Random Notes 17

Posted by : foongpc | Monday, December 20, 2010 | Published in


1. Today I will talk about food. Yes, random notes about food. Sorry if I am going to make you hungry haha!

2. But before I start blogging about food, did you notice snow falling on my blog today? Yes, it's Christmas season and I want my blog readers to feel festive too! Merry Christmas, everybody! : )

3. Sometimes I don't feel like eating anything outside no matter how nice the food are. I just want to stay home and eat instant noodles! My favourite is Cintan brand's asam laksa! When I cook Cintan's asam laksa, I like to put in lots and lots of tomatoes!

Do you have cravings for instant noodles? It's unhealthy no doubt, but I think it's OK to eat it once in a while.

4. I seldom go Secret Recipe for cakes nowadays. Instead my favourite cake at the moment is Food Foundry's Mille crepe cakes! I love their strawberry crepe cake!

But you know, their vanilla crepe cake is even better! Gosh, I am drooling just looking at this!

The only thing that is stopping me from eating these crepe cakes is the price. At RM9 per slice, I will surely go bankrupt in no time eating it everyday!

Besides, cakes are basically unhealthy. They are high in sugar and transfat. A big no no to a healthy diet. But again, indulging once in a while is OK.

5. Last time when I was small, I used to eat fried nian gao with yam and sweet potato during every Chinese New Year. In case you don't know what nian gao is, it is a type of Chinese cake made from glutinous rice.

Nowadays, you can find these sweet delicacies being sold all year round. I have eaten the nian gao sold in SS2 PJ, but recently I came across a far better one from Reminisce Cafe in Mid Valley.

Can you see the brown nian gao paste sandwiched between the yam (upper) and sweet potato (below) ?

Gosh! Just look at the nian gao paste oozing out! Yummylicious!!

Totally unhealthy because of its high oil and sugar content, but what the heck! I need this as comfort food! LOL!

6. I still remember how the lovely aroma of a freshly steamed putu piring enticed me when I was very small. Taking a bite of the putu piring was absolute heaven. That was during my primary school days. Since then, I had never had the chance to taste another putu piring!

Photo courtesy of Eat Play Fun

That is about to change soon. They say the best putu piring is found in Melaka at this place called Tengkera. I am so going there to get a taste of it!

Why do I like putu piring so much? Probably because it has two of my favourite ingredients - gula Melaka and grated coconut! Yummy!!

7. Christmas is not even here yet, but I am already fantasizing about the delicious yee sang for the coming Chinese New Year in February next year!

Yes, I love yee sang and to me, it's a sin not to eat it during Chinese New Year! If only the restaurants sell yee sang the whole year round instead of the very limited 15 days of Chinese New Year!

8. I wonder why are all the good, delicious food unhealthy? Why did God make it this way? Isn't it nice if ice cream and cakes are healthy food? Won't it be nice if french fries and fried chicken are super healthy food? Then I will surely eat them every single day! If only.....


(94) Comments

  1. Tekkaus said...

    Yes! I am the first one? :p

    December 20, 2010 at 3:44 AM
  2. Tekkaus said...

    Nope. Not really hungry... :p

    December 20, 2010 at 3:48 AM
  3. Tekkaus said...

    I can't see the snow yet. Perhaps the internet connection is too slow right now. That is why...snow can't be delivered here.

    Ouh...wait...it is snowing already. :p

    December 20, 2010 at 3:49 AM
  4. Tekkaus said...

    Yeah...I love instant noodles...I used to eat them like once a week...but that was like..a long, long time ago. :D

    December 20, 2010 at 3:50 AM
  5. Tekkaus said...

    Nah....crepe cake is not my fav. I love cheese cake. :D

    December 20, 2010 at 3:50 AM
  6. Tekkaus said...

    Nian gao is my favourite during Chinese new year...or after. :)

    My late mommy used to cook this for me. Now it is my wife. :D

    December 20, 2010 at 3:51 AM
  7. Tekkaus said...

    OMG! I can't wait to makan nian gao already...just look at the paste...goodness

    December 20, 2010 at 3:52 AM
  8. Tekkaus said...

