Saturday, March 19, 2016

Recipe: Thai inspired tuna fish cake

 Made with whatever I have in hand, this is not the authentic Thai fish cake.

Type: Side/snack
Servings: 2 or more
Category: Halal

1 can of tuna
2 cloves garlic
1 piece ginger
1 red chili
2 stalk chopped spring onion
3 kafir lime leaves
A handful of coriander
2 teaspoon fish sauce
2 tablespoon curry paste
2 eggs
2 tablespoon cornstarch
3 tablespoon flour

1. Drain tuna and flake them in a bowl. Make sure your tuna is completely dry. Traditionally Thai use white fish.

2. Mince garlic, grate ginger, slice spring onion, mince coriander, finely chop chili and kafir lime leaves.

3. Add all the herbs and curry paste into the tuna. You may add green beans if you have. Usually Thai will grind in blender at this stage before adding green beans but I was lazy to take out my blender and clean it.

4. Season with salt, pepper, a little sugar and fish sauce. I only agak-agak in this recipe.

5. Add eggs to bind. I also added cornstarch to make them crispy and flour to thicken because I did not blend into thick consistency.

6. Add generous amount of oil onto pan. When it's heated, add tuna patties. You can shape the patties into circles but being lazy, I just scooped with spoon onto pan.

7. Fry for 3-4 minutes or till brown then turn to the other side and done!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Florida's hidden gems by HomeAway

Hey there, wanderlusters!

I have stumbled upon some postcards from HomeAway and can't wait to share these amazing beaches that I didn't even know apart from the touristy Miami and Key West.

What is HomeAway? From my understanding, it is a platform where you can find rentals that suit you best and make you feel the comfort of home even though you are away from your real home. You can also rent out your humble abode to travelers out there.

HomeAway's mission is to make every vacation rental in the world available to every traveler in the world through online marketplace. With over one million live vacation rental listings in 190 countries, they are committed to helping families and friends find the perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together.

Check out more of these hidden gems along the Panhandle and who knows they might cater your next summer vacay.
After reading through the descriptions, I personally love Destin. It was originally a quaint fishing village located on Florida's Emerald Coast known for its white beaches (I mean one of the whitest in the world) and emerald green waters. Several events take place throughout the year such as the annual Destin Fishing Rodeo since 1948 and also Destin Seafood Festival. And who could forget The Truman Show. Coincidentally this movie is shown on my local HBO occasionally. 

Review: Ka Bee Cafe

Hello, foodies!

I have been a regular at Ka Bee (previously known as Kar Bee) for over 10 years since introduced by my dad's diving friends. To me, it serves the best fish noodles in town. Just freshly renovated, we decided to try their new environment and also check out their new pricing and changes to their menu.

It used to look like a wooden shack but now we're surprised by the 360 change.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Review: Plan B, Queensbay Mall

Hello, food lovers!

Yesterday hubby and I celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary with a simple dinner and a movie. Gods of Egypt was more fascinating than expected. Having lack of research, I thought it was a 3D animation like Final Fantasy. The effects were great and Gerard Butler was awesome as always.

Ok, back to food review. I had been longing to try Plan B since its opening 2 years ago. Plan B by BIG is a casual dining chain restaurant that started in KL. No wonder the interior feels like Ben's.

Plan B has the contemporary fresh vibe alongside creative flavours of east meets west dishes. Well, I can just categorize this as a hipster café.