steam MILO LAVA CAKE

In my earlier post, I did mentioned about sharing some fail proof and easy cake recipe for everyone here 🙂

I came across this recipe during MCO 1.0 last year and managed to try it at home. It was shared by Danny Boy on Youtube.

During MCO 1.0, everyone was so hardworking doing baking, cooking, and repeat. LOL!

I am not a hardworking person when it comes to baking. Because I am not good in handling oven! Hence I am sharing here a very easy Steam Milo Lava Cake Recipe.

Milo Lava Cake by Danny_AhBoy

Ingredients (2 servings):

– 3 tbsp flour
– 4 tbsp Milo
– 2 tbsp sugar
– 3 tbsp butter, melted
– 1 large egg
– 1 tbsp hot water

Instructions:

1) Dissolve the Milo in hot water water and mix well.
2) In another bowl, mix the egg and sugar until the sugar is dissolved.
3) Add the flour. Stir until mixed.
4) Add the Milo mixture in and mix until evenly combined.
5) Then add in the melted butter. Mix thoroughly.
6) Pour the mixture into the moulds.
7) Steam in a preheated steamer for about 8 minutes. (The cooking time might vary depends on the size of your moulds.)

The final outcome after dusted with Milo powder.
Ideal to be eaten when its warm to achieve the Lava effect.

Alternatively you can make extra to refrigerate it, to consume later just heat up in the microwave.

It is a very easy steamed lava cake recipe. Most importantly it doesn’t involve an oven! HAHAHA! Jom try it at home with your children too.

For more details, you can view this video :

Review : Thermomix TM6

Many working parents find it tough juggling between office work and house chores. Furthermore to cope with their children’s online studies at home. They want to provide healthy and nutritional home cooked meals but sometimes time is too constraint and may be time consuming to prepare several dishes for 1 meal.

With 20 functions and 14 pre-set modes your Thermomix replaces over 20 appliances in one compact unit. In another words, it is also an intelligent and powerful blender that weights, cooks and steam.

Last week, I was introduced to this kitchen gadget named Thermomix TM6.

Would you like to know more about this kitchen appliance that can do all the cooking for you?

Thermomix® TM6™ is the latest model that can perform up to 24 different functions and techniques.

Abit on the background info; “True Mix Sdn. Bhd., is a company founded on the philosophy of making people’s life better. True Mix Sdn. Bhd. is the exclusive partner of Vorwerk International. Founded in Germany in 1883, Vorwerk International has over 127 years of successful history, operating in more than 60 countries.”

It is an appliance where you can enjoy step-by-step guided cooking directly on the screen of your Thermomix.

source from https://www.thermomix.com/tm6/

ACCESSORIES

Varoma: 3.3 l capacity for steaming

Butterfly: Stirring attachment

Lid: Bowl lid with measuring cup insert

Measuring Cup: Improved measuring cup for easier usage

Spatula: Improved Spatula with softer, easier to use material

Basket: Improved simmering basket

Features on Thermomix TM6

We began with Calamansi Sour Plum Drink, a refreshing drink to quench our thirst during the hot weather.

6.8 inch touch screen display.

Large stainless steel mixing bowl with lid, a butterfly whisk, measuring cup, a simmering basket and Varoma set.

Above are the mixture of 100g rock sugar and 5 pcs of sour plum after applying Turbo mode x2. Look how fine the result. (Turbo mode begin at 0.5 second to maximum 2 seconds)

I’m impressed with the powerful the blades extracting the juice from calamansi. Look at it, still in a whole piece of calamansi!

This is a summary video of the whole process of making Calamansi Sour Plum Drink with Thermomix

Mua Chee is a popular street snack which we often find it troublesome to make at home. However with the convenience of Thermomix , we can get it done at home.

We added 100g whole roasted peanuts. It blends finely with speed level 8 for only 5 seconds.

The last step is to steam glutinous rice flour mixture in Varoma Steaming Basket for 15 minutes.

Taa daaa…..freshly made mua chee is served!

Checkout the video below about the process of making mua chee from scratch. I also mentioned about cleaning the sticky mixing bowl using the pre-clean mode which turned to a squeaky clean bowl.