    Putu Piring...this has got to be one of my favourite kuih! Ouh yeah...this stall is just a stone's throw away from my grandma's place...and15 minutes away from my home. :p

    December 20, 2010 at 3:53 AM
  9. Tekkaus said...

    Yeah!I love yee sang too. Just hope I can enjoy it next year.This year...takde chance..

    Wow...a lot of random comments from me. I wanna stop spamming you already. bye now. :)

    December 20, 2010 at 3:54 AM
  10. bluedreamer27 said...

    morning foong

    December 20, 2010 at 6:16 AM
  11. bluedreamer27 said...

    oh my... not yet taking my Breakfast... for sure after reading this... will go directly to the kitchen LOL

    December 20, 2010 at 6:19 AM
  12. bluedreamer27 said...

    oh yeah you have snowy effect too
    hahah so christmassy in here too

    December 20, 2010 at 6:20 AM
  13. bluedreamer27 said...

    yikes.. noodles with tomatoes.... i hate tomatoes foong... unless you will put in on a hamburger haha

    December 20, 2010 at 6:21 AM
  14. bluedreamer27 said...

    oh my goodness... i think i'll go for the strawberry crepe cake... now i'm super duper hungry...

    December 20, 2010 at 6:22 AM
  15. bluedreamer27 said...

    the creamy fillings of that fried nian go is so tempting... wahhh

    December 20, 2010 at 6:24 AM
  16. bluedreamer27 said...

    The Putu puring is called "Puto" in here if i am not mistaken...

    December 20, 2010 at 6:25 AM
  17. bluedreamer27 said...

    i think i will not like the yee sang but i lke the way it is presented

    December 20, 2010 at 6:26 AM
  18. bluedreamer27 said...

    anyway,.. i have to eat my breakfast now... yikes a cup of coffee and 2 pieces of pan cake sobs!!

    December 20, 2010 at 6:27 AM
  19. TZ said...

    I'm so hungry especially after my morning workout. So what would you recommend to have for breakfast?

    December 20, 2010 at 8:39 AM
  20. lina said...

    My fave instant noodle is Maggi tomyam. I like to throw in some kimchi, plenty of garlic and 1 egg. Yummy! Just had that yesterday night for supper. ^-^

    December 20, 2010 at 8:42 AM
  21. lina said...

    Bad for Foong to post up yummy photos and for me to read it so early in the morning!

    December 20, 2010 at 8:43 AM
  22. wenn said...

    when I'm lazy to cook, Cintan or Maggi is always convenient.

    December 20, 2010 at 9:46 AM
  23. khengsiong said...

    Eating instant noodle with tomato is something new to me...

    December 20, 2010 at 10:07 AM
  24. khengsiong said...

    Many people cook instant noodle with egg...

    December 20, 2010 at 10:07 AM
  25. khengsiong said...

    I prefer to add veggie to instant noodle, for health reason...

    December 20, 2010 at 10:08 AM
  26. khengsiong said...

    My choices of instant noodle are those of Korean and local-made prawn mee...

    December 20, 2010 at 10:10 AM
  27. khengsiong said...

    As for Secret Recipe, the only thing I like is soba...

    December 20, 2010 at 10:12 AM
  28. Che-Cheh said...

    Oohh wow food galore!

    I love putu piring too and instant noodles. And like you I like to put tomatoes in my noodles. Yum yum hor.

    December 20, 2010 at 12:14 PM
  29. Caroline said...

    brrrr snowy here! LOL!

    December 20, 2010 at 2:08 PM
  30. Caroline said...

    i skipped this post this morning cz dat time not yet eat brekkie! >:(

    December 20, 2010 at 2:08 PM
  31. Caroline said...

    haha if eric saw ur cintan mee, sure he dnt like one! cz he dnt like tomato!! LOL!! but it looks yummy to me! n with the tomatoes there making it looks a lil bit healthier? hahaha

    December 20, 2010 at 2:09 PM
  32. Caroline said...

    u still owe that crepe caKE!! :(

    December 20, 2010 at 2:10 PM
  33. Caroline said...

    wow! found something new to me! never tried nian gao with sweet potatoes yet! i wanna try it!! :D

    December 20, 2010 at 2:11 PM
  34. Caroline said...

    hahahaha!! actually my family cant wait for chinese new year more than xmas! n actually this wed is gor dong rite? biggest chinese celebration whr everyone eat tang yuan. :)

    December 20, 2010 at 2:12 PM
  35. Unknown said...

