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2015.09.25 | 蒸比叮好

[Volume 10 Issue 9, #2059]
Steaming is Better Than Microwaving
我諗大家應該都明白到如果公司有部微波爐, 咁可以喺公司內叮熱甚至整啲嘢食, 已算很好.. 如果閣下有跟我個blog嘅話, 過去幾個月我就係咁做喇.. 好明顯, 得個微波爐又真係整唔出咩花臣嘅, 之不過可以煮到好似咁嘅一碗即食麵, 有午餐肉, 煙肉, 青菜, 杏鲍菇同一隻蛋, 我當係好幸福㗎喇.. 哈峆!!
i guess we all understand that if there is a microwave in the office, then it's good enough to heat up or even cook something for a quick lunch in the office.. that is what i have been doing since few months ago, if you have been following my blog.. obviously, we cannot expect anything fancy with just a microwave, but if i could whack up something like this bowl of instant noodles loaded with luncheon meat, bacon, veggie, eryngii mushrooms and an egg, then i am blessed.. haha!!
Instant Noodles Loaded with Ingredients using Microwave
當然, 我哋都知道經常用微波爐叮嘢食其實對身體唔好啦.. 所以聽取意見後, 公司最終為茶水間添置咗部電蒸爐.. 好嘢!! 有咗呢個電蒸爐, 我哋就可以喺辦公室內由零開始整啲「稍為複雜啲」嘅嘢食, 雖然唔係乜嘢都得, 但係至少多啲嘢得囉, 嘻嘻!! 準確啲, 應該係話住家feel.. 咩嘢咁住家feel呢?? 點擊下面個電蒸爐睇下SK茶水間蒸緊啲咩?? 呵呵~~ :p
of course, we all know it is not healthy eating microwave food all the time.. so, after listening to some sugggestions, the company finally added a steamer into the pantry.. hip hip hooray!! with that, we are able to cook more not-so-simple food from scratch in office itself, though not all food but at least more food, hehe!! and to be more precise, more HOMELY food.. what homely food you wonder?? click on the steamer below to see what's steaming in SK's pantry!! hehehe~~ :p
New Food Steamer in Office Pantry
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simple steaming meal: one soup and two dishes
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  1. Wei, I like this post! You said "Click on the steamer to see the food".. I was wondering, eh, boleh ke ni? Then I really click on the steamer picture, and I see food pictures !! Wahhhhh, lei hou lek ahh !!

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    1. When I see those dishes, I think of my lady boss.. I told you guys kan, she likes to cook in the pantry.. She has a rice cooker in the pantry, so whatever she cooks, it's using the rice cooker..

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    2. Her usual food: white rice, steamed water egg, soup and porridge.. But most of the time, it's porridge.. She took meat and vegetables and dried oysters to office, wash it in the morning, put everything into a bowl, cover the bowl with plate (so that no smell), and "taan" inside the rice cooker.. I see nice jugak..

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    3. Soup and steamed egg can do inside the steamer, whereas cabbage and green veges can be done inside the microwave hor.. I see got one potatoes and minced meat thingy in your first picture, that one, either microwave or steamer also can hor..

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    4. Ahhh, your second picture got fish.. This reminds me of another colleague who boils fish soup inside the rice cooker.. She really washed the whole piece of fish in the pantry, add in some ginger and spring onions.. The whole pantry very wangi lor.. Add sesame oil also.. Wah, sedap..

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    5. Eh, I realized hor, your soup a lot of liew.. More liew than soup geh? I see daikon, normally I cut into big chunks, add carrot, and meat, and boil soup.. After that I discard the daikon, just take the soup only.. But depends la, some poople like "liew", some like the liquid only.. Take red bean for example.. I like the beans, hubby likes the liquid.. Huhuhu...

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    6. Eh, next time can boil tong sui and tong yuen liao.. Not only rice and soup and steamed egg hor.. Can boil barley, loh hon kuo, red bean, farn shue tong sui, red dates+longan+rock sugar+papaya tongsui.. Wah, the list goes on... I like wei..

