Wednesday, October 31, 2007


No Bento again (through no fault of mine - I'm raring to go)! Tried cooking Omurice for the first time. Wikipedia doesn't really do justice in describing Omurice.

I Googled the recipe and fried the rice. It's basically fried with chopped onions, I used duck meat instead of chicken as in the recipe. Then I mixed in some tomato sauce at the end.

The omelet is supposed to be a little under cooked and soft when placed on top of the rice. You're suppose to slit it open to cover up the rice. Mine was a little over done but still very tasty. Look at this link and see how simple and delicious it is. There are two methods with the eggs in Omurice. One is to top the rice with the omelet and the other is to wrap the rice with the egg. Look at this link for the second method.

Check out Peony's site - a fellow bento blogger for first hand pictures from Japan.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Missing layer from Tag

Oops! Faux pas! When I read ling's subtle message, I realised that I am supposed to tag another five people from ling239's tag.

Personally I'm okay with tags, I only don't like chain letters.

It can be fun to do. However, if you are tagged by me and choose not to do it, I understand. Please don't feel obligated or feel bad. It is, after all, in the name of fun! Have fun! Thanks!!

Layer Twelve: Tag Five People
1. Sue from: Cooking Momster Corner
2. Terri from: A Daily Obsession
3. Judy from: Grandmother stories
4. nightwing from: Carpe Diem
5. Elaine from: wokkingmum

Bento #51

I am inspired by what the Japanese government is doing to improve the health of it's people through healthy eating. If you read my last post you would find that in their initial attempt, they have taken an unprecedented step to advocate and introduce a healthy diet in schools. Can you imagine, in one month they don't serve the same menu? Amazing! They have nutritionists to draw up a healthy menu and yet variety is their priority.

This morning's bento box contains "Vegeroni Spirals" tossed in garlic oil. Next to it are some skewered fish balls and tomatoes. On it's right are cheese and salad sandwiches. I topped the salad with freshly crushed black pepper for extra flavoring. Next to the sandwiches is a box of white sauce for the pasta, cooked with cheese and salmon bits.

In the middle is a fruit box. Guess what fruit? On it's left is a bottle of 'leong cha' (Loh Hon Koh).

Monday, October 29, 2007

Healthy, Friendly Japan - Lifestyle, Star online

Please read the article published in the Star newspaper on Sunday, October 28 about Healthy, Friendly Japan. It's about how Japan battles with obesity and lifestyle-related diseases like any other advanced nation. Japan, not a nation to take things lying down has drawn a battle plan to improve healthy diet efforts.
In a
n unprecedented initiative in the world, the Japanese government is not only providing healthy lunch meals at a highly subsidised rate in public schools but also in it's national movement, nurtures people into practising a healthy lifestyle.

Watch this
Movie depicting a lunchtime scenario in a public elementary school.

Bento #50

This is a delicious bento. In the back bento box are vegetables tossed with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Used cookie cutters to cut carrot stars for color and another STAR - shaped egg.

In the front bento box is Udon noodles lightly tossed in garlic oil and topped with kamaboko.

We were at a wedding dinner on Saturday and there was a lady sitting next to us with beautiful, porcelain type skin. We just couldn't resist asking her for her beauty regime. She shared with us that when she was young, her mother used to force her to eat lots and lots of vegetables and fruits. So much so that she never had a chance to eat tit bits like her two other brothers. She was so traumatized by the disparity that she decided only to have one child so that her child would not have to suffer like her, being set aside and treated differently. That bit of personal sharing blew us away.

She was so bare with her hurts that we could only share her languish by providing a listening ear. I would never put my children through such 'abuse' for finer skin. I could, perhaps add on the fruits and vegetables to their menu and encourage that they maintain a balanced diet.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

#3 asks for cupcakes!

#3 celebrated children's day at school on Friday. On Monday she'd already requested that she bring cup cakes to school. #1 loves her very much and condoned without much ado. Because it's a kiddies party, she was game for 'a little of everything'. Just 'tembak' for the experience.

