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Tuna Boat

>> Tuesday, November 27, 2007

After an extremely long time of not having fun in the kitchen, I made the decision to get my hands dirty this morning. Here's introducing the Tuna Boat! I named it 'Tuna Boat' as the shape resembles a boat & it's loaded with tuna!


It's just a simple breakfast idea. With just less than RM6, you can provide breakfast for 5 people! A budget breakfast it is ;)

All you need is a french loaf a.k.a. baguette, a can of Tomato & Onion Tuna, 1 fresh tomato (chopped), 1 small cucumber (sliced), pepper, & some marjerin or butter for spread...oh, you'll need an oven toaster too!

1. Cut the loaf into 'parts' & slice it into half (like the photo below).

2. Remove some of the 'bread inside' to create space for the filling.

3. Spread some butter or marjerin on the loaf & toast it for a while in the oven.


4. When the loaf is slightly toasted, place a layer of chopped fresh tomatoes into the 'boat', followed by the tuna.

5. Place the 'boat' into the oven to be toasted again.


6. When it's nicely golden-brown/toasted, place some cucumber slices into the 'boat'...it makes the Tuna Boat taste yummier ;)


7. Finally, wrap the Tuna Boat in clear wrap & you're ready to get to work with some wholesome, home-made breakfast! :P


Bon apetit! :lol:

- Ruth


KL Coffee & Tea Festival

>> Saturday, November 24, 2007

Taken from: KL Coffee & Tea Festival 2007

KLCTFest_2007 The KL Coffee and Tea Festival 2007 is a three day celebration of everything related to coffee and tea. It showcases some of the finest coffees and teas brought together here in Kuala Lumpur by local and international companies.

With special samplings, fun coffee and tea related activities and great offers and discounts, it is an event not to be missed.

Date: December 7 - 9, 2007, Fri - Sun, 10 am - 10 pm (daily)
Place: Berjaya Convention Centre (6th Flr), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Among the many happenings at that festival are:

  • A Kung Fu Cha - demonstration
    A demonstration how Chinese Tea should be prepared. (Mandarin / English / Bahasa Malaysia)

  • Discussion - What makes a good cup of coffee

  • Sado - Japanese Tea Ceremony
    A re-enactment of a Japanese Tea Ceremony. (English / Mandarin)

  • Miss Coffee and Tea Competition

  • Talk - Cooking with tea

  • "Teh Tarik" Competition

  • How to brew the perfect cup of Coffee ... and many more!

For further information, check out the website

- Ruth


'Oi Sam' Sandwich-Maker Speaks...

Wow. I didn't know that our dear Anne wrote a post on the simple sandwich that I made! It was her birthday recently, & due to my degenerating brain cells, I've somewhat forgotten to get her a gift, thus the sandwich.

I had a sudden craving for sandwiches, so I called up a friend & we went shopping together at Carrefour, Alamanda, in Putrajaya, for ingredients to make the sandwiches. After work on Wednesday, I went back, changed, & hopped into her car, filled with excitement. Somehow, being stuck in Cyberjaya makes me miss my artsy side of life, where I could express my artsy-side through food ;)

So, there I was on Wednesday night, prowling in the fresh market area for my 'prey' i.e. vegie & meat. :lol: I'm very fussy when it comes to choosing ingredients for my food, so I think I took more than half an hour to get all the ingredients:

  • 1 box Fresh butterhead (lettuce-like vegie, hydroponically grown)

  • 4 Tomatoes

  • 1 medium-sized Carrot

  • 1 packet of 12-slices Cheddar cheese

  • 1 packet of 10 smoked sausages

  • 1 loaf of bread

  • grounded black pepper

  • mayonaise (I have this in the house)

I woke up early on thursday morning & started washing the vegie, cutting them up, spreading the stuff onto the bread, & placing them in the oven toaster to melt the cheese. Wow. It took me more than an hour to complete everything, including cutting the sandwiches & wrapping them up with glad wrap (no nice containers in my rented place). Oh yeah, I made 6 sandwiches for 6 different people, including myself. :D I was late for work!! *faints*

Eating the sandwiches brought an indescribable level of satisfaction to my soul. The joy of making THE sandwich & seeing others eating them happily is estatic. Teeheehee :D There will be more home-cooked food coming up when I get my own space in Cyberjaya. I'm temporarily staying at my friend's place, so I didn't bring all my necessary stuff here :P

Stay tuned!

