Saturday, 15 September 2012

Fusilli Pasta with White Sauce



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Fusilli Pasta with White Sauce
For Pasta:
  • 1 Pack of Fusilli Pasta
  • saltvegetable
  • margarine
  • water

Sauce:
  • 2 spoons margarine
  • 10 shrimps
  • 2 clove minced garlic
  • finely diced onion
  • sliced or chopped mushrooms
  • water
  • cornstarch (dissolve in cold water)
  • soy sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste

For Garnishing
  • fresh chopped parsley
  • red cili

Method

For Pasta:
Put water in a pot to boil, when it starts to boil add fusilli and let to boil for about 10 -15 minutes. When fusilli pasta has turned soft and ready, drain the water and add 2-3 tablespoons of margarine in the fusilli pasta and mix.

For Sauce:
·         Heat in a pot 2 spoons of margarine, add shrimps to fry for 2 minutes, add garlic,
and onion for 2 more minutes and add the sliced or chopped mushrooms, water and allow to cook for 5-10 minutes. At the end add the cornstarch, soy sauce and salt and pepper to taste.

Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and red cili.
Tips: A good recipe for vegetarian`s lovers also, just take out the shrimps from recipe. 


Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Fried noodles ( Mee goreng)

Fried noodles ( Mee goreng)
Fried noodles ( Mee goreng)
Fried noodles ( Mee goreng) is  a Malaysian common favorite dish. Can be eaten any time as breakfast, lunch or dinner...

For Malaysians, noodles are alternatives to the rice as the main meal.

It is being sold almost any where in the country, in street stalls, mamak stalls, restaurants and even hotels.

A plate of Fried noodles ( Mee goreng) would cost around RM4 - RM5, depending on the additional add-ins (fried eggs, shrimps or fried chicken)

The fried noodles is made with thin spaghetti like yellow noodles, fried with garlic, onion, prawn, squids, chicken,  beef, chili, cabbages, tomatoes, egg and bean sprouts.





Ingredients:
  • oil for fry
  • 100 gram chicken boneless
  • 10 shrimps
  • 1 pack of yellow noodles ( soak for 10 minutes in hot water prior to fry)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 onion
  • 1 red cili 
  • 1 tomato
  • thick soy sauce
  • cili sauce
  • salt and sugar to taste 
  • 4-5 spinach leaves

For garnishing (optional) : red chili, cucumber and lime.

Method:

Soak the yellow noodles for 10 minutes in hot water prior to fry, drain the water before frying process.

Heat on medium heat in a wok the oil for fry add the garlic, onion, chili (all sliced).
Fry for 2-3 minutes until fragrant. Then add the tomato slices..let for 2 minutes. Add the chicken (cut into small pieces) and the shrimp...allow to fry for 5 minutes...

Add the cili sauce, soy sauce, salt and sugar stir until form a paste like...add the yellow noddles and mix all together keep stir and fry for 5 more minutes, at the end add an egg inside and keep stir until the egg is cooked and mixed good in the fried noodles, add 4-5 spinach leaves(cut into small pieces)

When the fried noodles are ready garnish with red cili, cucumber, lime. (optional).







 







Sunday, 9 September 2012

Petronas Towers or Petronas Twin Towers

Petronas Towers or  Petronas Twin Towers
Petronas Towers or  Petronas Twin Towers
Petronas Towers or  Petronas Twin Towers
Petronas Towers or  Petronas Twin Towers
When hear about Malaysia, the thought flies to Petronas Towers or  Petronas Twin Towers, which is a twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur.  You can see them from almost anywhere in the city in Kuala Lumpur.
They have a special and unique design.

Situated in between the two towers is a shopping complex, Suria KLCC, which houses all range of products, both luxurious and common brands, art gallery, a philharmonic theater and aquarium.

On 41st floor of the twin towers is a sky bridge which connects the two Towers. Visitors are only permitted on this floor. All other floors are occupied by offices prohibited to visitors.

The Petronas Towers or  Petronas Twin Towers are one of the best attraction for tourist in Kuala Lumpur.

At night the twins towers has outstanding view, fully lightened and great for some photo shots.

In the vicinity, there is also a green Park. The KLCC Park features: the Lake Symphony, Jogging Track and Foot path, Ornamental Water Features, Children Playground and Mosque.








Saturday, 8 September 2012

Breaded fish fillet with Coleslaw and fries

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Breaded fish fillet with Coleslaw and fries
Breaded fish fillet with Coleslaw and fries
Ingredients:
  • Oil for deep fry
  •  Fish fillet
  •  Flour
  •  Bread crumbs
  •  Egg
  •  Lemon juice from a lemon
  •  Salt
  • Pepper

Directions:

Mix flour, bread crumbs, salt and pepper. Separately, in a bowl beat the egg.
Heat the oil for fry in a pan. Dip the fish fillet in the flour mixture, followed subsequently in the beaten egg and place into frying pan and fry both sides until golden brown, from time to time pour lemon juice on the breaded fish.

Serve with: Coleslaw and fries.



Saturday, 1 September 2012

My first experience in a Malay cooking class: the famous Nasi Lemak

Everyone knows: the way to a man's love is through his belly.
Everyone knows: the way to a man's love is through his belly.
As most of the Europeans we believe with the saying that the way to a man`s love is through his stomach...and i do believe in it! It`s a great feeling to cook with your own hands and your loves ones to enjoy the food...maybe these days it is more popular to have a maid or just to go eat out...as in Malaysia it is still affordable to eat outside.

Sometimes I too enjoy to eat outside...but not all the times as the food may vary and not according to my taste and when this happens, I always say to my self, "I can cook better...".

As a Romanian, it is shamefully to not knowing how to cook, we enjoy looking at our mom or grandmothers cooking....but not everybody enjoy it due to:
  • Lack of cooking  knowledge or experience
  • Laziness
  • Careers
  • Tiring
  • Pride
I started to cook Malay food referring to Cookbooks and Internet...but i always had in my mind to attend to some professional cooking class...after few searches on Google i found Lazat Cooking Class in Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, I was honored to book a menu class and to participate in my first malay cooking class.

The class started around 8:30 am with a morning walk to the wet market, getting familiar with the Malaysian vegetables, spices, fruits and many more...

The cooking class starts at around 10 am, with the traditional nasi lemak (the rice: which is a fragrant rice dish cooked in coconut milk and "pandan" leaf commonly found in Malaysia), Kuih Cara (Savoury Meat Filled Cups), Sambal Tumis Udang (Prawn in Sambal Sauce) and Sago Gula Melaka (Sago Pudding With Palm Sugar).

The class went smoothly, a great atmosphere and kindness from the chefs/trainers...the class conducted was a real cooking class, not just a demo...was really enjoyed grinding the cili, onion, garlic in the traditional mortar, which is known in Malay as the "Lesung Batu"....everybody prepared their own ingredients for the dishes at their respective cooking station.



Cooking station
Lesung (Mortar)

 

The Attendees were Australians, a Japanese and  me (Romanian).

I recommend this experience  to any one interested in cooking. I do improve my nasi lemak cooking...


To reach Lazat you can check their site: 
http://www.malaysia-klcookingclass.com


Everyone knows: the way to a man's love is through his belly.

Everyone knows: the way to a man's love is through his belly.