Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Delicious Mutton Curry recipe made easy with Mak Siti Spices

Those who know me personally would definitely know that I love mutton curry over any other curries and you know what is the hardest part? Getting the perfect recipe, mix and thickness. But then again us working adults would be too lazy to cook and it's definitely time consuming to buy the individual ingredients.

Why mutton curry you may ask? Trust me when I say this spicy dish is to die for. I could take a whole tupperware of this, order a roti kosong or 2 and eat it together. Maybe toast some bread and dip it in or at times just eat it on it's own. It's like Asian steak with gravy and the vegetables(I often use potato and carrots) as sides. =)

So what is the recipe?

Raw Ingredients:
  • 500g of boneless mutton cubes (1 frozen pack)
  • 300g of potatoes (About 2 potatoes)
  • 300g of carrot (About 2 carrots - Optional but I like mine with carrots)
  • 400ml of fresh coconut milk (1 coconut or use creamer if you want it to be "healthier")
  • water to simmer the curry

Ingredients to blend/pound:
  • 250g of onion (2 onions - Optional)
  • 25g of ginger

Dried ingredients for curry:
  • 50g of Rempah Curry Powder Mak Siti(2 X 25 gram pack)
  • 10-30g of Chili Powder Mak Siti(Optional depending on how spicy you want your curry to be)
  • 18g (3.5 teaspoons) of salt
  • 1-2 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick or just a dash or 2 of Mak Siti Cinnamon Powder
  • 5 cloves

I always bring to boil the meat in salt water to remove some oil and the strong taste before even cooking. Oh yeah it also helps to remove extra fats when it's still frozen as it's easier.

Then cut and clean the potatoes(and carrots) and bring it to boil.

The secret recipe.. Mwahahaha.. It's one pack does it all. Drop 2 packs of this with all the ingredients into the pot and viola... I am using my rice cooker because I am a lazy bump to even look after the fire and it's non stick while keeping it warm after boiling.

There. The final product. Add less water if you want a thicker curry. Do also take note that depending on the potatoes you use, it could get thicker the longer you cook.

The secret recipe, Mak Siti Spices Mix actually made it real easy. Imagine you have go and find them individually, grind the ingredients by yourself but wait, the amount of each is also another headache. With this no hassle powder mix, it's definitely a life made simple solution. P.s. They did their Research and Development on which mix tastes best.

Why not use paste you might ask. Well for one if it's with water, you would need preservatives and that is never good for health unless you wanna be mummified *smirks*. Then why Mak Siti? It's because the Rempah Ratus Mak Siti brand by Nasuha Ent Sdn Bhd has been well known through the years since 1975 as non MSG, Natural with no artificial colouring and flavour enhancers which also prides themselves with no preservatives. They also own one of the Largest Herbs and Spices Plantation in Asia covering an area of over 3200 acres producing 6-10 metric tons of raw herbs and spices daily.

Oh yeah, They are also available in Major Supermarkets around

They sell a large variety of herbs and spices mix for different cooking needs such as nasi briyani, fish curry, soy sauce fish, soto just to name a few. You could even try to cook your own Ayam Masak Merah with recipe from a fellow blogger, Aqalili.

There a sample dish of Soto that would cut your cooking time tremendously

Or the good old rendang for the coming Raya

Other than that they also sell dried powder of herbs in bottles that could be a great addition to your kitchen to enhance taste and flavouring to your dishes.

Oh yeah I was also invited to their Breaking Fast event lately where the owner did some CSR and introduced their new products coming to the supermarket real soon and I also get to try their sample dishes cooked using their herb and spices mix.

Where to get more information? Visit their Facebook at Rempah Ratus Mak Siti or Instagram at @rempahratusmaksiti or Website at

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Terminal B Cafe Review

Those who know me would know I often travel around and most of the times finding good food. Why else would I work so hard and deprive myself of good food right? So I stumbled upon this cyclist friendly cafe. I know there are quite a few in KL and Selangor but in Malacca?

 It's actually a cafe inside a hotel with the same management. This is the main entrance of the cafe and the backdoor is the hotel lobby. So now cyclist could not only eat, they could also spend the night at ease when they cycle pass Malacca.

The "Backdoor" aka hotel lobby which also leads into the cafe so it doesn't matter if you are at the front or back

Yeap they have just recently opened and what's more is that cyclists gets 10% off!

For those who wants just a quick bite and then freshen up to continue on their journey, they provide free shower so you could stay refreshed.

The inner? Bicycle/Cyclist themed cafe sure got bicycle lor right?

