#MKCRIB October Update

Key handover date is getting nearer and nearer if everything goes smoothly our renovation should start 2+ weeks later! i finally posted about us getting our house in sg in Instagram stories last week and get quite of few of congratulatory message from our friends..haha so cute lar my friends like we’re getting married second time or something but indeed they know us well and how much we wanted our own house, it really a dream come true according to one of my old friend.

After coming back from our short trip beginning of the month, we’ve been busy visit shop after shop for household appliances and furniture. So far it’s been productive, we manage to get quite bit of stuff settled! Thanks hubby for spoiling me, he really supportive and always wanted the best for our little family. So far these are most favorite buys!

Mitsubishi Folio 5 Door Refrigerator 

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Made in Japan Fridge is always a dream, the smart storage is really something i need. Different compartment come with different temperature for different purpose to keep food/ingredient fresh for a longer period of time. One of feature i super love was the auto ice maker with washable ice tray! I always reluctant to make ice with the normal freezer because the ice absorbed odors from its food neighbors inside of your freezer and the ice always smell so bad but with this fridge the ice is in a designed storage without mixing with other food.

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Love at first sight! Not the usual stainless steel sink but the SA and online reviews assure us it’s super easy to maintain even better than the stainless steel one. There are few color to choose from black, grey, white and nutmeg, of course i option for white and come with matching mixer. Ming is pleased with the size and depth as he is the “dishwasher” of our house. I am planing to under mount the sink for cleaner layout and we even went extra miles to get the build in soap dispenser from Blanco too! Can’t wait to see final outcome already!

 

 Fujioh Oil Smasher Hood

Another made in japan product, it’s huge haha as we don’t want to any top hang cabinet above our hod so we go for a Chimney hood for better oil/smell suction as i cook in daily basis so this should come in handy. Most importantly it’s super easy to maintain and clean compare to other hod we survey and yes again it’s white! why so perfect right! We got the bundle set so our hod and oven are both from Fujioh too.

There’s some other stuff like toilet plus bidet seat, basins and slower head for common bathroom are purchased. We are moving on to furniture shopping for sofa, tv console, dinning table and our bed frame.

🍢 Oden Party | BRUNO Hot Plate

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I always wanted a Bruno Hotplate but not sure what stopping me to get one till recently i enter a giveaway contest by Ksisters & Bruno and to my surprise out of so many contestant i was chosen to be the winner! Thanks God!! i get the color i wanted too! Also got myself “Nabe Attachement” for steamboat and oden.

It’s a perfect cooking tools when it come to breakfast or hosting party at home. Magically bond everyone around the dinning table, cooking together can be fun!

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First party we hosted was Oden Party and so happen we wanted to asked Ping and her bf to come over for dinner so it’s an opening ceremony for our Bruno. I cooked the dashi stock for 4 hrs with radish then throw other ingredients in just before we start the dinner.

Ping brought over the seaweed flakes and mentaiko spread so i prepared onsen egg (kinda failed) together with toasted sesame seed for topping. It is a must to be Japanese rice luckily i resisted Ming to brought it.

Then is dessert time! Ping made Pancake ball with takoyaki attachment, we got really nervous at the beginning not sure how it will turn out. We have so much fun experimenting how to make it better with heat and portion control. That’s what i mean by cooking together can be fun, the husband and boyfriend involved too.

Pancake mix from muji mix it with milk and egg then we put nutella spread and strawberry cubes in between as filling.

Eat it with Haagen dazs strawberry ice-cream, it was so good! the pancake ball was flurry and not too sweet and go perfectly with the ice-cream! oh yums…

There’s so many other recipes i want to try with Bruno Hot Plate, maybe it’s time to host next party! Thanks Bruno Hot Plate Singapore!

Easy Meal prep

I cook almost everyday ever since Chloe started solid! We tried tingkat service for dinner before but i didn’t quite like the dishes and get bored after 1 month. Eat out is a dilemma to me, thinking what to eat where to eat with toddler, no thank you! So I cook lunch and dinner daily for healthy reason too, there’s market and ntuc in the neighborhood so it’s pretty easy to get ingredients.

I should really thanks my mum because she trained us how to cook since young although we have helper to help around in the kitchen but she forced us(especially me #elderchild) to be there when she cook, from chopping the ingredients to cook. I used to hate it back then because she would scold or nag a lot. She’s a working mother as an accountant, she’s always busy especially peak season when she work in audit firm but she still insisted to cook dinner for the family everyday without failed, even weekend she don’t mind cooking until today! We used to asked her to stop cooking because we want to eat out always wonder why do she like to cook so much! so much work! now i really understand why and i’m really thankful now i appreciate home cook meals!

Everyday i try to cook at least have a meat dish, vege and soup for balance diet but when I got lazy I’ll just have one dish meal that normally contain both meat and vege.

One dish meal

Stir fry vege and meat  | Slow boiled Black Bean Soup

french bean, edamame, lean meat with pacific clams

Childhood comfort soup

Corn, mushroom, carrot, tofu, meat and egg in anchovies & combu soup stock (added threadfin fish for chloe)

Seafood tomyam soup

i’m so happy to found this tomyam paste that taste very similar to the one my mum used to cook for us! of course Chloe can’t have a share of this so she got seafood soup with anchovies soup base

Hainan chicken rice

if we eat out on weekend usually don’t go for hawker food coz i want good food in my one-a-while dinning out so i do not know when was was the last time i had chicken rice. cook the rice from scratch with chicken stock, panda leaf, garlic and ginger, turn out not too bad. side is japanese spinach with sesame dressing

Sliced pork wrapped asparagus with teriyaki saurce

requested by hubby, sometimes i prefer to have him to tell me what he want to eat so i just cook accordingly without much planing..

Meatball two way | Slow boiled radish soup 

Mixed prawn, mince pork marinated for 2 hour then have it steamed and coated with breadcrumbs for air-fried. Chloe love the air-fried version so much!

Gyoza party @ Cellgroup

no we didn’t make it our cg leader brought this homemade gyoza from a chinese store at Kallang, taste very good!

Stir fry pork with bell pepper | Pork rib green papaya and peanut soup 

on lazy days when i cook one pot dish ill cook a bigger portion in the afternoon so i can just reheat it for dinner #lazymama

i love spicy food so you always see chili padi here and there normally i will portion out Chloe’s share before i add in chili..

My recent favorite groceries shopping spot =  Dondonki! Influenced by Cheeserland! enjoy reading her post so much, even Ming got poisoned! every one or two week ill make a trip to town after sending Chloe to school to get my Japaneses groceries fix! Best timing to go there in the morning, no crowd only some japanese ladies doing shopping, things are super fresh and rack are refilled! Oh and no queue for their famous sweet potatoes too! My main purpose this trip was to get ingredient for oden party! Strawberry is a must buy everytime i’m there for my strawberry lover at home aka Chloe!

Oden 🍢Forget to take a proper photo, followed tutorial from YouTube for oden soup base from scratch with combu, anchovies and bonito flakes! It’s a huge success accordingly to Ming, especially the daikon was so so good and we are hosting a oden party soon! Can’t wait already!