This is my life…

My missus has retired and that means I can retire fully now…from the kitchen, that is! LOL!!!

When she was working, she might whip up some fast-to-cook dishes in the morning before she left for work like this steamed minced pork…

Steamed minced pork

…or this ang chao chicken…

Ang chao chicken

For the uninitiated, ang chao is the residue that one gets after making the traditional Foochow red wine.

Sometimes, she would fry meat – chicken or pork, in soy sauce with ginger, Bombay onions and potatoes…or on my way home from my parents’ place, I would buy some things from the shops or the stalls for the two of us for dinner. On Fridays, as I did not have any tuition lessons on for the day, I would cook dinner before she came home from work.

Now that she is no longer working, she is free to do the cooking in the morning while I go over to babysit my bedridden mum and I would come home for lunch…and now that she has a lot more time on her hands, she would be able to cook something more painstaking and elaborate like this baked chicken in banana leaf…

Baked chicken in banana leaf

…that she had seen somebody cooking on television and decided to give it a try.

It was quite nice and so was her stuffed fried tau kwa (firm bean curd_ soup…

Stuffed fried taukwa soup

As you can see, she was extra generous with the meat unlike what we usually can get in the shops. Hehehehehe!!!

Wait a minute! Normally, when she was not home, I would have something very light and simple for lunch and enjoy a nice, good dinner with her in the evenings but now, I would be having three substantial meals in a day – breakfast, lunch and dinner. Oh me oh my! It certainly looks like I will have to loosen my belt again pretty soon. LOL!!!

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

40 thoughts on “This is my life…”

  1. LOL… missus retire means will put on weight… aiyo… chamz…

    Yalor…but 1st week only. Hopefully, she gets bored…or takes up a hobby or something after a while, and then, we will be back to “normal”. LOL!!!

    1. Cikgu, later the Missus take up other thing jgn say kebuluran pulak. :p

      Biasa dah. When she was working, she did not cook very much. That’s why I would buy from outside or cook myself sometimes. Now, goyang kaki…and making the most of it while it lasts! Hehehehehe!!!!

  2. she is ur wife?

    before, the food look delicious too.

    I hope my retirement coming soon to me too ๐Ÿ™‚

    If not my wife, then what? My mistress kah? >.< Yup…simple easy-to-cook dishes are also nice… You so young, how to retire?

    1. the way voon asked, i really want to laugh out loud this morning!! hahahahaaaaha….

      Yalor…strange fella! Macam wives don’t cook for hubbies… Only mistresses will layan hand and foot kah?

  3. i heart ang chao chicken/duck to death! whenever i go back home i’ll pester my mum to cook it for me! lol.

    My brother too…whenever he comes back from Auckland. We people here take it for granted and Melissa is not a fan…

  4. OMG!…habislah..bertambah ‘sihat’ lah you!!!…but then, I’m sure she’ll get bored cooking soon as how much can 2 person eating at any one meal, kan?…unless she takes up baking!!! Then, you really got serious problem, my friend..hahaha..look at me,hub and son(so so round!!!).
    Now that your wife is retired and you both are in the best of health, make sure you both travel to your hearts content.
    Nice food you tayang up there ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m afraid I’ve to help babysit my bedridden mum, so travelling is out of the question…and my missus is not the type who will travel anywhere on her own – otherwise, can send her over to Welly to take care of Melissa there… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Well, let’s see how long it will take till she gets bored…then I can start dieting again. In the meantime, I’ll just make the most of it while it lasts. Hehehehehe!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Exactly my sentiment… I hate cooking for just a few people… not much satisfaction in that… dono y. And yes… i tink Cikgu will be in trouble only if his missus takes up baking… kakaka… den he really habis liao. U see me… I went crazy baking til the oven couldn’t take it and goes KABOOM. Overload… everyday oso bake bake bake… even the hubby oso complain “Baking again ah?” LOL… too much liao.

      My missus loves baking. She loves baking more than cooking. The question is – dunno when she will start doing it. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  5. Good Morning! Steamed minced pork for breakfast? I just made ang chao pork for dinner last night – I make it quite often actually coz it’s easy and I like to eat! Baked chicken in banana leaf looks interesting. Ask your wife to open a cafe-la – such a good cook!

    Nah!!! That was for lunch/dinner. You have ang chao there too? No lah…just retired, want to relax…and old already, no need to work so hard – as long as can survive comfortably, good enough.