#3 came home elated and talked non stop about how the head mistress, teachers and classmates enjoyed the cup cakes and were trilled by the designs. Obviously she ate the nicest of the lot - according to her, the purple one with the jelly beans which look like balloons.

#1 also wrote some Chinese characters, forgot to ask her what they meant. #2 and #1 hasn't been going to school because one has pharyngitis and the other just feels 'a little under the weather'? So while they are both off school there has been no bento and whilst one is under medication the other continues to be on a baking frenzy.

Thursday, October 25, 2007


My first tag by ling239
Thank you.

Layer One: On The Outside

Name: Known as "Bento Pet"
Birth Date: Same as the most popular 24 hours convenience store
Current status: Happy
Eye Colour: Dark brown
Hair Colour: Dark brown
Righty or Lefty: Right - definitely

Layer Two: On The Inside
Your Heritage: my religion
Your Fears: you really don't want to know
Your Weaknesses: my hobbies

Your Perfect Pizza: laden with CHEESE, CHEESE and more CHEESE!!

Layer Three: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
Your Thoughts First Waking Up: Bento?
Your Bedtime: past midnight

Your Most Missed Memory: telephone conversations with my dad (deceased)

Layer Four: Your Pick
Pepsi or Coke: neither
McDonald's or Burger King: An occasional dose of poison? McD's will do.
Single or Group Dates: At my age? You must be joking!
Adidas or Nike: You want to ask my girls?
Tea or Nestea: Neither, for me it's Coffee!
Chocolate or Vanilla: Definitely chocolate.
Cappuccino or Coffee: Coffee.

Layer Five: Do You...
Smoke: No and I don't enjoy breathing in secondary smoke either.
Curse: Sometimes, at the people who smoke.
Have a crush: All the time, with McVitie's digestives
Think you've been in love: Many times over, with each baby.
Go to school: Yeap! Learning all the time from the cycle of life.
Want to get married: Been there, done that baby!

Believe in yourself: Often enough

Think you're a health freak: Huh? What kinda question is that?

Layer Six: In The Past Month Have you...
Drank alcohol: Occasionally
Gone to the mall: Often enough
Been on stage: Yes
Eaten sushi: Hey! Sushi is my second name!
Dyed your hair: What an embarrassing question.

Layer Seven: Have You Ever...
Played A Stripping Game: I only strip carrots and radish and all the hard stuff!

Changed Who You Were To Fit In: No masks for me thank you.

Layer Eight: You're Hoping
To Be Married: Are you sure you tagged the right person?

For a: couple more kids?

Layer Nine: In a Boy (For guys, In a Gal)
Best Eye + Best Hair Color Combination: So long ago, forgotten already
Short Hair or Long Hair: Does it make a difference?

Layer Ten: What Were You Doing
1 Min Ago: Decided to do this tag
1 Hour Ago: Baking cup cakes for #3 children's day celebration tomorrow
4.5 Hours Ago: Having pizza with the 3 girls for lunch.
1 month Ago: Busy, busy, busy
1 Year Ago: Never dreamed about producing iced cakes from this household.

Layer Eleven: Finish The Sentence
I Love: my God, my family and friends
I Feel: frenzied
I Hate: that's a harsh word!
I Hide: my bento stash from my hubby
I Miss: my dad

I Need: to control my blogging addiction!!

Bento #45

This was yesterday's bento. I couldn't access the internet the whole day so I could only post it this morning. On the left is a bun loaded with tuna mayo. In the foil cup is macaroni cheese and next is a box of raisins.

On the right are more fruits, just mangoes and watermelon. #2 deliberately reminded me that there must be fruits in her bento. I guess she's still trying to manage her weight, although I think she looks absolutely fine.


I had some problem uploading yesterday's bento onto my blog the whole day. I couldn't access the server and it just wouldn't connect!! I don't know what you would do but I was completely stressed and fidgety.

