Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Food In Johor : Mandella Seafood ~ Tanjung Bin, Pontian

Few months ago, i went for a site work in Tanjung Bin Johor. Well, honestly i don't know what in stored for me there especially the foods. As usual, i started talking around where can i get good food especially near Tg Bin where i had to work. Some of the local recommended me to go to Mandela Seafood.

Actually i've noticed the signboard while I'm on my way to the plant. The name of the place doesn't attract my attention because it gave me an impression that its an African Restaurant or a bar in the middle of the estate. After several recommendation I've told myself to give it a try.

The journey from the junction took quite a while. The restaurant surprisingly located in the middle of the palm plantation. It took around 10 minutes drive from the main road. But the journey paid off when finally i arrived at the decent restaurant surrounded by several houses & palm plantation.

I arrived around 6:00 o'clock. There's a small old Surau nearby with limited amenities. Well at least i can do my Asar prayer there. As usual i ordered my favourite dish which is 'Ikan Siakap Masak 3 Rasa' (3 Flavoured Fish) & sotong goreng tepung (deep fried squid). Together with some vegetables & their famous dish which is 'Tomyam Udang'.

There were two of us & at 1st I've planned to order one tomyam each. But luckily the waiter told me that the portion of 1 Tomyam was big enough for 3 person to eat.

The food was good. I really like the squid & the tomyam. Its quite a lot. I think next time if I'm planning to come here i need to ensure I'm really hungry due to its large portion of food.

Restaurant Name :- Mandella Seafood.

Place :- On the way to Kukup at Tg Bin Area be aware of Mandela Seafood signboard yellow in Color. Its on the left of the road. Don't be surprise the journey from the main road going inside will be quite challenging especially if you are travelling at night.

Price :- Quite cheap considering large portion of tomyam & large fish given.

Setback :- Make sure you go at night. Surrounding areas not really eye catching.
For Muslims, there's a Surau nearby.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Food In Melaka : Umbai ~ Ikan Bakar Seafood

This is among my favourite place to have great seafood with quite cheap price. Umbai is situated 30km from Bandar Melaka. If you're coming from Johor/ Singapore you need to go out from exit Jasin or Tangkak. Its about 20-30minutes or 35-30km from the toll exit.

Its a worth while exit for a great cheap tasty dinner. Umbai is famous of its 'Ikan Bakar' + with a touch of small nasi lemak. Among my favourite place is Muara Ikan Bakar. Its the 1st shop near the souvenir shop. If you can see the picture i attached, the wholesome meal with 3 of us only cost about RM 120.00 inclusive of drinks.

I can say its value for money meal, plus its not that far from Bandar Melaka. If you like to taste great food. Better try & find this place.

Restaurant Name :- Muara Ikan Bakar

Place :- Umbai - Exit Tangkak, you'll have to meet Merlimau first. Its a small town near the sea.

Price :- Quite cheap with such a fresh & great meal. Make sure you go empty stomach.

For Muslims, there's a Surau nearbys & RM1.00 parking fee.
By anaklangkawi

How to go there? Its near to Melaka town. You need to go through a small road opposite Esso Station. Need to park with a fee of RM1.00 collected by the local village.

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Monday, December 7, 2009

Potato Bread

Always love Giant's potato bread
. Very soft and delicious.. Found a recipe by Alex Goh and tried it one evening.
The turn out was delicious, and as I l
ove custard, I put extra on top of the bun before eating it.. yumyum...
The best part of it was when my youngster couldn't wait to get his hand on the buns.. my loyal fan.. hehe..

Potato Bread:

600g Bread Flour
70g Sugar
1 1/2 tsp Salt

1 1/2 tbsp Milk powder
4 tsp Instant Yeast

1 Egg
270ml Cold Water

120g Mashed Potato (I used potato flakes+hot water)
60g Butter

(D) Custard

1. Mix (A) till well blended. Add (B) and knead to form a dough.
2. Add (C), con
tinue to knead to form a smooth and elastic dough.
3. Make the dough into a ball. Put it in a bowl and cover with clear film. Put in a warm place to prove for 45 min.
4. Make the dough into a ball again and let it rest for further 15 min.
5.Divide the dough into several 30g pieces, mould them into balls and put then on 2 greased 23cm square baking pans. Makes 16 pieces per pan.

6.Cover and leave to prove for 40 min or till double the size.

7. Brush with egg wash and pipe the custard to make a cross on top.

8. Bake at 180 degree C for 25 min on the low shelf of the oven.

I used my BM, so I just dumped (A), start the machine, then (B). Add (C) when it's well blended and already form a dough. Let it sit in the BM for the 1st prove.

** As the dough is a bit sticky, you can put some flour on your hands before you starts to make it into balls.