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The Difference In Pricing Between Two Shops

THE DIFFERENCE.... Two different shops, more or less the same food and a big difference in pricing.  The first shop we went a couple of weeks ago was in town, famous for their fried fish to be eaten with porridge.  We ordered 3 dishes for 4 of us and the price was alarmingly high considering the dishes had nothing to shout about.  
Then few days ago we went to another shop in Falim, called Wong Zheng, we ordered 3 dishes too, almost the same as the one mentioned above.  The food here is much nicer and the price is reasonable too.  Summary:  we compared the food and the price and came to a conclusion that we would not be going back to the first shop but will continue to frequent the second.  LOL.... I guess Ipohians are like that... where food is nice and reasonable, the shop will flourish and on the other hand, if the food is so-so but expensive, we might not go there anymore.  
First shop.... 

Braised Yam and this is much more tastier....  For these three dishes, the bill came to Rm67... …

Banana Cupcakes And Sardine Bread Pizza

FOODIE IN THE HOUSE.... On two separate days, I did some baking, sweet and savoury for the youngsters.  Only by requests... LOL... by now, I do not have to refer to the recipe for the banana cake.   This time the portion turned out lesser, instead of 8 paper cups, the ingredients was only enough for 7.  Funny, right?   110 gm butter 70 gm brown sugar 2 large eggs 100 gm self raising flour 80 gm banana 30 gm mixed nuts
Mixed nuts... walnuts, almond flakes and pecan....  Butter, Prego, sardines, red pepper and mozzarella

Hairstyles And Wigs To Suit Our Face

There is a saying that the most important feature on a human is the hair when it comes to looking beautiful.  Needless to say most of us are born with beautiful and natural hair and we do want to look even better especially for ladies.  The best option to have a better look and beauty is to don some pretty full lace wigs and changing our current hairstyles to be more sophisticated.  As the song goes, "Girls just wanna have fun."  Yes, indeed we like to enjoy making up when it comes to physical appearance.  We like to have a makeover every now and then, on our hairstyles, faces, attires, shoes etc. etc.... to sum it up, we like to have a real changeover from our top to our bottom! In this post, let's talk about our natural human hair.  Not everyone of us have perfect hair texture and hairstyle.  We like to have a style that suits our contour of our face.  In order to do so, we can have these hair extensions, a far more natural look than any synthetic hair.  With natural h…

Korean Kimchi With Gaozi Dumplings

KOREAN MIXED.... 
The youngsters love Korean food, they made their own "kimchi" and brought a big jar home.  They taught me how to enjoy eating it and with addition to the kimchi soup previously, this time they made dumplings aka Gaozi in Chinese.  
To make the dumplings, they need minced meat, chives (ku chai), sesame oil, salt... and what else?? Oh yeah, a packet of Korean/Japanese pastry wrappers.... there are 26 pieces inside a packet.   And here is the hardest part.... wrapping up the Gaozi... I am amazed that my girl can do that... so gently, some more!  I tried with my clumsy fingers.... and ended up getting odd shapes...  These are done by dainty fingers....  Odd shape ones are done by yours truly...  but I have them hidden somewhere... hehehee... Next.. get the kimchi soup boiling.... And then put the dumplings and let them boil again...  Yummy... yummy.... I was salivating by then....  I boiled some a couple of misua bought from Sitiawan.....  First round.... so yummy good!! …

Making Buns Out Of Breadmaker

UNEXPECTEDLY MY BUNS WERE "CREATED"...... not meant to be....

My first breadmaker Khind conked out last year, then I borrowed my sister's breadmaker, a Tesco brand in March before the lockdown.  I think I just used 3-4 times during the lockdown.  Yesterday I took it out again to make a loaf of bread, halfway through the kneading process, it suddenly became quiet.  Sensing something wrong, I switched it off and restarted the process again and it just wouldn't butt move... OH OH... KAPUT!! 

The kneading was half-way done, I left it to proof for an hour before I took it out and started kneading manually.  Left it to proof for another 15 minutes before I made them into balls... The chances of getting nice buns is 50/50 cos I followed the breadmaker recipe, not the manual one.  I dare not put the diced nuts and raisins into the dough, I should have and now I wonder why I did not... instead I sprinkled them on top of the buns before they went into the oven.  No pictures we…

Breakfast In Bercham And Ampang, Ipoh

NEW PLACES... my neighbour took us to two new places, he is really a food explorer, he goes here and there to try out new places.  During this Covid19 season, he helped to buy breakfast and now with the lockdown lifted, he took us to see these places for ourselves.  After that, I told my friends and they picked me to these places to take breakfast.  Sounds kind of confusing?  LOL...

Anyway, it is nice to try new food at new places, not the regular ones which we used to go....
Bought at a corner coffeeshop in Ampang, Ipoh... 4 for one ringgit...  I thought there was no more such pricing for fried stuff...  I ordered this bowl of noodles at Swi Sang coffeeshop... RM6.50 Curry noodles with roasted pork... all covered by the greens... RM5.50 The Pan Mee is nice too... RM5.50 Taken at Great Wall, Bercham... Confinement noodles it is called... RM6 or RM6.50... cannot remember already... Beneath the egg are some fried pork balls....  I don't really like the soup though...  I thought they…