I'm sure for now that I'm an ADDICTED blogger! I checked my computer like a hundred and fifty times for any trace of internet access! I even tried to get 'hooked' onto my neighbour's wireless but that didn't work either. I was calling every known source to try to get my internet access going. No avail and no success. I think I spent more time clicking my mouse yesterday than I do on a normal day.

When I shared with hubs what happened, he grinned and said "Praise the Lord"! Finally my wife has time to do other things! Huh! Very funny I said! But deep in my heart, I knew that he's been really patient with me. I sleep very late some nights either updating my blog or reading in the toilet. I know that's a gross thought for some but that's the only way not to 'kacau' his sleep. I had the *guilty* word hovering my head the whole evening!

This morning the computer could access the internet again. What the heck! I'm still feeling guilty but life has to go on. I just need to prioritize! Yeah! See if I can discipline myself a little. *Sigh, still trying to convince myself *

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Cup cake craze!!!

I promise you, this is not going to turn into a cup cake site!! It's just that #1 and I have been so busy doing all these for our BEC elections tomorrow. No! No! I'm not campaigning for any post in the elections with my cup cakes!! It's pot luck and we thought we'd bring cup cakes this time.

This stand can hold 19 cup cakes. There are a couple of extras which will go onto the tray tomorrow. Pictures were taken in a hurry because #3 is sick and I was shuttling between baker and butler duties today!!!

Bento #44

It must be the cup cakes! We've been baking dozens of them and it's made Bento-ing so difficult to crank up! Monday - yesterday, the kids didn't want any Bento. This morning's light and easy bento was just watermelons in the shape of tulips and mushroom and some blanched carrots acting as 'orange leaves'.

Wafu burgers wrapped in sushi rice and some 'pulut tekan' (presssed glutinous rice) and kaya.
#1's God ma made the 'pulut tekan' and gave us a box over the weekend. It's very nice.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Happy Birthday Luke!

I know I said no more cup cakes but this time I asked #1 to ice some for an old friend who turned 71 years old yesterday. As usual we were in a frenzied hurry because we had long and lazy brunch and #1 had a futsal game in the evening. She's getting good at this and my number of pipping nozzles has increased over the last one week and so has ingredients and accessories. *sweat, sweat, sweat*

#3 iced this and insisted that I upload the picture onto my blog!! "She said: Tomorrow morning I want to see the picture on your blog okay? I'm going to sleep now mummy, I love you!!" How to resist such sweet temptation?

Friday, October 19, 2007

Swap items transacted!

Sometime in August 2007, I put up some items for swap. I had bought extra wiener molds and some food dividers so I thought that instead of keeping them, I'd look for someone interested in these items and make a swap.

I was in for a disappointment because no one responded. Anyway, weeks later when I was surfing other bento sites, I found "Apple" (she's taking a break from blogging now) who was looking for winier molds. Jackpot! I quickly communicated with her and offered her my swap items. After 'negotiating' , we agreed to make the swap. Fortunately my mum's friend travels Malaysia - Singapore like some people travel on the LRT (very often) and she agreed to do me the favor of meeting Apple. I am so happy to finally own some egg molds!!

I always felt like there was some 'deficiency' in my bento stash. I didn't have the 'infamous' egg molds!!! At least now I own two egg molds, thanks to Apple!! I am so happy. Along with the egg molds she bought me some silicon containers, sauce cups and gave me a fish shape sauce bottle. Thank you very much Apple, I am very happy with the swap. I hope you are too!

This is what I swapped with her. They mold the winier or cocktail sausages into shapes of Octopus, Crab, Tulip and score the sausages for easy cooking.

I am looking forward to Monday when I can begin my bento packing.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

More cake?

#1 and #3 has the same God parents.
It was their God pa's birthday on Monday.
#3 called God pa up early in the morning to wish him "Happy Birthday".
Following that, she offered God pa a birthday cake to be baked by #1.
Of course she nicely forgot to inform #1 to bake the cake and when #1 came back from visiting God pa, she found out that there was a Birthday cake outstanding.

