Chicken Blackpepper Mayo and Roasted Potatoes with side salad

We are sick of having rice everyday. Sick of it. So I googled recipe from the internet.

Chicken Black Pepper Mayo

• 1/2 chicken (I used chicken breast)

• 1 tsp blackpepper

• 2 cm ginger

• 2 clove garlic

• 1/4 onion

• 1 tbsp honey

• 1 tbsp sugar

• 1 tsp sweet soy sauce

• 1/2 tsp salt

• 2 tbsp mayonnaise

• Abit of pepper

• Blend onion, ginger and garlic

• Pour the blended ingredients in a bowl. Add sugar, pepper, salt, honey and blackpepper

• Add in chicken and mayo in the bowl and mix well.

• Marinate it for 2-3hrs. Roast it in 190C oven for 40mins

• Ready to eat

We pair the chicken with some roasted potatoes

Ultimate Roasted Potatoes

2lb – 1.2kg potatoes
Handful of fresh thyme (or one tsp dried)
Handful of fresh rosemary (or one tsp dried)
4 or 5 garlic cloves
150g – 5oz butter
¼ cup olive oil
3 tbs balsamic vinegar (I omit this)
Salt and pepper

Preheat the oven to 160ºC -320ºF
Wash and peel potatoes, trim off any eyes or unsightly bits.
Rinse under cold water.
Cut into chunky pieces.
Add cold water, enough to cover by at least 2 inches.
Add approx one tbs salt.
Place on high heat and bring to the boil for 15 minutes.
Peel garlic and give it a rough chop.
Remove the stalks from the thyme and rosemary and add to a bowl.
Add the olive oil
Add the balsamic vinegar and mix ingredients. Leave aside.
Drain potatoes in colander and give them a toss to fluff up the outside.
Add the butter to an oven dish, turn on heat and let butter melt.
Add the herb mixture.
Add the chopped garlic and mix well.

Add the potatoes and ensure they are all coated in butter herb mixture.
Season with salt and pepper.
Place in oven at 160ºC -320ºF for 30 minutes.
Remove from oven and lightly crush potatoes with a potato masher. Do not mash or over crush. Best to do 2 or 3 at once to spread pressure evenly.
Return to oven at 160ºC -320ºF for 20 minutes.

After all that roasting just get a store bought salad to go with. 😜


Fried Spicy Chili Tuna Pasta

When there’s nothing much in the kitchen, you scrape whatever you can find. So today will be just fried pasta for me.

  • 1 pack pasta 🍝 (I used spaghetti)
  • 3 cloves of garlic (chopped)
  • 1 cup of baby tomatoes (cut into halves)
  • 1 can Spicy Chili Tuna (I used Ayam brand)
  • 200g sliced meat (I used sliced beef)
  • Handful mushroom
  • Olive oil
  • Abit of chopped parsley and fried shallots for garnish (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

And we shall put everything together. This is a very easy recipe.

  1. Boil the pasta in a wok and add abit of olive oil and salt in the water. Once the pasta cook, drain the water and keep abit of the water for later.
  2. Use the same wok and pour in about 2 tbsp of olive oil and add in the chopped garlic
  3. Add in the tomatoes. We want the tomatoes to soften and caramelized.
  4. Add in the meat and the can tuna mix well and season it with salt and pepper.
  5. Add in the pasta and mix well. If it’s too dry add in the pasta water.
  6. Off the heat and garnish it with chopped parsley and fried shallots

Kway Teow Hong Kong

It’s nice to have something hot and soupy. It’s been raining for the pass few days. That warm and cozy feeling calls for hot soupy noodles! Yey

  • 1 packet of Kway Teow (or any noodles you like)
  • 100g prawn (I used fish cakes)
  • 100g sotong (I used crab meat)
  • 1 packet of sliced meat (any meat I used beef)
  • 1/2 packet kailan
  • 1/3 cabbage (I used mushroom)
  • 1 carrot
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • Abit of oil
  • 2 tbsp corn flour + 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup meat stock (since I used beef, I used beef cube)
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • Pepper and salt to taste
  1. Stir fry the noodle with abit of garlic on high heat. Put a side
  2. Heat oil add garlic and all the meat ingredients. Season salt and pepper.
  3. Add oyster, carrot and cabbage/mushroom and stock
  4. Let it boil for a while
  5. Add kailan and corn flour mixture.
  6. Stir well and off heat

It’s ready to eat but it will be nice to have sambal kicap on the side.

Recipe for the sambal kicap

  • 2 tbsp garlic
  • 10 chili + 5 chili padi
  • Kicap (depends on ur heat tolerance 😜)
  • 3tbsp lime juice

Blend everything together and it’s ready.

