Activities on the 3rd day in Ipoh:
Cass helped around the kitchen. She peeled a pile of pink Barlotti beans for making soup…
… and helped her granny bake an Ogura pandan cake.
It was the first time my mum baked Ogura cake in pandan flavor and it did not turn out as well as she had expected it to be like when she baked the original flavor one. Nonetheless, the cake was very, very yummy and cottony soft. The beautiful green color is pure pandan juice, extracted from pandan leaves grown in the garden.
Feeling challenged and determined to bake a perfect Ogura pandan cake for us, my mum got up at 4:30 a.m. today to bake another Ogura pandan cake. That’s truly a labor of love, from the best mum in the world, thanks mummy!
And the cake turned out beautifully this time – no burnt top and no dampness on parts of the cake. She cut the cake into slices and placed them into containers so that we could snack on them in the train.
To beat the 38C heat, we chilled at Ipoh Parade @ Uniqlo and Popular book store:
While waiting for me to shop, Cass worked on her Crossword Puzzle book, her latest obsession.
Dad cooked our favorite dishes for dinner:
Braised chicken with homegrown sand ginger, braised pork ribs with wood ear fungus and carrots in claypot…
Pan-fried turmeric fish with curry leaves, ginger and onions and blanched ice-berg lettuce with garlic oil.