Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Feasting At Madam Kwan's

We have been putting on pounds and inches, rounder and wider, basically from the waistline to the cute asses we have. Fatass got even more fatty issues here. Of all Nasi Lemak we have try out, I do think that Madam Kwan's had the best good looking nasi lemak we've seen. Tasted Lemongrass Cafe's, which is famous for their own Nasi Lemak dish, well, I must say it's one dogdamn tasty 'fatty rice' I've eaten. Back to Madam Kwan's.

Taste wise, I would give more points to Lemongrass's, but presentation wise, Madam's on it!

Quite pricey for an old haggard pup like me, but you can't really resist the temptation once you see the overall dishes they offered in there. (*Drools*)

Famous for its Nasi Bojari, which consists of a huge fried chicken drumstick, beef rendang and assam prawns (basically, it's sort of sweet, sour and spicy), it's a no-no for not forking out RM19.90 just to grab a bite out of it.

Colourful and addictive. Our tastebuds were all activated once we sink our sharp doggy teeth into the assam prawns! Ohh Bojari my love.

However, the RM13.80 Nasi Lemak was not as tasty as we've expected. But hey, Nasi Bojari really hits the nail. So, we don't really care much if the other Nasi's were not that tasty. At least the main one was! Like most Nasi Lemak used to have, rice cooked with coconut milk, curry chicken, hard boiled egg, anchovies and killer sambal.

Upon finishing the main dishes, we got ourselves fishies too. It's none the other, Otak-Otak, grilled fish paste with spicy seasoning all wrapped up with banana leaves at RM16.30. Good one indeed although I do not like fishies at all! Bow wow.

For desserts, we had the icy cool Ice Campur
at RM6.30.

One is so not enough. We sinked our teeth into the scrumptious Sago Gula Melaka. The Gula Melaka syrup was the most yummy part of all.

For RM5.30, it's worth
the price cause I'd simply love Gula Melaka! Yes, what a lame excuse.

To end the whole meal, Fatass ordered Cendol. A RM5.60 cendol. She bitched around, barking loudly and publicly that the mamak had it cheaper. So? Cheapo la. We're having it once in a while, not everyday okay?! (*Sweats*)

Madam Kwan's can be found in other locations in Midvalley Megamall,Bangsar and KLCC. As for the one we dined in which is in KLCC; it is located in Lot 420/421, Level 4, Suria KLCC, KL City Centre, 50088, Kuala Lumpur. For more info about Madam Kwan's; 603 2026 2297. Ciaos.

Part 3 : A Beefstick A Day Keeps The Dog At Bay

Here comes the third part, third of the four parts. The cutest, I guess. (*Vomits*)

is a baby vainpot. Genes, the non-biological mother, Fatass Michelle is one real purified vainpot too. Vainpots! As long as one vainpot looks good and cun, then, the callings does not matter anymore. It matters to Fatass, but it does not affect the baby vainpot at all.

He knows, he knows. People were impressed for his chubby waistline, rectangular face and bubbly personality.
Good pictures although they were all made up naturally. For bigger viewing, go to Fatass's Deviantart.

See the eyes. Captivated by his black sultry doggy eyes. I am.

Brought home Nutella's Chocolate And Hazelnut Spread for the ease of frosting conveniences. Baked vanilla cupcakes, that's the easiest and moistest one I ever baked. For safety precautions, it's better that I stick with this vanilla cuppies. The outcome?

Nutella Hazelnut And Chocolate Cupcakes

The spread was glossy. As glossy as hmm... I don't know. (*Frowns*)

I still love the spread though! Finished off with chips!

Part 2 : A Beefstick A Day Keeps The Dog At Bay

Howdie doggies! A very grand and warm greetings barked. Since Boobie had taken his pride on the previous post; titled Part 1 : A Beefstick A Day Keeps The Dog At Bay, we will now proceed to the other old bird of the kennel, which is our best female hottie; Missy!

She was the easiest bitch to be handled although her left eye was not in a good condition since the first day we got her.

It had been years. Let's make it 15 years. Or maybe 14. She's old, yet, we love her for her great obliging attitude.

