Jane The Capricorn (Very True leh ... haha...)

A cool and quiet woman. Once she is mad she can be very fierce.

In her opinion, woman is not just a flower or decoration at home or at an office.

She likes to control and hide her weak emotions. She will never try to change anyone, but she will learn to accept them as they are. If she does not like someone, she will not comments or criticize but she will completely ignore that person.

She hate plastic and an artificial flower because it make her feel that you are not being sincere. She loves real flower and it's scent. She loves a guy who wear after shave cologne. If you are a type of a guy who wear your Jean one month before washing, or wear an old sneaker, then you can forget about her.

She loves music and nature even there is a rare case otherwise. She loves to go picnic in nature, so if you don't have so much time for her, you can take her fishing too.

She is not as jealous as Aquarius or Leo woman, but do not cross the line O.K. Better not to see she gets mad, especially in front of public when she feels like loosing face.

She has her own goal in life and does not care if you have a doctorate degree or not, if she thinks you are not bright then she will not care about you at all. She likes smart people by character not by certificate shown.

She does not like a dreamer who talk about his dream but never put his hands in action to make it happens. Don't bother to tell her "everyone is doing it, you should do it too", or "I think you should do it, it's good for you", because she will do what she wants to do only.

She is a cool type and will not nag, so easy on your ears. She is a slow but sure type. She will always respect and honor you and will never try to make you loose your face. If she loves you, she will help you in anything you do.

She likes to help people and expect nothing in return. If she asks you for a favor and does not get one, she will feel very disappoint. She has a high hope and a high faith and beliefs in her own confident than believing in "Luck".

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Lets Sambal!

I suddenly got a craving for sambal food after having a few servings of rojak at the hawker centre lately. Prawn paste's the culprit, ha ha... So I'd made a trip to supermarket yesterday to pick up some ingredients for the recipe.

Actually this is my first time making belanchan (prawn paste) chilli paste and it turn out quite good. The sad thing is that I have made it too HOT & SPICY, maybe should have cut down on the bird eye's chilli next time.

But first I will just elaborate on how to make the sambal chilli paste because I made 2 dishes with this paste.

Unfortunately there is no pics for the paste.

1 handful of red bird eye's chilli
1/2 handful of green bird eye's chilli
8 stalks of dried chilli
1 stalks of lemongrass
5 shallots peeled
5 garlic peeled
2 slices of belachan (prawn paste)
3 tablespoon of oil


  1. Heat the belachan in a wok for 5-10 minutes.
  2. In a food processor, grind the remaining ingredients (except oil) to a fine paste.
  3. Add in the belachan to continue processing.
  4. Heat the oil in the wok and stir fry the sambal paste for about 10 minutes until fragrant.

The soft texture of the cooked brinjal is delicious. I like to squeeze in more lime juice for the sweet and sour taste.

Warning: Very Hot & Spicy
2 large brinjal (eggplant)
2/3 portion of sambal chilli paste (see above)
1 stalk of large red chilli cut diagonally (optional)
1/2 cup of dried shrimps soaked in water
2 tablespoon of oil
1 big bowl of tamarind juice
2 tablespoon sugar
2 limes
Coriander for garnish

  1. Cut the brinjal into big pieces
  2. Drain the dried shrimp and process in the food processor until fine.
  3. Add the oil and stir fry the minced shrimp for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Add the cut chilli (optional) and sambal paste and stir for a few minutes
  5. Add the brinjal and stir then add the tamarind juice (Add more water if too dry)
  6. Cover the wok and let it cook for about 5-10 minutes
  7. Add sugar and salt to taste
  8. When ready, add the lime juice and turn off the heat.
  9. Garnish with some coriander

This is what you usually have with nasi lemak (coconut rice) but with plain rice or porridge is nice also. And can adjust the taste to our preference.

This dish can store in the fridge for about a week

1 cup ikan bilis
2 tablespoon of sugar
1 lime juice
1/3 portion of sambal paste (see above)
1 cup oil
1 bowl tamarind juice
Some coriander for garnish

  1. Wash the ikan bilis
  2. Heat the oil until very hot. Then fry the ikan bilis until crisp in the hot oil.
  3. Remove all from wok. Stir the sambal paste in the wok and add tamarind juice.
  4. Add sugar and salt to taste.
  5. Add the fried ikan bilis and let it cook for a few minutes.
  6. When ready, add in lime juice and serve on a plate
  7. Garnish with coriander.

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