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Eight Treasure Duck

Well, eight treasure duck is something very new to me although this dish had been around for ages. The process of making this duck dish usually takes about a day or two. Firstly you need to clean and wash the duck properly, then marinate with salt, pepper, five spices and coat the duck with soya sauce and dark soya sauce. Leave it for an hour or two, then deep fry the duck

Stir fry ingredients such as chestnut, lotus seed, mushroom, sliced roast pork, shrimp, button mushroom, dice onions and diced carrots with seasoning. Stuff the duck with the ingredients and double boiled with concentrated chicken soup.


This eight treasure duck is gorgeous and delicious. The meat is so tender, soft and so full of flavour. Once you open the duck cavity, you will see so many treasure of goodness in it.


If you like to try this dish just let us know a day or two earlier, so that I can prepared this dish for your dining at our restaraunt.

Yours, Steven Cheng

Hua Nam Coffeeshop, New Town , Ipoh

Hua Nam Coffeeshop in new town ipoh has been around for many years now and still churning lots of delicious hawker food. I am definately one who will never miss visiting this shop for my afternoon tea. I will always go for the “Law Mee” and always make sure the stall serve them in Penang style. “Law Mee” is noodle dish serve in a dark sauce and comes with topping such as shreeded chicken, sliced prawns, deep fried onions and some ‘sambal” chilli paste. It is nothing new as you can get this similat dish in Kuala Lumpur and even in Petaling jaya. So what make this particular dish so uniqe? Well, got to say I was introduce to this dish by my cousin Jennie, She taught me how to eat this dish and that makes the dish so unique and so delicious. This stall serve pickle crushed garlic. What you have to do is just add those pickled crushed garlic into your “Law Mee” noodle and mix them into the dish evenly. OMG! now you will be able to taste such a unique taste and flavour of this “Law Mee”. A must try if you are in Ipoh!


Another delicious noodle that you can enjoy at this coffeeshop is the Curry Noodle. So delicious and I hardly can describe thwem to you. I think you need to try yourself and from my pictures, they tell! …lol!






Rojak is also something that need to try here. What makes this rojak dish so delicious…of course is the rojak sauce. I also love the the prawn crackers serve on the rojak. So crunchy and so tasty when eaten with the rojak sauce. And those crushed peanuts toppings really adds the flavour of this rojak. This rojak is really something that i would crave for…… so to say, something to die for……………..lol! Same goes with their Sotong dish….you have a try and let me know later!



Hokkien “Har Mee” is also a winner here. A noodle dish that comes with slice pork and shrimps and comes with prawns soup. Lovely!



From Sidney

Crab Craving? So Sinful!

I was not a great crab lover but it all started by this one crab dish and oh boy! since then I am stuck and can’t do without it whenever I drop by a seafood restaraunt. I use to find crab dishes are such a hassle, to eat and not much meat, shell bits always get stuck in between by tooth and take such a long time to eat while other dishes get cold at the end of the day. But now, I would tell you yet another story, “eating pleasure, eat crab”. The crab dish that strike me so much was the dry salted egg crab (ham tan hai), oh boy lovely. The shells are coated with salted egg yolk and enhance the taste of the crab. The freshness and the aroma of this dish can be enjoyed.
Myself and Sunny are now a regular at Mei Chixuan Restaurant, Kota Damansar and Steven Cheng is the head chef of this eatery and one of our big contributor to Big Boys Kitchen. We have no problem having him to cook for us as we trust his kitchen skill. Through him we also learn a lot of things regards to food that we never ever know till today and more to learn.

Back to crab, a lot of restaurant in KL and PJ offer a variety of crab dishes and do you know where this crab supply comes from? Locally? Well the demand is so heavy and the local supplies were unable to meet this demand and according to Steven, most of the crabs are imported from Bangladesh and Indonesia. The one below, dark and reddish is from Bangladesh and air flown. This type of crab, the meat is a bit soft and is good for cooking chinese dishes. As they are air flown into Malaysia, during this logistic, a lot of crab may be dead during the process, due to change of temperature. Thefore the price of this life crab can be expensive and sometime you may not get fresh one. I heard some of them goes straight goes into deep freezing and when cooked, they do taste different ,the meat become watery and soft or strainless meat and not an idea crab dish.



