Sunday, July 31, 2011

McDonald's Grilled Chicken Burger

Grilled Chicken Burger is a leaner, healthier burger seasoned with herbs and spices to make it more interesting and different. It is low calories, low fat and high in protein. If you do not want to load yourself up on fat that comes in deep-fried patties, opt for the healthier grilled chicken burgers.

Grilled Chicken Burger

Whole piece of chicken thigh meat, delicately seasoned in a home-style marinade and served on a sesame bun. Burger has never been so flavourful because you deserve nothing less.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Ah Kuang Curry Noodle @ Station Road, Taiping.

Ask any Taiping lang about this curry noodle stall which shares the same premise as the Ceylonese Association in Taiping, they can easily list out all the goodness of this curry noodle. The one thing special about this curry noodle is the creamy curry which is cooked to the right consistency to coat every strand of noodle and side dishes as you fish them out of the pool of soup. By merely opening your mouth to wolf down the noodle is not recommended here as you miss the most remarkable moment along the pathway of enjoying this heavenly bowl of noodle. By simply slurping the noodle and allow the curry to incorporate with the molecules in the atmosphere, it gives rise to the ultimate satisfaction of your taste buds when the full-bodied flavour of the curry reaches the peak of its taste. So, can you imagine how good this bowl of unpretentious noodle is?

A regular bowl of curry noodle costs RM3.00

Generously topped with big chunks of chicken and fresh chilli.

Ah Kuang Noodle Stall
19, Jalan Station (beside The Ceylonese Association)
34000 Taiping, Perak, Malaysia.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Bake your own biscotti

The Italian word "biscotto" means "biscuit". When you break the word into two syllables, they are literally translated as "baking twice". Baking the biscuit twice requires lots of care and patience but it guarantees a crisp texture from its unique shape. The baking method is not too complicated as you think. All you need to do is to shape the dough into a log, bake the entire dough in the oven till the dough hardens but not cooked. Remove the dough from the oven and slice it diagonally. Arrange the biscuit slices neatly on a baking tray and return the biscuit to the oven to continue baking till it is completely cooked. Despite being time consuming and tedious, biscotti remains the most popular snack in some typical Italian cafes. Of course, one can always pay to enjoy some equally good bakery-made biscotti but the satisfaction one would get from making it yourself simply overweighs the store-bought biscotti. To bake or not to bake, that's the question.

Starbucks Almond Biscotti @ RM4.00

Viennese Coffee

Perfect for afternoon tea

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Pride of Tanzania

Starbucks Tanzania, a medium-bodied brew with a crisp, clean flavour and pleasing black currant and citrus notes. Grown in East Africa's fertile Rift Valley, the Tanzania bean has a distinctive flavour of both floral and citrus. The citrusy taste of this coffee gives rise to the fragrant aroma and pleasant after taste. Allow the fluid to coat the entire mouth cavity to unseal the sweetness of currant. This coffee provides a soothing sensation to your palate as you allow ample time for the fluid to flow gracefully down your throat.

Tanzania Coffee (RM6.50), Mushroom Melt (RM12.90) and Almond Biscotti (RM4.00).

Melt the cheese before it melts your heart...

Enjoy at your own leisure.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

My lovely bunch of students!

4A4, the 10th class of the Fourth Form, is commonly branded as 'incurable' (mou tuck gow). I used to have the same preconception towards this kind of students who are academically weak, before I was assigned to the class beginning of the year. "What? 4A4? Why me???"

Nonetheless, they made me realise that becoming the form teacher of the weakest class is truly a blessing to me. They are a unique bunch of pupils whom I would gladly call them "The lovely ones". We can communicate with one another very well and I have developed a special feeling towards them. Our relationships are built on trust and respect.

The conclusion is: They may be poor in their academic but they are generally good at heart. Unlike the excellent students who are disdainfully proud, snobbish, deceptive, manipulative etc., they are far more truthful and sincere. I enjoy teaching them, as they know how to appreciate me and my effort. I love them, and I always treasure all those wonderful moments we have together.

4A4 does not stand for 4 Art 4 but 4 Angels 4!

You guys are simply the best...

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Viennese Coffee

Vienna-style roasting, toasts the exquisite beans to perfection by creating a deep brown and medium dark roast. The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Viennese Blend is mellow, smooth and delicately nuanced with hints of chocolate. Thanks to its unique style of coffee roasting in Vienna, this dark and distinctive coffee guarantees a satisfying balance and depth.

The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Viennese Blend - medium-bodied with a rich aroma, full flavour and nuances of chocolate.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Bread to die for!

Just for sharing!

So so so many types of bread...

Mayo Sausage Bun

Bamboo Charcoal Bun

Chocolate chip muffin. cranberry muffin and banana muffin.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Home Delivery Dim Sum

When one of the family members is not keen on going out for breakfast on a lovely Sunday morning, you are left with no choice but to order a take away so that the entire family can sit together for breakfast. (At home, of course!) Of all the food choices available, the most convenient food for a take-away order usually comprises of noodle or rice as all the side dishes can be packed together in one container or plastic bag. As the only daughter in the family, my filial duty is to ensure the two old folks obtain all the essential nourishments from their meals and remain excited for the surprise they would get at the same time.

