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Spicy Hot Basil Minced Meat

19 Nov

This is one simple recipe that a friend of mine, who doesn’t know how to cook shared with me. Good try!


5 red chili padi, chopped
5 cloves garlic, minced
300g minced meat
1 pack of basil leaves
3 Tbsp Olive oil


1. Marinade minced meat with white pepper, salt, soy sauce and coriander seeds powder. Mix well.

2. Heat up oil in a wok, add garlic and ginger and fry until fragrant. Add marinated chicken and stir-fry for two to three minutes until just cooked through.

3. Serve with fragrant rice.

Note: Be caution with the chili padi when you chopped. Avoid touching the chili seeds, as it causes the hot sensation.

Chinese Tiny Oyster Fried Rice

23 Nov

It’s never really my deal to eat chinese dried oysters. However, one day someone bought actually some over and elaborated how nice the dried oysters could be as ingredients for the ala ordinary Chinese Fried Rice. Having to keep them in the fridge for the longest time, I finally decided to give it a try.

The outcome? It was actually quite nice, maybe because I cook it myself. My hubby actually added some Tabasco sauce to it too. haha..

Did you know that oyster can boost the immune system response? The oyster accumulates zinc to much higher levels than any other animal known. It’s unbelievable. By the way, you should give it a try yourself, and here’s the recipe to share:

1 cup Wild Sarawak Rice, rinse & clean
3/4 cup White Rice, rinse & clean
12 Dry Oyster, rinse & clean
1 Onion, diced
1/2 Carrot, diced
8-10 French Beans, diced
1 red chili padi, removed seeds & sliced
1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
4 Tbsp Cooking Oil
2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
Salt & Pepper

1. Place 1 Tbsp cooking oil into pan and heat up using low-fire, put in the oyster to fry it and allows it to bring out the flavour and smell, add a pinch of salt. Off the fire, let cool down for about 2 minutes. Add in the rice into the pan, mixed together with the oyster. Then transfer it to rice cooker, add in 2 cups of water to cook the oyster rice.

2. Heat up a pan, add 3 Tbsp Cooking oil and 1 Tbsp Sesame oil into the cooking pan, heat it up using medium-fire for 2-3minutes. Follow by french bean, carrot onion, chili padi, soy sauce, salt and pepper. Stir fry all the ingredient for a minute or two.

3. Once the rice is cooked, place all the cook ingredients into the rice cooker. Mix it well. It’s ready to be serve. Yummy.

Note: You may use any kind of rice that you want, even Brown rice. It’s freestyle. Just cook the rice liked how you normally cook it and cook all other ingredients and mix it together. Have fun!

Purple Cane Tea Restaurant, Gardens Mid Valley (KL)

7 Nov

Yesterday, we had one of the most relaxing Saturday ever. We stayed at home, napping and surfing the net. May sound life-less but well, nothing beats chilling in our own crib.

Then the evening came, so we decided to check out the PC expo in Mid Valley, thinking of checking out some IT stuff, i.e. external hard drives, back pack and etc. In the end, we came out emptied handed.

Well, not wasting the journey there, we took a stroll, window shopping. We took our time, as ‘again’  it’s a supposed to be a relaxing Saturday, whereby we are supposed to take it easy and not chasing time for movie session.

Then the light breakfast we took earlier in the day, took it’s toll. Our stomach growled, showing signs it’s Dinner time. So we arrived at the Purple Cane Tea. Don’t be deceived by it’s name, as many would already did, the Purple Cane Tea is indeed a tea selling outlet, however, they have recently ventured to serving tea influenced dishes as a restaurant. And that’s we were.

In total, we ordered 3 dishes and 2 soups. And that’s not really a lot, considering their servings are very ‘oriental’. Btw, the bill came up less than RM60 for the meal after some discount. Hence, make sure you ask for there could be any promotions or discounts going on the next time you go down there.

Map Location:
Lot LG 206, Lower Ground,
The Gardens Mid Valley City,
Lingkaran Syed Putra,
59200 Kuala Lumpur.

Contact: 03-2283 6090

1. Green Tea Rice

2. Vege 4 in 1

3. Anchovies Egg

4. Prawn Salad in Green Tea

5. Soups

i. Lotus Root soup

ii. Kutzu Root soup

6. Ice Lemon Oolong Tea

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