Melted Tuna Toast

July 30th, 2011

Sometimes, all I want for dinner is something simple and yesterday was that sometime. What’s more simple than a melted tuna toast? Take-away food I guess.

Melted Tuna Toast


2 slice of bread
1 tin of tuna chunks
4 tbsp mayonnaise
freshly ground black pepper
1 cup of grated cheese

  1. Toast the bread.
  2. Combine tuna chunks, mayonnaise and pepper and mix well.
  3. Put as much of the tuna mayonnaise mix on to the two toast and put the grated cheese on top.
  4. Place the toast under a hot grill for a couple of minutes, until the cheese has nicely melted.
Yes, this is a very simple studenty food. And, yes, I had lots of this while I studied in the middle of the night. It filled my tum then, and it filled my tum now. To be honest, this is the first time I made it for years!

IF: Obsession

July 29th, 2011

I love writing lists… but whether I actually follow what I’ve written on the list is another matter!

But my real obsession, as my hubby and one of my colleague would agree is Bubba Bee.

Hainanese Fried Noodles

July 25th, 2011

This is a very simple, yummy noodle dish. It is also one of my favourite dish to order at a hawker stall apart from char koey teow.

As any Malaysian dishes, everyone has their own recipe… this is mine.

Hainanese Fried Noodles


2 tbsp light soy sauce
2 tbsp sweet soy sauce
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1/2 tsp ground white pepper
200ml water
2 tbsp oil
4 cloves galic, sliced
175g king prawns
100g fish cake, thinly sliced
200g pak choi, sliced (separate the leaves and the stalk)
2 eggs, beaten
400g fresh yellow egg noodles
2 red chillies, sliced

  1. Make the sauce by combining the light soy sauce, sweet soy sauce, oyster sauce, white pepper and water in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Heat the oil on high heat in wok and stir fry the garlic until glodlen brown.
  3. Add the prawns and the fish cake and stir fry for a couple of minutes.
  4. Add the sliced stalk of the pak choi and stir fry for a couple of minutes.
  5. Add the sauce and bring it to a boil before adding the sliced pak choi leaves.
  6. Pour in the beaten eggs in the middle of the wok and leave it to semi set for 30 seconds before stiring it into the sauce.
  7. Add the noodles and sliced chillies and cook for a further 3 minutes before serving.

You can garnish it with fried shallots but I didn’t as I forgot to get some when I was at the Chinese supermarket… oh well…

Cheesy Mushroom

July 24th, 2011

This has been a surprise hit with Bubba Bee! She’s not keen on vegetables as all good toddlers. So, when I decided to make this for lunch, I expected her to spit it out, especially as she’s never had mushroom before. Not that there’s any special reason why I never cooked mushroom for Bubba Bee apart from I don’t really buy mushrooms as hubby detest it. As hubby is on a diet at the moment and he eats his calorie controlled food, I decided to get some mushrooms… so he won’t be tempted to nibble anything off Bubba Bee’s plate!

Cheesy mushroom


3 Portabella/flat mushrooms
2 garlic cloves, chopped fine
1/2 tsp freshly ground white pepper
A small drop of butter
A sprinkle of olive oil
2 Babybell finely grated

  1. Wash the mushrooms and put it on a tray.
  2. Sprinkle the finely chopped garlic, ground white pepper and olive oil on the mushrooms. Add a small dollop of butter on each mushrooms and put them under the grill (high heat) for five minutes.
  3. Take the mushrooms out of the grill, add the grated cheese (any cheese will do, but I used Babybell as it was the only cheese in the fridge today!!) and put them back under the grill for another three minutes.

They are now ready to serve.

I served it with baked salmon… with garlic, spring onion, ginger and soy sauce. Bubba Bee loved it :)

IF: Perennial

July 22nd, 2011

Why do I associate certain words with certain things? Like this week’s topic. When I saw ‘perennial’ the first things that went through my head is plant after plant. So, I decided to look up the meaning of the word and I quite like – “lasting an indefinitely long time”… that’s what I hope love is.

Illustration Friday: Perennial

Sponsor a Jump

July 21st, 2011

My dear husband (MDH) has decided that life with me is so unbearable that he is jumping out of a plane!

But seriously, MDH is doing a sponsored parachute jump for War Child. So, if you have a few quid to spare, please do sponsor him by clicking on the link below.

IF: Gesture

July 19th, 2011

I used to have this cat called Labu, short for Kelabu… which means grey. He used to bring me all sorts like mice, frogs and snakes. I guess it was his way of saying ‘thank you’

"Illustration Friday: Gesture"

New Home

July 18th, 2011

My blog is slowly settling into its new home.

With any moves to new homes, there’s a lot of cleaning up, finding old things and discovering that somethings are missing.

So, I’m organizing my blog… finding old posts that made me giggle or ponder… and lost a few comments along the way.

If you recently posted a comment, unfortunately, they went AWOL during the move. I would never have deleted your comment.

Well… I’m liking WordPress so far… but we’ve only been here for a few days.

Shortbread Experiment

July 13th, 2011

shortbread biscuitsLast week I made these. Unfortunately Bubba Bee could not help me as the recipe that I used from Joy of Baking, the dough was just too soft and it would have bee a bit too messy for her (meaning I will have too much mess to clean up). Yes, I did follow the instruction and put the dough in the fridge for an hour or so… but it still wasn’t good enough.

So, I will be experimenting a few more times before I put up the recipe and by then, it will be a Bubba Bee production.

IF: Stay

July 10th, 2011

July 2011

I was too late for last week’s entry to Illustration Friday ‘Remedy’ as I couldn’t figure out how to set up the scanner. D’OH! But I think my sketch of a very small Bubba Bee (she must have been less than 6 months then) fits this weeks title too… as with pictures/drawings/sketches… you capture a moment and it stays as it is… and sometimes when I look at Bubba Bee, I just want her to stay ‘small’ as long as possible.