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    7. Next post, we wana see tongsui and dessert post ok.. Homemade tongsui cooked in office - title.. Ok mou?

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    8. Walau eh.... Your comments sounded so interesting la about a rice cooker that produces wonders! I would laugh harder if your lady boss baked a cake with rice cooker too! Muahahaha

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    9. lek meh?? my post always got this trick to ask readers to click this and click that to show hidden contents ga mah, haha..

      yeah, actually the steamer and rice cooker also same concept lah, both also use steam to cook the food lor.. and the second photo that one is a piece of chicken (gai jing jing gai - steam chicken with chicken essence) not fish leh, cannot do fish in office lah later very stinky leh..

      as for the soup, maybe the bow is small lah, somemore quick boil mah so put more liew and less water, then more flavor lor.. oooh, can woh, tong sui is a good idea.. just like boiling the soup je ma hor?? i will try that.. :)

      BTW, some bloggers have actually baked cakes using rice cooker dei, don't think it's impossible~~

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    10. I don't even know rice cooker can do so many things, I know rice cooker can make porridge but to use like that first time see (okay, I admit I hardly go into the kitchen, even those I cook, I only use simple steps, I claim myself that's consider very good for a person hardly went into kitchen) thanks for the tips, maybe I'll try this next time! =p

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    11. i've seen bloggers using rice cooker to do many things, and i find those amazing.. okay, i think another one you sure have heard or even done before - using rice cooker to steamboat~~ :D

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    12. Yup, you definitely reminds me that I did that in U.S. during winter for steamboat, hahaha, that was my first time see rice poker can have so many functions as well.

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    13. ahem..actually hor...rice cooker can really bake cake leh. Not those fancy bakery cakes but normal simple simple cake can leh.

      bake cake...hey! SK! your steamer ah...can bake cake too you know. those cantonese called "Kai Than koh" and Huat Kueh also can. Very easy leh . Just flour, eggs, sugar salt and baking powder. Next time when got 1st and 15th day of the month and you need Huat Kueh for prayer, can make your own in the office instead of buy. Now teatime you can also have dessert lor.

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    14. So sweet of Small Kucing, but I don't know that steamer can do baking leh, so does it take longer time to do so? Or almost the same time as the oven?

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  2. Wah did you actually cook all that in the office pantry?? Or just using the steamer to reheat? Such a nice spread of food! I still think I'll stick to microwave to save time :P

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    1. yeah, cook from scratch in the office pantry, haha.. just prepare everything, pop into the steamer, set the time and then get back to work, when hear the "ding" sound from the steamer, then lunch is ready :D

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  3. Finally, Thambee is enjoying healthier food in the food with an electric steamer! It is so easy and healthy to cook this way. I will not bother to blog about the dangers of the MW ovens again. I used them for a long time in US but didn't know that it was quite harmful to our cells until the Americans themselves started to campaign to ban these MW ovens. It is not easy to ban it, so they launched campaigns to promote healthier alternatives to cook our meals. I almost could not live without a MW oven as a student as it helped me to cook and heat up the food very fast without using stoves until I watched the documentaries. The atoms and molecules get heated up in seconds & would penetrate into our body cells so easily and actively while it is still hot or even warm!!! What happens to our body's cells in the long run, is up to your own imagination when the researchers pointed out to the affected mouths, throat and even stomach!!! All the cells damaged, thanks to the MW ovens! So scary la.

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    1. yeah, thought MW is very convenient but actually not that good huh?? steam is better, and i actually find the steamer very convenient too.. though the cooking time is longer but then it seems to be safer than MW.. just pop the food into the steamer, set the time and when hear the "ding" sound then food is ready.. it's actually the same procedure as using MW, just longer time.. i'm totally fine with that, just get back to work while waiting..

      with the steamer we are actually cutting down a lot on using MW.. also with steamer, our food is almost oil-less, good right??

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    2. your steamer so high tech one ah...me still using old wok to steam thing. always have to jaga api or else water will dry up.

      i think next step maybe buy a pressure cooker also. Can cook up more things leh.

