My dad treated us to dim sum at the The Han Room over the weekend during Chinese New Year. According to him the dim sum here is so much better than Tim Ho Wan, Malaysia. Having shopped at The Gardens Mall many times, this was my first encounter with The Han Room. We ordered a total of 12 varieties of dim sum with 16 plates in total because for some dim sum, we order 2 plates since there are five of us (not including are 3 bowls of dessert).
Two titbits for us to enjoy while waiting for the dim sum. They were long gone before our dim sum arrive. Waited nearly 40mins!!! Hahaha But it was okay. More time for the family to chit chat. Titbit @ RM3.00 each.
Gluten free and dairy free dessert are quite sought after nowadays. Not because it’s hip or anything but because of health issue such as celiac disease and lactose intolerance. So today I decided to share this gluten and dairy free macadamia brownies so everyone can enjoy. This recipe is adapted from Rachel Allen’s Cake.
So wonderful! Do try it ya.
I usually pan-fry my salmon fillet but I got tired of it. So I tried steaming the salmon one day and it was so good. I usually prepare the ingredients in the foil a day beforehand. On the day itself, I just need to add lemon juice and steam it. Super easy for
lazy busy people. Not only that, it’s super healthy and delicious too. All the goodness like the steam juice captured inside the sealed foil… ohh heavenly.
I was intrigued by this laksa cookies found in Flavours magazine many moons ago. Laksa cookies? Never heard of it or tasted it before. Interesting!!! However I was put off by the many ingredients involved. Turns out I only need to buy as little as 4 ingredients as most of them are already available in my pantry. Wohoo. Let me be frank with you. It took me 5 hours just to make 1 batch of 59 cookies. Definitely not worth anyone’s time. But if you’re as curious as me feel free to try this really unique cookie for Chinese New Year.
Lovely laksa cookies!
Since Chinese New Year is few weeks away, arrowhead or ngaku is abundantly found in supermarkets and markets in Malaysia. My dad cooked an arrowhead side dish for Chinese New Year last year. I found that I quite like the texture and taste. So this year I created an arrowhead Chinese New Year recipe paired with mushrooms and fatt choy. Hope you like it.
Braised arrowheads with mushrooms. Yum!
I missed my chance dining at Hong Kong’s Tim Ho Wan when I was there in 2011. Who knew they would open a branch right here in Kuala Lumpur? With just less than a month after its opening in Mid Valley City, I braved the loooong-ish queue to get a taste of the famous dim sum from this Hong Kong’s Michelin Star restaurant. I went with very high expectation since I’ve heard good reviews of their dim sum in Hong Kong.
I started queuing around 10.05am with at least 40 persons in front of me (4 rows). Got seated around 10.50am. That’s 45 minutes of queuing. Not bad I would say for mid morning Saturday.