Thursday, 5 June 2014

Grilled Salmon

*Picture of Salmon is in my instagram @wawathespot

I LOVE SALMON! I can even eat it raw on a glutinous rice..*yeah and so does everyone..and it is called sushi by the way* This is actually for my sister's confinement so I don't get to eat it *sobs*

My first attempt of grilled salmon is when I saw how the foreign worker at Teppanyaki grilled it. It looks so easy except for the flipping part. The flipping part is quite tricky as the meat will easily tear and stick to the pan.

So I tried it at home and of course it was THAT easy! But because salmon is not that cheap I always doubt whether it is worth all the sweat *it's easy but still, cooking=sweating=exercising=healthy* oh, okay I just answered myself. So here goes...



1. Wash the salmon using wheat flour *some prefer squeezing lemon* and then dab the salmon using dry towel or kitchen roll *this is to reduce the moisture and ensure the outer layer and the skin crispiness*
2. Lightly oil the salmon and dash some salt and course pepper.
3. Next, heat the pan using medium heat.
4. Put the salmon on the pan. Flip it after about 2 minutes.
5. To thoroughly cook it, move the salmon into the oven.

You can always continue cooking it on the pan but it will result in dry salmon. If you like it crispy on the outside and moist on the inside, use this technique!

Closing Down

Most of the question I got nowadays besides inquiries on orders and the location of The Spot (yup, still so many are not aware of the status, got a lot of them in Facebook message despite by the current closing down status ><" ) is WHY???!!!why do you decide to close down?

To name a few reasons is unfair and to point out so much is too cruel. I will start of with the lack-of-staff-reason. Many would understand but a few will just go.."haaa?you don't just close down a shop just because of that!". For some (or many) no, they wouldn't. Especially after all the hardwork they had put in and after seeing the business is achieving so much and just, just starting to bloom. 

And to think back again, I have been through high staff turnover problem since day 1. The major reason can't possibly be the staff. But why? why at that moment of time I am so sure about closing down the shop? 

When I really think of it, it is because I decided to be a wife. Not a good wife (even up until now I don't think I'm being a good wife) but I want to be a wife. I no longer want my priority to be the shop. It's quite a selfish decision but so long as the investor agreed, I'm willing to start all over again when the time comes. 

For those who are thinking about doing business, don't be afraid after reading this. At least now you know that life is all about priority. You cannot have it all my dear. If you want to do business, do it! Go do your best and be a millionaire out of it, create job opportunities for others, be happy for what you have chosen. 

And for those who have deep passion in business but still hindered by your current life status, be patience, insyaAllah the best is yet to come. Whatever it is, be happy because everything that had happened is Allah's beautiful plan for us. And He's plan is the best!