Thursday, October 20, 2011

How to Open(Release) Jammed and Change Circular Bedroom Lock Sets

A) To open (release) jammed Circular (Knob) Lock

This type of commonly used circular lock get jammed up rather often. In order to release the jammed lock, hold on to the center piece and turn the knob. The fingers holding the center locking piece must not move when you are turning the knob. The locking center should pop up to its' original position after this procedure.

B) Step By Step Procedure to change Circular (knob) locksets

First you will have to remove the old circular lockset. Use a nail or tool provided with the lockset to deoress the knob (lever) catch hole and slide (pull) the knob off the spindle.

This is how the lockset looks like after you remove the knob (lever)

Remove the two screws that hold the lockset to the door.

Pull out the other end of the knob.

Remove the screws that hold the latch unit to the door frame. Then pull out the latch unit.

The old lockset is completely removed from the door.

To install the new lock. use a nail to depress the knob catch hold and slide the knob out from the spindle.

Put the latch unit into the side cavity. Push the lockset into the round cavity of the door. Make sure that the lock housing engages with the latch prongs and the retractor interlocks with the latch bar. This is to ensure that the latch would move in or out  of the box strike whenever the knob is turned.

Depress the knob catch hole with a nail or tool provided with the lockset. Slide in the knob into the spindle. Install rose by snapping it in place or for some circular locks models, you just need to turn it clockwise until it touch the door. Your circular lockset is ready for use!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Tanjung Bunga Restaurant - Penang Nyonya Cuisine, A night out with my foodie friend

Once a Penangite, always a Penangite. My lady foodie friend from Penang and I love Penang Nyonya food very much. Ever since coming to KL, she didn't could not find any outlet that sell good Perut Ikan dish (pickled fish stomach). I took her to Tanjung Bunga Restaurant in SS2 ChowYang. I have been eating at this restaurant for the pass 20 years, ever since I came to KL. Tg Bunga serve very good Penang Nyonya food at very reasonable price.After so many years, this little restaurant is still drawing a good crowd. Most of the table was occupied when we walked in. Luckily, we managed to find one empty table before more dinner crowd arrive.
 My friend was really delighted to eat here. She commented that it was a very satisfying meal!
After processing the food photos below, I suddenly realised that we  really ate a lot of food that night! LOL!

Perut Ikan, a pungent dish made from Daun Kadok (Piper Sarmentosum) plant. Love it!
 Penang Nyonya Otak Otak (Fish paste with coconut milk and spices). Nice!
 It has been quite some time I didn't eat Nasi Ulam liao! I have Cekur plant growing in my garden but did not make ulam with it. This is a very healthy dish! Another yummy dish!
 Another must have in this restaurant, the Jiu Hu Char (Turnips fried with strands of dried squid). Best eaten with lettuce.
 Another one of our favourite dish, the Sambal Petai (stinking beans) Prawns. Delicious!
The total bill for the night? Aiya forgot liao! Only remember that it was reasonable! Food too tasty....happy until forgot to note down...ha ha ha!

Restoran Penang Nyonya Kari Kepala Ikan Tanjung Bunga
No 117, Jalan SS2/6, 47300, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Tel: 03 78774531

Business Hours: Mon – Sun 11.30 am to 3 pm 6pm to 10 pm
Closed every Thursday

Map To Restoran Penang Nyonya Kari Kepala Ikan Tanjung Bunga, SS2, PJ

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Desa Aman Puri Food Court Ah Shun Siew Char - Simple, Cheap and Nice Food

I was looking for a place to have a simple and quick meal when I found Ah Shun Siew Char Food Stall tucked in the middle of Desa Aman Puri Food Court. This food court used to be packed with patrons when it first opened a few years back but now business is kind of slow. I guess there are too many food stalls in this area and the competition must have been really stiff. I noticed that Ah Shun stall has a steady stream of diners coming in.
Ah Shun offers quite a wide range of vegetable which is displayed in small basket. I ordered leeks fried with roast pork which is very tasty and fried to perfection. The Roast Pork is delicious too. There are not many places offering leek vegetable. So far, I think this is the first stall that I came across having leek in the menu.

Fu Yong eggs,  a little burnt at the side but tasted ok! Sorry lah, half eaten then only remember to take photo! LOL!

The total bill for three person plus rice came up to be RM16.50! A really good price for a simple but tasty dinner!

