:p I regret most of the content/jokes here. 40% of which are cringe-worthy. This is not a blog that I'd want my nephews/nieces ...or anyone to read, actually. but it's still up here because of sentimental reasons. The blog took a lot of time to build & I just don't have the heart to delete it. If you do find the jokes funny - I'm happy to know that they're entertaining. Otherwise, here's a more "proper" one http://coffee-choc.blogspot.com ...prob not as funny, mainly about chocolates and coffee and food & music

Friday, June 12, 2009

Hostelling & learning how to make "capati"

Before you start thinking that Central Hostel is paying me to write this, let me clarify that I'm not at all advertising for them :)

Having been through a 6-month long information search process before I arrived in Auckland, I wish that there's somebody to guide me before I got here - basic stuff like,... where to open a bank account, where to stay, where to eat..., the must-try local specialties...

This is a post that's dedicated to all Working Holidaymakers out there, especially those who are traveling alone to New Zealand

One of the major issues that you'd have to deal with is of course, accommodation

I would recommend hostelling
- hostelling provides a wonderful cultural exchange opportunity

But, be prepared to battle with fleas and bed bugs

Last week, Ashish Bijwe taught us how to make "capati"
The cooking lesson is extremely useful because "capati" cost 5 times more in Auckland compared to your regular "mamak" stall in Malaysia.

(For those of you who are new to Indian cuisine, "Capati" is similar to tortilla wraps, except that you use wheat flour to make them instead of cornflour)

Capati making is pretty simple
All you need is a packet of flour
+ enough water to knead a pliable dough
- Form dough into small little balls
- Roll them out
- Grill using a flat pan
Voila! You have your very own homemade capatis
Okay,... I should also mention that Ashish is not just a capati expert
He's a budding artist-cum-graphic designer-cum-web developer
For more information on Ashish's work http://www.ashish.co.nz/

1 comment:

  1. Thanks a ton it has been a fantastic help, now to make "capati" is definitely very easy by using your tips. Kudos