J MARTIN’S BLOG

October 25, 2007

Food, food glorious food …

Filed under: Food, Recipes — J Martin @ 9:34 pm
Fish with tomatoes.

Chilli tuna.

Chicken soup.

Chicken in dark soy with oyster mushroom.

October 4, 2007

Chicken curry (again) and chopped cabbage with eggs

Filed under: Food, Recipes — J Martin @ 9:01 pm


October 3, 2007

Chicken with extra button mushrooms and bean sprouts

Filed under: Food, Recipes — J Martin @ 9:23 pm


October 2, 2007

There’s nothing wrong for a guy to know how to cook – a survival way for a bachelor

Filed under: Food, Recipes — J Martin @ 10:12 pm

Yes. There’s nothing wrong with it. In fact, it’s better if a guy can cook. Nowadays, (more) guys can cook better than women. Male chefs? Yes, it’s no extraordinary. Personally, I cook (just for myself and pitifully for my housemates also) coz I (we) don’t want to spend a lot money to eat outside (restaurants, cafes etc) coz it’s a lot more costlier. Then, I don’t feel satisfied with other’s recipes. Even though sometimes my recipes taste bad, but at least I enjoyed myself. So far, my recipes never really get directly to the bin. No matter how bad (not so) my recipes were, I still tried to eat them. But for sure, I learnt something from that and make improvements. Nowadays, my housemate never complained my recipes (as far as I know, hope they didn’t talk on my back). Previously they always complaint my recipes being too salty, sorry for being my lab rats … haha …

And being a bachelor, I think it’s wise to know how to cook, for at least, the basic things. It’s a part of which a bachelor can survives on his own.

And as far as I know, some girls find it very romantic if their guy cooks for them …. Right?

There’s nothing wrong for a guy to know how to cook – a survival way for a bachelor

Filed under: Food, Recipes — J Martin @ 10:12 pm

Yes. There’s nothing wrong with it. In fact, it’s better if a guy can cook. Nowadays, (more) guys can cook better than women. Male chefs? Yes, it’s no extraordinary. Personally, I cook (just for myself and pitifully for my housemates also) coz I (we) don’t want to spend a lot money to eat outside (restaurants, cafes etc) coz it’s a lot more costlier. Then, I don’t feel satisfied with other’s recipes. Even though sometimes my recipes taste bad, but at least I enjoyed myself. So far, my recipes never really get directly to the bin. No matter how bad (not so) my recipes were, I still tried to eat them. But for sure, I learnt something from that and make improvements. Nowadays, my housemate never complained my recipes (as far as I know, hope they didn’t talk on my back). Previously they always complaint my recipes being too salty, sorry for being my lab rats … haha …

And being a bachelor, I think it’s wise to know how to cook, for at least, the basic things. It’s a part of which a bachelor can survives on his own.

And as far as I know, some girls find it very romantic if their guy cooks for them …. Right?

There’s nothing wrong for a guy to know how to cook – a survival way for a bachelor

Filed under: Food, Recipes — J Martin @ 10:12 pm

Yes. There’s nothing wrong with it. In fact, it’s better if a guy can cook. Nowadays, (more) guys can cook better than women. Male chefs? Yes, it’s no extraordinary. Personally, I cook (just for myself and pitifully for my housemates also) coz I (we) don’t want to spend a lot money to eat outside (restaurants, cafes etc) coz it’s a lot more costlier. Then, I don’t feel satisfied with other’s recipes. Even though sometimes my recipes taste bad, but at least I enjoyed myself. So far, my recipes never really get directly to the bin. No matter how bad (not so) my recipes were, I still tried to eat them. But for sure, I learnt something from that and make improvements. Nowadays, my housemate never complained my recipes (as far as I know, hope they didn’t talk on my back). Previously they always complaint my recipes being too salty, sorry for being my lab rats … haha …

And being a bachelor, I think it’s wise to know how to cook, for at least, the basic things. It’s a part of which a bachelor can survives on his own.

And as far as I know, some girls find it very romantic if their guy cooks for them …. Right?