    I used to love nian gao..but not anymore...dunno wh... =/

    December 20, 2010 at 2:23 PM
  36. cre8tone said...

    Simple yet delicious meal!

    December 20, 2010 at 3:29 PM
  37. Mariuca said...

    Oh my I love dat strawberry crepe cake!

    December 20, 2010 at 3:38 PM
  38. Mariuca said...

    But the vanilla one is bugging me now, I oso wan!

    December 20, 2010 at 3:38 PM
  39. Mariuca said...

    Nian gao is kuih bakul is it???

    December 20, 2010 at 3:38 PM
  40. Mariuca said...

    And putu piring oso my fave, yes u are making me very hungry this wet rainy afternoon Foong!

    December 20, 2010 at 3:39 PM
  41. Reanaclaire said...

    i love the vanilla crepe and the leen koe.. gosh! see these pics no more sick liow!

    December 20, 2010 at 4:24 PM
  42. Anonymous

    I like Maggi's curry flavour noodles. The best :)

    December 20, 2010 at 4:51 PM
  43. iamthewitch said...

    Woahh.. the CREPE CAKE! I miss that! Wanna eat more of that again... I wonder if they'll have durian flavour during the durian season!
    And the fried nian gao! I like it too.. but FATTENING!!! :P

    December 20, 2010 at 6:22 PM
  44. day-dreamer said...

    Asssam laksa instant noodles with tomatoes... now, why haven't I thought of that! Now there's some other things which I can include with my instant noodles as well. Thanks :D

    December 20, 2010 at 9:46 PM
  45. [SK] said...

    aiks!! i thought you are gonna continue with your Dusit Thani post.. but you didn't!!! how sad, hahaha~~

    December 20, 2010 at 10:19 PM
  46. [SK] said...

    errr, nope woh, i didn't see your blog snowing woh.. in fact i got error lah, maybe your blog is too heavy to load so the snow never comes out..

    December 20, 2010 at 10:19 PM
  47. [SK] said...

    yeah, sometimes i'd also crave for instant noodles.. no particular brand for me though, but when i feel like eating instant noodles, anything could just do.. i love to put lots of sausages and bacon rather than tomatoes, haha~~

    December 20, 2010 at 10:20 PM
  48. [SK] said...

    wow, nice mille crepe!!! btw, where is food foundry?? RM9 a bit expensive but once in a while still acceptable lah..

    December 20, 2010 at 10:21 PM
  49. [SK] said...

    oh, fried nian gao!! have you tried the stall in brickfields?? very nice, with sweet potato and yam, most of the time you need to queue up before you can get to buy some..

    December 20, 2010 at 10:22 PM
  50. [SK] said...

    putu piring, err, can survive without that lah, haha!!! and i think it's about time yee sang is coming back, no surprise at all even it's still not yet christmas..

    December 20, 2010 at 10:23 PM
  51. foongpc said...

    tekkaus, congrats you are first! If I go to your house during CNY, can I have nian gao? : D

    Oh, the putu piring so near your home? So I can visit you after buying the putu piring there!

    No more instant noodles? That's good, better for your health : )

    December 20, 2010 at 11:46 PM
  52. foongpc said...

    bluedreamer27, yeah it's Christmassy here alrite! : )

    Why you hate tomatoes? I love them so much!

    Oh, you have putu piring in Philippines too? Amazing! I want to eat puto when I visit Manila!

    December 20, 2010 at 11:48 PM
  53. foongpc said...

    TZ, go have some bread with peanut butter and some bananas : )

    December 20, 2010 at 11:50 PM
  54. foongpc said...

    lina, Oh I have never tried Maggi tomyam cos I seldom eat instant noodles haha! So what are you having for breakfast?

