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Saturday, 25 March 2017

Fresh & Natural Sea Cucumber Of Perniagaan Hasil Laut Hong In Mersing Johor

Fresh & Natural Sea Cucumber 
Perniagaan Hasil Laut Hong 
宏海产贸易(海参)

Mersing Johor 

Fresh & Natural Sea Cucumber Of Perniagaan Hasil Laut Hong In Mersing
Fresh & Natural Sea Cucumber Of Perniagaan Hasil Laut Hong In Mersing 
宏海产贸易(海参)

Fresh & Natural Sea Cucumber Of Perniagaan Hasil Laut Hong In Mersing  宏海产贸易(海参)
Have you heard of fresh sea cucumber before? Recently, I was introduced to an all natural and fresh sea cucumber supplier from Mersing, Johor. A family run business, Perniagaan Hasil Laut Hong (宏海产贸易(海参) have been in business for more than 40 years processing fresh sea cucumber. Their customers are mainly local folks in Mersing and Singaporeans. 

Check Out The Video Taken From Perniagaan Hasil Laut Hong FaceBook

The sample of 1kg fresh sea cucumber sent to me was the Topaz sea cucumber or known as 黄玉参 in Chinese. They are also one of the best quality sea cucumber mainly produced in the South China Sea. Sea cucumber is a highly valued seafood product in Chinese cuisine. Rich in collagen and having zero cholesterol, people of all ages enjoy eating this exotic dish.

Long known for its healing properties, and widely used in Chinese traditional medicine to treat cancer, cure arthritis/joint pain, boost the immune system, constipation and a long list of other ailments.  Rich in chondroitin sulphate, triterpene glycosides, and contains protein, fatty acids, calcium, magnesium, iron, and zinc, as well as vitamins A, B1, B2, B3 & C, no doubt these sea animals are prized food for us all.

Dried Sea Cucumber
Dried Sea Cucumber
Dried Sea Cucumber
Stuart Dee/The Image Bank/Getty Images

The picture above shows dried version of sea cucumber and the one right below shows the all-natural and fresh sea cucumber I received from Perniagaan Hasil Laut Hong in Mersing, Johor. 
  
Fresh & All Natural Sea Cucumber
Fresh & All Natural Sea Cucumber 

Although I do enjoy eating sea cucumber for its health properties but I have never gotten myself to cook and prepare a dish with it. One of the main reason is that I find the process of boiling, soaking and rinsing for several hours prior to cooking too tedious and troublesome. Apart from that, due to lack of knowledge on choosing the good grade sea cucumber has deterred me to serving this seafood at home.  

My 1kg Worth Of 黄玉参 Sea Cucumber Size XL - RM 130
My 1KG Worth Of 黄玉参 Sea Cucumber
Size XL - RM 130

I was told that their sea cucumbers are being processed traditionally with natural making process. No chemical additive is added. They are being processed right after caught by diving, followed by packaging and freezing. After defrosting for merely less than half an hour, they are ready for cooking.

Perniagaan Hasil Laut Hong
Perniagaan Hasil Laut Hong sold all their product in 1kg packaging. Customers choose from three sizes ~ M (RM 110), L (RM 120) and XL (RM 130) per kg respectively. All prices are quoted excluding shipping fees of RM 15 for the first kg and an extra of RM2 for every subsequent kg.  

Soaking In Water Just Before Cooking To Defrost It
Soaking In Water Just Before Cooking To Defrost It 

They arrive in frozen form and it took me less than 20 minutes for them to defrost before cooking. It's so easy and convenient when cooking with fresh sea cucumber as they don't require the soaking or boiling at all. Oh yes, you can store them in your freezer up to at least a year if you have no plan to eat it for now.  

Braised Sea Cucumber With Roast Pork Leg, Mushroom & Broccoli
Braised Sea Cucumber With Roast Pork Leg, Mushroom & Broccoli 

Well, I'm both happy and excited to share with my readers on one of favourite home cooked dish of Braised Sea Cucumber With Roast Pork Leg, Mushroom and Broccoli.

