
* 4 x bacon strips


Procedure:

1. Soak the noodle in water.
2. Pesticide removal maneuver on the vegetables.
3. If the noodle has not turned soft, slice the mushrooms.
4. If the noodle still has not turned soft, cut the tomatoes into 8 pieces.
5. If the noodle still has not turned soft, cut the chicken and bacon into pieces.
6. i) By now, if the noodle still refuses to turn soft, it means either your noodle has problems, or you have problems. Throw the noodle away and get some replacement.
6. ii) Drain the water from the noodle.
7. Heat some oil in a wok, oil popping maneuver on the bacon. Mix the bacon oil and cooking oil well.
8. Throw in the chicken, and then the tomato cuts, and then the mushroom slices, and then the vegetables, and then the noodle into the wok, in the sequence as above-mentioned, in 20 seconds interval. Keep stirring the mix while doing this.
9. Stir for a minute or two. When the tomato looks to be sufficiently softened, crush them.
10. Add half a cup of water, and pop the egg into the mix.
11. Cover up the wok, let it braise for 2 - 3 minutes.
12. Open cover, take in the glorious sight for a few seconds, snap a photo if you would.


13. Serve.
14. Clean up the kitchen.
15. Job done.

You can use the same ingredients, minus the noodle, plus more water, and replace the wok with a pot, then the end result would be 极品一品锅 Premium First Class Pot.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Nice Guy

A week after I decided that I am a nice guy, the package containing proof arrived,


all the way from California, USA!~



I am so gonna wear them out as frequently as I can, to show off my niceness to the world =D

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Basketball 3

The fucking frustrating annual 'gift' from our neighbour country a.k.a haze has been hampering my outdoor activities lately, I used to go jogging or basketball shooting 4 times a week, now I'd be lucky to get 1.

Remember I mentioned in some old post that I want to achieve 70% shooting accuracy around the perimeter. Realized it was easier said than done. After steadily improving to about 60%, it stays there for more than 2 months. I guess that's the best I can get given the frequency of my practice.

So lately, I've switched to the free throw line and 3-point line. Haven't really set myself any accuracy target, just keep shooting until I'm drenched in sweat and stop.

I hope the haze goes away ASAP, can't do anything in this shit weather... Yawnzzz...

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sunday, July 10, 2011

良师父一人饭 Chef Leong's Single Meal Rice

Sunday is always a pain in the arse for me in terms of hunting for lunch. You see, I stay in an area dominated by factory workers. The kopitiams nearby mostly do not operate, or have limited operations on Sundays.

And, I'm tired of noodles, so today, I decided that I should have rice for lunch, and I should cook myself.

Ingredients:

~ 4 x bacon strips
~ 1 x chinese cabbage
~ 1 x egg
~ half a cup of rice

Steps:

1. Wash the rice, and begin boiling in the rice cooker.
2. Lay out the strips.


3. Chop the strips into small pieces.
4. Cut the chinese cabbage into pieces, do the pesticide removal maneuver.


5. Heat up the pan, throw the chopped up strips in, stir fry until they turn golden brown.


6. Get the strips out of the pan onto a plate, leave the bacon oil behind.
7. Reason to use bacon as the meat is because it releases bacon oil. With this good stuff, we don't need no cooking oil and garlic.
8. Put the vege in, stir fry for a minute or so, pop an egg into the mix, stir fry for another minute or so.


9. The most delicious stir fried vege is ready, serve. Since it's a 1 person meal, just serve the vege and the bacon on top of the rice.


10. Job done...

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Predictions

See... I told you so...


Got his "boleh settle" team to barricade the whole stadium and set up blockages on every path towards the stadium, and then now said this:

"We offered a stadium for the gathering to be held, but unfortunately, to my deep regret, they rejected the offer."

阿Jib哥 (a.k.a. 1Niajib or 1Jibby), you're the man, man! 无得顶啊!

