Friday, May 22, 2015

Yes, i do 'bake'! No-Bake Cake~*

Baking seems so complicated and a waste of time to me. Why do i need to spend so much money and waste so much time to just making one cake that's just for my satiation of  my sweet tooth after a heavy meal while i can just pay a few dollar at any favourite bakery shop and grab one of it or just hop to a cafe and order one. So basically, that piece of cake is gonna be like taking  few hours just for the preparation and it gonna be vanish after few bites.

Over this 20 over years, i never hold a whisk , like honestly *thinking twice*, yeap, never.

This was how i thought. At least, now i am totally thinking of the other way round.

Thanks to No-Bake Cake.

And... this is the very first cake made by myself .


I swear, it taste REAL GOOD! I never thought that the first trial turned out this good and everyone love it so much !

It took me less than an hour to make this. What satisfied me the most is how good i felt after the cake formed perfectly in shape and the feeling of getting lot of praises from the eaters ;D It's awesome!!

Here's the recipes, move your ass and go get ready to make your very first cake too! GoGoGoo!

1/2 cup unsalted butter
200mL whipping cream/heavy cream
Oreo biscuits
Chocolate bar
Almond flakes

You also need:
Food processor
Whisk Bowl
Cake holder

To make the crust: First , decide on what biscuit you like the most. Oreo,peanut,lemon,or digestive biscuit. Then, crush the biscuits with a food processor or just put them into a plastic bag and crush it by a spoon. Stir the butter into the crushed biscuits until well mixed, tip into the cake holder and press down well to cover the base and sides of the holder. Chill it for at least 30 minutes to allow the crust to set. Now, proceed to the filling.


To make the filling: Pour the heavy cream/whipping cream into a bowl and warm it until diluted. Whisk them until the mixture forms soft peaks.Then, mix it with any flavour that you like. Here, i chose chocolates flavour as my filling. Whisk in the melted chocolate until the mixture thickens, but taking care not to over-whip. Spoon the mixture into the biscuit case and spread out evenly. Chill it until the fillings set. Set the strawberries on top of the fillings after 10 minutes and let it chill again.


Once the filling is set, sprinkle some almond flakes on it and your cake is ready to be serve!

This is kinda addicting. After that first cake, i tried making it into cupcakes too. The steps are all the same , it just the different container that i use to make the cake.





I am gonna make another one today!! Let's do it!! Enjoy!!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Chiang Mai & Chiang Rai (Part II)

Walking out from the hotel with the guidance of TripAdvisor, i chose the best nearby local food- Mr.Kai Restaurant.

It was about 15 minutes walk to the restaurant. Along the way, we realized that houses in Chiang Mai are unique as they built their houses by their own preferences. Unlike Msia, we can't simply change the property design unless you are rich enough to bought the whole land and built your own house. Else, if your house suddenly appearing 3D in a row of houses, welcome to the saman world.


The property price in CM is jumping from MYR 100K in average.


Walking under the big hot sun is not fun thou (39 celcius!!)... If it's not because of these nice houses designs and wall arts that kept up my courage to keep walking, i will just surrender and call up a red cab... Make sure to bring an UV protection umbrella with you and check the weather forecast before you travel. We walked like Iron man on the first day because i forgot to bring umbrella over!!


The 15 minutes walk finally ended. That's the big square bright yellow banner of Mr.Kai Restaurant!


This place was crowded when i reached. Mostly are foreigners.


They have varieties of foods. From appetizers to main dish to the desserts.


We ordered Khao Pad, mushroom plate, and Khao Soi.


Khao Pad is fried rice. Fried rice is the basic for the Chinese. I believe that if the fried rice taste good, the others from the menu will not be too bad.Fried rice recipes will vary widely, depending on which countries' fried rice you have tried. This Thai version fried rice is worth to try although i still prefer the Malaysian's ;)


This mushroom plate is good to go with the Khao Pad. 


