Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Pork Ribs Soup with Fishmaw, Mushroom and Chinese Herbs



Ahhh, one of those days when I am lazy to cook....., a big pot of soup with 'hampalang' (everything) inside is always the answer. After checking out my fridge, I found fish maw, fresh mushroom, cabbage, a leftover Yau Char kueh from breakfast, coriander leaves and pork ribs. All these ingredients would be suitable for a hot pot of soup.
So, here goes......the....Pork Ribs Soup with Fishmaw, Mushroom and Chinese Herbs

Ingredients
Pork Ribs, 7 cuts
Cabbage, 5 leaves
Fish Maw 5 pcs
Fresh mushroom, 1 packet
Garlic, 1 bulb
Yuk Chuk(Polygonatum root, Polygonatum odoratum), 10 slices
Tong Kwai (Angelica Sinensis Root, 2 slices
Water, desired amount but not too much or else your soup will be bland
Salt to taste
Light Soya sauce
Dark Soya sauce, a few drops for colour

Garnishing, Coriander leaves 
Yau Char Kwai (Chinese crullers)

Put water in pot and bring to a boil. Add in the pork ribs, garlic, yuk chuk and tong kwai. Boil for around 45 to 60 minutes or until the pork ribs are soft. Add in cabbage, fish maw, fresh mushroom, salt, light soya sauce and dark soya sauce. Boil for a short while. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve while still hot. Throw in the Yau Char Kwai and let it soak up the soup.....nice!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

My Eldest Son Playing Na xie nian wo men yi qi zhui de nv hai - Na xie nian (那些年,我们一起追的女孩 - 那些年) Your Are The Apple of My Eye Song on the Piano




You Are the Apple of My Eye (那些年,我们一起追的女孩 - 那些年, Na xie nian wo men yi qi zhui de nv hai - Na xie nian) is a  popular Taiwanese movie about romance between a mischievous high school boy,  Ko Chen-tung (Ko Ching-teng) and a girl, Shen Chia-yi (Michelle Chen). My kids love the show very much but I just watched part of it only and missed the ending. Anyway, it sort of reminds me of my naughty school days, chasing 'butterflies'.........Ahem!....lol! 
The video shows my eldest son attempting to play this very long song Na Xie Nian (那些年) on the piano. Not perfect, with some errors here and there; need more practice.
However, hope you enjoy the music. Have a nice weekend!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

McDonald's Properity Gives Back Campaign - A Weekend of Sharing


Petaling Jaya, 19th January 2013:-
My 6 year old son, Ruben wanted to tag along, when he heard that I  am going to  McDonald' Kota Damansara Drive Thru  to join the P.R.O.S.P.E.R.I.T.Y - Happiness, Friendship, Love, Satisfaction,Peace, Abundance, Sharing, Family, Affection and Joy in celebration of McDonald’s Prosperity Gives Back – A Weekend of Sharing!

The ‘Prosperity Gives Back’ campaign now into its third year is in conjunction with the 20th Anniversary of the Prosperity Burger. To celebrate this anniversary,  McDonald’s kicked off A Weekend of Sharing to raise fund for 68 local charity homes on 19th and 20th January 2013. Over these two days, RM1 was donated to the ‘Prosperity Gives Back’ campaign with every purchase of a Prosperity Meal.

Caring Malaysians were out in full force to support the charity drive. They queued patiently to place their orders for the Prosperity Meal with celebrities manning the counters; Leya of HotFM, Phat Fabes of Fly FM, Nicholas from OneFM, pretty lasses from 8TV Quickie hosts Julie Woon and Megan Tan, violinist Dennis Lau, actress & singer Chelsia Ng. Mr Ronald McDonald who made an appearance, was also a big hit with families. The children from Pusat Jagaan Rumah Kesayangan were treated to a day of fun and laughter. Caring management staffs of McDonald's, Sarah Casanova, Managing Director of McDonald’s Malaysia & Regional Manager of McDonald’s Malaysia & Singapore and Melati Abdul Hai, Head of Marketing for McDonald's Malaysia were there as well to make the event a success, 


Here are some of the photo shot of the event.......

