Dates Milkshake

Dates are one of the most important fibers that is good for the health. Dates can be found mainly from the middle east and are eaten widely all over the world. Dates and Muslims have a very special relation to each other. The Muslims must consume some dates during the month of Ramadhan especially for breaking fast emulating what Prophet Mohammad saw did during his time. It just so happen, I have some dates in the fridge and since the stomach was a bit upset, I thought dates milkshake would be ideal. Do try!

10-15 dates, unseeded and chopped
3 table spoon honey
1 cup water
1 cup evaporated milk
1-2 scoops vanilla ice cream
2 table spoon sugar
10 ice cubes

Mix all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy while still cold!

*serves 2 people


Yee Mee Prawn Noodles

I would say that this is one of my favourite noodles. It is definitely a lot better and healthier than the typical yellow noodles that they have in the market which I avoid even do not eat anymore. Even though the packet says that it is clay pot yee mee, I discover that we do not have to cook it in a clay pot to eat this. A normal non-stick pan or pot will do, even just an ordinary pot will not make this noodles taste any different. This noodles is best cooked wet, meaning with some thick broth instead the drier version of it. The taste is unbelievable and I can eat this more and more and will definitely cook this again in the near future. Do try!

1 packet of yee mee
600 gms prawns
1 fish cake, thinly sliced
1 litre prawn stock (stock from the prawns shells and head)
1 litre water
4 garlic, thinly sliced
2 big onions, thinly sliced
1 packet oyster mushroom, cut into thin strips
spring onions, thinly cut
coriander leaves, thinly cut
1 carrot, roundly cut
fried onions
salt, to taste
black and white pepper, as preferred
1/2 cup of soy sauce
2 table spoon oyster sauce
3 table spoon flour (mix with water)


1. In a large skillet, heat the oil and put in the onions and garlic. Mix well and stir until golden brown.

2. Add in the prawns and sliced fish fillet and cook well until the prawns are half cooked.

3. Add in the soy and oyster sauce and mix well. Also add in the mushroom and carrots. You can also add in salt and black and white pepper at this stage as well.

4. After a few seconds, pour in the prawn stock and water and let the broth simmer for a few minutes.

5. When the broth is simmering well, put in the dry yee mee and cook until the noodles soften. If there is not enough broth to soften the noodles, you can add in more water.

6. Lastly, add in the flour, spring onions, coriander leaves and fried onions until the broth thickens a bit. If the broth is not thicken, you can add in a little bit more flour.

7. Serve in a serving dish while still hot.

*serves 4-6 people

Chinese Style Mushroom Soup

There are times when you feel like sipping a light hot soup and there is no better way than to sip a delicious home made mushroom soup done from scratch. Whenever we visit any Chinese restaurant, we would order this light soup to everyone's delight. And if I would want to experience the taste again I would make my own version at home. So, here it goes!

Mushrooms, any type and as preferred (possibly cut into thin strips)
4 garlic, thinly sliced
1 inch ginger, thinly sliced
1 big onion, thinly sliced
2 eggs, beaten
2 Table spoon corn flour (Mixed with some water)
1 litre water
1 tea spoon soya sauce
black and white pepper, as preferred
salt, to taste

1. In a pot, heat the oil and add in the onion, ginger and garlic and stir well until golden brown.

2. Add in the mushroom and cook for another one minute before adding in the corn flour. Mix well.

3. When the flour has thickens a bit, add in water, soy sauce, black and white pepper as desired.

4. Simmer for about ten minutes before adding some salt.

5. Lastly, pour in the beaten eggs and stir vigorously non stop so that the eggs will form tiny strips.

6. Serve in an individual bowl with some toasted bread.

*serves 4-6 people


Chocolate Pudding Trifle

Chocolate lovers will definitely love this! Not only it is rich and filling, it is also very easy to prepare. I had the chance to do this yesterday and I am very happy with the results! Do try if you would like to impress your guests and at the same time give them the best chocolate pudding ever! Enjoy!

10 slices of cakes
(to be put at the bottom)
2 Tbsp of coffee mixed with 1 cup of water
4 pounded chocolate chips for decoration

Chocolate pudding Ingredients
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 Tbsp custard powder
a pinch of salt
2 cups of fresh milk
1 large egg
6 pieces chocolate chips, pounded until fine

Custard layer
1 1/2 Tbsp custard
2 cups of fresh milk
2 Tbsp sugar

Other equipment
5 ramekins/individual glass


1. Firstly, prepare the chocolate pudding. In a saucepan, add in the cocoa powder, salt, sugar and milk. In a low heat, stir all ingredients well.

2. When the ingredients has thicken, add in the egg and stir well.

3. Lastly, add in the fine pounded chocolate chips and stir until dissolved.

4. Secondly, prepare the custard. Just mix 1 Tbsp of custard powder with 2 Tbsp sugar and fresh milk. In a low heat, cook all ingredients until thicken.

5. Thirdly, take an individual ramekin or clear glass and begin arranging the cake at the bottom layer. Press well and pour a few spoonful of coffee mixture all over the cake.

6. Pour in the chocolate pudding mixture until half of the glass.

7. Pour in the custard before pouring in another layer of chocolate pudding mixture.

8. Sprinkle some pounded ch0colate chips before putting them in the fridge to cool.

*serves 5 people