AidaReza

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Mom, foodie, mall-rat.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Sarah is 12!!!

We planned to take Sarah to Sushi King for her birthday. However, a family friend called and said he wanted to treat her at Chili's. So off we headed to Chili's at BSC where we had buffalo wings, quesadillas and pizza. I baked a small chocolate cake. The staff brought it out and sang the happy birthday song to her. She was so embarrassed haha. Still can't believe she is 12. It seems like only yesterday we held her in our arms the first time. Love you, Sarah.

Sunday, 5 February 2017

2017 - Year of the Rooster

We had a neighbourhood Chinese New Year Open House. It was organized by the Chinese neighbours on Jalan Athinahapan 5, 6 & 7. It was a good turnout with a variety of food. We ate and ate to our heart's content. Reza met an ex-colleague from Maxis who turned out to be a neighbour. Small world. Ali had a lot of fun playing with the other children his age. He had his faithful spade with him the whole time.

Monday, 16 January 2017

Laksam Pekan


Now most of us are familiar with laksam, an east coast dish famous in Kelantan and Terengganu. Well, I have been taught the Pekan, Pahang version which is the easiest to make. Thanks to Kak Sham for narrating this recipe to me. 
Ingredients:
3-4 mackerel  
500 ml water
4-6 shallots
2-3 pips garlic
1 stalk lemon grass - bruised
200 ml thick santan (coconut milk)
Salt and black pepper to taste

Method:
Boil fish in water and once fish boiled, flake flesh, discard bones but keep the stock
Put fish flesh with shallots and garlic in a blender with some stock and blend to a puree 
Pour the puree back into fish stock then add santan and lemon grass
Boil for 5-10 minutes then add salt and pepper to taste

To serve:
Mee lidi (Long Fong brand if you can find it)
Thinly sliced loong beans and cucumber
Cili paste (dried chili boiled then blended to a fine paste)

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Jom naik MRT!

The MRT is officially open but only up to Semantan. As a gesture of goodwill, the feeder buses and train ride is free for a month. We seized the opportunity to test both out. It was an enjoyable and fun outing.


This is the three of them on the feeder bus number 814 en route to MRT TTDI station. It passes through most of TTDI so can take the bus to go to the market and mamak shops at Fuad area.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Cool in the pool

This is Ali having fun in the pool on a nice, sunny day. He will play on his own until Reza and Sarah finishes their badminton game then they will join him. This is at The Club Bandar Utama.

Monday, 17 October 2016

New specs

Sarah and I go new spectacles made at a bargain. Shops elsewhere would have cost triple. Sarah's power has increased...not surprised while mine is the same.

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Bye Bye Mummy

Mummy with all here cucus in one shot. Even this was hard as Ali and Evren could not sit still. Thank you for everything, Mummy. Miss you. Love you.