Sunday, 30 January 2011

The White Chocolate

The joys of cheesecake making and photography summed up in one photo.

^ ^ hehehe

Friday, 28 January 2011

10 East Leaving do.. well.. One of many leaving Dos....

Team Night out with JM the hostess showing us what she uses to shower everyday. Comes in a pretty pink too.

The options for the night were Shepard's pie and Fish Pie.

I have to say I love the FIsh pie the most. The potato crust was nicely crisped. The seafood flavour was formidable and the variety of ingredients used was impressive too.

JM, its amazing how you became such a good cook in a year.. Well done!!

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Tesco Finest Sausage Feast

These may look like cheapo 90% reprocessed meat sausages but I reassure you I got them out of a Tesco Finest Packet. We had three flavours: Leek, Bramley Apples and Red pepper. Bramley apples led the race with 2 votes followed closely behind by red pepper haha....not a very exciting poll ... really.. haha

To complete it off, we had some sauerkraut, gherkins, cherry tomatos and fried potato cubes.

Selamat Datang Wau Cafe

The prospect of a new Asian cafe in Glasgow always stirs up a huge appetite for my flatmates and I. I was stunned when AS told me that there's a new Malaysia cafe in Yorkhill. Unexpectedly, it turns out to be a full fledged Malay Malaysian cafe. WoOTs~~! *btw AS claims to have been visiting this place on a daily basis. O _ O ~!!!!

The flat turned up in full force one weekday evening, with hunger and anticipation building up over the course of our less than great days at work. Surprisingly, no one was in the cafe but I wonder if that's because the place is newly open.

The opening conversation immediately brought a sense of familiarity that set the expectation of this place. Authenticity.

We started off with a trio of appetisers that included curry puffs, satay and soup kambing. The satay was well seasoned with galangal and tumeric spices and complimented really well with the peanut sauce. Satay was abit dry (deep fried or grilled?) but was salvaged by the ketuput that helped moisten things up. Kambing soup was great for a cold evening. The Curry puff however was mediocre. I would definitely go for the potatos over the sardine.

Moving on to the main course, Aa and I decided to whack 2 mains. i know we were being greedy but we were also uber hungry. I had the nasi goreng with chicken curry. haha I totally didn't expect my nasi goreng to be what it looked like and what was more bizarre was that it tasted like char kway teow haha.. I was very amused and nevertheless wolfed down the whole plate. Next up was my mee goreng haha. Certainly quite different from the version at rumours and the verson at the malay food store in LPS.

C and Aa went for the wau cafe nasi lemak set. There was a choice of beef rendang or ayam goreng with nasi lemak, egg, 2 satays and really solid sambal. I ll give good marks for the rice and sambal. I just wished the sambal had alittle more fire in it.

Aa had mee bandung as his seconds. I din't learn about mee bandung until really recently. I had a taste of it and was rather intrigue.

THe meal wouldn't have been completed without desserts. I don't think these were bought from a factory or anything. They look good enough to be home made and I would say was the best course of the meal. THe irony is that I wouldnt normally buy Malay dessert in SIngapore but because I m here in Glasgow where every Asian food is more difficult to find, I couldn't resist sampling them . Taste Good!!

Overall, we had a great time there at the cafe. The food was nice but unfortunately was not mind blowing. The portions could be bigger and its chilli have a higher level of spiciness. Having said that, the culinary skills showcased remains a niche market that is bound to attract lots of SEA students. I believe with time, we can expect more great tasting malaysian cuisines from them.

Wau Cafe, Glasgow
27 Old Dumbarton Road
Glasgow G3 8RD

Opening hours
Tue - Thurs 1130- 2130
Fri 1400 - 2100
Sat 1130 - 2130
Sun 1130 - 1730
Mon Closed

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Pho Bo. ... Beef Fur?

Lunch today was a nice departure from the standard indomee, tomyum noodles and 出前一丁

Say hello to another classic noodle dish so iconic of Vietnam. Pho!..

Quite embarrassingly, this came out of the instant noodle packet. Forgive me, I don't have time to make beef stock from scratch plus.. I don't know how to make pho beef stock.

Thankfully, there was some left over black pepper beef ribs, basil and lime to allow me to transform this into a gourmet instant noodles. hahaha

Now that Vietnam is conquered, perhaps I should try some instant Singapore noodles the next time round?

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Portugese Egg Tarts

I'm not a huge fan of PET but these were pretty good

Thanks XL !!!!!!

P.s I like the traditional version

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

The Festive dinner aftermath.....

I have to admit... :X I tend to overeat over the festive break....and there's really no stopping no matter how hard I try... Yes... Gluttony.....

The least I could do was not to waste all that food after the main event.

With most of the shops closed after the holidays, it is important that you stock up on some basic perishables like vegetables and milk. We used some of the left over bacon and chicken to whip up a chicken Alfredo (haha how app!). We have recently switched to using a much tastier pasta from De cecco. Its got a great al dente texture after cooking but good quality comes with price. 1.50pounds normally but Sainsbury's doing a 1 pound offer at the moment.

If you prefer Chinese, how about some fried rice ?? I haven't cooked a fried rice since 3rd year. 1. I dont have a fire big enough to give me that nice wok flavour. 2. Too much effort chopping up all that stuff and having to cook rice and recook everything all over again... Technically I din't cook the rice this time.. Aa did it.

There's this whole debate about how the egg should be in-cooperated into the rice. Some like it cracked into the wok with the rice (as in the picture). SOme like the rice coated with raw egg before frying and some just prefers a sunny side up over the rice so that they can burst the yolk and spill it over the rice.

What's your preference ?

And if you've still got more food left from after cooking 2 meals haha I think the solution is to dump it into a pot and make a stew and eat it for a few more days.

I took whatever's left of the carrots, potatos, pork, celery, tomato, herbs, added some tomato paste and vege stock and dumped it all together.

Very hearty indeed but really too heavy haha...

Next up... CNY in FEB

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