#1: "Hmmm... how ah Ma, she asks?" Can we ice another cake?
Mum: Haiez.... no, no, no! Don't 'kacau' me!
It's the holidays and I want to enjoy it by relaxing!

#1: Only one cake mum!

Mum: Hmm...okay, okay!

So our expedition commenced!
Along the way, we decided to try to bake cup cakes because it's so popular these days
(never baked them before) - cup cakes, here we come!

Went to the Wilton shop to buy some supplies and get some ideas.
I was told that I could use my butter cake recipe to bake the cup cakes.
Bought some cup cake cups, food color and some nozzles.
These are our first attempt at cup cakes.

We baked a whole cake and the balance became cup cakes.
#1 tried out the new Wilton food colors and iced the cake.
It was a disaster!
Wrong color combination, wrong nozzles, wrong spelling and all things wrong!
Looked at each other and decided the same thing.
Forget about the cake and try icing the cup cakes.

This was the final result!

Gosh! I quite admire #1 and her determination.
I just helped her with the cake and the rest she did herself.
Denon's cake was her first actual attempt at baking and
I'm happy that she's more inspired than put off by the 'hard work'!

#1 reminds me that she's organizing a surprise Birthday party with "M's" mother.
It's for "M" her gym partner, partner in crime, coffee 'kaki', study partner (?), swimming buddy, jogging buddy, old school friend......the list goes on.
What can I say? Ah...okay, okay.

#1: Mum, can you make some sushi for "M's" birthday?
Her mum is doing the rest of the cooking.
Mum: For "M", sure why not! Just remind her that

'unfortunately, my husband doesn't bake'
I grinned at #1.

(we both break into loud guffaws)

#1: Errmm...Can we bake some more cup cakes? I want to do it for "M".
Mum: Hello!! Not enough cup cakes ah? We've been baking cakes since the holidays started!
Can't you see that we're all putting on weight with all the butter and cream!!!!
#1: Yeah...! But I still want to bake and ice cup cakes for "M".
Mum: Haiez...I think you will soon be known as

"#1 (name) - surname - cup cake" if you keep at this!

Bake! Bake! Bake!
Ice! Ice! Ice!!

If you read this, can you please give your mama a break from baking. Your mum isn't called 'Bento Pet' because she bakes, it's because she loves bento-ing and not baking.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Spring Cleaning!

The kids are on holiday for a week. No Bento packing but a lot of spring cleaning of the cupboards. I cleared out the cupboards and took some pictures of my ever-growing Bento and accessories collection!

Top, clockwise from left: Shuttle flask bag which contains the flask and three small containers in front together with the white chopstick holder. Next is another red flask with two containers. In front of the red flask are two pink bentos with a movable partition. Next to the pink bento is a double layer red tiffin styled box. In front and side are two sandwich boxes with fixed partitions. (I haven't used them for a long while). The colorful tupperware with the individual sections are good for a Chinese style meal plus two dishes type of Bento.

Above, some of my two tier Bento boxes.

Above, some of my single tier Bento boxes and side dish boxes.

These are the Bento accessories which are in my cupboard. I think that I should stop buying and stocking because suddenly, I realise that there seem to be a lot!

The tupperware right at the top contains food cups and sauce bottles. In front of it are food picks for skewering small bits of food or vegetables. I've got some fancy food dividers on the right and some wiener cutters in the middle. Right in front are some spoons and forks, sized for Bento boxes and on the left top you can see more sauce bottles.

This picture has most of my cutters in two boxes. You can see my limited number of pipping nozzles, some more food divider grass and leaves and some yellow plastic flowers in the front row of the right box. In front of the two boxes are some more side dish and sauce containers. In the front middle is a box of Glad 'rainbow' bags - good for sandwiches. Left is a box of zip lock plastic bags for freezing udon and sorts.
The yellow bottles in the back are used to freeze soba dipping sauces and tempura sauces. Next to them are tea containers. I now officially own six because I love them and are so useful containing my different variety of teas.

