Thursday, July 28, 2011

Betty's love letters

Kuih kapit or love letters are a must have for Chinese New Year. In Betty's home, she doesn't buy them, like us. For her, pre Chinese New Year is the time, her magic wand is busiest at work. She bakes cookies like kuih kapit, peanut cookies, sugee cookies, butter cookies, almond cookies, gosh and the list goes on....

So, if you want to taste the real, authentic cookies and cakes, come with me to visit my cousin. I go there to catch up as we live far apart, we only get to visit and meet once a year. So, while we talk, I will be served with all her greatest invention of love. Aren't I lucky!

Betty's Freshly Baked Buns

Betty continues to surprise us with her culinary skills, not only is she good with nyonya dishes or local chinese dishes, she bakes better than some of the confectionery shops here. These are freshly baked, soft buns filled with minced, sweet sauce meat!! Hmmm... mouth watering.

Betty's American Fusion Breakfast

Well, I know how at times, we just want to have a meal of American breakfast waiting for us at the meal table.

Indeed, she makes the American Fusion Breakfast too. Juicy sausages and nice, crispy sunny side up fried egg on one side and soft on the other. Yummy breakfast with your cup of coffee or tea.

Betty's Mum's Half Boiled Eggs

Ji Kor's half boiled eggs looks and taste much better than those you find in some high end, expensive coffee shop or cafe.

It only takes her few minutes to heat/boil them to perfection. Add on soy sauce and pepper, and, voila..... slurpy half boiled eggs. It goes well with cream crackers or bread too. Add on a cup of coffee or tea, and you feel so pampered.

Betty's Lam Mee

Lam mee, choose your noodles from yellow noodles (which is the commonly used noodle for lam mee), bee hoon, vermicelli or koay teow.

Pour in the chicken boiled soup with added add on to enhance the nice taste of the lam mee soup noodle. Goes well with sambal belacan. Hmmmm.... I can take two bowls at one go.

Betty's Soup

Betty's Nyonya's Perut Ikan

Betty's Prawn Fritters

Betty's Kuih Pai Tee

Betty's Ji Hu Char

Betty's Lor bak

Betty's Home Cooked Food

Betty can cook indeed. My beautiful, young, dilligent and shy cousin cooks so well, she puts many to shame. Betty, my all rounder cousin, she cooks, she bakes, she cleans, she irons, she washes and she is a professional at work.

Among the great food you see here are some secret recipes passed down from my aunt to her, ranging from nyonya dishes and local chinese delights. Craving for any delicious nyonya or local chinese delights? Here are a list of dishes that she can easily whip up. I understand from my niece, (Betty's daughter) is that she has this magic wand that she uses to just whip up these dishes for family gatherings. I believe my niece, that explains why Betty can cook and I can't!!

Fried kunyit fish with special made chilli

Black sesame oil chicken

Stir fried cabbage and carrot

Mixed vegetable soup

Nyonya perut ikan curry

Lor bak

Ji Hu Char

Curry Noodle

Lam Mee

Honey roasted chicken wings

Smoked sausages

Prawn fried with black sauce

Curry shrimps

Prawn fritters

Kam heong sotong

All photos compliments of my beautiful niece, Joanna!

Address: Taiping, actual place... on invitation only:)