Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Should i continue experimenting??

What do u think this dish may be?? Yup! i think Türks can easily guess... that it is kıymali ispanak (spinach cooked with minced meat)...one of the typical spinach dishes in istanbul..not to mention d simplest...i'd have to admit...

Yup...that was one of the dishes i cooked for dinner yesterday... Hey! spinach is good for growth u know!!
simah singing...

*i am popeye the sailor man.. i'm popeye the sailor man.... i 'm strong to the finish coz i ate my spinach..i am popeye the sailor man*

When i asked hatice what dish was that?.. she answered...
*kiymalı ispanak* (spinach with minced meat)
The same question was posed to baddin...
*kiymalı ispanak* (spinach with minced meat)
he said... the same as the sister...
When i asked my beloved...
again......*kiymalı ispanak* (spinach with minced meat)..
when i told them.. nope.. that was not spinach with minced meat... they started to taste the supposedly *minced meat* part...
unconvinved that it was not really minced meat...
The truth is...it was... this...
minced soy...
an alternative for vegetarians who do not eat meat...
i found it as i was browsing the things in DiA market...
At first i was hesitant to buy it... but the explorer in me insisted that i did buy that...
after all... it is produced by Ülker... a famous trusted brandin Turkey....
I think this is quite an alternative... what i did then was to add the minced soy in place of the minced meat... to add in the taste of meat.. i also added meat stock..so the taste of meat is still in the dish while the soy minced tricked the mind into believing that it is minced meat.. after all... soy in itself is high in protein...since minced meat is a very very important part of the turkish dishes... whenever one can get away with it... it is a very cheap alternative... esp in times when prices of everything is rocket sky high...i am yet to experiment making köfte with it... but i might just try it... this is really interesting i have to say... what do u think? should i experiment some more???
Time is also ticking by.. getting nearer n nearer towards the day we will insyaAllah fly to the homeland i have missed so much....n our date as well...dont forget to come eh??
i am still in search of shorts n pants n sleeveless t-shirts for the kids... last year stuffs r too small for them... MasyaAllah they grow sooo fast!! I continuously buy something for the kids..still... not enough...
But today.. i bought one very important thing for our trip to Malaysia...
U see... we have a nebuliser...which i bought quite recently to replace the broken one....it has a lot of water capacity...i am really happy with it...
but the thing is... it is too big for me to carry all the way to Malaysia...
and going back there without a nebuliser... is unthinkable!! i will go panic if crisis arises!
and soo......
this big sized nebuliser.. has now a lil sibling... cutie cutie sibling...

seee?? how different their sizes r??
the small one is much more expensive naturally since it is an ultrasonic nebuliser...
but extremely small n practical for me to carry everywhere in malaysia...
i will bring the ventolin n pulmicort with me as well..but then..my educated guess is...
any pharmacy in malaysia will sell them as well...

a small pouch to carry every parts of the portable nebuliser...
and the best part is... it works on electricity as well as charged battery!! u can charge the battery in the car!! cool eh?
i just pray that my kids wont have too much emotional n health problem like they had the last time we were in Malaysia...

and soooo... the preparation is still on the go...
am i excited??
U BET!!
*Ya Allah...please ease our way...
for u r the most merciful..the most compassionate...*

Busy days ahead... see ya next week!!!
Thank You for hopping by. Hope to see you again soon... :0)

17 Comments:

Blogger Kak Elle said...

Have a pleasant trip home and let me know please when coming to sg:)

Oh the kids are asthmatic ye?or mak mereka?

May 22, 2008 at 1:12 AM  
Anonymous ummi365 said...

some pharmacies do sell them here in KL but it's good to bring them to just incase.

my children are asthmatic too.. we also have the machine at home.

May 22, 2008 at 4:43 AM  
Blogger Mama Rock said...

simah, the vegetarian "meat" available in most suprermarkets here. The chinese vegetarian restaurant serves lots of it too. I've tried a mackerel sambal dish- tasted like the real mackerel ..hehehe.

May 22, 2008 at 7:09 AM  
Blogger Lollies said...

memang betullah. kecik betul nebuliser tu. tapi berapa kilo tu?

barang i kalau dari malaysia nak balik ke qatar tak leh bawak banyak2. rugi space nak letak cili kering udang kering ikan bilis segala. he he

May 22, 2008 at 7:37 AM  
Anonymous ms istanbul said...

Babe,

The nebu is for the kids? Typical mom. We always think about them, then last minute, we realise we havent packed enough for US! *LOL*

You have fun! I cant afford to take long leave (actually I will go mentally insane if I leave work more than 1 month. I couldnt even survive the 2 months maternity leave back then!). *thinking* am I a workaholic?

May 22, 2008 at 12:32 PM  
Blogger tulipurple said...

dlm ke'excited'an nk balik mai mesia,keperluan anak2 masih didahulukan..well prepared gitu.
enjoy ur trip n selamat bercuti ke tanah air... :)

May 25, 2008 at 6:05 AM  
Blogger U.Lee said...