With the built-in Wifi, you can browse over 60,000 recipes from all over the world via Cookidoo Platform which is sync to the Thermomix TM6. Alternatively, you can also browse the recipes through your smartphone or computer for preparing the ingredients. (Free 30 days trial / Free 6 months subscription for Thermomix customers / 39 USD per year)

Below, shows the preparations of 4 Course Chicken Rice Meal via Cookidoo (Serving size : 5 portion) https://cookidoo.international/recipes/recipe/en/r605882

A nutritious and heart 4 Course Meal (Chicken Rice)

  • Steamed chicken
  • Steamed egg custard
  • Hainanese chicken rice
  • ABC soup

My son enjoyed the chicken rice meal very much that he had 2 servings by himself. Till today he still asked when are we going to have the chicken rice meal again. LOL! The taste was good as it is not too salty nor oily.

Using the Varoma Steaming Basket to steam the whole chicken thigh, it can actually fit 1 whole chicken, size about 2.5kg .

All in all, this Thermomix TM6 able to chops, whisks, steam, cook, knead bread dough as well! Most importantly save time, eat healthy, and cook effortlessly.

Meet the Thermomix Advisor, Ms. Loh Mei Wah from Seremban. She has been a Thermomix Advisor for 3 years. You can reach her via whatsapp :- https://wa.me/message/RRRHT6PGVJJQD1 or checkout ther instagram page :- https://www.instagram.com/sisterwahcancook/ for updates and recipes on Thermomix.

As a Thermomix advisor, she will provide after sales service such as, one to one unbox to guide new customers on how to operate the Thermomix, rules and regulations to handle the Thermomix, and cook a meal together with new customer to help jumpstart her TM journey.

As a new Thermomix user, you can join the Facebook platform group at “Thermomix Masterclass” & “Thermomix Masterpiece” which is specially curated for customers under Synergy Group. Lots of sharing info that you can get it there.

Thermomix Masterclass – step by step guidance with photos and videos for everyday dishes
Thermomix Masterpiece – step by step guidance with photos and videos for festive dishes. Free e-book to download.

Kampar Claypot Chicken Rice @Taman Bidara, Seremban.

My first post of the year…… Wishing everyone Gong Xi Fa Cai!!

What is your criteria of a good claypot chicken rice?

For me, a good claypot chicken rice has to be flavorful, rice evenly coated with sauce, not lumpy (soft).

Nowadays its very rare to find those claypot chicken rice that slow cooked using charcoal fire stove.





In Seremban, there’s this place serving claypot chicken rice which claimed as Kampar Claypot Chicken Rice. I heard that the owner is from Kampar. By far, this is the best claypot chicken rice in Seremban. Located at Taman Bidara, behind of Do Re Mi Baking Academy.

The claypot chicken rice was cooked upon order. Therefore be prepared for some waiting time. This place is usually quite full during lunch hour (before Covid).

I like the aroma of the rice when it was served piping hot. Rice is cooked with marinated chicken, Chinese sausage, not forgetting the salted fish for extra flavors then sprinkled with scallions. (RM9 for single size serving.)

What I liked most about this place is that the claypot chicken rice is served with pickled shallots and cili padi to give you some crunchiness.

Another dish that I like is the Yellow Wine Chicken which make you sweat. LOL!

Besides that, they also served some simple blanched vegetables, steamed soup (watercress soup, lotus root soup, etc….may varies daily).

You can give them a call to place order so that you don’t have to wait long.

Kampar Claypot Chicken Rice

Address: No 19, Jalan Bidara 16, Taman Bidara, 70100 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan

Operation Hours: Daily 11.30am – 3pm , 5.30pm – 9.30pm (Closed on Mondays)

Phone: 016-285 3187

Jalan-Jalan & Makan-makan @Petaling Street, KL

How is everyone? I hope everyone is doing well.

So sorry for the long overdue post. I actually made this trip end of last year, but didn’t have the time or mood to write. 🙂

On end of December 2019, in conjunction to Christmas celebration I had a short 3D2N gateway in KL with my family. On day 2 we skipped the hotel’s breakfast and decided to go Petaling Street for makan-makan and jalan-jalan. We have not been to Petaling Street for so many years! Oh my….. LOL!

To avoid the traffic and car park problem, I decided to use Grab, e-hailing to go to Petaling Street. Hehe….

Now with roofing over, at least not so hot. Stalls were still handled by foreigners and most of the stalls are selling the almost similar stuffs…imitation branded bags, sport shoes, watches, clothing and also souvenirs. Most of the stalls will be open by 10am.

Hon Kee Porridge Petaling Street,

was our first stop for breakfast. It is one of the oldest porridge stall here. Located nearby the famous Air Mata Kucing.

varieties of porridge are available here at an affordable price.