I've uploaded pictures of some of the above items in my older posts. While packing I just gathered them together and took these pictures. There are some more knick knacks and loose pieces here and there which I have not sorted out. Perhaps another post.

I'm still working on the Japanese ingredients part II, so look out for it soon!!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Icing on a cake take guts!

#1 never fails to surprise and scare me at the same time. Where mum is the 'planner' and 'sane' character, the daughter is directly opposite! Everything for her is impromptu, last minute and full of 'guts', never one to fear!

My darling #1 came home at 3p.m. yesterday with her friend 'M' and
asked me "Mum! Do you have ingredients to bake a cake?" Huh? mum responds. "Can you please teach us to bake a cake now?" "Huh? What? Why? When? Now? asked her bewildered mum."

"Yeah! Now! We want to make Denon's brithday cake!" Eh@!@! Mum only bake cakes, mum doesn't and has never iced a cake! "Never mind" was her response, we'll just figure it out. I'll use the kindergarten method of icing. (#1 worked with a kindergarten for six months after From 5 and loved the experience). Anyway, mum, just show us how to bake the cake!

Aiyoh! What in the world do they have in mind? Two 18 year olds who has never baked cakes and don't even know what icing a cake entails, now want to make a birthday cake for a good friend! Just buy lah! mum responds! Oh no! We want to do something special! Haiez.....sighs mum.

Mum orders the two 18 year olds and 8 year old (#3) around to get the ingredients and utensils out of the fridge and cupboards. Whips up two butter cake and baking time takes 40 minutes. One butter cake for trial and testing of the icing and the other (hopefully) be the 'masterpiece'! Meanwhile #1 surfs the internet for icing recipes because she suddenly gets cold feet about the 'kindergarten icing method' - maybe not such a good idea after all she says!

Let's try glaze icing or just mix icing sugar and wate
r or this icing or that icing?
Enough!!! At 5 p.m. and we're looking for icing recipes? I spoke to a friend who does icing for her cakes and asked for some advice. After discussing with her the most simple and basic of all icing, I decided that the
girls should try butter icing.

Whipped up the butter and icing sugar, added (limited to red, blue and green) coloring and started testing on the first cake.

#1 said that the cake had to be flat so must cut off the 'mount' on the butter cake. I provided her with a long bread knife and she started sawing the cake. Ended up slanting, one side thick and one side thinner.

Mum scratches the head and ignores the groans and bitching from "M" and #1. With very limited tools and experience, the two girls started to mix and squeeze pipping bags with wrong sized nozzles and limited colors.

At 6 p.m. they are done with the grotesque 'trial run', amidst the laughter and tears! Then I made a statement "Eh! Why is it some girls have 'boyfriends' who can bake and ice cakes and you girls are struggling here trying to quick fix a birthday cake? "Excuse me Madam, does your husband bake? asks "M". *Complete silence*
@#!&#@$**#@~! #1 looks nervously around and *Mum explodes laughing*! #1 also explodes laughing , rolling and banging herself on the cupboard in utter disbelief! By then another girlfriend "L" who came to help with damage control bent and contorted into half in more explosive laughter! "M" looks at mum with huge innocent eyes and grins. Both of us thinking "me and my big mouth".

This is the reason I love these kids! They dare to speak their mind but at the same time respectful and well mannered. Hubs and I like "M" and "L" and together with #1 they 'lepak' and study (I try to convince myself of that) together even though they are in three different courses.

They finally finished the 'masterpiece' past 7 p.m. and had to rush off to bathe and change for the surprise party that they had organized for Denon.

I quipped, "you three may just have a promising career in the cake baking and icing industry"! Hehehe!!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

BEC Rosary night @ home

No Bento today! #2 is officially on holiday for the next ten days. #1 has her last exam paper today and doesn't have the time nor appetite to eat.

I'm hosting Rosary at my house tonight. Twice a year my BEC has a special devotion to Mary, mother of Jesus Christ by recitation of the Rosary at our BEC member homes.

It's a time for prayers and great fellowship. It happens four days a week for the whole months of May and October.