The one below is indonesia crab, it has a pale colour compare to the one above. The meat taste much better, the meat is much better, crunchier and it bounches when you bit into it. Lovely. I was told the are not as expensive as those from Bangladesh as the logistic is easier and the crabs are easy kept fresh.



We came to know that now crab dishes can be done in so many ways that can’t be imaginable. The crab dishes that I am going to post are those dishes that we had eaten and cooked by Steven himself and we find them incredible marvellous. We usually pick a night to dine crabs when we are relax and when we are not in a rush as we like to spend time enjoying cracking those shell and sipping the meat out from the shell.


“Kam Heong Hai” is a delicious crab dish cook in dried shrimp, curry leaves and curry powder. Looks beautiful, remarkable taste”.

“Sup Ham Tan Hai” Salted Egg Yolk Crab with gravy is very unique and something new to me as I alway have them done dried. Oh those rich gravy, what a winner!

Oh My favourite dish all time, salted egg yolk crab. No need to explain, try them yourself…..lol!

“Lat Chee Hai” Crab cooked with dried chillies is such a winner, we love them. you can taste the freshness of the crab… people says “sin mei”. With the taste of the mild hot chillies and also the seasoning, oh oh….it is now my love at the first sight! Tell me why I would not want to have another kilo of this crab. “Lat Chee Kai” instead of crab, chicken is replaced, taste so gorgeous, just like being in heaven!

This “Tim Chau Hai” can be strange, definitely to us. Something new. Looks like I want to divorce them at first sight, why? Don’t they look unattractive. Well, I would recommend you to have a bite, as we did that too…oh boy it was lovely, mild sweetness and aroma of home make chinese wine. I guess just like some of us, never judge a person by the look, what is inside can be a treasure.

If you around Tesco, Curve or Ikea, you can visit Steven as he is always there busy preparing great meal. Stven’s Mei Chixuan restaurant is located at Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya.

Other links on Mei Chixuan:

Eat First Think Later
Living in Food Heaven

Restauant Mei Chixuan
N0 32A1, Jalan PJU5/10,
PJU 5, Dataran Sunway
Kota Damansara
47810 Petaling Jaya

Yours Sidney

Fish Paste Stuffed Mushroom with Fresh and Dry Scallop

I personally love this dish, lovely to see and yet lovely to eat. This is stuffed mushroom with fish paste top with fresh and dried scallops. This dish looks so gorgeous that it can stand alone as a main dish by itself and that is what I have done with it. This dish is not that difficult to make but need a bit of time as you need to soften the dried chinese mushroom and also the dry scallops. I got to say this dish looks expensive and really delicious.


1 medium size brocolli
10 dry chinese mushroom
10 whole scallops
8 large dry scallops
150g fish paste


1. Soak dry mushrooms and dry scallops ina bath of hot water, prefer to soak over night until soft.
2. Once the mushrooms soften, scrub of the black skin of the mushroom, boil the mushroom with water and sugar.
3. Once the dry scallops are soften, break them up.
4. Fill up the mushroom with fish paste and top with a fresh scallop.
5. Use the dry scallop floss to decorate the side of the fish paste.
6. Steam the stuffed mushrooms for about 20-25 minutes.
7. Cooked the brocolli.
8. Place the brocolli and mushrooms onto the serving plate.
8. Make some oyster sauce and place the sauce on top of the mushroom and brocolli.

It is a dish that should be presented on your dining table for your special guests. Enjoy!