 

 

We ordered Pork & Fried Intestine Porridge and Raw Fish Porridge for sharing. They are served hot! Both are great. But I personally like the Raw Fish Porridge…which I felt nostalgic and rare. It is undeniable that their porridge texture is smooth.

Other than porridge, Chee Cheong Fun (steamed rice roll) is also available here.

I am not really a fan of Chee Cheong Fun. But their chee cheong fun is quite nice. Not only the texture is smooth…the sauce also is quite special. Its different from the usual chee cheong fun sauce.

Bored of common chee cheong fun with sauce? Tried something different here. Fried chee cheong fun with egg and minced pork. 🙂

Address: 93, Jalan Hang Lekir, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur
Operation Hours: 4AM – 2.30pm

 

Right in front of the porridge stall, there is a small stall selling these freshly fried Sweet Potato Balls.

 

As we walk along the Petaling Street, we also spotted a friendly lady selling Mua Chee. Her version comes with variety flavors.

Mua Chee is the Chinese version of ‘mochi’. It is made of steamed glutinous rice then coated with fine peanuts. It’s a popular street snack. You can give it a try…but I personally don’t quite like this texture , because the texture is tougher. I preferred the goey version. hehe….

Next, we came over this cart selling Roasted Duck. Saw few people was waiting for their turn to buy. Hence we decided to buy 1/2 duck to try. Mom said the duck tasted good. (roast duck is one of mom’s favorite)

As we walked further, we came along a street selling flowers….fresh flowers. I heard friends been saying fresh flowers are selling at reasonable price at Petaling Street. (In pic, uncle was unpacking the fresh Gerberras. Do you like Gerberra?)

We were hunting for Hawker Chan for our next makan stop. Then we passed by this beautiful temple called, “Kuan Ti Temple“. This temple is listed as one of the “5 Must-Visit Chinese Temples in KL”.

“Kuan Ti Temple is a 121 year-old Taoist temple located along Jalan Tun HS Lee. An easily recognisable building with a bright orange façade, it is dedicated to Guandi, the Taoist God of War and Literature; there is a red-faced, long beard statue of Guandi at the rear of the temple.”

Kuan Ti Temple

  • Opening Hours: Daily, 07:00 – 19:00 (opening hours may vary, so please check with the temple keeper)
  • Location: Right across the street from Popular Bookstore, and just opposite Sri Mahamariamman Temple.
  • Address: Along Jalan Tun H. S. Lee

Found it! We came to

Hawker Chan, Petaling Street

for lunch. We wanted to try the chicken rice here. Apparently it is Singapore’s Michelin-starred chicken rice. (Hawker Chan was awarded one Michelin star by the Michelin Guide Singapore in 2016.)

Known for “cheapest Michelin-starred meal in the world”, Hawker Chan is famous for their soy sauce chicken rice.

Self service ordering system. Just like fast food. The environment is good and clean with air-conditioned.

Simple 1 page menu. Prices considered reasonable for this location.

Soya Sauce Chicken Rice (RM8.60), doesn’t look appealing. 😦
Sorry to say Chicken looked dry and rice not quite aromatic either.  Nothing to shout about tho.

Char Siew Rice (RM9.80). Char Siew was one better side. Lean and tender.

The chili sauce, as you can see its quite watery….

Instead, we liked the Papaya Tea Soup with Pork Rib (RM7). It was nourishing and flavorful.

 

Have you tried Hawker Chan KL? Some of my friends who have tried the original stall in Singapore said it tasted good. Probably when something is franchised or managed by outsiders…the taste will be off.

Address: 135, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Operation hours:- Open daily from 10.30am – 9pm

Phone: 016-564 6787

Bunn Choon Egg Tarts, Petaling Street

I read that Bunn Choon Egg Tarts are nice. So, we decided to buy some.

The 2-storey vintage building painted in vibrant yellow and blue color attracted many visitors. It is easily sighted next to Kwai Chai Hong.

There are also table and chairs for customers who wants to dine in.

One of the best egg tart in KL. Apparently the egg tart recipe was passed down since their establishment in 1893.

You can smell the aromatic of these freshly baked pastries.

We decided to try both skin flavors of egg tarts and also the char siew sou.

We love both egg tarts and char siew sou.