There’s nothing wrong for a guy to know how to cook – survival way for a bachelor

Filed under: Food, Recipes — J Martin @ 10:12 pm

Yes. There’s nothing wrong with it. In fact, it’s better if a guy can cook. Nowadays, guys can cook better than women. Male chefs? Yes, it’s no extraordinary. Personally, I cook (just for myself and pitifully for my housemates also) coz I (we) don’t want to spend a lot money to eat outside (restaurants, cafes etc) coz it’s a lot more costlier. Then, I don’t feel satisfied with other’s recipe. Even though sometimes my recipes taste bad, but at least I enjoy myself. So far, my recipes never really get directly to the bin. No matter how bad (not so) my recipes are, I still try to eat them. At least, I learn something from that and make new trials. And I hv to mention also, nowadays, my housemate never complained my recipes. Previously I got comment which they said it’s too salty, sorry for being lab rats … haha …

And being a bachelor, I think it’s wise to know how to cook, for at least, the basic things. It’s a part of which a bachelor can survives on his own.

And as far as I know, some girls find it very romantic if their guy cooks for them …. Right?

There’s nothing wrong for a guy to know how to cook – a survival way for a bachelor

Filed under: Food, Recipes — J Martin @ 10:12 pm

Yes. There’s nothing wrong with it. In fact, it’s better if a guy can cook. Nowadays, (more) guys can cook better than women. Male chefs? Yes, it’s no extraordinary. Personally, I cook (just for myself and pitifully for my housemates also) coz I (we) don’t want to spend a lot money to eat outside (restaurants, cafes etc) coz it’s a lot more costlier. Then, I don’t feel satisfied with other’s recipes. Even though sometimes my recipes taste bad, but at least I enjoyed myself. So far, my recipes never really get directly to the bin. No matter how bad (not so) my recipes were, I still tried to eat them. But for sure, I learnt something from that and make improvements. Nowadays, my housemate never complained my recipes (as far as I know, hope they didn’t talk on my back). Previously they always complaint my recipes being too salty, sorry for being my lab rats … haha …

And being a bachelor, I think it’s wise to know how to cook, for at least, the basic things. It’s a part of which a bachelor can survives on his own.

And as far as I know, some girls find it very romantic if their guy cooks for them …. Right?

Today’s dinner (bachelor style)

Filed under: Food, Recipes — J Martin @ 9:25 pm
Egg + plant = eggplant. Then add eggs (real eggs). Add salt to taste (and MSG, if preferred, which I don’t) . Add dark soy. Cook for abt 5 minutes at moderate heat, then lastly sprinkle with chopped scallion … Now ready to serve ….

Chicken in tomato sauce. Fry chopped onions, ginger, until fragrant. Then add chicken. Pour some water, not too much, leave to boil. After half of the water dried out, put in sliced tomatoes and red carrots. Leave for another 1 minutes. Then add tomato & chilli sauces. Sprinkle with chopped scallion. Ready to serve.

*Note: The amount of each ingredients are not included, coz I add as much as I like … hv to mention again, this is a bachelor style recipe …. hehehe

Today’s dinner (bachelor style)

Filed under: Food, Recipes — J Martin @ 9:25 pm
Egg + plant = eggplant. Then add eggs (real eggs). Add salt to taste (and MSG, if preferred, which I don’t) . Add dark soy. Cook for abt 5 minutes at moderate heat, then lastly sprinkle with chopped scallion … Now ready to serve ….

Chicken in tomato sauce. Fry chopped onions, ginger, until fragrant. Then add chicken. Pour some water, not too much, leave to boil. After half of the water dried out, put in sliced tomatoes and red carrots. Leave for another 1 minutes. Then add tomato & chilli sauces. Sprinkle with chopped scallion. Ready to serve.

*Note: The amount of each ingredients are not included, coz I add as much as I like … hv to mention again, this is a bachelor style recipe …. hehehe

Today’s dinner (bachelor style)

Filed under: Food, Recipes — J Martin @ 9:25 pm
Egg + plant = eggplant. Then add eggs (real eggs). Add salt to taste (and MSG, if preferred, which I don’t) . Add dark soy. Cook for abt 5 minutes at moderate heat, then lastly sprinkle with chopped scallion … Now ready to serve ….

Chicken in tomato sauce. Fry chopped onions, ginger, until fragrant. Then add chicken. Pour some water, not too much, leave to boil. After half of the water dried out, put in sliced tomatoes and red carrots. Leave for another 1 minutes. Then add tomato & chilli sauces. Sprinkle with chopped scallion. Ready to serve.

