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Robin

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Date: 12 Nov 2019 (Tue)
34th Main: Rojak Buah Petis (Malaysian Fruits and Vegetable Salad) [98] [110.1%] [Score: 7.0]
Date: 12 Nov 2019 (Tue)
3rd Condiment: Chilli Garlic Sauce (Cili Garam) [97] [108.9%] [Score: -]
Date: 12 Nov 2019 (Tue)
19th Drink: Lychee Soda (Air Soda Laici) [96] [107.8%] [Score: 7.0]
A fusion of tropical lychee with western sparkling water (soda water) is a delightful thirst quencher, especially on warm sunny days. The fresh mint added flavour and aroma to the drink.
Date: 11 Nov 2019 (Mon)
18th Drink: Asam Boi Grass Jelly Drink [95] [107.5%] [Score: 8.5]
Grass jelly drink by itself is one of the best thirst quenchers on warm sunny days. With the accompaniment of Asam Boi, a type of dried preserved plum, gives the drink a superb combination of sweetness, saltiness, and sourness making it a perfect thirst quencher.
Date: 10 Nov 2019 (Sun)
17th Drink: Michael Jack Grass Jelly Drink [94] [107.2%] [Score: 10.0]
Date: 10 Nov 2019 (Sun)
16th Drink: Lychee Grass Jelly Drink [93] [106.1%] [Score: 8.0]
Date: 9 Nov 2019 (Sat)
The perfect meal [Score: 10.0]:
Rice with the saltiness and sourness of Fried Onions Sour Salted Fish, sweetness and sourness of Fried Pickled Mustard, and sweetness and umaminess of Sweet Tomato Eggs with sweetness, saltiness, and sourness of Green Apple with Asam Boi drink. Simply the best!
Date: 9 Nov 2019 (Sat)
15th Drink: Jus Epal Asam Boi (Green Apple with Asam Boi) [92] [105.8%] [Score: 10.0]
Date: 9 Nov 2019 (Sat)
10th Sides: Sweet Tomato Eggs [91] [104.6%] [Score: 10.0]
Date: 9 Nov 2019 (Sat)
9th Sides: Fried Pickled Mustard [90] [103.5%] [Score: 10.0]
Date: 9 Nov 2019 (Sat)
8th Sides: Fried Onions Sour Salted Fish [89] [102.3%] [Score: 10.0]
Date: 8 Nov 2019 (Fri)
2nd Condiment: Kaya Pandan (Pandan Flavoured Coconut Jam) [88] [102.0%] [Score: 8.0]

Seri Kaya resipi Nyonya Cooking served with toast and teh tarik.
Date: 08 Nov 2019 (Fri)
27th Main: Mihun Goreng Siam [without gravy] [Remake 1 – Score: 8.0]

A remake of the one I prepared on 10 Oct 2019 (Thu).
Date: 7 Nov 2019 (Thu)
9th Snacks: Jemput-jemput Pisang (Fried Banana Balls) [87] [101.6%] [Score: 10.0]

Jemput-jemput Pisang served with Nyonya Cooking Teh Tarik. That Teh Tarik is going places!
Date: 6 Nov 2019 (Wed)
8th Snacks: Kuih Sagu Rose (Rose Flavoured Sago Cake) [86] [101.3%] [Score: 10.0]
Date: 6 Nov 2019 (Wed)
25th Main: Mee Goreng Mamak (Remake 1) (Score: 9.3)

This was a remake of the one I’ve prepared on 8 Oct 2019 (Tue). The guardian was shrieking with ecstasy with this remake!
Date: 6 Nov 2019 (Wed)
7th Sides: Cucur Udang Mamak (Prawn Fritters) (Remake 1) (Score: 7.3)

This was a remake of the one I’ve prepared on 8 Oct 2019 (Tue).
Date: 5 Nov 2019 (Tue)
16th Dessert: Kuih Tako Pandan (Pandan Coconut Jelly Dessert) [85] [100.9%] [Score: 8.0]