Address: No.8 Lorong Pangung, 50000 Kuala Lumpur (Opposite Pasar Seni MRT Station, about 5 minutes walk)

Operation hours: 7am – 3pm

After buying the egg tarts, we came to

Kwai Chai Hong, Petaling Street

which is just next to Bunn Choon.

how to get to Kwai Chai Hong

 

 

 

Although this area is not big, but the artist fully utilized the walls with beautiful murals and setup to bring visitors a  journey back in time to the 1960s golden era of KL Chinatown. Now, in conjunction to Mid-Autumn festival, they’ve put up some beautiful lanterns with Rabbit theme. (https://www.kwaichaihong.com/)

We only managed to cover half day trip. I hope we have bigger space for our stomach to fill more food. Perhaps next trip.

*Coming post will blog about a fail proof cake.
For lazy people like me. 😀

 

A Trip to Sky Ladder Pineapple Farm, Lukut

When I saw someone shared on Facebook about places of interest at Port Dickson, this particular picture of a colorful sky ladder has caught my attention. Hence I google about the location.

I decided to bring my family there for a short trip over the weekend.

This place is located at Kampung Sri Parit Lukut, Port Dickson.

From the main entrance of Kampung Sri Parit Lukut, you can reach the destination in less than 5km.

Relying solely on Google Map or Waze navigation, we wasn’t sure how the route supposed to be. We got a little hesitation when it lead us this road. LOL! However, we braved it up and drove all they way there……………….

By passing vegetable farms, oil palm plantations, narrow and uneven road…I think I would call it an adventurous trip. 😀
Along the bumpy road, we saw 2 beautiful lakes.

And finally reached the Sky Ladder Pineapple Farm!

The farm collects a very minimal entrance fee of RM1 (Adult) and RM0.50 (Children)

It was really sunny. The kind and friendly, Mr. Yap offered to drove us around the farm instead of us walking uphill. Mr. Yap is also one of the partner of this farm. Furthermore he also gave some briefing about the pineapple plantation, also the cycle of planting and harvesting.

 

Pineapples are widely grown here spanning the area of 5 acre land. What we are seeing here are mainly Moris Pineapple. That’s because Moris is well known for its sweetness and crunchiness. Mr. Yap also mentioned that in future they will consider the plant MD2. Apparently MD2 is known for its exceptional sweetness, golden yellow flesh, consistency in size and ripeness.

Other species like Josaphine, N36 (N36 and Josapine were locally developed for the local fresh fruit market), Nanas Batu, Nanas Sarawak, Yankee, Nanas Hijau and Moris Gajah.

by BMC Chemistry

Pineapple has a scientific name called Ananas and Malay name nanas.

Pineapples grow well in warm climates and it is one of the popular fruits all over the world because of its pleasant taste and smell. Moreover pineapple is a good source of Vitamin A and B and fairly rich in Vitamin C. It is also source Bromelain, a digestive enzyme, which helps to digest food by breaking down protein.

The plant has a short, stocky stem with tough, waxy leaves. Furthermore pineapple plants have a tiny root system and rely a lot on their leaves for water and nutrition.

Unfortunately we couldn’t get to see any pineapple fruits at the moment. Mr. Yap told that by another 2+ months, they should be expecting fruits. During the harvesting period, they could fetch up to 6000 pieces of pineapples.

But we still managed to see these gorgeous crown which will turn into pineapple fruit.

Next, we moved on to the corn plantation. Although most of the corns were harvested, but we could still spot some corn which are readily to be pluck.

Mr. Yap gave us the opportunity to pluck the corn by ourselves. It was a good experienced and the kids were so thrilled.

We also tasted the corn raw. It was so sweet and juicy.

It must be our lucky day, spotted a Lady Bug on the corn. Nowadays it is so rare to see lady bug.

Fresh corns that we’ve harvested! Can prepare corn soup already. hehe…

A Minangkabau House, an icon of Negeri Sembilan built next to the corn field. Apparently this wooden house is made of Chengal Wood.

This is the main attraction for Instagrammers or photo enthusiast. The ladder leading to sky. Hence its named “Sky Ladder”.

Pure pineapple juice are also available for sale. Each bottle are priced at RM6.50. Best to quench your thirst under the hot weather.

Next, we moved on to the mini Animal Petting Farm.

Kibbles for animal feeding are sold here for RM3 per pack.

We had fun feeding and get up close to these farm animals.

Mr. Yap also shared about his upcoming plans. He planned to organize educational tour especially to school children and also tourists.