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  4. If you walk around Klang Valley and observe those mainland Chinese folks who work & reside here. See how they cook their daily meals using just one rice pot & one mini cooker. They would cook rice, soups, steamed egg and fry one vegetable. This is almost their standard daily meals, so similar to what Princess Ribbon has mentioned about her lady boss cooking in the pantry. I had similar surprises when I walked in the narrow lanes in China's villages and peeped into their dining & kitchen areas, they always have rice, steamed eggs, soup and just one veggie! Why so standard, I just wonder? This looked sufficient and complete as a nutritious meal, right?

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    1. yes, i find both the steamer and rice cooker are using the same concept, steam to cook the food.. we do not have rice cooker, but this steamer can actually cook rice, and the rice steamed this way tastes better than cooked using rice cooker, i can feel it..

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    2. will look into this the next time I go Aeon. Plastic also hentam la....Hmmm....maybe Lazada have cheaper ones...will cari

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  5. I kept staring at your brand new toy electric steamer and wonder what brand it is. I have seen many in the supermarkets and they have only few brands. You must be using Elba brand!!

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    1. it's Tefal, bought at AEON with discount, just slightly more than RM100, quite affordable..

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    2. Will look into this. sounds like a good investment.You know me lah. Very lazy dei. If can one pot cook all lagi bagus leh. No need so many things.

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  6. Yes, steaming is way better than microwaving. I like to steam fish and eggs.

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    1. yes, with the new steamer we actually have been "ignoring" the MW most of the time.. :)

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    2. Actually you can bring those left-over rice from home and steam it at your office. Steam soup is also very convenient. But steam green vegetables is not so perfect as it might destroy those vitamins.

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    3. Microwave is good for fast preheating of ready cooked food. Good with paus too.

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    4. hehe, no leftover for me, but instead i can cook "fresh" dishes from scratch in the pantry, that's even better!!

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  7. SK, that bowl of noodles with bacon, luncheon meat, veggie and egg is enough to make feel hungry and drool.

    Now, you got another new kitchenware in the office. You and your colleague used that steamer to make soup, veggie, eggs, potatoes and rice. I would say all your dishes look very healthy and balance to me. I don't mind having these dishes as my lunch. Are you doing the cooking most of the time? Or you take turn to cook with your colleague or you guys play masak masak together?

    Looking at those dishes, I think you have a good time and you enjoy your meal very much.

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    1. I like that steamer very much. If I have it, I will use it to steam cup cake, buns and huat kuih. I just steamed a chocolate moist cake over the weekend. Perhaps, you can come a bit early in the morning, preparing everything and putting it to steam. Those cup cakes, buns and huat kuih can be served as your morning snacks or afternoon tea time snacks.

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    2. You can also steam corns, steam bao, steam bread, steam fish, steam so many things with your steamer. Good investment la!

      In fact, do you mind telling me the preparation cooking time for 2 dishes and 1 soup ? Our office is very strict.
      My friend went to jamban for 15minutes, my boss has started to search him from using the paging system. lol!

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    3. SK, your office pantry has microwave and steamer, if you can have budget to buy an oven, then you guys can do even better dishes. You can grill chicken wings, bake pizza, bake lasagna, make your own "char siew" or "siao bak" or bak kwa or etc.

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    4. I see you guys cooking radish soup most of the time, radish soup is very delicious, my daughters love radish soup. Next time you can try boiling pumpkin soup. pumpkin soup is easy to cooked.

      By the way, I always see 2 bowls of rice only, only two of you are cooking your own lunch? Or everyone is cooking their own lunch, but you just show yours? Good to know that you guys put steamer and microwave into full use.

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    5. With this new gadget in the kitchen, you can really cook up a storm in the pantry. Steamed food is better than microwave food, i reckon. SK, don't you like tofu, you can steam tofu with egg next time. My MIL always steamed tofu with egg, it is so delicious and nutritious. Full of protein, SK!

