Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Yummy Baked Chicken

Lazy Mum with her yummy baked chicken. Simple, fast and no fuss to prepare. Just marinate the chicken drumsticks and allow it to sit in the refrigerator for about 3 hours and then allow the oven to do the cooking...Voila! A yummy set meal.

The ingredients that I have used to marinate the chicken to produce a yummy well blended savoury taste are : CHOPPED GARLIC, CHOPPED FRESH CORIANDER, TUMERIC POWDER, OYSTER SAUCE and SALT. Generously rubbed on the surface of the chicken drumsticks (make 2 slits on the surface of the drumstick) and allow it to marinate for 3 hours before baking for 50mins at 250 deg C.

I have laid some cut carrots on the baking tray and arranged the marinated drumsticks on top, cover the top with an aluminum foil and remove the foil after 30 mins of baking and continue to bake for another 20 mins. This is to prevent too much moisture lost from the chicken and also to get a nice roast. Served with fresh cucumber and lettuce and lightly baked sausages. No Fuss and nutritious! Enjoy..

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Croissant with Chicken Ham

Lazy Mum with yummy bites for lunch today...simple, easy, fast to prepare and most of all nutritious. Bought the ready made croissants from the bakery and DIY a simple meal for lunch. Look at those beautifully rings of onion lying on top of the chicken ham coupled with lettuce and slices of tomatoes and compliments with drops of thousand island, the big boys simply loves it...Yum! Yum!

Have a happy meal.........

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Batik Agar Agar (Jelly)

Lazy mum's sweet memories jelly dessert. It is known as "batik agar-agar" as it is adopted from
the art and craft technique of dyeing fabric with mixtures of well blended colors. A creative way of designing the fabric and it is classic. Batik made into clothing for men and women are largely used as an official function attire in Malaysia.

Easy and simple to make. Making this jelly or
agar agar in bahasa malaysia brings back sweet memories of my home science class at school during our lower secondary, those were the days....

Simple steps :

First boil 20gms of agar-agar strips with 1.5 cups of water till the agar-agar is completely dissolved.
Add 1 box (200ml) of the coconut milk and mix well. Pour the mixture into a tray and allow it to set. When the agar-agar has set, just cut it into small shape of your choice. Set aside

Next, melt 50gms of gula melaka (palm sugar) in a saucepan over a low heat till it completely becomes liquid.

Then, boil 1 packet of 37.5gm agar-agar strips with 4 cups water. To give it a beautiful aroma, add 3 pieces of screwpine leaves (pandan leaves) when boiling the agar-agar.. Ensure the agar-agar is completely dissolved, then add in the melted gula melaka and stir well to mix. Pour the agar-agar into a tray and allow it to slightly set for 10 mins.

After 10 minutes of setting time, drop the cut pieces of coconut milk agar agar, just like the
photo below. Once that is done, allow it to completely set, chill it before cutting.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Homemade Cookies for Chinese Lunar Year


Happy to share some of the homemade cookies for the New Year 2011
by my dear daughter. It is the first time she tried her hands on
the Chinese New Year biscuits/cookies and am proud to share her success

Well Done Girl!

Spring Roll with Meat Floss

Oatmeal mixed fruits cookies

Crispy Seaweed Crackers

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Fish Porridge

Here comes lazy mum delicious warm bowl of fried fish porridge for the family, fast , easy to prepare and good to eat.....yummy! Yes it is nice to have soft diet once a while. The porridge taste great with lots of fried chopped garlic and chopped fresh coriander.

Simply go through this process and enjoy a delicious home cooked porridge with no MSG...

Serve 4 person : 1.5 cup rice, 1 medium size fish

1. First have a medium size fish of your choice, cut into pieces, drain dry, rub a little salt on the surface and fry it till golden brown. Set aside

2. Steam the rice or cook it in the rice cooker with slightly extra water to get a soft texture

3. Scoop the cooked rice into a pot, add water about double the amount of the cooked rice and bring it to boil over medium heat till the rice grain looks "open up". It will take about 10-15 minutes
of boiling time depending on how soft the cooked rice is.

4. Add in some salt and the fried fish cutlets and allow it to boil for 5 minutes. Scoop it into bowl to serve and garnish with fried garlic and chopped coriander or alternatively spring onion and a dash of pepper

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sarawak Laksa

Yummy, yummy Sarawak Laksa. Simply delicious and it taste so good..just love it. It has a nice blended flavor of assam laksa and curry laksa. The hot steaming soup whets ones appetite.

With the ready to cook Laksa paste from Sarawak, this bowl of laksa can be easily prepared within an hour and ready to be served. If you do not have the paste then you need to gather these ingredients and get it blended - garlic, shallots, galangal, dried chilly, lemon grass, belacan and add tamarind juice, pounded groundnuts and coconut milk.

All I need to do is to boil the chicken and prawn stock and add in the paste and blend it with coconut milk and evaporated milk to smoothen the taste. Lime juice can be added to boost the aroma of the soup. Then garnished the bowl of noodle with shredded chicken, prawns, shredded omellette, cucumber and beansprout plus chopped corriander....... Wow truly Nice!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Yam Beehoon (Vermicelli) Soup

A yummy soup meal prepared by lazy mum for the family. This is Yam soup with Beehoon (vermicelli), garnished with fried shallots, spring onion and strips of omelette. A very easy and simple dish to prepare with little fuss. I have used the thick vermicelli that needs soaking for about an hour before blanching, alternatively you may used the thinner version for this dish too.

The base of the soup is made up of dried prawns and yam pieces. See the photo below.
This tuber root plant is obtainable from the fresh market. It's skin is rough and a bit hairy and the inner layer is a little slimmy. Just put under the running tap water to rid the slimmy feel before cutting into pieces.

To prepare soup : Serve 4 person

1 small yam - cut into pieces
50gm dried prawns
some shredded ginger
salt & pepper to taste

1. Heat a little oil and saute the shredded ginger and dried prawns till aromatic, add 1.5 litre water and allow it to simmer over medium heat for the next 20 minutes. Add the yam slices to allow it to soften. Add salt to taste.
2. The soup is ready once the yam has soften.


1. Blanched the soaked vermicelli till it is soften
2. Serve the blanched vermicelli in a bowl, pour the hot yam soup over it
3. Garnished with spring onion, fried shallots and omellette strips
4. A dash of pepper would taste good