Archive for July, 2006
Preparing kick-ass [tag]spaghetti[/tag] is easy! [tag]Recipe[/tag] below:
- Run to your nearest hypermarket and buy these:
- Pasta Sauce
- Corned Beef / Sausages
- Boil spaghetti (200gm serves 2 nicely) in salt water for 10-15 minutes until it’s soft.
- Stir fry sliced onions, corned beef and pasta sauce and add in some water. Amount of ingredients used is according to your liking, it won’t go wrong. You can also dice 2 sausages into the paste to add some texture as well as biting sensation (recommended) Corned beef is just too fine.
- Drain spaghetti into a bowl and add in 1-2 tablespoons of margerine. Mix well.
- Serve! Seriously, it tastes better than those sold outside.. My gf certainly has a talent in cooking spaghetti All I did was mixing the spaghetti with margerine lol.
I am starting a new category on my blog “Mom’s Cooking” All entries under this category will feature dishes prepared by my beloved [tag]mother[/tag]. I will update once a week in the weekends because that’s when my mother cook something special and nice The first dish I want to share with you is [tag]Sweet Sour Crab[/tag].
There is a wet market in Perai that sells some special [tag]seafood[/tag] that cannot be found in normal markets. That would explain why my parents would call it a “richman’s market” It is also the place where we bought our “Udang Merah” durian last weekend.
You can find really big crabs sold there, price ranging from RM22-25 per kg. The way the crabs are killed is quite brutal: First they were put upside down and struck hard on their bellies by knives, while still being tied up. Then they were tore up to pieces.. ouch!
We bought 7 crabs for RM55 to cook for 5 people. The crabs will still need extra cleaning using an used toothbrush, especially the limbs. Ingredients used to prepare this dish include: Chilli paste, Limes, Sugar and Corn flour.
Went to [tag]Giant Hypermarket[/tag] last week and saw 2 new [tag]Pepsi[/tag] editions, Pepsi Gold and Pepsi Max. Pepsi has always been my favorite cola, especially Pepsi Twist. I bought a bottle (600ml) of each, priced at RM1.59.
As the name implies, Pepsi Gold is gold in color (including the bottle cap) I believe it is launched along with the World Cup 2006 event because it has this SMS competition that allows buyers to win 2 [tag]David Beckham[/tag]‘s gold medals. All you need to do is find the 6 digit codes under the bottle cap, and send it to a certain number along with your personal details. Frankly I am not really interested lol.
Taste wise, I feel that it doesn’t differ with the original Pepsi at all. It’s like drinking Pepsi, but in gold.
Pepsi Max is Pepsi without sugar but gives maximum taste, as claimed by its label.
Same with Gold, Max tastes similar to original Pepsi (close to 90%) The weird thing is, it tastes sweeter? Even with no sugar? Personally I prefer Max to Gold (less gas and NO sugar! LOL) Most of the photos I took are blurry, paiseh for that, shaky hands that evening
This entry will feature some photos of the [tag]church[/tag] exterior I took last week. I was having breakfast with my mum and she suggested me to visit the church. So I went with my gf and we spent 2 hours there walking around, taking photos and hunting for the 15 life sized statues. 6 buses carrying pilgrims from other states came and left during my visit. I think they are brought here via tours organized by their church committees. All photos shown below are taken between 9-11 am that day.
An overview of the new church building. It looks small in this photo but it is really HUGE if you view it in real size. I took this photo like 40 metres away.. in order to get a shot like this.
A closer view of the fountain, featuring [tag]St Mary[/tag] and her daughter. I think this is the first fountain in [tag]Bukit Mertajam[/tag]? A nice one too
The new church, taken from the back. Further behind are the administration office and some chambers.
This is one of my favorites, because it looks taken somewhere out of [tag]Malaysia[/tag].. Just my opinion though lol.
If you are planning a visit to this church, remember to bring along a few bottles to fill up St Anne’s Water.
We bought 2 bottles resembling St Mary’s figurine sold in one of the tents which cost RM3 each. The proceedings are used to fund the cost of setting up the [tag]life sized statues[/tag].
An angel figurine.. seen at one of the church’s side door.
This is taken from the old church. A photo featured in one of the leaflets inspired me to take this shot.
Overview of the old church building. The chinese words, if translated to English bears the meaning “Hall of the Heaven Owner”
There is a stairway leading up to the small hill behind the old church, this rock is beside the stairway, you can’t miss it.
When you reach the top, there is another place for pilgrims to pray and light their candles.