Fresh Ingredients
Fresh Ingredients

Steamed Broccoli
Steamed Broccoli

Cooking this awesome tasty and authentic Chinese braised dish should not be intimating. All you need is some good grade fresh sea cucumber and dried shiitake mushroom, and the rest of the ingredients are just some garlic, shallot, and young ginger. The steamed broccoli is to be served along side with the main braised dish.   

Premium Grade Of Soaked Shiitake Mushroom
Premium Grade Of Soaked Shiitake Mushroom 

These are premium grade shiitake mushroom I bought from NSK for RM 100 per kg. I purchased around 200gm for this dish. It's important to use good quality mushroom as it will impart the perfect umami flavour to the braised dish.  

2 Pieces Fresh Sea Cucumber (500gm)
2 Pieces Fresh Sea Cucumber (500gm)
2 Pieces Fresh Sea Cucumber (500gm) 

I only used the half portion of the frozen sea cucumber for this dish and intend to use the rest for stir-frying and perhaps my steamboat dinner.

Fresh Sea Cucumber & Roasted Pork Legs/Bones
Fresh Sea Cucumber & Roasted Pork Legs/Bones

Fresh Sea Cucumber & Roasted Pork Legs/Bones
Sea cucumber works best when cooked with flavourful braised or stew dishes. In their natural form they does not carry any flavour nor taste, instead, it readily absorbs the taste and smell of the broth and ingredients that it is cooked with, making it a flavourful dish indeed.

Cleanse & Cut Portion
Cleanse & Cut Portion - Ready For The Pot

Fresh & Natural Sea Cucumber Of Perniagaan Hasil Laut Hong In Mersing Johor
Fresh & Natural Sea Cucumber Of Perniagaan Hasil Laut Hong In Mersing Johor
Check out the thick and chunky bite size pieces of the fresh sea cucumber. 

Cooking Process
Braised Sea Cucumber With Roast Pork Leg, Mushroom & Broccoli
Step 1 - Pan-fried all the garlic cloves, minced shallot and ginger slice till fragrant with oil.

Braised Sea Cucumber With Roast Pork Leg, Mushroom & Broccoli
Step 2 - Add in the roasted pork leg and mushroom, mixed well with the rest of the ingredients. Season well with the premium oyster sauce, light soy sauce, salt and pepper for taste. Pour in enough water to braise the dish till soft and well-cooked. 

I used a pressure cooker for most of the dishes especially for soup, stew and braise as it's an excellent way to cut short my cooking time. For this dish, it just took a mere 15 minutes to get the work done as compared to usual 45 minutes to an hour of cooking time.    

Braised Sea Cucumber With Roast Pork Leg, Mushroom & Broccoli
Step 3 - The chunky fresh sea cucumber goes in last. You need not cook too long as it's fresh form in which I cooked it for 5 minutes in my pressure cooker. 

Braised Sea Cucumber With Roast Pork Leg, Mushroom & Broccoli
Voila! All done in 20 minutes - the pork and mushroom have softened with full-of-flavour sea cucumber soaking up the sauce.

Lovely Mouth-Watering Home Cooked Dish
Lovely Mouth-Watering Home Cooked Dish 
Braised Sea Cucumber With Roast Pork Leg, Mushroom & Broccoli 

The next best thing about this amazing dish is that it's oh-so-simple to cook as braising really a wonderful way to get the most flavour out of simple ingredients with minimum effort! 

Braised Sea Cucumber With Roast Pork Leg, Mushroom & Broccoli
My hubby who is a fan of sea cucumber finds that 黄玉参 Sea Cucumber is much more spongey in texture and chewy with more bite as compared to the dried ones. It's less fishy and you gets more bite with each piece.   

Braised Sea Cucumber With Roast Pork Leg, Mushroom & Broccoli
I find the fresh 黄玉参 Sea Cucumber an excellent choice and alternative to eating the dried ones. Saves lots of time and efforts (in order to skip the soak) and you can be assured of tasting fresh and cleaned sea cucumber for your dishes.

Now when you have learned how to eat sea cucumber, it is high time to try making this seafood delicacy at your kitchen and enjoy 100% natural sea cucumber in any of your home cooked dishes.

Fresh & Natural Sea Cucumber Of Perniagaan Hasil Laut Hong In Mersing Johor
Fresh & Natural Sea Cucumber Of Perniagaan Hasil Laut Hong In Mersing Johor
In order to facilitate orders from other states, Perniagaan Hasil Laut Hong now provides 'Online Purchase Services' to save the need of travelling all the way to their shop. 

Orders can be placed thru their FaceBook through FB Message or you can contact them directly at office telephone no 07-799 6693 or residence no 07 - 799 1208.

Perniagaan Hasil Laut Hong
10-E Jalan Jemaluang
86800 Mersing 
Johor
Tel: 019 - 763 8966 (Kee Mock Hua)
07-799 6693 (Office)
07 - 799 1208 (Residence)




Wednesday, 22 March 2017

The Mines Shopping Mall Launches Foodtopia Food Tour: A Sensational Culinary Excursion

The Mines Shopping Mall Launches
« Foodtopia: A Sensational Culinary Excursion «
The Mines Shopping Mall Launches Foodtopia Food Tour A Sensational Culinary Excursion
The Happy Foodies Of FoodTopia

Hey, have you heard of the Foodtopia Food Tour “Makan For Free” entry passes up for grabs at The Mines Shopping Mall (The Mines)?

Foodtopia Food Tour Foodies At Almendi's
Foodtopia Food Tour Foodies At Almendi's

Thanks to the wonderful invitation from The Mines, I recently went to the inaugural Foodtopia Food Tour that was launched at the shopping mall bringing a unique dining experience to customers. About 90 shoppers participated in this Foodtopia Food Tour held in conjunction with International Women’s Day at the mall.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

McDonald's Ayam Goreng McD™ At Its Largest Facebook Live Unboxing Event in Malaysia

McDonald’s Celebrates Malaysians’ Love for Ayam Goreng McD at its largest Facebook Live Unboxing Event in Malaysia
McDonald’s Celebrates Malaysians’ Love for Ayam Goreng McD™ at its largest Facebook Live Unboxing Event in Malaysia
Over 2,500 Share Boxes of Ayam Goreng McD Unboxed Simultaneously at McDonald’s Restaurants Nationwide
 Kuala Lumpur, 17 March 2017

My family and I were thoroughly excited when invited to celebrate the exciting launch of McDonald’s nationwide ‘Unboxing’ of the new Ayam Goreng McD™. While everyone is a great fan of their burger-licious Big Mac, Cheeseburgers, McChicken and french fries, their crunchy lip-smacking revamped Ayam Goreng McD™ should not be missed too!    


Sunday, 19 March 2017

Nasi Lemak Pondan The Latest Sensational Nasi Lemak Stall In Cheras Kuala Lumpur

Nasi Lemak Pondan
The Latest Sensational Nasi Lemak Stall In Town

Nasi Lemak Pondan The Latest Sensational Nasi Lemak Stall In Town
(Video Credits To www.thestar.com.my)

The latest craze in town as everyone was talking about 'Nasi Lemak Pondan' - Nasi Lemak operator, Jojie Kamaruddin a transgender, who was inspired by her mother, who has been selling nasi lemak for more than 30 years, decided to open the nasi lemak stall with a catchy name 'Nasi Lemak Pondan'! 😍😍😍


Nasi Lemak Pondan The Latest Sensational Nasi Lemak Stall In Cheras Kuala Lumpur
 Jojie Kamaruddin Posing At Her Humble Nasi Lemak Stall
(Photos Credits To www.thestar.com.my)

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Grand BlueWave Hotel Shah Alam ~ Ho Ho Chiak Dim Sum & Clay Pots At Tung Yuen Chinese Restaurant

HO HO CHIAK
TUNG YUEN CHINESE RESTAURANT
GRAND BLUEWAVE HOTEL
 SHAH ALAM
Ho Ho Chiak Dim Sum & Claypot Dishes
RM57+ Per Pax 
(Min 2 Pax)

