The simplest, yet the sweetest Valentine’s Day

Riri & Thatha spent Valentine’s Day in Riri’s house. Baking and Cooking is the theme of the day. The menu for baking is Chai & Matcha Choux a la Chantilly, and the menu for cooking is Japanese Hambagu with Raspberry Wine Sauce and Miso Soup.

Choux a la Chantilly (Craquelin) 

First of all, Riri made two cookie doughs, the brown one is chai and the green one is matchaIMG_2491Then, Riri and Thatha made the choux pastry. IMG_2490

Place the cookie doughs on top of choux to create “cranklin” crust at the top. IMG_2492Put in the oven. IMG_2494Tadaaa…!!! They are puffing up. Look how chubby these babies are. IMG_2495

Take them out of the oven. IMG_2500 IMG_2499The two flavours of Choux a la Chantilly: Matcha (round) and Chai (oval). IMG_2512

The special heart shaped cream puff with mixed of matcha and chai. IMG_2507

Japanese Hambagu

The cooking begins. We tried to make heart shaped hamburg with a mix of beef and pork, but turned out differently. Riri magically created a perfect sauce for the hamburg. Balance of sweet and sour. IMG_2503The miso soup created extra sensation. The seasoning was just right.
Add MediaIMG_2506Thank you Chef Riri for the fantastic lovely hearty dinner. I love you more and more.

Cute Valentine’s Gift

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Five different designs in a box IMG_2526

Out of the five illustrations, I like this one the most. It looks a bit like Riri and Thatha. This could be a cute wedding souvenir, just need to personalise the illustration. (*wink)IMG_2527

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Nasi Goreng Abang Abang

 

The last time I ate Nasi Goreng Tek Tek or Nasi Goreng Abang Abang with my mum was when I still took ballet class in elementary school. We used to buy nasi goreng from the street vendor in front of Sport Mall Kelapa Gading on our way back home. Today, we got stuck all day at home due to severe flood and nonstop rain. We got no ready-to-eat food, and there was no gas to cook instant noodle. We were extremely starving by 7 pm, so we decided to go buy nasi goreng outside our compound. IMG_2233

The fried rice turned out to be nice, much better than expected. It smelled very fragrant, not too oily and the seasoning was just right.
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