Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Purple Carrot Soup

I spotted the purple carrot during my grocery shopping. It was imported from Australia. Thinking of giving it a try on my home cooked dish, so I bought a packet of 2. 

This is what I cooked the purple carrot into. The purple carrot soup with lean pork slices, onion and garlic. The kids are inspired by mummy's magic purple soup.They poured the soup into white rice to make their magic purple rice. Kids, it's not magic, but it's the Iodine. 

Purple Carrot Soup (Serves 4)
Magic Cooker Recipe

1 purple carrot, peeled and cut into cubes
1200ml water
100gm lean pork slices
1 onion, peeled and quartered
5 cloves of garlic
half tsp of white pepper, mashed

Sea salt and light soy sauce to taste

Sea salt and light soy sauce to taste

1. Bring the water to boil in the internal magic cooker pot.
2. Add all the ingredient and leave it simmer for 5 minutes.
3. Put the pot into magic cooker. Leave it for 2 hours.
4. Remove the pot from the magic cooker, and heat it up on the stove.
5. Add seasonings to taste and it's ready for serving.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Bak Kut Teh (Pork Ribs Tea Soup) in Philips Pressure Cooker

Philips Electric Pressure Cooker is a good kitchen helper. It is definitely helpful in terms of shortening meal preparation time. This round, I’m cooking my version of pork ribs soup. Just put in all the ingredients, and when cooking is done, just serve it with blanched enoki mushroom and Romaine lettuce. Enjoy!

Bak Kut Teh (Pork Ribs Tea Soup)
Cooked in Philips Electric Pressure Cooker
Serves 5-6

450gm of pork ribs, chopped into pieces
250gm of pork belly, cut into bite size
20 meatballs
6 caps of dried shiitake mushroom, dehydrated and stalk removed
200gm of enoki mushroom, cut-off the bottom part and cleaned
3 bulbs of garlic, cleaned, leave the skin on
40gm of bak kut teh spices mix (I use a packet of "Claypot" brand Bakuteh Kau)
Romaine lettuce 
1 liter water

1 tbsp of oyster sauce
1/2 tsp of dark soy sauce (for coloring)
light soy sauce to taste

Dipping Sauce (Mix-up all):
3-5 cloves of chopped garlic
a handful bird's eye chili, chopped
1 tsp of dark soy sauce
light soy sauce to cover the chopped garlic and chili
juice of 2-3 calamansi

1. Put all the ingredients and seasonings, except the Romaine lettuce and enoki mushroom into the internal pot.
2. Place the top lid onto the electric pressure cooker and turn it clockwise to get it locked. Select the “Beef/Mutton” menu, and ensure that the vent is closed and pointed to wards pressure cooking.
3. Blanch the enoki mushroom for 1 minutes, drain and set aside.
4. When the soup is completed with the cooking process, leave it for a few minutes until the pressure is released.
5. Add in the enoki mushroom and lettuce. Serve hot with rice and the dipping sauce.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Make to Order Breakfast, Waroeng of Jeeva Klui Resort

I enjoyed the every moment through out the stay at Jeeva Klui Resort. I always look forward to dine at their "Waroeng" - the open air cafe. We chose our favorite dining table by the pool. We loved to enjoyed sea side view, the fresh breeze and of course the make to order breakfast. Fabulous. Oh, my tummy is growling now while writing this post. 

While seated, a glass of fresh fruit juice of your choice and coffee/ tea will be served. You can select from the breakfast menu ranges from Tropical fruits, freshly baked pastries, mixed fruit yogurt with assorted cereals, Indonesian breakfast, pancake/French toast/waffles and all kinds of egg breakfasts.

If you are an egg lover, you will love almost all of the breakfast as we do. The omelete, the sunny side up or the egg Benedict that served with their daily potatoes, tomatoes, mushrooms, sausage and ham will never disappoint you. Their daily potatoes can be pan-fried baby potatoes, hash brown or potato fritter. We ordered the Eggs Benedict and Orange French Toast twice. Just imagine how delicious it was. 

The Indonesian breakfast that we ordered, the Mie Goreng (fried noodle) and Telur Dadar Lombok (fried rice with side dishes) tasted yummy too. It contained the special taste of Indonesian cuisine, that is the acceptable level of spiciness. 

Let's have a look on what we had taken over the 3 days.  Enjoy!

Tropical Fruits Platter

Jeeva Klui Omelet - Filled with beef ham, spinach, mushrooms, and cheese served with grilled tomato, mushrooms, daily potatoes and chicken sausage.

Eggs Benedict - 2 poached eggs on brioche with spinach and beef ham. Served with mushrooms, daily tomatoes and potatoes. We got the baby potatoes.

                                Eggs Benedict as well, but with the potato in hash brown form. 

Egg roll - Egg omelet rolled with pita bread and choice of chicken or beef sausage

Mie Goreng - Stir fried egg noodles with vegetables, prawn crackers and topped with fried egg

Telur Dadar Lombok - Egg omelet with shallots, garlic, chili and tomato, served with fried rice and sambal sauce.

2 sunny side up with choice of roasted beef ham, served with grilled tomato and potatoes of the day

2 sunny side up with choice of chicken sausage, served with grilled tomato and potatoes of the day

Orange French Toast with grilled banana, whipped cream and maple syrup

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Getaway to Lombok, Indonesia

My dear and I had a honeymoon trip in the beginning of Feb 2016. The itinerary covered a 4D3N trip to Lombok, Indonesia. Many doesn’t know about Lombok. In fact, Lombok is an island located to the East of Bali. From Lombok, you can reach Bali and the 3 Gili Islands by speed boat or motor boat.

When it comes to romantic getaway, the accommodation is everything.  We aimed for a total privacy and a luxury space to relax. We wanted to free ourselves from the hassles. My dear booked the Jeeve Klui Resort’s Akasha Pool Villa. By the way, Jeeva is pronounced as “Jeeba” in Indonesia language. It means “the soul of Klui”. Klui is the name of the curving beach behind the resort.

 That open air building is the lobby. Passed through the walk way and the stone stair case, turn right and we reach out Akasha Pool Villa P02.

An entrance opens to a stoned wall garden

A deck area

The private pool

The room view

The outdoor shower

The walk way to the "Warung" (open air restaurant) on the left. The beach is at the end.

More photos...

We had a very pleasant stay there for 4D3N. The staffs from all levels are well trained to greet customers and to offer help whenever they see us at the resort compound.


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