Saturday, June 14, 2008, Blabbered by pyroboy1911 at 6:27 pm
Ever since i came to Australia, i have to do my own cooking. First of all, there are no mamaks for me to dine. Secondly, Everything here is expensive. A normal 3-dish economy rice here costs $5, which is RM15.39, using the latest conversion rate. Crazy kah, food that i can get for RM5 the most in Malaysia costs 3 times more?? Last but not least, cooking time is also one of the few time we neighbours get to socialize. Taking each other's food, sabotage their cookings, critisize their final products...yea, socializing.

I still remember my first cooking here in Australia. It's our old fashion Maggi curry noodle. I just arrive here, of course nothing much to cook, also haven't really bought anything yet. Over time, learning new dish from each other, or simply just to try it without knowing how it taste like, i have cooked some dish that is not considered as a normal household food.

For example, i have learned how to cook Japanese Curry. If you do watch japanese anime or drama, u will know that sometimes they eat curry rice. Using those ready made japanese curry paste, all i need is chicken drumstick, big onions, potatoes and carrots. To make cooking faster, the chicken is half-cooked in a frying pan first, while the carrots and onions are stir fried too. Then add them together, add water, let it boil until the meat is cooked, then add the japanese curry paste. Different with Malaysian curry, Japanese curry is supposed to be thick. This is how it looks like:




















Ok, it may not look that great, coz it is after all still in the pan. But comparing the taste, Japanese beat Malaysia in curry making, just like how they beat us in car production, making horror movies and hot chicks soccer.

Besides oriental food, i also can make western food. I made my own lamb chop for the first time. Back when i was still in Malaysia, i used to visit restaurants to eat a lamb chop, which may cost up to RM15. Now, i can make my own for a mere price of $1.50 per piece.




















Surprisingly easy to prepare, all i have to do is to add a little bit of salt to the lamb chop before pan fry it, buy some chips from a nearby chicken restaurant, and steal a piece of brocoli from my friend's dish. If only i have salad, and ingredients to make mushroom sauce, this dish would be perfect!

Besides these dishes, i also start to make dishes like plum sauce chicken, black pepper chicken, wedges and mashed potatoes. It's just a matter of time before i start to try other dishes.

So dun worry about me having nothing to eat over here. In fact, I've been making food that i've never eaten before!
 
9 Comment(s):

At 8:59 pm, Blogger - wen 531 -

ur post makes me hungry oni T.T

 

At 12:56 am, Blogger Pyroboy1911

oi, i'm not the one taking hotel management, ok? I'm supposed to say that to you. So, muz improve until ur cooking better than mine...muahahaha!!

 

At 7:53 pm, Blogger - wen 531 -

i hope i can improve my cooking skills too
but by the moment its hard!!

 

At 8:12 pm, Blogger Pyroboy1911

Easy de...look at recipes, learn from friends, and keep on cooking until satisfies with results!

 

At 9:16 pm, Blogger LingDi

The food looks really nice.. U can try cook part time for friends as a job.. ;)

 

At 9:52 am, Blogger Sherp

i chose a bad time to look at this.
its 3am and im hungry.
end of story

 

At 12:27 am, Anonymous lynnx01

Yes, always a good idea to make your own dishes.

 

At 1:17 am, Blogger Pyroboy1911

lingdi: i think the curry looks very unpresentable, but that's the only pic i have of it :P

sherp: i did ask u to sleep, didn't i?

lynnx01: haha, reason of cooking is not anything else but to save cost :P

 

At 8:43 pm, Blogger < u3! y!nG >

Nice. =)

 


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