Yours Steven Cheng

Pickled Lotus Root

This is a very simple dish, yet delicious, very refreshing and suitable to endulge before starting having your dinner. This delicate dish is called pickled lotus root. All you need is some fine shreaded lotus root, washed and cleaned. Marinated it in salt for 5 minutes and wash off the salt. The marinate the shredded lotus roots with sugar, a bit of vinegar and lots of lemon juice ( if you like spice, you can put some fresh chillies)

Once ready you will notice that the shredded lotus root taste crunchy and with a hint of lychee taste. The next coming post, I will post my latest creation, mini Buddha jump over the wall (mini futt till cheong). So see you soon.

From myself, Steven Cheng

Black & White Cupcake (Part 1)

It had been a great weekend…. and as usual busy, but still manage to have time to meet up with friends and have lunch on Sunday. Busy with? really?… well baking for most, visiting new malls such as Pavilion and the Gardens, dinner with Steven Cheng, our new on board and regular food churner at Big Boys Kitchen, nothing else to talk but just talk about food over dinner… sounds bored but it was really a journey about food, creation and taste, it was something no one would like to share… especially their secrets. I did check on other bloggers update post and also not forgetting, updating my post.

Got to say, last week was such a happening days, for most we would like to thank Little Corner of Mine for awarding us the Creative Blogger Award. Thank you very much and will soon be awarding to some other great bloggers out there in the cyberworld.

Secondly, me and Sid had our 30 second fame on telly 6pm today. Steven Cheng was interviewed and his dish “mini monk jump over the wall” was featured on 8TV’s “Ho Chiak” food program. We were also interview about the dish…… and sid was having a joyly time… not forgetting me too.

On this post, I am posting my latest collection of cupcakes and I call them black & white cupcakes. Here I baked caramel banana cupcakes and decorated them with dark chocolat ganache and white butter cream and finished them off with chocolat at the centre. There are two sizes and with different decoration, a medium and a big ones and both of this cupcakes are available at Ole Cafe.




Prefer to keep them simple and maintain their natural beauty and elegant. They look so gorgeous just like my own babies. I also know that you are waiting for my tiramisu, and will be posting them this week. So while waiting make sure you have mascarpone cheese, sponge cake and a good espresso waiting in your fridge.

Love Sunny Yaw


Cheessy Minced Prawn Wrap

I had been dinning in many places here and there in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya, what really excites me and had caught my eyes was this entree dish, Deep Fried Prawn Wrap. I even saw this similar dish being prepared over the glass window of Dragon I Restaurant. I do say, it is so exciting to see those chefs preparing the food whereby you know you are going to feast them. Marvellous indeed.

Anyway, here I would like to share my Deep Fried Cheessy Minced Prawn Wrap. For this dish I had utilised minced beef mixed with minced prawn, large prawns, slice cheese and also beancurd wrapper.


Firstly placed the mixed mince meat on top of the beancurd wrapper then placed on top a slice of cheese and the large prawn.

Wrap them like the above. Deep fry them till golden brown. This cheessy minced prawn wraps can be eaten deliciously with thai chilli sauce.

Ingredients
200 gm minced beef
50 gm minced prawn
8pcs (4″x4″) beancurd wrappers
8 slices cheese
8 large unshelled prawns

Hope you will try this lovely dish.

Yours Sidney xxx

Sun Huat Kee Restaurant, Bangsar

Lorong Ara Kiri 2 is a real jewel of Bangsar that yet to be discovered, the food that this street can offer. There are plenty of hawker food waiting to offer you as there about 3 coffeeshop, 1 upmarket ipoh “kopitiam”, indian restaurant and even Domino Pizza is located on the same row. One of the coffeeshop that triggered myself completely was Sun Huat Kee, located next to Domino Pizza. Sun Huat Kee itself specialised with their signature Hakka “Yeong Tofu” during the day.

