Friday, April 5, 2013

Korean Dish - Bibimbap (Rice mixed with veg and beef)

When I was in Korea, this is one of my favourish dishes known as Bibimbap. I never know that it is actually pretty easy to cook. I'm starving right now. Help! :p It's better to learn through this clip. One day, I'm going to renovate my kitchen as what has been shown in this clip. The joy and pleasure to cook in bigger kitchen. Superb! Best dish for someone that you really care the most. 

Can she cook?

Women in general have been stereotyped that they can cook better as compared to the men who have been regarded as the breadwinner in the family, unable to spend most of their time in the house. I guess time has changed that most notable chefs are men. I'm not thinking of quitting my job and exploring the path as a chef. But it will be a great pleasure to know the art of cooking as to satisfy ourselves and others. It will be even more romantic to be with your partner to cook together; but I'm not sure whether it will be that romantic for knowing that cooking can be pretty challenging. One thing for sure, without any doubt, an old saying, "The husband will love his wife if she cooks well." Let's watch this interesting clip by Super Junior band on the idea of a woman and her cooking challenge to please the guys.


I-Lotus Restaurant Kota Kinabalu Branch

I-Lotus Restaurant made its very first debut in Brunei in 2004 with one mission in mind - to serve quality cuisine to its patrons. Throughout nine years of operations, they have never failed to deliver their goal and as for now, it has become one of the most reputable restaurants, for setting higher standard particularly in Chinese cuisine. Thereby, it has been featured in 2009/2010 edition of The Miele Guide (Asia's first truly independent and authoritative restaurant guide) as to recognize the great success of I-Lotus Restaurant.  

With confidence, the founder, Irene Hii has taken a bold step to set up second branch at Kepayan Point which is located along Jalan bypass Penampang. She has been a strong believer in food quality. While asserting that cooking is like an art. It is based on philosophy through the fusion of best seasonal ingredients as to create the most superb experience for all the food lovers. As for Kota Kinabalu branch, the Chef and his team is committed to ensure that freshness is the main priority whilst using their secret homemade recipe in creating delectable seafood dish. As to share their top selected dishes, my favourite dish will be the Coconut Butter Prawn. 

The soft opening was held on the 29th March 2013 and grand opening will be on the 7th April 2013. Few reasons to consider to go to I-Lotus Restaurant:
  1. Availability of the car parks
  2. Affordable price
  3. Casual dining with cosy environment
  4. Fresh seafood
  5. Delicious secret homemade gravvy recipe

Food Bloggers with the founder, Madam Irene Hii

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Spinach, best protein source?

I saw someone posten on FB asserting that Spinach has more protein as compared to meat. Let's do quick justification here.

Does Spinach Have More Protein Than Meat?

by Erin Coleman, R.D., L.D., Demand Media

Spinach does not contain more protein than meat. In fact, although spinach is loaded with nutrients, it actually contains very little protein. Instead of choosing spinach over meat, add them both to your meal plan to reap the benefits of eating a well-balanced diet.

Protein in Spinach

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Nutrient Data Laboratory, 1 cup of raw spinach provides less than 1 gram of protein. In fact, spinach only contains 7 calories, 1 gram of carbohydrate and almost no fat in each 1-cup portion. However, spinach is rich in vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin K, folate, iron, vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium and magnesium.

Protein in Meat

Meats are high in protein, and contain all of the essential amino acids your body needs to obtain from your diet. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reports that 3 ounces of chicken breast contain 27 grams of protein, while a 3-ounce portion of lean ground beef provides 21 grams of protein. According to the USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory, 3 ounces of cooked, Atlantic salmon contain about 22 grams of protein. A 3-ounce portion of meat, poultry or fish is about the size of the palm of your hand or a deck of cards. High-fat meats usually contain less protein than lean cuts of meat.

Protein Requirements

The Institute of Medicine recommends men consume 56 grams of protein, women eat 46 grams and pregnant and nursing women consume 71 grams of protein each day. If you’re recovering from an injury or surgery, or exercise regularly, you’ll likely need additional protein. Most Americans eat more protein than they need. Eating lean cuts of meat or other high-protein foods can help you meet your daily protein needs.

Meatless High-Protein Options

If you choose to avoid meat, you can still easily meet your protein requirements. In fact, a review published in a 2006 edition of “Nutrition Reviews” reports that vegetarian diets are associated with lower rates of disease and reduced body weights compared with non-vegetarian diets. However, don’t replace meat with low-protein foods, like spinach. Instead, choose meatless high-protein options like egg whites, low-fat milk, yogurt or cottage cheese, tofu, soy milk, legumes, seitan, nuts or seeds. Eggs, dairy foods and soy products contain all the essential amino acids your body requires on a daily basis. However, by eating a variety of plant-based proteins throughout the day you can still obtain the essential amino acids you need, according to MedlinePlus.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Restoran Alu-Alu, Gayana Resort

"Jalan-jalan Cari Makan" bersama dengan bintang-bintang blogger dan tetamu jemputan adalah tajaan sepenuhnya dari Gayana Eco Resort. Untuk episod ini, kita akan bawakan anda sajian istimewa dari Restoran Alu-Alu, Gayana Resort yang bertempat di Pulau Gaya. Restoran Alu-Alu sangat di kenali di kalangan pengunjung-pengunjung antarabangsa dan sebaliknya di kalangan rakyat Malaysia. Dan sudah tiba masanya untuk rakyat tempatan mengenali Restoran Alu-Alu dengan lebih dekat.

