BBQ Town @ Empire Shopping Gallery Subang

Just on the recent Saturday, we had mom's early birthday dinner at the newly opened restaurant - BBQ Town in Empire Subang. This is their 2nd outlet . BBQ Town offers Thai BBQ and combination of Japanese Shabu Shabu. So if you are indecisive of what to have - BBQ or Shabu Shabu, worry not! You can enjoy both at BBQ Town! We had a wonderful time enjoying their unlimited buffet.

Food counter
Food counter with variety of fresh vegetables. tofu, mushrooms, meatballs and etc.

Int he middle of the food counter, there are dipping and sauces. There are also a few selection of sushi on the left side which is not in the photo. Also not in the picture is a soft ice-cream machine at the other end of the counter.

Fresh Lamb Slices

Fresh Beef Slices

Fresh Farmed Chicken slices

Fresh Prawns
Even tho' the sizes of these prawns were not up to my expectation, but they were really fresh that the sizes doesn't matters anymore.

Scallops and Mussels
You can find scallops and mussels at the food counter. I had a few helping of these goodness.

My hubby especially love their meatballs - 'Cheung Bao Yuen/ Exploding Meatballs'. He said it was yummier than most of the 'Cheung Bao Yuen' outside.

Soft Ice-Cream
You can choose either chocolate or green tea flavor, or simply have a mix of both.

How To Enjoy Thai BBQ and Japanese Shabu Shabu

Yummy yummy!

Simple and straight-forward table arrangement. The staffs were really polite and friendly, making sure that we have enough of everything. (Please note that this photo was taken at 9.45pm where most of the crowd has already left.)

Eat All You Can Buffet
Lunch : RM32.80 ++
Dinner : EM39.80 ++
(Children 5-11 yo @ 50%)
From now until 31st Dec 2016, BBQ Town will be having their Opening Special. Enjoy their promotion - BUY 3 PAX, FREE 1 PAX. (not applicable during public holidays)
HUrry, make your way to BBQ Town now!



LOCATION
Level UG-18, Empire Shopping Gallery,
Jalan SS16/1,
47500 Subang Jaya,
Selangor.

BUSINESS HOURS
10.00 am - 10.00 pm (DAILY)

OTHER INFO
Facebook : BBQ Town

GST & SERVICE CHARGE
GST : YES
S.C : YES, 10%

MAP (+/-)



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Claypot Rice with Minced Meat and Pickled Mustard Root

Recently I've been following a few Hongkies cooking channel on Youtube, well, to be precise, it's two. One of them is Bob's Your Uncle. Bob is a home chef whom has been staying in London for 13 - 16 years. Because of this, he can cooks varieties of cuisines, mainly from his experiences staying there.

What I really like about his cooking channel is that he has English subtitle to it which makes it so much easier to understand, and he speaks with charm even tho' his language is a little bit tad harsh/ foul.

As Bob himself has explained in one of his cooking episode, Bob's Your Uncle is a British English expression which simply means "there you go, voila!". He meant to show his audiences that it is simple and fun to cook at home.

For today's dish, I've got inspired by Bob's Minced Meat Rice in Claypot. I did not follow his recipe but adapted his method. And I came out with this recipe for 1 pax because I think that it tastes better with individual pot. But you can doubled it and adjust the timing to 8 mins (instead of 6 mins), 40 secs (instead of 20 secs), 5 mins (instead of 4 mins), 10 mins (instead of 8 mins) and the last 2 mins remained.

Apparently, no matter how careful I was at pouring the egg to the steamed pork (making sure that the whole egg sit on top of it), the egg white was too much to be contained that it overflowed to the side, dragging the rest of the egg white along. Hence my not so good looking dish. But my hubby whom doesn't know how it was supposed to look like, gave me two thumbs up for this yummy~licious dish!

CLAYPOT RICE WITH MINCED MEAT AND PICKLED MUSTARD ROOT
(Recipe adapted from Bob's Your Uncle)
Prep Time  : 10 mins
Cook Time : 30 mins
Total Time : 40 mins (+ 30 mins soaking)
Serves       : 1 pax

Ingredients:
3/4 cup uncooked rice
1 1/2 cup water
1 egg

100g minced pork (or chicken)
1/4 pkt pickled mustard root/ char choy, chopped
1 pc bird's eyes chilli, finely chopped (optional)
1 tsp soy sauce
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp sugar
A dash of white pepper
1/2 Tbsp corn starch
1 Tbsp water
1/2 tsp sesame oil

Sauce (Combine well in a small bowl)
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp water
1 tsp sugar

Directions:
1. Wash rice and leave to drain in a colander for 10 minutes.

2. In a bowl, combine the minced pork, pickled mustard root and the rest of the seasonings except sesame oil, using your hand. Add in the sesame oil only after all the seasonings has combined, to lock in the flavor.
[Photo Inset: Right] On a small plate, shape the pork mixture into a disc shape. Using the back of your spoon, make an indent/ well in the center (to contain the egg later) and leave to marinate for 30 mins.