The Rosary nights are something the children look forward to and you can find the young ones awaiting designation of their portion of 'duty' (their turn to say part of the Rosary). Even small kids as young as 3-4 years old look forward to their 'duty' during these periods. It's also a time for bonding for these kids. My children's best friends whom they grew up with are from our BEC.

Tonight is a special night because my God- daughter (adult) and her family are back on holidays from USA and came tonight especially to spend this time with us.

Incidentally, her son is also my God-son (5 years old) and another one of my God-son (10 months old) from another family also came and so did one more God-daughter (adult).

Hubs and I are God-parents to many and tonight 4 God-children are at my house! I'm very happy and feel so blessed to see not only my good friends but also some of my God-children, especially the ones from USA whom I've not seen for the past year.

They are also fans of my Japanese cooking so I made their favorite sushi. I also introduced Oden and Udon noodles to them and they absolutely loved it!! It was everyone's favorite!

I made Ichigo Daifuku for dessert. It was also a hit. Initially everyone was wary because of it's size but after convincing them to try, they also 'ta pau' home!

I also made the little kids favorite macaroni and cheese. Froze some for my kids Bento.
It's been a long night but an enjoyable one.

I thank God for the wonderful people who has brought so much happiness into my life!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


RICE DAY! Today #1 stays back until 3.00p.m. for extra curricular activities.

I'm using the 'Shuttle Lunch' flask. It keeps the food hot for a couple of hours. It comes with a bag and a container for chopsticks too. So convenient.

This Bento has pipping hot miso soup, to be placed a the bottom of the flask, then the rice in the middle and the fried chicken and more crab sticks on the top layer.

Notice the rice, I used the Hello Kitty template my friend brought back from Japan and dusted the rice with sesame seeds.

In the other snack box is more Onigiri, plain Japanese crackers and two chocolate bars. I've got a lunch date at a friends house to eat "Sui Kau". Going to drop #3 to school now, and together with #2, we're off for a long relaxing lunch! Yeah!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007


I had some problems trying to upload this post this morning! Must have been something wrong with the system because an error message kept appearing.

Anyway, this morning's Bento was simple and going to be delicious. My kids and I love the dressing for the vegetables. Basically put together with broccoli, cauliflowers, baby corn, carrots and crabsticks. Topped with Kewpie mayo and Parmesan cheese.

On the right Bento box is a hard boiled egg and some chicken nuggets. Filled up the space with some chocolate 'coins'.

Monday, October 8, 2007


This is for my friend Deanna. ONIGIRI looks difficult to make but it is not! It makes a delicious and fulfilling meal.

All you need to make good ONIGIRI is to follow the following steps:

Soak 2 cups of rice in 2 1/4 cups of water, must be Japanese short grain rice or equivalent Australian Calrose or in the worst condition and you cannot get the above, use Jasmine Sunwhite (not as good but can be used). I normally soak my rice for at least two hours.
4 tbsp of toasted Sesame seeds
1/2 - 1 tsp of fine salt or to taste
Makes 10 - 12 Onigiri's depending on the size.

1 can Tuna in Olive oil or equivalent (drained and mashed)
2 - 3 tbsp Kewpie Mayo or equivalent
pepper and salt to taste
1/3 of a yellow onion cut in bits (optional)

1 piece of Salmon (Salted, fried and flaked)
Pepper to taste
2 - 3 tbsp Kewpie Mayo or equivalent

  1. Cook rice in rice cooker using soaking water, do not add or reduce anymore water.
  2. Get ready a bowl of filtered or cooled, boiled water for wetting hands.
  3. Get a small plate of fine salt for coating hands before working on the Onigiri.
  4. When rice is ready and dry, remove and place in a large bowl or pot with lots of space for mixing movement.
  5. Pour into hot rice, the sesame seeds and add salt to taste.
  6. Mix well.
If making for Bento, then you have to 'think small'!
  1. Fill rice bowl with 1/3 rice.
  2. Wet hands and 'touch' some salt and rub on both hands.
  3. Take the hot/warm rice from the rice bowl and use 'iron hands' to roll rice into a ball.
  4. Firm up a little and poke a hole in the middle with finger.
  5. Try to make a 'well' and put into the 'well/hole' the tuna or salmon filling.
I like to be generous, but don't over-fill or else it may break apart. Your filling should not be wet. If rice is sticking to hands, wet with water again.