Although the weather was quite hot. But this trip gave us a good experience and a memorable one!

 

 

School holidays will be coming soon in a week time. Many of us will be avoiding traveling overseas during this period of time. However you can still plan to travel local by road or to fill up this school break with some activities.

Put aside gadgets and television. Why not bring the urban kids to a farm?

Farms are educational playgrounds. By visiting a farm they can see where and how they get their foods. Furthermore, taking children to the farm gave them a better understanding on how plants are grown.

 

Sky Ladder Pineapple Farm

Operation Hours: Open daily 9am – 6pm

Phone: 017-617 3633

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Sky-Ladder-Pineapple-Farm-108462103924548/

 

 

 

 

Tea Break @Midorie x The Owls Cafe, MyTOWN Shopping Centre KL

I’ve missed out this post. I thought I should blog about this place because I felt there’s something nice to share about this cafe.

End of December 2019, we went shopping at MyTOWN Shopping Centre in KL.

We also visited IKEA Cheras, connected via MyTOWN Shopping Centre. We strolled around and goofed around too 😉

 

Then, when it comes to tea break I decided to try out Midorie x The Owls Cafe. This cafe was put in KIV list during my previous visit to the mall. Hence I decided to dine here this round.

Midorie x The Owls Cafe, is often crowded over the weekends. Thus I was put in waiting list to wait for a vacant table. Luckily the waiting time was quick. In less than 10 minutes, they called me.

The dining area is considered small compared to the other outlets.

*Photo by Midorie x The Owls Cafe

This cafe’s signature item has to be the WAFFLE. If you are a fan of waffle… I ensured that you will have tough choice. Whether you like it sweet or savory. I couldn’t decide. I wished there were more people to share with me so that I can order more. LOL. :-p

 

Although it was crowded, but food were served quite fast.

Milo Dinosaur – RM15

Milo never goes wrong with anything. The waffle has a nice texture and not overly sweet batter. Crispy outside and fluffy inside. Topped with dark chocolate ice cream, koko krunch, marshmallow, and milo powder.

Iced Latte – RM12

*photo by Midorie x The Owls Cafe

They even have kids menu! wow….

Junior Red Bolog (RM10) , Macaroni chicken bolognese, topped with torched cheese.

Macaroni was cooked al-dente, whilst evenly coated with chicken bolognese sauce. It was so flavorful and well-balanced.

Chicky Bites (RM8) Fried Chicken Nuggets and homemade chicken bites.

Crispy yet tender chicken bites and the nuggets that I was eating consists of real chicken meat. Unlike some fast food joint.

Besides that, I felt that portion of kids meals were quite generous too.

All in all, the waffle was just like how I wanted it to be, the thick kind. Therefore, when I have a chance I will definitely revisit to try more waffles 🙂

p/s: I saw people around me were all having different kind of dishes, and it looked yummy. :-p

Midorie x The Owls Cafe

Address: Lot G-048, Level Ground Floor, MyTOWN Shopping Centre, No.6, Jalan Cochrane, Seksyen 90, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

Phone: 017-977 7518

*solely based on writer's own opinion*

 

 

 

Hainan Food @森美兰海南会馆, NEGERI SEMBILAN HAINAN ASSOCIATION

Recently the hall area of 森美兰海南会馆, Hainan Association Negeri Sembilan has turned into a makan place for public. Serving Hainan food and Hainan Coffee.

Social media news spread faster than newspaper. I only knew about this hidden place after some of my friends shared it on Facebook.

I was not working on one of the weekday, so I told my mom that I’m bringing her to this new place for breakfast.

After dropping Jet at kindergarten, we went straight here with the help of waze navigation and arrived at around 9am.

How can one not try the Hainan Coffee. It was prepared by an elderly man. We had Kopi-C served in this old-school cup. Feeling so nostalgic. The coffee was rich and aromatic.

Not forgetting also the Hainan Toast with butter and kaya spread. Both drinks and toast from the same stall. Total was RM5.30.

Food and drinks were mend by different owner.

The 1 page menu were printed in purely Chinese. LOL!! 😀 😀

The kind boy whom took our food order read one by one to us.

Mom had Hainan Mee (RM6). Noodles were cooked al-dente and flavorful. You can spot some choy sum, sliced fishcake and pork.

