Thursday, October 28, 2010

..CONTEST gambar percutian menarik lagi Tertarik..

JOM join contest!!

 Syarat2 penyertaan adalah seperti di bawah...
1) must be my followers...itu adalah tak tak...acah aje =P

- sudah..:)

2) 1 gambar percutian yang menarik lagi tertarik yang akan diterima...tak kisah la dengan sesiapa pun...janji sekeping gambar sahaja...*NAK GAMBAR ADA ORANG YE, TAMAU PEMANDANGAN SEMATA-MATA.HIHI*

3) tiada sebarang editing dilakukan ke atas gambar tersebut
4) explain secara ringkas kenapa gambar itu yang anda suka kan...
-percutian bersama my hubby and sis..tour tokyo..gambar ni kat shinjuku park..time sakura blooming ngan hebatnye..hubby amik gambar ni..tgk gambar ni cam feel spring..

5) letak kan gambar saya di sidebar masing-masing seperti di sidebar saya sebelah kanan ini...dan make sure sidebar itu di link kan kepada entry ini...


6) tarikh tutup penyertaan adalah pada 5 november sebelum pukul 11.59 malam...

-~Jum join contest ni ramai2
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010


we are entering the final step of making Toutiere..the actual ingredient of making this pie is using pork..but I can't eat pork so I replace it with chicken..I don't know the real taste of Toutiere..but the Toutiere that I made is delicious (I think it B?) first pie! here's the recipe ladies..

2 tbsp cooking oil
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1 pound ground beef
1 pound ground pork (I use chicken)
1 cup mashed potatoes(recipe on previous post)
2 tsp ground all spice ( I use basil)
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 pastry for double crust pie (9 inches) (recipe on previous post)
1 egg beaten 

In a skillet, heat oil over medium..saute onion until tender..remove and set aside..brown beef and chicken together..Drain..combine onion,melt,potatoes and seasonings..line pie plate with pastry..fill with meat with crust..I made lattice top for my pie..
seal and flute edges..make slits in top crust..brush with egg if desired..bake at 375F or 190 degree for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown..
this is my Toutiere before I baked it..oishii so!


bye for now from LOVE KITCHEN



I thought making mashed potatoes is just boil the potatoes with water and mash it..and its done!..nope..I was wrong...I google so many recipes of mashed potatoes and I found the perfect one..It is so delicious..quite unhealthy I guess..but who cares?? just once a month its okay..*lol* the next step of making Toutiere is making mashed potatoes..Here's the recipe..

1 1/2 lbs yukon gold potatoes, peeled and quatered lenght wise( I used 2 medium size of potatoes)
1/2 tsp salt
4 tbsp heavy cream (I don't know what is heavy cream so I replaced it with whipped cream)
2 tbsp butter
1tbsp milk
salt and pepper

Put potatoes into a saucepan..add 1/2 tsp salt..add water until potatoes are covered..bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer, covered, 15-20 minutes, or until done( a fork can easily be poked through them)

warm cream and melt butter together, either in microwave or in a pan on the stove..
drain water from potatoes..put hot potatoes into a bowl..add cream and melted butter..use potato masher to mash potatoes until well mashed(I don't have potato masher so I just use mortar)..use a strong spoon to beat further, adding milk to achieve the consistency you desire( do not over beat or your potatoes will get gluey)..salt and pepper to taste..

final step of making Toutiere will be posted on the next post..BON APPETIT!


As I told on the previous post..I'm making Spanish Tortilla and Toutiere..what is Toutiere? Toutiere is French Meat Pie..I really want to learn French cooks..what I did is start goggling and searching for the recipe..there are 3 steps of making Toutiere..First is making the Pie crust...then making the mashed potatoes..and final step is making the for this post I will share how to make pie crust..

2 1/2 cups all purposes flour, plus extra for rolling
1 cup unsalted butter, very cold, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
6 to 8 tbsp ice water ( I just used water inside my freezer but it is better to use ice water)

Cut the sticks of butter into 1/2 inch cubes and place in the free for 15 minutes to an hour ( the longer the better) so that they become throughly chilled..
combine flour, salt and sugar in food processor;pulse to mix (I didn't used food processor, I just knead it all with my hand inside bowl)..Add butter and pulse 6 to 8 times, until mixture resembles coarse meal, with pea size pieces of butter.
remove dough from machine( if you are using the food processor) and place in a mound on a clean surface. Gently shape into 2 discs..Knead the dough just enough to form the discs, do not over should be able to see little bits of butter in the dough..these small chunks of butter are what will allow the resulting crust to be flaky..sprinkle a little flour around the disc..wrap dis in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour, and up to 2 day..
the next step will be posted on the next post..



