Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Prawn Mee Recipe

Stock ingredients:
1 big bowl of prawn heads and shells -cleaned and washed
3 litres of water
1 big onion
2 large tomatoes
2-3 pieces of rock sugar to taste
Salt and fish sauce to taste

Chili Paste:
30 dried chilies (deseeded and soaked and lightly boiled to soften)
10 shallots
5 cloves garlic
2 tbs dried shrimps, soaked to soften
6 tbs of cooking oil

1 pack of yellow noodles (scalded)
1 pack of rice vermicelli (scalded)

1kg prawns (shelled and deveined)-mix fresh water prawn and sea prawn-your own choice
Some morning glory shoots (kangkong)-steamed
Some bean sprouts-steamed
Some cauliflower or broccoli-steamed
Some oyster mushroom-steamed
(# you can use any vege of your choice)
Some fried shallot crisps
Coriander sprigs, chopped

Blend the chili paste ingredients with a mini food processor until finely ground and well blended. Heat up the wok and add cooking oil. Stir fry the chili paste until frangrant. Remove from heat and set aside.

Add 3 litres of water into a pot of all the prawn heads and shells, onion and tomatoes and bring it to boil. Then simmer on low heat for about 2 hours or longer until the stock becomes cloudy. Strain the stock and transfer it into another pot.
Blend the prawn heads, shells, onion and tomatoes in the food processor. Strain the stock and add in the pot. Remove the orange "foam" forming at the top of the stock. Bring the stock to boil again and add in the chili paste. You can add more chili paste if you like it spicier.

In another pot, boil the shelled prawns in 500ml of water and remove once they turn pink. Add the stock produced into to other pot of stock and let it boil for about ten minutes. and simmer for another twenty minutes. (If you prefer the soup to be reddish in colour and thicker, add a can of Campbell's tomato soup.)

Add rock sugar, salt and fish sauce to taste. Turn off the heat.

To serve, place a portion of yellow noodles, rice vermicelli in a bowl. Ladle hot stock over. Top with boiled prwans, steamed vegetables and sprinkle with shallot crisps and chopped coriander sprigs. Serve immediately.

Scalded rice vermicelli and yellow noodles

Steamed kangkong and bean sprouts

Steamed broccoli and oyster mushroom

Boiled prawns

Prawn soup

A bowl of Lynn's prawn mee ready to be slurrrrped!!!

Monday, 17 November 2008

Puncak Seri Kelana Condominium: for sale (stock & barrel)

Located along Subang old airport road, towards Federal Highway and opposite of the newly built CITTA Strip Mall, Ara Damansara. The facilities provided include a mini gymnasium, cafe, laundry, convenient store, multipurpose hall with badminton court, swimming pool, children's wading pool, jacuzzi, children's playground and barbeque area.

My unit, which is on the fourth floor of block 3 covers the area of 1013 square feet. It has two bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a study area and a living cum dining area, kitchen with built-in cabinets, hob and hood, and a two door panasonic refrigerator, and a pantry with washing machine and dryer. It also comes with two air conditioner units: 1.5hp in the living/dining area and 1hp in the master bedroom. The second bedroom is equipped with a table fan.

If you are interested in viewing this unit, kindly drop me a line at zlynn17@gmail.com for an appointment.

Swimming pool, children's wading pool and jacuzzi

Covered carpark

Living area

Dining area

Study area

Built-in wardobe in master bedroom and 2nd bedroom

Queen-sized bed and attached bathroom in master bedroom

Aladin Sushi & Cafe : Halal Japanese Eatery in Bangkok

Alhamdulillah we are back on the land of smiles...usually or let's say most of the time I'd be the first in the queue of passengers going on board but yesterday...huh...we left the house late and by the time we reached the airport we were the last to check in...on the dot...45 minutes before departure. After checking in, we decided to have a drink at McD. After the drink we practically strolled towards the departure hall and departure gate only to find out that all the other passengers had gone on board. We were the only couple left!!!! We almost missed the plane as the minute we sat down, right at the back next to the loo, the doors were armed and it took off shortly after that...phew...what a day!

It was raining when we landed...since our friend could not pick us up from the airport, we decided to take a cab to our favourite Japanese Restaurant, Aladin Sushi & Cafe at Soi Suan Mani, off Pracha Utit Road, Huay Kwang. It was raining very heavily and we finally reached the restaurant at 7,00pm. Both of us were starving as the last meal we had was at 12.30pm

A green pot of refreshing hot green tea tastes extremely good on rainy days...
My favourite dish:unagi

Keiron chooses to have beef steak...the stir fried vege is lovely.
We also had miso soup and a plate of mixed mushrooms.
Prayer room is also available here.
After dinner, we took a cab back home and ....finally...home sweet home!!!

Aladin Sushi & Cafe
Pracha Uthit Soi 23 (Soi Suan Mani),
off Pracha Uthit Road, Huay Kwang.
Tel: 02 274 3808 9
Opening hours: 1100hrs-2200hrs
Closes on Monday.