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    6. yeah, this steamer is actually very convenient.. just prepare the food, pop into the steamer, set the time and we can go back to our seat to continue with work, when hear the "ding" sound then means lunch is ready.. and actually can do a lot of things with this steamer, but of course we just cook simple things in the office lah, not good to be too complicated like at home mah, haha.. if at home, surely can make use of it to do many other things..

      we actually have a microwave, a toaster oven and now this steamer in the office, hahaha.. so what can Yannie suggest us to cook with these appliances??

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    7. Steamer, microwave and toaster oven are more than enough for you to cook your 2 dishes and 1 soup lunch every day already. You can steamed veggie, grilled chicken and boiled corn soup; you can also steamed egg, grilled prawns, boiled pumpkin soup; you can also steamed tofu, grilled sweet potatoes, boiled radish soup; you can also steamed potatoes, grilled fish, boiled ABC soup; the list is going on and on.

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    8. wah, what a long list.. but again, at home sure no problem lah, the problem is everything has to be kept simple in the office pantry lor..

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  8. I love microwave, the reason is I've been request so long for the microwave, and finally my boss brought it in, because last time I requested to have one, he said he has unused one at home and he's gonna to bring it, but say say only never happens, don't waited for how many months then I asked again, and only remember to bring it. So by now so far has one microwave is better than nothing.

    But I also like to steam...and I know it's better, since the microwave case has taken for so long, I guess the steam one if further in the future I want it I better prepare it myself rather than waiting lo...

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    1. haha, finally a microwave, somemore your boss sponsored that with his old one.. actually steamer seems to be safer than microwave, at least don't have to scared things "explode" like in the microwave case hor?? though takes longer to cook, but the concept still the same leh.. put in the food, set the time and wait for the "ding" sound..

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    2. Choi, I also scared it explore, that's why when I use it every time I would like to pray first, hahaha! Hope nothing would happen, and I would leave the microwave cold for awhile then only go nearby open the microwave, hehe! I haven't try it before, hope I would get one soon, but I think probably I get one for myself is faster la, hahaha!

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    3. hahaha, true.. sometimes when i'm heating up something i've not heated before, i will pray also~~ :D

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  9. If my office's pantry has a steamer, I will never go eat in the cafeteria ever again! So hang fook lah your office. But ah, you cook like that, it seems that every day you will be hogging the steamer for long. How much time you take to prepare these meals??

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    1. and your mum will be very happy you steam lunch in the office, haha.. errr, actually my office is very small, too small you won't believe.. so there is no such thing as hogging lah, because just cook and everyone eats.. one meal like this, around 1-1.5 hours lor, but it's more waiting time lah.. just prepare the things pop into the steamer, set the time, go back to own place and wait for the "ding" just like microwave :)

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  10. fuiyo.... looks like SK is steaming a full course luncheon thre lah!

    Respect!

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    1. hehehe, actually rather hebat also hor?? hihihi :p

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  11. So, usually, u plan what you want to cook, go buy the ingredients once a week, and then bring to the office what you want to cook?

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    1. actually not much variation, buy the things once a week, all dump into office fridge lah, no need to bring from home mah..

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  12. I see two bowls of rice there or are there more bowls of rice? You cook for how many persons to eat in your office? If like 10 persons want to use the steamer, how ah? Need to book first or take turns day by day? Or fight it out? I also want to know how long you take to cook all those yummy food. Looks like the portion quite a lot. You go market first and then go office to work with your sayur to be cooked for lunch? Hahahaha, so many questions from me but I am really impressed that you can prepare all these dishes and eat them within the 1 hour lunch time. Very good, well done! :)

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    1. my office is very small, so small you won't believe, haha.. so there is no hogging and no queuing needed, just cook and everyone eats, like one family, haha.. will get the stuffs like during weekend, for a week's supply, then put into office fridge.. and around 1-1.5 hours for each meal, more waiting time only.. just prepare the things, pop into the steamer, set the time to cook then go back to seat and continue with work.. when the "ding" is heard, that means lunch is ready.. actually quite convenient just like microwave, just take longer to cook.. :)

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    2. So small that I won't believe means you are a one-man show in your office kah? One leg kick all work?