Aichan latest pics..we went to river for melt my heart away with your you cayang mama..

Thursday, October 21, 2010


I'm in the mood of making new dish for my hubby..searching..and I decided to make Spanish Tortilla and Toutiere..bunyi hebat giler..actually, Spanish Tortilla is just an omelette and Toutiere is French Meat Pie..Spanish Tortilla senang je..easy and fast..tapi Toutiere leceh sikit..nak buat mashed potatoes la..nak buat pie crust takes a few hours to finish the whole kalau Aichan merengek kena la stop dulu..So for the first recipe..I want to share Spanish Tortilla recipe..

6 eggs (beaten)
2 Yukon Gold potatoes (potato biasa tu..I use 3 cause small size)
2-3 green onions (or 1/4 cup chopped yellow onion), chopped up to the light green parts 
1/4 cup of olive oil (cooking oil biasa pun boleh rasanye)
salt (to taste)

Slice the potatoes(peeled or unpeeled) into disks between 1/4 and 1/8 inch wide.
Pour olive oil into pan and heat it over medium-high heat..when it is hot enough to sizzle the potatoes start frying them in one layer. working in batches, fry until they are lightly browned, not crispy...when they are done, let the potatoes dry and salt them well.
when the potatoes are all done, pour off most of the oil and saute the onions..when they are just starting to crisp, turn off the heat..arrange the onions so they are evenly covering the bottom of the pan..arrange potatoes on the pan in scalloped pattern (not like mine..haha)
Turn the heat back on to medium, and pour in the eggs..add a generous pinch of salt..let this cook until you see the edges of tortilla begin to set..then put the pan under the broiler (use oven grill)
cook it for 5 minutes, or until the top brown (remove pan and set it to cool for at least 5 minutes..for garnishing I sprinkle some parsley on top of it... SPANISH TORTILLA ready to eat..BON APPETIT!

bye for now from LOVE KITCHEN

Wednesday, October 20, 2010



My hubby loves to cook and I like to compatible kan?? my hubby made a special dish for me..Fried Radish version..really oishii..serius..this is actually chinese cuisine..this is the first time I ate Fried Radish cake or in chinese ‘Char Tow Kway’ He found this recipe from want to share this recipe with you..

Part 1 – Making the Radish Cake
1 medium radish (about 700g when grated) + 50ml water (my hubby add some carrot also)
200g rice flour
250ml water
1/4 tsp salt
1. Over a very low flame, steam grated radish + 50ml water in a thick stainless steel pot (or non-stick pot). About 30 mins, or until radish turns translucent. Remove cover and allow to cool.
2. Combine rice flour, salt and water. Mix well to combine.
3. Add rice flour solution to cooled grated radish. Stir and mix before pouring into a metal cake tin for steaming. The final mixture should resemble a somewhat watery coleslaw.
4. Steam on high for 40 mins. Leave it until completely cool (best overnight in the refrigerator), so that the radish cake firms up. It will be easier to handle too, as it will not stick to the knife when you’re cutting.

this is my hubby's Radish Cake..tadaaaa..
Part 2 – Frying the Radish Cake
Use half of the steamed radish cake above (enough for 1 or 2 persons)
1 to 2 tbsp chai poh (preserved radish/turnip)

2 to 3 eggs, lightly beaten
3 cloves minced garlic
About 2 tsp fish sauce* (or slightly more, if you like)
3 tbsp oil (vegetable oil or lard oil)
Dash of white pepper
Chilli sauce (optional, as much as you like)
About 1 tbsp Rose Brand Thick Sweet Sauce (omit this if you are frying the white version)
3 stalks chopped spring onion
Coriander leaves for garnishing
(Teochew cuisine is one of the few which makes use of fish sauce due to Chaoshan’s coastal land.)
1. Cut up steamed radish cake into small chunks. Smaller chunks will crisp better, and the result is a more delicious plate of Chai Tow Kway. You want a contrast in texture – a crisp exterior and a soft interior. And those really small, charred, crispy crumbs? Heaven.
2. In a non-stick skillet, heat oil and fry radish cake chunks till lightly browned and slightly crisp. Heat should be medium high.

3. Add minced garlic and chai poh. Fry till aromatic. Drizzle a little more oil if it is too dry.
4. Add fish sauce, pepper (and lashings of chilli sauce, if you like it spicy). Fry to coat evenly with seasoning.
5. Pour beaten eggs all over radish cake. Allow the eggs to set slightly before flipping over in sections. It’s OK if it starts breaking up when you flip over; you don’t need to have a perfect whole. At this stage, you can dish up and serve with spring onions if you are making the white version.
6. Drizzle Rose Brand Thick Sweet Sauce and stir fry to mix well. Dish up and sprinkle liberally with spring onions. Garnish with coriander leaves.

