Saturday, May 26, 2007

Japanese Curry (Kok's Version)

I haven't really tasted the authentic Japanese Curry before, but I decided to cook it myself tonight.

Golden Curry Sauce Mix.

This is the instant paste I used. "HOT", it's printed on the packet.


I used fresh carrot, potato, capsicum, onion and slices of beef.

Start drooling?

How I cooked the Japanese Curry? Easy... First, boiled the potato and carrot. Later on, fry the onion before adding the marinated beef. Next, add in 3/5 cubes of the curry paste. Pour in hot water to dilute the curry paste. If you want the curry to be thick, add less water and vice versa. Final step, mix the boiled carrot, potato and also capsicum with the curry. And HOLA! The curry is ready to be served!

Open your mouth wide!

Everyone can cook this simple yet delicious curry. For international students like me, at least, this can halt my craving for Miri Curry Rice for quite some time.

Wonda, I bet you know how to cook the authentic Japanese Curry. Mind to pass me your skill? :P

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Broadway Pizza

CC tagged me with this "Favourite Food In Your State or Country" meme. I was thinking of writing a post of Kolo Mee in Sarawak but then, I changed my mind to pizza since I am in Perth at the moment.

Menu written with colourful chalks.

Broadway Pizza is another famous place for the students at The University of Western Australia (UWA) to get their pizza after Domino's Pizza.

Only two tables in a shop.

The shop is at walking distance from the uni and is opened till late. That's why Broadway Pizza is famous among the hungry students who stay up late in the uni.

Small, large or family?

Broadway Pizza serves three different sizes of pizza; small 10”, large 13” and family 15”. Depends on the pizza you ordered, normally one small pizza costs you Aud$8.90 while the large and family pizza costs you Aud$14.90 and Aud$17.90 respectively. However, UWA students only need to flash their guild sticker in order to get a discount for a large pizza.

Capsicum, sliced tomato and jalapeño peppers, cheese etc.

Ham, bacon, mushroom and pepperoni.

Either you choose your favourite pizza on the menu, or tell them what you’d like and they’ll make it for you!

Look at those fast moving hands...

I think it's not difficult at all to make pizza. Basically, you just need to mix all the ingredients on top of the pastry before it goes into the oven.

Yan, the pizza boy.

By the way, did I tell you the pizza boy is my friend, Yan? Yea, this place does not only offer high quality pizza, but they also provide opportunities for the students to work part time. Be it a driver post, or the pizza boy post. ;)

The secret recipe.

I think the secret behind all those nice pizza is these dough. Pizza Hut? Domino's? Forget about it. But of course, you'll have to pay slightly more for delicious pizza. ;)



Like I mentioned earlier, after you have done with the toppings, just send the pizza to the oven. And I think this "oven" is a bit interesting. It goes in raw from one side, and it comes out cooked on the other side.

Large pizza.

No doubt, Broadway Pizza is one of the best places to get hot and fresh pizza in Perth. The pizza is definitely worth every single cents you pay. :)

P/s: Jono, Pizza King also good lah. Bring me there! :P

**Start Copy**

Proposition: What is your favorite food in your state or country?
Requirements: Find some info about the food and show delicious pictures of it?
Quantity: FIVE PEOPLE.
Tag Mode: You leave their blog and post link and add to the list below.

Mybabybay loves Asam Laksa from Penang, Malaysia
JustMyThoughts loves Penang Char Koay Teow
My Lil Venture loves Laksa Sarawak
Montessorimum loves Teluk Intan Chee Cheong Fun
Chinnee loves Melaka Wan Tan Mee
Leah loves Hakka Lei Cha
Hui Sia loves Crispy Duck Skin from China
Karen loves Pan Mee
Simple American
loves Cheese Enchiladas
Giddy Tiger loves Dim Sum
CC loves Turkish Chicken on Rice
Kok loves Pizza from Perth

**End Copy*

Here are 5 bloggers I'd like to tag:

  1. Yenjai from
  2. Teckiee from Eat First Think Later
  3. Joe from Lots of Cravings
  4. Xiu Long Bao from KL People KL Food
  5. Mum In Miri from Mum In Miri

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Tea Time? Or Dinner?

Today, instead of our usual dinner, Chris, Darren and I decided to try something different.

Kopitiam (Cafe) with no signboard/name.

Chris drove us all the way to Leederville to experience some of the best cakes in Perth (he claimed).

"Old" ambient.

It is not a high class cafe I would say. Just a small lot of shop with tables and chairs for the customers.


You can choose to sit along the passageway just outside the cafe. A very simple design with milk crates as their tables.


Unlike most of the cafes where we only have to find our seats before a waiter/waitress comes and serves us, this cafe requires us to proceed to the counter, place our orders, pay for the orders and then, take our food to our seats.

Waiting for our orders.

It didn't take us long to have our cakes and drinks served.

Chocolate Mint Cake.

Darren ordered a slice of Chocolate Mint Cake, price at Aud$6 per piece. No doubt, it was one of the best chocolate cakes I have ever tried. It wasn't too sweet and the texture of the cake was just nice. However, the flavour of the mint was too light that I couldn't even taste it.

