Yes, I really like both [COOKING AND BAKING]...one of my great hobby. I have many favorite foods.
During my younger days...I really like baking Biscuits rather then baking Cakes only. At that time, I am less in doing cooking. But I just do the simple cooking for the family.
My first experience in the kitchen was 12 years old. Began from here, know more about cooking. Of course, we learned from easy to complicated one. Before reached at the age of 12 years old, I also do helped my mother baked and steamed simple traditional cakes.
After I settle down with my ex-hubby...I learnt more from my late mother and my late ex mother in law....this refer to cooking. Both of them are very expert in cooking. They both ever become teacher in cooking at Police Camp and my late ex mother in law ever teach at Military Camp.They ever get side income from here.
Of course, get some knowledge like tips J
Anyway...here is me...tried to retrieve everything ...what I have learned before.
Firstly, we should know the paste: it has ingredients to complete the paste where it is known as Sambal Laksa. There are varieties of paste branding can be found at the market or any super market in town. I usually used A1 brand to make Laksa and it is the first sambal sells in the market. Sometimes we can make our own paste by follow the ingredients. The paste is very spicy and hot.
This paste is to make the soup for the Laksa Sarawak. The soup complete with chicken soup and add with coconut milk.
What are the things to be ready for the Laksa?
[for 1 Big Family]
Bee Hoon [Rice Vermicelli] Noodle – 2- 3 package, 1 whole of breast chicken, 10 eggs, 1 kg of bean sprout, 1 kg of prawns, 1 coconut [grated to get the milk], Dried Chili, Belacan [shrimp paste make into dough and dry], Lime and Coriander leaves [Daun Ketumber].
LAKSA SARAWAK is really famous in my country: another recipe from Chinese Nonya Indonesian as she called these recipes named only “LAKSA”. Now, year 1990s, I noticed that it was given with this named “Laksa Sarawak”.
Actually, Laksa Sarawak was found by one Chinese Nonya Indonsian who stayed in Sarawak. She was great friend of my mother’s friend, [ex-police wife]. Many still doesn’t know who brought this recipe.
Laksa Sarawak was known by year beginning 1970s; and so famous or well-known in Malaysia nowadays.
My first eating Laksa Sarawak was in 1973: during my mother had their Police Day Sale at ST Thomas.
So this is the history about “LAKSA” on how it gets its named.
HALIMAH KITCHEN – briefly that I am taking my late mother’s name [HALIMAH], as her named was DAYANG HALIMAH BT ABANG HAJI LATIP; second daughter or child in the family.HALIMAH KITCHENis thebrandingof my family business that is Koperasi Keluarga Abang Abdillah Berhad.
More about her……She died in 15thNovember, 1997 at aged of 62, from two diagnoses, i.e. Cervix and Bone Cancer. The sickness was taking about 8 years until she left.
She was veryLOVINGandCARINGmother. She loves kids, gardening, cooking and baking. I won’t forget that she alsoGREATin tailoring and cooking. She learnt many new things from her friends and family. The behavior of her is that she liked to modify recipes and exchanged recipes. She liked invited family and friends to house, no matter how busy she was. Anyway, she was happy that all her children’s are in good education. I, my brothers and sister very thankful to her on how she had raised us up with well educated. Nobody can take her places. By the way, that is all briefly about her.
This is why I am using her name as aBranding. This is now, I am searching all the best recipes she ever made for sharing.
My name Dayang Habsahton bt Abang Abdillah, mother of 5 children, raise them with full education, who always remembered in the mind of every mother who like to see the success of their children. I know it's not easy to educate or care for them on one hand that I was a single mother since 2001.
Feel so FREEDOM where I can do more works or anything freely. No chain around me....hehe.
My behavior is always wanted to be in success for everything, such like to myself, my kids and my business. I never give up for my future time towards success. I used to solve my problems with my two elder sons that their mindset thinking is much matured. We have been working and struggle very hard for the future.
On the Graduation Day of my 2nd son [May 2011]
[Syed Anwar Al Edrus]
On the Graduation Day of my 1st son eldest - centre [Syed Zain Al Edrus]
This year, we stop temporarily this investment for the outsiders due to our short of hands and hard for us to focus or fully concentration.
And as I know that with this Forex Investment everything has change my life and my way of living, too. Now I am notice that it is really workout as proven, with these opportunities and unforgettable with the help of my two sons after struggle very hard, meet new people or friends from net, learnt all the techniques and skill, towards our future. Hoping it will grow more and faster to theGOLDEN WORLD.
Apart from investment, I am doing creative or handcraft for Home Business Base. This is mainly for unemployed mother or any single mother to get extra income.