After our short stopover in Guangzhou, China. We had finally landed in Kuala Lumpur – we caught the 10RM coach (which is £2!) into the city where we arrived at our hostel near China town.
China town at night isn’t the most loveliest of sites to see but at that time, we just wanted to get to our room.
We came up to our hostel and finally arrived at our prebooked room (we only prebook the first couple of nights and then from there its all free flow travel). The room was clean, no window, had air con and the shared bathrooms were very clean. The receptionist was also lovely and as we settled into our room, we resorted to pringles for dinner!
(Cannot remember the hostel name – sorry!…but it did begin with a letter ‘M’).
After a good night’s sleep we used the new day to explore the local area as we knew the next day would be off up north!
This dish was delicious!! Something I would have to try and recreate.
Local artwork at the Islamic art museum in Kuala Lumpur which I would highly recommend!
A lot of people love Kuala Lumpur but we didn’t find it that attracting and couldn’t wait to explore the outer regions of Malaysia!
The next morning we had planned to take the 10am coach from Putra Jaya to Kota Bharu but after arriving there at 9:30am, we were then told that we were TOO EARLY!! The coach is actually at 10pm – with nothing planned and the sun becoming more hot nearing midday – we frantically walked from different coach ticket stations in the heat until we were offered the 10am coach to Kuala Terranganu which we had never researched before but knew it was near Kuala Besut (which was our original plan as we had booked a place for scuba diving on the Perethian Islands). So for 45RM each one way, we took the 9 hour coach to Kuala Terraganu with only 5minutes to make it to the coach from the ticket booth!
But thank God we had made it and have to stay, I loved that 9 hour coach journey and ever since that journey – I wouldn’t mind taking another coach for that long either as it was just beautiful and scenic.
Kuala Terraganu was everything we hoped for in Malaysia, completely different Kuala Lumpur and more of a ‘homely’ atmosphere with hardly any tourists but the most cheapest of hotels (50RM for both of us for one night – £5 each).
This yummy looking meal was truly delicious – it looks bland but the Malaysians have stolen my heart when it comes to their food with the amount of flavour and you can tell how much love they put into their food. This meal (which I have completely forgot was called!) was made by a lovely lady, like a mum figure, with the most warming of smiles. Kuala Terraganu was like home
The next day we had to leave Kuala Terraganu and head towards Kuala Besut for the jetty onto the Perethian Islands.
As some of you might know, I’ll be off to Cyprus next week so this week I will be trying my best to uploaded as many recipes including requested ‘Turkish Chickpea Rice’ which hopefully will be up soon also.
For this post, I wanted to show you all an easy way to make chocolate pudding with simple ingredients from your cupboard and no eggs needed!
I came across this recipe when I had family staying over for the week and we all craved something chocolatey! And since I had no eggs in the fridge and the nearest supermarket is 5miles away from me, I had to research hard on what to make. Till I came across the most yummiest and delicious chocolate dessert that any chocolate-craving fanatic would love and satisfy their craving!
I have made this countless times and easy time it comes out a bit different but still with the same rich taste. I have also tweaked it a bit but you don’t have to be too fussy with the measurements.
Cooking time: 35mins
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After hours of going through the yummy video tutorials on YouTube about bento boxes, I decided I really wanted to make one especially when traveling around!
But after coming across a few websites here in the UK on buying an authentic bento box, the prices were quite expensive from£35 onwards and as you know, I’m always on a budget (heck I even budget my food shop by making items myself, i.e. cheese)..so much more rewarding and those extra pennies go to something else – whoops, this is a whole different article.
Back to bento boxes, so I thought why not buy a lunchbox and just fill it with smaller plastic containers. My first attempt after taking the bus to our nearest town, I bought a big plastic box and smaller containers, came home, and none of them fitted right into the bigger lunchbox – fail.
Next day, when to another shop and this time tried to measure each box roughly and they had pretty clip-on lunchboxes, came home and it all fitted perfectly! Success! Now when I start backpacking I’ll be bringing my bento box with me, but I also have an eye on those stainless steel tifin boxes 😉 I’ve become a lunchbox fanatic!
Here’s my first make-shift bento box with home-made sushi, home-made chocolate chip cookies (which I cut into strips to fit into the containers), sliced kiwi and cherry tomatoes.
Total amount spent: £4 for the lot! (not including chopsticks)
My recent dinner party with guests got served this delicious main course…
Yummy Chicken curry, inspired from my Pakistani motherinlaw ❤
This light and flavorsome meal is a delightful surprise with such yummy taste, containing fenugreek leaves (methi), green peppers and potatoes. I whipped this meal up when I had guests by making it the night before and serving the next day, which also increased the intensity of the flavors by letting it sit in it’s spices overnight. This is also not a recipe that contains a millions-and-one ingredients, the majority of the ingredients can be purchased from your local supermarket.
