Amor, amor, amor…

When Quay Po came to Sibu recently, she gave me this big bag of pasta…

From Quay Po 1
*recycled pic*

Correct me if I’m wrong for I’m quite hopeless when it comes to these things but I think what she gave me was what they call armoniche caserecce

From Quay Po 2

…and so far, it had been sitting there as nobody had bothered to cook it all this while.

Melissa, my daughter, came home for the holidays last Friday and she was itching to get down to doing some cooking. She used to do that a lot in her studio apartment in Wellington, New Zealand where there was a kitchenette and she had an electric cooker, a microwave and even a fridge…but she had not had the opportunity to do so since she went back to the institute in Sungai Petani as nothing is provided there and actually, cooking is prohibited in the hostel.

She got down to it right away as soon as she got home and made use of the aforementioned pasta to come out with this baked dish…

Melissa's baked pasta

This was what it looked like inside…

Melissa's baked pasta - inside

…and I helped myself to a serving…

Melissa's baked pasta - one serving

…and a second one and a third. It was indeed very nice and I loved it Β a lot…and I’m not saying it just because I am the father.

Don’t ask me for the recipe though for I do not have the slightest clue as I left her to do it all by herself in her kitchen. Like me when I cook or for that matter, when I do anything, she prefers to go about it on her own without anybody breathing down her neck.

Hmmm…I wonder what she will cook next. Yummmm!!!!!

Author: suituapui

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

34 thoughts on “Amor, amor, amor…”

  1. evoo is good on these kind food… i loike…

    Supposed to be healthy too…but they say it mustn’t be cooked or it will become like any ordinary oil. VERY expensive here but I don’t think there was any oil used though…and besides, I’m not crazy about the smell.

  2. it looks good…hehehe mind asking for the recipe pls? TQ πŸ˜€

    I don’t think she followed any recipe – just like me. Just follow instincts based on what she already knows about cooking pasta dishes – anything available in the house, just dump in.

  3. Wow, that looks delicious. I am glad she use up the pasta if wait for you to cook Quay Lo food, I will probably turned into a giraffe. Hehe. I am like you and Melissa, I need to be left alone when I cook. I hate people breathing down my neck. Usually my dishes come out perfect when I am in the kitchen all by myself.

    Hahahahaha!!!! That I would love to see, you turning into a giraffe. Guess we’re all the same…and when things turn out great, we take pride in showing off what we dish out and serve, don’t we? Otherwise, I would just throw it all away and keep very quiet about it… Hehehehehehe!!!! πŸ˜‰

    1. Nope.. I am different, I do share my horrible food, just to remind my friends and family I am a home cook not a a chef. hehehe

      Hahahaha!!! Shy lah! Just fried something this morning – not so nice, so nobody will get to see it here or on Facebook. Hehehehehe!!!!

  4. Looks awesome! Yumms! I hope Melissa and you are doing well. πŸ™‚

    We’re fine, Judy, thanks, and I sure hope you are too. Hail and snow there again, I see – just read that in this morning’s NZ papers? Stay wrapped, keep warm. Melissa misses studying and living in Wellington a lot though…

  5. wow one weird looking pasta that i never tried before! =p
    and a second wow for ur daughter! like father like daughter? good at cooking!

    Neither did I before this…but it’s the same as all the rest – only the shape is different. Ya…she enjoys it very much.

  6. I read wrong. I thought it was u helped to cook. Mana tau read again saw help to eat lol

    Yalah…mine mostly kampung-style cooking though I do know how to whip up a few western dishes as well. Anak home, just sit back, relax…eat and enjoy mah! πŸ˜‰

  7. How blessed papa is when girl comes home! I wonder whether I can be the same… I doubt so… hahahaa…

    Why not? Aren’t you happiest when your sons come home? Soon, that will include your daughter too. Not planning to visit her every weekend, are you? LOL!!! πŸ˜‰

  8. Holy Cannoli!! That sure looks good! And so much goodness in it! So nice to have a kid who can cook, eh? πŸ™‚

    Ya, she’s getting the feel of it and is enjoying it. I’m glad. πŸ™‚

  9. oh that’s some special looking pasta i’ve not seen before.. hahaha, at first i thought that dish is some fried beehoon!! so she did it like the lasagne way?? looks good..

    Neither had I before Quay Po gave it to me. It was good, very good…better than any that I have had outside. I guess when you cook your own at home and you do not scrimp on the ingredients, it will definitely be nicer. πŸ˜‰

  10. Ohh..Melissa is back…Wow…she did that? Awesome!! Would love to try it lor..hehhehehhe

    Come, come! She’ll be home for three weeks. Ample time to drop by…and I can get her to cook that again…just for you. LOL!!! πŸ˜‰

  11. Whao! Like father like daughter, she is indeed a great cook! Looks much authentic thn my version! πŸ˜‰

    Dunno how authentic that would be – just dumped whatever in. I guess when one gets the feel of it, one can follow one’s instincts regarding what to put and what not to put, how much or how little…and it will turn out all right. That’s my style of cooking – no recipe one.

