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Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Here's what we had:
Phei Phar ngap (roast duck), which is the restaurant's signature dish. Almost every patron who goes there will order a roast duck.
Roast char siew and siew yoke...
Stir-fried lala with ginger and garlic....
Steamed pork ribs....
Deep fried chicken with 'nam yue' (fermented beancurd)...
Deep fried tofu, which iLike!
Steamed fish. This restaurant is also well known for its steamed fish dishes. We ordered 3 types of steamed fish!
Deep fried prawns...
Stir fried koong poh sotong...
And after lunch, hubby walked outside to a nearby roadside stall to buy mangosteens, which everyone had as dessert.
I can't recall the name of this 'tai chau' restaurant but here's the name card, written in Mandarin, which I could hardly read, except for the word 'meng' (the shop's name). This 'tai chau' is located on the same road with the Old Klang Road market.
The bill came up to RM247.20 for 10 adults and 3 kids. Pretty cheap eh?
Overall, the food is tasty (plenty of sauces, seasoning and MSG used) but I wouldn't go there again in the afternoon because of the hot weather and the restaurant isn't air-conditioned. It's also not toddler-friendly and hygiene is not up to my standard.
Monday, August 30, 2010
She finds it amusing and appetizing to eat porridge with her hands.... novelty always attracts this fella who likes to try new things! Many times, she will scratch her head with her OILY hands, eeeeesssshhhh!!
And on some days, she would even doze off at the dining table. This fella, it's a challenge to get her to nap in the afternoon and by 8:30pm, her batteries would be almost konked out. Plus getting her to eat rice + dishes (which is something that does not whet her appetite), that would surely bore her and induce her to lalaland....
Sunday, August 29, 2010
When Baby saw the pad stuck to my panty, she was terrified! She kept saying "What's that on your panty? I don't want!" I guess the pad reminded her of some pads used after her surgery. Her memory is very good and she still remembers the hospital, the X-ray rooms and I think she still remembers her 3-week stay in the hospital after her surgery last year.
Yesterday, she saw the red stuff when I was in the bathroom. She showers with me together everyday. She was both stunned and curious.
BBC - why got blood? Cheh cheh hit you?
Me - no....
BBC - lizard bit you?
Me - no....
BBC - cockroach bit you?
Me - no....
BBC - why (got blood)?
LOL!!!! She's too cute with all her questions and expressions. Naive and simply adorable.
Friday, August 27, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Alycia and Sherilyn belting out 'You Are My Sunshine'......
As there were only 2 mics that were in working condition, #2 and #3 had a tug of war over the mic.....
We had a scrumptious lunch. I was so busy eating that I had forgotten to snap the pix of the food and only remembered my camera when this unique-looking dish was served. Check out the tofu at the pic below this pic..............
... this is a tofu treasure box. All of us were in for a surprise when we flipped the top of the tofu over and found some 'treasure' inside consisting of prawns, scallops, mushrooms and veggie. YUMS!!! iLike!
Monday, August 23, 2010
My mum bought these worksheets for all the subjects and before her exam, she helped me drill Alycia with these.
These cost only RM2-3 each and can be purchased from Popular bookstores.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
She dozed off while waiting for her slow-coach and dilly-dallying sister get ready for Mandarin tuition.
Friday, August 20, 2010
This is the chicken chop with lots of big onions (my girls and I are onion lovers) that I whipped up, with no particular recipe.
I marinated the deboned chicken with soy sauce, sea salt, pepper, honey and Lea and Perrin sauce for about a couple of hours. Then shallow fry the chicken until they turn golden brown. Use the spatula and push the chicken aside. Then add in the big onions and fry them until they turn brown. Mix the chicken and big onions and serve hot. Cut some cool cucumbers to serve with the chicken. The cool cucumbers can expel some 'heatiness'. I cooked 8 pieces and thought of deep freezing half the batch but they were so tasty that my 3 girls walloped them all in a jiffy and licked the platter clean *satisfied grin*
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Thursday, August 19, 2010
On the first day, we had these dishes:
Minced chicken with tofu...
