Thursday, December 30, 2010

Christmas : Home cell fellowship

Christmas : Home cell fellowship
We had a little game that used Pictionary.
We had so much fun acting out the "word"
Most of us was shouting
"How many word(s)?"
"How many syllabus?"
The person need to act it out!
I was one of the representative to act out too!

Then we shared what Christmas meant to us.
Christmas :
it's Party time!
it could be a time to get presents!
a time for shopping with lotsa discount; or
a time to fellowship with friends and good food!

To Christians,
it is to remembered our most precious Gift from God,
God's Only Son --- Jesus Christ 
who died for all of us on the cross and forgive our sins
and set us free! 

I wish all my dear friends,
to have spend their Christmas in a meaningful way last week!

My uni friend, Choi Li and I
My sister also went with me too but she was shy to take picture.

Group photo time!
I  was at the second row #4 from right.
My sister was at the last row #8 from right.

My present from gift exchange session

Oh, I got the Beryl's chocolate! 
Give thanks! 
Must reduce weight first before consumptio of this yummy chocolate... lol 

All the home-cook food.
Very very sweet and good job to the preparers!!!

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Spanish Cheese and Wine Appreciation

Spanish Cheese and Wine Appreciation

(In fact, I personally find this sharing of Sapnish wine and cheese requires so much time to learn, 
and time to appreciate each and every details from the making, contents, originality, taste to
pairing of the wine and cheese. As a result, this post has been drafted few months back and only now
I shall think that it is consider ok to be posted. Happy reading!!!)

The Speaker, Victor E De Jesus,
General Manager for Asia
He is an experienced and acknowledged expert in Spanish gastronomy. 
I attended this Spanish cheese and wine appreciation workshop
at the Sime Darby Conventional
(September 19, 2010)

Ficus Room 5-6.30pm

It was a lively session which, among other things, gastronomic.
Spanish Passion (the company)
indeed has a strong passion towards their products, i.e. Spanish wine and cheese.  

White wine

Rosé wine

"Spain has a relatively large number of distinct wine-producing regions,
more than half having the classification Denominación de Origen (DO)
with the majority of the remainder classified as Vinos de la Tierra (VdlT).
There are two regions nominated as Denominación de Origen Calificada (DOCa)
~ Rioja and Priorato ~ the flagship regions of Spanish winemaking."

[Above introductory Info from Wikipedia]
Spain has over 2.9 million acres planted,
making it the most widely planted wine producing nation;
but it is only the third largest producer of wine in the world,
the largest being Italy and France.

(D.O. refers to Denomination of Origins)


A brut nature with elegantaromas (nuts, coconut, soft toast)
produced by in-barrel fermentation
Complex aromas of riped fruits (quince, melon)
helps bring out these aromas.
Best served at a temperature at a 6-8 degree Celcius.

Paired with San Simon Smoked Cow's Cheese

Azumbre Verdejo 2008, Rueda D.O.

Made from the selection of the best grapes in the vineyard
from vine over 60 years old.
It has a brilliant yellow colour with glints of green
On the nose, it is clean powerful fresh with aromas of peach.
On the mouth it is full, big and oily, well balance with hints of white fruits
and a lingering finish.

Paired with Rosemary Goat's Cheese.

Azumbre Verdejo 2008, Rueda D.O.

VINA SANCHA Rosado 2009

This Rose wine dressed with hint of rashberry giving a very origin
 harvest in the middle of October, picked by hand and selected in bodega.
This wine accompanies perfectly roasted, stews of meat and vegetables.

Luberri Seis 2007, Carbonic Maceration
Luberri acts as excellent modern, fruit-forward wine. 
Luberri is from La Rioja, is arguably the best wine region in Sapin.  
It is one of the first Carbonic Maceration wine aged in oak
It is a modern dark ruby/ purple-tinged wine with 6 months in oak.
It offers refreshing sweet, tarry fruits with hints of cedar wood, licorice and herbs.

Pair with Manchego cheese.

Luberri Seis 2007, Carbonic Maceration

Pago del Vicario Penta 2006

Takes in name from the 5 months it has spent in barrel,
plus 5 varieties that have been used
to compose the wine
55% Tempranillo
25% Cabernet sauvignon
10% Syrah
8% Merlot
2% Petit Verdot

The colour: cherry red with a lovely red rim, viscous, clean and bright.
Taste: extremely fruity with intense of mature red fruits
such as blackberry and rashberry confiture.
After a while in the glass, the wine displays balsamic notes and mountain herb tones.
Serve this wine between 16-17 degree Celcius. 

This simple yet expressive wines can be combined with a wide variety of dishes and tapas

Pago del Vicario Penta 2006

Now, come to sharing on Spanish cheese
There are more than 100 different cheeses in Spain
and some of the cheeses can be bought
“young”, “semi-cured” or fully “cured”.