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  13. Wahhhh... very healthy and balanced meal, SK! You are quite a good cook too.. simple and nice is the best... Yes, a steamer is definitely better than a microwave.. I have both at home but they are not put into use often.. hahaha...

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    1. hehehe, of course "healthy" lah.. using steamer and also limited ingredients somemore in office pantry rather constrained mah, impossible to cook out anything sophisticated lor.. lazy people will use MW or steamer lah, because just set the time and wait.. but most people still prefer to cook using stove right?? :)

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    2. Using stove is tai chow and ends up washing a lot especially on the walls... prefer to steam and steam... especially for my age now, need to watch what I eat.... hahahaa.. from my blog, looks like a lot of unhealthy food, most times when I eat healthy, I dont blog about them cos they dont turn out nice one... hahaha..

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    1. I like one dish from each, haha!!

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  15. Your Chinese title "Zhen bi ding hao" I thought the "ding" is mosquito "ding", after reading then I know the "ding" is the sound of the microwave and steamer

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    1. haha, actually the Chinese I am writing is Cantonese.. sometimes may not make sense if you read that as Mandarin.. :p

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  16. Cool.. it is so nice to see that your company listens to its employees and provide them what they need..
    Now the you got steamer in the office, I'm sure your menu lists will be expanded haha..
    I'm really amazed with the kind of diet or cuisine you have in Malaysia.. I noticed that most of your meals will either include veggies or pasta which are both extremely healthy
    of all the three set of meals you shared, I think I love the first and second meals the most

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    1. yeah, because my company is just a small company hence communications and voices are always heard, it won't be that easy if a company is a big corporation, agree?? these dishes are somehow typical Malaysians of the Chinese descendant will be having at home.. soup, meat and veggie dishes with rice.. :)

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  17. Yes, I guess every organisations have one or more microwaves in the pantry, especially one to cater to halal food while the other for the rest. And, for big companies, you needed more microwaves to avoid the queues in the pantry..hahahha... This is especially so with more foreigners working in this region especially Singapore and most of them still not get used to the local hawker food here.

    I think it's very convenient to just heat up your home cooked food or simple dishes that you have been showing us lately. It's better to go out and spend money on unhealthy hawker food , not to mentioned the hot sun or the ...erm... haze.

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    1. yeah, you have a point there.. my company is very small so we just need one microwave and one steamer and that's more than enough.. :)

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  18. aiyo... your this bowl of instant noodles is so much better than those sold at the HK restaurants. There are so much ingredients in this bowl , so much better than those Nissin noodles sold out there which charge us around RM10 per bowl.

    But yeah la, eating too much instant noodles also no good as it's a processed food. But I remember you also dished out something else which are more healthy, I can't remember the dishes due to my poor memory..hahaha...

    And, you mentioned you have more time during the lunch break where you can take a power nap or do some of your personal stuffs.

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    1. of course it will be more economical to cook your own "loaded" bowl of instant noodles.. those you have in restaurants sure cut-throat one lah.. i don't often eat instant noodles lah, only when there is no alternatives, haha~~

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  19. Wah ...so now you upgraded your culinary skills with the new gadget in the pantry, a steamer. Yeah, I also heard microwaved food are not so healthy due to the wave exposure or something, though not sure how real is it. My wifey also used it for convenient sake, but more to heat up food.

    A steamer definitely is healthier for consumption food. Just steamed it and voila, your home cooked food is ready. Can also steam pau for tea time or breakfast. So, I assume you will be hogging the steamer during lunch time ? muahahhaa...

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    1. yeah, if can steam then of course it will be more ideal than microwave.. ooopsss, pau?? yes, i did that before.. bought some, kept in fridge and then steam to eat.. errr, small company and everyone eats, so no hogging also lah.. :)

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    2. Better read up how the microwaves have produced more beds for the hospitals to allow more cancer patients to get treatment. You still allow your wife to heat up the food, so that your family could eat? Adoi. Use gas, charcoals or even candles to cook la. That is safer dei.
      Your wife is a home maker and has all the time to cook using the conventional way.