*Note: The amount of each ingredients are not included, coz I add as much as I like … hv to mention again, this is a bachelor style recipe …. hehehe

Today’s dinner (bachelor style)

Filed under: Food, Recipes — J Martin @ 9:25 pm
Egg + plant = eggplant. Then add eggs (real eggs). Add salt to taste (and MSG, if preferred, which I don’t) . Add dark soy. Cook for abt 5 minutes at moderate heat, then lastly sprinkle with chopped scallion … Now ready to serve ….

Chicken in tomato sauce. Fry chopped onions, ginger, until fragrant. Then add chicken. Pour some water, not too much, leave to boil. After half of the water dried out, put in sliced tomatoes and red carrots. Leave for another 1 minutes. Then add tomato & chilli sauces. Sprinkle with chopped scallion. Ready to serve.

*Note: The amount of each ingredients are not included, coz I add as much as I like … hv to mention again, this is a bachelor style recipe …. hehehe

September 29, 2007

Oyster mushrooom soup

Filed under: Food, Recipes — J Martin @ 10:28 pm
Self-made oyster mushroom soup, with some noodles. This picture is actually taken on 13/09/2007.

September 23, 2007

Cabbage soup for fat reduction

Filed under: Diet, Food, Recipes — J Martin @ 1:21 pm

Eat cabbage soup alone in one week and you’ll get your million dollar shape in no time … so as it’s claimed by a not-so-experts who said he/she lost an impressive 10 pounds in just 7 days for consuming cabbage soup. I don’t know whether this is just for the sake of promoting cabbage consumptions or else …

But there’s nothing to loose if you (including me) want to try anyway … coz I think it’s better to gobble cabbage soup than tasting eternally on our ‘casual staple food’ which include junkies, KFCs, pizzas, high-carbs, greasy food, over-sweetened drinks etc …. And you can save money too … I think cabbage soup alone won’t costs much money compared to these ‘staple food’.

And you don’t need to eat less to loose weight …..

But of course you need to find the place where cabbage soup is available or you need to buy utensils to cook it yourself.

P.s. Fat reduction means you’ll fart a lot from the consumptions of a lot cabbage … hehe

September 22, 2007

Today’s dinner

Filed under: Food, Recipes — J Martin @ 11:14 pm

Potato fries plus some sausages dipped in chilli sauce. Better than the spaghetti thing …

Today’s dinner

Filed under: Food, Recipes — J Martin @ 11:14 pm

Potato fries plus some sausages dipped in chilli sauce. Better than the spaghetti thing …

Today’s dinner

Filed under: Food, Recipes — J Martin @ 11:14 pm

Potato fries plus some sausages dipped in chilli sauce. Better than the spaghetti thing …

Today’s dinner

Filed under: Food, Recipes — J Martin @ 11:14 pm

Potato fries plus some sausages dipped in chilli sauce. Better than the spaghetti thing …

September 20, 2007

Hinava – another signature dish

Filed under: Food, Kadazan Dusun, Recipes — J Martin @ 11:45 pm


Just now I found this site while googling information about bosou.

For the full recipe, click here.

Let’s make bosou

Filed under: Food, Kadazan Dusun, Recipes — J Martin @ 10:49 pm

Bosou is a signature dish for Kadazan Dusun. Bosou-making is simple, yet need practices for a perfection. Typical ingredients are including raw freshwater fish, pangi (Malay – kepayang, Scientific name – Pangium edule), salt, steamed rice and some other optional ingredients such as jackfruits, young pineapple fruits, tuhau, etc.

The making of bosou is very simple. First, all the ingredients are mixed thoroughly. Salt is usually added in excess to prolong the shelf life of the bosou. If warm rice is to be used, the mixture is cooled to room temperature before storing. Storing of bosou usually takes in a tight-closed container.

The traditional container for the bosou is the bottle-shaped gourd which is sealed with some bees-wax. Other traditional container includes kakanan. But now the traditional containers are replaced with tupperwares, glass bottles etc. Storing of bosou usually takes about five to seven days before it is can be eaten. Due to it’s strong smell and compost-like nature, it is advised to tight-close the container to avoid flies to take ‘control’ of the bosou and also to avoid growth of fungi.

Bosou can be eaten raw or cooked. Cooking is usually done to get rid of the smell and to enhance the taste of the bosou. Some may add dried onions, chillies and other ingredients during the cooking.

It’s always a pleasure to have bosou as a side dish.

The fruit of pangi.


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