    December 20, 2010 at 11:51 PM
  55. foongpc said...

    wenn, yeah it's convenient alrite : )

    December 20, 2010 at 11:52 PM
  56. foongpc said...

    khengsiong, yeah adding vegetables is healthier.

    You don't seem to fancy cakes as the only thing you like about Secret Recipe is their soba.

    December 20, 2010 at 11:54 PM
  57. foongpc said...

    che-cheh, gimme five!! Yes, tomatoes in instant noodles make it so delicious! : )

    December 20, 2010 at 11:56 PM
  58. foongpc said...

    caroline, haha! It's cold here with snow falling! : D

    Huh? Eric doesn't like tomatoes? I love it and yes, it does make the instant noodles meal more healthier!

    Yes, I still owe you the crepe cake, but you are not here to eat it!

    You have never tried nian gao with sweet potatoes? You should try it!

    Ooh, can't wait to eat tang yuan! Delicious!!

    December 20, 2010 at 11:58 PM
  59. foongpc said...

    eric lee, yeah it's about time you try the crepe cakes! Why you don't like nian gao anymore? I loved them last time, and still loving them now! : )

    December 20, 2010 at 11:59 PM
  60. foongpc said...

    prince n princess mum, you mean the instant noodles? : )

    December 20, 2010 at 11:59 PM
  61. foongpc said...

    mariuca, haha! You must go try both the strawberry and vanilla crepe cakes! Guarantee nice!

    Yes, I just found out nian gao is kuih bakul haha!

    December 21, 2010 at 12:01 AM
  62. foongpc said...

    reanaclaire, you are sick? Oh, I hope my food photos manage to cheer you up haha! Get well soon! : )

    December 21, 2010 at 12:01 AM
  63. foongpc said...

    mei teng, I have yet to try Maggi's curry noodles! Is it really the best? I prefer asam laksa : )

    December 21, 2010 at 12:02 AM
  64. foongpc said...

    iamthewitch, no durian cakes cos I just asked them a few days ago! Haha!

    Yes, the fried nian gao is indeed fattening, but it's delicious so I will still eat it LOL!

    December 21, 2010 at 12:03 AM
  65. foongpc said...

    day-dreamer, welcome! Go try with the tomatoes and let me know how it turns out : )

    December 21, 2010 at 12:04 AM
  66. foongpc said...

    SK, I didn't continue with the Dusit Thani post cos this post seem more urgent LOL!

    How come you can't see the snow? Either something wrong with your eyes or with your computer! Haha!!

    Sausages and bacon? Goodness! So unhealthy! Switch to tomatoes for a healthier life! LOL!

    Food Foundry is located at Happy Mansion in Sec 17, PJ. Go eat the crepe cakes!

    I seldom go Brickfields so no, haven't tried the nian gao there! Why don't you buy some for me? Haha!

    I love putu piring!! But long time didn't eat it already, hope to eat it soon : )

    December 21, 2010 at 12:08 AM
  67. Monica said...

    woohooo it's snowing here!! :D

    December 21, 2010 at 12:20 AM
  68. Monica said...

    ur Cintan brand's asam laksa looks so yum la! ;)

    December 21, 2010 at 12:32 AM
  69. Monica said...

    i want the crepe cakes too!! *drooling* i still dont know where Food Foundry is :(

    December 21, 2010 at 12:35 AM
  70. Monica said...

    oh i haven't tried the fried nian gao from Reminisce Cafe :D

    December 21, 2010 at 12:40 AM
  71. Monica said...

    i love unhealthy food ahahahah!!

    December 21, 2010 at 12:44 AM
  72. kyh said...

    Instant noodles... students' life saviour! :p I love them too! hahah!

    Gosh those food! *slurrrrrrrrrp*

    December 21, 2010 at 1:50 AM
  73. DC said...

    I love Maggi Assam Laksa!

    December 22, 2010 at 10:37 AM
  74. HappySurfer said...

    I read that tomatoes (in any form) are good against prostate cancer, so you are eating something right.

    My! The crepe cakes look delish!