Then we have the ornaments, medals and t shirt shop. p.s. the t shirt are those quick dry types.

Then we have the cosy dining area which is so big you could actually have a mini gathering here

 Oh yeah it's also fully air conditioned so you would feel more relaxed when dining. Well enough about the environment, lets move to the food

Mashed potato with black pepper brown sauce served with jumbo sausage. Then there's the flat white that pairs best with it.

Next we have one of their recommended dish. Well if they don't, I would also highly recommend this Curry Chicken Croissant Sandwich. If you are in for a light bite, this is definitely a must try, Order a cappuccino to go with it.

Next up for a full meal, go for their Nasi Lemak Rendang Ayam. Yeap, no more number of fingers on one hand more than the number of peanuts and Ikan Bilis(anchovies) or that SD card sized omelette. Served with a gracious amount of crispy anchovies and roasted to perfection peanuts served with sambal and a piece of chicken, this one takes the trophy for a full meal. Pair it with the Ice cold Cyclist Power Drink made from mixed fruit juices from their slow juicer so you get the best out of the fruits.

For cake lovers, they specialize in mille crepe cakes and one of the highly recommended one is Peanut butter blueberry mille crepe. Not too sweet, just nice for the tummy =)

Interested already? Where can you find this cafe?

Address: 38, Jalan Rahmat 4, Taman Malim Jaya, 75250 Melaka
Phone: 018-917 4810
Operating Hours: 11am to 12.05am Daily

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

GINTELL Father's Day Promotion

Was working real late with bad posture lately in the office and well father's day is nearing so I went to the nearest mall near my house to see what I could get for my Papi.

Then I pass by GINTELL. Holla BUY 1 FREE 1 with Big Brother Simon Yam pic in front of the shop. Then the friendly staff asked if I wanted to try. Guess what I did next?

Duuhhh.. Of course go give it a try first la. It's a very much needed massage from all the long hours of sitting in the office.. Imagine having one of this permanently at home. I feel I would be sleeping on them as they are real comfortable. And with the buy 1 free 1 promo, maybe my parents would have a good one too =)

Things I like about this GINTELL DéWise Care butterfly massage is it's automatic sensing, You know some of us are real tall while some slightly less blessed. Imagine it 's supposed to be massaging your neck but is now wacking your head? That would be a complete disaster. With this chair, it senses where is your neck so you get the best massage out of it. It massages all the way from the neck to thighs in one single track with heat therapy and also with the calf and leg massager of course with 3D Rotational Guasa. Best cure for the tiredness when you walk a whole day in the mall shopping. It also has the memory program which stores your favourite setting. Some, you need to reprogram again but not this. Then there's also the one button program for Mom and Dad. Well Males and Females have different massage preference right =) Price? RM14,988 for 2 chairs which means one is only RM7,494. Expensive? They offer 0% interest installment up to 36 mths le.. depending on your credit card lor.

Then comes the next question.. Eh got space or not at home the chair so big? Actually they came up with the new Sofa styled DéVano S FUNtastic Sofa selling at only RM4,988(Red and Orange) for 2 unit of the sofa or the limited edition color Blue and Purple is RM5.588 also BUY 1 FREE 1

One thing I like about this sofa styled chair is that it's compact and it's portability. Unlike conventional massage chair, I wouldn't be moving from room to living room and vice versa right? It's lightweight and packs a punch. I like the 3D heated massage balls to the back and also to the thighs. I could feel it helping to ease my back tension from all the standing and sitting that I have build up while working in the office. I also feel the price of this is very reasonable plus I could get an extra chair for free *wink* and maybe use it in the living room while I watch TV

All in all I would say, each massage chair that I tested has their unique features and it helps if you go and test them physically to see which suits you best. For me the best would be the other chair aka DéVano SL priced at RM6988 for 2 units(BUY 1 FREE 1) which focuses more on the shoulder and neck. It gives me the feeling of a human hand pressing on the shoulder from left to right and right to left. I could feel it rubbing on my Muscle Knot Build up. It could be different for others so where to find the nearest store to try the massage chair? Go to their website @ and there's a store locator. Go fast while the BUY 1 FREE 1 stocks lasts

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Yang Ming Chinese Restaurant Review

Having that cravings for some Chinese style seafood and feel it's always expensive in town and feel seafood wouldn't be fresh compared to the seaside/riverside huts. Yeah I understand the crave and having to drive all the way to Kuala Selangor just for seafood but that would change now.

