The Saturday I Made Tang Yuan Glutinous Rice Balls

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09.54 am – Went to Kedai Kopi Seng Thor for

this stall’s

lor mee.

10.11 am – Noticed a crowd buying from a kuih stall next to the coffee shop.

I bought myself one of each. Sesame seed balls,

kuih melayu,

tau sar piah,

hong kong new year cake,

or kuih,

kuih koci.

10.18 pm – Went to Thye Huat hardware store and bought myself 2 stuff.

A wireless door bell and

a blower ball for cleaning motherboards, graphic cards and all the other electronic parts of the computer. Was actually looking for a can of compressed air but too bad they don’t have it. Hard to find in Penang.

11.10 am – Went to Kim Soon Auto Repair to get PCJ’s

engine oil changed.

Filled it up with 4 liters of Castrol’s 20W-50 that cost RM40.

Service charge.

12.05 pm – Went home and installed Ousun’s wireless door chime.

01.18 pm – Went to City Bayview’s Kopi Tiam for lunch.

One of the vouchers I won from the photgraphy competition a while back.

The salad.

The mushroom soup.

The very nice fried szechuan chicken rice.

Vinny had fish and chips.

Fruits.

Ice cream.

Coffee.

02.29 pm – Took Vinny’s eye growth to see Dr Khoo.

We arrived not long after he returned from lunch break.

02.59 pm – Started making glutinous rice balls. Took out granny’s food colouring liquid,

the bottle of sugar and

water.

Poured a cup of glutinous rice flour.

Poured about 1 tablespoonful of sugar.

Poured some water.

Started mixing it into a doughy texture.

Split it into half.

One to be coloured red and yellow.

The red dye.

Squeeze, squeeze, squeeze.

Ta da. Orange.

Took a pandan leaf from

the pandan plant in my backyard.

Used it to make the sugar water smell nicer.

Round 1. Ready for boiling.

boil tangyuan

Dropped all of it into another separate pot of boiling water.

You’ll know it’s ready for harvesting when it floats.

Round 2. Start.

Round 2. Done.

Round 3. Done.

Dog paw tang yuen.

We used about 2 cups of glutinous flour which came up to about 8 servings.

04.39 pm – Afternoon break.

Ate the kuihs bought in the morning.

05.30 pm – District 9. A very awesome movie. Lots of violence. 9/10.

Click here for trailer.

10.00 pm – Went to Kayu for dinner.

Nasi kandar.

11.41 pm – Inglorious Basterds. 8/10.

02.00 am – zzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzz

The Friday I Went Bowling After A Long Time

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09.00 am – Had Ibumie’s Har Mee Mi Goreng for breakfast.

While the noodles are cooking, take out the perencahs and kecup

and squeeze them all over the plate.

Slice an apple if there’s time.

Then baru you stir the noodles after completion. ~yum

10.00 am – Threw away the lousy, cheapo car sunshade.

Berbulu after a few months of using it. Chan.

12.30 pm – Went over to Mak Long for lunch.

~yum

07.10 pm – Checked out Gurney Plaza’s new wing.

Nando’s had an upgrade.

It’s now 2 stories.

The newly opened Sakae Sushi.

08.00 pm – Went over to Lebuh Presgrave for the

famously delicious ais kacang and

hokkien mee.

Looks simple

but the taste kills! ~fuh

08.30 pm – As it was not really that filling, we went over to the nearby Lebuh Tye Sin for more food.

Economy mee + koay teow + bihun.

Red bean soup.

09.00 pm – Went over to Penang Bowl.

Looks well maintained, although it’s old.

Penang bowl’s bowling charges.

11.00 pm – Waited for 2 hours before we got to play.

101. Not bad huh. :p

1 point achievement. 😈

Cheap and fun. RM12 for 3 games, RM1 for shoes.

01.00 am – Checked out Screwball. Cannot. Fail. Ah Beng music, Ah Beng crowd.

Shifted over to Belissa Row’s Bed immediately.

03.00 am – zzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzz