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orchipalar
09-03-2005, 12:39 PM
Err...in the old days Orchi could swear that parents would also be the best teachers to teach their daughters n sons on culinary skills...n they would start doing so at their childrens' early ages...

But these days...heard that many teens wouldn't even be able to cook a pot of rice to begin with...let alone cook a simple 3 course dinner for the family...

or rather sadly...many young parents wouldn't feel comfortable to do so themselves...so always wanna eat out with family or just wanna tar pau back to makan...

Ahem...where have all the good cooks gone to? :rolleyes:

headache
09-03-2005, 12:57 PM
Err...in the old days Orchi could swear that parents would also be the best teachers to teach their daughters n sons on culinary skills...n they would start doing so at their childrens' early ages...

But these days...heard that many teens wouldn't even be able to cook a pot of rice to begin with...let alone cook a simple 3 course dinner for the family...

or rather sadly...many young parents wouldn't feel comfortable to do so themselves...so always wanna eat out with family or just wanna tar pau back to makan...

Ahem...where have all the good cooks gone to? :rolleyes:

A decent cook reporting in, SIR.
:)

Jaytea
09-03-2005, 01:03 PM
back in my schooldays, in other schools, only the slower students took domestic science whereas the smarter kids took accounts.
my secondary school headmistress chose not to offer accounts or sains pertukangan or whatever it is called in school, thereby, effectively forcing us to take domestic science and learn how to cook and sew. she said that it's for our own good so that when we grow up, we can at least repair a button and cook simple meals.
so true...

orchipalar
09-03-2005, 01:07 PM
Err...those days...childrens were asked to prepare firewood...lit the kerosene stove...jaga api so to speak at very young ages...they were also asked to clean n prepare vegetable...meat...fish...onions...ginger...garlic etc etc...or asked to stand on stools to reach for the woks for frying eggs...fish...or stir fry rice or vegetable...etc etc...or even reach for the kettle to boil water...

But these days...kids are asked to stay away from the kitchen... :rolleyes:

orchipalar
09-03-2005, 01:13 PM
thereby, effectively forcing us to take domestic science and learn how to cook and sew. she said that it's for our own good so that when we grow up, we can at least repair a button and cook simple meals.
so true...

Err...JayTea:)...yes that brings back fond memories...fixing a button on a shirt or a pair of torn pants...cook maggie mee...boil an egg or half boil it :)

n even to the extent of boiling a salted egg...frying a salted ikan sepat to eat porridge with...hmmm...yummy! :)

CCY
09-03-2005, 01:24 PM
Err...those days...childrens were asked to prepare firewood...lit the kerosene stove...jaga api so to speak at very young ages...they were also asked to clean n prepare vegetable...meat...fish...onions...ginger...garlic etc etc...or asked to stand on stools to reach for the woks for frying eggs...fish...or stir fry rice or vegetable...etc etc...or even reach for the kettle to boil water...

But these days...kids are asked to stay away from the kitchen... :rolleyes:

Not really . I teach my kids some cooking tips . Handle the kitchen knives and cleaning n washing . It was put to test a couple of times when the punishment for their misdeeds is to starve them for a meal . Wow ..what happen was the elder one whip up bulleye telor with franks n tuna fish . Telor goreng on their toast as well . Telor with chives fresh from the flower pot at the backyard .
Mind you...he can clean the whole fridge if needed to . Guess what i'm the one that go starving lar.... and one weapon less to rely on .

orchipalar
09-03-2005, 01:45 PM
Not really . I teach my kids some cooking tips . Handle the kitchen knives and cleaning n washing . It was put to test a couple of times when the punishment for their misdeeds is to starve them for a meal . Wow

Wow indeed...good for your kids CCY:)...get them to experiment with preparing eggs alone can be fun n rewarding...

Scramble em...add a pinch of salt n pepper...or fry em easy..err...sunny side up!...or even make an omelette out of em...hmmm...yummy! :D

shamalasp
09-03-2005, 02:17 PM
I cook!!!! I love cooking and baking and will later make my kids help out in the kitchen. I truly believe in a balanced home cooked meal.

headache
09-03-2005, 02:42 PM
I started cooking when I'm in Std 4. We used firewood to cook rice. And, the veges are FREE i.e. scraps from the market. :(

Atomic Fire
09-03-2005, 03:05 PM
err...when i hear u guys talking about cooking, i really feel like kicking myself lar! Know why? bcoz my late mother was a good cook then and i enjoyed her food very much. When I was a young boy, she offered to teach me cooking but i was very lazy then and didn't want to soil my hands so didn't take it up. That time my elder sister was able to cook quite well too. So, i thought to myself then that even if my mum is not around i still have my sis and even if my sis is not around, my future wife should be able to cook for me mah!