I am always on the go and enjoy challenging my own limitations by turning the "impossible" into "I'm possible". I've proven myself again by turning the unimaginable into reality.

Dim Sum for three!

Pork dumplings / Siew Mai @ RM2.60

Prawn dumplings / Har Kau @ RM2.60

Steamed rice rolls / Chee Cheong Fun @ RM3.00

Steamed barbecued bun / Char Siew Pau @ RM1.50

Steamed glutinous rice with chicken / Loh Mai Kai @ RM2.60

Deep-fried taro puff / Woo Kok @ RM2.50

Steamed thousand layer sponge cake / Ma Lai Koh @ RM3.00

Egg Tart / Darn Tat @ RM1.50

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Baumkūchen バウムクーヘン

Baumkūchen / バウムクーヘン / 年輪蛋糕 is the most popular layered cake in Japan. The making of this cake involves a high level of skill and a few complicated steps.
1. Brush even layers of batter on the spit and then rotate the spit around a heat source.
2. Pour a new layer of batter when the initial layer turns brown.
3. Remove the cake from the spit when all the batter has been used up.
4. Cut the cake vertically into 2-inch rings.

The golden rings which resemble the annual growth rings on a tree give the cake its German name Baumkūchen (literally translated as log cake).


A product of Levain Boulangerie Patisserie

You can identify the age of this cake by counting its annual growth rings. *lol

Friday, July 22, 2011

Excellent Service Award

One of my colleagues was nominated for the Excellent Service Award (Anugerah Perkhidmatan Cemerlang - APC). The award is conferred to eligible government servants who have shown excellent performance and contributed to the effective teaching and learning of the school. As expected, she is one of the lucky ones and will soon receive her award and RM1,000. I am so happy for her so I celebrated her joy by baking some coffee egg tarts for her.

Coffee Egg Tarts

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Are you expecting me?

Thursday, commonly denoted as a non-tuition day, has lately been declared "Pam's Starbucks Day". Everyone is expecting me... Yes, everyone including the well-trained coffee barista, his gracious assistant, and all coffee enthusiasts who recognise their fellow comrades by the contentment in their eyes. If you happen to be one of them, please meet me here. We shall talk, over cups of nice brew, till we see our destiny fulfilled, with precious drops of coffee... See you at Starbucks, my friend.

Coffee by the Press @ RM15.80
Choice of beans: French Roast

Beauty captured in a split second

Kapitan Chicken Curry Pie @ RM7.50

The flavour experience far outweighs the flakiness of the pastry

Almond Biscotti (complimentary)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Simplicity is the key to Perfection

Come catch the little gem of a simple breakfast one can easily grab to brighten you day and enhance your mood. I am the lucky one and always get up in time for the freshest aroma in town.

Sausage McMuffin with Egg @ RM5.10

Simplicity at its best... Muffin toasted to golden perfection and looked great on any table.

Chicken sausage, fresh farm egg and cheese in a freshly toasted English muffin

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Take my breakfast to heart...

I'm immersed in the joy of preparing delicious breakfast at home. My breakfast philosophy is as simple as creating a cosy place and time setting which I could enjoy staying in myself so my dining table is laid with sophisticated purple mat, gorgeous looking bread and the strongest ever cuppa...

Home cooked continental breakfast
(croissant, focaccia bread, scrambled eggs and sausage)

Store-bought wholemeal butter rolls @ RM0.70 each

Home-brew French Roast

Monday, July 18, 2011

Independence Day

Being sick for nearly 3 weeks as a result of bacterial infection. Coughing non-stop throughout nights, feeling feverish all the time and losing my voice for weeks made it so difficult for me to carry out my normal teaching duty. Could no longer stand the discomfort, I had to resort to visiting a doctor in the government clinic. Guess what? The lousy doctor ordered a TB (tuberculosis) test and sent me to the lab for the sputum test. What the hxxx??? I ignored the doctor and left the clinic without leaving any samples behind.

Today is my independence day as I have finally recovered from the persistent cough that had been tormenting me for such a long time. It's time to compensate my loss for I have been craving some hot and spicy food for ages. Let's begin with a bowl of hot hot Mee Rebus! Yippee! *grin*

Mee Rebus @ RM4.50


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Wong Kok Char Chan Teng: Revisit

Talked about Hong Kong style food, Wong Kok Char Chan Teng is not the most outstanding cafe. With limited choice of restaurants in Ipoh, Wong Kok is the only place that serves typical Hongkee style food. We went to De Garden for lunch and found customers overflow in queues . In spite of being packed to the brim, we somehow managed to get a table for three in less than five minutes.

Shrimp paste toast @ RM5.90

Yang Zhou style fried rice @ RM9.20

Baked rice with pork chop and shrimp paste @ RM13.80

Boiled almond dessert with raw egg @ RM4.50

Mango and honey dew dessert @ RM8.50

Red bean and sago drink @ RM5.80
Wong Kok Char Chan Teng
G-R-17 & 18A & 5, De Garden,
No 3, Persiaran Medan Ipoh, Medan Ipoh,
31400 Ipoh, Perak.
Tel : 05 - 545 1592


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