Saturday 31 December 2016

December is my favourite month of the year

December is my favourite month, because there are celebrations throughout the whole of December, starting from my birthday, children's school holiday, my mum's birthday, winter solstice, Christmas and closely follow by New Year's Eve and a brand new year.
Desserts & cakes at Promenade Hotel 

When we talk about celebrations and gathering, there must have food, adding a few pounds or kg on our belly is unavoidable in December month alone.  It's the last day of the year, we have worked hard and stressed out for the whole year, let's relax and enjoy more good food with our families and friends on the new year 's eve and welcome a superb year of 2017 for all of us.

Thursday 8 December 2016

Upperstar Restaurant

Upperstar is a very successful chain restaurant in Sabah. Credits are given to its reasonable price, good food and cosy dinner environment. Just a few weeks ago, we went to its Damai branch restaurant just after it is opened for business at 10.30am. We had our family Christmas party meeting there. Gathering is not complete without food, we went there empty stomach after Sunday morning mass from church. 

I ordered a cup of coffee, they serve our local Fatt Choi Tenom coffee (I like the idea of them supporting local produce).
Fatt Choi coffee sachet is very thick and kaw, I can make a pot of coffee instead of a mug using one sachet at home.
My cheesy girls ordered lasagne and
spaghetti carbonara for breakfast in the morning
on the side we ordered the mixed sandwiches - Tuna and Egg sandwiches
and curry buffs
On the meeting table

We were sitting at the open air, this little fella came around, not asking for food, simply hanging around.  My girls always wanted to have cat at home, they are still waiting for my green light to have a cat.
I might adopt a cat to scare away the rats around the house since our dogs could not do their job.  Still considering.

Wednesday 7 December 2016

Home Remedy for Sore throat, Cough and Cold with Asam Boi Tenom

I find this is a very effective home remedy for sore throat, cough and cold. I have tried a few times and it's proven effective.

A 900gm bottle of I think more than 50 pieces of preserved calamansi (kit cai) stuffed with preserved plum cost only RM28.00, it is a product of Tenom, a town in Sabah, popular with its tangerine and coffee, yes, Yit Foh and Fatt Choi brands coffee are both from Tenom.  

Back to the Asam Boi, I usually served it warm to treat the sore throats problem for my daughters, take the drinks 2-3 times a day.  The preserved calamansi is very tasty too.  It is also very refreshing serving it cold on a hot day.  

Tuesday 6 December 2016

Dumplings Soup 皮蛋饺子青菜汤

My generous neighbour gave us a pack of 10 pieces frozen dumplings that she bought from her visit to Sandakan.  It is the best dumplings that we have had so far.  The fillings is compact with pork, prawn, century egg 皮蛋. It is super delicious. We only had this soup for dinner last night.


Saturday 3 December 2016

Food Talk

Let's start with something we had for breakfast.  It's been a while I did not have meals at Kuo Man Kopitiam at Sunny Garden, they are famous for their fish soup.  I am not willing to pay extra GST charges for fish soup that I could find better elsewhere.  Just 2 weeks ago, we happened to be around the area, we went to have breakfast there. To our dismay, when we asked for tissue, the waitress took a small packet of tissue to sell to us...they can't even provide tissue to their customers ??? Even a small food stall give us a piece of tissue together with the fork and spoon or chopsticks lah.  It's going to be another long while I will eat there again. 

Kuo Man Konlou mee with fish paste soup
Kuo Man Kopitiam Mee basah 
Meehoon soup fish cake from Kuo Man Kopitiam
Vegetable rice for lunch at Indian kopitiam, my daughter commented "Mummy, you come to Indian shop to eat these vegetable dishes only ? Shouldn't you have some curry dishes??"  She's right but I was not into curry that day.  
We had pisang goreng cheese, lots and lots of cheese after my vegetable meal.

This looks miserable right?  My better half had this for dinner, he had no complaint, I guess that taste must be good.
I had this Thai Style chicken rice, it's hot & spicy, cukup rasa (tasty).

That's all for this food talk post.

Friday 2 December 2016

Christmas decorations at Oriental Hotel KK

It is the nicest time of the year to be out and about to feel the Christmas mood in the shopping complexes and hotels.  I attended a wedding dinner at Oriental Hotel Kota Kinabalu last Saturday, the hotel has displayed a huge Christmas tree at the foyer, and Christmas cookies and cakes at the cafe.  Let's enjoy the video clip.

Thursday 1 December 2016

Birdie Flower


let's enjoy a video of my "birdie" flower.  I got this flower from my SIL many years ago.  This variety is very versatile, I put it in the open area without shade, it gets all the sunshine and water shower, I only water it once in a while, not much care needed.  The flowers resemble a bird, very cute.

Anyone knows the name of this flower?  Please let me know in the comment box.  Thanks!!