Well... little did i know that today, my sis still around but lived some 350 km away and my wife turned out to be not only not a good cook but also one who doesn't like to cook. So much so that my house today has not got a working kitchen now. The stove has somehow clogged up after years of unuse!

...and now what happens is my son who doesn't like to study or read (due to dyslexia) is now telling me that he likes very much to learn cooking! The irony is neither me nor my wife can teach him and further compounded by the house without a proper kitchen. We live by eating catered food on weekdays and eating out on weekends. I feel so sorry for my son, actually.

So guys...better learn cooking when u r young, ok.

I will appreciate very much if any of u good ppl in this forum can recommend me where i can send my son to learn about cooking. Heard that there is a baking class conducted in Blue Wave Hotel, Shah Alam this coming school hols and have already registered him for it. But what he wanted is real cooking ...not just baking wor! hmmm...

CCY
09-03-2005, 03:13 PM
Nothing is better than starting them at home . Let them take part in preparing a meal . Washing n preparing vege ,goreng ikan always facinate this kids . Give them a chance to lay their hands on . Force them if needed . You never know when it will come in handy in their later years . Or when you are down n out one day , what is more refreshing than to find your kids cook you a hearty meal . I always tell them that everyone have to learn at least the basic cooking . Teach them how to cook something that can keep them away from starving when you are not around .
The school that my elder boy came back from pri 5 one day relating to me how he fry a few eggs in school in one of his lesson . The teacher commended him for that n he jump up n down feeling so happy .

orchipalar
09-03-2005, 03:18 PM
Err...AtomicFire:)...have no fear...by sending him to bakery course is going to be great for him...he could master the elementary but once he devotes greater interest n puts his own creativity n aspiration into it...wow...he could surely bake up a whirlwind...n a bright future shall await his talents... :)

Ahem...err...not that Orchi's got one of course...Headache:)...yalor...remember those days back home in the kitchen stoves...either we ended up smelling like a burnt piece of wood or smelling like kerosene...heheheee...watch the firewood...gotta shift the burning firewood in time away...otherwise...family would be eating burnt n charcoal smelling rice for dinner...kena scolding from old man somemore...hahahaha :D

I cook!!!! I love cooking and baking and will later make my kids help out in the kitchen. I truly believe in a balanced home cooked meal.

Err...Shamalasp:)...heard in HongKong...in order to keep the husbands from 'eating' too much 'outside' food...the wives gotta really know how to brew up a soup storm at home...for their husbands to come back to... :D

orchipalar
09-03-2005, 03:38 PM
And, the veges are FREE i.e. scraps from the market.

Yes...remembering old times...Orchi's younger bro used to tag along when we were really young...n whenever mom ran out of vege money...both of us would head near to streams to pluck 'kankung'...or go around searching for puchok ubi kayu(masak gulai)..ubi keledek or puchok sayur manis...puchok kacang panjang to bring back home...sort out the tough ones...clean n wash em...n stir fry with ikan bilis or make soup out of em...hmmm...taugey...sawi...kobis...were considered as 'luxury' vege(s) those days... :o

aRwEn
09-03-2005, 04:00 PM
i learnt 2 cook from my kai ma n my aunt wn i wuz a kid cuz both my parentz were workin n my brotherz dun cook wun.... hehehe... ;)

in
09-03-2005, 04:03 PM
Jaytea...... are you from Assunta too??!!

Regarding cooking, I can't cook to save my life. My mom however is an excellent cook..... especially Penang Nyonya dishes. My mom told me to learn from her before 'its too late' ........ so I've asked my husband to learn from her .......

orchipalar
09-03-2005, 04:03 PM
Err...aRwEn:)...could you bake a cake or some chocolate cookies? :)

LMei
09-03-2005, 04:31 PM
My mum is a fantastic cook. Unfortunately she's not cooking much now due to work. I started helping her out when I was young. Cook rice, cut vegetables with a butter knife, re-heat food using the wok. However, I don't really know how to cook my mum's best dishes cos it's really stressful helping her out in the kitchen (those days when she's still cooking). She's a perfectionist... meaning must cut this way, or do things this way, and you gotta be fast. She's always telling me I'm too slow or I don't have to be afraid to fry harder or something like that cos the food will not feel any pain!