This is probably the best i have tried in Mr.Kai's Restaurant, Khao Soi.  Khao Soi is a curry mixed with coconut-flavoured noodle soup which is famous in the Northern Thai. 

I think that Mr.Kai Restaurant mostly visited by the foreigners. I don't see many locals dine in the restaurant, so i assumed that the rating was high due to the votes from the foreigners. Personally, i think that the food that i ordered were just average , but i love their fruits blended especially the coconut shakes and the guava shakes.


Continue searching for the nearby attractions by TripAdvisor...

One thing..

Never be so dependent to the location map showing in the TripAdvisor as most of them are not accurate. (I ended up wasted time walked to some random people's house or standing at the middle of nowhere while the phone's navigator is buzzing me with "You have reach your destination" for sooo many times)

Best nearby at that moment : Wat Chedi Luang


Wat Chedi Luang is a Buddhist temple in the historic centre of Chiang Mai. The current temple grounds were originally made up of three temples — Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Ho Tham and Wat Sukmin.


Wat Ho Tham


Chiang Mai is overflowing with ancient Buddhist Temples (Wats). Every temple has their story behind . Visiting temples blindly is definitely boring but not until you truly understand their history. Well, if you are going by yourself without tour guide, at least Mr.G can help you understand the temples more. This will definitely a huge credit in your trip!


There goes my first day in Chiang Mai.

*I spent the rest of my first day in hotel due to the cruel devil call regarding of my FYP...*

To Be Continue...

Monday, May 4, 2015

Chiang Mai / Chiang Rai 2015

I am back from ChiangMai!!

This trip was totally ALLSOME! First trip that i departed with a backpack and back to Malaysia EMPTY HANDED *long story*

We only spent about MYR 1.5k per person for the whole trip and it could be lesser! We had all the good foods, good accommodations, good transportation and good experiences!

 I will include everything here and also list down some tips for those who is planning for Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai trip here ;)

We took a morning flight. It was a 2.5 hrs journey from KLIA 2 to the Chiang Mai airport. It's just good enough to recharge the energy and spirit for the first day in CM.

We arrived the airport and had warm greetings from the staff. Walked out from the airport from gate 8 and we saw a lot taxi-meter. However, taxi-meter here don't seem like a real metered taxi as they don't use the meter for far as i experienced. A man walked to us and offer a ride for 200 baht. From the map i searched earlier, the hotel that we booked is just approximately 4 km from airport, so we offered him a 100 baht and that made the deal. A 100 baht here worth a lot to us as he explained everything about CM in detailed , where to go, what to eat, and even bring us to get our SIM cards done! He suggested us to take the AIS card and reload for the internet data and it only costed 150 baht to get the unlimited data for 7 days! Here, i must say that their telco is far more better than ours as they really have the good speed and the coverage is almost everywhere. We managed to deal at 600 baht /day with Benz (our taxi driver) for the following days.

First day checked in  - B2 Thippanate 
Add: 67/6 Thippanate Road, Haiya, Muang, Wua Lai, Chiang Mai, Thailand 50000


B2 Thippanate is a popular pick for both business and leisure travelers. The hotel lies 7.0 km from the city center and provides accessibility to important town facilities. It is quite near to the airport , so for those who arrived in the wee hour, i think this is quite a good choice for you. Of course, do remark on your reservation that you will be arrived around that time when you make the reservation online. I booked through and it is only about MYR 60/night (included tax).


Its interior looks more like a serviced apartment to me , simple yet nice. They  provides Wi-Fi at both public area and in rooms.


The room is big and clean. No noise pollution at all since it is located inside a residence area.


In this trip, i learnt that no toothpaste and toothbrush provided in every hotel that we checked in. Be sure to prepare yourself for that.


To get out from this to the nearby attractions and markets, you can either rent a bike or a scooter from the hotel, or you can just walk. It is just about a 10 minutes walking distance to Chiang Mai Gate where you can enjoy the local street food there. If you are there on Saturday, you can even go to the Wualai Road Saturday Market.


Let's explore this beautiful city!

-To Be Continue