Some more (1)…

I mentioned in my post here that I was down to my last packet of the gravy from IKEA and I used it for my beef balls that day…

Beef balls with IKEA gravy
*recycled pic*

…and guess what! Annie wasted no time at all in hopping over to get me some more packets of that…

IKEA gravy

…which she passed to me when she came home to Sibu with her twins during the recent school holidays. Gee!!! Now I’m starting to believe that there is a whole lot more truth to: “Knock and the door will be open, seek and you will find, ask and you will be given…!”

She also got me these cookies from that same place and also from Marks & Spencer…

Cookies

I am never a fan of ginger biscuits – these taste exactly like those…

Pepparkaka

– the Pepparkaka from IKEA with a hint of pepper in it as well. They’re pretty good, eaten just like that but not when dunked in coffee – and I always love to eat my cookies like that. Somehow, they’re not quite compatible.

My favourite is still the All Butter Viennese from Marks & Spencer…

M&S

– so very nice with its rich buttery fragrance…Yummmmmmm!!!!!

And if you think that is all, then you’re wrong! There is still some more – this…

Sambal

…bottle of very nice crispy anchovy chili! Annie was telling me something about buying the wrong one – probably she intended to get the dried prawn one or something but it did not matter as this one was really very very nice as well! I certainly would want to grab a few myself should I happen to hop over there and see it in the shops.

I was not feeling very well around that time (after my trip to Kuching) when Annie was in town so we did not get to go out to eat together and I was kind of tied up with getting everything ready for Melissa to go to her school in Selangau and settle down comfortably there. Hopefully, we will get to do that when she comes home again…or when I go over to KL.

But wait a minute! There is some more…still! LOL!!! Just before she left town, she dropped by my place again and gave me one whole ikan patin, whatever that is called in English, a big one! I have not cooked it yet…and when I do, I will certainly blog about it. Any suggestion as to the best way of cooking this variety? Masak tempoyak, good or not? Come, do suggest to me some of your ideas as to how to cook it…