Sunday, January 9, 2011

Mille Crepe

 Had a cake making session with Emily on the first day of 2011. Its been a hectic week for me due to all the classes and work and hence, the lack of updates.

Here am i presenting something i'm quite happy about - my very first Mille Crepe. It wasn't perfect but i'm happy enough. I personally think that i suck at baking, especially cakes. But this is a no bake cake anyway XD 

I'm quite happy with the outcome and it tasted good. But there are some part where i need to improve. 
Thinner and perfectly round crepe, improve appearance, texture of cream and more layers.

Recipe can be found here. I used only half of the ingredients and i got an 7inches Mille Crepe with 11layers. I'm gonna make another one with full ingredients if i have the chance! =)

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Chocolate Lava Cake

Chocolate Lava aka Molten Chocolate aka Baked Chocolate Pudding. Whichever you call it, it will still taste as good. om nom nom nom!

I had my first Chocolate Lava cake about 5 years back in a restaurant called Nero Vivo in Changkat Bukit Bintang. It tasted so heavely that i couldnt forget about it since then. I've collected some recipes for it but never thought of baking it coz i hate cleaning up @_@ Finally decided to bake my own Chocolate Lava after having one in poco homemade.

 Left: Chef & Brews
Right: poco homemade

Ingredients A
100g Dark chocolate, chopped
100g Butter

Ingredients B
2 Eggs
2 Egg yolks
50g Sugar

Ingredient C
50g Flour

1. Grease and line the bottom of six pudding moulds, 3-inch diameter and 2 1/2-inch in height.
(I used Ramekins (2.5 /2-inch), it filled 5 of it with half of the ingredients)
2. Melt (A) using double boiler or microwave.

3. Whip (B) until light and fluffly. Fold in sieved (C) and mix until well blended.

4. Add in (A). Mix until well combined. Pour it onto the prepared moulds. Wrap them with cling film. Freeze for 24hours.
5. Bake at 210 oC for 8 to 10 minutes. Serve immediately.

Making the batter for Chocolate Lava cake is pretty easy .But it is really hard when it comes to controlling the baking time. It defers from the size of mould, oven, personal likings and so on. All i can say is practice makes perfect. The worst you can get its a well baked chocolate cake which will still taste good. I like mine to be more watery as i enjoy the chocolate sauce alot. 

Can either serve with or without the mould. Garnish with some icing sugar. Would be perfect to serve together with some ice-cream.

Friday, December 17, 2010

La Gomera Spanish Buffet Restaurant

Went to this La Gomera Spanish Buffet Restaurant located at Neo Damansara. It is a restaurant newly opened on July 2010. RM 34.90 per pax if i'm not mistaken. They have promotions going on and on. Normal price would be Rm49.90 per pax

Their appetizers are amazingly beautiful. They really attacts me and made me wanted to try all of them.

Then they have all kinds of stews which are very meaty and also the common foods. Not so interesting compared to other dishes thou.

They have a station avaible where you place clips in the bowl and they will serve you the food once it is ready. Pizza, spaghetti, lasagna, seafoods, steaks and some tempura available at this corner.

La Gomera Spaghetti

Grilled Salmon
Grilled Lamb
Grilled prawns
Carbonara spaghetti
Grilled Beef
Fresh Oyster

Seafood Platter

One of the chef bought this huge tray out suddenly, it was some fish baked with salt. It is something new but i dont enjoy the texture of the fish.

Alot selections of drinks are avilable but dessert are pretty simple. Just some fruits, cakes, puddings and ice cream.

Spanish Buffet & Dining,
Block E-LG-1 & 2,
Neo Damansara,
Jalan PJU 8/1,
Damansara Perdana, PJ.
 03-7710 0262

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Malacca Food Trip

Went down to Malacca for food hunting with DD. Eating from 8am to 8pm XD

Breakfast: Good Tea Restaurant @ Sri Petaling
Good Tea restaurant is my favourite hawker stalls in sri petaling. I am in love with the 'yin yong' and fried rice there!

Ying Yong (cantonese fried noodle?) RM 4.50

Went straight down to Malacca after breakfast. Weather was hot, decided to go for a cooling cendol.

Cendol: Jonker 88 @ Jonker street

Baba Cendol RM 2.00

Chicken Riceball  : the oldest looking restaurant @ Jonker street
I forgot the name of the restaurant, but its the first restaurant located at Jonker street. The oldest and the nicest chicken rice ball restaurant.

Look at the queue at 11am! While the other restaurant was quite empty as it was a weekday. Waited for 20minutes to get in.

Chicken + 10 rice balls + 1 drinks RM13.40

Hat popiah: Jonker 88 @ Jonker Street
Wanted to get the hat popiah from Nancy's kitchen. But it wasnt available that day. Went back to Jonker 88 for it.

Hat Popiah Rm7 for 6

Had enough of Jonker street. Next stop, Dataran Pahlawan for the Mille Crepe i've waiting for! =D

Mille Crepe: Nadeje @ Dataran Pahlawan
Wanted to go to the outlet in Melaka Raya but it was closed on Monday =( i prefer the environment over there than in Dataran Pahlawan. But its good enough as long as i had my mille crepe <3<3<3

Double Chocolate Rm9.00
Original Rm8.50
My favourite!
Whole cake for RM65

Went to Portuguese Settlement as we wanted to have o-jien (osyter omelette), but it was still early, no shops are open. Sat by the beach to enjoy the wind and had some pictures taken. Forget about the beach. Its ugly.

Satay Celup: Restoran Ban Lee Siang @ Jalan Ong Kim Wee
DD's long awaiting satay celup! I heard about people saying that Capitol Satau Celup is nicer? Wanted to try it out but it was closed in monday, again. =( 
Went to this satay celup shop that i've been for a couple of times.

 RM0.60 per stick

We had enough of food and have no idea what else to eat. But we havent have o-jien yet. Went around and asked the locals for the nicest o-jien in town and they all recommended this shop in Jalan Bunga Raya. What i hate about Malacca is the one-way road. Once you missed a turn, you need to go one whole round again. It would be even worst if the traffic is conjested!

O-jien: Boon Leong Food Court @ Jalan Bunga Raya
This stall only starts at 7pm. We were there at 5pm? Walked along the streets to kill some time and ended up sitting in a small air-conditioned shopping mall as we have no more energy to walk.

Went back to the stall. There were already some people waiting there as they were still setting up the stall. They even had a long list of pre-booked order! Ordered the o-jien and went back to Dataran Pahlawan to collect our reserved mille crepe to bring back to KL. Collected the o-jien at 8pm.

Only take aways available. No place for dine in. Had the o-jien in the car while on the way home.

RM 6 for one big pack!

Basically i think all the food i had was good. No dissapointment and no regrets. I've chosen those well known and famous stalls, so its unlikely to go wrong i guess? Haha

I had a map with me and it helped alot when going around Malacca. I dont own a gps, plus i had some bad experiences with gps, so a map will do =). The map only cost me 2bucks anyway, or can even get it for free in hotels. 

Well, here ends our Malacca food trip. It was a fun but fattening trip. But it's worth it! =)