Nestled in Sri Petaling is this one restaurant serving fresh seafood and also a real special dish. Wanna know more? Read on

Firstly the fresh fruit juices are from slow juicer so you get the wholesome goodness of the whole fruit.

Chinese starters, bamboo shoots

Cucumber with garlic and chilies

Tofupok stuffed with fresh

Deep fried chicken served with ginger dip. This is best paired with a bottle of cold crisp beer

Then we have the butter milk prawns. Not too wet, not too dry, just nice preserving the crisp in the prawns yet juicy inside and most importantly flavorful on the outside.

Red Braised Pork. Best paired with rice be it for lunch or dinner

One of my favorite. Fish head curry cooked in a claypot and you know what is best with this? Order a plate of Deep Fried Mantou to just dip into the curry on a rainy day. It would be heaven I tell you.

Now comes the special dish I am telling you about. Steamed fish? No.. Steamed crabs? No.. Steamed prawns? No... Steamed squids? No.. Steamed Clams? No.. All in One? Yes. Steamed to perfection in ginger soup. Family members gets to eat whatever they like so no more ordering 5 dishes to cater for 5 tastebuds.

Fresh Prawns *Drools*. Saw the tenderly soft squid just below the prawn? Yes. I could order a whole plate of this and just eat on it's own

Oh yeah in case you do not eat certain seafood, they could customize it to your taste. Different type of fish/crab/clams? No Prawns? More ginger etc. They could do it but I just like it the way it is.. The sweetness from the seafood immersed in to the soup. Every spoon is heavenly.

So now where is this restaurant, I wanna get to there now?

No.7, Jln 13/149L , Bandar Baru Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Phone: 03-9054 5865


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Dining with the birds at Hornbill Restaurant & Cafe @ KL Bird Park

Who says park food is always bad in taste? Those who did obviously haven't been to the Hornbill Restaurant & Cafe. There's also more than meets the eye in this Restaurant. I would tell you why

The restaurant is just next to the entrance to the KL Bird Park which was recently awarded the Platinum Award at the KL Mayor's Tourism Award 2017.

It was built into the bird park itself which features the World's Largest Free Flight Walk in Aviary.

Guests gets to choose the air conditioned dining area

Or the open air dining experience with the birds. No prize for guessing which one I would choose =)

In the balcony or open air(inside the bird park) you get to dine up close and personal with the birds

No the birds are very friendly and they don't peck you.. Unless you look like food to them then good luck

The Hornbill is always a pleasant sight. Well it's called the Hornbill Restaurant & Cafe right?

Life is not complete without at least a selfie with the majestic Hornbill right?

Oh did I mention there's no entrance ticket fee into the cafe?

Ok enough about the environment which I think is an experience to die for. Now lets get to the food and beverage part.

On top of coffees and teas, they do serve fresh fruit juices.

Light bites that they serve is perfect. Why? For example, this Fried Banana served with honey. Crispy on the outside so much so I call it the Eastern Wafer.

Then we have the Keropok Lekor, a local delicacy which is like fried fish cake but much better than those you could get outside. I am serious when I said this is better and a must try

Then there's my favourite satay. Marinated meat on skewers BBQed to perfection!

Juicy grilled Chicken Chop served with Black pepper sauce, sauteed veges and wedges. The wedges goes perfect when dipped into the Black Pepper sauce.

Fried Mee mamak style with a touch of lime.

Chicken Cordon Bleu, cheese, ham in breaded chicken dipped in Black Pepper sauce? Yummeh

Laksa Sarawak, rice noodle served with hearty coconut milky spicy soup and a touch of lime. Another must try

Nasi Dagang served with fish curry!!!

Then there's the Grilled Lamb Cutlet, juicy and tender grilled just nice served with black pepper sauce

Oriental fried rice where diners gets to choose between chicken, beef or vegetarian bits. Perfect to fill the tummy.

Seriously the food is perfect even for someone who is a huge critic for bad food so much so that I do not have any complains =)

Oh Yeah, I forgot desserts, Banana split. Somehow this brings back memories where I would always make my dad bring me out for banana splits whenever we go to parks when I am still young. I think it's time for me to bring him out here now =)

So with so much good food and such good environment, what are you waiting for?

How to get there? You could drive there(Parking is free) or Walk from KL Komuter station(15 minutes walk) or take the Heritage Park Tram from Dataran Merdeka

Address: KL Bird Park, 920, Jalan Cenderawasih, Perdana Botanical Gardens, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Operation Hours: 9AM - 8PM
Phone: +60 3-2693 8086

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