Happee Monkee

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Archive for August, 2008

Otak-Otak (Spicy Fish Mousse)

By • Aug 26th, 2008 • Category: What's Cooking

For those who have never had Otak-Otak before, you might think it’s rather strange to associate fish with mousse. I don’t blame you. I’ve judged many things by name and appearance myself, and sometimes I remain adamant that somethings cannot taste good together no matter how fancy it sounds. Like for example, veal and chocolate. […]

Birthday Cupcakes

By • Aug 25th, 2008 • Category: Cupcakes

I’m one of those people who has been fortunate enough to have good mates. It hasn’t always been so easy. I’ve had people in my life that were toxic but it’s a journey I’d suppose everybody goes through. We need to learn who’s good for us and who isn’t. It’s simply like trying peas once […]

Bubur Nasi Hitam

By • Aug 21st, 2008 • Category: Desserts

Bubur nasi hitam or black rice pudding is definitely a personal favourite. It’s a Malaysian (some argues Thai) dessert, always almost served warm with a drizzle of coconut milk. Mom usually made it on a weekend night in a slow cooker, so come morning, there would be a lovely aroma of pandan (screwpine leaves) wafting […]

Vegetarian Quiche

By • Aug 20th, 2008 • Category: What's Cooking

I love quiche. But the fact is I’d only had my first slice last year (yes, I know, how embarrassing). It hasn’t been too long a love affair. Another important fact about quiches: it’s easy peasy Japanesy – to make and to eat. You can use ready made shortcrust pastry or make your own which […]


By • Aug 17th, 2008 • Category: What's Cooking

My partner for this month’s T&C Challenge is Arundathi from My Food Blog. I was so torn between her samosas and the pizza recipe. I finally decided with the pizza recipe but, silly silly me forgot to get dried yeast. Argh! I went ahead anyway and substitute yeast with baking soda. Well, and a few […]

Home-Made Bolognese Sauce

By • Aug 14th, 2008 • Category: What's Cooking

Hullo mommas! Time to feed your pack with some wholesome hearty home-made meat sauce. I’ve adapted a recipe I found in Donna Hay Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Share with Stumblers Share on technorati Tumblr it Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later Bookmark in Browser Tell a friend

Cherry Strudel

By • Aug 9th, 2008 • Category: Desserts

Remember the leftover cherries from the cherry pie? Well I used the rest to make this baby. I was in Perth two years ago and a friend recommended this place for apple strudel. I believe it’s called Corica Pastries. If you Google it, there are plenty of blogs that has raved about it. I’ve heard […]

Calling All Food Bloggers in Melbourne

By • Aug 8th, 2008 • Category: Other Stuff

When I first started blogging, I was clueless as to how big the food blogging community was. I  started reading food blogs after food blogs, both envying and inspired by the culinary techniques and photography. I must say, there is really a lot of talent out there and creativity spewing out from the four corners […]

Cherry Pie

By • Aug 8th, 2008 • Category: Baking Projects

It took me 23 songs on my iTunes shuffle to finish pitting a bowl of cherries. By then I had sticky blood-stained fingers. There was cherry juice all over the kitchen – it almost looked like a CSI scene. It also took me loads of mental strength not to gorge my self silly with cherries […]

Apple Pie

By • Aug 6th, 2008 • Category: Baking Projects

This week is pie week. I bought Granny Smiths and cherries preparing for some greasy pasty time. Now, don’t judge what you’re about to see because I’ve never made pies from scratch before. I’m usually an instant girl so this is step one for the pie journey. Cousin A. sent me an apple pie recipe […]