Sambal Kicap Joho

A quick post on this one! Since we’re in Johor, it is a normal thing to have banana fritters (pisang goreng) with sambal kicap. This is how it looks like. Making it is so simple!


  • Bawang putih- 2 ulas (Tak perlu buang kulit)
  • Cili padi- 2 biji
  • Gula-1 sudu
  • Kicap- letaklah dalam 6 sudu… ikut sebenarnya nak banyak mana


  1. Gorengkan bawang putih & cili padi. Tak perlu potong, goreng sehingga layu sikit.
  2. Tumbukkan bahan yang digoreng tadi. Masukkan gula & kicap. Gaul sebati.
  3. Siap!
Tumbuk dengan kulit bawang putih & tangkai cili sekali ye

Sebenarnya ikut citarasa sendiri. Kalau nak rasa lebih pedas, boleh lebihkan cili. Terima kasih housemate orang Joho ajarkan! ❀

Dumpling at home

It was the last day of Ramadhan for year 2020. Alhamdulillah, I feel blessed that all my family members were at home despite the MCO due to covid-19 pandemic. I am sure that some of you had tough times going through this phase alone. I just want to share a recipe I learned this Ramadhan.

I went to the nearest supermarket to do some grocery shopping. As I talked to a friend of mine, I saw frozen dumpling in the refrigerator. I bought a packet of prawn dumpling and steamed them at home. The dumpling tasted great! I never thought that a frozen dumpling tastes that good! Haha. We dipped the dumpling into ketchup since I did not think of preparing my own sauce.

The prawn dumpling
Yeah this brand tastes good!

Until the final week of Ramadhan… I bought two packets of dumplings instead! This time, they were chicken dumpling. So I was thinking of making home-made dipping sauce.. I googled and found one from a blog. You can click here to get the dumpling and dumpling sauce recipe. I changed the recipe a bit, since I don’t really like too much garlic in my sauce.

Resipi Sos Dumpling


  • Cili merah (separuh sahaja)
  • Bawang putih (2 ulas)
  • *Kicap cair (2 sudu besar)- Kalau tak ada kicap cair, campurkan 1 sudu air masak & 1 sudu kicap biasa okay!
  • *Cuka (1/2 sudu besar)
  • *Gula (1 sudu besar)
  • Sos ikan (1 sudu kecil)
  • Air masak (2 sudu)


  1. Cincang bawang putih & cili merah sehingga halus. Masukkan di dalam mangkuk (Ingat, jangan blend! Hahah. My first attempt was a total failure cuz I blended everything. Might not change the taste, but not presentable enough… Cuba bayangkan dipping sauce berbuih, selera ke tidak??).
  2. Dalam mangkuk, masukkan kicap cair, cuka, gula, sos ikan, dan air masak. Kacau sehingga gula larut. Kemudian masukkan bahan yang sudah dicincang tadi.
  3. Gaulkan & sedia untuk dihidang bersama dimsum.
My sister likes steamed dimsum

So that’s it! Easy peasy isn’t it? πŸ™‚

Daging black pepper Mama Dee

Saja nak tepek resipi sini supaya bila balik sarang nanti reti la nak buat! Selain daripada lauk daging kenduri, my mom’s daging masak merah atau atau daging black pepper are da bomb! Masak sekejap, senang pun senang…

Photo from google


Hiriskan/ ketuk:

  • Bawang besar – 1/2 biji
  • Bawang putih- 2 ulas
  • Halia- 2 inci
  • Cili -optional
  • Daun kari (3 tangkai)- optional

Daging perlu diperap. Anggar sahaja kuantiti bahan-bahan ni semua mengikut kuantiti daging ye. Gaul bersama:

  • Black pepper- 1 sudu besar
  • Sos tomato- 2 sudu besar
  • Sos cili- 2 sudu besar
  • Kicap lemak manis- 2 sudu besar
  • Rempah kari (optional)- 1 sudu besar

Cara- cara:

  1. Panaskan minyak. Tumis bahan yang dihiris/ketuk (bawang besar, bawang putih, halia). Masukkan daun kari & cili.
  2. Apabila bawang telah layu, masukkan daging yang sudah diperap.
  3. Kemudian, masukkan air sedikit demi sedikit. Tutup kuali dengan penutup & biarkan daging empuk.

Kacang kan? Among the easiest and fastest ways to cook taught by my mom. Nak masuk cili benggala boleh, tomato boleh.. Up to you! Ini kalau first time buat pun insyaallah menjadik. Jangan hangit sudah! ^_^

’till then!


False God

It’s a dangerous thing to romanticize

the past, to allow the nostalgia to drag

up old memories from the depths

of our hearts and fashion them into

something they’re not.

We build a mirage from a memory

and knelt before it like a false god.

What we called love was nothing

but foolish hope.

-Poem by: Beau Taplin


Kuah Kastard by Mama Dee

Assalamualaikum & hi!

Saja nak tepek sini resepinya, sebab selalu lupa mana pergi kertas pastu akhirnya akan call my mom untuk minta resepi. Jadi, sebelum dia rasa geram, baik kita simpan siap-siap kat sini ye. Feel free to try this, as you can serve it together with bread pudding or fried banana.

Gambar ihsan google


  • Susu cair- 1 tin
  • Gula- 2 atau 3 senduk kecil
  • Esen vanila- 1 sudu kecil
  • Telur- 1 biji (pukul dahulu)
  • Tepung kastard- 3 sudu besar


  1. Masukkan semua bahan.
  2. Kacau atas api yang perlahan sehingga tekstur kuah menjadi sedikit pekat. Just nice jelas nak makan dengan puding… πŸ™‚

Senang kan? I couldn’t believe it myself that we managed to prepare a good one! ^_^

Good luck! ❀

Petola tumis air as Izi as ABC

My mom sometimes cook petola tumis air for lunch or dinner. It is a healthy meal, I can say. Lots of soup too, and easy to be prepared! Why Izi? Because my housemate always prepare this and she’s pretty good at it! πŸ˜‰

So here’s the pretty simple recipe (in Malay la eh)….