So I try to avoid helping out in the kitchen altogether. However now with her out of the kitchen, I start to experiment my own recipes/creations. Not that good though but it's a start.

Pets=Friends
09-03-2005, 04:51 PM
My mum is a fantastic cook. Unfortunately she's not cooking much now due to work. I started helping her out when I was young. Cook rice, cut vegetables with a butter knife, re-heat food using the wok. However, I don't really know how to cook my mum's best dishes cos it's really stressful helping her out in the kitchen (those days when she's still cooking). She's a perfectionist... meaning must cut this way, or do things this way, and you gotta be fast. She's always telling me I'm too slow or I don't have to be afraid to fry harder or something like that cos the food will not feel any pain!

So I try to avoid helping out in the kitchen altogether. However now with her out of the kitchen, I start to experiment my own recipes/creations. Not that good though but it's a start.
Same here, mum's a great cook but like all geniuses even cullinary one, she's abit eccentric when it comes to her kitchen, her domain. Contrary to believe, flickering hot oil from the wok is painful when in contact with direct skin. But Atomic is right, better learn now and not regret later.

Maybe I should get my mom to start giving cooking lessons, she's a full time homemaker, excellent in Cantonese style dishes, assam laksa, curry chicken, assam gulai......

headache
09-03-2005, 10:20 PM
I will appreciate very much if any of u good ppl in this forum can recommend me where i can send my son to learn about cooking. Heard that there is a baking class conducted in Blue Wave Hotel, Shah Alam this coming school hols and have already registered him for it. But what he wanted is real cooking ...not just baking wor! hmmm...

I can give FREE lessons from Mon thru Friday to your son. It's normal chinese style, some nyonya and some western dishes. This is until mid next month only. Do PM me if you are interested. BTW, I'm a "houseband" for the last month while awaiting my wife to end her working career, cum mid next month. Your son should learn how to clean and cut vege, fishes and meat first.
Today's dinner was assam pedas ikan. Tomorrow's gingered tiger prawns. Of course, there'll always be a vege dish to be a balanced diet. How? :p

orchipalar
09-03-2005, 11:55 PM
Maybe I should get my mom to start giving cooking lessons, she's a full time homemaker, excellent in Cantonese style dishes, assam laksa, curry chicken, assam gulai......

Err...one more posting like that...+ IF she would cook up the nasi kunyit...Orchi shall move in with the Pets ;) :)

Pets=Friends
10-03-2005, 08:20 AM
Maybe I should get my mom to start giving cooking lessons, she's a full time homemaker, excellent in Cantonese style dishes, assam laksa, curry chicken, assam gulai......

Err...one more posting like that...+ IF she would cook up the nasi kunyit...Orchi shall move in with the Pets ;) :)
I don't have the acquired taste for nasi kunyit but for the last Chap Goh Mei my mom cook up a feast of nasi kunyit, curry chicken and other dishes for 50 pax. Nasi kunyit was finished within 15 minutes. How? orchi......

orchipalar
10-03-2005, 08:59 AM
curry chicken and other dishes for 50 pax. Nasi kunyit was finished within 15 minutes. How? orchi......

Aiyoo! that's what Orchi was looking forward to...yummy!...nothing beats the combination of nasi kunyit n curry chicken...err...next time should mom is upto it...n goes ahead to make some for Orchi...heheh...here's hoping you wouldn't mind a stranger showing up for dinner...:D

Err...many people could not realise this...but give a man a woman that cooks well...he is most certainly be seeing himself loving that woman for life...n vice versa :)

Atomic Fire
10-03-2005, 10:06 AM
Hi Headache,

Thanks for your good offer! I really hope that we can work out something for my son. His school holidays will start next week, so i'm hoping that we can send him to ur place to get some cooking 'tuition' from the sifu houseband.

Will Pm u for details today. Thanks in advance.... :)

orchipalar
10-03-2005, 10:14 AM
I can give FREE lessons from Mon thru Friday to your son. It's normal chinese style, some nyonya and some western dishes. This is until mid next month only.

Hi Headache,

Thanks for your good offer! I really hope that we can work out something for my son. His school holidays will start next week, so i'm hoping that we can send him to ur place to get some cooking 'tuition' from the sifu houseband.

