Archives for November 2011

After a lengthy consideration of about 2 seconds, I decided that this would be the blog post for 11.11.11

My mom and my sister kongsi and bought me a 8-piece cookware set. It includes a couple of huge pots, so big that I couldn’t resist doing this:

The Pot and Suanie

If you know me, you’d know that I have a big head so can you imagine the monstrosity of this thing..?!?

Then I cleaned the pot and cooked beef stew in it. Then I ate it with croissant. Then I was happy.

Suanie's beef stew with croissant

Croissant? Who the fuck eats beef stew with croissant? Well I just did and it was delicious. Learned something from Cass: my house, my rules ๐Ÿ™‚

Also if I’d gotten normal bread then I’d have to spread butter on it then toast. It’s a lot of fucking work. Croissant already has butter! Friggin’ genius, me.

The Best Scrambled Eggs in the World!

It seems that I’m really into this whole ‘the best …’ series, eh? But I can’t help it when the best of everything hits me at once ๐Ÿ™‚

Grill Sergeant Lance was teaching me how to make the best clam chowder in the world (that post will come later) and while it was cooking, he showed me how to make the best scrambled eggs in the world, Gordon Ramsay-style.

I took some photos of the process but I think it’s better if you just watch the video:

Some things to note:
– If you’re out of butter, margarine is an accepted but very poor substitute
– The poor man’s creme fraiche is processed cheese #sux2bp00r
– If you’re anal about calories, this recipe is not for you. Neither is this blog ๐Ÿ˜›
– The pot has to have a thick base. Time to invest in a decent pot!
– The mixer/ stirrer has to be silicone not plastic for obvious reasons

Here be Grill Sergeant Lance stirring the s*** out of the eggs.

Best Scrambled Eggs in the world - stirring the pot

Here be Grill Sergeant Lance with proper (but expired, hence why we didn’t use it) creme fraiche and processed cheese Happy Cow.

Best Scrambled Eggs in the world -  Lance with cream and cheese

Here be our breakfast that day, yum!

Best Scrambled Eggs in the world - with chives

Here be the super big breakfast I made for me and Ryan the nephew when we had a wonderful Ryan’s Gr8 Weekend. I left the eggs in the pot a bit too long because I was tending to the other stuff so it wasn’t as runny. But still awesome!

Best Scrambled Eggs in the world - big breakfast

When are you going to make the best scrambled eggs in the world? ๐Ÿ˜€

The Best Mobile Phone in the Market Now

… is the Samsung Galaxy SII. True story.

Samsung Galaxy SII

Look at how sleek it is, doesn’t it make you want one already? In the interest of boring but important disclosure, I do not have a Samsung Galaxy SII… yet. This situation will be rectified once a certain telco contract ends in January next year, and I’ll be ready for the phone that I’ve been pimping to friends and relatives alike.

In the meantime, I’ve been pretty good at ignoring people like Kimberlycun, YukiSQ and my cousin when they proudly brandish their brand new Samsung Galaxy SII in front of me. Yes it’s the jealousy, look the other way, look the other way…!

This Android device is slim, fast and powerful (as are the basic requirements of a smart phone these days) and as the crash test video below shows, durable. Very important point for someone with butter fingers like me!

I’ve played around with the phone for a bit and am quite taken by the camera, an important feature for me as I like taking a lot of photos but do not like lugging my digital camera around. The Samsung Galaxy SII’s camera is 8MP with a single LED flash, here are a couple of photos that I found on Flickr taken using the Samsung Galaxy SII.

Sushi to Go, Narita Airport

The End Of The Earth?

Awesome, right? The SII also records and playbacks HD videos. Other features that I tested was reading books on the SII, good experience thanks to the super bright big screen. Loads websites quickly, even flash ones.

There’s an on-going video submission microsite for SII appreciative owners and fans, this one got me laughing heheh:

I like Yap Thomas‘ video on how he uses the SII for work on the go. He’s in a travel agency so I bet it’s pretty nifty to be able to respond quickly to his clients while not having to bring a heavy laptop around.

And not forgetting Kim’s:

Has she told the story of when her SII got stolen for a few hours and how it was finally retrieved? Well you should ask her, in fact it’s so intriguing that they should make a short movie out of it ๐Ÿ™‚

For more on the Samsung Galaxy SII, check out: http://www.samsung.com/my/lovegalaxysll/

So when are you getting your own? ๐Ÿ˜‰

The Best Som Tam in Klang Valley!

Thanks to Grill Sergeant Lance, I’ve found the best tasting, most delicious som tam in Klang Valley!

… which could possibly be an exaggeration as I don’t eat a lot of som tam in Klang Valley. But the ones that I did eat in Klang Valley (even the few in Bangkok) pale in comparison to this one!

So here I say to you: the Best Som Tam in Klang Valley according to Suanie (which is the only opinion that matters according to me) is at the Thai market in front of the Thai temple Wat Chetawan, Off Jalan Gasing!

Actually the market bit consists of several Thai vendors peddling their food and assorted goods out of the back of their cars. They are only around every Sunday from noon onwards. The best som tam I’m talking about is from this vendor:

Thai market Jalan Gasing - Som tam seller

The husband is Malaysian and the wife is from Northern Thailand. She’s been here for nearly 20 years, their oldest son is already 18 years old and she took the initiative to learn Mandarin. She also makes a mean som tam!

Thai market Jalan Gasing - making the som tam

On weekdays the couple operate a food stall in Sg Long selling Thai food other than som tam. On Sundays they’re at Wat Chetawan till about 4 or 5pm.

I was chatting so much with them about other things that I forgot to ask for their names. Well they’re the only green car there and she’s almost always in the same outfit, can’t miss them!

Thai market Jalan Gasing - with the som tam

One serving is RM5 and you can choose the level of spiciness. The normal level is very shiok but the more I ate, the more it burned. It’s also because I like to let it soak for a bit, let the marinade seep into the papaya to make it more flavourful.

Thai market Jalan Gasing - Som tam

Young papayas + long beans + tomatoes + dried crunchy shrimps + chilli + fish sauce + lime juice + sugar + peanuts… so yum that you need to try it now!

… or every Sunday at the Thai market, Wat Chetawan, Off Jalan Gasing.