Prep time: 25minutes
Cooking time:25mins (+45minutes simmer time)
For the video tutorial that I made for this recipe so you can cook along, click this link >>VIDEO TUTORIAL CHICKEN CURRY
I made this main course, after my starters of Turkish Lentil Soup which can also be found on this blog or also my YouTube page: http://www.youtube.com/thewanderingcook786 don’t forget to Subscribe for updates!
Any questions feel free to comment below.
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After the festive time of Eid, thinking it’s all over until next year. More family members ended up visiting us here in the countryside where it made Eid – part 2. So on with the major cooking!
For that reason, I took the opportunity to do some more Video Tutorials, this time, Turkish Lentil Soup – Mercimek Corbasi. Recipe inspired from my mother.
My own Video Tutorial – Link
Cooking time: 20-30mins Great for when you have guests!
Lovely for a winter’s evening
As most of you might know, my husband and I are planning on backpacking next year and our first stop will be France and then eastwards from there. Since we intend to visit a lot of countries, and on a budget also! We have found a very affordable way to travel from the UK to Paris for £25 one way! That’s from Birgmingham straight to Paris, including the boat fare from Dover to France also with just a 1hour stop in London.
Of course, it’s going to be a longg journey, 12-13hours to be precise! But if you intend on backpacking, then it should be the norm to travel such length of hours and on particularly, a bus! But I have heard that they do wi-fi on the coaches, whoop whoop! And I think we all know how long we are on the internet whether it’s social network sites, to catching up on your favorite programmes or updating your posts on your blog, time will definitely fly by.
The coach company is called MegaBus ( http://uk.megabus.com/) and they do coaches from different parts of the UK and can also take you to Beligum and other European countries. Once I heard about this cheap way of travel, my road became more clearer and bright with our journey to backpack. Looking forward to all the wonderful foods also.
MegaBus here we come!
P.S : Very good tip!!!
If your not too particular with your days on which to travel, take some time to check the prices of how much it’ll cost to your destination on different days. For instance, usual price from Birmingham to Paris one way is £25, but as a lucky search, on 23rd February 2013, it’s only £1! Bargain.
Finally it’s here, so sorry folks for the delay, it’s been a busy weekend but an interesting one as for the first time, I tried sushi! After a lovely dinner with my dear friends, she served us home made sushi for starters! So yummy, that I am considering learning it and making my own recipe and showing you guys here on WordPress.
So here is my video tutorial and recipe of my family recipe of Carrot Cake!
Prep time: 20mins
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Here we have it folks, the video tutorial and recipe of my luvvlyy Hot Chocolate, a easy and simple guide made with real chocolate (no cocoa powder!). This is REAL Hot chocolate, not Drinking Chocolate the kind where you put a couple of teaspoons into a mug and some hot water…yucky!
Ever since I was a teenager, I always was on a ‘hunt’ for the most chocolatey hot chocolate, but nothing satisfied my findings, even coffee shops! Doesn’t matter how much whip cream they add on top, the chocolate underneath is just a watered down chocolate mix.
So after quite some research, I ended up making my own recipe through lots of research. This simple and yet easy recipe can be quickly made right in your kitchen that after you tasted it you won’t want to go back and buy cheap drinking chocolate!
The perfect relaxed dinner party dessert: after my husband and I moved into our own small cottage in the countryside, I decided to invite friends and family over for dinner but I didn’t have any flour to make cakes for dessert so I decided to make hot chocolate for everyone. And how lovely that turned out! As we sat on cushions on the floor (didn’t have a sofa then!) having a wonderful time as each one of us passed the whipped cream to keep topping up our hot chocolate with an extra jug of hot chocolate on the coffee table waiting for any refills. A serious contender to the normal cake desserts when having a dinner party! A lovely warm way to have fun and enjoy people’s company with a mug of hot chocolate and never ending whip cream. A definite must try out!
Here’s the video! <<< click me.
Makes 1 cup
Well here we have it!
Our first and just the very beginning of our recipes, Japanese Ramen. Which I must say was initially inspired by becoming a total anime freak watching day to day manga episodes of Naruto Uzumaki (which I would recommend to anyone).
The main character (Naruto) was just so infatuated in eating Japanese Ramen that I decided to look into making my own!
First off, what is Ramen?
Let me give you the Wikipedia version first:
Ramen (ラーメン rāmen?, IPA: [ɽaːmeɴ]) is a Japanese noodle dish. It consists of Chinese-style wheat noodles served in a meat- or (occasionally) fish-based broth, often flavored with soy sauce or miso, and uses toppings such as sliced pork (チャーシュー chāshū?), dried seaweed (海苔 nori?), kamaboko, green onions, and occasionally corn.
It’s a filling and delicious noodle soup/meal that will awaken your taste buds. Now at first when looking at Ramen, your completely confuzzled on how to make it as it has many steps.
But after multiple attempts, I have come up with an easy way of making Ramen – especially for those on a budget also!
You can buy Miso Soy bean paste by Wakame from any Supermarkets.
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