when dieya cooks

It must have snowed in KL… because I cooked!

Kenapa? Tak percaya? Silalah percaya.

The cooking part, not the snowing part.

Why out of the sudden? Well, a couple of friends were coming over. So I should serve something, shouldn’t I? Then I thought why not make it a small lunch party. So I started calling a bunch of carefully selected people to become lab rats Masterchef judges.

Menu of the day?

Spanish beef rice – Why Spanish? Because I took the recipe from Señorita Aida en España. Muchas gracias chica. I made some adjustments. Wanted to make a healthier version of it, so I used brown rice (untuk sistem penghadaman yang ceria) and low fat milk (supaya pinggang para tetamu ramping 17). Hasilnya? Nasi jadi gemuk-gemuk (coz brown rice absorbs lots of water and expands) dan agak tawar (coz I didn’t put any salt). Tuh laa, nak menu sihat sangat kan… derhaka pada resepi… huhuhu… Aida, don’t you dare laugh at me!

Butter rice – Menu kecemasan. After I was done making the beef rice, I realised the portion was too small to feed all of my guests! Maka dengan laju menuju ke kedai runcit beli beras biasa sebab brown rice dah habis. Fried some butter + garlic + pandan leaves and dumped in the white rice. So much for my healthy menu.

Sambal sotong walnut – Grabbed the recipe from Mat Gebu’s blog. Wanted to make sambal sotong kacang tanah, but I don’t like peanuts, so I changed them to walnuts. And I found out that the dried chilies that I bought were too hot, so I mixed them with fresh chilies. Derhaka kepada resepi sekali lagi.

Black pepper chicken with mushroom – Menu paling simple. Marinated the chicken with black pepper sauce, threw in some button mushrooms and off into the steamer. Very healthy.

Garden salad – Mix of green leaves, baby capsicums and cherry tomatoes. Loved how bright the colors turned out.

Virgin apple mojito – One of my favorite mocktails. Half portion of sparkling apple juice, half portion of soda, green apple slices, applemint leaves and lots of ice.

Orange fruit jelly – First time tengok kat blog Kak Lieya terus terpegun. Just had to give it a try.

Operasi bermula jam 0705 HRS. Dengan bersejatakan Galaxy Tab di tangan kiri, senduk di tangan kanan, go… go… go!

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Spanish beef rice & sambal sotong walnut.


Butter rice, just in case.


Black pepper chicken with mushroom. Next to it, air asam for the beef rice.


Garden salad on first and second tiers. Orange fruit jelly crowned on top.


Virgin apple mojito.

Verdict?

Cooking is not that tough actually. Technology makes it a whole lot easier. Click a website. Prepare the ingredients. Follow the instructions.

Maybe after this I should try something else. Baking? Sewing? Carpenting?

Maafkan saya jika blog ini sunyi seketika. Saya mungkin sedang sibuk mencabar kredibiliti Ikea.

19 comments:

JaJa'Z said...

OMG! OMG! OMG! is that u my dearest Dieya..wallahhhh..amik kau..sekali masak terus grand giler2..akak pun tak pernah masak nasi daging by my own tau..caya ;ah..lepas ni kalau g kl nak merasa hasil masakan dieya plak la..aci???

dieya said...

k jaja,
haaa.. surprise tak? nak jamu tetamu kan, takkan bikin megi goreng jek kot. musti yg kebabooom! tak aci.. tak aci.. kita suruh aci kedai mamak masak.. hahaha

PatinPasta said...

ohmyfreakinggod!

*took me few seconds to start arranging words to form sentences*
No lah! Hehe!

Cooking is indeed not tough, at all. And look at the varieties of spread that you made! Everything look yummeh beb! Hope you guys had a great time.
*tunduk hurmat* sebab masak semua tu sorang2..in one go!

Not laughing, but applauding! ;)

*tetiba rasa ada salji time summer sini. apakah? :D*

ije said...

alaaaa.. rase rugi plak tak dtg hari tuuuu... kalau sure batriesya n ummar merase makan jelly oren tu.. diorg mmg penggemar jelly!!!

next time k!!

dieya said...

aida,
thank u.. thank u.. *taking a bow sambil silang kaki mcm pelakon broadway*
we did hv a blast! it was the first time i organised a lunch party whereby the food was all my own doing. felt really satisfied.
oh cepat tadah salji tu.. kita buat ice kacang!

liza,
tu laa org ajak dtg jual mahal. nx time kalu i punya mood rajin dtg ye. kalu tak kita order laa mcm selalu.. haha

Hjh Noralenna Abbas said...

Tahniah dieya! What about entering Master Chef next season?

dyanna said...

wah wah wah! makan besar! makan besar!

dieya said...

aunty nora,
thank u! owh nnt tercabar pula kewibawaan para juri.. ahaks!

dyanna,
hoyey! hoyey! lai lai sik fan!

~jeet~ said...

ffffuuuuuuuuyyyyooooo....

i am one proud friend, try baking, syok giler!!

well done dieya ;)

Mamamya said...

dah baca n3 ni last 3 days...pukul 4 pagi gigih membaca n3 dieya tau!! tp x dapat nak drop any comment sbb on9 dari hp jerk...

sgt terpesona dgn 'virgin apple mojito' tu.. 3 layer lagik! sure sedap tu... (ayat org dlm pantang yg dah sebulan lbh x dapat minum ais uhukss)

x sabar nak tunggun3 dieya membaking... :)

apa pun tahniah tau!!! teruskan mood rajin memasak ni... hehe

Messy Mummy said...

cayalah dieya. gigih sungguh berusaha. tapi mm pasti penat tu sure berbaloi ghiler...
next time boleh mm menanti entry masak memasak dr dieya lagi...
teruskan usaha *aceh..hahaha*

Messy Mummy said...

cayalah dieya. gigih sungguh berusaha. tapi mm pasti penat tu sure berbaloi ghiler...
next time boleh mm menanti entry masak memasak dr dieya lagi...
teruskan usaha *aceh..hahaha*

Fiza Ismail said...

Fuyoo!!! ni dah recipe chef kat hotel ni.. hahaha..next time i nak rasa jugak tau. congrats babe. totally a big achievement!

Nowwa Fitri said...

dieyaa....owh kalah ai!!

manja209 said...

sungguh sedap nampak sume mskn...:)

dieya said...

jeet,
muchas gracias :-D
memang teringin nak try baking. tapi bila fikir nak invest in the equipment, bahan2 lagi.. nantilah.. pelan2 kayuh

k lieya,
wah2 supermama ni awal2 pagi dah on9 yerk. waduhh.. kalau nak baking, kena start kumpul perkakas baking nih. pinjam akak nyer dulu lah.. hahaha

mm,
mmg rasa berbaloi coz it was my first time masak for a big group, and it turned out well. yeah, usaha akan diuruskan dgn resepi yg lebih canggih.. hihihi

nowwa,
awww.. thanks! mana boleh lawan u, ratu chocs n pavlova :-)

manja209,
thanks for dropping by. syukur sgt masakan menjadik. nnt dieya singgah sana.

dieya said...

fiza,
woops.. missed out yours! yeah, such an accomplishment for me.. hahhaa.. nx time u come over ok!

ahkakbatik said...

ente suda patut kawen ini...

dieya said...

kaktek,
baiklah, ana pigi cari calon suami skrg juga lah *zasssss*