Resipi Petola Tumis air


  • Petola
  • Bahan tumis (halia, bawang merah, bawang putih 2 ulas)-blend bawang. halia tumbuk kasar2 aje ye
  • 3 sekawan (kulit kayu manis, bunga lawang, buah pelaga)
  • Set soo hoon & tauhu kering (boleh beli dalam paket siap semua untuk 1x masak)
  • Cendawan
  • Minyak!
  • Ayaq! (Air secukupnya)
  • Garam (wajib)


  1. Panaskan minyak secukupnya untuk tumis.
  2. Tumis 3 sekawan. Kemudian masukkan bahan tumis. Tumis hingga naik bau dan kekuningan.
  3. Kemudian masukkan air supaya bawang tak hangus. Masukkan petola. Didihkan.
  4. Masukkan cendawan dan soo hoon beserta tauhu kering yang dah direndam dengan air panas tadi…
  5. Masukkan garam secukup rasa!

The key to good taste is practice, practice, and practice! It was my first time cooking this petola tumis air, and I admit that Izi did it better than I do… haha.

Good luck! ❀


The sun sets

We’re both in isolation

With the one that matters to us the most

Whom used to be close enough

And we wished to never be apart

But that’s how fate makes us together

To comfort each other

And now here we are

Busying ourselves

Productivity- that’s our new motto!

Until what’s left in the future is the memories

of the past

You and I in the present

Consoling each other

I saw it through your blue eyes

The grief

just like the hazel eyes

And we cuddled

As I caress the white fur

I stared at the ‘latte’

I guess you endure the same pain

So I said…

We are now both


The gaze

It is still fresh in my memory

It was us

On a journey to the south

Hours before we departed

It was just a mere glance

As I waited for thoughtful answers being uttered

Your eyes were having difficulty to drive at night

or rainy days

you said it is okay

I felt safe

Though I still have doubt

And I still remember

A slight glimpse that evening

I don’t have to wait for years or months

But it only takes a few seconds

That finally left me

an everlasting affection.



Count your blessings…

Hi. I am back with another short post… Random thoughts on this long mid-year break. Yep, we’re having two weeks break and this is such a blessing! Alhamdulillah. What could be much better than spending your holiday with your loved ones? πŸ˜€

I had this short conversation with a friend of mine on being grateful. Well, I actually have had so many conversations on being thankful on things that we have, rather than complaining on whatever we have not owned (yet). I have come to realize that the more you are filled with gratitude, the more you will earn in the future. Sometimes you might not, but I have learnt that by being more appreciative, I tend to not take things around me for granted. Let’s say if I am so tensed about my job… Just imagine about a job other than being a teacher. Can I cope with that? At least I have everything I need. I don’t think that I can work well in other fields, and in fact, this is the best for me.

Just believe that He knows whatever we don’t. So I’d like to remind myself to be thankful each day until the end of my life.

Good night! ❀

Puding karamel telur mama Dee

This year, I had to fast for two weeks in Johor with my colleague. Other than being with my family, I’ve been waiting to be back home to enjoy all the homemade traditional delicacies! One of my brother’s favourite dessert on this fasting month is the caramel pudding prepared by my mom… I actually have been thinking of having this dessert ever since I was in Johor. Mother knows best, isn’t she?

Gambar sekadar hiasan… No nice photos were captured since I was too eager to NGAP je! But believe me, it looks exactly just. Like. This…

She told me it is the easiest recipe she has ever tried! I saw her preparing it more than once, and it is indeed as easy as ABC! (Not until you have done it yourself, and the recipe works, and the food tastes delicious! Hahah!). Now let’s get into preparing the pudding. Nak bakar dalam oven (double boiling) boleh, atau nak kukus pun boleh. You choose… okay? πŸ˜‰


  • Telur- 3 biji
  • Susu cair-suku gelas
  • Gula-2 senduk
  • Esen vanilla-1 sudu kecil
  • Air masak-1 cawan


Karamel gula hangus:

  1. Cairkan 1 senduk (bulat)  gula pasir bersama 3 sudu besar air masak di dalam frying pan hingga perang. (P/s: Pastikan api kecil supaya tak hangus ye!).
  2. Letakkan dalam bekas kaca/acuan yang diingini (yang tahan panas & sedikit besar sebab nanti nak letak adunan puding pula).


  1. Dalam 1 gelas, campurkan susu & 1 senduk (bulat) gula dan kacau hingga larut.
  2. Dalam bekas lain, pukul (lembut) 3 biji telur & masukkan esen vanilla.
  3. Campurkan susu tadi bersama adunan telur. Tambah sedikit air (lebih kurang setengah cawan) jika perlu.
  4. Tapiskan campuran dan masukkan dalam mangkuk caramel tadi.
  5. Bakar selama setengah jam tanpa ditutup aluminium foil (teknik ni dipanggil double boil katanya)- letak air dalam dulang pembakar (pada 15 minit pertama, api atas bawah, dan pada 15 minit kemudian api bawah sahaja) atau boleh kukus sahaja selama 20 minit & tutup bekas dengan aluminium foil.

Cara nak tahu pudding sudah masak, boleh cucuk dengan lidi… Sekiranya adunan tidak melekat, maknanya dah masak lah tu…

Thank you Mama for sharing this recipe! All credits goes to her… I am just retyping her recipes she found on the net…

Good luck!