Address and Map to Ah Shun Siew Char Food Stall

Ah Shun Siew Char Stall
Desa Aman Puri Food Court
Jalan Desa 1/4
Desa Aman Puri, Kepong, 52100
Kuala Lumpur

Coffee Shop Talk with My American Friend and Hawkers - Baby Day Care Business, Ah Beng's Marketing Strategy

After reading Bananaz post, Don't Mess With Retired Husband, I remembered this funny coffee shop talk with my friends many years back.....

John : Hey Pete, this area sure has many baby day care centres. How come the authorities allow these people to use normal residential houses for day care business and playschool.

Pete : Hah, here everything also can! lol!

Ah Lian (coffee shop owner) : Actually I also thought about setting up baby day care centre. My friend who is one of the owner made quite a tidy sum of money leh! Hey John and Pete, you want to become my business partner?

Ah  Beng (Chicken Rice stall owner) : Woit, count me in also. I want to put in my share!

Ah Lian : Aiya, Ah Beng, you only know how to sell chicken rice.....errrr sometime also know how to look for 'chicken', what can you contribute to this baby day care business?

Ah Beng : Cheh, don't say liddat (like that) lah! I can help you to do marketing mah. I have very good marketing plan and strategy leh!

Pete : Wah, Ah Beng talking about marketing strategy! ha ha ha!

John : Hey Beng, what is your strategy? Can you share your idea?

Ah Beng : Sure lah! You know ah, in baby care business, it is a number game. The more babies we have in our centre, then the more money we make lah.

Ah Lian : That I also know lah! How to make sure more babies enrol with us?

Ah Beng : Easy, every night, whenever I am free liao, I will visit every shops, pharmacies and hypermarket in this area. Then I will poke all their condom packets with needle. Then we will a baby boom in this area. Business will also boom lah!

Ah Lian : Boom your head lah! Talking nonsense! ha ha ha!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Chinese Style Pork Meat Floss Recipe (Bak Hu, Yuk Si) Recipe - How to make

I posted Chicken Meat Floss Recipe in 2008. This time I made some bak hu (meat floss) with lean pork meat. The process of frying the meat until dry might seem very tedious but the end result is really great. Everyone in the family gets to enjoy preservatives free and tasty home made meat floss (yuk shi, bak hu). Since I didn't use any preservatives, I kept the Bak Hu in the fridge to prevent them from turning moldy.

My kids love to eat meat floss with porridge or plain bread.

Here is my Chinese style Meat Floss recipe,

Lean Pork, 1 kilogram, cut into 1" cube
Light soya sauce, 7 table spoons
Dark soya sauce, 1/2 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Sugar to taste (around 4 to 5 tablespoons)
Water, enough to cover the pork meat

 Put all the ingredients in a pot and boil in low heat until all the pork meat turned tender. Separate the meat into thin strands using your hands. Put all the meat into a non stick pan and fry until all the gravy dries up. Keep frying the Bak Hu at low heat until they become dry. You can fry them longer if you want the Bak Hu (meat floss) to be crispy.  Let the bak hu cool down before storing it in air tight container. Keep the bak hu in the fridge.

One large container of tasty and savoury Pork Meat Floss (Bak Hu, Yok shi)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Cauliflower with Quail Eggs Recipe

Hi Everyone, sorry for not visiting your blog lately. Too many things are happening at once and I hardly have time to blog.
Anyway, this is a simple cauliflower recipe. My kids love both cauliflower and quail eggs. They snapped up all the quail eggs during dinner time rather quickly. Somehow, I found that quail eggs go along well with cauliflower after experimenting with this recipe. However, you can also add in prawn and squid to enhance the flavour of this dish.

Check it out, your kids are sure to love this!

Quail Eggs, 10 pcs, hard boiled
Cauliflower, 1 small bunch, cut into bite sizes & boil in hot water until cooked
Carrot, 1 pc, cut to thick slices
Corn flour and water mixture
Shao Shing Chiew (Chinese cooking wine), 1 teaspoon
Light soya sauce, 2 tablespoon
Salt to taste
Pepper, to taste
Ginger, 5 slices
Shallots, 3 pcs, cut into slices
Sesame oil, 1/2 teaspoon
Oyster sauce, 1 teaspoon

Heat up wok and put in around 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Saute shallots until fragrant and add in the ginger. Add carrots, shao shing chiew, pepper, light soya sauce, sesame oil, salt to taste and oyster sauce. Put in the couliflower and add a little corn flour & water mixture to thicken the gravy. Lastly, put in the hard boiled quail eggs.