May 032011

I love pandan everything!

Pandan cakes, pandan kuih, pandan flavoured rice (think nasi lemak!) …  i love them all. Hahaa!

I’ve bookmarked this recipe for quite sometime already. So when i had quite a bit of white coconut left from my Ondeh Ondeh, i wasted no time to churn this kuih out.

To my surprise, it came out quite pretty! Rather easy to un-mold too! Initially, i was a little skeptical because, almost nothing works from this book! Very frustrating i tell you. This gotta be the first recipe that works OK and i’m really quite pleased.

Taste wise, it was exactly what i had expected it to be. Full pandan flavour with fragrant coconut milk. Man, if you like these 2 combo, you CANNOT not make this. Of course, the grated coconut is a must, just like Ondeh Ondeh. :)

Kuih Kosui Pandan

180g rice flour
50g tapioca flour
150g sugar
300ml thick coconut milk
450ml water + 10 pcs pandan leaves – blended, strained for pandan juice
150g (or 1/2 coconut)  grated white coconut, steamed and mixed with a pinch of salt


1. Sieve rice flour and tapioca flour into a mixing bowl, add in all the rest of the ingredients except grated coconut.
2. Mix thoroughly and stir over low heat till mixture thickens.
3. Pour into greased patty tins, steam over medium heat for 20 minutes.
4. Remove from patty tins, roll in grated coconut and serve.

Source : Popular Kuih Muih book


Submitting this to Muhibbah Monday by Sharon, Test With Skewer :)

May 032011

Ever since my climb at Mount Kinabalu last year, i came back with a bad knee, bad right knee.

Halfway through my climb, the knee started to hurt. I had no knee guard or whatsoever because i never knew i’d need it. For the record, i did Mount Rinjani for 4 days 3 nights and the knee was fine. But then, that was almost 3 years ago, when i was still ‘young’. Heh.

Because of my short foresight, i think i’m now stuck with a bad knee, probably for this lifetime of mine.


Running is never the same anymore.

I cannot run more than 5km otherwise the knee will start to protest. The pain isn’t excruciating. Yes, it’s bearable but it’s uncomfortable. If i persist, the pain will just get worse. Most times, i’d just stop and give up.


What is more shocking is that i face the same problem when i cycle too!


Not sure if it was the extra 22kg baggage that came along with me but for the first time last week, the knee protested when i cycled around the hood for more than 10km. You have no idea how i felt then. I almost wanted to just break down and cry.

Please don’t rob me from my everyday (almost) routine which i enjoy immensely.

I really still wanna feel the wind against my face, my hair.


I really still wanna go for the cycling trip across Tibet which i’ve been dying to go.