Will Pm u for details today. Thanks in advance....

Wow...this is great...n looking like everyone...err...housebands or housewives...could benefit a lot from this experience...imagine the possiblity of more people gathering together excercising on this interesting topic...heheh...is the invitation closed? :D

blue_hippo
10-03-2005, 10:23 AM
i love to cook to..hehehe

chewps
10-03-2005, 11:46 AM
how about sharing cooking tips here?

blue_hippo
10-03-2005, 11:53 AM
erm what to share eh..hummm..?

headache
10-03-2005, 12:44 PM
Wow...this is great...n looking like everyone...err...housebands or housewives...could benefit a lot from this experience...imagine the possiblity of more people gathering together excercising on this interesting topic...heheh...is the invitation closed? :D

Sorry, lar. FREE lessons only applicable to children. Oh... btw, I ain't MJ, ok?

flaminJ
10-03-2005, 12:47 PM
why not adults??? I want to learn too.... hehehe

headache
10-03-2005, 12:51 PM
why not adults??? I want to learn too.... hehehe

You already have a restarant liao, mar. Learn from your cooks, lor.
There's really no secret to cooking. Just a keen sense of taste, a sharp nose with an eye for freshness of the ingredients, niah. Of course, no amount of theory can beat the "hands-on" experience, lar.

flaminJ
10-03-2005, 12:54 PM
but the type of cooking is different ma... i want to learn more of asian cooking. I like to eat asian food too you know... after all, that's my staple diet ma. So how? can or not leh? I teach you italian cooking of pasta and you teach me nonya cooking or cantonese cooking la...

headache
10-03-2005, 01:02 PM
but the type of cooking is different ma... i want to learn more of asian cooking. I like to eat asian food too you know... after all, that's my staple diet ma. So how? can or not leh? I teach you italian cooking of pasta and you teach me nonya cooking or cantonese cooking la...

Sorry, bro. I hate Italian food, especially those with lots of cheese. Anyway, let me think about it. Perhaps, we can use your restaurant facility to cook.

blue_hippo
10-03-2005, 04:19 PM
just cooked fry chicken heheh..yam nyammmm

Pets=Friends
10-03-2005, 09:31 PM
but the type of cooking is different ma... i want to learn more of asian cooking. I like to eat asian food too you know... after all, that's my staple diet ma. So how? can or not leh? I teach you italian cooking of pasta and you teach me nonya cooking or cantonese cooking la...
How 'bout this Jason, i get my mom to teach you any asian cuisine and you make her a partner in your restaurant business, small small shareholder can la, just imagine the possibilities, FlaminJ can go from western to fusion in less than 3 months. Besides she can also speak your lingo (nothern hokkien).

flaminJ
11-03-2005, 01:10 PM
wah... so recently open business got people want a piece of my cake already ah... hahahaha

orchipalar
11-03-2005, 02:37 PM
Err...of all persons...FlaminJ:)...you should know very well that opportunity should be open to people that deserves it...ahem...in this case Orchi sees you got the best candidate for it...gotta share a bit of that cake lar... :D

countess
11-03-2005, 02:51 PM
My mum is a fantastic cook. Unfortunately she's not cooking much now due to work. I started helping her out when I was young. Cook rice, cut vegetables with a butter knife, re-heat food using the wok. However, I don't really know how to cook my mum's best dishes cos it's really stressful helping her out in the kitchen (those days when she's still cooking). She's a perfectionist... meaning must cut this way, or do things this way, and you gotta be fast. She's always telling me I'm too slow or I don't have to be afraid to fry harder or something like that cos the food will not feel any pain!

So I try to avoid helping out in the kitchen altogether. However now with her out of the kitchen, I start to experiment my own recipes/creations. Not that good though but it's a start.

I'm in the same situation as well, where my mom is a perfectionist. Cant work with her in the kitchen. She will scream if I chopped the onions wrongly. Must follow her style. Results, I dont like to cook. But sometimes when I feel like cooking, I'll cook everything. I dont let anybody interupt me in the kitchen. Or sometimes when I'm in too much stress, I'll cook.

