Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Throwback 9 years ago: Camping at Teluk Muroh, Lumut, Perak

Last Friday (15th August 2008), the date where I went for IIUM recreation club's practical outing. ..The destination for second level of recreation club is Teluk Muroh, Perak... The distance would be 6.5km from Kuala Lumpur...Teluk Muroh or Teluk Batik is the place where suitable for jungle trekking and water maniac lover. We depart at 12.00 am after loading our belongings and also foods for our 2 days and 1 night there...Things that really important to bring for this camping would be torch light, compass, knife, good shoes and lots of mineral water.

Saturday (16th August 2008), we arrived at Teluk Muroh about 5.30 am...we were really tired when we reach there, now we have to force ourselves to start walking into the jungle...The place that we heading are Tropical Challenge, Hutan Rizab Teluk Muroh...its about 160metres from water...we unloading our things and because of darkness, we have to be very careful where we have to carry down our things...then we're having our briefing by trainers and divided to camp site. We're so tired and take rest for a while before starting our activities for today.

At 7.30am we wake up and having our breakfast and we starts our first tentative- jungle trekking at 8.30am. My group consists of 7 girls, 6 Malaysian and 1 from Bosnian...we start our trekking by following the water sources flow...our task is getting to the peak 300m from water to pick for the first checkpoint and getting down to the 160m before climbing again to the 300m for our next check point. because of wetness and leaves, we have difficulty in reaching to the highest peak...the most difficulty moment is when we have to hike 60 degrees steep...we have been climbing for 2 hours to get our the second peak, the trainer in-charge told us that we are the first group that reach at the top...we were very happy because we, the only group that only sisters and we managed to get the top in time!!!

We go down to our camp site at about 12 pm and we have to cook for the other 7 groups...after having our lunch, forward to the beach for our canoe this stage, we being force to the sea with life jacket...for me, this is my weakness where I cannot swim and having phobia or trauma being in the water...serious speaking, I don’t have any confident and afraid of sea (even my star is Pisces), canoe session-where we have conducting rafting at the centre of the sea...after 4 hours at the sea, we heading back to our camp site preparing dinner.

Sunday (17th August 2008)-9.00 am-where we have our light exercise before continuing our last session which is rope management and mini survival...rope management consist of abseiling and mini survival is about how to do fire craft with sticks and also water craft- how to filter water so that we can obtain purified water at the jungle...About 5.30 pm, we're heading back to our campus.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Less Knead Doughnut

Unusual of me is making something that I was awful like bread, doughnut. I wasn't really good in kneading the dough and anything related to yeast because I have weak hands (most probably I don't like to wait- time consuming LOL). One fine day, I want to eat doughnut and after eyeing on a cooking group in facebook plus a recommendation of using this recipe by a friend, so, I courage myself to do it by hook or by crook. As you can see picture above, that is the outcome. It's soft, full of flavour and I'll show you another picture on how I eat this doughnut. 

Less Knead Doughnut


3 cups of All purpose flour ( Popular brand in Malaysia: Sauh)
1 packet of Dry yeast (mauripan)
1 cup of Warm Water
2 tbsp of Sugar
2 tbsp of Condensed milk
Pinch of Salt
2 tbsp of Margerine


1. In a bowl, put dry yeast, condensed milk, sugar and warm water. Mix it and put it aside in 5- 10 minutes depending on your kitchen temperature so the yeast can be rises.
2. Take another bigger bowl, gather the flour, margerine and pinch of salt. Mix it.
3. Take the yeast and pour in mixture of flour. Mix it and knead it for awhile and if too watery, add flour. The mixture is sticky - maybe of using condensed milk but it's ok. Put a clean slightly wet cloth on top of the dough or spray little bit of water then put the cloth. Let it rise about 40 minutes.
4, The dough will be 2 times bigger than before. Punch the dough to let out the air, knead it and roll it. You may use doughnut cutter or any cute cutter. Put them aside and let it rise before fry.
5. We Malaysian love to coat doughnut with caster sugar or for dip it into spicy anchovies sambal.