Pear Cheesecake.

Chris opted for a slice of Pear Cheese Cake. I think it costed him Aud$6 per slice, too, if I'm not wrong. Chris generously allowed me to taste the cake. Once I put it in my mouth, I nodded my head and told Chris, "Nice, nice! It's rich and creamy."

Lemon Meringue Pie.

As for myself, I blindly chose a slice of Lemon Meringue Pie. Why blindly? Because I don't know what is delicious there.

How about a bite?

What can I say about this pie? It's heavenly good! It's sweet, with a little bit of sour. The combination is just right for me. I couldn't figure out what's the filling of the pie. It's something like custard for me. Anyway, price again at Aud$6 per slice, I am really satisfied.

Darren's Flat White.

As for drinks, Darren ordered a cup of Flat White while Chris had a cup of Masala Chai (tea). For myself, a glass of sky juice.

Satisfied customer.

Despite only served with cakes, all of us came out from the cafe with full stomach. Bear in mind that, we were supposed to have our "dinner". So, if you are planning to visit this cafe, do not go in with a full stomach. ;)

130 Oxford St. Road.

This cafe, overall, earned a 4.5 out of 5 stars from me. If you're in Perth, why not give it a try? The address? 130 Oxford St. Road, Leederville, Perth. :)

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Ducks and Seagulls Meeting?

While I was walking back home from uni, I noticed something strange on the river...

Do you notice?

I saw some blackish stuff floating on the river! What's that?

Take a "closer" look.

They are actually a flock of ducks and a flock of seagulls! I never see so many ducks and seagulls grouping together before. What are they doing actually?

Picture courtesy from:

Are they having some sort of protest? Or maybe election? What do you think?

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mother's Day!

Today, the world is celebrating Mother's Day!

$30 per bouquet is still worth it.

I saw most of the people here were busy choosing and buying flowers for their mama. No matter how expensive the flower is, they'll still buy it. This is due to the fact that, it's for their dearest mama.

Anyone likes this?

For me (or should I say my family), I normally won't buy any flowers for my mama on Mother's Day. A dinner at a restaurant is what we do. However, it always ends up, my baba paying for the dinner. haha!

Huh? Where do you think you can find these flowers?

Anyway, it's the heart that counts, right? ;)

For my mama.

This year, like three previous years, I am not with my mama to celebrate Mother's Day. I just want to tell my mama, "Mama, Happy Mother's Day and I love you!"

Happy Mother's Day to all!

To all my blog readers (all mummies mama),


You all can choose any bouquet of flowers you want. Just for you all! :)

I would like to dedicate this three songs to all the mama in this world...






Ibu, ibu...
Engkaulah ratu hatiku...
Bila ku berduka...
Engkau hiburkan selalu...

Ibu, ibu...
Engkaulah ratu hatiku...
Tempat menyatakan kasih
Wahai ibu...

Betapa tidak hanya engkaulah...
Yang menyinari hidupku...
Sepanjang masa engkau berkorban...
Tidak putusnya bagai air lalu...

Ibu, ibu...
Engkaulah ratu hatiku...
Tempatku menyerahkan kasih
Wahai ibu...

*(I don't know about this song actually but I find the lyrics really great)

Where would we be without Moms?
Where would we be without those ladies?
Helping us all year long,
And the love you give is just amazing.

Growing up,
Getting up,
Feeling good each day,
Is easy to do.

Helping hands,
Showing us the way,
We tip our hats to you.

Oh, oh, Moms, Moms, where would we be?
Oh Moms, there's no debate,
Mom, Moms, where would we be?
Oh Moms, we think you're great.

Growing up,
Getting up,
Feeling good each day,
Is easy to do.

Helping hands,
Showing us the way,
We tip our hats to you.

Oh, oh, Moms, Moms, where would we be?
Oh Moms, there's no debate,
Mom, Moms, where would we be?
Oh Moms, we think you're great.
Oh Moms, we think you're great.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Freeway, Highway, SUBWAY!

After reading Xiu Long Bao's post about Subway, I decided to fulfil my sudden crave on Subway right after my Tumbulgum Farm's trip.

Fresh breads!

After the farm trip, I was dragged by my housemate, Chris, to do our weekly groceries. Since he decided not to eat at home that night (he had a date with his friends), I was having a hard time deciding what to have for dinner.

What do you want for your fillings?

As we were walking past Subway, Chris suggested that for my dinner. Without thinking twice, I agreed.

Different kind of breads at your choice.

Subway is a franchise restaurant which provides freshly baked bread with lots of fillings. Turkey Breast and Ham was my choice for that day's dinner. Other popular choices are Italian B.M.T., Subway Club and Tuna.

Subway sandwich ready to be munched!

For Aud$6.50 per sandwich, it definitely makes your stomach happy.

A foot long.

