Sandakan (The Little HongKong)

January 19, 2010

Sandakan Chinese New Year Warming Again!

Filed under: "SANDAKAN" aka The Little Hong Kong — Cedric @ 8:08 am

Yo Readers~!

Food food and food for Chinese New Year will never enough! The more the merrier, right?


Our Chinese “Lap Cheong”. You can steam in your rice cooker or normal fry also can 🙂 forget about the cholesterol for 15 days first, let’s enjoy the food! If you worry, then you better don’t eat. If you eat, then better don’t worry!     


Dry Oyster from Japan! Mix with, Tung Fun, Fatt Choi, Fu Zuk, Muk Yue, etc… mix mix mix and cook! Yum Yum… Ops, no mix with “Gua Zi”, that one is titbit..


Chinese likes to give away hampers and Mandarin oranges for gift, correct or not? Why? Hampers are easy and presentable! Mandarin Oranges, i believe this one all chinese will know why, right? Is Gold 🙂 Mandarin orange in chinese we call it Gold, “Gum” 🙂 you give Mandarin Oranges, means you give Gold to people.. Good sign!!


January 18, 2010

Sandakan welcoming 2010 CNY around the corner.

Filed under: "SANDAKAN" aka The Little Hong Kong — Cedric @ 2:10 am

Hi all Chinese friends,

2010 Chinese new year is very near from today and everybody in Sandakan town here starting to shop their groceries, food and beverage, hampers, etc, to welcome the happy festive and everyone here are in hot passion!!   


Can smell the chinese new year warming or not? Or need some chinese new year songs?? Yes, you can hear Chinese New Year songs everywhere in the shops, mini market, supermarket and neighbors now!! “Chai Sen Dao” means the Weathy God is Arrived!!   


Some imported CNY titbits from Hong Kong and China are ready on sale in the Sandakan Supermarkets. And, Chinese New Year cake, in chinese we call it “Nien Gau”! I’d say is compulsory for Chinese to buy / store at least one or two at home then only can feel the Chinese New Year mood!

Want to see more?     

January 14, 2010

Fresh Seafood dinner in Sandakan, anyone?

Filed under: Sandakan Food — Cedric @ 12:15 am

Hi friends…

Calling to those seafood lover… Come and let’s eat together, Sandakan, the Seafood Paradise..!

This is Local Oyster… I personally never taste it before, anyone interested to eat with me????



The Prawn’s family 🙂 Mantis Prawn, Lobster and Tiger Prawn, which one you prefer???  Just point and let the Captain knows how/what you want to cook with 🙂 steam prawn? Salad prawn? Butter prawn? Sweet and Sour? Spicy? etcssss… Eat first, diet later..


Let’s start our dinner.

1.) Traditional chinese always start our meal with soup first :). Fresh corn soup with crab meat… very sweet and very fresh crab!   

2.) Next, our Sabah vege representative. The Malaizan “Shue Zai Choy”! Again.. Yum Yum!!


3.) Shell, anyone?? This is damn so giant shell and they are bigger than my palm!!! We call them “Sa Bak”. “Sa Bak” steam with garlic on the top of the shell meat, take the meat out with your spoon and one off in your mouth! OMG.. Damn best and fresh, like chewing gum!!


4.) The live swimming “sek bun” and just point which one you want?? Got cha and Plain Steam Fish!! You can taste the freshness from the first bite till last!!   


5.) The crab! This one can choose or not?? Sure! Eat all also can..hahaha.. what is this meal? “The Spicy Crab”

Enough or not??? If not, then come again next time 🙂

January 11, 2010

Never thought that CUCUMBER can do so much!

Filed under: Information — Cedric @ 1:42 am

Hi Readers,

For you guys information and no harm trying 🙂

The Amazing Cucumber

This information was in The New York Times several weeks ago as part of their “Spotlight on the Home” series that highlighted creative and fanciful ways to solve common problems. 

1. Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.

2. Feeling tired in the afternoon, put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a cucumber. Cucumbers are a good source of B Vitamins and Carbohydrates that can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for hours.

3. Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up after a shower? Try rubbing a cucumber slice along the mirror, it will eliminate the fog and provide a soothing, spa-like fragrance.

4. Are grubs and slugs ruining your planting beds? Place a few slices in a small pie tin and your garden will be free of pests all season long. The chemicals in the cucumber react with the aluminium to give off a scent undetectable to humans but drive garden pests crazy and make them flee the area.

5. Looking for a fast and easy way to remove cellulite before going out or to the pool? Try rubbing a slice or two of cucumbers along your problem area for a few minutes, the photochemical in the cucumber cause the collagen in your skin to tighten, firming up the outer layer and reducing the visibility of cellulite. Works great on wrinkles too!!!

6. Want to avoid a hangover or terrible headache? Eat a few cucumber slices before going to bed and wake up refreshed and headache free. Cucumbers contain enough sugar, B vitamins and electrolytes to replenish essential nutrients the body lost, keeping everything in equilibr ium, avoiding both a hangover and headache!!

7. Looking to fight off that afternoon or evening snacking binge? Cucumbers have been used for centuries and often used by European trappers, traders and explores for quick meals to thwart off starvation.8. Have an important meeting or job interview and you realize that you don’t have enough time to polish your shoes? Rub a freshly cut cucumber over the shoe, its chemicals will provide a quick and durable shine that not only looks great but also repels water.

8. Out of WD 40 and need to fix a squeaky hinge? Take a cucumber slice and rub it along the problematic hinge, and voila, the squeak is gone!

9. Stressed out and don’t have time for massage, facial or visit to the spa? Cut up an entire cucumber and place it in a boiling pot of water, the chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber with react with the boiling water and be released in the steam, creating a soothing, relaxing aroma that has been shown the reduce stress in new mothers and college students during final exams.

10. Just finish a business lunch and realize you don’t have gum or mints? Take a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds to eliminate bad breath, the photochemical will kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for causing bad breath.

11. Looking for a ‘green’ way to clean your faucets, sinks or stainless steel? Take a slice of cucumber and rub it on the surface you want to clean, not only will it remove years of tarnish and bring back the shine, but is won’t leave streaks and won’t harm you fingers or fingernails while you clean.

12. Using a pen and made a mistake? Take the outside of the cucumber and slowly use it to erase the pen writing, also works great on crayons and markers that the kids have used to decorate the walls!!

>> Hope you will get more information that you don’t know in the past.

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