- Ruth


'Oi Sam' Sandwich

>> Friday, November 23, 2007

This post is specially dedicated to Ruth. Thanks to her I had a fulfilling breakfast lunch at office today :D . Ruth specially made this sandwich (she called this 'oi sam' (love) sandwich) and drop it at my office this morning. It is so nice of her! *sob sob..so 'kam tung'.

Ruth must had a tough time wrapping the sandwich this morning :D

oi sam sandwich

Toast+hotdog+tomato+lettuce+mayo+sesame seed *yum yum
oi sam sandwich2
Thanks Ruth! muacckks! :D



Serious Hunt for Good Food

>> Tuesday, November 20, 2007

We apologize for the lack of updates & info on this site. Currently, the both of us have started on our first job & are very, very busy. We're both stuck in Cyberjaya (different companies), without any good food, nor are there any food at good prices. Boo... :(

Perhaps, the only nicer food is at Padi, a cafe-like place, situated opposite DHL & Fujitsu in Cyberjaya. This restaurant stands beside the Old Town cafe & is forever packed with faithful patrons. There are several factors why it has a generous amount of crowd:

1. It's the only better place for a meal.
2. The price is ok...cheapest is RM5.90 for a plate of Chicken Chop Rice (Chicken chop+rice+fried egg+a bit of vege)
3. It's opposite offices with a mass of hungry humans who don't want to drive all the way out of Cyberjaya for a meal i.e. lunch.

I'll try to get smoe pics of that place to upload to this site. In time to come, we hope to pounce on some food stops near Cyberjaya to introduce Cyberjaya's better meal places to our faithful readers ;) Do stay tuned!

- Ruth


Trip Back to Kuantan, 20-23 October 2007

>> Thursday, November 1, 2007

Anne & I were back in Kuantan last weekend for our industrial training presentation. The trip back was a very refreshing one, despite the minor load of the presentation :) It was a pity that Anne couldn’t join some friends & I on a short holiday prior to our presentation as she was not feeling well at that time. We were in Bentong, Kuantan, Kemaman (Terengganu), & Karak for the 4days 3nights trip :P

Below are snap shots of our little trip:

Day 1, 20th October 2007
– Stopped by at Bentong around lunch time for the famous ice kacang. This little coffee shop is situated at the main road of Bentong, opposite the Bentong bus terminal. A bowl of ‘ice kacang special’ costs RM3.50. The ice cream is ‘home-made’! Really delicious! :P

Bentong Ice Kacang

- Stayed at Holiday Villa on our first night at Cherating. The chalet that we stayed in was cosy & it was directly facing the swimming pool!!

Outside our chalet: Joey, Yo, Ruth

- The weather on our 1st day was nice :) We had a lot of fun at the beach!

Ruth, Wen, Joey

- We drove to a place called Pantai Cherating, about 20 minutes from Holiday Villa, for dinner that night. The name of the restaurant is ‘Can’t Forget Seafood Restaurant’. Interesting name, eh? Indeed, the yummy food there is something that we won’t forget! :lol: After dinner, we actually did something quite interesting :D We went on a trip to see the fireflies. The fee/person was RM15 for a one-hour boat ride…*wah* It was kinda fun, but the mosquito bites were really something that we didn’t enjoy at all!

Directions to Can’t Forget Restaurant from Holiday Villa:
1. Holiday Villa on your right, go straight for about 10-15 min.
2. When you see a sign that reads ‘Pantai Cherating’ on your left, take the first right turning immediately.
3. Go all the way straight. You’ll see Cherating Bay Resort on your right & Residence Inn on your left. Keep going straight. You’ll pass a horse ranch on your left.
4. Take the right turning after the horse ranch. You’ll see a lot of small restaurants on both sides of the road. Keep going straight.
5. Almost to the end of the road, you’ll see the ‘Can’t Forget Seafood Restaurant’ on your right!


