To my hubby, the father of 3Ns

This reminds me of the love “notes” (written by me) found the other day (and we laughed at it so loudly while I wanted to hid my head for writing it – and question myself why i wrote it๐Ÿ˜‚)!
Mutual time spent is obviously less (you are given privilege to hug one or two other ‘girls’ to sleep); but we are working towards the same goal – a happy and fulfilled family! 
I am still in love with you Chee Wai ! (Ok geli!๐Ÿ˜›)

Chi kut teh (imitation version)

On top: Kids version

Toddler friendly chi kut teh…imitation, of course using natural ingredients 
I actually planned this one pot in expectation of water disruption in some parts of Klang Valley. Glad that the water disruption didn’t happen. Instead, everyone at home had a yummy and hot meal on this rainy day! 

The recipe:

First, we need to make the broth:

-Chicken bones


-Celery (vital for chi kut teh taste)



-Star anise (vital for chi kut teh taste)

-Cinnamon stick (vital for chi kut teh taste)

-Shimeji mushrooms 

-Shiitake mushrooms (vital for chi kut teh taste)

-Red dates


Boil them for 30 minutes.

Then add in chicken pieces (marinated with sesame oil). Let it boil for another 20 minutes.

At this point, I removed the kids’ portion.

For the adults’ portion, I further added ‘dong guai’, dark soy sauce, light soy sauce and oyster sauce. I boiled it for 10 minutes before adding fu chok and tau pok! Let it simmer and done! 

Onion rice: Just boil rice with shallots oil. I topped with fried shallots when it is done. 

I also made balanced vege with garlic sauce (garlic oil, oyster sauce, soy sauce and sesame oil).

For the toddler, I made macaroni for her with the kids’ portion.

The toddler chewing on the chicken bone <here>

The elder girl had the chi kut teh with rice:

Review: Pelagos lemon and herbs shrimp

Lazy Monday – so just cook one dish for lunch 
Stir fry garlic, ginger and carrot in heated butter. Add in the defrosted shrimps. Stir for a minute or two before adding the seasoning plus water.
I found it a little too sweet so adjusted it with a little more water than the suggested amount. 
When opening the seasoning pack, it did smells a little artificial (like eno ๐Ÿ˜‚) but after cooking, tasted fine. 
Will be serving it with yesterday’s leftover garlic rice!

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Homemade eggless Apple teething biscuit

Recipe modified from

I diced one apple and add in some rolled oat to blend. Then remove to add in all purpose flour bit by bit until it forms s soft dough. Divide into smaller portion and then bake under preheated oven of 175 degree celcius for 30-45 minutes. Let it cool down and I am keeping it in the fridge.

Texture: hard but chewy

* not sure how long it will last 

Video <here>