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well if one has not dined well.” – Virginia Woolf

Grand BlueWave Hotel Shah Alam ~ Ho Ho Chiak Dim Sum & Clay Pots At Tung Yuen Chinese Restaurant
Ho Ho Chiak Dim Sum & Claypots At Tung Yuen Chinese Restaurant  

I'm back here again at Tung Yuen Chinese Restaurant of Grand Bluewave Hotel in Shah Alam to taste their latest promotion of Ho Ho Chiak ~ Dim Sum and Claypots dishes. They are also proud to be certified as Southeast Asia's first 5-Star Hotel accredited with the highest Halal-Friendly Rating by CrescentRating. For more details on the award, please visit Crescent Rating Website > www.crescentrating.com

Extravagant Special Promotion of Halal Certified Ho Ho Chiak Dishes
Extravagant Special Promotion of Halal Certified Ho Ho Chiak Dishes

Chinese cuisine is an important part of Chinese culture, which includes cuisines originating from the diverse regions of China, as well as from Chinese people in other parts of the world. 'Ho Chiak' is a Hokkien dialect literally means the food is nice and tasty. It is usually used for describing delicious foods at restaurants or any eatery.

Therefore, Grand BlueWave Hotel Shah Alam is offering an extravagant special promotion of Halal certified Ho Ho Chiak for our guests to enable them to have more varieties in food selections with affordable price in a simple yet relax 5-star hotel ambience. 

Chef Patrick Ng & His Creations
Chef Patrick Ng & His Creations

These Ho Ho Chiak promotions are exclusively prepared by our one and only Chinese Chef, Chef Patrick Ng which available at Tung Yuen Chinese Restaurant, Level 1 and served daily for lunch at 11.30am until 2.30pm and dinner at 6.30pm till 10.30pm. 

Ho Ho Chiak promotion is

Friday, 17 March 2017

Executive Guest Chef Lino Sauro Debuts Sicilian Dinner Showcase At The Library @ The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur

 Authentic Sicilian Cuisine With
Award-Winning CHEF LINO SAURO
THE LIBRARY
 THE RITZ-CARLTON KL
 Executive Guest Chef Lino Sauro Debuts Sicilian Dinner Showcase At The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur
Executive Guest Chef Lino Sauro Debuts Sicilian Dinner Showcase At The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur
Recently, Uncle Hong and I were treated to an authentic taste of Sicilian cuisine and wines at The Library @ The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur. 

Executive Guest Chef Lino Sauro Debuts Sicilian Dinner Showcase At The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur
From 14th March to 18th March 2017, The Ritz-Carlton welcomes award-winning Executive Guest Chef Lino Sauro from the acclaimed Gattopardo Ristorante di Mare in Singapore.

Executive Guest Chef Lino Sauro
Executive Guest Chef Lino Sauro

Chef Lino, who hails from Sicily and one of Singapore’s top chefs, leads a five-day culinary showcase curating an array of signature creations through a specially designed four-course dinner menu. 

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Lajeune The Revolutionary High Tech Energy Field Therapy Healthcare Provider At Jaya One

ACHIEVE GOOD HEALTH
THRU LAJEUNE
A Revolutionary High Tech Energy Healthcare Provider Dedicated To Offering A Safer & Sustainable Healthcare Alternative Using Energy Field Therapy
Lajeune The Revolutionary High Tech Energy Field Therapy Healthcare Provider At Jaya One
Have You Charged Up Today?

Lajeune e Lounge Jaya One, Petaling Jaya
Lajeune e Lounge
Jaya One, Petaling Jaya

Have you heard of Pulsating Electrostatic Field Therapy (PESP) or Energy Field Therapy? Two weeks ago I was introduced to this revolutionary high-tech energy treatment system specially designed to benefit people from all walks of life, utilising the electric field at Lajeune e Lounge located at Jaya One, Petaling Jaya.  

Lajeune e Lounge Jaya One, Petaling Jaya