    December 22, 2010 at 2:05 PM
  75. HappySurfer said...

    I get my fix of neen kou at the stall in the Imbi Road area. The stall is just located outside the corner coffeeshop that serves the famous beef-ball noodles. They don't seem as oily though but the ones in your pictures look really inviting with the neen kou oozing out.

    December 22, 2010 at 2:10 PM
  76. HappySurfer said...

    These days, yee sang is being served for more than the 15 days. Most hotels have stretched the yee sang period.

    December 22, 2010 at 2:13 PM
  77. HappySurfer said...

    Saw snow falling yesterday but encountered some glitch (Wowzio) at the same time. Today, no snow encountered and the site is loading fine.

    Merry Christmas, Foong!

    December 22, 2010 at 2:15 PM
  78. Nikel Khor said...

    wah.. such lot comment d.. i like the Mille crepe cakes

    December 22, 2010 at 10:13 PM
  79. eiling lim said...

    hey me too! I love my instant noodles and i like Cintan too! It's just awesome.

    December 23, 2010 at 2:27 PM
  80. Ishmael F. Ahab said...

    Weeeh! Finally back in the blogosphere! Thanks for visiting my blog. ^_^

    Food! I just came back and you welcome me with foods eh...yummy.

    Merry CHRISTmas Foong. It is good to be back here on your blog.

    December 23, 2010 at 4:44 PM
  81. Ayie said...

    I have been thinking of making crepe cakes but too much work for a busy mommy =P

    December 26, 2010 at 5:32 PM
  82. lechua said...

    the vanila crepeee looks good!!

    December 26, 2010 at 6:54 PM
  83. Unknown said...

    eh, my fav also Cintan Assam laksa ler !! but assam laksa always more expensive then other flavors, sigh....

    December 28, 2010 at 9:06 PM
  84. foongpc said...

    monica, yeah it's snowing here! Loving it! : )

    Have you tried the Cintan asam laksa? It's very delicious!!

    Food Foundry is at Happy Mansion in Sec 17. Go google it!

    And you must go try the nian gao at Reminisce Cafe! Very delicious!!

    Unhealthy food always taste nice, but be careful of your health and eat them in moderation : )

    December 30, 2010 at 10:24 PM
  85. foongpc said...

    kyh, then you must eat this Cintan brand's asam laksa! Haha! But don't eat too much! : )

    December 30, 2010 at 10:25 PM
  86. foongpc said...

    DC, really? But I find Cintan's one nicer! : )

    December 30, 2010 at 10:25 PM
  87. foongpc said...

    happysurfer, yes tomatoes are healthy food! So to counter the unhealthy instant noodles, I put in some tomatoes haha!

    Yes go try the crepe cakes - you will like it! : )

    Oh! I have never bought nian gao from the stall at Imbi Road cos I seldom go there! Must look out for it if I go there next time, Thanks!!

    Yes, they seem to be serving yee sang earlier and earlier to make more money!!

    Wonder why is there a glitch with the snow fall here? So far, I have not encounter any problem.

    December 30, 2010 at 10:28 PM
  88. foongpc said...

    nikel khor, yes the crepe cakes are yummy!! : )

    December 30, 2010 at 10:29 PM
  89. foongpc said...

    eiling lim, high 5!! Now I know we both love Cintan instant noodles! Yummy!!

    December 30, 2010 at 10:30 PM
  90. foongpc said...

    ishmael, yes I welcome you back with lots of food!! Haha! Good to have you back here : )

    December 30, 2010 at 10:30 PM
  91. foongpc said...

    ayie, oh you know how to make crepe cakes? I want to taste your crepe cakes!

    December 30, 2010 at 10:31 PM
  92. foongpc said...

    lechua, it is good! : )

    December 30, 2010 at 10:31 PM
  93. foongpc said...

    lionelong, yeah gimme 5! More expensive but more delicious, so that's OK! : D

    December 30, 2010 at 10:32 PM
  94. Ishmael F. Ahab said...

    Oh, I see this post again. Yup. The tikoy with yam is indeed yummy. ^_^

    February 3, 2012 at 8:36 AM