Seafood Tom Yam (~ RM15)

Marmite Prawns (~ RM15)

Kam Heong Style Crabs (RM17 for ½ kg)

Stir-fried Choy Sum with Salted Fish (~ RM8)

Fried Squid Rings (~ RM10)

Joey, promoting the restaurant

Yo & I in front of the restaurant

Boat trips available

Activities available at the beach area

Day 2, 21st October 2007
- I woke up early to catch the sunrise before heading off to the nearby Malay stall for some good nasi dagang :P The view of the sunrise was pretty! If I had woken up earlier, I would have caught an even nicer view…




Lovely Waves at Cherating

Nasi Dagang


- While I went out to church that day, the rest went to Kemaman. They visited the famous Hai Peng Kopitiam, went to a very beautiful beach called Pantai Teluk Mak Nik, & even had the chance to see how batik is made!

Vietnamese Coffee at Hai Peng, Kemaman
(This is how the coffee is brewed. The coffee beans are grinded & placed on a special filter, while the coffee slower trickles into the cup. Professionally, the cup should be transparent, but this is a typical kopitiam… :lol: )


Pantai Teluk Mak Nik



- After church, I had a taste of the famous cendol in Kuantan. This stall is parked outside a row of shops along Jalan Beserah. It’s not that difficult to locate it, but you just have to be observant to spot this stall ;) The prices are very reasonable, so no worries!


Cendol Campur (RM1.20/bowl): shaved ice in coconut milk & brown sugar, served with green cendol, jelly bits, soft red beans, sweet corn, & peanuts.

Cendol Campur Pulut (RM1.50/bowl): shaved ice in coconut milk & brown sugar, served with green cendol, jelly bits, soft red beans, sweet corn, peanuts, & baked glutinous rice

Day 3, 22nd October 2007
- Before checking in to the next hotel, Vistana Hotel, Kuantan, 3 of us friends headed to Hai Peng Kopitiam, Kuantan, for some coffee. Hai Peng, Kuantan, is situated opposite Public Bank & Am Bank in Kuantan. I can’t recall the road name, but it’s a road apart (parallel) from Jalan Besar. According to Joey, this branch of Hai Peng serves better toast & somewhat more fragrant coffee as compared to the Kemaman branch.

Hai Peng’s Ice Coffee

Toast bread (lightly wholemeal) with Butter and Kaya

Half-boiled Eggs

Delicious bread & coffee!

- In the evening, we went to Teluk Cempedak (TC) for a stroll & supposedly to climb some rocks, but the weather didn’t permit us to do so in the end *aww*

Joey & Ruth at TC

Ruth & Yo on top of some rocks

- We had dinner at a cozy restaurant called ‘The Cottage’, on the row of shops before Public Bank & Am Bank. Joey wanted to have the petai fried beehoon, which is only available in Kuantan in 2 places, Meng Yang coffee shop (closed that night), & The Cottage.

Petai Fried Rice (yeah, she changed her mind)

Claypot Loh Shu Fun

Seafood Tom Yam (the one at Can’t Forget Seafood Restaurant is still much better)

Day 4, 22nd October 2007
- Before heading back to uni for our presentation, we made our final food-stop, roti canai at Kubang Buaya. This stall is a really humble Malay stall & no one would have ever known of its existence, but I assure you that it serves pretty delicious roti canai at just RM0.70! The stall is located at Jalan Kubang Buaya 56.

Roti Canai (RM0.70/piece)

Roti Telur (RM1.30/piece)

The Roti Canai Stall

- After our presentation, which was in the late afternoon, we spent some time with some friends at the cafeteria before heading back to Petaling Jaya. The journey home was a very peaceful one & the entire 4days 3nights was certainly a trip that we’ll cherish for a long, long time.

The journey home…

- Ruth

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