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Let’s Cook Easily Prepared Meals, Instant Couscous and Ipoh Salt Baked Chicken

September 14th, 2020 · Nobody Surrendered

It’s pretty fun to play with some instant food. These are the recent ones that I managed to try out.

I got Ainsley Harriott Instant Couscous from the UK. My sis brought it back during Chinese New Year. I finally cooked it few months back during CMCO when I was too lazy to prepare anything to cook. Since I was home alone, I managed to make an ASMR video out of it. It’s my first time eating couscous. It’s quite salty for me. As for the texture… I would say that it’s an acquired texture. Feel quite weird haha…

The next one is Wan Li Xiang Ipoh Salt Baked Dang Gui Chicken that we bought from Loong Kee. I don’t remember how much was it. Should be below RM40. It’s rock solid and you need to defrost it for at least 4 hours. Preparations is simple and quick. Just follow the instructions on the packaging. However, I did not follow what’s stated, I used AMC cookware instead. Check out the video to see how to do it with AMC cookware. Oh… I don’t sell this cookware, I’m just a user, it’s our primary cookware at home.

Hope you enjoy the videos. Thank you for your support ๐Ÿ™‚

Categories: Food Porn · My Kitchen · Vlog

Happy Birthday to Me 2020

September 7th, 2020 · Nobody Surrendered

Hahaha… Forgot to make a birthday post on 4th September hahaha… It’s late but only few days late. So… It’s another year… One year older… 38… Gasp… Seriously… How time flies?!?! The year, 2020, has just gone by like this… Nothing much done due to the unexpected pandemic. One thing for sure, flying car is still far-fetched, so does LRT ๐Ÿ˜€ Oh well… Nothing interesting happening in my life too, just same-old same-old. That is good enough, peaceful, no need to worry about anything, I don’t like surprises.

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#day171 of #movementcontrolorder , another Friday, another weekend, 4th day of September, it's my birthday. Thank you for all the wishes. Nothing much this year. Just another day. Went to redeem my birthday's Boost Juice and did a bit of shopping to replenish essentials. I've lost track of my age since I'm in my 30's ๐Ÿ˜‚ I need to do some math for it every single time when people ask about my age. Nearing 4 some more, gasp… ๐Ÿ˜… . The photos are pretty much heavily filtered and edited ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ oh well… Problem with getting older ๐Ÿ˜ Whatever… . ๅˆ่€ไธ€ๅฒใ€‚ใ€‚ใ€‚ๅฒๆœˆไธ็•™ไบบ๏ผŒๆ‰€่ฐ“็š„็…ง็‰‡ๆ˜ฏ็…ง้ช— ๐Ÿคฃ ็ฎ—ไบ†ๅงใ€‚ใ€‚ใ€‚ไธไน…ๅฐฑๅฟซๅ››ๅผ€ๅคดไบ†ใ€‚ใ€‚ใ€‚็…ง็‰‡ไธ€ๅนดๆฏ”ไธ€ๅนด้œ€่ฆๅš็š„ๆ‰‹่„š่ถŠๆฅ่ถŠๅคš๐Ÿ˜‚่ฐข่ฐขไฝ ไปฌ็š„็ฅ็ฆใ€‚ . #happybirthday #mybirthday #oneyearolder #็”Ÿๆ—ฅๅฟซไน

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By the way, finally my YouTube channel reached 200 subscribers. Better than nothing. Hope you can subscribe to it ๐Ÿ™‚

Gonna visit the dentist tomorrow… It’s delayed long enough. Hair is very long now too, reached my waist, can’t stand it, so hard to maintain. Will find a day to just cut it at home. Till then… Hope to see you in my YouTube where I upload at least 1 video a week. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks in advance.

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Malaysia RMCO Extended to 31st December 2020

September 1st, 2020 · Nobody Surrendered

So… It’s September, we are still in RMCO. It’s supposed to end on 31st August 2020 but our PM announced that it will be extended until 31st December 2020. There goes our 2020… Down the drain… Who would expect that your 2020 will be staying at home without flying cars or LRT? ๐Ÿ˜€ Whatever it is, continue to stay safe and stay healthy.

