Malay Privilege

Earlier I went to eat Nasi Padang at Kampong Glam Cafe together with my intern, who is Chinese.

I ordered 1) Rice 2) Beef 3) Egg and was charged $4.60.

My intern ordered 1) Rice 2) Curry Chicken Drumlet 3) Egg and was charged $5.00!
Not to mention the chicken was really damn small!

I died a little inside and gave a portion of my beef to my intern. To take note to order for my intern next time!

I Decided To Leave

I decided to leave my current job, although I was jobless for a week.
I immediately got a job through a referral from my friend’s little brother.
Turns out he left the company and I had to cover him.

 

It’s been a week since I’ve been working here and I’m glad I made the move.

Crossroads

I’m at a crossroad and I’m unsure what to do. Some say this and some say that. But ultimately, it’s up to me to make the decision. Could I put it up more or are there indeed more opportunities outside?

Messy

Don’t ever try shaking your blender bottle if you have hot water in it.

I wanted to dissolve my oats before putting in some protein powder and because of the high heat and it literally exploded and splattered all over my living room

And then I looked up and it’s all over the ceiling too. What a day hahaha

Nasi Paprik (Padprik)

Just in case I ever lost my cookbook, I can always refer back to this blog and check it out. I would not say that I’m a great cook but I would like to learn as much recipes as I could and pass it on to others. Some others would compare and claim that they are not as a great cook or say something like “So are you saying I can’t cook?”

I find it funny but why do people have these kind of mentality, even if I were to be the at the bottom of barrel, and I do know of someone who is at the top, I would gladly learn as much instead of complaining the skills that I lack.

I love eating nasi paprik and I thought it was some sort of secret sauce to it.
Here what’s Wikipedia posted

Nasi pad prik is a Malaysian dish of fried rice flavoured with sauteed chilli paste. Nasi is Malay for rice and pad prik is a Thai phrase ผัดพริก where pad means stirfry and prik means chili. Although Nasi Pad Prik today is regarded as part of Malay cuisine, it is Thai in origin.

It seems that I did ever cooked something similar using sauteed chilli paste. A quick search by asking my uncle, Google yielded that paprik had some kinda tom yam sauce to it. You can say it’s kinda healthy because it does contain a good amount of vegetables in it.

Here’s what I cooked earlier. I used Dancing Chef Tom Yam Paste, you could get it at any local supermarket store.

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Ingredients

  1. Red Onions (Sliced)
  2. Garlic (Crush and Grind)
  3. Ginger (Crush and Grind)
  4. Chicken (Diced)
  5. Dried Chilli (Blended)
  6. Tom Yam Paste
  7. Dark Thick Soy Suace
  8. Oyster Sauce
  9. Cauliflower (Cut)
  10. Carrot (Sliced)
  11. Baby Corn
  12. Button Mushtom (Sliced)
  13. Red Chilli (Sliced)
  14. Tomato (Sliced)
  15. Long Beans (Cut)
  16. Cabbage (Cut)
  17. Lemon Grass (Crush and Grind)
  18. Lime Leaves
  19. Sugar
  20. Salt

Steps

  1. Fry red onions, garlic and ginger
  2. Cook chicken
  3. Pour in blended dried chilli with tom yam paste
  4. Saute
  5. Pour in dark thick soy sauce and oyster sauce
  6. Saute
  7. Throw in all vegetables from 9 to 16
  8. Saute
  9. Put in Lemon Grass, about 3 pinches of sugar and a pinch of salt
  10. Saute

And there you have it! I

 

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