Sunday, April 17, 2016

Surprise eggs

If you don't have kids yet, you won't know what they are because before my kids came along, or rather, before they turned 3 and above, I didn't know these exist.

They are some Easter-egg-looking milk chocolates with a plastic capsule in the middle housing a surprise toy. 

Malaysia only has the Kinder Joy surprise eggs for sale (upper left orange eggs). And they are costly, mind you! The rest of the Disney surprise eggs came from Singapore and they cost even more! If you watch the "unwrapping" of surprise eggs on YouTube, you will find hundreds of videos on them. 

Kids. Oh, I give up! 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016


I am a proud mama today. While all the other kids in her class gave the teacher a piece of psychedelic vege art, my 5-year-old girl knows the colour of her vegetable and to my discovery, is good in shading as well.

Well done!

Saturday, April 02, 2016


"Yong" basically means "stuffed". This cuisine is famously known as "yong tau fu" which basically means a piece of tofu stuffed with ground meat mixture or fish paste. For me, my favourite is the yong ngai kua (stuffed egg plant) and yong foo kua (stuffed bitter gourd). Can be eaten plain fried with a dip or boiled served in soup. I like it cooked in all ways. And since I didn't stuff any tofu, I have decided not to name this post "yong tau fu".

My version of my favourite yong in fish paste, plain fried for lunch today.