 Bintang-bintang blogger telah bersedia untuk jalan-jalan cari makan. Bah, marilah...

 Persoalannya: Di manakah Restoran Alu-Alu itu? Sana bah!!! :)

 Bintang-bintang blogger dikejutkan dengan kehadiran 
DJ KK Hitz.FM, Cassie dan Rica, dan juga Maggie, wakil dari Breeze Magazine

 Perjalanan ke Gayana Resort hanya mengambil masa 10-15 minit.
Sambil menikmati pemandangan yang indah, cahaya keemasan sang matahari
menjadi pilihan imej di kalangan bintang-bintang blogger

 Keindahan Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu sememangnya cantik. Di rahmati dengan laut biru, 
perasaan tenang telah menjadi sumber inspirasi kepada semua pelancong. 

"Selamat Datang Ke Gayana Resort" membawakan anda ke dunia fantasi Gayana Resort

Tibanya di Gayana Resort, bintang-bintang bloggers dan tetamu jemputan terasa bagaikan berada di langit ke tujuh. Keindahannya sukar sekali di ukur dengan kata-kata pujian.

Udara yang segar dan suasana yang tenang menusuk setiap jiwa para pengunjung
Sambil berjalan-jalan ke Restoran Alu-Alu, bunga-bunga yang mekar berwarna-warni menyambut ketibaan tetamu dengan senyumannya yang penuh dengan sukacita 

Bintang-bintang blogger dan tetamu jemputan bersama dengan 
Pengurus Gayana Resort, Tomas Kastbert (Baju berwarna Pink)
 Restoran Alu-Alu, Gayana Resort 
(Perkataan Alu-Alu adalah nama ikan Barakuda)

 Restoran Alu-Alu bukan sahaja menjanjikan suasana yang romantik dengan pemandangan yang indah, tetapi juga menjanjikan kebahagiaan kepada semua pengunjung

 Senyuman kegembiraan adalah matlamat utama Restoran Alu-Alu.

 Bintang blogger bersama dengan Symington (Pengurus Jualan & Pemasaran) dan 
juga tetamu jemputan dari KK Hitz.FM, Cassie dan Rica

Promosi Hebat: Set Makan Malam @ RM69 nett 
Dengan hidangan 8 jenis makanan / atau pilihan sendiri
(termasuk tambang percuma pergi balik dari Jesselton Point ke Gayana Resort)
Sila hubungi Symington Jenkins untuk maklumat lanjut: 
Tel. Bimbit: +60138606220; Tel: +088380390;  Faks: +088381390

Four Treasure Island Combinations
Braised Fish Maw Soup with Crab meat 
 Steamed Whole Seabass with 'Ba Jiao' Sauce
Alu-Alu Chef's Special Crispy Peach Chicken 
Steamed Strombus Canarium Shell 
Chef's Special Homemade Seafood Beancurd 
Deep Fried Prawn with Egg Floss 
Wok Fried Rice with Golden Garlic 
Broccoli with Black Mushroom and Beancurd Stick 
Pan Fried Lamb Chop with Rosemary Sauce
Chilled Coconut Pudding with Chocolate Syrup & Cream Mousse
 Sambil menikmati makan malam yang enak belaka, para bintang blogger 
dan juga tetamu jemputan dihiburkan dengan persembahan yang menarik.

Selepas sahaja selesai menikmati jamuan malam yang enak, akhirnya bintang-bintang blogger dan tetamu jemputan berpeluang berjumpa dengan Ketua Chef Ah Kiong (di kerusi roda) bersama dengan pasukannya yang mantap. Chef Ah Kiong menjanjikan pengalaman yang hebat kepada semua pengunjung dengan hidangan masakan yang unik dengan pengalaman beliau dalam bidang masakan yang lebih dari 30 tahun. 

Akhirnya, perjalanan jalan-jalan cari makan telah sampai ke penghujung rancangan. Cahaya bulan dengan suasana yang romantik setia menemani bintang-bintang blogger dan tetamu jemputan kembali ke Jesselton Point.

Pengalaman yang bertarafkan 5-bintang dengan bayaran 1-bintang sememangnya pasti menjadi pilihan ramai. Oleh itu, rebutlah peluang untuk menikmati set promosi makan malam dengan harga yang terendah.