(Note: I’m organising Sydney’s biggest food blogger meetup in conjunction with my bday next sat. […]
(Note: I’m organising Sydney’s biggest food blogger meetup in conjunction with my bday next sat. Are there any bloggers who didn’t get an invite? Blog must be updated regularly to be included. Email me for details firstname.lastname@example.org)
Last Malaysia post woohoo! Free wifi in the shopping malls makes for happy campers.
The shopping malls in KL are pretty crazy- check out all the escalators at Berjaya Times Square! Almost looks like an optical illusion!
Lolwhut a roller-coaster inside a mall?! Only in Malaysia
Tee hee i bought hot dog slippers!
Food court awesomeness
New fave place to eat chilli crabs (De Foodland Seafood Restaurant 25 & 27 Jalan 3/62B, Bandar Sri Menjalara 52200) which arrives in a giant platter covered by spicy sweet eggy sauce
Gotta have deep fried mantou buns to mop up the fantastic gravy yo!
To be honest when the salted egg squid arrived i didn’t pay much attention to it as it was such an unappealing shade of yellow/grey but after trying 1 piece i was hooked gosh darn it was fan freaking tastic
Cereal prawns from another restaurant was equaly awesome with crunchy deep fried nuggets of sweetish oats
And a trip to Malaysia is never complete without a giant plate of butter prawns oh gawd so buttery and eggy be still my cholesterol laden heart
They kinda go overboard on the cockles in the char kway teo at the airport haha the brother unit is not a fan
Seriously MAS has pretty decent food. Cheesey salmon with baked potatos and grilled potatos and how cute are the 3 ferrero rochers tucked in the corner
Noods chose the lamb curry. i stole his chocolate.
The chocolate muffin was awesome and filled with choc chips. The yoghurt was fail. And that folks wraps up the Malaysia posts yay random posts to follow!
Oven roasted pulled pork tacos so awesome you’ll weep with joy.
Tuesdays are usually taco day in the chocolatesuze residence. Usually the not-so-authentic Old El Paso stuff from the supermarket with mince beef and a crapload of cheese but after watching several episodes of Man vs Food I have developed a fascination of pulled pork. According to wiki: ‘the pork, (usually shoulder cut) is cooked using a low-heat, long-cook method. With these extended times at low temperatures, the meat becomes tender enough that its weakened connective tissue allows the meat to be “pulled”, or easily broken into individual pieces.’
So I bought a 2kg pork shoulder (no bone) from the butchers the other day. I don’t have a pressure cooker and the crazy rain meant I wasn’t going to use the bbq so good ol oven recipe was needed. Except I have issues with sticking to recipes when there’s so much out there on the interwebs haha so i mixed 1/2 cup sugar and 1/4 cup of salt together and gave the pork a good rub and left it to sit in the fridge for 6 hours. After the 6 hours the porky will be sitting in a pool of liquid but do not discard! Preheat oven to 120C before sticking it in the oven skin/fat side up for 8 hours.
Yep 8 loong loooooong hours later and the porky is done! Dun worry he’s not burnt and don’t stab him halfway thru cooking ‘just to see’! Baste the porky every coupla hours with the liquids its sitting in.
It’s shredding time! Pork so freaking tender that it falls apart using just a fork!
Oh baby. Sometimes when I cook I weep.
Remnants. The skin was uber chewy but it’s better to roast the pork with the skin on cos it’ll prevent the pork from drying out with it’s fatty goodness and is heaps easy to remove once roasted. Also don’t chuck out the juices- that stuff is liquid gold man! Spoon about a quarter of it onto your shredded pork pile. I also added a tablespoon of bbq sauce so it was super juicy 😀
Assembling time! Btw see those tortillas I bought? Yeah don’t use those. If I could be bothered I would’ve made the tortillas from scratch. Instead I had to run out and go buy some fresh lebanese bread which was super tasty but a bit thick and freaking huge.
Obviously I didn’t know what the tortillas tasted like when I was assembling my first one lol anywhos… whacking the taco time! (Oh George why do people make you say such cringe worthy lines on Masterchef?)
But chuck on some porky goodness, add your salsa (I used tomato, red capsicum, lime and coriander), teensy bit of shredded lettuce, a scattering of cheese, slices of avocado, some cut chillis, a dollop of sour cream and away you go!
How about a shot of tequilla? Sure! Don’t mind if I do. Perfect.
All you can eat ribs at Cafe Ish, Surry Hills (82 Campbell St, Surry Hills note- the Albion St cafe has closed). All you can eat ribs for $35p.p on Wednesday nights at Cafe Ish. That’s right all you can eat ribs baby yeah! Though there is a 1.5 hr time limit from when the first bowls appear and a surcharge if there’s too much wastage. But the ribs oh how they are fan freaking tastic!
(CAFE ISH IS CLOSED, SEE POST ON MILK BAR BY CAFE ISH HERE) Dearly beloved. We are gathered here today in the presence of these witnesses to celebrate the union of food bloggers and all you can eat ribs. Heh. Cafe Ish (82 Campbell St, Surry Hills note- the Albion St cafe has closed) has started doing all you can eat ribs for $35p.p on Wednesday nights. That’s right all you can eat ribs baby yeah! Though there is a 1.5 hr time limit from when the first bowls appear and a surcharge if there’s too much wastage. But the ribs oh how they are fan freaking tastic!
