Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Homemade Pan Mee

2 April 2011 @ JooLi's Place

Pan Mee (扳面) is a Hakka-style noodle, originating from Malaysia. Its Chinese name literally translates to flat flour noodle. (Wikipedia, 2011)

Pan Mee is one of my favourite type of noodles and my mom used to make her own for lunch every now and then. The adventurous side of me tickled me to try to make it all by myself. So I pulled JooLi along to be my co-chef.

Ingredients for the noodles (4 servings):
- 500g flour
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon oil
- water

Knead the flour, egg and oil together and add water occasionally to make them stick together. Knead, knead, knead until your flour rolls into one big smooth lump. Be careful not to add too much water though.

Besides the noodles, we also did:
- Soup (boiled with ikan bilis, vege & meatballs)
- Meat sauce (stir fried minced pork & sliced mushrooms)
- Fried ikan bilis
- Half-cooked eggs
- Chili flakes (bought from Chili Pan Mee shop)
- Spring onions & fried shallots for garnishing

The rest is pretty simple. Flatten the noodles. Tear/cut them into pieces and boil them. Then drain the water and add the other ingredients in as you like and... Wua-Lah!

Soup-based Pan Mee

Chili Pan Mee

Star-shaped Chili Pan Mee

My experimental recipe was a success! And I love it! Yummiez! Billy, out.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Anniversary Dinner at Outback Steakhouse

21 March 2010 @ Outback Steakhouse, Bangsar Village

Everytime I bypass Bangsar Village, I feel like dining at this place. It's the Outback Steakhouse!

We decided to try it out on this special occasion. The description of the food is quite seductive, but not the price though... Hehehe...

#1: Bushman 'Shrooms

We ordered a starter for our dinner - Bushman 'Shrooms. It's platter of mushrooms breaded and deep fried served with spicy ranch dressing. You've gotta eat this while it's still hot. The mushrooms are so juicy you have to be careful not to squirt to your friend when biting it.

#2: Her all time favourite Fish 'N Chips

#3: BBQ Chicken Quarter For Me

The chicken is very tender but I love the potato most. The sauce on the chicken has a 'lil sweet taste, not a good choice for those who doesn't fancy sweety dish.

Me & JooLi

People must be thinking that I'm crazy to go to a Steakhouse and not ordering steak. Maybe next time? Would love to go again! Billy, out.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

2nd Anniversary to Gua Tempurung & Sungai Klah

18 March 2011 @ Gua Tempurung, Perak

*rub eyes*

Oh? 2 years already? So fast!

Card, cake and roses

This year, we decided to go for a more relaxed one-day trip. First stop - Gua Tempurung.

Looooooong drive up north

I've heard so much about this cave but have never been there. I think in Primary school we studied about it, yes?

JooLi and I

Lake outside Gua Tempurung

We took the cheapest tour, which costs RM6 per person. A bit regretted for not taking a longer tour. Maybe next time, anyone wanna go?

Walking into the cave

Surprisingly, the pathway and lighting and the tour guide was pretty good. You might think that there's nothing much to see in a cave except rock formation. But when the guide tells you what the rock resembles, it became very interesting.

From the end point of our tour

I was very amazed with the inside of the cave actually. I never thought rocks can be so interesting! We even saw crystals but they were too small to be photographed.

Long stalagmite

Me & Vandalized walls

JooLi and vandalized walls

Some visitors are really uncivilized. Carving and writing on the walls... Tsk! Tsk! Tsk!

Last picture of us before we exit the cave

On the way to our next destination, we dropped by Kampar for a quick visit to my brother's rented house. We took a tour around UTAR campus and had lunch in Kampar. Geesh, the lake beside the campus is beautiful.

18 March 2011 @ Sungai Klah, Perak

After lunch, both of us bid farewell to my brother and head on south to Sungai Klah Hot Springs & Spa. Quite a few people on my Facebook have posted photos of this place and it looks kinda cool. We decided to see it with our own eyes.

Entrance Fee and Opening Hours

We reached the place a little late, so the Fresh Mountain Spring Pool was closed. But the bright side was, our entrance fee was RM8 per person only.

Fresh Mountain Spring Pool - Closed at 7pm

Some decorations with hot spring water flowing

After surveying the place a bit, we quickly changed into our get-wet-clothes and jumped into the water! There were still a lot of people at the pool though it's quite late already.

The Hot Springs Pool that's still open

We dipped into the hot pool then splashed ourselves with cold water repetitively for a few times. Oh Syok!

Then we walked to the reflexology path, smaller hot spring pools and to the ultimate HOT spring to boil the eggs.

Don't put your fingers in there....

Here's the guide for your perfect egg

We stayed until quite late where most people already left the place. I like it quiet but it's kinda spooky too, being at an unfamiliar and dark place.

We then bathed and headed back to KL right after that. The drive out of Sungai Klah was very dark as there weren't lots of street lights.

It was a really fun road trip with my beloved. I wanna go to Sungai Klah again! Wheee~~ Billy, out.
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