Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Fried fish with mango dressing

Fried fish with mango dressing


½ cup fish sauce

¼ cup palm sugar
¼ cup lime juice
1 cup shredded young mango
¼ cup thinly sliced shallots
10 pcs sliced bird’s eye chilies
¼ cup mint leaves
¼ cup coriander leaves


1.Mix fish sauce and sugar together and heat on slow fire until it becomes thick and sticky. Turn off the fire. Let it cool slightly before adding lime juice in it. It must have a combination taste of salty, sour and sweet.

2. Place mango, onion, chili, mint leaves and coriander leaves in a bowl. Mix well and pour in the sauce.

3. Pour the mango dressing onto a hot and crispy fried fish. Serve with white rice.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Recipe: Keropok lekor

Before frying.
After frying


1 cup of fish fillet

1 cup of cassava/tapioca flour

1 cup of cold water

Salt to taste

Cassava /tapioca flour to roll the dough

Water for boiling

Oil for frying

Blend fish fillet, flour and water together to a dough.

Place a little flour on your hands and take a little dough.

Roll it in your palms and put it in the boiling water.

When the dough starts floating, it means that it's ready to be scooped out of the pot.

Let it cool and heat oil to fry. Fry for about 5 minutes or till the edges become crispy.

Serve hot with sweet chili sauce.

Now, you don't have to go to Trengganu to get good keropok lekor. It can be prepared right in your own kitchen.

Friday, 12 March 2010

Cooking class at Silom Thai Cooking School, Bangkok.

Learning Thai cooking from a genuine Thai chef has always been my dream and today (12 March 2010) my friends and I had the precious opportunity to attend a cooking class at the Silom Thai Cooking School. It's owned by a very cheerful and bubbly Southern Thai Muslim chef called Nusi and situated at the end of Silom Soi 13. The were 11 students: 3 Malaysians, 3 Indonesians, 2 English, 2 Germans and 1 Singaporean. We had a great time going to the market, preparing ingredients, cooking and eating together.
Khun Nusi waited for us at Chongnonsi BTS Station.

We met up with the other participants and walked together to Silom Market, which is at Silom Soi 20, next to Masjid Meerasuddin.

Each of us gets a basket to be filled with ingredients for today's class.

Khun Nusi explains the different ingredients needed for today's class.

Walking to the school with full baskets.

Sawatdiikha. Welcome to Silom Thai Cooking School.

We started by cleaning all these...

... and the prawns, and the chicken, too.

The British squeezing grated coconut to get the cream and coconut milk.

Preparing for tomyam kung.
Pounding session: preparing green curry paste from scratch.

Pretty maids in a row???? It's time for frying.

Tomyam kung
Northeastern chicken salad(laab kai) & glutinous rice (khao niao)
Thai fried noodles (Phad Thai)
Chicken in green curry (kaeng khiao wan kai)
Sweet potato with coconut milk

At the end of the session, we left with not only new knowledge but also full tummies.

Thank you Khun Nusi for the exciting experience at your cozy cooking school.
For more info kindly click here.

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Places in Bangkok to avoid during this weekend (12-14 March 2010).

Below are the expected hot spots to be avoided from tomorrow (12th March 2010) throughout the weekend. Kindly avoid wearing either Red or Yellow throughout this period yeah. It would be better to stay at home, and if you're holidaying in Bangkok, shopping malls will be the best option instead of going to the markets on the streets.
Click on map to enlarge
p.s. Thanks for the map, Fahmi.

We should avoid visiting the staging areas below:

1. Klong 4 in Thanyaburi;

2. Klong 4 Rangsit;

3. Lak Si Democracy Monument;

4. Bang Na ntersection;

5. Lumpini Park;

6. Wong Wian Yai;

7. Tha Phrachan Pier;

8. City Hall of Nonthaburi;

9. City Hall of Samut Prakan;

10. Thailand – Japan Sports Complex, Din Daeng (near Masjid Din Daeng);

11. Sanam Luang;

12. Ratchadamnoen Road;

13. Phan Fa Bridge

and their surrounding areas which have been identified by

the UDD to be the venue for its mass rally;

PM confirms to work normally

BANGKOK, 11 March 2010 (NNT) –Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva
affirms to work as normal on 12 March, while during 13-14 March
he will be at the commanding center to monitor the situation.

Prime Minister Abhisit said that tomorrow he would still work
regularly at the Government House and on 13-14 March
he would be at the commanding center in the 11th Infantry
Directorate Command. He stated that the situation would be
monitored strictly to maintain peace.

He also expressed his concerns over traffic situation during 12-14 March
and the safety at particular sites. Prime Minister said that the personnel
and fire trucks would be available to deal with the incidents, while asking
people not to enter the critical areas.

Mr Abhisit confirmed that checkpoints had been set in several places in order
to keep demonstration in place but not to block the rally.

News ID: 255303110043

Reporter : Panita Norasing
News Date : 11 March 2010
Source: National News Bureau of Thailand Public Relations Department.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Mumtaz Restaurant - Nonthaburi

Click on map to enlarge

It's situated near Tiwanon-Samakhi junction on Tiwanon Road, adjacent to Masjid Muttakeen.
Next to this corner traditional house.
Ample parking space is available in the compound.

Spacious dining area.

Prayer room is available on the upper floor.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Kuala Lumpur International Book Fair 2010

Date: 19th - 28th March 2010
Venue: Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

For further information, kindly click here.

Bangkok International Book Fair 2010

For more information click here.