Sunday, December 30, 2018



Petaling Street Heritage House.
My nephews had arranged for prayers for their dearest mother's 3-years death anniversary.  After the prayers at the Kwang Tung Pagoda, we made a memory trip down to Petaling Street.  My sisters from Australia still cannot forget our father's business place, even though the place has been renovated beyond its former image.
Downstairs is a retro-style cafe and upstairs the exhibition space

costumes for the Chinese opera...

Back stage....
From the Heritage House, we walked to the Chan Clan Temple..

The Chan clan. 

the various forms of the Chinese character "Chan" 

As we walked back to the MRT station, we past this little cute cafe, actually half a shop lot.

Their speciality... tau foo Fa (soyabean curd), just the right dessert in the hot afternoon  

There are numerous collections of cameras here... 

Kodak films before the digital cameras.

This marked the end of a short holiday for my siblings from down under.  

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year 2019.

Thursday, December 20, 2018



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Christmas Fruit Loaf  baked by The Three Sisters Bake

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A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL  for your support and hope you will enjoy them with your families and friends.

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All the orders have been delivered and it's time to sit  back and enjoy the festive season. 

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a peek inside the cake- moist and lemony! 

These are the dried fruits that were used in the cake.  We soaked them in a mixture of Bundaberg Rum and Grand Marnier (orange liquer).
Here they are.... glistening and plump after more then 2 weeks of soaking.

Besides being busy with the Christmas orders, we also baked these....  

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Banana Walnut Cake with Salted Caramel Swiss Meringue Buttercream 

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Pandan and Blue Pea Sponge cake with Gula Melaka Buttercream and fresh berries. 

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for another 70th birthday boy...

Japanese Cheesecake with Mulberries 
Sarah's friend really has "green fingers" and she would always gave us her bountiful organic mulberries harvest.  We normally take them with yogurt and honey.   But this time, we use them in this Japanese Cheesecake and they really add a refreshing texture to this light cheesecake.   

Now even Phow-Phow is eyeing the cake.... 

The year has passed by so fast.   We wish to thank everyone who had purchased our cakes and we hope you have enjoyed them with your families and friends.  We just want you to know that for this Christmas season, we felt so grateful for what we have received that we have decided to make a small donation to an NGO dog rescuer- A Dog's Life. That's the spirit of Christmas...sharing and giving!  We hope to have your continue support for the coming year.  

Wishing Everyone a Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year. May God be with you all always. 

Tuesday, December 18, 2018



Mission accomplished @ the  362 "Heong Peah"
Surprisingly everyone was up early after the late night.  We had a leisurely buffet breakfast before we checked out.  The mission this morning was to buy "heong peah"... Ipoh famous biscuits.  My sister had an addresses for "the best" biscuits but when we arrived the shop was still closed and yes there were a few people queuing up already!  However when the shop finally opened, we were told that the heong peah would only be available noon-time.  So we told the van driver (sorry forgot to mention, that his name was David) of our mission and he goggled and drove us to the 362 factory @ Gunung Rapat, past some crowded early morning market. 

Big charcoal oven for baking the heong peah. 

There were only 2 persons working ... maybe husband and wife team, both were very uncommunicative but we were free to wander around ourselves. Verdict: yes their biscuits are good, layers of crispy pastry with a flowing molasses filing.  

Next stop- Tanung Tualang Tin Dredge.

The TT5 as it is called is a relic of the Malaysia tin mining industry. 

A tin dredge is like a floating factory.  TT5 was built in England in 1938 and was in operation for 44 years until 1982 when the tin-mining industry declined. It is the only remaining tin dredge left in Malaysia.  

ready to board, must wear the hard hat but the Management needs to look into the hygiene of these hats! 

The tin-bearing soil are scooped up by these buckets, moved along the conveyor to the top and through some sort of  mechanism where the heavier tin were collected and the waste soil are spewed out at the end of chutes... that the gist of it. 

We were told to keep together and not roam around in case of any accidents.  It was hot and stuffy and you can imagine the working conditions of the tin-miners with the loud noise as well!  All instructions were given by the ringing of a bell.  

Ok, May what is the actual measurement?
"According to my hands:  75 meters in length, 35 meters wide and 3 meters deep and it weighs 4,500 tons" 

We were shown how the dualang works.. but too bad, no tin was found..

Its tiring work 

There is life in these dis-use tin mine

and beautiful blooms too 
A quick stop by  Kellie's Castle...

Lunchtime @ Kampar...

Good old Chicken curry baked in the bread, love the soft fluffy bread- everyone favourite.  

yummy fish noddle soup too.

how long can they stand? 
This was another wonderful trip with my Chan clan.... will always treasure the time together.