Category Archives: Food

Dinner at Bubba Gump

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My hubby took us out for a special treat, a dinner at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. at Sunway Pyramid.  It was our second visit to the restaurant, but the first visit was for lunch in Ramadhan, so only the 3 younger boys got to feast 🙂

This time mom, dad and big bro gets to taste the great food there 🙂

Ziyad and big bro, Zayan

Ziyad and Zayan

Ziyan

Ziyan

The twins and big bro, Zayed

The twins and big bro, Zayed

Zayan having a go at the activity sheet for kids

Zayan having a go at the activity sheet for kids

Aaaah ... Food has arrived

Aaaah … Food has arrived

Yummy

Yummy!

Twins shared a burger and fries

Twins shared a burger and fries

Dad and Zayed

Dad and Zayed

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Oh, this is the best dessert to close a lovely dinner :)

Oh, this is the best dessert to end a lovely dinner 🙂

This dessert has a huge chocolate chip cookie at the base of the pan, scoops of delicious vanilla ice-cream and topped off with butterscotch and chocolate drizzles.  Perfect!

A cute closing picture to a great night out ")

A cute closing picture to a great night out 🙂

What? Burgers that didn’t have burger patties in ’em?

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Yesterday, we had lunch at Chilli’s, BSC.  Hubby and I ordered main course, so the kids get to eat free 🙂  He had … what’s it called? … the huge burger with mushroom in it and fries.  I had chicken club sandwich with fries.  Zayed had the kid’s meal burger and Zayan had the chicken drummies.

The kids’ meal arrived first.  Guess what?  Zayed’s burger didn’t have any beef patty in it!  It’s practically a vege burger; only a slice or tomato and some lettuce!  Hmm … a burger without the main ingredient that makes it a burger.  After a while, hubby called for the waiter and asked about the burger.  The waiter said there should be a patty in it, so he took the burger back to the kitchen.  The burger came back as it should be … with the BEEF! yes …

A few days ago, on the way back from the office, we stopped by Mydin to get some groceries.  Hubby was already starving, so he went to buy some burgers for us.  There was an Otai burger stall outside of the Mydin store.  Again, the burger that he ordered for Zayed came without a burger patty!  What’s up with the burger and its patty?  Hahaha … this is just weird.  He ordered a cheese burger and the guy at the stall said cheese burgers come without the patty.  It’s just the buns and a slice of cheese!  Well, what has the world come to …

Hooked on coffee …

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For this pregnancy, I’m hooked on to coffee.  Knowing that coffee is bad for expecting women, I’ve opted for decaf coffee instead.  Though decaf, it’s been quite satisfying for me 🙂

I have a colleague who is a person who just googles for everything, including about what we chat during the day.  Our topic for the day was “no energy”.

Anyway, my colleague skipped coffee this morning and she has been feeling somewhat lethargic all day.  She says her brain is not functioning today and she can’t get her work done.  I told her that it must be the caffeine withdrawal symptoms.

She wiki-ed and found this …

Withdrawal symptoms—possibly including headache, irritability, an inability to concentrate, drowsiness, insomnia and pain in the stomach, upper body, and joints—may appear within 12 to 24 hours after discontinuation of caffeine intake, peak at roughly 48 hours.

She also wiki-ed on decaf coffee and found this …

Decaffeinated coffee is also regarded as a potential health risk to pregnant women due to the high incidence of chemical solvents used to extract the caffeine. The impact of these chemicals is debated, however, as the solvents in question evaporate at 80–90 °C, and coffee beans are decaffeinated before roasting, which occurs at approximately 200 °C. As such, these chemicals, namely trichloroethane and methylene chloride, are present in trace amounts at most, and may not pose a significant threat to embryos and fetuses.

The first sentence was a surprise.  Reading on, I felt relieved.  There is a risk, though it’s not proven yet.  So, I guess I can still continue drinking decaf … hehehe …

Raya is just round the corner …

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Raya is almost here!  5 days to go …

This raya feels different.  The raya mood hasn’t sunk in.  I haven’t shopped for raya yet.  Being queasy made me feel like staying home all the time.  I haven’t bought cookies or cakes.  I think of baking kek lapis but I don’t think I can manage to sit around making one for 3 hours stretch.  *sigh*  I remember the last time I was expecting, I made an attempt to bake a kek lapis.  Half-way I was hurrying to get it over with and it turned out not as expected.  The layers started to be thicker and the colours were not in sync!  hahaha … I promised myself that was gonna be the last time I’ll bake a kek lapis when I’m pregnant.

I want UMAI!

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I’ve been craving for umai since last month.

Umai - A Close-up

Umai - A Close-up

It’s been a few years since I last ate umai and that’s how long I’ve not been home to see Nenek a.k.a my grandma.

But they say that it’s not advisable to eat raw food when you’re expecting.  Oh darn … what to do?  The yearning is so great that I’ve eaten half boiled eggs a few times by now.

So how do I find the right and the freshest fish to make umai?  I’m imagining going to the market in the wee hours of the morning to buy fish 😛  It won’t happen if I’m gonna depend on Izam to take me there.  Hehehe …

Oh, you might be wondering what umai is.  Umai is a dish made of raw white fish.  The fish is filleted and sliced thinly.  Then, its mixed with sliced onions and chilies, lime juice (or asam paya), and salt to taste.  They say it’ll taste better if they are all mixed with your hand, instead of using a spoon.  It’s the heat from the hand, they say, that makes it tastier.  So, it’s up to the individual which ever way to do it.  Then, the last step is to keep it in the fridge for about an hour or so before serving.  We eat umai either with rice or sago.  Yummy!  I’m drooling already!  Hehehe …