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Travel Photo Thursday — 09/25/14 — More Deliciousness From Penang

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in Destinations, Malaysia, Penang, Travel Photo Thursday | 22 comments

Welcome to week 195 of Travel Photo Thursday. It seems that I have been neglecting the blog lately, but neglect is not really the right word. There were a couple of weeks where I simply couldn’t sit for long, without bringing on severe back pain. Thankfully, lots of walking and making a conscience effort to not sit for such long stretches seems to have fixed the problem. Of course,  you’ve all heard the woes of my bad Internet connection. That seems to be solved, although I don’t think my provider has done anything about my neighbor poaching his Internet access from me! Lastly, and this has been keeping me very busy for the past couple of weeks. I’ve launched a new business with a friend of mine. We’ve combined our talents and this past Monday launched Bargain Book Covers. We offer a Kindle ebook cover service at affordable prices. You simple choose a photo from our galleries, or provide your own, and one of our graphic designers will design your book cover at a very affordable price. Needless to say, it’s been an exciting week! All that explaining has made me hungry, and I am taking you back to the Pearly’s kitchen at the Penang Home Cooking School to give a peek at the final dish we prepared during my delicious day at Penang Home Cooking School. If you missed my previous post, you can check out the delicious curry and roti jala , here.

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Our final dish was Pie Tie, and not one that I was familiar with. First, we prepared the chicken filling.

 

Pie Tie with chicken filling, Penang Home Cooking School

Pie Tie with chicken filling, Penang Home Cooking School

 

Preparation:

A. Stir fry in heated oil; 50 gms cubed onion, 200 gms sliced mushroom, 2 tbsp. green snow peas, and one small carrot, cubed.

B. Cube 200 gms of chicken. Marinate in 1 egg, 2 tsp light soy sauce, 1/4 tsp white pepper. Mix well. Add 1 tbsp cornflower. Wait 15 minutes, and then stir fry in 2 -3 tbsp cooking oil.

C. Prepare seasonings: Heat 4 tbsp cooking oil. Add dried spices: 1 cm cinnamon stick, 1 pip star anise, and 1 clove. Add in C (above) and fry until flour changes color. Add A and B (above) and 250 gms of chicken stock or water and simmer for one minute.

Set Aside.

 

Now it was time for the fun part; making the Pie Tee Shells.

 

Pearly getting the Pie Tee Shell Mold ready, Penang Home Cooking School

Pearly getting the Pie Tee Shell Mold ready, Penang Home Cooking School

 

You can see the bowl of batter to the left. Pearly has one mold in her hand, and there is another lying on the counter. I had never seen a mold like this before. I was anxious to give it a try.

First,  to make the shells, you need : 90 gms rice flour, 90 gms bread flour, 1/4 tsp black pepper, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp cooking oil, 1 egg, 245 gms water. Mix the first 4 ingredients together, then the remainder. Make to a smooth batter, sieve it, and let stand for 15 minutes.

 

Dip the mold into the batter…

 

Dip the mold into the batter, Penang Home Cooking School.

Dip the mold into the batter, Penang Home Cooking School.

 

Be sure to leave a bit of space at the top of the mold, and you will have perfect pie tee shells!

 

The perfect pie tee shell, Penang Home Cooking School

The perfect pie tee shell, Penang Home Cooking School

 

These are a little finicky to make, and practice definitely does make perfect. Each shell takes only about 15 seconds to cook.

 

And…the finished product! (Pearly definitely was a master at making these. Her shells, unlike mine, were perfection!

We also made spring rolls with the chicken filling.

 

Penang Home Cooking School

Penang Home Cooking School

 

Sweet and salty, another example of delightful Nyonya cuisine.

Have you ever tried Pie Tee shells? What did you think?

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Travel Photo Thursday — 09/18/14 — Night Time Prague

Posted by on Sep 18, 2014 in Czech - Prague, Featured, Travel Photo Thursday | 26 comments

Welcome to week 194! My apologies for this post being late and somewhat brief. My ongoing Internet problems became a huge issue this week. I had to call in the telephone company not once but twice. The first technician put a cable in the wrong outlet, and made things worse. It took a second technician, more than 24 hours later, to fix the problem. Isn’t it amazing how something that sounds so simple, a cable in the wrong outlet, can cause an entire system to go down! I’ve been going through some photo files this week, and have enjoyed perusing a number of night shots of Prague from the banks of the Vitava River. I usually don’t do justice to night shots, but these shots I do like.

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From the Vitava riverbank, Prague

From the Vitava riverbank, Prague

St Nicholas Church from the Vitava riverbank, Prague

St Nicholas Church from the Vitava riverbank, Prague

Prague Castle from the banks of the Vitava.

Prague Castle from the banks of the Vitava.

Charles Bridge from the Vitava Riverbank

Charles Bridge from the Vitava Riverbank

Have you had the pleasure of seeing Prague from the Vitava riverbank, in the evening light?

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Travel Photo Thursday — 09/11/14 — More Penang Street Art

Posted by on Sep 11, 2014 in Destinations, Featured, Malaysia, Penang, Travel Photo Thursday | 22 comments

Another week of Travel Photo Thursday is upon us; week 193, to be exact. I should be on top of Travel Photo Thursday, but I’m not. Hopefully, things will be back to normal next week :) Here’s some more Penang street art for you to enjoy.

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Cats, Cats, and more Cats…Love this one, but was located inside the gates of a private clan temple, and I never managed to go by when the gates were open. I could only shoot through the gate rails.

 

 

Penang Street Art, Georgetown

Penang Street Art, Georgetown

 

Who would have thought? Marilyn and Elvis on the same street corner!

 

Penang Street Art

Penang Street Art

Penang Street Art

Penang Street Art

 

Kids just wanna have fun…

 

Pennag Street Art

Pennag Street Art

This one is so funny, located directly across from the fire station on Chulia Street.

Penang Street Art

Penang Street Art

 

“Trishaw man” is one of the bigger murals (and one of my favs), but believe it or not, unless you’re looking for, it it’s easy to miss. Located on Upper Penang Road, close to the Cititel Hotel.

 

Penang Street Art

Penang Street Art

 

Love the detail…

 

Penang Street Art

Penang Street Art

I do hope you’re enjoying Penang’s street art, because I do have more to share. I’ll try and give you all a break from it, next week :)

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