It was one tuesday nite we visited this place together with citygal from kampungboycitygal, tankiasu from xanga.com, xiu long bao & char siew bao from klpeopleklfood and jackson from jacksonkah. It was a truly food nite out with plenty of food and lots of variety


The “Yeong Tofu” comes in many variety such as fish paste stuffed brinjals, chillies, lady fingers, beancurd skin, tofu, and also deep fried “Sui Kow”. I got to say they tasted really good. The texture of the fish paste is fresh, full flavoured, smooth and tasty. I truly love their fish paste stuffed brinjal, something truly to dream for.


This place also serve a variety of delicious local food such as their famous pork ball noodle. They own and franchise a few pork ball noodle stalls in town such as at ss17, Petaling Jaya and even at the coffeeshop down the corner.


This pork ball noodles come in soup and dry dark sauce. They are also truly a signature noodle. I have them nearly every weekend or twice a week. The other noodle that can be found here is curry mee, ain’t they look gorgeous, creamy and simply delicious.

Not to forget there is also vinegered pork trotters, I would give an A+, ………. lovely, soft and succulent. Very refreshing indeed.

Another dish that they dish out is the hot white pepper pig stomach soup. I find this dish not as exciting as the vinegered pork trotters. I would say average but still blend well with a bowl of rice.

As for drinks they had come up with this drink, “air bandung” with cut dragon fruit. Taste great, really a refreshing drink. The shop also offer the normal drinks that you can get from coffee shops and also got roti bakar.

By night, this shop serve different variation of food, surprisingly savoury poridge and also chicken rice. So yummy and we can’t stop drilling into our bowl of poridge. They offer a variety of them such as pork ribs poridge, salted egg and century egg poridge, frog meat poridge and also the most known at home, the roasted pork poridge. We got to taste all of them and the verdict was fantastic. You can also order pan fried fish to go with your poridge and we had a “Mah Yau” fish and also a small “Pak Chong” fish, taste great.

I would say if you like to find something simple, delicious and got tired with cafe & restaurant food, this will be the right place to be. I would rate this eatery 9/10 and a thumbs up.

Sid xxx

Sun Huat Kee Restaurant, Bangsar

Lorong Ara Kiri 2 is a real jewel of Bangsar that yet to be discovered, the food that this street can offer. There are plenty of hawker food waiting to offer you as there about 3 coffeeshop, 1 upmarket ipoh “kopitiam”, indian restaurant and even Domino Pizza is located on the same row. One of the coffeeshop that triggered myself completely was Sun Huat Kee, located next to Domino Pizza. Sun Huat Kee itself specialised with their signature Hakka “Yeong Tofu” during the day.

It was one tuesday nite we visited this place together with citygal from kampungboycitygal, tankiasu from xanga.com, xiu long bao & char siew bao from klpeopleklfood and jackson from jacksonkah. It was a truly food nite out with plenty of food and lots of variety


The “Yeong Tofu” comes in many variety such as fish paste stuffed brinjals, chillies, lady fingers, beancurd skin, tofu, and also deep fried “Sui Kow”. I got to say they tasted really good. The texture of the fish paste is fresh, full flavoured, smooth and tasty. I truly love their fish paste stuffed brinjal, something truly to dream for.


This place also serve a variety of delicious local food such as their famous pork ball noodle. They own and franchise a few pork ball noodle stalls in town such as at ss17, Petaling Jaya and even at the coffeeshop down the corner.


This pork ball noodles come in soup and dry dark sauce. They are also truly a signature noodle. I have them nearly every weekend or twice a week. The other noodle that can be found here is curry mee, ain’t they look gorgeous, creamy and simply delicious.

Not to forget there is also vinegered pork trotters, I would give an A+, ………. lovely, soft and succulent. Very refreshing indeed.

Another dish that they dish out is the hot white pepper pig stomach soup. I find this dish not as exciting as the vinegered pork trotters. I would say average but still blend well with a bowl of rice.

As for drinks they had come up with this drink, “air bandung” with cut dragon fruit. Taste great, really a refreshing drink. The shop also offer the normal drinks that you can get from coffee shops and also got roti bakar.