3. In a claypot, add in the pre-washed rice and 1 1/2 cup of water. Leave it aside to soak for 30 minutes.

4. Using medium heat, bring the water in the claypot to a boil, uncovered. Once boiling, close the lid and continue to cook until you see smoke/ hot air coming out from the edge of the lid. At this point, turn the heat to low and cook for 6 minutes.

5. Add in the pork mixture onto the rice by sliding it out from the small plate. Close the lid and turn up the heat to high for 20 seconds. After that, turn down the heat to low again and cook for 4 minutes.

6. Turn off the heat and let the remaining heat to continue to cook the pork for another 8 minutes. Lastly add in an egg on top of your steamed pork and close the lid for the last time for 2 minutes or until your egg is cooked.

7. Garnish with some chopped spring onion and served hot.

Notes:
● When measuring water for the rice, do remember to use the same cup that you've used to measure your rice. The ratio of water to rice is 2:1.

● Do not worry if you smell something burnt during the cooking process. The rice at the bottom of the claypot is getting burnt and will become 'burnt rice'/ fan jiu which is an essential criteria of a good claypot rice.


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Steamed Moist Chocolate Cake For Our Prince Charming's 1st Birthday

Since we already had an early birthday bash for our prince charming the weekend before his birthday, we thought of just buying him a cupcake on his exact birthday which was on a weekday. But his sister insisted to have a BIRTHDAY CAKE. She said, "Birthday must have birthday cake!" Hence the impromptu decision to make this steamed chocolate birthday cake with chocolate ganache on the birthday morning itself.

Steamed Moist Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache

"Tadaa!! A Yummylicious Choco Cake with Colourful Sprinkles"

You can enjoy this cake either cold or at room temperature. When eaten right from the fridge, this cake tasted like mudcake - really dense, moist and chocolatey.

When it is eaten at room temperature, it is soft, moist and chocolatey. We love it either way! My hubby, he doesn't like to eat chocolate cake but he is giving two thumbs up for this cake. Definitely a keeper!

Well, I must thank my daughter for her persistence. Finally, I've tried this steamed cake recipe which I've been saving for so long. It was a perfect occasion to make this yummylicious steamed chocolate cake!

My 3 years old daughter referred her brother as "My Baby" or "My Baby Boy". She's always protecting her baby brother whenever I scolded him. She would stand in between us and say, "Don't scold my baby!", and then gives her baby brother a kiss on his head. It always melts my heart to see my daughter protecting her baby brother like that, but then, who's spoiling the baby now, huh?

This photo was taken when my son was only a few days old and the Sister has already shown her amazing sisterly love towards her newborn baby brother. The bonding between them comes naturally and grow stronger with each day passes by. When either one of them cry or laugh, the other will follow. Sometimes, they will laugh like two hyenas for no particular reason. Their movements are literally contagious, within themselves.

I couldn't believe how fast time flies! He was born just on the borderline at 37 weeks. If a day earlier, he would be known as a preemie. He was such a tiny little baby. But look at him now! A year later and he has grown so much! No matter what he is doing (except crying), it's always a joy watching him.

In this photo, the Sister is feeding the birthday cake to her baby brother. His sister would feed him with whatever food she was eating (with my permission of course), and it is one of the way she shows her love towards her baby brother. Love both of them to the moon and back!

STEAMED MOIST CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH CHOCOLATE GANACHE
(Recipe adapted from The Domestic Goddess Wannabe)
Prep Time  : 25 mins
Cook Time : 35 mins
Total Time : 1 hour
Makes       : 8 - 10 slices

Ingredients:
180g butter
200g caster sugar
200ml full cream evaporated milk
2 eggs, lightly beaten with fork
100g plain flour
50g cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp salt

For the ganache
100ml milk
350g semi-sweet chocolate, broken into small pieces

Directions:
You will need an 8" round cake tin, greased and lined with baking sheet/ grease-proof paper.

1. In a thick-bottomed saucepan, add butter, sugar and evaporated milk. Using low heat, stir until sugar melted. Let it cool slightly.

2. Add the lightly beaten egg and vanilla extract into the cool buttery mixture and stir to combine.

3. In a mixing bowl, sift in all the dry ingredients. Add the buttery mixture into the dry ingredients and stir well to combine.

4. Pour batter into the prepared lined cake tin. Lift the cake tin approx. 10cm from counter top and drop it on the counter top to remove large air bubbles. Repeat 2 - 3 times.

5. Steam for 35 - 55 minutes, or until skewer comes out clean. Let the cake cool completely before removing it from the cake tin.

For the ganache
6. In a thick-bottomed saucepan, heat the milk until about to come to a boil. You will notice small bubbles forming at the edges. Off the heat.

7. Add in the chocolate picess and stir until you get a smooth chocolate ganache. Pour the ganache onto the cake in a circular motion to coat the cake evenly.

8. Serve cold or room temperature.


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Notes for my Julie & Miguel...
Both of you are our treasures, our gems! Remember to love one another and forgive each others. Do not keep things in your heart, talk to each others and solve the problem together!



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GOO.N Baby Diapers Passed My Absorbency Test and Beyond That

I am very excited to be selected to review this GOO.N diaper. Coincidentally, the usual brand that my son is using has ran out of stock in my neighboring hypermarket. So, this opportunity came just in time. And after using this for a few days now, I am very comfortable to stick to this brand.