I know that she won't be here for long. How I wish that good poochies will last forever, in terms of life expectancy; eternity! She looked old and gray.

In reality, she's old but young at heart. She still have the hot body she used to have! Okay, frail a little. Just a bit. Her hind legs were weak and she can't really walk far.

Anyway, speaking of her shootings, the outcome was superb.

Great colors and shots of her after some color alteration and a bit of filteration.

The best one indeed! We love you, Miss Missy. Yes, she's still a virgin. Thanks to Fatass! (*Whines*)

Moving on, we've got some freshly baked fruit cake mix in our refrigerator. It was easy as D-O-G! Dump a huge cube of butter, eggs, fruit mix i.e dried green and red cherries, lemon peel, generous handful of sultanas and raisins - Voila! A loaf of fruit cake batter.

Baked in an hour time though it's only one tin loaf! Time consuming but what to do? Dad loves Fruit Cakes, so Fatass bought a cake mix for Ma.

And Ma did her thing! (*Smiles*)

Devouring Dainty Doughnuts

They have shown us, told us and even praise him for the good deed he had posed. Rufus succeeded in obtaining a canine cam-whore certificate from us not long ago. As for that, Fatass Michelle got me into some hard kneading work, kneading flour and water to form a soft dough with sticky and elastic texture, just to get something for Fatass Rufus. Yes, Mini Frosted Doughnuts! Letting him stayed calmly and snobbishly on the top is devastating. I'm dogdamn jealous. Oh yeah, we're barking about one gigantic furry green eyed monster right here! Be afraid, be very afraid. ROAR!!

No baking were incurred over here. Frying and frosting were the only two things we've done the most. Kneaded the dough with my clean furry paws. Honestly speaking, this doughnut-making experience really had tested my impatient patience overall. And hell yeah, I am NOT a very tolerant pooch in this case. "Patience is virtue". I should have tattooed that on my small pinkish butt! (*Wiggle Wiggle*)

Ending up, we waited for extra time just for the dough to get all puffed up. A more profound term; raised up. After some time, things were going smoothly, Fatass Michelle and I manage the dough by equipping ourselves with a small doughnut cutter and a rolling pin. The whole process decelerated soon after the cutting part. And here it goes, waiting for the unbaked doughnuts to raise once more.

We opt for the other method, which was the frying method. It's way fast. Straightaway, popped into the scorching hot vegetable oil. Deep fried on a deep pan until golden brown cooked doughnuts emerged divinely from the bottom, to the surface.

It was instant and quick. Unfrosted doughnuts sucks big time. No! I should have barked out aloud that plain doughnuts with no single bit of sugary toppings is equivalent to slices of plain bread. It'll tasted bland without real delicious frosting. Similarly, unjammed bread tasted savorless and nonetheless, flavorless.

Hence, we whipped up a cup of royal icing frosting and frosted a handful of them. We came up with a brilliant idea, that was sprinkling the top with hmm... sprinkles?? Oh bother... This is where the creative mind point and tell.

For the more stereotypical doughnut, after frosting the top by using a miniature spatula, sprinkles of chocolate rice were used to make it more savourable.

Well, honestly barking, I still prefer the former decorated doughnuts.

Since the helpers love all yummies with a dash of brown sugar used, I purposely sprinkle one side of the frosted doughnuts with brown sugar. Purposely somemore. One side is good enough. This is what we call generous! (*Speaking Of The Devil During The Noon*)

Soon after all royal icing were gone, I whipped up another icing too frost all the remaining doughnuts. The first contained espresso coffee beans.