My Turkey Breast and Ham sub is a foot long. You can opt for half foot long sub if you think you can't finish it. My advice is to choose a foot long sub as it is cheaper compare to half foot long sub. ;)

Eat fresh...

One thing good about Subway is that everything is fresh. They have their bread baked fresh and also they have their salad (fillings for the sandwich) fresh!

Nutritions for each subs.

Different kind of subs have different amount of nutritions. All are printed on the colourful serviettes. I normally won't look at all these... :P

Broke the foot long into two.

It is better to break the foot long sub into two for easier consumption.

Italian Herbs and Cheese bread.

My bread for that day is Italian Herbs and Cheese. As usual, I would like my bread to be toasted.


As you can see, there are generous slices of turkey breast and ham and my choices of salads (lettuce, carrots, prickled cucumber, tomatoes, onions, capsicums and etc.). I prefer thousand island for the salads dressing. And by the way, how can a bread without cheese, right? So, I had mozzarella cheese in between the bread. Ok, ok, I know it'll make me fat! haha! :P

At the end of the day, I couldn't manage to finish my foot long sub. I left half an inch which couldn't fit into my stomach. Anyhoo, I must say, if you want a quick dinner, try Subway! :)

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Tumbulgum Farm

After taking the international students to Swan Valley and Wanneroo Kart Hire, this time, International Students Service (ISS) brought some international students to Tumbulgum Farm.

Waiting to get into the bus.

As early as 8a.m., all the students were already seen waiting in front of the university's refrectory. All waiting for one reason; to visit Tumbulgum Farm.

G'day all!

Tumbulgum Farm, is an award winning tourist attraction, located about 1 hour drive from the uni. It's motto, “Where The Country Comes To Town” gives you an idea what it is all about.

Sheep-wannabe. :P

Upon reaching the farm, we were welcomed by this sheep-wannabe the person in charge. He presented us a "G'day sticker" while giving us a brief introduction about the whole trip.

Wonderful scenery.

We were, then, given about 20 minutes to walk around the farm. As usual, I took this opportunity to snap as many photos as I can. ;)

Beginning of the show.

The farm show began shortly after that. Leading the show was the man riding this horse.

Dog as fierce as a tiger.

The man instructed Henry, the sheep dog, to group all the sheeps and "shoo" them into their farm house (I know horses stay in stables but how about sheeps?:P).

Waiting for another show...

After a short performance by Henry, we were led to another small, wooden building. For your information, it smells "good" inside the building. ;)

Poor sheep.

At first, we were given a chance to watch sheep shearing. The man actually dragged the sheep into the middle of the stage before he started to shear the sheep using the machine shear. Machine shears operate in a similar manner to human hair-clippers but it's blade is sharper!

Huge piece of wool.

Within five minutes, the sheep was bald. A huge piece of wool was spread on the floor.

"I'm H-U-N-G-R-Y!"

What's next? Three students were asked to feed 3 hungry sheeps. The sheeps were really hungry I tell you. Milk in the bottles was all gone in less than a minute!

Hay ride.

The show ended after two students had a go at cracking the Australian stock whip. A hay-ride around the farm is available for those who are interested.

Peaceful and quiet.

The curious me hopped onto the vehicle without wasting a second. Honestly, I like the environment of the farm. Peaceful and quiet...

Traditional billy tea and damper.

After the ride, we were served with a small cup of billy tea and a piece of damper. For me, billy tea is just the normal tea and the damper is just a piece of tasteless cake.

Souvenir shop.

There's a souvenir shop for all the visitors. Products ranges from the aboriginal musical instruments (didjeridoo) to some fashion wear (cowboy hat).

Cowboy? No!

While waiting for the Aboriginal Cultural Show to start, I just lingered around and took a few more photos.

Giving a try at the didjeridoo.

I was extremely disappointed with the Aboriginal Cultural Show. I expected it to be a live show but turned up, just a show on the projector screen.

Live show?

Everyone went off the hall with a long sigh. However, they were looking forward for the next activity. Guess what?

Part of the barbecuers.

Barbecue lunch was ready! There are gas BBQ and picnic area provided free and under cover. We had chicken wings, sausages, sweet corn, sweet potato, vegetarian food and etc. What a yummy lunch! ;)

Feeding baby kangaroo.

After getting our stomach filled, we decided to hand feed some of the farm animals for instance kangaroos, emus, cows and sheeps. For some students, it was their first time to stay so close with the Australia most famous, kangaroos.

A group photo before we left.

We left the farm at about 3p.m. A tiring yet enjoyable trip. This is the last trip for this semester. Stay tuned for more trips next semester. ;)

Oh, did I miss out the most fun part of the trip!

Milking the cow.

We were allowed to try our hand at milking "Bernie" the cow in the wooden building! We were quite lucky there wasn't any male cows around. Why? This might happen...

"How dare you play my girlfriend's nen nen?!?! Mei sei goh ah?!?!"

Translation: "How dare you play my girlfriend's breasts?!?! Never die before, is it?!?!"


P/s: I finished writing this post at 3:15a.m. I would like to apologise if this post was not written properly.

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