      Just my 2 cents and it is up to you.

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  20. wah ... as I mentioned before, you have upgraded your culinary sills with the steamer or rather have better food during lunch. So, you cooked the food at home and bring to office to steam it, or you cook it in the office? It seems you cooked it in the office! And, all are simple but healthy three course meals....not bad!! Got soup somemore!

    So , I presume you have been shopping at the malls for the vegetables, eggs, meat and formula with ingredients for the soup!

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    1. all the things are in the fridge in office, of course cook from scratch in office lor.. all simple things only lah, no formula one, hahaha~~ :D

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    2. You must remember that SK Thambee is a very intelligent fella from Chennai's poorest slumdog area by the river banks of Ganges River where the vultures roam while bodies float down the river. Who would imagine that SK would shine as the smartest Thambee who migrated to Kuala Lumpur! See how he could think and plan wisely from his blogging styles up to his office pantry! He is amazing! You never know what next he might do. He might blog that he has created a HTML formula to make the pantry cook his meal by itself by just clicking the mouse and select the menu!!! Seeing is believing dei.

      Who on earth go shopping in the malls for vegetables, eggs, meat and formula with ingredients for the soup??? They would cost a bomb and this Smart SK Thambee would calculate so detailed just like how he calculate our comments & quality!

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  21. A steamer in the office - very cool! I'm not much for microwave, really, just as well the one at home has quit on me. Replaced it with an conventional oven instead.

    Wow, luncheon meat and bacon in the office! Surprised your office allows that. Not in mine - people have been terminated for bringing that good stuff in.

    *Cough, cough* due to the haze.

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    1. yes, i find the steamer better than microwave.. but of course sometimes microwave can be way more convenient.. anyway, we have already cut down the usage of microwave since we had the steamer sitting in the pantry.. :)

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  22. Meal A seems very vegetarian , a white carrot soup which is my favourite, green vegetables and errrr...what's the other dish, I can't recognise it. It must be some canned food I guess. hmmm...I think you cooked these at home, where got time to cook rice, unless you hog the steamer during lunch...haahahaha....

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    1. haha, not vegetarian lah because i am not!!! that one is potato oink-oink lah, just cincai cincai do one, definitely not canned food like you thought.. and the steamer comes with two layers, i can cook two at a time.. all are cooked from scratch in the pantry lah~~ :p

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    2. How could Kurage Anay ever think that SK Thambee is a vegetarian? If that ever happens, the sun will rise from the West.
      So many food photos from SK's blogs have shown all the dishes piled with meat layers after layers like car tyres. Look at his size that speaks his diet. Muahahahaha

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  23. Meal B got an omelette, cabbage and a ...... herbal chicken soup ? That seems a lot , casn you finished it ? The omelette looks good anyway and it's very typical home cooked food. I love it too if not for the hassled, meaning if got a sdweet young thing prepared it for me, then I don't mind...muhahahahahaha....

    eh...the portion seems a lot , you can finished it?

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    1. omelette?? errr, either my steam egg is so bad that it looks like omelette, or you overestimated me that i can fry up an omelette using the steamer, hahaha~~ :D

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    2. Yeah lah, I also could not find the telor goreng. I thought it was patially hidden and Kurage could spot it with his many antennae!
      You can make onsen eggs with your steamer as that is the perfect way to make.

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  24. Meal C seems the best, got white carrot soup again, luncheon meat with potato and asparagus ??? wah .... if I am your colleague, I will tah pau a bowl of rice and share the dishes with you. The food looks so good! Got anyone wanted to ask for a share of the food, especially the ladies ? muahahahahha...

    The steamer really improve your lunch and you no longer have those quick and easy food. Not it's slightly more complicated. Good for you!! Next, maybe take orders from your colleagues and earn some money ? Furthermore, some folks also like to home cooked food but too lazy or busy to cook ! hahaha...