The second and the last was peanut buttercream topped with real chunky roasted nuts tossed into a bowl of brown sugar. I wondered, does the baking method and the frying method literally differs? Oh man, more experiments and white rodents! (*Grin*)

Mini Frosted Doughnuts (adapted from Bluekey's Leaflet)

500g plain flour
1-1/2 teaspoon instant yeast
1 cup water
1 teaspoon salt
50g softened margarine
40g sugar
1 medium egg

1. Place all the stated ingredients in a big bowl. Knead till soft dough are formed. Roll dough into a large gigantic ball.
2. Leave the dough in the bowl and cover it with a piece of plastic sheet. Scrutinize the dough, let it rise for about an hour, where you'll see a double sized dough by then.
3. Next, roll dough into the size of +/-1cm thick.
4. Cut the dough with a small doughnut cutter and place them onto greased tray. Cover with a plastic sheet.
5. Scrutinize them closely for about 40 minutes. As long as these uncooked doughnuts rise again, they can be cooked just in no time!
6. Heat oil in a deep pan. Fry the doughnuts in the preheated oil till golden brown.
7. Dip the hot doughnuts into a plate of sugar (granulated or caster will do, brown sugar perhaps?). If you prefer coating the doughnuts with royal icing, chocolate or buttercream, coat them after cooling them for a few minutes.

Easy Breezy Royal Icing

200g icing sugar
1 egg white

1. Mix the icing sugar and egg white till thick liquid were formed.
2. For thicker and stiffer icing, add in more icing. For a softer consistency, less icing is needed.
3. After spreading royal icing onto doughnuts with a spatula, topped it with anything which is edible, ranging from chocolate rice to almond nibs. Speaking of creativity!

Espresso Flavoured Glaze Icing

130g icing sugar
2 tablespoons warm water
1 teaspoon of strong instant espresso powder

1. Mix the warm water with the espresso powder.
2. Add the espresso mixture into icing sugar. Mix until incorporated.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Part 1 : A Beefstick A Day Keeps The Dog At Bay

There would most probably be 4 parts, which consists of focused and clean shots of my pack of poochies. Why 4? Why not 8, since it's a lucky digit? 4 parts = 4 poochies which were still barely hanging there. We have Missy, Boobie, Fatass Rufus and me, myself; Master Whisky. I've been dividing it in proper order. I'll be in the last part, part 4, where I'll be summing everything up! The remaining will be featured by the other 3 poochies. Fair enough! The shooting was easy, thanks to the dangle-a-beefstick idea! The Thai-made beefsticks which were bought during a rapid holiday cum work was a hit! I'm tempted as well. Glutton us!

Let's jump over to the main subject here,
Boobie, the Goldie.

(*Get Smacked Gao Gao*)

Okay, The name's Bobby. What's wrong with the name Boobie?! (*Sulks*)

Dogged you Boobie!
Moving on, we've made some yummies for ma and pa to craved on, which was Walnut Brownies!!

Hip hip hurray. It was sweeter than the one we had in Tong Kee's though. Since pa has a sweet tooth, he loves it! Too bad, ma doesn't like it as much as others did!

She complemented that it's very chocolatey, moistful and aromatic, but she'll be one of the diabetic patients just in no time, if she had more. Life in the kitchen's that cruel. ROFL. But sweet tooties like Fatass and her siblings loved it! For a C-grade baker, I can say that it's just a B-Ok goodie! Let's just move on.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Khapkunka Pa & Ma

They were there, just on the right time, though they said they went to Kedah for some sort of wedding dinner. Pa and ma told us nothing about it, and later, they came home with loads of dog's supplies. Oh dog, if Fatass Mich and I knew you guys were having doubts whether to cross the border, to Siam land, we will insist to come around with you. Oh bother. We missed the fun part. Oh dog damn it. Luckily, smart pa remembers to tag along with his camera. Cropped the shots a little, did not manage to do a better editing and photoshopping. Neither does Fatass knows anything about it. You can get many beautiful filled with multi colors of shots in Thailand. Pretty shots, just anywhere!

As I've heard Fatass's parents said a few words after they've got back to the house, I do really love Thailand. Though Fatass have wandered along the roads of Siam land, she have not even bought one goodie for me. Ain't she makes a wonderful servant?! Pa and Ma were dogdamn weary and tired due to the rush for their worthy rapid trip. To me, it's quite worthwhile after all those early wake-up calls and badly burnt skin. Yes, we've been told that it's scorching hot in Thailand. Take note, not the sizzling hot Thai chicks, but the weather which strikes to 38 degree Celcius.

Apparently, the Siam land is much famous for its hot Thai chicks, cheap wood crafted goods, cheap junk foods, clubs and bars.

