Most of us will think about salad when thinking about dieting. Is it a healthy food? Considering salad consists of vegetables and fruits, yes but the dressing, I don’t think so.
Western has their very own salad and so do we, the Malaysian. It is called Rojak – fruit salad with prawn paste n sweet sauce. Main ingredients are fruits and they are cucumber, mango, pineapple, papaya, sengkuang. Some even include yau char keoy and prawn crackers.
There is one mobile hawker stall sells very delicious rojak. The best so far that I have tasted. It is located in Taman Tanming Jaya, 10 min drive from Mines Wonderland. The mobile stall only operates every Monday from 12-3pm only. I can tell you, the stall always crowded with people and the owner is making good money.
Rojak @ Taman Tanming Jaya, Selangor
Stew Belly Pork
300 – 400g Belly pork (Cut into 1cm thickness each)
2 Eggs (Hard boil egg)
7 – 8 cloves Garlic
50g Kei Chi
1 tbsp Dark soy sauce
2 tbsp Light soy sauce
1 tbsp Oyster sauce
1 tsp TikkoSS’s secret ingredient
¼ tsp Pepper
½ tbsp Rice wine
½ tbsp Sugar
1. Wash belly pork and cut it into pieces of 1cm each. Set aside.
2. Add ingredients A into belly pork and mix well. Marinate belly pork for 1 hour.
3. Pour into a pot and cook with small fire for 1 hour.
4. Continuously stir the pot every 5 minutes to avoid burning at the bottom. (Notes: Try not to add any water. It will affect the taste. If necessary only add about ¼ cup of water to avoid drying)
5. 10 minutes before the dish is ready, add in the hard boil eggs and slowly stir with the gravy. Ready to be served.
Onion with Egg
2 Onions (Sliced)
½ tsp TikkoSS’s Secret Ingredient
1 tsp Soy sauce
1 tsp Oyster sauce
1. Beat eggs. Add in soy sauce and oyster sauce
2. Heat wok with 3 tbsp of oil. Add in onion.
3. Fry onion until soft and golden brown.
4. Add in the beaten eggs on top of the onion. Turn around the egg every 5 minutes with small fire to get even cooked on both sides.
5. When the egg turns golden brown, it is ready to be served.
Chicken Herbal Soup
¼ Black Chicken (Can also use kampong chicken)
5-6 Red dates
30 g Kei chi
2-3 pieces Yuk Chuk
2-4 sticks Tong Sam
1 pinch Salt
1 pinch TikkoSS’s Secret Ingredient
1. Wash and remove chicken skin.
2. Boil water and cook chicken for 3 minutes. Set aside
3. Put chicken, red dates, kei chi, yuk chuk, tong sam into ceramic pot. Add water until ¾ full.
4. Boil the mixture in the slow cooker boiler for approximately 3 hours
5. Add salt and TikkoSS’s Secret Ingredient. Ready to be served.
What will you do if you are tasked to use only RM 50 to get a scrumptious dinner. RM 50 is quite a lot for dinner especially for average earning people like me. To make the whole task more challenging, the requirement is to have more than 3 dishes for 2 persons and both must be satisfied with the food and the dessert too.
Sounds challenging? YES and NO. YES because food are getting more expensive nowadays with high inflation rate etc. You can easily spend RM 50 for a simple meal. If you decided to go for a better one, it can easily cost you over RM 100 +. NO when you know where to go for the right food at the right place.
I have been introduced to SS2 foodcourt to complete this task. I drove about 15 min from my house and with the assistance from my best buddy “Dumb Dumb” (callsign for my Garmin GPS :p ), I finally arrived at the location. This place has many food stalls and it is very crowded too.
Many of the stalls here appeared either on TV or in newspaper. Wonderful isn’t it? First stall that strikes me is the Ikan Bakar (grilled fish). The stall does not only sells grilled fish but many other seafood too. You can choose your own seafood and they will grilled for you immediately. I ordered stingray as a start.
Then I walked to Penang Fried Kueh Teow Stall. I will never miss Penang Fried Kuey Teow? A friend of mine once told me, the taste will never go wrong if you order fried kuey teow especially when you do not know what to order. Er.. personally I have few bad experiences on Penang Char Kuey Teow before. I called it imitation Char Kuey Teow :p . Let me not go into details for that now.
