Monday, July 11, 2011

Hot! Hot! Hot!

I am sure like these jalapenos, we were once hot! hot! hot!  Fortunately for me, my mum is a very opened minded Chinese lady and she is one person who has no fear of gossips.  No amount of gossips will stop her doing what she thinks is right. I salute her!

Do you all remember back in the seventies, where hot pants, bell bottoms, bell sleeve shirts, micro mini skirts, bare backs and black boots were in fashion?  Yours truly was the first Chinese girl with long black hair, I mean really long till my waist, in my neighbourhood who wore all of the above. Mind you, my mum had received ear full from relatives, friends and neighbors that she should not allow me to dress indecent. I heard complains like "Aiyah, why you let your daughter wear like that?" or "Choi!! Why at the back got no clothe one, so "yoke suen" (ugly looking)?" Why can't these "No. 8s" (When we call someone No.8 in Cantonese it means we regard the person a busybody) mind their own business?  Even my father was furious with me and had a big argument with my mum saying that she is too permissive. The truth was he could not stand to hear gossips. Honestly, people who could not overcome the fear of gossips will be upset all the time. I am glad I am like my mum, maybe not as cool as her but I am seldom being affected by gossips. 

I love the 70s, it was the best era in my life time. There were so many great songs and great fashion.  Here are some fashion of the 70s and I had them all in my wardrobe once upon a time. What about you?

Pictures from

Now, are you ready for the genuine HOT stuff that are equally eye pleasing as the fashion above and at the same time give you one hack of a gratifying eating experience?

Stuffed Jalapeno peppers
Largey adapted from with modification

Servings: 6-10
12 -24 large jalapeno peppers
16 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
 4 large garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup finely chopped sun-dried tomato
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt
1 lb bacon
some cherry tomatoes 
toothpick, soaked for about 15 minutes in water

Mix cream cheese, garlic, sundried tomatoes, cilantro and salt until well blended. Set the mixture aside . Slice the jalapeños lengthwise, then slice at the top along the width of the pepper just about a quarter inch below the base of the stem until you cut through the core, again being careful not to cut completely through the pepper. Now you need to decide whether you want to keep the seed webbing for those that like it really hot, or remove them for a lot less heat. If removing the seeds, gently remove the core using a paring knife by spreading the pepper carefully, you may need to shake some of the remaining seeds out. Pat dry on paper towels the strps of bacon.  Just to soak up some of the grease. Fill either a pastry bag and pipe some of the filling into each pepper until full but still able to almost close the pepper. Wrap each pepper with a strip of bacon then use two or three toothpicks to secure the pepper closed. Place the jalapeños on a medium heat grill and cook until the bacon is crisp. you'll need to turn frequently to heat them evenly. Let them sit for about 5 to 10 minutes and serve with some cherry tomatoes.


  1. Wow,70s? I still a kid at that, still remember my sister wearing that fashion....BTW, the Jalapeno Peppers looks delicious and love the photo,lovely..

  2. 70's I remember my older sister used to wear those kind of clothes actually they are really fashionable.
    I love the recipe Japalenos and other chili peppers are extremely healthy and nitritious should be included in our diet and it is great appetizer.

  3. The 70s fashions looks great; brings back some memories. Your peppers stuffing look delicious with cream cheese and bacon wrapped around. As I'm typing away the wordings here, I just swallow down my saliva to prevent drooling out....hee...hee....

  4. Ooh, I'll leave the jalapenos to you, Quay Po! Great post!

  5. I remember looking at my mom's pics taken during the early 70's and I used to poke fun at her hair, pointy bras and those huge bell bottom pants. LOL.
    It's weird that the jalapenos grown here are not 'hot'.
    I bought some and found them to be rather mild. Or is it that those grown elsewhere is hotter. From what I know the climate and soil does affect the capsaicin level in the chillies, even though they are from the same batch of seeds.

  6. Sorry lose out on food and gotta surrender. Never heard of Jalapeno Peppers? haha. Wow talking about the HOT 70's in general got lots to talk*8* about, those bell bottoms, words like psychedelic & groovy. What the Gen X & Y missed today are the cowboy movies from John Wayne & Clint Eastwood. Not much chance to watch good cowboy movie now or great TV series like "Little House On the Prairie" where they inculcate good morale & values in children upbringing.

  7. Yep went through all that era myself, and now thay seem to be coming back again except the mini skirts seem even more mini!!!
    This recipe looks very yummy. I picked one of my first peppers from the garden yesterday , thought it was an ordinary one and took a large bite of it, wow it nearlky blew my head off Ha ha it was VERY hot. Diane

  8. sounds like 70s is the best time ever!!! are these peppers popular then too? I love the hot smoky flavours with the bacon!