GOO.N Tape - Excellent Dry

A Perfect Fit!

GOO.N diapers has higher absorbency which I've quickly noticed after using it on my 1 year old son for few days. The super lock system effectively absorbs liquid and prevent it from flowing back to the surface, resulting in the diaper being dry and comfortable all-day long.

Besides these 3 cute prints, there are varieties of prints which are equally cute.

Usually, my 1 year old son wears an XL size diaper but for GOO.N diapers, he's wearing an M size. GOO.N diaper M size is quite big, compared to the regular brand we used. It measured at approx. 8 inch in length.

Another obvious differences that I was quick to noticed is that these GOO.N diapers are much slimmer than the regular brand we used. This is a good reason for us to use GOO.N diapers for outing because we can pack more diapers in our diaper bag without having our bag to look too bulky.

To show the effectiveness of the absorbency, I've run a quick test on GOO.N diaper. As shown on the packaging, it can absorb 5 cups of liquid, so I prepared 5 cups/ glasses of liquid, with each cup/ glass containing 250ml of liquid, which means I have total of 1.25 liters of liquid. As a baker myself, a cup means 250ml. But never did I know that the cup mentioned refer to only 40ml of liquid and I only get to know about this after running the test.

No wonder it feels not right. As I was pouring the liquid, I was thinking, "how can a baby pee so much?"

However this 'mistake' has shown that GOO.N diapers has HIGH ABSORBENCY and can really absorb liquid, as much as over a liter of water without getting the outer diaper wet.

After 250ml of liquid;
equivalent to approx. 6 cups of liquid (1 cup = 40ml).

As I poured the first glass of liquid onto the diaper, the liquid was quickly absorbed into the soft cottony material.

After 250ml of liquid;
equivalent to approx. 6 cups of liquid (1 cup = 40ml).

With the paper towel on top of the diaper, I pressed my hand against it.

After 250ml of liquid;
equivalent to approx. 6 cups of liquid (1 cup = 40ml).

The diaper remained dry, and so does the paper towel.

NOTE:
By right, this is the end of the test. And it has proved what it has claimed on the packaging.
But because that I've mistakenly calculate the cup measurement, hence the rest of the test. Please note that the rest of this test is just for reference.

After 500ml of liquid;
equivalent to approx. 12 cups of liquid (1 cup = 40ml).

As I poured the second glass of liquid, the liquid was quickly absorbed into the soft cottony material but not as fast as previous test.

After 500ml of liquid;
equivalent to approx. 12 cups of liquid (1 cup = 40ml).

The diaper still felt dry (when touched with hand) but there were slight hint of wetness on the paper towel.

After 750ml of liquid;
equivalent to approx. 18 cups of liquid (1 cup = 40ml).

From the third glass of liquid onwards, it takes a few second to get all the liquid absorbed into the diaper.

After 750ml of liquid;
equivalent to approx. 18 cups of liquid (1 cup = 40ml).

The paper towel is starting to get wetter.

After 1000ml of liquid;
equivalent to 25 cups of liquid (1 cup = 40ml).

At this point, I was thinking if my baby has pee this much, I would have just changed a new diaper. But this is an absorbency test, so I diligently poured another 250ml of liquid onto the diaper.

After 1000ml of liquid;
equivalent to 25 cups of liquid (1 cup = 40ml).

The surface of the diaper was wet and so does the paper towel.

After 1250ml of liquid;
equivalent to approx. 31 cups of liquid (1 cup = 40ml).

As I poured the last glass, some of the water slides to the sides but was slowly absorbed into the diaper.

After 1250ml of liquid;
equivalent to approx. 31 cups of liquid (1 cup = 40ml).

The paper towel was fully wet at where my hand pressed.

This is after 1250ml of liquid being absorbed into the diaper. Even tho' it looked like it is going to explode but the liquid was well retained in the diaper.

The outer side of the diaper remained dry and there you can see the wetness sign on the two lines.
(Yellow lines = DRY, Green/ Blue lines = WET)

PROs'
1. GOO.N diapers are much more slimmer. (so that you can pack more diapers without getting a bulky bag)
2. GOO.N diapers has HIGH absorbency. (refer to my test above)
3. GOO.N diapers are softer. (even my hubby can noticed that)
4. GOO.N diapers has wetness sign on the outer diaper. (so that you don't have open up the diaper or touch the diaper to know the wetness)
5. GOO.N diapers remained dry and comfortable all-day long.

CONs'
1. The exterior of the diaper tends to be easily wears off after a few brushes against a wet hand. But this is not really an issue to me because it can be solved by wearing a pants over the diaper. The regular brand that we used will also have the same issue.



If you are thinking to try a new brand, GOO.N diaper is a great option. You can get them now at LAZADA. If you are new customers, you can get 20% OFF. Just mention this voucher code 20LAP20 during checkout.

Also, do check out Lazada Big Baby Fair for more exciting deals!

Lazada Big Baby Fair will be live from 27 to 31 July 2016. Don't miss all the great deals!




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