Monday, August 19, 2013

Chilli & lemon

Just cooked sayur tumis and I must say, it's delicious!!! As usual, I just throw anything I want in, and it turned okay! (This does not occur very often)

That's saying something because like my mom, we don't really like like the food that we made ourselves. Much contrary to those we eat the food will say. Well except mine... Not much comment is made...


Here's the recipe for those who are interested. Which I account for 45% of my readership which makes the total number of people who are interested by this post approximately 0.45 person(s). Hope all of you enjoy.

Lemongrass (Serai)
Some chillis
Oyster sauce
Soy sauce
Any veges (today I used baby corn, kacang pajang and carrots)

1. Heat up the pan, heat up the oil as usual.
NOOB TIP: What I learned from Dapur Bujang. To know if the oil/pan is hot enough, hover your hand over the pan. If it feels hot, it's hot enough. And the amount of oil, approximate your bahan tumis to the oil. Excess oil is not healthy. 1-2 sudu should be enough.

2. If you are near as lazy as I am you would not hassle with any bawang. So just tumis the ginger slices and then the chopped lemongrass. This should be real quick if not the bahan tumis will be hangus.

3. Oyster sauce (about 2 tbsp), some soy sauce (not too much!). I like to put salt at this point because if you put salt after all the veges, it will not be as thorough. But not too much salt in this recipe as oyster and soy sauce combined is masin enough.

4. Put a little water in because I bet the bahan tumis will be almost hangus at this point.
NOOB TIP: To avoid the food you're cooking (especially goreng/tumis-ing) from hangus, put water in.

5. Put in chopped chillies. I put some more ginger and lemongrass here at this point... I really don't know what I'm doing half the time I'm cooking anything really.

6. Put the veges in. The hard-to-layu ones first. The baby corns should be really cooked.

7. Squirtz some lemon juice according to your liking.

8. Add some salt/soy sauce/more lemon juice accordingly. Turn off the heat...


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Skin deep.

Well, here's a post after months. Firstly, Ramadhan Kareem! Secondly, I'm back in Malaysia!

Now, on to the ranting of the sudden epiphany for a midnight inspiration post.

The source of inspiration is an excerpt from Lisa Unger's "Beautiful Lies" that I came across on Tumblr.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Of getting tagged

Getting tagged by Mariy. So here goes:

  1. Post these rules.
  2. Write 11 things about yourself.
  3. Create 11 new questions for those you want to tag.
  4. Choose 11 bloggers to be tagged (wow how am i going to find 11 of them ._. )and link them the post.
  5. You are not allowed to tag back.
11 things about myself
1. Ugh I hate getting asked about myself because I'm not a very interesting person, to be honest. Okay, that's valid as point number one. 

2. A Potterhead (since I was 7 or 8) and always will be. It's sad not getting updates about the series anymore.

3. Dentist-to-be, in shaa Allah. Currently pursuing my Bachelor degree at Alexandria University.

4. A total nerd. I follow any superhero movies, Star Wars and Star Trek (DON'T JUDGE ME ON THIS ONE, IT'S NOT WRONG TO LIKE THEM BOTH, OKAY), Lord of The Rings, Narnia and the like.

5. I'm planning to put on 5-7 kilos.

6. I like lemon-flavoured Mentos. I wish they sell them as a sole flavour.

7. I hope to be a better servant to Allah, in shaa Allah. Studying in Egypt opens many opportunities, to be honest. It doesn't mean that you can't be better if you live nowhere near an Anbiyaa country, but sometimes, the biah and the kind of people around you helps for you to change for the better, inshaa Allah.

8. I love Yasmin Mogahed's writings. I had the chance to attend her talk at UM last year.

9. The singers that I never get tired of their songs at any given time are Birdy, Dawud Wharnsby Ali, and well, that's about what I can think of at the moment. And songs like Bee Gee's "You Win Again" and Counting Crow's "Big Yellow Taxi" etc.

10. My ringtone is Imagine Dragon's "On Top of the World".

11. I miss my little siblings so much, and little kids in general. Seeing children on the street sometimes could really light me up after a long day.

Can I not do the rest hua hua huar

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Hi again


I don't know if I should address my sudden comeback to the blogosphere, ok not really a sphere, or anything that denotes "a community", because really, I'm just one of those kids sitting in a lowly corner, just a spectator, really. OK, I really have no clue where I'm going with this, so I'm just going to upload a bunch of pictures.

Believe it not (the pictures are coming up real soon) I'm studying in Egypt. After a year or so in a local pre-U, supposedly to continue my degree at a designated local institution, it was not for me. I didn't get the course I wanted, Alhamdulillah nonetheless. Still remembered I posted almost three years ago (wow, really) about me pursuing dentistry here. I thought it was just a wild dream. So, here I am, Alhamdulillah I get to pursue dentistry. Never thought it'd be a reality albeit under different conditions. Allah has His plans and I'm going to do the best that I can, insha Allah.

At the roof of the flat where we live. Just peering over a gaping hole 17 storeys high, no big deal.

 No clear motives identified of me jumping to reach Alexander the Great's head.
 The majestic Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

 Heading over to Cairo to get on a bus to Aswan-Abu Simbel-Luxor-Hurghada for winter break.
 Ramses Station.
 At Dewan Malaysia Abbasiah in Cairo.
 Hey. a camel.
Abu Simbel Temple.

 Karnak Temple.
 ATV Quad Bike or something at Hurghada (I didn't join the Safari Trip because I was sick so I stayed at the hotel, and I was Rebecca Bloomwood shopping at designer stores for a good 6 hours while they were gone)

Out for Amira's 20th birthday.
 Out for Afriza's 22nd birthday.
 Made Honey-Grilled Chicken for Eid-ul-Adha.

Cycling at Makmurah and Muntazah Park and peering over King Farouk's Palace.

Semester 1 is already over and I'm currently in a 3-week winter break, preparing (ok not really) for Semester 2. Pray for me to do my best for this year for the Asian dream of getting a scholarship for my coming years here, insha Allah.