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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…
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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…

Three Meals In A Day

FOOD FOR THOUGHTS... and I do that when I go to sleep each night.  My thoughts will be on food for the next day, what do I want to eat, what shall I cook and sometimes I end up feeling hungry just by thinking of them and drinking a mug of oats to ease the hunger.  
I went out for breakfast with my friend last Monday, she wanted to send her car for repair and I have to pick her up from the mechanic.  It was quite far from my place and we took our breakfast in a new place called One Bowl Each or something like that.  I must ask my friend for the correct name.... and we ordered these...  I took the vegetable soup with the fried pork patties.... I like these patties.. very crispy and nice... RM6 per bowl.... Full till dinner! Lunch for the next day....  I braised some ribs with carrots and I opened a small can of abalones...  Eaten with one plate of greens cooked with the mushrooms... And a plate of grains mixed with basmati rice.... These two dishes were enough for my lunch and dinner.... Food don…

Reanaclaire's Homecooked Curry Chicken

CURRY MODE... I went to the market this morning, my fridge was practically empty, it had to be refilled with meat and greens.  In a matter of 15 minutes, my marketing was done.  My residential market is very small and rectangular shaped, from one end to the other, it takes only one or two minutes to walk.  Though the stuff sold are slightly higher than those bigger markets, I prefer to come here, so clean and convenient plus easy parking.  
Bought 4 chicken thighs, one kampung chicken, some vegetables and bananas and that was it.  So what did I plan to cook today?  Curry chicken!  I went to my left and right neighbour to pluck some curry leaves and kaffir leaves to enhance the curry.  This time I cook the curry with fresh milk instead of santan, the market has no fresh santan and I am lazy to drive all the way to the main market to get some.  Moreover, there is still one cup of fresh milk left from the carton.....  4 thighs and 4 potatoes in my shogun wok... Oh by the way, I bought this …

Signs A Sand Filter Isn’t Working In A Swimming Pool Filtration System

Everyone enjoys using the pool when the weather is exceptionally warm. Some even like to indulge in the cool months if the water temperature is just right, whether it be strictly for recreational purposes or therapeutic. A pool requires substantial maintenance and adequate upkeep to keep it functioning correctly, particularly ensuring that the water remains free of debris, dirt, and particles.  A critical component of a swimming pool is the filtration system, visit https://bluewaterspoolservices.com/pool-filter/  to view examples. One such method is the sand filter, which helps capture fallen leaves, grass, insects, and other particles. In order to keep the pool at peak cleanliness and within safety limits, it’s crucial to know whether the system is functioning optimally or if it needs cleaning or replacement. Signs Indicating A Sand Filter Is Not Functioning ProperlyWhen a sand filter is not functioning, you may begin to notice that the water is not as clean as it usually is. It would …

Dinner For Six At Soo Har Yee Restaurant, Bercham Ipoh

SOO HAR YEE is the name of this restaurant, it reminded me of Stephen Chow's movie in which he portrayed a Beggar with this name too.  That is how I remember the name of this restaurant, famous for their soft bread.  We have three choices of fillings, curry chicken, prawns or crabs and we opted for spicy sweet prawns for our dinner last Friday.  
With the Covid19 still lingering, this restaurant was affected as well.  Those days this place was filled to the brim and on that day, we were the first customers even though it was already 6.30pm.  Business does look bleak nowadays.... 
There were 6 of us and we ordered the following dishes to fill our tummies.....  Their signature bread... soft and nice....  The prawns are fresh and the sauce was out of the world...  Simply the Best! This is called "Chew Yim Pai Kwat" meaning salty meatbones But it came out sweet and there was no bones...  Perhaps we got the name wrong or we expected something else which is salty...  It tasted like BBQ…

A Seven Hours Itinerary In Ipoh

ON A WEEKEND... and that was Saturday, just yesterday, two of my friends came from the north.  It was just a day trip.  They arrived at 11.30am, parked their car in my house and I became their tour guide for the day.  LOL... Before that, I did some research on what to eat, they wanted local food and I try to squeeze as much as I could in a matter of few hours.
Firstly, I took them to town to try the famous chicken rice, Pak Kong is the name of the shop.  We ordered a two persons portion for the four of us.  Need to save some space in our tummy for other food.  No photos taken, we ordered a mixed combination of roasted chicken, steamed chicken and roasted pork, plus two side dishes of Achah and salted vegetables (kiam chye).
After we finished our lunch, we walked around the vicinity to get some food stuff such assalted chicken and Ipoh famous cookies.  Next, I took them to old town where the tourists go... Concubine Lanes... got some egg tarts and iced white coffee from Nam Heong to drin…