Happy Belly KL

We took the 1st flight out and we’ve been running since 5.30am … we almost miss out flight and we were the last 2 to aboard the plane. We don’t really plan what we wanna do in KL cos it’s … KL. We had a wedding to attend that sat so we decided to reach KL earlier to celebrate the husband’s birthday.

My passport expires in 6 months. When I realized it, it was abit too late. So I had to make temporary travel document instead.. So that’s that … time to release stress.

Once we reached KLIA, we purchased KLIA tickets to KL central.

We were seated faced our luggage and the 1st cabin being the Singaporean oops… habit lah

It’s not a holiday if you don’t go around snapping photos.

Reaches KL Sentral. While waiting for our Grabcar, we parked ourselves at the Starbucks.

Hotel Stripes KL

We reached very early as we took the first flight. We managed to get an early check-in. Awesome right the hotel. We love it. Nice and cozy. The staff were friendly and helpful.

1st order of business: Lunch. Nasi Ayam Chee Meng, Bukit Bintang. Grab RM4, 7mins

Lunch was RM40 (S$12.65) for 2 set of chicken rice, 1 extra rice, 1 kerabu manga, 2 mineral water. Burp … now got energy to walk-walk.

We walked around Pavillion and got tired and headed back to the hotel. The lift at the hotel has a huge mirror 😬.

We decided to chill in the room for the rest of the day and eat our tarts. We had dinner appointment with Yvonne later.

The birthday boy wanted burger. We went KGB. By the look on his face, ahhh I knew he enjoyed his dinner and his purchased at cap city.

Morning dip.

Refreshing swim (ya right… I only waddled in the water) Quick, quick the tummy can’t stop growling.


Our 2-course breakfast 4 pieces of prata and 2 pack of Nasi Lemak A-cup.

Lunch was RM21 (S$6.65) 2 packets of rice and 2 burgers 😳.

So after that late morning dip we took Grab (RM3) to Masjid India to do some shopping. Mostly to get birthday gifts and lunch.


Dinner with Azleonhart with sweetheart (Sarah)

They brought us to BurgerLab, Sea Park. The latest craze was the Nasi Lemak Burger.

Brought us to pasar malam to digest our food. We walked there. Yes walked.

… and they rewarded us with supper …

They brought us to Tapak. 😍😍😍 I love love love it. I got my huge drink and churro and we shared the satay. YUM.

Breakfast in bed

It’s Friday. Brunch in bed while waiting for the husband to come back from Friday prayers.

Yey and we are out for late lunch.

Took Grab (RM2) to Quill Mall. Not much things there. But I can see the Nasi Lemak craze still game strong. We saw Nasi Lemak pancake 😳.

Lunch at DUbuyo, RM69 (S$22). Oklah not bad.

We walked around …. just walked …. *bored*

We bought fruits to make us feel less guilty 😬.

This barber is far from the hotel …. far …. but he wanted to prep for the wedding we will be attending the next day.

We had street food for dinner cos it was drizzling when we came out of the barbershop

We bought burger(SS), Kway Teow goreng basar big ones and flatten fried chicken. That’s dinner.

The next morning … We had to travel to Prescott for the bus to the wedding. While waiting for the bus, we had prata … again… for breakfast.

It was a nice affair we left early cos it’s raining and we were tired.

We took the train to KL Sentral. We enjoyed the journey back to the hotel.

Dinner decided on pasar malam food near masjid India.

All these for S$7. Woot woot.

Time to go home. We had our breakfast at the airport.

Can I check when is the next holiday? 😬😛

Hotplate Beancurd

Everyday I have to find something new to do. I get bored very easily.

Today is surprise the husband day 😬.

Hotplate Beancurd

  • Soft tofu
  • Mushroom
  • Prawn
  • Squid
  • Minced garlic
  • Minced ginger
  • Diced onion
  • Blended chili
  • Pepper
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Salt to taste

1.  Cut Egg Tofu to 1 inch thick pieces.  Deep fry in oil and set aside.

2. Heat wok till it smokes, turn off heat and add oil.  Turn up the heat again and fry the onion, ginger and garlic till fragrant.  Add blended chili cook till you can see oil on the surface.  Add in the mushroom, prawn and sotong. Cook well. Add in tofu and mix well. Adjust to taste with tomato sauce, pepper and salt.  

3.  Heat hot plate till very hot.  Brush on some oil and add the egg.  Arrange the tofu onto the hotplate and add the sauce.  Off the heat once the egg is fully cook.

That surprised Trip

It started off with a walk. 21st May, I shamelessly registered my family members to the NTUC Walk so they can spend their morning with me. Shameless? Yes. As I grow older the skin got thicker. (My 2 brothers and ibu, they were not keen to sacrifice their sleep 😒)

So after all that walking … 5km to be exact, we went Swensen’s for brunch.

… oh yeah the 2 brothers and ibu joined for brunch… this was the 1st surprise 😐.

She sang partial of the birthday song for mak yong (me).

