Friday, November 17, 2023

Fisho's Torquay

On our Great Ocean Road trip, we stopped by Torquay and have lunch at Fisho's.  The salad was the star of the day though the fish ( snapper) and calamari was fresh, it was just a simple grill. Nothing to shout out about. I expected a bit more flavours to the seafood.  Overall it was a great meal. 
 love the salad and I will definitely try to replicate the salad for sure

the seafood was fresh
 this is the star of the day 😜

The salad comprises of Shredded Wombok, Carrots, Pickled Daikon, Crispy Shallots and Sesame Ginger Dressing.

Making Memories of this salad 🤣

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

El Jannah- Legendary Charcoal Chicken


When we are too lazy to cook, we had take out from restaurant. This time we ordered a take out from El Jannah , in Arabic it means 'Paradise' and it is a Australian family owned fast food restaurant that serves Lebanese Cuisine. We ordered the family set that comes with two charcoal grilled chicken, soft warm Lebanese bread, Tabouli Salad and Garlic sauce and potato chips and cans of zero Pepsi and Solo Lemon can drinks. It was really good! 

the charcoal chicken is cooked over wood flame that gives it it's signature crispy and charred skin.
Tabouli Salad is good too...made up of chopped parsley, diced cucumber and tomato with olive oil and lemon juice 
the garlic sauce is simply delicious
soft warm Lebanese bread

We will definitely come back for more!

Monday, October 30, 2023

Edendale Farm, Eltham

My Sourdough Bread making friend Rachele from Melb was supposed to meet up with me last week. We were to go have coffee at the cafe there at Edendale Farm but last minute,she couldn't make it as her kids were not well. She told me I would love the place and that I should visit with my family,so I went there with my daughters and truly it was a nice place to visit. Took some photos with the farm animals there
for memory sake. This farm is in Eltham very near to where I stayed. Below are some photos we took when we were there.

entrance to the farm 

me and the goat
Hubby and his temporary farm friend
One month plus kids
Me feeding the female goat
Kids running to grandpa lol

colourful farm chickens
Miniature Shetland Ponies 
Assorted colourful flowers
Poppy flowers are starting to bloom

Poppy flower 

I will definitely come back to Edendale Farm when I am back in Melbourne 

Friday, October 27, 2023

64th Birthday Celebration

This year I celebrated my 64th birthday with my children in Melbourne. I have not seen them in person since COVID started. We only zoom each other.So this year , time for us to fly over to see them. We are here for 2.5 months and my birthday was celebrated here with them. We had a great time , started in the morning, we all drove to Yarra Valley and had a great time there. Daughter and her hubby gave us a birthday treat at Quarters at Herbert. Food was great. After that we visited Napoleone Cider Orchard Bar and tried out their Apple and Pear cider. Their orchard has Mi apple trees, Pear trees and Pink Lady Apple Trees. All has blooms and some have small apples growing already. Will be ready for harvest in two months time.
Daughter-in-law baked a beautiful and delicious Watermelon Cake for my birthday. It was a surprise birthday cake for me after our dinner celebration at Sichuan House. A very delicious dessert after the delicious Sichuan food at Sichuan House. Thank you to my Kiddos for making my 64th birthday a memorable day.

My daughter -in-law makes the most delicious cake. Well done!

the inside of the cake with a layer of fresh watermelon

Friday, October 20, 2023

Carne Asada

We were treated to Carne Asada for dinner. Prepared by our son-in-law. "Carne Asada" means 'grilled beef' in Spanish.  The beef cut has to be marinated in citrusy juice and chopped coriander . Marinated overnight, the flavour infuses deeply into the meat. The beef must never to overcooked. My son in law cooked the beef over the Barbie on his deck. He made a tomato salsa and avocado cream to go with the Carne Asada. He lightly toasted the Tortillas over the Barbie. Dinner was good.  I will try make Carne Asada when I am back in Malaysia. We even had the hot Habanero sauce to go with it. 
the beef chunks were so flavourful 

the tomato salsa was flavourful too
the marinated beef must not be overcooked...this is perfectly grilled beef
I must buy these back when I leave Melbourne 

For recipe you can click link here

Yeosin Asian BBQ, Doncaster Westfield, Melbourne

Yesterday my daughter took us to Doncaster Westfield to have lunch at a Korean Restaurant. The restaurant is Yeosin Asian BBQ by Korean Kitchen. The food was good. A fusion of Korean and Japanese dishes. Hubby ordered Wagyu Sukiyaki Donburi with egg but he forgo the egg yolk as it is served raw . Daughter ordered Unagi Grilled Donburi and I ordered Seafood JjamBbong Udon. Me being a seafood fan of course will order anything seafood 🤪 we ordered Gimmari a traditional Korean style Crispy Seaweed Noodle Rolls that comes with kimchi and beansprouts banchan. 

They served Korean bbq but they have lunch menu too. We just had Barbie at home so we skipped their BBQ and have their lunch set instead. The meal was delicious and prices are reasonable too. 

love the ambience...quiet during lunchtime on a weekday

Unagi Grilled Donburi

Seafood JjamBbong Udon

love the broth and all the seafood in that thick seafood umami broth

Wagyu Sukiyaki Donburi...served with a large amount of Wagyu beef

We ordered a side Gimmari that comes with kimchi and beansprouts

Thank you to my FBB for such a wonderful delicious Korean lunch.

