Saturday, December 16, 2017

Magnolia Bakery's Famous Banana Pudding Easy Recipe

Abbey: Wilma told me one day that she wanted to have banana pudding. I looked for restaurants or cafe offering this but sadly the only restaurant who sells it is already closed. And the Magnolia Bakery in US is too far. So I made it.

For best results, do this 3 days before the occasion or event.

Here’s how.

1 can of condensed milk
1 1/2 cup of ice cold water
3 cups of heavy cream (thickened cream)
1 packet of Jell-O instant vanilla pudding
1 box Nilla wafers
4 cups or 4 large ripe banana.

Combine water and condensed milk and mix for 1 minute.
Add the instant vanilla pudding and mix for 2 minutes.
Put the mixture in a container and have it settled in fridge for 30 minutes.
While waiting slice the bananas to small pieces.
Whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks are formed.
Fold the pudding into the cream.

Do the layers in a pan: wafers, banana, cream-pudding mixture then repeat.
Put in fridge and serve after.

WILL: I have a problem with food. I have this behaviour to crave and be addicted for some type of food in a certain time. Haha. 

Abbey solved my latest issue in life. How to get the Magnolia Bakery's Famous Banana Pudding. 

On the day he made the it, it taste 'meh'. But when we let to sit the pudding for 2 days. Gosh! The banana and wafer sinked-in together in a rhythm that my tastebuds shouts for joy. Haha! Nice description right? 

Creamy, not that sweet, tasty and adorably perfect. 

Colleagues got to tried it too! And they loved Abbey even more. Haha 

Thanks Abbey for making us happy! Continue to distressing yourself by creating this kind of delicious food.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Matahari Cafe at Nongsapura Ferry Terminal

ABBEY: Before departing from Indonesia, we had lunch at Matahari Cafe; one of the places to dine at Nongsapura Ferry Terminal. 

I got Nasi Lemak. Nothing extraordinary and almost the same taste of Nasi Lemaks I had in Singapore. But the chili is better than the one in Turi Beach resort. 

The whole restaurant is smoking area so be ready to be a second-hand smoker :)

Matahari Cafe (Nongsapura Ferry Terminal)
Fish Curry

Matahari Cafe (Nongsapura Ferry Terminal)
NasI Lemak

Matahari Cafe (Nongsapura Ferry Terminal)
Drinks Menu

Matahari Cafe (Nongsapura Ferry Terminal)

Matahari Cafe (Nongsapura Ferry Terminal)

This is the only restaurant in Nongsapura Pier. This is where we took our last meal on that trip, a lunch. 

I ordered fish curry and to wash it down I requested for hot red velvet. 

I expect too much on their red velvet. Frustration sank in when I felt the powdery substance in my drinks. Argh! Lucky enough, my fish curry met my "spicy" level. The curry is not that creamy on the photo but it is delicious. 

I looked on to Abbey for him to order me a cola and he finished my hot red velvet. Haha! 

Be warned! This is smoking cafe! 

Matahari Cafe
(A) Jl. Hang Lekiu, Sambau, batam, Kota Batam, Kepulauan Riau (Nongsapura Ferry Terminal)

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Batam Fast Ferry (Tanah Merah - Nongsapura - Tanah Merah)

ABBEY: This is the ferry service we had when we went to Batam. We were at Tanah Merah Ferry terminal as early as 6AM for our 8AM-departure. One hour passed, Batam Fast office opened and we got our tickets. 

The ferry is clean and spacious. They even got charging ports :) We departed Singapore and arrived in Indonesia on time. 

But that is not the case homeward bound. We only got to board the ferry an hour after the supposed time of departure. We sat in the upper deck on a cafe-like setting. The engine even died few minutes after we left the port. Batam Fast became Batam “Slow”. Still a good experience and I enjoyed the ride.

Batam Fast Ferry
Tanah Merah - Nongsapura - Tanah Merah
To Turi Beach Resort

Now, for second time, we visited Tanah Merah to board Batam Fast. Yes! There are ferries in here bound to Batam. I am shocked too! I thought this port is exclusive for Bintan-goers only. It is cleaner and organized than the one in Harboufront. 

I am expecting that the Batam Fast will be having a cafe inside, but it didn't have. Anyway, it doesn't matter as our travel time doesn’t exceed for an hour. The ferry is clean. Seats are comfortably good. There are three (3) lavatory and the floor is all wet and no tissue is available for your use. 

Bound back to Singapore, from Nongsapura Ferry Terminal, we seated at second floor and the seat portrays like to be in cafe. There is a table for you to dine. I am not sure if they offer food. I sleep on the entire journey. 

I am so glad that the ocean is calm and I didn't get too dizzy. Or maybe the captain is knowledgeable on his forte! 

Thanks Batam Fast! Till our next trip!

Batam Fast Ferry