  9. I salute your mum as well, not many people can do that and wont be affected by gossips ^_^

  10. I did wear the mini skirts and hip hugger bell bottom jeans with a wide belt. Didn't wear the boots or the colors...I must of been too young heheh! ;)

    The jalapeno poppers look amazing, I love the bacon wrapped around it for an added bonus! Yum! I'm in heaven.

  11. Your mom sounds AWESOME. And I also love the fashion from the 70s. It was just so colorful and so much fun!

    Mmm those poppers look so good!

  12. Mmmhhh, hot hot hot!!! ;-P Those look so delicious! I wish I could find Jalapeño peppers here...



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  14. glad to meet you.thank you for coming by. :)

  15. Your bacon wrapped jelepenos look so mouth watering.

  16. Oh, yes... I was just as hot as you!!! LOL! My daughter really gets a good laugh at some of my photos from way back then.
    My husband will LOVE these peppers! He loves hot, and everything about them is ideal for our backyard party!

  17. Drooling! wait till my sons see this, they'll sure to pester me to buy bacon to try lol!

  18. I don't care for gossip either. People will think and say what they want even if you try your hardest to please them. Plus, the people who are going to gossip about you aren't your true friend's anyways.

    My gosh Veronica, these look sooooo good. The flavours are a perfect melody. Bacon was the perfect finishing touch. Yummerssssss!

  19. @LeQuan, High five for not letting gossips wear you down. You are my kind of girl! I believed that true friends always criticize you and reprimand you in the front not behind your back and their main concern is to tell you your fault.

    @Jeannie, I don't blame them, who wouldn't? LOL!

    @Kim, You don't need to tell me your hubby will LOVE these peppers, I already knew it hehe, he married a hot stuff! I don't blame your daughter for laughing at your old photos dressing 70s, I used to laugh at my mum's old photos of the 50s.

    @Little corner of mine, thanks, they are very good.

    @Deliah, You are welcome, I enjoyed my time at your blog looking at all your delicious recipes. Thanks for dropping by and for the follow.

    @Rosa, it is hard to find jalapenos here also, I was very lucky.

    @Joanne, Awesome mum, Awesome fashion of the 70s, Awesome compliment for my dish. MUAX!!

    @Lyndsey, Yes, from your description of the fashion you wore, I can tell you are much younger than I. The bacon is the hero in this dish.

    @That Girl, so you are a hot stuff too? hehe

    @rosaria, I give you a double! hehe

    @neyeeloh, You are right, especially Asian right?

    @daphne, Back in the 70s, I knew nothing about Western cuisine, I am a kampong Chinese girl lah so have no clue what jalapenos look like. LOL!

    @Diane, Good to know someone is from my era. Oh how nice, you got peppers in your garden? I love hot peppers even when steam comes out from my nose and ears.

    @Bananaz, did you just gave away your age? hehe.. I agree, I miss those cowboy movies and Little House on the Praire and High Chaparral were one of my many favorites.

    @wendy, you laugh at your mom's old pics, wait till your kids grow up, they will laugh at yours... this is called the "Vicious Cycle! LOL!

    @yummychunklet, oh you must try my dear, if you are afraid of the heat, switch on the fan! hehe

    @Mel, This is so good and the next time I see jalapenos again, I will definitely make it again.

    @raquel, You are right, this is a great appetizer and a very visually appealing one.

    @yummylittlecooks, Thanks for the comment on the dish and photos, they made my day.

  20. Gosh... you are such inventive cook! You even wrapped it with bacon, superb!!!

  21. @Alice, Thanks but I adapted the recipe from a food website.

  22. Those poppers look good. Bacon!!!!!!

  23. wow.. finally a great recipe for Jalapeno... one of my favorite chili... and with Bacon... die die must try to make this! XD

    Thks for the great recipe!

  24. i rarely hear gossips abt me or maybe it didnt reach my ears yet!! But gossips can be very hurting too especially if you hear that it comes from people whom you regards as 'family'. I havent tried jalapeno, i always see it in jusco, i wonder if they taste like green chilli..

  25. @lena, It is true that it hurts if the gossip cones from those you trust and love but then they doesn't fit in the term "family". Oh do you see them in Jusco Ipoh? I don't see them very often at Jaya Grocers KL.

    @Food Dreams, will appreciate you let me know when you tried the recipe.

    @Reese, hahaha yes BACON, who can resist?


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