I dont learn how to cook. Sometimes I just 'campak' everything in the pan and wallahhh... the complete meal done. Maybe its in the blood. Coz two of my grandma's are experts in cooking. And my parents, both can cook very well. Cooking is actually fun, and when you cook for ppl and ppl praise you, its a one kind of a satisfaction feeling.
:D

orchipalar
11-03-2005, 04:04 PM
I dont learn how to cook. Sometimes I just 'campak' everything in the pan and wallahhh... the complete meal done. Maybe its in the blood. Coz two of my grandma's are experts in cooking. And my parents, both can cook very well. Cooking is actually fun, and when you cook for ppl and ppl praise you, its a one kind of a satisfaction feeling.

Err...when Orchi cooks dinner for a few guests...after the meal they most certainly would ask 2 things...ahem...1. where did ya learn how to cook?...2. who was the guru?

Answers:
1. University of MSG
2. Professor Ajinomoto
:D

aRwEn
17-03-2005, 05:26 PM
i learnt how 2 cook from my kai ma (godma) n she'z a real gud cook.... plus some specialities i learnt from other frenz.... however, i find dat i seem 2 hav a knack of makin western food.... like blueberry cheesecake, seafood pasta in white wine sauce, potato salad with parsley n bacon bitz, spicy beef n tomato pasta, tuna pasta salad, greek salad.... it just comes naturally n some of d recipes r self-modified n improved.... but i oso like doin fried chicken n steam fish chinese style... n oso soup.... btw, anybody got any nice recipes 2 share ah? ;)

orchipalar
18-03-2005, 08:55 AM
it just comes naturally n some of d recipes r self-modified n improved.... but i oso like doin fried chicken n steam fish chinese style... n oso soup.... btw, anybody got any nice recipes 2 share ah?

Err...quite often there are people who dislike eating steamed fish...coz they insist the fish still has its 'fishy' smell...

Orchi finds the best way to compromise that...is by first frying it 'abruptly' to get rid of the 'fishy' smell...10 out of 10 times...the same people eating it wouldn't be bothered with any 'fishy' smell anymore... :)

orchipalar
18-03-2005, 03:36 PM
i learnt how 2 cook from my kai ma (godma) n she'z a real gud cook.... plus some specialities i learnt from other frenz.... however, i find dat i seem 2 hav a knack of makin western food.... like blueberry cheesecake, seafood pasta in white wine sauce, potato salad with parsley n bacon bitz, spicy beef n tomato pasta, tuna pasta salad, greek salad....

Err...aRwEn:)...when your kai ma could whip out those goodies...your kai papa(godpa) is one very lucky man indeed... :)

Atomic Fire
20-03-2005, 11:23 PM
The 1 week school holiday is finally over now and i think it has been well-spent by my son. On Thursday he went to Blue Wave Hotel in Shah Alam for some baking lessons. He was taught how to make tuna pizza, chocolate fudge cake and Honey Coconut cookies - all these plus lunch and tea for only Rm35/-.

The next day, Friday, my son had the privilege of meeting our friendly and helpful 'Headache' from this forum thread. He had graciously agreed to give my son free cooking tips and lesson for the day. My son was taken to a hypermarket nearby in the morning to do some little shopping for the necessary ingredients to cook lunch for that day. He was given a lot of tips on how to choose the right vege (fresh) from the not-so-fresh ones. It was a fun & educational outing for him as well as for the father who tagged along! He learnt how to fry eggs in two different methods as well as how to make a simple hotdog. He also learnt how to clean, peal & prepare the vege before frying. Besides, he also learnt how to make a form of meat ball (like nuggets but not the halal type lar!) and also how to cook a chinese vegetable dish (spinach with garlics, anchovies and century eggs thrown in..yummy!..)

We had a good time together and took our lunch there after the lesson was over. Am so grateful and thankful to 'Headache' for being so kind and helpful to us. Both father and son had a good time (of course wifey was not there lor!) ;)

This is one good example of the benefits of being a member of this web community - a chance to meet and know some nice ppl and even getting to learn something invaluable like this. :)

Sukhipanna
21-03-2005, 12:08 AM
Headache, it's a friendly act of yours to offer cooking lesson to a member in this forum! Really commendable if more members come out and share their skills or knowledge like this!!

That's one of the reasons I keep coming back to this forum!

I love to cook too! In fact, I am glad I know how to cook. Used to work in overseas and missed our Malaysian food....so the only way to eat them is to cook them..........or pay highly to visit an Asian restaurant lor.