Last but not least, which we male doggies love, showgirls, which got me thinking that boys can be very beautiful.

Generally, both of us love the cheap shopping routine over there. Not in the main capital, but elsewhere.
To name a few, the floating market, where variety of fruits were sold at cheap prices too.

I love the people and the language, KAPKAPKAP. Cute naka! (*Smiles*)

Like they say, shop till you drop, drop as in, drop out from the boat. Cause things such as fake tortes sold along the riverside were really affordable and the prices offered were reasonable as well.

ing of being a bargain hunter, you can train your skills here before planning to fly off to Hong Kong's yearly sales. Moving on to more colorful shots, we have uploaded just a few though. Pa and ma wanted privacy, that's what I thought when they got horrified after having a glance at their pictures in the PC screen. They wandered a few fun parks. Some of the parks do have wild animals wandering around, while some others don't.

We found these two animals looked as hot as me, the doggy the Whisky.

Hence, they get some credit for being good posers. Moving on to another park, I supposed!

Aha! This must be Dreamworld!

Very nice views we have here.

Love Garden.

Love Garden.

Love Garden. Enough said. (*Smiles*)

Iceworld? We were still wondering whether this place is a part of Dreamworld. If you ask us which Iceworld is better, I would say this one is much more better than the one in Genting Highlands. Come on, furry polar bears and a few cute and plump snowmen! What's not to love? Hmm, let us enclose some P&C shots over here... From the shots we've gotten from the memory card, it's no doubt that this place have loads of fun in it! 3 reasons to visit this place; Dreamworld.


This is the place you would love hanging around if you love to see naked old man, showering himself in a bathtub. Yes, Fatass Michelle is nodding her head a few times. Bear with it.


This is the place you would love hanging around if you had once dream of yam cha-ing while arm wrestling with Arnold Schwarzenegger.


This is the place you would love hanging around if you had once dream of being a superhero, bombarding the latest glitzy superhero, Spiderman. Cute naka, like most Thai's love to say. Moving on to cheap human junk foods, Fatass Michelle and I agreed that it's not an argumentative question if you asked us whether Malaysia's junk food or Thai's are cheaper. See for yourself...

Butter cookie just for 10 Bath, which will be approximately RM1 for one big pack!

Same goes to these Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Medium-pack wafers for RM1.20 each.

Glico's cookies for RM2!

And for now, chocolates! Ma told us that she bought these chocs just for the sake of the words above, which was so convincing! Tempted! Ending up most of the chocs were used for her muffin's toppings. (*Heartache*)

Hershey's nuggets, for RM2.10 each.

Glico's Macadamia coated with Choc for RM4.90. Bigger packaging though...

Another Glico's product, which was also sold at RM4.90.

Aha! Truffles!!! Just for RM3!! It's not only junk foods and chocs! Other doggy stuff were as cheap as hell too!

Switching to doggy's junk food now, I must say that these babies are as good as the real stuffs.
The only thing that differs is the price! Pedigree's Springo just for RM2 per pack! It's a snatch man! (*Drools*)

My RM2.70 big bone!!! Super duper huge, approx +/-25cm! (*Drooooooools*)

The artificial rolled up smoked bacon was the fuyoo-est beef sticks I have ever had in my whole entire doggie life. I crave for this more than the others! RM4.60 for one month's supply. Now, this is cheap! A beefstick a day keeps the monster away.

6 Flouride Bones. Let me do the maths, it's RM0.21 each! What the doggy! (*Floating In The Air*)

Colorful beefsticks which I loved so much! A pack for RM1.20.

Single colored was sold for RM1.30! Flourided, that is why it was sold at RM1.30 instead of RM1.20.

Same goes to the red one. RM1.30 per pack. Well, that is why I had to say that it's a worthwhile trip although there had been severe burnts that you might be getting if you travel under the blazing sun in Siam land. For the next trip, I'll bring along an empty luggage just to buy these beefsticks over.

As for now, I would like to thank Pa and Ma, for getting these beefsticks for me. Khapkunka! (*Barks Happily*). So long for now! Sawatdee!