Thursday, May 29, 2008

I did it my way....

I received one of the best news yesterday in the email! Rose is coming to town and I am so happy and excited! I think I might even be more excited than Rose herself. Rose and I known each other since we were babes (as in babelicious kind of babe, get it? ~LOL~Bluek!) Although we both do not really meet up that often when I was in Kuching, but we keep in touch via msn and blogs! In fact, she is the one that got me started with my blog addiction. So, I guess I can call her my blogger sifu (teacher)? Oh gosh, I sure miss my friends in Kuching very much.

Not to mention the food in Kuching! My friends were telling me that they have dinners to attend and so on. So, they get to eat all those big fish big meat (direct translation from mandarin: ta yu ta rou! Haha) and while here, I only get to eat at coffeeshops and homecook food. I know, I should NOT complaint. After all, I am far away from home but still have homecook food to eat. But sometimes it is nice to be gluten and stuff myself silly with all the nice rich food right? And trust me; attending dinners at Chinese restaurants cannot be compared with having Japanese buffet dinner at Saisaki. It is two totally different things.

To tell you the truth, I actually miss cooking for my family too. When I was in Kuching, whenever I have the urge, I will go to the kitchen and start to cook up a storm or experiment with some new recipe that I saw. In fact, it is a normal occurrence for me to bake cakes or cookies on a whim and I know people will appreciate it no matter what without caring how much mess I made in the process because in the end I will clean it up anyways. Here, staying at other people house is kind of tough especially when the housewife hover over your shoulder while you are cooking. Perhaps she thinks that I will burn her kitchen? Or perhaps she thinks that I am like one of those young ladies friends of hers that do not know how to cook?

It irritates the hell out of me when ‘suggestions’ and ‘comments’ are given to the way I cook. If I need help, I will ASK! And no, I do not like to put sugar in my food especially not chicken curry. Sigh~! Eventhough I explained the reason why I don’t think it is a good idea to put sugar, she keep on insisting. Then in the end, I just be firm and say no and repeat again that babe do not like sugar in his cooked food unless it is dessert.

Oh yah, by the way, I cooked chicken curry my style yesterday, i.e.chicken+potato+dried beancurd skin+evaporated milk+curry powder+water. Turn out ok but the curry powder is the pre-mixed type that I got from the night market near the place we are staying. So, the taste is abit off and slightly too spicy for me compared to what we usually get in Kuching. But then, it is still the type that babe and I like. I ate so much of the soup that last night I keep complaining I am so hot to babe. ~LOL~. I guess it is because the curry I cooked was very different from the ones that housewife usually cook. Housewife curry is just fish/meat with curry powder and water. Maybe she is just surprised by the way I cook it yesterday….

I am already planning what I want to cook this weekend but not sure if it will happen or not since housewife’s aunt is here. Normally that would not be a problem but since the aunt is Dayak-Islam, food wise, going to be abit hard because she might not be comfortable eating what we cook. Of course, pork is out. Babe and I was planning to go to the wet market nearby to check out the pork there. The pork sold in the supermarket is just ridiculously priced! Imagine RM29 per kg for pork! I think if in the wet market should be RM10-15 only depending to which part of the pork. By the way, the supermarket here even sells the huge big pork bones for RM7-8 per kg! I was so shocked because in Kuching, those are given away for free by the butcher and we will let the dogs chew it for fun 0_0!!

Anyway, so excited! Very happy it is Thursday already and Rose is coming on Sunday! Yahoo!!

9 comments:

Rose said...

Wa lau Jen, you even more excited than me! hahaha! yahoo! I able to meet you this Sun. Going thru all those hassle of booking tickets online! Sigh! but i finally coming....

Jen's Place said...

Rose,
Of course lar excited. Someone coming and bringing the cute lil gal AND the big bak pau which I have been craving for ler...

So, u coming? Confirmed? Really really confirmed?

Melancholy Thongs said...

yo! ... If you want your Kuching Laksa fix (Not miri, not anywhere but KUCHINGGGGG LAKSA!!!), head on to Taman Megah, near Ming Tien. It's not restoran gembira. Head to Good Luck Cafe, it's the same row as RHB.

As for the peering over ur shoulder hor .. mebbe she just wants to learn? But i know lar .. sure pai seh. what area are u in?

Jen's Place said...

Thongs,
Not really craving for Swk Laksa but craving for kolo mee! The one at Puchong SUCK big big time. So horrible n yucky!

If she just look, I don't mind ler. But she look and give unwanted opinion....

I am staying at Puchong at the moment and working at near 1U area!

Melancholy Thongs said...

oh crap ... i was thinking about going to puchong to try it out :((( ... I also miss kolo mee. The one at Taman Megah, Ming Tien Food Court, got Sarawak kolo mee (so they claim lar). But if i'm not mistaken hor .. the owner is from Miri and they use the handmade noodles... Not as nice as using straight noodles or meepok or kiew mee. :(

I'm in Kelana Jaya and working in Petaling Utama. Opposite my work place they do wantan mee using the straight noodle and babi oil. So I always ask the aunty there to leave out the kicap and she'll look at me funny. The things I have to bear to remind me of home :)

Jen's Place said...

Thongs,
I miss kolo mee with wantan! The wantan here not nice! Dont know why. I think maybe it is the things they stuff in the wantan. No need try the puchong one unless u really really desperate. They use the straight mee but the taste..ugh!

Kelana Jaya? That is one of the place I am planning to check out for a place to stay. Any idea possible to get a place with rent not more than RM700 per unit?

Melancholy Thongs said...

eh .... you got email ah? I email you lar better :D

Jen's Place said...

Hi Thongs,

You can email here: jenluzhennie@hotmail.com

Thanks!!!!!!

Sumuk said...

'Or perhaps she thinks that I am like one of those young ladies friends of hers that do not know how to cook?'

:)
i wonder who would that be? it's such a small world.. could have been any one of us huh...