I had Hainan Chicken Chop (RM12). It looks just like the traditional version of Hainan Chicken Chop, slab of fried deboned chicken thigh with generous brown sauce. Chicken was tender and sauce was not too salty or too watery. Nowadays, its rare to get nice Hainan Chicken Chop. At price of only RM12, I would say ‘what’s more to complain’?
(Based on recent update, September 2020:- Several friends commented that their Hainan Chicken Chop not nice. Inconsistent)

While eating, I also noticed quite many people ordered the Wat Tan Hor. Perhaps, I should try that in future and update it here.
(September 2020 Update:- The Wat Tan Hor and Hainan Chicken Rice was nice to eat)

Furthermore there is one Hainan Chicken Rice stall. Wanted to dapao after smelling the aromatic boiling rice. But was told the rice still not ready. 😦 😦

Honestly, I preferred such breakfast over some overpriced cafe breakfast. Typical Asian? Well, everyone has their own choice. 🙂

森美兰海南会馆
NEGERI SEMBILAN HAINAN ASSOCIATION

Address: No. 30-31,Jalan Datuk Abdul Malek,
70000 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan

Open daily (7.30am – 4.00pm) Closed on Mondays

*solely based on writer's own opinion*
*Cash term*

Breastmilk Jewelry by Woodie Pie

People often discussed how is your milk supply. But many may not know the struggle of every new mothers trying to catch up with milk supply. Although there were lots of ups and downs during my entire breastfeeding journey, I considered myself lucky because Jet is not a big drinker. I pump during working hours and direct latch whenever I’m with Jet. Nevertheless it was a memorable journey.

Frozen breastmilk in a normal freezer can only keep for maximum 6 months. Read more about breastmilk storage and handling HERE

Therefore what can you do with these excess or expired breastmilk? When Jet was a toddler, I uses the expired breastmilk to bath him. Then later I send to people who does breastmilk soap. However I wanted something for keepsake or as a remembrance to preserve the memories.

I stumbled upon Woodie Pie, founded by both humble sisters Heidi & Cassandra who able to turn these precious liquid into beautiful jewelries. I assumed this is still new in Malaysia.

Before engaging Woodie Pie, I google a little about Breastmilk Jewelry Kit, which you can actually DIY yourself. But after looking at the procedures, it is so much hassle. Therefore I decided to send my breastmilk to Woodie Pie, to get it done by them. LOL!

Wide range of jewelries are available, not just filled with breastmilk. Some are filled with baby hair, umbilical cord and even tooth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jZCoOU7oNo

Check out the video showing process of making breastmilk jewelry.

As a first timer, I chose pendants with necklace. Actually I was having a hard time to decide. 😀

My orders were labeled and packed individually. The entire process from posting my breastmilk till I received the final product, duration was about 1 month.

You may want to check out their on-going offer to pick your favorite piece 🙂

These pendant designs are ideal for daily wear. I really love it. I’m feeling proud to mark my breastfeeding journey. Diamonds are women best friend and so does these precious jewelry made from liquid gold.

For more information please drop by www.woodiepie.com

Kakigōri @ MyKori Dessert Cafe, Seremban 2

These days, the weather is so hot and sunny!
It would be nice to have an icy drink or icy dessert to cool down.

Those days, icy dessert would be ABC. But nowadays we have more choices, we called it ATAS ABC (because nicer environment, price also double)hehe…. But there’s a proper name to it…which is Kakigori or Ais Kepal Jepun. 🙂

“Kakigōri (かき氷) is a Japanese shaved ice dessert flavored with syrup and a sweetener. The origins of kakigōri date back to the 11th century, when blocks of ice saved during the colder months would be shaved and served with sweet syrup to Japanese aristocracy during the summer. Kakigōri became more accessible in the 19th century, when ice became more widely available to the public during the summertime. “

For Seremban folks, you can hoop over to MyKori Dessert Cafe for this Japanese shaved ice dessert. Located at Centrio Seremban 2 (opposite Mydin S2).

MyKori has been growing rapidly over the years since the first outlet at Puchong Jaya in year 2016. It has now over 60 outlets throughout Malaysia. (WOW! Amazing!) MyKori Dessert Cafe is a place suitable for young and old.

 

 

Types of desserts available here.   Serving not just shaved ice, but also drinks, toast and Croissant Taiyaki (a unique Japanese pastry, a fish shaped snack, made of croissant with varied sweet and savoury fillings).

Their Kakogori comes in 2 sizes. Large and Mini. I chose mini because I wanted to try more flavors. The mini is ideal for 1-2 sharing.

