So, the story began when mom and dad came here for a short vacay. We were in 4 since adik went for her netball competition (she was in an extreme jealousy :P). Despite the super hot weather, we insisted to go to Port Dickson, booked an apartment online and had a good stay for one night. Since all the hotel and apartment which face the sea were all sold out, having this kind of view (pic below) from our balcony is great enough!
I love this kind of simple food. Such a minimalistic! It is just water, onion, garlic (I love garlic!), sprinkle of salts, a tablespoon of oyster sauce, cabbage and broccoli – and yes, spaghetti or angel hair of course.
*Long weekend has come to the end. Will get back in work starting tomorrow, sure it would be a tough week since I just have 4 days to meet my monthly target. This coming May onwards, things will be a little bit different, in some aspects. I will have to brace myself, keep calm and just go with the flow. All will be fine.
Just follow the flow, just follow the flow…Promise.
It just came to my mind to buy this whole wheat pasta (this week is fusili) and make it as a star for my lunch box. What’s the difference between the normal (white) & whole wheat pasta? Well, the whole scientific explanation you can always google that but in short, it lies on their processing method which make them hold different nutritional benefits. It’s just the same concept with the white & brown rice. While some people complaining the flavorless of the whole wheat foods, strangely I found them quite unique and acceptable on my taste bud ; not too say very delicious, it would sound hypocrite but yes, I can eat them for a long term period.
So, until I get bored – this is it – Garlic Fusili with potatoes & broccoli. I swear this is a damn easy recipe. You just need:
Garlic (2-3 cloves)
Salt & black paper
Anything you wanna add (chicken, veggies, prawn, egg, just to name a few)
It is a low calorie meal & the taste is sooo good. You gotta try it!
So, we went to Padang, Indonesia. A humble, greeny, and beautiful place; it is a place where you can run away from a hectic and dusty city.
Right after touched down at Padang Airport (having Minangkabau roof as its proud signature!), we headed to Bukit Tinggi.
Temperature at Bukit Tinggi was just nice, nothing was too extreme. Surrounded by richness of the greens and humble village houses, I swore I can’t take my eyes of it along the journey. Jackie, our friendly tourist guide showered us with tonnes of history and origin of Minangkabau which I like soooo much. I mean, what’s the point of traveling without knowing their culture, history and whatnot?
The rest of this post, I will just let the pictures do the talk!
Oh yeah, all photo credits goes to one and only Denah. I mean her iphone. Err.
I’ve never failed in inventing my own food. But today! I failed. haha.
I’ve always wanted to try cous cous and quinoa before given their nutritional value is better than white rice. So, I bought a packet (expensive!) organic cous cous at Mid Valley last 2 days with the hope of I wanna try to eat it for a week. They said it is a super-food that can make your stomach flat *don’t judge me*.
Today, when I came back from work, I tried to cook it and the result is..terrible. It has a nice look, but the taste..I can’t accept it on my taste buds. Is it because of my recipe or cous cous is just not my thing? I guess I need to do a lot more revision how to make a good & tasty cous cous.
With my hungry stomach, I grabbed my laptop and ordered McDelivery.