Sunday, August 03, 2008

Simple Dinner

PaPa played masak masak today and he cooked his signature dish, yam rice. He also tried to cook the vegetable curry (vegetarian style) but the taste didn't turn out quite right. As back-up, I asked Kakak to prepare sambal ikan bilis. :D

He's a better cook (very much better) than I am but he's not been practising. He used to cook when we didn't have a maid. I did the preparations and he'll be the chef. And he was the one to clean up after coz he said I took too long to wash. Well, since you can't stand my slow-motion, you do it yourself loh. hahaha

We invited BIL and family to join us. Just take the opportunity to get-together as we normally don't meet that often (especially the 2 brothers). Even though we live opposite each other, with their busy working schedules (what more with family obligations on weekends), it's no surprise that they don't have the time to hang out together.

The verdict : The sambal ikan bilis went very well with yam rice. The curry was too watery. The durians were a bit dry and some a bit hard, but very fragrant. Everyone was happy and full.

20 comments:

wen said...

wah so lucky

andrewjune said...

well my hubby is actually a better cook than myself...hehehe...

wow, you are lucky to hv a good cook like your hubby...not all guys like to cook! anyway, they do look delicious-lah...

thumbs up to your hubby ehhh! certainly you were not the slave of the day LOL

khongfamily said...

wahh..you are so 'hang fuk' that your hubby can cook very well. Somemore do the washing part...wow!

jacss said...

aduh...today's men really made us woman shame hor!! didn't know that u also so lucky...ada sebiji di rumah, hahaha
my huby also cooks better than me but since i became so busy with bento lately, he just cross his arms & watch d show happily :(
d vege curry stills look great...but kenot judge a book by its' cover, haha....

huisia said...

wow...so envy..haha..my hubby only knows how to cook maggie!

Ryan's mami said...

wah... lucky lor! The man in the house can cook!

Btw, my hubby was the other way round. I couldn't tahan his 'slow motion-ness'! Haha.

mybabybay said...

The sambal ikan bilis also go well with nasi lemak...:P~~~

LindaLow said...

Wei, not bad what:) Looks good mah..haa.. Don't forget to invite me the next time huh:)
So sweet of him..Lucky you:)

Oliveoylz said...

I'm still waiting for the day Popeye cooks for me, be it maggi mee or scrambled eggs. Looking at the yam rice sure makes my mouth water. It's my childhood fav dish. Funny thing, don't see it selling anywhere, these days. Can special order and deliver or not?

Yatie said...

slavemom, sometimes...i ask my hubby to cook...their cooking not bad la....fav is lamb chop, maggi mee or sandwich.

Anggie's Journal said...

my hubby haven cook for me la... got... maggie mee if i not mistaken ... hmmmm, cannot blame him la, me also seldom cook ... LOL ....
i like yam rice too .....yum yum .. will post abt the roti jala recipe later, as long u need the jala equipment .....

little prince said...

wah~ ur papa so geng 1

NomadicMom said...

Wah...a man that cooks and clean!

Sasha said...

that's not simple! That's very nice dinner.

Dora said...

I admire those who have a hubby likes to cook and cook well!

bp said...

Yummy, what better way than over yummy homecooked food for families to get together? =)

Everything looks sooo good!!!

Health Freak Mommy said...

Yums, yam rice with sambal sounds good!

slavemom said...

Wen, u oso wat.

June, this slave got a day off. hehehe

Mummykhong, yes, I must hv done something vy good in my previous life. :D

Jac, shame shame hor *looking for a hole to hide* Ya lor... nice to see, not so nice to eat. hahaha

Hui Sia, maggie mee oso need talent one - to get the right texture. :D

Ryan's mami, the person who cannot stand other ppl's slow motion-ness, tend to lose out. hehehe

Mich, n fried chicken... mmmm...

Linda, pls help urself... virtually. :D

Juana, yeah... hard to find ppl selling it hor. That's y hubby said he wanna sell yam rice if he's out of job. kekeke

Yatie, men nowadays r kitchen-frenly yeah. :)

Anggie, need special equipment one ah?

Little Prince, geng leh? ;)

NomadicMom, yup... MY man. hehehe

Sasha, he cooked so much we ate it for dinner the next day too. :)

Dora, I'm vy thankful he's kitchen-frenly coz I'm quite a lousy cook.

bp, eating simple home-cooked meal at home is sometimes much more comfortable than eating at restaurants. Esp when there're 3 active kids.

Shireen, it's really yummy!

LindaLow said...

Hey, you are right la. You said to hui sia that maggie also need talent. I am the one that cook, not my maid. Just last nite, i was hungry n I told my hubby," Ask the maid to cook me a noodle la. Maggie mee sure cannot go wrong one". Mana tau, she put too much water and it taste horrible or actually no taste. So disappointed and i told hubby, I've never eaten such horrible maggie. Can u imagine?

slavemom said...

Linda, I guess ur maid vy 'ho mia' one - hardly eat maggi mee. That's y no experience. hehehe