I wonder if kwChang would have a micro section where we can post our favourite recipes and share them with all members. That'd be a good attraction for those of us who love cooking. Boleh kah?

kwchang
21-03-2005, 12:22 AM
OK, I will do it if we get people supporting this suggestion. So let me know if others are agreeable?

shamalasp
21-03-2005, 08:22 AM
I am agreeable

orchipalar
21-03-2005, 10:49 AM
Err...as usual whenever it comes to this sorta thingy...Orchi SOKONG 100% :)

Joe Gomez
21-03-2005, 11:00 AM
OK, I will do it if we get people supporting this suggestion. So let me know if others are agreeable?
For it ............. all the way.
Wifey will love it.

Atomic Fire
21-03-2005, 11:12 AM
I'm for it too! Even though cooking can be done without recipes for those who are naturally endowed with specially sharp senses and judgments for the rests who don't this can be a wonderful help to boost their culinary skills.

Sokong...

PeNNyPupZ
23-03-2005, 09:19 PM
me too :P

when i was about 10, i always pestered my maid to teach me how to cook.. so today, i can cook.. but my mum doesn't allow me to.. she always think that i'll blow up the kitchen or sumtin.. i cook pasta most of the time.. i have the weirdest recipes (own creation).. haha and i don't really dare ask people to try my weird pastas ;p

at first i wanted to take up Culinary Arts.. but my mother said 'NOWAY' cause of a chef's lifestyle.. so i'm heading for Food Technology.. don't think i'll change my mind.. i'm 17 btw ;p well i choose to do this because Food is much more interesting than accounting (wanted to do this in the first place.. because my dad is an accountant) :P

flaminJ
23-03-2005, 10:37 PM
I also sokong 101%... heheh a bit more sokong than orchi san la.... mods, why don't start a poll on how the response is like then you ma know how many people like the idea loh...

headache
23-03-2005, 10:45 PM
The 1 week school holiday is finally over now and i think it has been well-spent by my son. On Thursday he went to Blue Wave Hotel in Shah Alam for some baking lessons. He was taught how to make tuna pizza, chocolate fudge cake and Honey Coconut cookies - all these plus lunch and tea for only Rm35/-.

The next day, Friday, my son had the privilege of meeting our friendly and helpful 'Headache' from this forum thread. He had graciously agreed to give my son free cooking tips and lesson for the day. My son was taken to a hypermarket nearby in the morning to do some little shopping for the necessary ingredients to cook lunch for that day. He was given a lot of tips on how to choose the right vege (fresh) from the not-so-fresh ones. It was a fun & educational outing for him as well as for the father who tagged along! He learnt how to fry eggs in two different methods as well as how to make a simple hotdog. He also learnt how to clean, peal & prepare the vege before frying. Besides, he also learnt how to make a form of meat ball (like nuggets but not the halal type lar!) and also how to cook a chinese vegetable dish (spinach with garlics, anchovies and century eggs thrown in..yummy!..)

We had a good time together and took our lunch there after the lesson was over. Am so grateful and thankful to 'Headache' for being so kind and helpful to us. Both father and son had a good time (of course wifey was not there lor!) ;)

This is one good example of the benefits of being a member of this web community - a chance to meet and know some nice ppl and even getting to learn something invaluable like this. :)


*blushing...* Aiyoooo... you "carry" me so high, liao. As you can see, I don't taste what I cook, so much so that my wife and children always gives hints to taste it in case I have guest. Oh, the minced meat preparation is for multiple use and usage. I can use it as meat ball in soup, for fried rice, beehoon, mee, vege, etc. Made in quantity and kept in the freezer until when required. Lazy me, lor.

Your son is a natural as can be seen on how he turned the sausages and eggs. BTW, on a flat pan, use a wooden spatula will make turning the sausages effectively. Using those metal or melanine ones will cause slippage.
What was shared is only vege screening and selection. There are others like fish and seafood that he has to learn. Again, it's the texture, smell, touch and sound that determine its freshness, as in the vege.

Bottomline... cooking uses more than the 6 senses. It needs creativity besides the passion to learn. Plse don't let that passion in your son go to waste. He may one day be another Chef Wan, a millionaire cook, though he's an accountant by profession. Perhaps, he can help me make the traditional muruku one weekend but not these couple of weekends. Will let you know when we are available. Errr... we need FREE labour to twist the dough out of the contraption, mar. Hehehehe... :D

Yesterday, I fried gerama fish that were caught during our kelong trip over the weekend. It was seasoned with tumarine, salt and garlic powder. The soup of the day is watercrest, with the leftover grilled chicken wings and a few cloves of garlic and about 20 pcs of dried red dates. Of course, it's salted to the required taste. Boiled it for about 3 hours.