Take a small bit of rice to cover the 'well/hole' and start to form a triangle out of the ball. Click on the word (first line) "ONIGIRI" (above) to see You Tube demo on how to shape the triangle. Once you get the hang of it, you don't need to add that extra bit of rice and you can just 'close' up the 'well/hole' from the rice ball in your hands.

Get a pre-cut (you can buy these ready cut and packed) piece of Nori and place at the bottom of the Onigiri. This is for easy handling, for eating purpose.

It is best eaten fresh but you can make this the night before for the next morning. Cling wrap it and don't need to put into the fridge.

Try this, your kids will love it!

Fund Raiser coffee morning @ Church

We had a fund raiser on Sunday and I'm posting some of the food stuff sold that morning.
This creative drink is made out of Ice Cream Soda and assorted jelly (bought from the Taiwanese bubble tea suppliers). Sold like hot cakes and raised a pretty sum of $$$ too!
Yours truly's Futomaki. First to sell out as usual. My daughter and I rolled out 100 packets and today my back is still aching! This is really a hot favorite with the youths and children. They just keep coming back for more. I had two good looking young boys selling for me, so that might have been the reason for good sales too! Hehehe!

I was very proud of #1 because she took the initiative to help me with cooking the "Tamago Yaki". She cooked a whole tray of 30 eggs. *mum feels good*

Home made Spaghetti is another favorite. I tried this mild tasting beef or pork Bolognaise sauce. This stall served a generous portion of sauce and had the spaghetti swimming in it, which was very nice!

'Chee Cheong Fun' - This was tasty too but I thought they were quite "kedekut" (stingy) because for RM3.50 it was hardly a full meal or even half! One would have to spend more to fill the stomach. It had just two pieces of 'chee cheong fun' and one piece of 'foo chook', quite pricy right?

One stall had a variety of Nyonya Kueh. Honestly, I'm no fan of Nyonya Kueh. Since all are chipping in to help the fund raiser, I just buy to support the cause, then I distribute to all my 'kaki' sitting around, chatting and waiting for their kids to finish Sunday school. If I bring home, surely nobody will eat.

Popular item! Chicken porridge served with scallions, chicken meat and condiments. By the time I wanted to buy a bowl, all sold out!

Simple Mee Siam. Shared this with #1, not bad. Simple and tasty.

Delicious Fried Chicken. This lady who sold this fried chicken has an amazing marinade and frying skills! The chicken is aromatic, delicious and juicy. A hot favorite in all the fund raisers. She is always invited back to help out and she never declines. An amazing woman with a big heart!

These are the ingredients for the 'Nasi Lemak panas'. Curry chicken, sambal (pictured above), eggs, peanuts, fried 'ikan billis' (not in the picture) and freshly cooked rice in santan. This one also a best seller for coffee morning.

I was impressed with this stall run by two sisters and their mum. The sisters are 17 and 19 years old respectively. They made chocolate cookies and decorated the box with hand written notes in various colors. Firstly, they take responsibility for this cause by producing the 'goods' themselves by way of baking and cooking and also taking the trouble to 'decorate' them. Shows that they take ownership of what they are doing.

SANDWICHES! Egg and dried prawn sambal sandwiches. The sambal ones were first to go. One of my favorites, they add 'limau perut' leaves and the citrus flavor enhances the delicious sandwich.

This must have been the best decorated stall. Proud owner laid a chequered table cloth and placed her KEROPOK to be sold.

The ever famous "Pie Man's pie". A selection of beef and chicken always sold out by the end of the morning. Quality control at it's ultimate! Another hot favorite!


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