Many of the better-known cheeses are D.O.
(Denomination of Origin), which insures that the animal sources of the milk
and the traditional methods of making the cheese are maintained.

San Simon Smoked Cow's Cheese, 21D 
Aged for 21 Days

Handcrafted slowly and smoked with Birch wood
It is soft and very creamy, slightly piquant tatse

Iberico semi-cured mixed cheese, 50D

It is the most typical Spanish cheese
that made from a mix of goat, sheep, cow's milk with
minimum 20% of any of the milk.
It has full body nutty flavour, creamy texture,
and 3 dimensional character
that give a very good aftertaste.

Maese Miguel Manchego sheep's cheese, 90D

Traditional cheese with history more than 2,000 years,
the best known cheese outside of Spain.
Made from milk of the Manchego sheep.
It has a very smooth, pleasant, persistent and individual flavour.

Rosemary Goat's Cheese, 90D 

To many people including myself, of course,
this is a beautiful Goat’s cheese aged for 90 days
with fresh rosemary from Murcia’s high plateau region
according to traditional methods passed over generations from local shepherds.
 It has an irresistible aroma of rosemary,
enhancing the smoothness and the goat’s milk flavour.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Henry Cook at SSTwo Mall

Henry Cook at SSTwo Mall

Henry Cook Signature Singapore Nyonya Laksa @ LG, SStwo Mall.

This menu cover explained that Chef Henry is the founder for Henry Cook
and he was one of the top chef in the renowed Hyatt Hotel.

He combined his vast experience of western and Peranakan food (Nyonya food) and
served a wicked range of fusion food such as the ever popular Laksa and
Chicken Donar Kebab.


Signature Singapore Nyonya Laksa
without egg RM6.50
with egg RM8.00

This is the Nyonya Laksa

A closer look
Taste is authentic with kebab chicken, fish cake,
bean sprout, laksa leaves and sambal chillis

Fruit punch

The environment is simply elegant

The food preparation area.

The Dona Kebab (pita bread served with meat marinated overnight)
is another highlight and it tasted like home-made food.
Come with sambal chilli as sauce to dip if prefer more spicy taste.
Few choices that I could remember are:
Chicken and cheese
Mutton and cheese
Mutton only
Vegetables only

However, my friend wais a little dissapointed as the Nyonya Laksa seems
to be the only Nyoya food served even though the shop.

Well, overall experience was not bad and will definately visit this place again!  

Saturday, December 25, 2010

1 Day Out Fun Walk on 01.01.11


1. Event details:

Event Name : 1 Day Out Fun Walk

Venue : Central Park 1 Utama

Date : Saturday 01 January 2011

Be there by : 7.15am

Flag off time : 8.00am

Registration fee : RM 10.00

2. Each and every participant will receive a goodie bag worth RM 80.00

3. Goodie Bag Distribution will commence 9.00am onwards.

4. Participants will also be judged for Best dress based on Welcoming 2011 theme.

5. Prizes for the best dress competition are from 1st to 3rd placing winners only.

6. Free entry for kids below 7 years oldbut will not be entitled to goodie bag.

7. The Registration fee is RM 10.00 and the online fee is RM 4.00.
Everyone needs to pay a total of RM 14.00.

8. The 1 Utama's carnival starts from 11.00am onwards.

9. Walk-in counter: F.T.A.A.A's office, 2nd Floor Wisma OCM,
 Jalan Hang Jebat, 50150 Kuala Lumpur.

Login now to HooHa Asia to register for this event.

Not a member yet? Register now .

Friday, December 24, 2010

SHAPE January 2011 Workshop

SHAPE Workshop: Express Beauty and Fitness

Date: 15th Jan 2011 (Sat).
Venue: Fitness First, Avenue K
Time: 9.45am - 2.00pm

Registration fee:
RM25 per person,
or RM40 per pair

Itinerary and the details of paticipation,
do refers to the SHAPE mag January 2011 issue.


Winter Soltice Dec 2010 (冬至)

It is one of the chinese culture to celebrate Winter Solstice or Dong Zhi.
It is also known as Chinese Christmas.
Chinese families, irrespective of their faith
 can sit down and make tang yuen
and have a family dinner.
Eventhough I am a Christian, I still practice this Chinese tradition
because it is still fun making the tang yuen with the coloured rice ball dough.

Glutinous Rice Flour
or known as "Tepung Pulut" in malay

Rice balls!!!

More rice balls!!!

This a portion for 5-6 persons =]
with 3 packets of 300 grams glutinous rice flour mix

 Tang Yuen (soft rice balls) and the syrup

You can use any kind of syrup.
We use only screwpine leaves (pandan leaves),
brown sugar with a piece of bruised ginger,
making a clear, sweet soup.
The coloured balls look beautiful in this clear, sugar syrup.
Add enough water to get the sweetness you like.


I enjoy my bowl of hot tang yuen.


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