There is a hidden menu that did not publish out. It is called Penang mee goreng mamak. I did not realise until someone ordered it. Apparently, that is one of the famous food from this stall. So, I decided to place my second and third order which is char kuey teow and mee goreng mamak. Don’t worry, they are meant for 2 person as mentioned earlier right?
Now comes the dessert. I managed to locate this stall that sells various type of chinese dessert. Nothing special about this stall except it is run by not chinese although I mentioned “chinese” desserts . I ordered Leng Chi Kang by the way.
After about 10 minutes of waiting, all the food were served. Judging from the pictures, I managed to order more than 3 delicious dishes for 2 person with dessert too ! If you noticed I ordered Hong Kong Chee Cheong Fun too as I still have some leftover money.
All the food that I have just ordered taste really good and up to my expectation. The mee goreng mamak taste exactly like what I use to have in Penang and I love it so much. The ikan bakar (grilled fish) and char kuey teow taste better than it looks from the pictures.
Last objective is to finish all the food ordered as hard sign that the food are delicious. As much as the portions are quite big, both me and my friend managed to finish all the food ordered with no leftovers. Mission Accomplished. With only RM 50 for 2 person, my dinner become exciting when both of us decided to spend on SS2 Foodcourt.
How many of you don’t know what is coconut? I am not kidding when I ask this. Silly question? Well, it depends on which part of the world you are from. A Japanese friend of mine never see a real banana tree or a coconut tree all her life. I tried to explain what coconut look like and how we prepare the drink and she gave me this puzzle look as if I am talking “alien language”.
So, on my way back from Ipoh, I decided to stop by the roadside to buy some of the sweet thai coconuts. The price is only about RM 1 per piece. You can even get a better deal if you plan to get more. It is really depending on your negotiation skills. Rather than explaining by words to this friend of mine, I decided to show my actions.
I started by saying, “This is a coconut and how they look like.” .. duh.. what a lame start. Then I bring out all my gears including my favourite chopping knife to prepare for the drinks.
Start with slicing the top section of the coconut. Drain the coconut water before chopping the coconut into half. Well, if you notice the sequence, it is a bit misleading on the pictures below. These are all because my japanese friend mixed up the steps when preparing the pictures ..
After chopping the coconut into half, use the spoon to scoop the coconut meat. Now, the coconut drink is ready to be served. These steps might seem very easy to most of you but I can tell you that these steps are really challenging to my friend. As for me, 6 pieces of coconuts are just enough to drain my strength and energy.
Of course it is easier to buy from stalls but the experience of preparing the drink by yourself is just amazing. More importantly, the actions explained clearly to my Japanese friend and she is pretty much enjoyed the whole process. Try this in front of your girl friends. I am sure they will be amazed and touched with your hardwork and sweat ! :p
Many say beer is “White Man Tea”. Is it true? I don’t know but to me, beer is a common drink nowadays regardless of your skin color. This time, let me share with you some “chinese” made beer. Not Carlsberg, not Tiger or Heineken but Tsingtao Beer. I am not sure how many of you know about TsingTao beer but the first time when I came across this brand is when I was in Miri. I am not a big fan of beer because beer generally bitter and taste like beer..duh
Tsingtao Beer originated from a place called Qing Dao (Tsingtao). Qing Dao is a port sub-provincial city in the Shandong province of China. Tsingtao beer is brewed with high quality ingredients, special yeast, classic brewing craft and unique aging process. What I know is this beer has won Chinese National Gold prizes for 7 times. Enough of history lesson, let’s talk about the beer itself.
I bought this can of beer for RMB 3 which is equivalent to RM 1.50. Cheap isn’t it? I bet you cannot get beer for that amount of money. Like all other beers, Tsingtao beer is best to serve cold. Duh..
What amaze me about this beer is that, it has less bubbles as compare to most of the beer. Regardless of weather the beer is cold or warm, the likelihood of forming the bubble (formy layer) is low but of course, it depends on your pouring skills too .
I don’t know how to comment much about beer as I am not a master in drinking but to me, this beer is less bitter and taste smoother as compare to other brand. The alcohol content is rather low as compare to other brand of beer. The alcohol content is only 3.8% alcohol by weight or 4.8% alcohol by volume with zero fat content and 157 calories per 12-ounce serving.
All I can say is, beer is a bitter drink and personally I don’t quite like it but Tsingtao beer can be labelled as one of my favorite among all. If you happen to be a loyal supporter of other brand of beer, don’t change it or else you are not loyal anymore .. hehe.. but give a try on this one too !