My hubby's Fried Radish cake..delicious!

Bye for now from LOVE KITCHEN


I Loveeeee ice cream..if you give me a choice between cake, choc and ice cream will be the first on my list..what is halloween?? Halloween (or Hallowe'en) is an annual holiday observed on October 31. It has roots in the Celtic festival of Samhain and the Christian holiday All Saints' Day, but is today largely a secular celebration(source from wikipedia)..sempena this coming halloween..Baskin Robbins buat hubby bought one for me..thank you hunny..All flavor still the same..they just put some extra on top of the ice cream..jom makan ice cream!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


I'm the worst wife ever..always masak bendi goreng ngan telur sampai hubby muak..*lol*..sorry darling..actually..bukan tak nak try resipi lain..cuma takut tak startla searching for new recipe of I found this blog..thanks for the husband loves it!..I want to share this recipe wit you guys..

10 btg Bendi
sedikit daging
4 ulas bawang putih 
1/2 biji bawang
2 biji cili merah
halia 1/2 inci
1/2 sudu oyster sauce
2 sudu kicap manis(I use kicap kipas udang)

celur bendi dalam air sehingga lembut (letak sedikit garam)..setelah bendi lembut sediakan bendi di atas pinggan hidangan..potong 2 ulas bawang putih dan goreng hingga garing( mcm buat bawang goreng tu)..cincang daging, 2 ulas bawang putih, halia,bawang dan cili merah..hidupkan api..goreng bawang putih yang telah dicincang td sehingga naik bau..selepas itu masukkan bawang, halia dan cili merah..seterusnya masukkan daging dan goreng, oyster sauce, kicap manis dan garam secukup rasa..goreng hingga daging masak..masukkan bahan yang digoreng td dan tuangkan ke atas bendi yang telah dicelur tadi..siap untuk dimakan..BON APPETIT!

bye for now from LOVE KITCHEN

Monday, October 18, 2010


..3 MONTHS!!..
3 months already..sekejap je rasa..feels like yesterday she still inside my womb..kicking hard...Alhamdulillah..Allah gaves us a healthy and beautiful daughter..Happy 3 months old Lana Ai Sophia..Mama and Daddy always love you..
with monkey boy
Apple of my eye..xoxo..:)

Sunday, October 17, 2010


Our lunch for today..KETAM MASAK mama in law recipe..before this I usually eat Ketam masak gulai nenas..never try other than that..I want to share this recipe with you guys..

1 bawang
3 ulas bawang putih
1/2 inch halia
1 batang serai
1/2 tsp gula

Cincang bawang putih dan goreng sampai brown..potong bawang, halia dan ketuk serai dan gorengkan sekali dengan bawang putih tadi..selepas naik bau masukkan ketam..air 2-3 cawan..garam secukup rasa..gula dan perisa..I use maggi cukup rasa..:) ..biar hingga ketam masak..sedia untuk dimakan..BON APPETIT!

bye for now from LOVE KITCHEN


Alooooohaaaa...are you at Japan?? and no budget to go to Hawaii??? I can solve your problem...let's go to Hawaiian Spa Resort..where you can feel Hawaii..with hula..hula..everywhere..Located at tooks us about 3 hours from Sendai to reach Hawaiian Spa to this page.. fee is 2800yen for adults..what is special about this place is..they manage the temperature around 28 degree for all you can go to this place during winter too..thats what they said 'Paradise of Everlasting Summer with full of smiles..see this smile..
what's inside???a HUGE waterpark..inside the waterpark they have Giant Hot Spring Pool, 3 sliders, Flowing Pool and for small children they called it 'wai wai Ohana'..Other than that they also have Beach Theater, World Magic Hall (we miss this one coz we spend a lot of time inside the pool), Tropical garden, Amusement Park, Onsen, Dinasour World, Hula Museum..and much more..I LOVE IT!!
me and Aichan @ Tropical Garden..ade pokok pisang..:)
@Hula Museum..
Aichan n mama inside pool..she fall asleep..:P
I loveeee Hula Dance and fire show..must watch!!
Fire show
mesmerize dance..hula hula..:P

Thursday, October 14, 2010


My first attempt making cheesecake..with no experience..I managed to make my first oreo cheesecake..taste really gooooooddddddd....thanks to Mrs Abreeza for the recipe..want to try???here's the recipe..