Psss... ssttt... thanks for paying RM7+, or was it more, for those stuff from the hypermart. Cheers.

headache
23-03-2005, 10:53 PM
Headache, it's a friendly act of yours to offer cooking lesson to a member in this forum! Really commendable if more members come out and share their skills or knowledge like this!!

That's one of the reasons I keep coming back to this forum!

I love to cook too! In fact, I am glad I know how to cook. Used to work in overseas and missed our Malaysian food....so the only way to eat them is to cook them..........or pay highly to visit an Asian restaurant lor.

I wonder if kwChang would have a micro section where we can post our favourite recipes and share them with all members. That'd be a good attraction for those of us who love cooking. Boleh kah?

Thanks for your compliments. *blushing...*

Recipes and the actual dish is quite different as far as chinese/asian cooking is concerned. It's unlike baking a cake.

headache
23-03-2005, 10:58 PM
me too :P

when i was about 10, i always pestered my maid to teach me how to cook.. so today, i can cook.. but my mum doesn't allow me to.. she always think that i'll blow up the kitchen or sumtin.. i cook pasta most of the time.. i have the weirdest recipes (own creation).. haha and i don't really dare ask people to try my weird pastas ;p

at first i wanted to take up Culinary Arts.. but my mother said 'NOWAY' cause of a chef's lifestyle.. so i'm heading for Food Technology.. don't think i'll change my mind.. i'm 17 btw ;p well i choose to do this because Food is much more interesting than accounting (wanted to do this in the first place.. because my dad is an accountant) :P

Good for you to have such interest. It'll be a skill that won't go to waste. Remember... the way to a man's heart is thru his mouth (read as food).
I'm kinda like you... no fixed recipe. Always changing and also varying the quantum of spices, etc. Mostly, it's making use of what's available and convenient.
Psss... ssttt.. if you are the chief chef, you don't do the "dirty" work. And, I remember meeting a German chef many years ago. He's paid something like RM25K a month and stays at the 5 star hotel that he works in. Eats there FREE as well. And, western food is the easiest to prepare and cook.
Happy studying.

orchipalar
23-03-2005, 11:47 PM
a millionaire cook

Err...if it's an ordinary millionaire doing some cooking...nobody wants to listen to his kitchen stories...otherthan people like the datuk seri LLS who fried a plate of char kuey teow...n the press put it in the front page...:rolleyes:

Ahem...but when you are a millionaire chef...now that's when plenty of people are interested to hear his kitchen stories n learn from him... :)

PeNNyPupZ
24-03-2005, 02:19 PM
headache : hehe i kinda get bored with certain food very fast.. so i prefer to just whack around ;p haha i have a friend whois doing culinary arts.. and it seems like ALOT of fun! well Food Tech is much tougher.. but i don't mind :P thanks :) i will have fun ;p

tupai
26-03-2005, 11:15 PM
I agree! and i think i can contribute a recipes or two :p but none is tupai meat meat or anything with nuts :D

tupai4food

headache
30-03-2005, 09:57 PM
Success, at last!!!!!!!! :p

My recipe for the famous Ipoh's salted baked chicken with "tang kuai". :)
However, it quite costly i.e. close to RM15 and that's the price of the ready made ones, in Ipoh. Sigh... :(
But, the satisfaction is worth more than that, eh? :cool:

KYP
07-04-2005, 04:52 PM
Dear all cooking lovers,

I am newly join member and found that there are such forum in this web.

To suggest to share the good recipes in the forum to improve the cooking skill, I like to cook very much :D

We can share to enable us to not headache to think what kind of food need to serve for the family dinner every night :confused:

God Bless!

Firefly
08-04-2005, 11:25 AM
Help needed....

What's the local name for Nutmeg? The ground brown stuff ?

CCY
08-04-2005, 11:28 AM
Help needed....

What's the local name for Nutmeg? The ground brown stuff ?

Pala ...or asked Orchi ?. Tao kao in cantonese.

Firefly
08-04-2005, 11:32 AM
"Tao kao in cantonese".. this I know, but it's the stuff you by in "mccormick" bottles. Any local equivilent?