  12. Looks great and so much goodness in the baked dish. Guess you will be putting on more kilos when Melissa is back. She is a such a talented cook. Who will be the next lucky man? Wink!!..wink!!!…

    I wonder. So far, ship still sailing far and wide…none approaching the harbour yet. So sad! 😦 LOL!!! No lah! Want to take her out to eat mostly – just when she feels like it. Holiday mah…can’t have her slaving away in the kitchen all the time. πŸ˜‰

  13. like father like daughter huh…
    so your daughter inherited your good genes on cooking?
    I see the pastas and it looks juicy and very moisture..
    more like a lasagna style…
    Looks very delicous……..

    It certainly was. Better than any I had outside, that’s for sure – most would scrimp on the (more expensive) ingredients, may taste good but not so great.

  14. wow, your daughter is growing up to be a really good cook. The food really looks good, you taught her well. Hehe

    I did not teach her lah. She use to follow recipes and was cooking quite a bit in NZ, so I guess by now, she has got the hang of it. Good that she enjoys it…

  15. Very impressive! it looks a bit like Lasagne, but better! yummy!

    I guess the taste is something like that too – all these pastas taste more or less the same…and all very rich! My missus not a fan, can;t take too much of it.

  16. Oh..Melissa back home already? Good. Can see her again when i am back. πŸ™‚

    Baked pasta? Look very good and very fattening too? kekekekke..

    Wah, now you can shake leg and enjoy Melissa’s cooking.

    No, lah…I would rather take her out to eat, jalan-jalan, spend quality time together…instead of her sweating it out in the kitchen. Times like this are few and far between now that she’s away from home.

  17. Melissa, come and visit Aunty Shereen ( sounds so old! ) quick! Looking forward to sitting around with my feet up and having Mel cooking for me..hehehe.

    Hopefully…hopefully someday soon! πŸ˜‰

  18. It is good to have a daughter who knows how to cook. Now, the question is, who is the better cook? Is it the father or the daughter? πŸ˜›

    Hah!!! No need to compare – as long as there are nice things to eat, that’s what matters most. πŸ˜‰

  19. Looks really yummy. With the generous amount of meat filling every gaps of the pasta!!

    Yes, usually it’s just lots of pasta sauce and very little meat – so miserable.

  20. aahh….so Melissa is back for hols. It’s good that Melissa is such a good cook. When I was her age, I know nuts about cooking! The pasta dish looks really delicious…feeling hungry already…almost dinner time πŸ™‚

    She’s still learning – actually went into it full swing when she went overseas. Before that, once in a long while, she might cook something. Ya…enjoy your dinner! πŸ˜‰

  21. You must be happy to have your daughter back for a while.

    The dish looks delicious, it must be since you came back for a few helpings. πŸ™‚ If there were leftovers, I wouldn’t be surprised if it tasted even better the next day.

    I do love pasta, but must avoid it for the most part, since my body doesn’t tolerate gluten too well.

    Yes, so nice to have her home. Oh? So you can’t eat pasta as well? Oh dear… Yes, it’s great to have her around – the empty nest isn’t that empty…at least for a while. The pasta was good – there was a bit left over and I heated it up for breakfast – I think I prefer it freshly baked…or perhaps, it was purely psychological, the feeling that leftovers don’t taste as great. πŸ˜‰

    1. Yes, the gluten makes me feel bloated, since I don’t like that feeling I avoid it. I do make gluten-free pasta, it tastes and resembles regular pasta, but the gluten has been removed. πŸ™‚

      Before I know it, I’ll have an empty nest. Booo! So, I’m enjoying the time I have with my daughter now. I make sure I spend lots of time with her. I don’t want any “what ifs” in my life, once she’s older.

      A lady who has children a bit older than I did make me feel great about the future. She said, “If your daughter loves spending time with you now, she most likely will continue doing so as she gets older too.”

      Her reasoning was… since you’re main priority is to include her in your life, as she gets older she’ll still want you there regardless of where she may be. I’m not only her parent, but we’re also great friends too. That made me feel great. πŸ™‚

      Yes, that’s the way it should be – like friends. I’m glad it is that way with my daughter and even though she’s far away, we’ll call and talk every day. You make your own pasta? Wow! I don’t. We would just buy those commercially-produced ones at the supermart. I don’t know how to make our own local noodles either – never bother to learn. 😦

  22. Ohhh… this looks really good. πŸ˜€ Bet it’s all gone in a jiffy. Anyway, I like to be left alone when I’m cooking too. Mengacau aje if other ppl inside my kitchen when I’m cooking. cannot concentrate.

    Looks like there are many like me…or my girl. πŸ˜‰

  23. haha good trick. wait for the daughter to come back and cook for you! that’s good right?!!

    No lah… I’m so old school – not into cooking pastas, more kampung-style stuff.

  24. Nice! Your daughter cooks well! πŸ™‚

    The presentation is awesome too. It’s truly a restaurant worthy dish! πŸ˜€

    Shhhhh!!! Don’t start putting ideas in her head… LOL!!! πŸ˜›

  25. Awww! She is such a good chef! Really got many layers of stuffings and made me drool. It is lunch time now for me. What should I eat?

    She’ll be around for another two weeks…so if you make it here fast, I can get her to cook this for you… Yum! Yum! So what did you ahve for lunch? Nice? πŸ˜‰

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