Friday, July 08, 2011

BERSIH 2.0

You think 1Jibby & Co has lost? Think again. I suspect after tomorrow, there will be 2 likely outcome...
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1. Because all the roads already blocked, no cars can go near the stadium, people have to "march" to the stadium, helicopters will circle around to take videos and photos, by Sunday the newspaper and TV will show everyone marching on the streets, 1Jibby & Co will come out in full force to condemn and said: "All these penderhaka, Agong already told them not to march on the streets, but they still march on the streets."

2. If the blockade managed to stop people from entering the stadium successfully, the helicopters will take videos and photos of an empty stadium, by Sunday the news will report "BERSIH an epic failure, the public rejects the opposition"
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1Jibby knows he will never win our support back, nor is he interested to win back, he just wants to ensure the majority of the rural folks that do not know what is Facebook or Youtube, will continue to fear anything other than BN...

Good luck to us all...

Monday, July 04, 2011

良师父肉碎粥 Chef Leong's Minced Pork Porridge

Body not feeling that well today, so decided to make some porridge, make for housemates too, so portion for 3 it is...

Ingredients:

1. 1 x USA potato

2. 1 x Organic carrot

3. 500g minced pork

4. 1 x cup of rice

5. salt for marinate; soy sauce,sesame oil and pepper for taste adjusting

Steps:

1. Peel potato and carrot.

2. Dice them into very very very very very very small cubes.


3. Actually, before step 1 and 2, rinse the minced pork and finger f**k the pork to soften the texture. Then marinate them with salt.


4. Wash 1 cup of rice, pour into the pot.

5. Add 2.5 times more water than you normally use for the same portion for cooking rice in rice cooker. Add less and you get wet rice, add more and you get soup.

6. Turn the fire to max, let the rice and water boil.

7. Once boiling, turn down the fire to smallest, add in the potatoes and carrots.


8. Cook for 40 minutes. Stir every 1-2 minutes or so. DO NOT leave the pot unattended throughout, else everything will stick to the bottom of the pot and you'll end up calling McD Delivery for dinner instead.

9. Throw the minced pork in chunks into the porridge in making, throw as hard as you can. If the porridge mixture splashes out of the pot when you throw the pork in, it means you are still not at the right thickness. (OPTIONAL: Add 1 egg into the mix.)

10. Stir for another 5 minutes. If you do the finger f**king thing in step 3, the minced pork will spread out evenly when stirring. If you didn't, you'll have pork chunks porridge instead of minced pork porridge.


11. Serve. Do not pre-mix any pepper or soy sauce or sesame oil into the pot of porridge, different people have different taste. Let the respective eaters do that themselves.


12. Eat.

13. Clean up.

14. Job done.

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Business Tactics

A frustrating day out for me today... went to get my bi-monthly hair cut, the barber shop was supposed to open at 11.00am, but it wasn't, so I went to the nearby coffee shop to satiate my craving for 猪肉粉 a.k.a pork noodle... Little did I know that a huge shock awaited me...

You see, this coffee shop is on that I frequent a lot when I was still living at home. I especially love the pork noodles here because the taste is very very flavourful and the pork portions are very generous...

What I got today, for RM5.00, was this...


1 pork ball, 1 small slice of liver, 1 small shard of intestine, few tiny bits of minced pork, and few tiny strips of lettuce. With a bowl full of bihun. What the???!!

It used to be 3 pork balls, few big slices of liver, few shards of intestine, few pieces of lean meat and loads of minced pork to come with little bit of bihun, for RM4.50...

So I'm paying 50 cents more for less than half of what I used to get up till a few months ago...

When I questioned the auntie on what is this nonsense, she nonchalantly replied: "I give you more bihun ma, as long as can make you full lah"

To make matters worse, the kopi O 冰 (iced) cost a bloody RM2.00! Few months ago it was RM1.40... and, tasted twice as thick as now...

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Lepak at the coffee shop until 12.00pm, went back to the barber shop, it was open now. Went in, sat down and told the barber uncle what I usually tell him: 照旧, 尽短尽薄 (as usual, as short and as thin as possible).

It was 10 agonising minutes, watching the uncle trim here and there, and seeing the bush that was my hair still looking more or less the same, same bushy. And then the uncle said we're done.