Above are Mango Yogurt Kakigori (made from yogurt ice, mango puree, mango cubes) and Mont Mauve Kakigōri (Made with mix berry ice, fresh strawberries, blueberries & raspberry. Topped up with whipped cream and kuriaro rose powder.)

Red Melon Kakigori (RM26) only comes in one size. Too bad that they no longer serve in watermelon shell. Hence the serving looked smaller. (Made with milk ice, watermelon, nata de coco as well as lychee).

If you are a fruits person, the above choices are quite refreshing.

Left – Chocoreo Kakigori (Made with milk ice, real oreo biscuits, oreo crumbs and chocolate sauce). I don’t really fancy this one because not much taste, more like eating oreo biscuits with ice.

Right – Popcorn Kakigori (With milk ice, kuromitsu jelly, premium caramel popcorn as well as caramel toffee sauce).

The ice is quite fine and smooth.

Other than kakigori, I also tried the Chocolate Banana Toast (RM19)

Thick toast with generous chocolate sauce, topped with 2 scoops of ice cream and served with slices of bananas. For ice cream, I chose chocolate & Thai Tea flavor. Thai Tea flavor ice cream tasted weird. Regretted choosing that flavor. 😦

As for the toast, the bread texture was quite nice. Smooth and not dry.

Jet will be very happy whenever I mentioned coming here for dessert. Above are compiled in several visits. 😀 😀

Will try more flavors in future.

MyKori Dessert Cafe

Address: 17-G, Jalan S2 B15, Centrio, Seremban 2, 70300 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan

Open daily from 2pm – 11pm

Phone: 018-281 4508

Full list of MENU, https://mykori.my/full-menu/menu/

*solely based on writer's own opinion*

 

 

 

AYAM GEPUK PAK GEMBUS @Seremban 2

BEHOLD! Its gonna be a spicy and fiery post!

Do you like eating Ayam Penyet? Similar to Ayam Penyet, Ayam Gepuk Pak Gembus is available in Seremban 2. (for Seremban readers, there is another outlet located at Senawang) Both are popular dish in Indonesia.

Both Ayam Penyet and Ayam Gepuk are quite similar. But the main difference will be the chili.

Read the difference HERE

Ayam Gepuk Pak Gembus originally from Jogjakarta since year 2013, opened its first outlet here in Malaysia on 31st August 2017.

Feeling curious about this bright lighted shop. Hence I decided to step into the store to check out what is their specialty.

The one page menu was simple and very straight forward. Looks like they only serve 1 dish. Their signature Ayam Gebuk. Ya…only this ayam.

You can choose the level of spiciness. On the menu shows the numbers of red cili padi used on each spicy level. Usually they will serve the pounded chili on top of the fried 1/4 chicken. But you can request to put aside.

Price start from RM8.90 for basic Set A which consist 1/4 chicken, raw cabbage, cucumber & white rice, while Set D comes with additional fried cabbage, gizzard, fried tofu and fried tempe (a traditional Indonesian soy product, that is made from fermented soybeans).

I ordered Normal & Spicy.

Before you begin to dig in, add on some kicap manis (sweet soy sauce) to enhance the flavors.

Tagline: Tentukan Sendiri Pedasmu, Anda Pedas, Kami Puas!

(Define Your Own Spiciness, You feel spicy, We’re Satisfied!)

Please do not underestimate the ‘Normal’ spicy level. Although I could take spicy food, I still felt the burning feeling in my mouth. Apart from the whole new level of spiciness, the chili and chicken tasted good too. Jet enjoyed eating the chicken with only white rice & kicap manis.

If you are dining in, feel free to add rice and sambal without extra charge.

What’s so special about the chili (sambal) here? I was told that the sambal is  freshly made and was prepared in batches. Mixture of chili, garlic, chili oil are done on a stone mortar dish. On far left of photo, the light brown color is cashew nut sauce. Both chili and cashew nut sauce will be combined in the sambal.

 

Verdict : Chicken was tasty and succulent. The sambal was really nice and spicy! Only downside is that, no other food choice except ayam gebuk+rice.

So, are you ready for the spicy challenge? 😉 😉

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AYAM GEPUK PAK GEMBUS @Seremban 2

13, Jalan S2 B17, Seremban 2, 70300 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan

Operation Hours : 11am – 10pm (Saturday – Thursday)

                                3pm – 10pm (Friday)

*solely based on writer's own opinion*
*Cash term*

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