Hi Simah, saya ta'berani pronounce the Turkish words, the tongue refuse to come back, ha ha.
But hey, that dish is sure very interesting, I bet very delicious, huh? Ada lagi leftovers? Saya datang? Ha ha.
I love your music here...Turkish? Cannot be Kronchong, ha ha. I love kronchong, Lee.
ps, ada senang drop by, got a surprise for you, Lee.

May 26, 2008 at 2:59 AM  
Blogger Mummy Rizq said...

hopefully everything will turn out fine.. insyaallah....

May 26, 2008 at 9:11 AM  
Blogger sue said...

simah, hope hatice and baddin will enjoy their holiday in malaysia..dah buat holiday checklist ? jgn ada yg tertinggal..

can't wait for the gathering :-)

May 27, 2008 at 8:26 AM  
Blogger Alinlai said...

wah wah... apa2 pun selamat packing, jgn terlebih plak... nanti penat nak usung sana sini ;)

May 28, 2008 at 6:52 AM  
Blogger MULAN said...

bila nak balik msia ni? jgn lupa call tau. huwaaa.. hubby ada plant shutdown jun & july. so he'll be latched here la. wish that he let me drive with kids to KL to see u.. pls pray for me..

May 29, 2008 at 1:20 PM  
Blogger Zakiah said...

la pinjam ajer la kat aku neb tuh...ader kat umah tak pakai pung!

May 29, 2008 at 4:19 PM  
Blogger thewailer said...

yum yum! how have ya been kak simah?

btw, kak simah ada facebook acc?

May 30, 2008 at 3:56 PM  
Blogger dith said...

Simah,

Lauk bayam daging tipu tu nampak interesting!

Wow that mini nebulizer look so canggih. Wonder how much it costs there?

Pasal ubat2 tu dont worry, we are well stocked here in Malaysia, hehe

Safe journey and take care!

June 1, 2008 at 9:00 AM  
Blogger simah said...

kak elle
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wii do... insyaAllah bila dah set the date utk sg..saya call akak yea? :)

the nebu is for the kids... they dont have asthma..but baddin is highly risky..ventolin etc is usally for baddin...

though nebu is totally useful when their nose is stuck or they have got a bad cough... :0)

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ummi
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hope ur kids bukan serious one.. :0)

gld to hear ada kat mesia... ni pun banyak ubat nak angkut ni ..


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mama rock
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interesting kan how these things can trick our palate??

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lollies
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i know what u mean.. tapi i hadiah aja dah penuh satu luggage!!

ala nebu tu kalau i decide to leave the battery at home will only be around 750g ajer.. that is how light it is :0)

u baik tak mesia this summer??

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ms istanbul
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u r miss insanE! *wink*

hope we can catch up in person... u have got to tell me about those mr delicious hahahah
:0)

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June 2, 2008 at 11:08 AM  
Blogger simah said...

tulipurple
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thanks dear... :0) i am trying to be well prepared pun sebab kang kalau ada krisis.. i jugak yg susah..so it is basically me trying to save my own butt :0) hehee


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uncle lee
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i went!! just tak sempat tengok lama... that was u??? wahhhhhh.. !!!
tak nak tunjuk full picture ka uncle?? ehem.. hehe tak aci la mcm tu.. :0) thanks 4 showing us the pic..

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mummy rizq
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insyaAllah... insyaAllah kita jumpa kat bbq tau...

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sue
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me too ...:0)

check list panjangggggggggggggggg! hahahaha n still i tulis check list tu!!!

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alinlai
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memang terlebih pun...aku dok garu kepala pikir apa yg nak kena tinggalkan.. dari racket badminton pun ku hangkut! hahaha

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mulan,
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praying n praying... nak jumpaaaaa

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zakiah
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awat tak habaq awai awai :0)

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wailer
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lama awak hilang adik! akak sihat.. dah nak balik cuti kat malaysia ni :0)

akak ada facebook.. i think i use under nama simah zaim kot... or try add me using my email addy ker...

refcobass@rocketmail.com

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June 2, 2008 at 11:14 AM  
Blogger simah said...

dith
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glad to hear kat mesia ada stock dia... kalau tak mana saya nak menggagau kalau terkena krisis?.. after all 2 bulan is a long time kan.. :0)

nebu tu? yg besar tu murah sikit (tak ingat the exact price).. tapi yg kecik tu...saya beli direct dari distributor... so the normal price is 140YTL (1US dollar = 1.3 YTL).. dan memandangkan saya biasa beli nebulisor ngan dia..i paid only 120YTL... kalau beli kat kedai..it can cost up to 200YTL n more...

kat mesia pulak harga mcm mana??

June 2, 2008 at 11:17 AM  

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