Oh hai. Ready for some tastyness! The ribs: Blue gum smoked beef or pork ribs marinated in sake, soy, mirin and ginger finished with coriander, fresh chili, shallots, sesame and black vinegar.
Bowls of giant mutant sized pork ribs were set down on the table and we fall silent with the sounds of nomming. Nom nom. Nom. But not before an avalanche of shutter clicks. Click click. Btw Josh doesn’t mind photos just have a chat with him and let him know. Hi Josh!
Beef ribs. Fat and meat meld together for awesomeness. The bowl held a deceptively large amount of super tender juicy morsels of meat with ribbons of melt in the mouth fat. Oh gawd. Need more.
We ordered some sides- Edamame with Murray River pink salt ($6)
Fries with wasabi mayo ($6) are the stuff dreams are made of and were so freaking addictive it was painful trying to decide if i wanted the chips to compete for stomach space with the ribs
Japanese Potato Salad ($5). I only managed a couple of pieces of mayo and shallot covered potato nubbins because my stomach was nearing the explodey point. Stomach how could you fail me?
Carnage. Of course the night is not over until we have dessert. The suggestion of 1 of everything was met with a slight pause as we eyed each other before someone chimes in with ‘how about 2 of everything’ and we chortle with glee
Lemon delicious is indeed delicious, fluffy and light with a lemony zing and is so very moreish. Heh more-ish. Geddit? Oh dear i think it’s time for bed.
Wattleseed creme brulee with azuki beans. The girls had fun cracking into the caramelized layer which gave way with a satisfying crunch and hid creamy smooth custardy innards that had the slight nuttiness of wattleseed.
Yeah i totally didn’t write down what this was. Um. Anyone? Bueller? Um chocolate gateau? Omg [brain sputter] with a giant scoop of wattle seed ice cream and a dab of sour plum jam so sour it was like someone hit you in the face with a giant flavour bag of sourness (bwahaha Masterchef reference) but when eaten with a spoonful of the rich chocolate made for a perfect pairing of sweet and sour goodness.
Drinks were had. Wine, Sake (otoko yama) and crazy awesome Mad Brewers Orchard Ale. And we were merry. And oh how i must return soon for the beef ribs are calling to me…
HAI. i promise a non Malaysian post on Monday i swear! So anyways we had […]
HAI. i promise a non Malaysian post on Monday i swear! So anyways we had a dinner banquet for all the rellies who couldn’t make it to Sydney for our wedding at Chuai Heng (231 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100, KL)
Lobster Special Five Mixed Combination
Shark fin soup. i’m not really a fan of shark fin soup. Actually i don’t really like soup unless it’s potato soup..
Roasted whole suckling pig with jellyfish. Pig is a magical animal. Crispy crackling skin and juicy porky innards
Braised Sliced Abalone and Fish Maw with Mushroom and Vegetables. Abalone is awesome. It’s like chewy but soft at the same time..
Pan fried Sea Prawn. i don’t remember eating this. Um.
Steamed Fresh Pomfret Fish. i super love this fish with its firm flesh
Fried rice. i think i was much more interested in the shredded egg ribbons atop the rice. i like eggs.
Sweetened Glutinous Rice Dumplings and Sweetened Hot Soya with Red Bean and Lotus Seeds. Wasn’t a fan of the desserts haha but that was ok cos we went back to the hotel and ate our body weight in mangosteens
Lols the boy and i are true aussies hoho
Btw if anyone has had their hair straightened for 5 years perming is probably not the best idea…
Once upon a time there was a girl called Su-Yin. Her blog The Journal of […]
Once upon a time there was a girl called Su-Yin. Her blog The Journal of a Girl who Loves To Cook is sprinkled with fantastical cake creations, drizzled with laughter and coated with love. After finishing her course in Sydney, doing a bit of travel and moving back to Malaysia she opened her store Delectable by Su (S-213, Level 2, The Gardens Mall, Mid Valley City) in May 2009.
Her store front window is filled with cake towers, candy trees, cupcakes and marshmallows apenty
Step inside and be engulfed in the sugary sweet scent of cakes and icing. Tshirts and bags are available with crazy cute cartoons
Brightly coloured cupcakes are almost too cute to eat. Almost.
Eat at the store and your fabulous cupcake will arrive on a plate that even has its own indent for the spoon!
7 Sins of Chocolate (RM12/$AU4) was so chocolatey im still dreaming about it
All the best with your business Su!
THE BEST hokkien mee is at Restoran Ahwa (66, Jalan 14/48, Petaling Jaya).
Check out that plate of fatty goodness mmm deep fried lard atop a jumble of noodles coated in black sticky sauce = awesomeness
Lala. Um kinda like pipis? Are they the same? Anyone? Bueller?
The pohpiah was ok. i think i’m too used to stuffing them the way i like- less lettuce more crabby innards and heaps of shredded egg.
The satay was a winner with charcoaly edges and an addictive peanut sauce
For dessert we order the Apam Balik- a crispy pancake filled with crushed peanuts, sugar and sweet corn
But then we cross the street and oh look a durian road side stall!
So very happy 😀