Mc Donald's Kota Damansara Drive Thru outlet......

McDonald's dedicated staffs getting ready before the crowds start to come in......with Sarah Casanova and Ronald McDonald....

Sarah Casanova (Managing Director) and Regional Manager), Leya (HotFM), Phat Fabes(FlyFM) and Nicholas Ong (OneFM)...

Yum, yum, Fries and Prosperity Burger......ready to eat....

Phat Fabes helping to serve customers at the counters......

Megan Tan and Julie Woon, 8TV Quickie hosts learning to use the cash register........

Customers and fans of Leya (HotFM), placing orders for Properity Burger......

Customer start coming in and patiently queuing  up to meet the celebrities, also eager to get a bite of Prosperity Burger.......

A photo shot with Pusat Jagaan Rumah Kesayangan. Phat Fabes, Sarah Casanova, Nicholas Ong, Ronald McDonald. Chelsia Ng, Julie Woon, Megan Tan and 
Dennis Lau (violinist)

After playing football, neighbourhood kids from the housing area nearby also joined in the fun.....

Ok, time to eat..........

After eating, Ruben went on to 'Kau Lui' with his Nikon S8,...........seen here talking to celebrities,  Megan Tan and Julie Woon......

Wah, long conversation with the pretty lasses........., until thirsty....drink first.....lol! "Cheh,Cheh (big sister), can I take your photograph?", asked Ruben...

Megan Tan and Julie Woon pose for Ruben, the little Blogger........

Links,
Log on to www.mymcd.com.my/prosperity to read stories of true ‘PROSPERITY’ shared by our fellow Malaysians.
Find out more about McDonald’s Prosperity Gives Back Campaign and the Prosperity Burger on http://www.facebook.com/My.McDonalds

Thanks to McDonald's and G2 for organising this interesting event.



Sunday, October 21, 2012

Gangnam Nunchaku Style by Pete, Kids and Spiderman

 
 
Finally finished editing this video after much fiddling with Windows Movie Maker! My little five year old loves PSY Gangnam Style music video and I wanted to make this parody video with my family in it so that they can remember all the good times we had together.
My daughter took most of the videos with my youngest son as the main star or you can say......Spiderman....., correction....Spiderboy! Michael Jackson pun ada (also got) lorrr.... LOL!
 
Ok, ok, ok, I know that some of you might have been tired of hearing too much Gangnam Style music but I guess no harm to hear it one more time with Pete and kids in it (Published at my Youtube Account, Peteformation L)! Turn on your speaker!
 
Enter the Gangnam Nunchaku Style with Pete's Family!
 
Boy, I sure looks old liao.........ha ha ha!

PS : Thanks to PSY, YG Entertainment for producing such a catchy song.
 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Plain Fried Lean Pork with Leeks


Whenever I watch Western cooking show, I am always amazed how simple the chef marinade the steak they are cooking. Most of the time they just use pepper and salt. Actually, this simple marinade maintain the natural flavours of meat and is real tasty if you cook it right. The addition of various sauces enhances these flavours more.
I tried cooking lean pork with just pepper and salt. Since I wanted to char the meat a little, I used non-stick wok with no oil. I added leeks and onion so that I do not have to cook another vegetable dish. Anyway, leeks always taste good with pork.
Here is my Plain Fired Lean Pork with Leeks recipe......

Ingredients
Pork, 500gms, cut into thin slices
Pepper, to taste
Salt to taste
Leeks, 3 stalks, wash throughly and cut onto desired length
Onion, 1 pc, cut into thin slices
Garlic, 3 cloves, smashed

Marinade pork with salt and pepper. Heat up non-stick wok and put in the marinated pork. Fry at medium heat until they are slightly burned. Add in the onions and fry until they are slightly brown. Throw in the leeks. Stir fry for a short while. Serve while still hot.

Note : You can make some sauce to go with this dish which is rather dry.