  6. Hahaha!…”cham liao”…with 3 substantial meals per day…..in no time you will put on extra kilos. Never mind people always say “chiak si hock”.

    Oh!..what a coincidence!…I am making stuff tau kwa today….and I would make glass noodles soup with it..yum!…yum!…. The baked chicken in banana leaf looks excellent.

    Now you can enjoy your missus cooking everyday.

    Ya, we do add glass noodles too…but when I cook, I will add only when serving. If you put in the soup in the pot, it will soak it all up – no soup left… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  7. The saying.. lady wins a man’s heart through the stomach!! So u r the living testimony.. see how happy you are now!! hahaha.. can feel the joy you are having when you write this post.. 3 substantial meals per day, not just ordinary meals but good scrumptious ones!! the men must be envying you now… hahaha…

    Hehehehehe!!!! But if I don’t go here and there to eat, I may not have anything to post – in the end, I may have to close down this blog. Sobsss!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  8. aww…the steamed minced pork made me miss home. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Oh? You’re still studying somewhere, I guess? No cooking allowed? That’s the problem here… Otherwise it is very easy to cook. Btw, your first time here, I see… Welcome and do come again. Will link you in my blogroll. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. yah..Sabah. And college’s food sucks ๐Ÿ˜ฆ yah, been following you quite a while, realized that ur an avid commenter on some of the blogs im following, so that it led me here! No problem and thx to u as well, appreciate that! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Oh? I wonder what blogs you patronise. Anyway, glad to have you around. Sabah had all the nice food…but they’re all here, there and everywhere. Will need transport…and of course, money too! Not cheap, eating in KK!

  9. Hahahahah, she’s retired, she will conquer the kitchen, you shall be out of kitchen job, no more food posts, so you intend to change blog content or not?

    But i am sure you will stick to do what you do best, kan?

    cook it up, cook it up

    Sigh!!! I guess I will have to close down the blog then… Nothing to post! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    1. woi… dun tutup blog… u tutup kedai liao i no place to lepak. LOL.

      Got lah! Go kucing there, go to the others…so many! ๐Ÿ˜‰ But tomorrow, you must drop by, ok? Hehehehehehe!!!! *evil laugh

      1. surely we will drop by till the end of time!! even cannot be besan, we can be best bloggers forever.. (hehehee.. using the term the youngsters used these days, best friends forever BFF)

        Good! Good! Must stay close and have close ties…. One happy family! Like that, baru best. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hehehehe!!!

  10. Stuffed fried tau kua… stuffed to the bursting point. To bite into it and taste all that meat would have been nice ๐Ÿ™‚ You’re a lucky man!

    I am! Your missus good cook or not? Like your mum? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. huh, long time never eat ang chao chicken..the chicken in banana leaf..sedap tu ๐Ÿ™‚

    Foochow dish. Dunno if it’s available there or not. The baked chicken in banana leaf was good but it looked like a lot of work – not for me, I wouldn’t want to go through the trouble. Hehehehehe!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. could i get the banana chix recipe pls? do email me at lucianagunawan (at) yahoo dot com dot sg
      i really appreciate this, TQ ๐Ÿ™‚

      Don’t think my missus has the recipe. She just saw somebody cooking that on tv and improvised. Maybe you can try Asian Food Channel (AFC) website…perhaps she saw that there.

  12. All you have to do now is to sit and wait at the table for the food to be served? Cant imagine with such lovely meals you would double on your current size in no time..haha.

    Have to change my name to ching-tua pui soon… LOL!!!

  13. Walao eh! More hor liao. Kekekeke! Hooray! ๐Ÿ˜€

    LOL!!! Yum! Yum! Daddy goyang kaki liao! ๐Ÿ˜€

  14. then both of you can cook together together in the kitchen….Awww..that will be sweet isnt it? LOL!!

    Nah, the kitchen isn’t biog enough for the two of us…and her style and my style are different – will end up quarrelling. I’d better stay out of the way. Hehehehehe!!!

  15. hahahhaha..CH Voon’s comment so cute. Maybe still early in the morning, he is not fully wake up yet.

    Oh, Mrs Wee retired already. Now you can shake leg and enjoy homecook food everyday, and no need to think what to cook for the day.