This was that 2nd surprise!!!! We’re going Krabi! Woot woot … with my smelly butt on the plane … to Krabi!!!!

My whole body was shaking!!! Surprised and Excited…

It rained when we reached Krabi. Ouh yes there were some miscommunication so there’s no airport transfer 😳. We took the bus. Yes. Bus. 150B per person.

We had to walk to get dinner too dangerous to ride in the rain. Cold night. Very romantic hahhaha.

We had dinner at Bangboo (Bamboo Restaurant, Ao Nang, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi, Thailand). Nice food. A little bit pricey.

See … very nice. We finished our food. We ordered Pad Thai, Tom Yum, Som Tam, Beef with Ginger, Stir-fry Kale with Salted fish and Fried Rice with Chicken.

On the way back to the resort… we saw fried chicken!!! Must buy!

We bought Fried Chicken Skins and drummets. YUM!

The next day we rented a bike and drove to Krabi Town… Here are some photos from  Maharaj Market.

Fruits… it’s a must. Rose apple and Guava apple with salty spicy powder.

We bought a packet of “chicken rice”. 30B per pack. It was yummy. The rice has that hint of coconut.

This reminded me of my aunt so I took some flower photos and sent to her 😜.

Vegetables here looked extra fresh.

Everything looks good.

We came back to Ao Nang for lunch.

We had Beef Green Curry, Som Tum, Fried Rice and Pad Thai. Ok these was nice too.

That evening we went back to Krabi Town. By then the night market slowly opening their shops.

The weather was nice … not too hot not too cold.

Freshly Fried Chicken. YUM!

Som Tum and some other salad …

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… ]… ]… eggy snacks …

😱😱😱… cannot resist … MUST RESIST…..

Boxers for the boys.

A bucket of teh-O and some street food while waiting for the rest of the stalls to open.

Madness with all that sugar…

I love these…

The next day we went back to Krabi Town yet again to have our lunch in one of the small warong.

It’s a small stall but the food are all power leh

I had rice, chicken and 2 veggies for 40B

We went to check out the Outlet Village. Nothing to my liking. So we left.

On the way to Tesco Lotus, it rained heavily.  So we had to seek shelter in one of the shop houses.

Telephone booths. We can no longer find these in 🇸🇬.

Kedongdong and guavas.

Dairy Queen. I’m looking for that signature twirl on top.
We went back to Ao Nang for some “fillers” we bought a generous amount of Pad Thai for 50B.

I’m not so into sweet pancakes so we ordered savory ones instead. Tuna, Cheese and egg. Nice but abit salty. Still yummeh.

Chicken satay. 10 sticks for 60B. Fat and juicy.
We skipped hotel breakfast.we went to the Muslim St and bought some local streets breakfast. We’ve been eating fried chicken and fried chicken skin for 5 days straight but all from different stalls.

… and we had breakfast by the beach. He brought his helinox 😳…

It was bright, sunny and windy.

Chicken and rice. 20B.

He had the yellow rice. I don’t think it’s briyani.

Nice breakfast view.

After that we went back to the resort for a loooooong nap and went out for super late lunch.We went back to the side road stall for our late lunch.

Generous amount of Wanton Noodles. 40B. We slowly ate our food while waiting for the night market to open 😬.

Cute-cute local desserts

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this was my 2nd ice-cream of the day.

 Looks yummeh and it’s only 100B.

… and that’s all for this trip. Bye Krabi. See youagain…

Chicken Fajitas

We were home during the holidays. Surprise … Surprise … it’s been raining in the evening so we decided to just stay in.

So I googled to try something new to cook. Let’s go Tex-mex 😬. Something simple and fast to whip up.

Sunny dinner in and movie.

Chicken Fajitas

  •     4 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  •     2 tablespoons lemon juice
  •     1-1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  •     1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  •     1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  •     1 teaspoon garlic powder
  •     1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  •     1/2 teaspoon paprika
  •     1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  •     1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into thin strips
  •     1/2 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
  •     1/2 medium green pepper, julienned
  •     4 green onions, thinly sliced
  •     1/2 cup chopped onion
  •     6 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed
  •     Shredded cheddar cheese, taco sauce, salsa, guacamole and sour cream

1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine 2 tablespoons oil, lemon juice and seasonings; add the chicken. Seal and turn to coat; refrigerate for 1-4 hours. 

2. In a large skillet, saute peppers and onions in remaining oil until crisp-tender. Remove and keep warm. 

3. Discard marinade. In the same skillet, cook chicken over medium-high heat for 5-6 minutes or until no longer pink. Return pepper mixture to pan; heat through. 

4. Spoon filling down the center of tortillas; fold in half. Serve with cheese, taco sauce, salsa, guacamole and sour cream. Yield: 6 servings.

I decided to repeat the recipe for today’s lunch for the husband and the brother.