Spicy Anchovies Sambal


1 cup of Blended dry chilies (make sure the chilies is spicy or you can buy ready made blended chilies)
1/2 or 1 cup of chopped Red Onion (depends)
1 cup of Fried Anchovies
3-4 slice of Ginger
2-3 cloves of sliced Garlic
A pinch of Salt (if your anchovies is already salty, prefer not to add salt)
1 tbsp of Sugar (depends on how you like your sambal)
Half of Tamarind Peel


1. Pour oil into your pan and when it is ready, pour the blended dry chilies. Stir it until you can see the chilies change colour a bit. Put garlic, ginger, anchovies and stir it again.
2. Put tamarind peel, sugar and red onion and stir them well. Your sambal is ready to eat.

My other preference topping on doughnut

I never try this out eating my doughnut but I must say this, it's tasty. 
I use blackcurrant & peanut butter jam as topping to my doughnut.
On a cooking group, they put chocolate chips/ cheese inside the doughnut so when you fry them, the chocolate will run into your mouth.

Love 💓💓💓,
diana the food lover

Too Easy Spaghetti with Grilled Steak

I'm too lazy to cook at this time so I prepared a very simple and delicious spaghetti. The most important things are never let your stomach empty and be creative in cooking. 🙈🙉🙊

Too Easy Spaghetti with Grilled Steak



Boiled and tossed spaghetti
1 1/2 cup of Cherry tomatoes
1 cup of Milk
3-4 slice Cheddar cheese (put more if you're cheese fan)
1 tbsp of Chili powder
Pinch of Salt
Pinch of Pepper


1. Pour water, cheddar cheese, salt and pepper into pan. Let it simmer. Pour milk, chilli powder and crushed tomatoes.
2. Put all spaghetti into pan and mix them up. Put it aside.

Grilled Steak


Beef (part depends on your preference)


1. Ready your grill pan, drizzle some oil. Sprinkle little bit of salt & pepper on both side.
2. Grilled them to medium rare  or until cook.
3. Let it rest for 10 minutes before cut it.

Herb Grilled Fish Recipe

Assalamualaikum and Good day!

Even though in this photo it seems like the plating wasn't like in recipe books (pleasant, got finish touch by sprinkling parsley) but it smell wonderful and delicious too. The idea of using herb as my base of cooking when I saw lately I hadn't use my turmeric leaves and kaempferia leaves so it would be a waste if it grow yellow then I need to cut it off. I think this is perfect dish if you're too lazy to cook or someone who like simple food and on top of that, ingredients are not difficult here in Malaysia ( the key is find it in right place like street market). 

So not further due, here is the recipe of my herb grilled fish:

Herb grilled fish

1 Fish ( you can used any type of fish that you like)
2 tbsp Turmeric powder
Pinch of Salt
Little bit of ginger
1 turmeric leaf
2 pandan leaf
Half or 1 Kaempferia galanga linn (cekur/kencur in Malaysian language)

1. Clean the fish, put turmeric powder and salt. Mix them well.
2. Insert a slice of ginger, kaempferia galanga linn inside the anus or if you use sliced fish, just put in on top.
3. Warp the fish using turmeric leaf first then follow by pandan leaf.
5. Grill the fish, put little bit of oil and turmeric powder mixture on the fish.
6. If you like, cut a lime and drizzle it on top of cooked fish.

Chili sweet soy sauce dip

Quarter cup of Sweet soy sauce
Chopped onion
1/2 tbsp lime juice
Chopped Chilies (Malaysian do love bird's eye chilies)

1. Put all the ingredients into a bowl. Mix it and it's ready to eat.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Under Miserable Coding

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For those who are still follow my blog, I'm sorry to tell you this blog is under construction. I feel sorry for all of you because I'm still re-design my blog so that it will look more nicer, neat, feminine (duhhh) and have more informative ( hope so). Now my age is 32 years old and when I started my blog, my age around 23/24 years old so in terms of knowledge digestion on beautify (read the css bla bla bla etc) might take awhile.

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