Insert in image is the turnip I used as the filling in the bottom pandan jelly layer. I don’t know if it is the right turnip. Nyonya Cooking says to use turnip (sengkuang) or water chestnut. I went to the supermarket this morning and found this turnip. It doesn’t look like a sengkuang or water chestnut :(
Date: 3 Nov 2019 (Sun)
6th Snacks: Sweet Potato Donuts (Kuih Keria) (Remake 1) [Score: 9.3]

In this remake, there was an improvement of 0.5, i.e. from 8.8 to 9.3. The sugar coating is finer (than previously made), but not fine enough!
Date: 3 Nov 2019 (Sun)
7th Snacks: Apam Balik (Soft Pancake with Cream Corn and Peanuts) [84] [101.4%] [Score: 6.0]

The Guardian wasn’t happy with this one at all!
Date: 1 Nov 2019 (Fri)
15th Dessert: Bubur Cha Cha (Coconut Milk Dessert) [83] [101.8%] [Score: 10.0]
Author: Nyonya Cooking [Grace Teo] 
Cuisine: Malaysian, Singaporean 
Dish Type: Dessert

Another 10.0! Nyonya Cooking has gained the respect of the Evil Guardian of the Kitchen!
Date: 31 Oct (Thu)
14th Dessert: Bubur Pulut Hitam (Black Glutinous Rice with Coconut Milk) [82] [101.5%] [Score: 10.0]
Author: Nyonya Cooking [Grace Teo] 
Cuisine: Malaysian, Singaporean, Thai, Indonesian, Bruneian 
Dish Type: Dessert

Grace, this is no longer Nyonya Cooking. It is Nyonya Cooking Academy. As a token of appreciation, members in this membership area should pay subscription for making use of the vast cooking knowledge presented in Nyonya Cooking. There are huge possibilities for everyone to learn cooking Asian/Southeast Asian/Malaysian cooking here.

I feel obligated to paying subscription. May I start the ball rolling?
Date: 28 Oct 2019 (Mon)
13th Dessert: Kuih Seri Muka (Steamed Glutinous Rice with Pandan Custard) [81] [102.8%] [Score: 9.0]
Author: Nyonya Cooking [Grace Teo] 
Cuisine: Malaysian, Singaporean, Indonesian, Bruneian 
Dish Type: Dessert

Taste wise this is a superb recipe (including tips and all). The score was 9.0 because texturally (the top layer and the bottom layer) it wasn’t properly done yet.

BTW, I came across “The Next Stage... [Nyonya Cooking]” recorded on Apr 20, 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBsBaGLdyHs

What about this so called membership? I click on it and Oops! came out. Also, there was this one time I stumbled on a Nyonya Cooking website, I clicked and a fox floating in space came out!

Nyonya Cooking was brilliantly conceived and managed. It is a treasure trove of cooking recipes complete with videos, written instructions, tips, and all; making cooking the recipes nearly foolproof.  The failure in getting the right outcome lies on the skill of the cooker, not the recipe.
Date: 28 Oct 2019 (Mon)
33rd Main: Pad Thai (Remake 1) [Score: 8.3]
Cuisine: Thai
Dish Type: Main

This Pad Thai dish is a remake of the dish I made on the 27 Oct 2019 (Tue). Even though:
1.	I have reduced the soaking time (in boiling water) by 2 minutes, the rice noodles were still soft.
2.	I have also increased the Pad Thai sauce twice the amount I previously used.
3.	In addition, I’ve also seasoned the prawns, added more beansprout and chives into the dish, and added chilli flakes into the garnish.

The score merely increased from 7.8 to 8.3. I’m suspecting two reasons:
1.	Valcom Authentic Thai Pad Thai Paste is not the right Pad Thai paste for the liking, or
2.	I didn’t stir-fry the rice noodles under high heat long enough.

Any comments?