    Ang chao chicken i like! But i don’t know how to cook this dish and my in law not really like the taste, or they don’t know “how to enjoy” foochow dish.

    I got two small container in fridge, normally i will marinate it with pork chop then fried it, taste nice also.

    Dunno. Maybe his wife does not cook for him? Yup…you can marinate fish fillet with it also and deep fry, nice also. But if I eat at home all the time, nothing to post…I will have to close down this blog soon. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  16. Oh… the ang chao chicken!! yummy!!

    and congrats that now both you and your wife can have the ‘2 people world’

    You have ang chao in KL? Nice with pork belly too…or pork leg…or duck! Yum! Yum! LOL!!!

  17. aiseh…lagi ho mia now!! Happy retirement So!

    Thanks. Well, sort of… Hehehehehe!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  18. This totally made me drool… especially the ang chao chicken. It’s a shame that I never get to eat it when I went back to Sibu but oh well… maybe next time you can treat me. Gaahahaahah! Been awhile since I came to your blog. Also I noticed you’ve suddenly gone missing in Facebook. What happened? No wonder it feels so hollow without your blog posts. Lol!

    LOL!!! You can always bookmark my blog and drop by every day. Hehehehehe!!! You were home for months…and you never got in touch with me, so there! I could have treated you to anything you wanted to eat…. Too late now! Wait till you come home again! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  19. Your wife is a super woman cooking you fast enough dishes everyday before she leaves for work.

    And now, she’s retired she will cook for all your favourite dishes.

    I must say, maybe perhaps you should cook for your wife?? Can u? ๐Ÿ˜›

    Can! I used to do that when she was working especially on Fridays as I do not have classes – I have time to do that. She wanted to cook sometimes before she went to work- I always told her no need as I could buy some things from the stalls or the shops. For two persons, very easy…but she would insist so I just let her lor. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  20. Her retirement only leads to you being able to share your daily homecooked menus with us ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Ang chao chicken? how does it taste like please, still with a alcohol-kick to it?
    +Ant+

    Come, come to Sibu and I’ll ask her to cook that for you. Very hard to describe… Share the daily menus? I don’t expect it to be very different all the time – maybe when she cooks something special, then I’ll post on it.

  21. Friend, you are so blessed with a wonderful cook at home! The ang chao chicken… OMG, it looks so delicious, just wonder wht did she put other thn red wine?!

    It’s not red wine…ang chao is the residue we get after making red wine…and we use it for cooking meat. See…so much of one another’s culture, we do not know. Come, come and visit….and learn. What 1Malaysia like this? People would rather go off to Korea, Taiwan, HongKong, China, Bali, Thailand…anywhere, but Sibu/Sarawak!

  22. Must train for marathon liao……food marathon….LOL!

    Hehehehe!!!! Served like a king – this is the life!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  23. woah….congrats! Now you can have nice home cooked food..no need to eat kampua noodles already …hahaha

    Still… That’s for breakfast but now my missus may cook it at home – cheaper. Around RM2 a kg, 2 persons can eat for a few days… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  24. Oooh, hope Lucy is enjoying her retirement but I would advise her not to spend most of her time in the kitchen. Am sure you guys can still share the cooking. haha.
    I miss the ang chao chicken !….happy memories of childhood days eating at grandparents’ house.

    Mornings, I have to babysit my bedridden mum so I can’t cook. In the past, I could only cook on Friday afternoons…but now Lucy would have cooked the food for both lunch and dinner in the morning – no more chance for me. Now I may be excused. Hehehehehe!!!

  25. so interesting so Tokwa here is also called Tau Kwa there… ^_^
    by the way… is Tau Kwa and To Fu the same? i’m confused

    Same family – tau kwa is not as soft and has an outer layer… I guess the names are derived from the original Chinese names.

  26. Oh my..oh my…yeah. Those belts need some loosening because of your wife cooking substantial meals. ๐Ÿ˜›

    Yes…and not only that! May have to go and punch extra holes. Muahahahaha!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  27. Happy retirement to your missus. Now she can conquer the kitchen, huh. Step aside, STP!
    No, la…don’t just sit by, goyang kaki and makan three substantial meals….like this loosening belt won’t help..gotta wear elastic-waist pants! Surely you’ll have the chance to show off your culinary skills once in a while, right? Can also blog about her delicious cooking… ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yup…I surely will when she gets to cook something special or different… ๐Ÿ˜‰

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