Thursday, October 19, 2023

4 Shapewear Shapes Worth Adding to Your Wardrobe

Consider a world in which every piece of clothing hugs your curves. Wearing clothing that draws attention to your best features. It makes you feel like a million dollars. What if I told you that you didn't have to envision it? With these four fantastic closet additions. You'll be sure to turn heads and reignite your style game.   Today, we are embracing a world that celebrates curves. Confidence reigns supreme. You will revolutionize your wardrobe. Welcome to the realm of fashion and function. Four exceptional shapewear classics await to transform your wardrobe from the inside out. 

Waist Trainer Corset:

Nothing beats the timeless allure and functionality of a waist trainer corset. It's like a reliable friend who is always willing to lend a helping hand. Waistdear offers a beautiful selection of custom shapewear waist trainers. They are designed to fit you like a glove.   We create these waist trainers with high-quality materials to ensure durability and comfort. 

Whether you are looking for waist trainers for everyday use or a special occasion, you'll find various solutions to suit your needs.   Furthermore, if you're planning for Black Friday, Waistdear offers a fantastic opportunity. You can get these exceptional clothes at unbeatable costs.   

Accept the hourglass body you desire. Make sure you're ready for the impending discounts.


Body Shaping Bodysuit:

An excellent choice for full-body coverage and support is a body-shaping bodysuit.   These shapewear miracles can modify your silhouette. They give you a sleek and toned appearance. Waistdear's odysuit is designed to target specific areas and ensure the greatest comfort. 

These bodysuits are a flexible addition to any wardrobe. They highlight your curves or smooth out any trouble areas.   The seamless nature of this shapewear allows you to wear it beneath a variety of clothing. Nobody will know your secret. 


Slimming Leggings:

Slimming leggings are a more casual and everyday alternative. These leggings aren't average. The waistdear collection includes built-in shaping features that help you streamline your legs.   There is no need to be concerned about the odd hump or bulge. Slip into these leggings, and you'll feel confident and comfortable all day.

They offers slimming leggings in a variety of styles. These styles range from basic black to trendy textures.   Their soft, breathable fabric makes them ideal for being active and doing errands. These leggings are versatile and stylish and deserve a spot in your closet.


Seamless Shaping Shorts:

Last but not least, seamless shaping shorts are indispensable. They provide a quick and easy solution for managing your belly and thinning your thighs.   These shorts are designed to look smooth and appealing under any outfit. They work well with your favorite jeans or a beautiful dress. 

Shapewear shorts are noted for their incredible comfort and flexibility. These products, made of high-quality materials, allow you to move. You can enjoy the benefits of shapewear. These shorts are ideal for everyday use and are available in various sizes and designs to suit your needs.


Adding the correct shapewear to your wardrobe can give you the confidence and comfort you seek. These shapewear alternatives won't let you down. Waistdear offers wholesale shapewear outerwear, waist trainers, and body shaping bodysuits. This line has something for everyone. 

Whether you're preparing for black Friday bargains or seeking everyday solutions. These shapewear alternatives won't let you down. Add them to your wardrobe to improve how you feel and look in your favorite outfits. 



Monday, September 11, 2023

Sugar Free 100% Whole Wheat Bun

I was asked by my Oncologist to eat brown bread instead of white bread. To be honest I am not a fan of bread , I like to bake bread just like I love baking cakes but not a fan of cake. I just find making them therapeutic. Making bread and cakes makes me happy. Hubby loves bread and cake so that being explained why I have been baking cakes and bread. But since my chemotherapy journey I have abstained from eating rice. So my base food is Oat Porridge and brown bread to go with veggies and meat dishes. I don't eat brown bread daily. I shared them with hubby and I make small portion each time.

Having said that I begin my journey of making my own brown bread since healthy bread are expensive over here where I lived. Organic Multi grains bread and Whole Wheat bread are costly if I have to eat them as base food daily.  Of course brown bread is carbo too but it has lower glycemic value and more fiber content compared to rice and white bread. I tried many recipes on wholewheat bread but they didn't turned out as good as this lastest one. 

I am so happy to have found this recipe on You Tube. It is sugar free and 100% whole wheat.  The method used is to prepare a Whole Wheat Soaker and Whole Wheat Pre-Ferment overnight. It is one of the most easiest method of preparation. Next morning,just use a cake mixer with dough hook and knead all ingredients into a smooth dough. Then proof the dough in a warm place ( 1 hr) or till doubled in size. Then divide dough into equal portions and shape into round balls. Proof another 40 mins . Bake at 180c for 13 mins. ( Every oven is diff. - for me it takes 18 mins of baking time). The buns turned out soft, spongy and fragrant. A keeper for sure and I have to thank You Tuber ' Sweet Kitchen' for sharing such an awesome Sugar free 100% Whole Wheat Bun recipe. Sharing is caring.

soft springy texture and fragrant
you can deco the bun surface
I can make 5 buns with per recipe
Love to see the web network of gluten

Recipe link
Click here

WholeWheat Soaker
150gm whole wheat flour
115 ml cold water
Whole Wheat Pre Ferment
100gm whole wheat flour
70  ml water
1/4 tsp instant yeast
Bread dough
Whole Wheat Soaker
Whole Wheat Pre- Ferment
25 gm beaten egg
15 gm milk powder *optional
30gm unsalted butter
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp instant yeast

any flour

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