Okay, this is going to be a post to sum up everything I did last weekend, after being busy for so many days...
My Pre-Chap Goh Meh
Yeah, I've promised to go to Bandar Utama to meet up with 3e and 4e since I had something for Eu Jin before he flew off to Melbourne. Oh, he's gone now by the way.
They were all playing Mah Jong at 4e's, and OMG including an ang mo!!! And they were so addicted to it that they were all stuck on the chair for almost the entire day I was there!!! Lucky for me Jan Yi has her lappy there and I was able to go on-line for a while, and I also brought my book to read. Otherwise it was so freaking boring that I kept scolding myself! Why? Why did I gave up a chance to see my long-time idol for a day of watching people playing Mah Jong??? Then had to go home by bus myself at 10 something at night! WTF???A day of Mah Jong and Domino's at 4e's house.
Okay lar, I was axaggerating... They are my relatives, I cannot be so mean to them, at least Eu Jin like my present lar! :) Some simple recipe books for Eu Jin so that he can cook for himself in Melbourne!
All the best, my dear cousin bro! Take care!!! Don't forget to come back oh! :)
My Chap Goh Meh Dinner
It so happened that Chap Goh Meh was also Thaipussum (sorry if I get the spelling wrong, no offence okay?), so I had a day off. And so... I made dinner!!!
See, Duo Go (my auntie lar, my dad's sister) gave me some of her CNY steamboat leftover food. I always love them, and I would put them in whenever I cook instant noodles or even just make soup with them. This time, I decided to make a Hong Kong/Shirlexia's style macaroni in soup. This is something you can only find in Hong Kong I think, or maybe some Hong Kong Cha Can Teng. I haven't really try any of them, except for for the instant packet one that I've tried in Perth. But I'm doing it my style because I didn't follow any method, I just simply put in whatever I have.
So here are the ingredients...
The homemade fried wanton and Taiwanese sausages (one of my favourites) that my auntie gave!
Others: Macaroni, frozen corn, butter cabbage (or Chinese cabbage), tomatoes and half of the ikan bilis cube.
So first of all, boil the macaroni, they need longer time to be cooked, if compared to other pasta kinda noodles. Before they are really cooked, like after about 8 minutes, add in the vegetables, tomatoes and also half of the ikan bilis cube to taste. Note: the cabbage also gave a very sweet taste to the soup, so don't need to worry about the taste so much.
This is when you can start putting other stuff into the pot!
Half way through... Ooooohhh... Can't wait!
After a while, add in the rest of the stuff, then just boil, boil, boil until everything is cooked...
And the result...
Yet another creative way to use whatever leftover food you have! :)
And I can assure you it is absolutely YUMMY!!!