PS : If you want a tastier dish, use pork belly with a layer of fat on it........mmmm, nice!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Deep Fried Ikan Selar Kuning (Gold Banded Scad) with Turmeric Recipe


I have posted quite a few recipes on Ikan Selar Kuning (Gold/Yellow Banded Scad Fish). This is one of my favourite fish and I would buy them whenever I come across this fish at the wet market.
This recipe is rather simple but frying the marinated is a little messy. In order to avoid the hot oil from splattering all over the places, I covered my wok with a lid and open it a little from time to time to allow the water vapour to come out.
I fried the Kunyit Selar Kuning fish till crispy and they are good to eat till the bones.......LOL! All crunchy!.....

Ingredients
Ikan Selar Kuning. 15 pcs
Kunyit (Turmeric), 1 tablespoon
Lemon Juice or Lime Juice, 1 tablespoons
Salt to taste

Marinade the fish with all the ingredients and leave it for 20 minutes. Heat up oil for deep frying and then fry the fish till they are crispy.
Serve while still hot. Sure taste good with Nasi Lemak!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Partying Away at GUINNESS ARTHUR’S DAY 2012 CELEBRATIONS, Music Events at Laundry Bar (The Curve)


28th September 2012; Peteformation got invited to join thousands of fans gathering at 3 unique music events which took place simultaneously across the Klang Valley. Thousands of 'party eager' fans gathered at the Beer Factory (Sunway Giza), Laundry Bar (The Curve) and SOULedOUT (Sri Hartamas) to raise a pint to the founder of the world’s favourite black brew, Arthur Guinness.

The year's celebration, themed ‘A Celebration Made of More’, gave GUINNESS® fans the opportunity to choose their own Arthur’s Day experience with some of the region’s top musicians which included some of Malaysia’s leading stalwarts; Hong Kong superstar Justin Lo and a host of leading regional and local act such as River Maya from the Philippines, Reshmonu, Will Ng, Kyoto Protocol, Sonaone, Busco & first Malaysian Idol, Jaclyn Victor. 
Old Pete ended up in Laundry Bar @ Italiannies, The Curve.....

Host for the night.......one, two, three.....lets' party......

Nice and yummy finger food & most importantly the Smooth and Cool Guinness draught......opps, can't wait to drink my first pint of Guiness draught before taking photo.......lol!

Arthur's Lounge.....where you get to tap your own pint of Guiness draught.....

SonaOne, the winner of Arthur's Day Talent search kicked off the concert..........

Energetic performance by Busco band........

Kyoto Protocol band.........good showmanship.........

From the Phillipines, River Maya.....rocked the thousands strong crowd.....

A good crowd dancing to River Maya music in front of the stage.............

Great drinking companions..........Had a good time partying with all of you! Cheers! (......Where is Pete?hiding...below the table kah?)

Hardworking and pretty Guinness Ambassador.......kept the Guinness draught flowing to our table all night long......Thanks.......

Little boy 'tired out' after shopping with Mummy at The Curve.....sat down to watch the concert while Mommy and little sister danced to the music......

The concert ended with fireworks display...............

View from the VIP area.......party continues........Cheers! Bring us another pint of Guinness draughts please.........

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Hickory Cheese Baked Prawns with Broccoli



Actually I was rushing to cook dinner when I prepared this dish. I had a container full of 'butterflied' prawn in my fridge and the fastest way to cook them is to throw them into the oven. I added in some brocolli and Tomato to this dish, so that I do not have to cook any extra green vegetables. he he he, All in one! LOL!

This is a real easy dish to prepare. Here is my Hickory Cheese Baked Prawns with Broccoli recipe.

Ingredients
Prawns, 500 gms (butterflied)
Garlic, 3 cloves, chopped finely
Hickory barbecue sauce, 3 table spoons
Cheese, 2 pcs or 3 table spoons if you use shredded mozarella
Light Soya sauce, 1 table spoon
Pepper, a dash
Tomato, 2 pcs, cut off the top portion

Arrange the prawns, broccoli and tomato in a baking tray. Add pepper, light soya sauce garlic. Sprinkle the cheese evenly on the top and pour the hickory bbq sauce on the cheese. Bake the prawns in a preheated oven at 200 Deg C for 20 minutes or until they are cooked. Serve while still hot.

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