Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Red Yeast Cottony Ogura Cake #11

May is almost coming to a close, and this is my 3rd post of the month.  Felt left far behind and time really don't wait for me!  Long list of things to do,  and time is always  not enough. 

On the other hand, something to cheer me up is the pageview of my blog finally reached 100K and  with 80 followers though at the pace of a snail.   Yeah!  The journey has not been smooth sailing with lot of hiccups and set back.  I would like to take this opportunity to THANK YOU for following and supporting me.  Muakssss...

This round I am adding  red yeast powder to my Zebra Ogura Cake with the other portion I added few drops of peppermint to add the extra flavours and found that the combination is superb! 

   The texture is as soft as ever!  Love it!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Healthy Aloe Vera Coral Seaweed & White Fungus Drink - MFF Sabah - May 2013

Earlier post   on Coral Seaweed Kerabu had  a  brief introductory of the  benefit of coral seaweed.  There are many more information on the web on Coral seaweed.

A refreshing and nutrition drink.

 To be served warm or chilled.

On the other hand the plant Aloe vera is another amazing plants not only for consuming but  for external use  as well.  Aloe vera has incredible, natural skin care properties and is commonly used on  sunburns, cuts and even pimples.

I have googled and found there are Top 12 benifit of Aloe Vera.
  1. Aloe Vera is high in Vitamins & Minerals
  2. Aloe Vera is high in Amino Acids & Fatty Acids
  3. Aloe vera is an adaptogen
  4. Aloe helps with digestion
  5. Aloe Helps in detoxification
  6. Aloe alkalizes the body
  7. Cardiovascular Health
  8. Aloe helps boost the immune system
  9. Aloe vera is great for the skin
  10. Disinfectant, anti-biotic, anti-microbial, germicidal, Anti-bacterial, anti-septic, anti-fungal & anti-viral
  11. Aloe Helps reduce inflammation
  12. Weight Loss - A secondary effect.
For further details, click the link here.

 How to clean the Aloe Vera -
  1. Cut the torn on both sides of the aloe vera
  2. Cut the skin  on one side
  3. Use a knife  to cut the aloe vera vertically  but do not cut through the skin at the bottom.
  4. Use  a spoon to cut the aloe vera into cubes
  5. Wash and Drain the crystal and transparent flesh of the aloe vera. 

Dried Coral Seaweed

 In the soaking process

Sharing the recipe of this nutrition beverage.


200gm Aloe vera
1000ml water
8 honey dates
4-5 leaves of pandan leaves - cleaned and knotted
10gm dried coral seaweed - cleaned, soaked over night (change 2-3 times water in between) drained
15gm white fungus - Soaked and cut into small pieces
Rock sugar to taste


  1. Wash and peel the aloe vera.  Cut into pieces
  2. Pour water into a pot, add in honey  dates, white fuhngus and pandan leaves and bring to boil over high heat.  Lower the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes
  3. Add in aloe vera and rock sugar and continue to cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Lastly add in coral seaweed and rock sugar.  Remove from heat and serve.

 I am submitting this post to Malaysian Food Fest (Link to MFF Page), Sabah Month hosted by Mary of Pepper's Love

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Appetizing Coral Swaweed Kerabu ~ MFF Sabah - May 2013

Coral Seaweed kerabu  ~  An appetizing dish for any occasion.  
I prepared this kerabu and  few other dishes namely ~  The clam and corn chowder, Garlic French Toast, Japanese Okonomiyaki  (お好み焼き) and Sesame Ogura Cake by the  theme of   Fusion Feast  for my buddies during our recent meet up session on a Sunday afternoon.

This Coral Seaweed Jelly is sometimes called  Sea Bird Nest.

Coral  seaweed is rich in enzyme nutrients, minerals, calcium, iron ,multitude fibers and jelly form proteins.  It is said to have  health and beauty benefits, cooling effects.

 Just a small handful of the dried coral seaweed washed and soak in water for overnight and triple the volume.

In the soaking process.