By night, this shop serve different variation of food, surprisingly savoury poridge and also chicken rice. So yummy and we can’t stop drilling into our bowl of poridge. They offer a variety of them such as pork ribs poridge, salted egg and century egg poridge, frog meat poridge and also the most known at home, the roasted pork poridge. We got to taste all of them and the verdict was fantastic. You can also order pan fried fish to go with your poridge and we had a “Mah Yau” fish and also a small “Pak Chong” fish, taste great.

I would say if you like to find something simple, delicious and got tired with cafe & restaurant food, this will be the right place to be. I would rate this eatery 9/10 and a thumbs up.

Sid xxx

Taiwan Street Snack ???

Shihlin – Taiwan Street Snacks – Old Wing One Utama

It was one evening that we had stumbled and discovered upon this unexpected cafe located at old wing One Utama shopping complex, PJ. We were suprised to see such a que and out of curiousity we went to the cafe and investigated. This shop is rather different or very unique as they sell ‘mee suah’ thick soup top with fresh oyster and large piece of deep fried boneless chicken. The ‘mee suah’ dish was so gorgeous and it did not stop us to have another bowl. That same goes with the deep fried chicken, crispy, spicy and yummy.


I would strongly recommend you to give a try at this cafe as their food is marvellous and do not be surprised that the que may be long.

Sid xxx

Taiwan Street Snack ???

Shihlin – Taiwan Street Snacks – Old Wing One Utama

It was one evening that we had stumbled and discovered upon this unexpected cafe located at old wing One Utama shopping complex, PJ. We were suprised to see such a que and out of curiousity we went to the cafe and investigated. This shop is rather different or very unique as they sell ‘mee suah’ thick soup top with fresh oyster and large piece of deep fried boneless chicken. The ‘mee suah’ dish was so gorgeous and it did not stop us to have another bowl. That same goes with the deep fried chicken, crispy, spicy and yummy.


I would strongly recommend you to give a try at this cafe as their food is marvellous and do not be surprised that the que may be long.

Sid xxx

Stir Fried Baby Leek Bulbs with Japanese Seaweed Tofu

Baby leeks

It is another weekend morning marketing at my regular wet market at SS17, Petaling Jaya where I stumbled upon a very interesting vegetable, baby leek bulbs. This is the first time that I had seen such unique and interesting, baby leek bulbs and yet do not know what to do with them. An elderly lady who was standing beside me insisted that I should dry stir fried them with tofu to bring out the full flavour of the baby leek bulbs. She also teached me just to use the bulbs and discard the stems. It really sounded interesting and tasty. She taged way with 2kg of this baby leek bulbs as her son loves them. After overwhelming by her lust, I too immediately bought 1kg of this baby leek bulbs. I also picked up a packed of japanese seaweed tofu from the market.

Japanese Seaweed Tofu


The japanese seaweed tofu looks great, not soft and well suitable for stir frying. I had them cut into cubes and deep fried. By doing this I will able to have a crunchy texture of tofu and also easy to stir fry them within seconds.

Deep fried japanese seaweed tofu
Stir Fried Baby Leek Bulbs with Seaweed Tofu

Ingredients

1kg Baby leek bulbs
1 packet Japanese seaweed tofu
2 cloves Garlic
2 teaspoon Oyster sauce
1/2 teaspoon Dark soya sauce
2 tablespoon Corn Oil
Cut the seaweed tofu into cubes and deep fry them till golden brown. Trim off the baby leek bulbs, leaving about 1 inch of the bulb, wash, clean and dry the bulbs. Heat up the pan with corn oil. Once the oil is hot, throw in crushed garlic.Once the garlic start to turn brown and fragrant, throw in the baby leek bulbs and stir fry them for 2-3 mins. Place the deep fried japanese seaweed tofu into the pan and together with oyster sauce and dark soya sauce. Stir fry them for another 1-2 mins and you dish is ready and scoop them up onto your dish.
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