I said: Uncle, 唔好玩啦, 都无咩短到 (Uncle, don't play lah, didn't shorten by much).

I asked him to cut shorter, he reluctantly trimmed a few more strands of hair, and then said we're done again.

I questioned him on what the fuck is this about? Usually when I said short, it would be really short. Uncle replied: "if every round also cut so short, customers will come back less, of course cannot cut so short."

The barber that I have been frequenting since I was 8 years old, gave me this nonsense!

Pissed off, I told him, I will be going overseas soon (which might be true), I won't be back for a few months, please make my hair properly short... to my horror, he said it would cost me RM5 more than the usual RM10...

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I thought last time was bad enough, where whenever petrol price go up 5 cent per liter, a bowl of noodle goes up 20 cents - 50 cents. Seems like now, even without any petrol price hikes, they can increase price periodically and give us less fulfilling experience in whatever we do, all at the same time...

I wonder few more years down the road, what will happen?
1. Pork noodle RM8 only comes with noodle and soup, pork ingredients separately charge.
2. Hair cut RM20 only barber's expertise, electricity and hair cut equipments rent separately charge.

Hmm... haih...

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Weekend Ramblings



I'm back in KL for the weekend for the customary bi-monthly haircut and a special Transformers occasion...

Dad is ironically, in Penang today, sis is 1 month into her summer semester stint in Liverpool, bro is off somewhere mountain climbing, so it is just me and mom and grandma spending some quality time at home lolzz...

I just realized my past 5 posts have been about food, and 8 out of the last 10 have been about food. This scares me, to be honest. I'm not a food blogger, nor do I intend to be one. I believe there's millions more food bloggers out there already and will do a much better job than I am at blogging about food...

I'm wondering why I haven't been blogging about any other things lately, then I discovered the truth, rather disturbingly: Facebook has killed my blog!

You see, I used to be blogging about things that I find interesting throughout the journey that is called my life. Lately though, when I made an interesting discovery, I will just scribble something on my Facebook wall. It is a shame, but true: Facebooking is so much more convenient that blogging =.="

But I love my blog, so I feel disturbed that I have been lazy to update it properly. I shall try to pay more attention to you, as best as I can, from now on, blog...

This morning, I fetched my mom to the pasar a.k.a morning market. I do that at least once every time I come back from Penang. Bought quite a bit of heavy stuff, but that's not the point.

Mom frequents a certain shop that sells organic stuff, located in the heart of the market. Today, the organic auntie saw me and said: "Eh you just came back from Penang? I saw the news said many people go to the streets to protest Lim Guan Eng. Must be very messy up there hor? You better careful a bit when you go out ah."

I very politely replied back that Penang is doing fine, uncle Lim is like a hero there, everyone loves him, no mess, those so called protests are 1Niajib's propaganda, etc etc.

Mana tau, she said me back: "Eh, Astro also got show la, it's on TV, it's real one! Walao you live there you so blur one ah? Later blur blur go out kena kill then you know."

Made me speechless, I didn't reply her anymore then, felt that there was no point arguing. But I do feel disappointed. 1Niajib & Company is exactly counting on their propaganda to achieve these. They know they will never win back Penang. The news that they put up on TV will have no effect on Penangites. But that is not their intention.

Their bluff on TV are aimed at people from other states, people who do not know the real deal. People who really think it is very bad to let opposition win. And if more people thinks like the organic auntie, then sadly, it means the bluff worked, and come GE13, it will still not be an easy walkover.

If only the organic auntie knows how to Facebook...

I seemed to manage to persuade mom though, told her all those protesters in Penang are either 1Niajib's goons, or outsiders ferried in by buses to cause trouble, told her also how well Penang is doing under uncle Lim. Hopefully she will believe all the way.

Not up to me to worry though, need to prep my Toyota Myvi up, later in the evening it shall transform into Jambeatter and get me to this place,


for some "Roll Out!" actions...


Hopefully it will be good, it is supposed to be the final movie of the franchise...