Chef Ammar Garlic Sauce and Hummus

For those who love to eat Lebanese food or any Arabian food, you must have loved these three combination of sauces, hummus and pickles. This is Chef Ammar's recipe which I got for my own keep and to share them with you as well. Enjoy!

Chef Ammar Garlic Sauce


1. Clean garlic - 60 Grams
2. Lemon Salt - 1 teaspoon leveled
3. Salt - 1 teaspoon leveled
4. 3 egg whites
5. Corn oil - 500 ml 

Mix all ingredients


Hummus (Mixed in a Food Processor)


1- 2 cans of chickpeas
2- Tahini sauce - 250 Grams
3- Lemon salt - 2 Teaspoon Leveled
4- Salt - 2 Teaspoon Leveled
5- Olive oil - 4 Tablespoon
6- Chopped fresh parsley - 100 Grams
7- Paprika powder - as preferred 

Mix all ingredients

British Scones

I have always loved scones. When I was living in the UK, I would go to one bakery and bought a few selection of scones for my tea time. Normally, I would buy the classic ones with raisins. When I got home, I would put a dollop of butter and jam, sat in front of the television and savoured the scones with some tea. 

Whenever I found scones in any bakery shelves, I would definitely buy some. Today, I decided to bake my own scones. Much to my kids' request which has been delayed, I got myself some time today to make this very easy recipe. The ones that I made was the simplest of all scones. Just plain flour, no raisins even though I would love to have some raisins ( I was actually out of raisins). Here is the recipe.

2 cups of self-raising flour
1 table spoon butter
1/2 tea spoon salt
1 cup milk (150ml)
2 table spoon sugar
1 egg (polishing)
Raisins (optional)

1. Preheat the oven to 200 degree celcius.

2. In a mixing bowl, mix flour, butter, salt and sugar. Mix until the mixture turns into bread crumbs.

3. After that, add milk and raisins (optional). Knead well to form a sticky dough.

4. Take out the dough, put it in a flat surface. By using your hands and palms, form a 2cm thick dough. Do not tamper with the dough too much.

5. Press the dough with any round shaped glass and put it in a baking tray which has been greased lightly.

6. Lastly, polish the scones with some eggs and bake in the oven for about 15-20 minutes (depending on your oven).

*serves 3-6 people


Mashed Potatoes with Minced Meat

This is one of my favourite dishes. It is inspired by the Germans' way of making their mashed potatoes. I found out that this kind of mashed potatoes is suitable taken by itself or with grilled meat, fish or chicken. I personally like to eat it with grilled or poached fish fillet. 

Finger licking good! 

Have a try!

5 medium sized potatoes, boil and mashed
1-2 cup/s milk
8 table spoon butter
 * Mix all ingredients well*

4 garlic, finely minced
2 big onions, finely chopped 
500gm minced meat
1 can button mushrooms or shitake mushrooms, chopped
2 cups frozen mixed vegetables  
spring onions, coriander leaves, chopped
oil, for frying


1. In a heated pan, pour in some oil. Add in garlic and onions. Fry until golden brown.

2. Add in minced meat and cook until the meat is tender. 

3. Add the mushrooms and cook for another ten minutes. Stir gently all ingredients.

4. When the mushroom is cooked, put in the frozen vegetables and stir well.

5. Sprinkle some salt and pepper to taste.

6. Lastly, put in the chopped spring onions and coriander leaves. Mix all ingredients.

7. Turn off the heat.

8. In a bowl, mix the cooked meat and vegetables (B) with (A).

9. Mixed all ingredients well before serving.

*serves 2-4 people

Mango Pickles with Lime and Dried Plums

This is a very happening tit-bits in Malaysia right now. Mango Pickles with Lime and Dried Plums. You can easily do this at home in a matter of less than half an hour. Make sure that you pick quarter ripe mangoes so as to retain it's crunchiness. You can get the ingredients very easily at any local Asian market. The taste is superb. You can taste the sweet and sour with a bit of zing from the fresh chillies. Do try!
3 mangoes, sliced
10 dried plums @ asam boi
3 fresh chillies @ bird's eyes chillies, sliced
1 lime, sliced
3 calamansi, sliced
a pinch of salt
3 table spoon sugar, or as preferred


1. Mix the sliced mangoes with all ingredients.

2. Arrange them nicely in a bottle or any suitable jar.

3. Put in the refrigerator for about three hours before consuming.

Easy! :)