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    1. that one ah?? where got luncheon meat?? it's white radish soup, cucumber and then potato oink-oink with mushrooms.. hahaha!! my company is actually very small lah, cooked all that and everyone share share eat lor, just like a family~~ :)

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    2. Walau Eh! This Kurage Anay can dream on to buy rice to share his dishes with Thambee. I went to his office several times but he never ajak me to eat his steamed food! I suspect he puts fresh abalone, scallops and caviar in his cooking. Too costly to invite me. How sad!

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  25. Some of my Indian colleagues also did the same as you but their dishes are lesser than yours, probably a two course meal and they brought their rice. Anyway, they microwaved it in order to heat it up.

    I am still wondering whether you cooked all these in the office or brought from home? hahahha... Hard to believe you have so much time to cook during lunch time in the pantry. Everybody must be looking at you.

    Next, bring a wok and a heater? hahaha.... You can also have steamboat in the office. Not so difficult to prepare , just get ready the soup and wash the ingredients, and a bowl of rice.

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    1. i mentioned in the post itself, all cooked FROM SCRATCH in the pantry lah.. all the stuffs are in the office fridge mah, just get them done in the pantry lah, haha.. afterall, just need to prepare the things, pop into the steamer, set the time to cook and then go back to the seat to continue with work while waiting to hear the "ding" sound.. it's that simple only, don't think too much.. you don't have to jaga there like you are cooking using a stove.. :)

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    2. Fulamak! This sotong kurage always does speed reading in blogs and leaves blurry comments. Muahahahaha
      This SK Thambee has mentioned few times how he cooked in his pantry and if he tapao food from home, nothing to brag la.

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  26. Wow! Now you have a steamer in your office pantry! Yes, that's really good as you can now use the steamer to cook other varieties of food. I clicked on all three of your meals and I must say that I am impressed!

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    1. yeah.. more varieties of food with the new steamer, we love it!! :)

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    2. Aiyoooyo! This SK will become another kitchen diva like PH soon. Now got microwave and steamer. Next round, SK will blow his trumpet that he has bought ice cream maker, oven, cake mixer, washing machine and OSIM massage chair. Lastly, he would but a bed and mattress to sleep pula. Wakakaka

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  27. You steamed all that in your office pantry? Wow. I am impressed. When I was working, lunch time is just an hour. That means running across the road to grab whatever to fill my tummy before getting back into the office.

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    1. we work on flexi-hours so not much of an issue that we need to follow strictly the one hour lunch.. anyway, just quickly get the food prepared, pop into the steamer and then set the time to cook, go back to seat to continue with work and when the "ding" is heard means time to makan.. it's not spending the entire time there cooking also.. :)

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    2. Sk must be the CEO la in his company. He can sleep, blog, take shower, steam food and even pray inside his office. I think that one is a SoHo type of working environment.

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  28. And I'm wondering how many colleagues do you have? Do you have to wait long to use the steamer? Does the rest of your colleagues use it too?

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    1. very small company only lah.. we all makan together, and if cooking also makan together like a family.. no queue and no hogging per se.. :)

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    2. There are 20 fellas in his small office! Still have to wait lah.

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    3. 20! If each of you use 5 mins.. wah.. lunch oso become dinner that time.

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    4. I guess he mean cook for everybody at once, not like making like few dishes for each person! =]

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  29. Good morning SK

    Fuiyoh...now you upgraded liao ah. Instead of solely microwave ...now got steaming jor. Soon will put in a big baker oven and make cakes kor? hahahaha

    but betul la...heard also eating too much microwaved food is no good. Not good for health. I had two Microwave oven. Given one away to a friend and left one,was quite useful la to defrost stuffs from the fridge and also heat up food the quick way but i feel like doesnt taste the same as steaming. Hubby even "fry" keropok keping using microwave leh.

    Anyway, that microwave condemned liao when moving house. Mother-in-law kept telling to buy microwave to replace that so that can heat up food fast. But still I don't feel like buying la as i tarak use also nowadays. Preferred to steam the food instead of using microwave . Later the microwave become white elephant only. Use only when she comes to town. waste of space.