One day, few super heroes went to elimentary school to promote anti criminal culture and a world free from crime.
Superman: My name is Superman, I fly everywhere when the world needs me.
Invisibleman: I am sure you cannot see me now but I am Invisibleman, I can be invisible to fight the crime.
Spiderman: As you all know from my outfit, I am spiderman. I use my super spider ability to defeat the enemy.
Unnamed Man: My name is Unnamed Man, I can do pretty much all above. Flying, invisbile, super spider ability and many more.
One kid raises his hand and ask.
Kid: I never hear about you, Unnamed Man. If you can do all those abilities, why don’t you choose a better codename rather than unnamed.
Unnamed Man: Well young man, most of the cool name already been taken by others so I am still figuring out mine.
A lot of people was asking when I will officially share my blog to the world. I have been thinking about the right time, right date and the right day to officiate all my website. Don’t guess, I am not a true believer of feng shui but getting “easy to remember details” always makes my life easier for the anniversary celebration.
Many talks about 10/10/10. I always wonder why 10/10/10 ? why not 11/11/11 instead? After a long search, I finally found the answer:
i) 10/10/10 only happen once .. duh..
ii) 10/10/10 happens on Sunday..my favorite day of the week
iii) 10/10/10 happens to be 3 x perfect score ..
iv) 10/10/10 @ 10:10 means besides 5 x perfect, it is time that I wake up on most of the Sunday .. hehe..
v) last but not the least, I need a day to officiate my web anyway ..
For the past few months, I managed to setup a few websites by myself. All these websites are full with my original ideas and genuine contents. Although I sacrifise a lot of my time in developing these, the results are encouraging.
The first website that I own is TikkoSS’s Blog. This web is all about “Sharing my Senses, Experiences and Thoughts !” with my readers. In TikkoSS’s Blog, you will find a lot of information on Jokes, Food, Travels, Recipes, Hotels, Cars, Arts and many more to come. It will also serves the purpose of recording my wonderful experiences and exciting moments in life so that if one day, when I look back, they will be full with colors of unforgettable memories and capture all my hard works.
The next website is TikkoSS’s Photoblog. I just invested in Photography. Most of the time, I enjoy snapping photos but never like to share and most of my photos are never organized. So, I decided to put some efforts in sorting all photos to enable all my readers to view and appreciate them. The world is too big for one’s eyes to see, that is why my main aim is to share the world as I see it through lenses.
TikkoSS’s Talk is the most recent website that I setup. Studying from the trends, I noticed that many are passionate about food and not much on reading my blog. I don’t denied that some really enjoy reading my creative writting. That is why I decided to only share pictures of food with minimal wordings and receipes. Well, this website is not only limited to food, but it is more of a place to express myself freely on broad ranges of topics.
Last but not least, TikkoSS’s Forum. This is the forum that dedicated to everyone to share your opinions, knowledge, views and more importantly, to link everyone to make the world smaller. I noted that many of us have specific knowledge on respective areas and hardly share with others. With TikkoSS’s Forum, this will be the channel for all of you to share your expertise in helping others who are in need.
One thing that keep me moving is and dedicated to my blog is Charity. If you notice on all my websites, I have included a charity page. This is to help those who are needed to make the world a better place. A lot will wonder, how can I ensure the contribution will go to charity and not to my own pocket? Valid question indeed, infact I will ask the same thing if I want to contribute.
Most of the website you go to will put up “donate to them button”, not to the charity. What I am intended to do is to put up all the links so that it will makes your life easier if you decided to contribute directly to the charity body or via me. All contribution via me will be documented and published so that you know where your contribution goes to.
Besides all these, please contact me if you are interested to put advertisement on my website, share interesting ideas/comments, delicious food or even if you need a photographer. How can I compete with those who already in blogging for so long? I never compete and I always work on my own pace. What I can offer is not the traffic only but a sustainable readers who share the same passion as me. You can contact me at email@example.com .
If all this websites still do not excite you, don’t worry as there are still more to come. Share with you friends and stay tune !
Click on the “Screenshots” to various TikkoSS’s websites
One day, I invited my colleagues to a farewell lunch when I received this, ” Can I suggest that we have this in the gym? Albert knows how important lunch time gym is for me. I can toast to him with one hand and lift weights with the other. Also, I can burn off calories at the same time I’m putting them on”.