Cake Base
Oreo Biscuit Base
( 200 g Oreo sandwich biscuits, finely crushed, 50 g melted butter )

750 g Cream cheese
130 g Sugar
½ tbsp Vanilla essence
3 Eggs
200 g Whipping cream
15 pieces Oreo sandwich cookies, quartered


1. Press the biscuit base onto the bottom of the greased 20-cm springform tin. Bake at 160°C for 10 minutes and set aside to cool.
2. Cream (A) until smooth. Add (B) and cream until well blended.
3. Add (C) one at a time and cream until smooth.
4. Add (D) and cream until well combined. Add (E) cnc stir until well mixed.
5. Pour the cheese filling over the prepared biscuit base.
6. Bake at 160°C for 50 minutes or until centre is almost set. Turn off the oven and leave the cake cool in oven with the door slightly open for 1 hour.
7. Run a small knife around the rim of the pan to loosen the cake. Set aside to cool.
8. Cover the cake and refrigerate for 5 hours or overnight.
9. Unmould the cake. Pour some ganache in the centre. Refrigerate it for 2 hours to let the ganache set.

what is ganache??ganache is topping choco..BON APPETIT!!

Bye for now from LOVE KITCHEN

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


2 weeks Aichan
Aichan lovesss her bathing time..but it's getting quite difficult to bath her now..she is getting bigger and likes to kick..for us..Malaysian..we usually bath our baby in early morning..but like Japanese people they prefer to bath their babies at night..they said it will makes baby sleep better..If you guys having sleep trouble or lack of sleep during at night because your baby doesn't want to sleep try Japanese way..maybe it can solve your problem..Insyaallah..

Japanese lesson for today
Ofuro means bath
Daisuki means like or love

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Last Sunday, I went to birth, child care and child education seminar at Sendai International Center..Topic on that day is 'giving birth and bringing up children in Japan: parental responsibility and father's role'..this seminar is to help International student who plan or already having child in Japan..I was impressed because this seminar is free ..I've learn a lot of things during this seminar such as how to handle my baby in certain situation..and how to do housework easier with baby..beside that, they have reading session for kids at other room close to our seminar hall..they have some baby sitter who can take care of babies while their parents attending the seminar..the next seminar will be held on 7th november..can't wait to attend next seminar..:)
all participants..
midwife shows how to do housework easier with the help of baby carrier..
kids activity
reading picture book
comelnye anak mat salleh ni..:)
Aichan with Abg Jepun..

Monday, October 11, 2010


Happy..Happy..dah almost 2 years tak main bowling..finally..I'm back in the game!!..yesterday was a blast..all of us..warga Remaja Riang Sendai went for Bowling tournament vs each Katsuyama Bowling Club..nagehodai(play as much as your want for 2 1/2 hours) for 1000 yen...although my back hurt but it's worth it..I won women personal best score..128 jer..haha..tu pun nasib je..and family group won 2nd place..the winner goes to our final year hubby won 3rd place for men personal best score..158..congrats darling!..kalau ade tiap tiap tahun kan best..dapat regangkan otot yang dah keras ni....:P..after that, everbody hang out at our 'maplay'..mana lagi?? Marumatsu la..the cheapest restorant which is open 24hours in Sendai..what a lovely day!..
 my hubby tunjuk skill..
double strike!!!
my turn..balingan nan hado..*lol*
our little family
family group

Thursday, October 7, 2010


I've made kek batik before..but always fail!!!..don't know why..some of my friend told me I have to 'lemaukan biskut marie'..the first kek batik I made so 'katai'..keras..tak boleh nak potong langsung..*lol*'m going to try Cik Su's of my bestie in Sendai..thanks Su..

Biskut Marie 1 box
milk choc bar 200g
4 spoon of butter or marjerin
3/4 cup of water
1/4 cup of condense milk

Boil water and add milk choc bar..stir till it melt..put butter/marjerin and condense milk..wait till boil..and off the fire..break biskut Marie and put inside tray (I put some chopped almond inside just to make it a little different)..pour all inside the tray and leave it till it cold..after that..put inside fridge..ready to eat..Bon Appetit!!

bye for now from LOVE KITCHEN

Japanese lesson for today
Katai means hard

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Last 2 weeks..I think..I received a 'huge' Hari Raya card..from is the first..hmm no..the ONLY Hari Raya card I got for this year Eid..thank you Jalil, Kak Ija and Nora...SANGAT TERHARU!!!!..
Selamat Hari Raya..Maaf zahir Batin..may our friendship last forever and ever..I love you guys..


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