    But for you...you need to cook things fast, the have to use microwave la. "Ting!" then the food is ready jor. At home i don't have to make it fast./ Just normal speed will do,

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  30. Fuiyoh.....even listening to suggestion from your colleagues and bought a steamer ya.

    pss pss....can tell me apa brand steamer ka? and the price? Sei for la...now my hand itchy liao feeling like getting a steamer jor. Usually i steam my food using wok or rice cooker. But my wok tarak see through glass. so always have to open the cover and see if the fish or what ever is cooked or not.

    Yours i see can see through. Quite big also leh. One compartment can masuk one plate ya?

    Rice how? used rice cooker to cook ka?

    So nice leh to be able to have steam soup. Wah..... make herbal chicken soup...sure whole office wangi liao. even your this white radish soup already very wangi liao.

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  31. on the photos punya topis

    Photo A

    Radish soup with red dates ka? No gei Ji? The red date like not cook long enough wor. still like very "round" hahaha. Didn't know you like radish soup. some people doesn;t like and those who are taking medication cannot drink this soup coz said to "clean away" the medicine wor.

    suggestion...next time can use your rice pot to cook this radish soup...and buy the uncooked wantan mee. Just jirus the wantan mee with hot and cold water....pour the soup on top of the wantan mee, then you will have a nice soup based wantan mee. I learn from the Wantan mee shop in glenmarie. They use the radish as soup based with chicken feet and bones. Very "sweet" soup. Unique lo.

    Wah...the Pak Choy how long punya la....throwaway the yellow leaves la. LOL.

    Apatu in the bowl? Minced meat with potatoes? Ho jiak wor.... better looking than the mixed rice shop punya dish

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  32. Photo B

    Top one is steamed chicken or steamed fish? sorry ah? my eyes rabun leh. Nice leh to have geji there. if chicken add two slices of dong guai....will gives you more energy after eating that dish. the gravy also nice to add into the rice.

    If fish add ginger or maybe bean paste,....syok max. can make into "min si yui".Saw similar dish at Pete's old blog.he also pandai masak like you.

    steam eggs looks like not enough water leh. Add a bit of sesame oil on top...very harum de. I heard trick to make smooth steamed egg is put a piece of kain or plasticcling wrap on top of the plate so that the water wont go in and make it lubang lubang like this. But for me ...at home i pakai hentam la...ugly looking also just eat aje la.

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  33. Photo C

    you really like radish soup ka or saja cook again coz wanna finish up the radish?

    is that chinese leek? I love chinese leek cook with meat. If roast meat lagi bagus. Hahaha... Some people do not like chinese leek coz when go toilet will have smell. I wanted to buy chinese leek in cameron highland the other day but adui...so pricey leh. same price as KL. Might as well i buy from here.

    that one looks like potatoe and yam wor. Only no gravy this round.

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  34. 公司好好哦,连蒸炉都添置给你们~
    你的白萝卜汤的萝卜多到太夸张了啦!

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  35. 嘩!好有雅興喔。其實你公司都唔錯,提供埋點蒸爐;可以叮燒賣食!

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  36. Again, your cooking in the pantry is not something cincai la ok? Consider fancy fancy already lo! That bowl is so packed with ingredients that it almost overflow! Haha! Or is it you who purposely use small bowl so that the whole thing looks packed? :p Good leh, got meat got greens, sure very satisfying and full!

    Wah your company is soooo gooood! Gave you all a steamer! Can organize party liao :p
    Actually if company allows, terus buy the all in one pressure cooker, can bake some more. But erm don't be so greedy la ho? Hehe, got microwave and steamer is good enough.

    Meal A, Is that white raddish soup? Looks like white raddish to me.. Then the other one I guess is meat with potato... Wah the gravy is good enough to go with plain rice! And I see it's table for two ya?

    Meal B, herbal soup? Geng wo! I see it's like big piece of meat! And that steam egg, my all time favorite! Pour a bit soy sauce on top and it'll become heaven! :p

    Meal C, macam meal A just the greens is different. Cucumber is it?

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