I’ve started to do some videos with my Canon IXUS 285 HS that I bought in 2018 after having it sitting there doing nothing after my Osaka trip last year. I have two playlists for it, one is about any video that I could record and upload without editing while the other one is video of cloud with relaxing or calming music. Here’s the playlists:

Just a quick short post this time. I’m slacking… Can’t believe it’s September already… Gonna be one year older… Can time slow down? Anyway, just hope to see things improve and hope that we can go back to our normal life.

Categories: From My Angle · Public Events · Randomness · Uniquely Kuching · Vlog

Salted Caramel Bread Popcorn, First Attempt, Air Fryer Saved the Day!

August 23rd, 2020 · Nobody Surrendered

Tried to make caramel bread popcorn after seeing it everywhere on TikTok and friends were making it too. I decided to add salt to the caramel because I prefer salted caramel to caramel. To make your life easier, just buy croutons and make the caramel or use an air fryer or oven to dry the bread cubes. Toasting them in a pan is just too time consuming and messy with all the crumbs.

Ingredients and instructions:
1. Bread cut into cube (any bread you like, I did not count/measure the quantity, I just used whatever was left).
2. Toast them until crispy with a pan or air fryer(110ยฐC for 10-15 minutes, constantly check on them from time to time so that you don’t burn them).
3. Melt 6 Tbsp Sugar and 2 Tbsp Water over medium heat, do not stir until it’s bubbling.
4. Add 2 Tbsp Butter and 1 Tsp Salt. Continue stirring until golden brown.
5.Once it turned golden brown, immediately remove it from the heat source if not you will end up with bitter caramel. (My caramel was overcooked in the video…)
6. Add in the bread cubes aka croutons into the pan with salted caramel, stir quickly while the caramel is still hot.
7. Spread them on greased paper to cool and dry.
8. Store in air tight container. Line the container with greased paper NOT kitchen towel!

Categories: My Kitchen · Vlog

Fried Milk, My First Attempt, Easy but Not Easy… How Come?!?

August 17th, 2020 · Nobody Surrendered

I came across fried milk at Kuching Festival. Seriously, never bought them hahaha… Then, during the early days of MCO, I saw quite a number of friends making it. They all said that it is easy. I decided to give it a try after I got hold of all the ingredients.

All in all, It took me 2 days to make this *LOL* It’s not as easy as it seemed, very time consuming as you need to slowly cook the milk until it thickens, then you need to let it cool to room temperature before you freeze it.

I didn’t freeze it but refrigerate it for a day before I fried it. Apparently, must store in the freezer, don’t make the mistake like me because it will not be solid enough to handle which was why it took me so much time to do the breading. I had to bread them in batches very delicately because I need to keep the rest in the freezer before I can bread them. Leaving them in room temperature especially on a hot day will cause them to go sticky very quickly. Therefore, freeze it so that it is easier to handle.

In fact, you can fry it anytime you want as long that it’s stored in the freezer. The next day, I ended up air fried it because I found that oil frying was too messy to handle. By the way, I have no bread crumbs so I substitute with crushed cream crackers.

I recorded this video from afternoon till evening, hence the video is rather dark at the end. By the time I finished breading them and ready to fry, the sun has gone down, the light in the kitchen wasn’t ideal for video recording.

Anyway, here’s the recipe and instructions:-

MILK CUBES:
(A)

1/2 Cup Corn starch
1/2 Cup Sugar
2 Cups Milk

BREADING:
Batter
(B)

1/3 Cup Multi-purpose flour
2 Tbsp Sugar
1/2 Cup Milk/Water
1/2 Cup Corn starch

Coating:
10 Pieces Cream crackers

1. Mix (A) and cook with medium to low heat, keep stirring until it thickens.
2. Leave to cool before freezing.
3. Freeze for at least 2 hours or overnight or until the day you want to fry it.
4. Before frying, cut the frozen milk into your desired shapes.
5. Make the batter by mixing (B) well.
6. Coat the milk cubes with (B) mixture.
7. Coat the wet milk cubes with bread crumbs or crushed cream crackers.
8a. Fry in hot oil until golden brown. The will result in soft and gooey milk cubes.
OR
8b. Air Fry at 160ยฐC for 10 minutes. This will result in slightly more solid milk cubes. You might need to reduce the heat to achieve a softer texture. Don’t be afraid to experiment. Optional to coat the breaded milk cubes with oil before air fry, the crust will be crunchier.

I don’t think I will make it again. It’s easy but not easy. By the way, I think you can also use the frozen batter as filling for your bun, you’ll get milk custard bun.

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