Chicken chop with fried potato wedges. Tasty but I find that her food has too much 'wok loh' (burnt carbon from the wok).
Stir-fried long beans. My girls love the beans as they were sweet. I suspect she put sugar / oyster sauce.
On the 2nd day, we had fish curry, stir fried cabbage and foo yoong egg omelette.
On the 3rd day, we had these:
Stir fried 'tai yee ma kar lui' (gourd with glass noodles, shredded carrots and fishballs) and the dish on the right is spam meat cooked with potatoes and curry leaves. This dish was SUPER SALTY and I didn't allow my girls to eat.
Overall, the caterer's food is quite satisfactory. Low in MSG and I don't feel thirsty after eating. But quite high in oyster sauce / sugar coz all the dishes are sweet! I'll see what she will serve us today.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Original Polo Ralf Lauren shirts for everyone (not in picture)....
Chocolates, nuts and candies....
These cute cuppies are from Singapore. My sil's friend who had a baby shower party gave these to her...
Who can resist them eh? Even I ate them, minus the colorful icing and decor...
Cute Hello Kitty headbands for the 3 angels....
Even Alycia who has tomboyish taste in fashion liked the headband and she agreed to wear it!!
...and my mum even got an original COACH handbag, which was sold at a song from the COACH factory.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
So I've decided that from tomorrow, I will cater food for dinner. I'll try out for one month and see how it goes. According to this caterer, all her dishes are free from MSG. I'll see....
Here are some of the dishes that I whipped up last week:
Square fried tofu cooked with minced chicken breast and fresh shiitake mushrooms.
Friday, August 13, 2010
And she even eats her porridge with her hands! GAWD... I was shocked to see her do it and this, I reprimanded her!
Rascal #2 eating rice with turmeric chicken. Can you see how terribly messy it is? And the worst part is she will scratch her head with her oily hands and send me yelling at her.. That's why she needs to shampoo her hair twice a day.
Kek sei ngor mou you say??!
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
I think she looked too cute when I saw her putting her leg on a colorful page of a Dr Seuss book the other day... and she told me "mummy, I want to go there!"
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Well, as long as she ain't playing with a fork, knife, scissors or anything breakable, anything is A-ok with me.... as long as she can give me 1/2 an hour of time to do some serious stuff on my computer, anything is A-ok with me haha!
And sometimes when I desperately need 15 minutes to draft an adv to submit to the advertiser before the deadline, I'd even close 2 eyes when she strews my papers everywhere on the floor....
But this fler is a sweet and thoughtful little girl... she would pick up all the papers... piece by piece when asked to clean up the mess after she's done with the excitement of strewing them everywhere!
Friday, August 6, 2010
But they created a mess - food was dropped everywhere on the floor and I made #2 clean up the mess haha!
Check out the cute Minnie Mouse swimming cap Baby is wearing here. Sometimes I put the cap on her head so that she will not dirty her hair with her oily hands muahahahahahaha!
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Yesterday was a super duper hectic day for me. My stock from 5 suppliers arrived on the same day, coincidentally. Thank God my mum is here and she helped me check the clothes, else I would have to work round the clock to check, sort and pack the clothes into Pos Laju bags. Order for the past few days have also been high. I have been working 15 hours non-stop for 2 days. I am really burnt out and jaded. I need a breakie today!
Check out those beautiful kawaii hats. I LOVE them all!! I have bought 2 hats for my girls and now I am tempted to buy more!!
Pic taken this morning.... pos laju bags waiting to be picked up by the postman later.
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Monday, August 2, 2010
By dinner time, her batteries would be almost flat. At 8:30pm every night on end, I will say the same thing to her "quickly finish your food and drink your soup!!" She will be the last to finish her food every night. On some nights, this is what happens:
Dozing off while drinking her soup....
and I think she has perfect balancing skill....