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Friday, December 10, 2010

Bee Tai Mak Making Process ~ 米台目自制过程

Bee Tai Mak 米台目

Im sure that Bee Tai Mak is not alien to you, but have u tried Bee Tai Mak dessert? It is a Hakka traditional dessert. It was my favourite since young. There was an uncle who sold this dessert long time ago and nowadays i cant find similar dessert anymore! sob sob~

My grandma used to make this for us to eat. My brothers and I love it much. Last year I ask her if she can teach me how to make this Bee Tai Mak dessert, but she said she has forgotten (She is not young anymore, reasonable). This dessert is good for health, it is great during the summer time!

So, as a generation, and as a mixed Hakka decendent, I decided to look for the recipe online and make it..hehe...It was hard to find the recipe as not people share the recipe. But finally, I found this recipe, similar to how my grandma described. It was an 1.5 hr...long but I enjoyed€:)
The following are the process.

1st of all, soak 2 cups of rice overnight. This picture shows the rice after being soaked for 1 night.The rice should be breakable and soft.

2ndly, with the ratio of water n soaked rice, 1:1, put them together into blender. I used 2 cups of rice (rice measurement cup), so I used the 2 cups of water and put them into the blender.



I started to blend until there is no more rice particle. This process is vital!

I filtered the blended rice juice, to make sure there is no big rice particle. This process is unecessary if your rice juice is ok.



Cooking time! I added 2 teaspoons of corn starch into the wok, and stirred it. Make sure the corn starch is fully soluble with the rice juice. Start with a low heat.



Stir it continuously to make sure it doesnt stick on the bottom or overheated. Stir and stir and stir....You will find the rice juice started to thicken.



Now, your rice dough is almost done, it should not be too watery or too hard.


Boil a pot of water simultaneously when you start to heat the rice juice.



When the water is boiled, use anything with hole and put your dough on it and press it and the Bee Tai Mak will fall into the boiling water. The size of the hole depends on how you want it to be.


When it start to float, it means it is cooked and you can take it out and soaked in cold water. (This ensures the Bee Tai Mak is not overcooked and soft, soaking in cold water gives the QQ feeling)


Now, your Bee Tai Mak is ready and you can serve with longan soup, or any sweetened soup. Serve chilled or hot. You can add colour to the rice dough. I didnt put any colour to it as I want to make it as chemical-free as possible. Of course, you can add pandan leaves extract to give it green colour, beetroot juice to give red colour. You can keep it in the fridge for 1 day or 2.


Enjoy it!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

B. E. A. U. T. Y

As I was doing my devotion some other day, I was praying that God would speak to me. Wow, God is so real, the word "APPEARANCE" somehow bolded in the devotional book (though it was not bolded in that text) that I was reading.
HaHa, deep in my heart, I knew what God was trying to tell me. As I continue reading, I have to confess, I care much for my physical appearance rather than my spiritual appearance.

Proverbs 31:30
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
1 Peter 3:3-4
Don't be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. You should clothe yourself instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God.
James 1 :23-24
If you listen to the words and don't obey, it is like glancing your face in a mirror.
You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like.

Since young, I was always labelled as "not so beautiful or less beautiful" girl. Of course, I believe, all girls love to be addressed as BEAUTIFUL, CHARMING, LOVELY and etc and etc...I am one of them. Being a low self-esteem girl, I had always wanted to be beautiful to increase my self-esteem.
Getting a boyfriend for myself, to show others that I have someone who appreciates me, appeaciates my beauty and etc, I tell you, it will not work.
In fact I tell you, there's stil a cavity in my heart, somehow these things will not increase my self-esteem because these are the outward satisfactionsssS...!

As I come to know the Lord, I started to know that true satisfaction comes from the Lord. True beauty comes from the One who created us. I have friends, average looking, but as I knew them more and more, I felt that they are so beautiful! And that is my BIG DISCOVERY:-
Inner beauty will be reflected outwardly.
Isn't that even greater than those who put too much focuz on their physical appearance?but empty inside?

And of course, it is not wrong to be beautiful outwardly, but we need to strike a balance. Not too much outwardly and forget our inner beauty. Both should work together. But it is the inner beauty will last until the end, charm and beauty will fade away.

When these passages came to my eyes, it strike my heart and mind. I knew that I have been concerning my outward appearance more and more...and start to forget my spiritual appearance. I felt great when someone came to me and say "wow, what a beautiful dress!","lovely hairdo", "nice make up" and etc....more than what I can list here. But if I do not take care of my spiritual beauty, I will fall one day, like how Satan corrupted.

So Girls, lets be BEAUTIFUL~!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Difference between *LISTEN* and *HEAR*

i was once thought that listen and hear are the same...when ppl say...
#i hear u...or
#i listen to u...
do u know the difference?or can u FEEL the difference?

well, a friend of mine pour out this question to me few years back..to my surprise...it's really different

when someone say... * i hear u*...it may not really go to his/her heart..just like a wind blow by..u hear the voice...but u dun really know the content...

but when someone say * i listen to u*...this is much different from i hear u...
when he/she say i listen to u...he/she really pay attention to every single word..
they will listen whole-heartedly..

so friends...hope u guys listen to my sharing this time...lol~

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Believe-MV

video

credit to Ching Huey the director and Ching Ching the composer and singer, for making this video succesful

i enjoyed the video making process and hoping for more in the future...

this is just a preview of the full video..as requested by ching ching... :D

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Justice will PrevaiL!

i guess everyone know who she is... the truth will be revealed, justice will prevail...

it is rocket newspaper... written: "God sees what humans are doing"...
she is so yeng....especially her hairstyle.. *thumbs up*
by the way...this pic was taken out of boredom
RIP teoh beng hock~

Saturday, October 24, 2009

favourite songs.....


this song is encouraging me whenever im down..




both are christian songs :)

Monday, October 19, 2009

A story of a father, a son and an illegitimate son.

there was a story, a father, a son and an illegitimate son(私生子).

This illegitimate son, one day, declared that he doesnt want to be under his father shelther and he went away and find another father as a substitution..His father..of cuz..let him go and let him do whatever he wants to do as he cant decide or determine the direction of his child.

Supposedly, the legal son of the father should inherit his father's property. but this illegitimate son...always come n take away the properties..and the legal son of the father didnt able to enjoy the inheritance that his father has given to him..

so this legal son..became upset and wanted to do something in order to get back what he supposed to have...

if u were the legal son of the father, what would u do?
will u fight for ur rights?
or will u just watch others stealing away ur rights?