Sunday, September 30, 2012

Braised Pork with Ginger Scallions

3/4 lb lean pork - sliced thinly
1 bunch green onions - ends trimmed, separate white and green parts
1 pc ginger - julienned
1 fresh red chilli - sliced thinly

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Grilled Black Cod in Teriyaki Sauce

1 lb black cod
1/2 packet brown beech mushroom - ends trimmed
1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
some cornstarch solution
cooking oil

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Napa Cabbage Meatball Soup

1 small bunch nappa cabbage- cut into thick slices
1 small bowl of minced meat
1 tomato - cut into quarters
2 cloves garlic - unpeeled and lightly smashed
2 slices of ginger
3 bowls chicken stock

Steamed Chicken with Chinese Sausage

2 chicken thigh - deboned and cut into bite-sized pieces
1 chinese sausage - sliced
2 shitake mushrooms - soaked, drained and cut into bite-sized pieces (retain water)
1 clove garlic - sliced
2-3 tbsp mushroom water
1 small piece ginger - sliced

Friday, September 21, 2012

Bubur Cha Cha

1 small yam - peeled and cut into cubes
1 sweet potato - peeled and cut into cubes
2 pcs pandan leaves - knotted
2 tbsp sago
1/4 can thick coconut milk
sugar to taste

Stir Fried Leek with Roast Pork

1 stalk leek - sliced diagonally (separate white part and green leafy part)
1 small pc roasted pork - cut into slices
1/2 block beancurd - cut into thick strips and pan fried
3 cloves garlic - chopped
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup water - estimated

dash of sesame oil
2 tbsp cooking oil

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Stir Fried Cabbage with Apple Cider Vinegar

1 small head of cabbage - cut into bite-sized pieces
2 fresh red chillies - remove seeds and sliced
1 cloves garlic - peeled and sliced
2 - 3 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup water
1 tbsp cooking oil

Steamed Chicken Drumsticks with Chinese Herbs

5 chicken drumsticks
4 pieces of dang gui
12 red dates
handful of yuzhu
handful of wolfberries
salt to taste

Monday, September 17, 2012

Yam Spring Roll with Butter

1 small yam - peeled, sliced, steamed and mashed
2 tbsp butter
spring roll wrappers
salt to taste
thick cornstarch mixture or egg wash

Tamarind Duck Soup

leftover roast duck meat
1 small bunch of salted vegetables - soaked for 20 minutes, drained and cut into thick slices 
1 small block of soft tofu - cut into large cubes
1 tomato - quartered
1 small pc ginger - peeled and cut into thin strips
 2 tbsp tamarind paste
2 chilli padi
1 small pot of water 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Cantonese Roast Duck

recipe adapted fm almostbourdain
1 whole duck (about 2 kg)
2 tsp five spice powder
1 tsp salt
4 cloves garlic
4 slices ginger
2 fresh red chillies
2 tbsp che hou sauce or sweet bean sauce
2 tsp sugar
1/4 cup coriander leaves, chopped
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp vinegar

Hakka Suan Pan Zi (算盘子)

My mum is Hakka and this is her way of cooking her suan pan zi.  Well....not being able to get the exact measurement of the ingredients from her.....I try to follow her recipe to the best of my ability :)

350g yam
100g tapioca starch
100 to 200g pork belly - cut into thin strips
3 pieces dried mushroom - soaked, drained and cut into thin slices
handful of dried black fungus - soaked, drained and cut into thin slices
2 tbsp dried prawns - soaked and drained
4 cloves garlic - peeled and chopped
2 shallot - peeled and sliced
a few stalks chinese celery - cut into 1 inch length
dash of white pepper
salt to taste
cooking oil 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Laksa Yong Tau Foo

yong tau foo pieces - refer to yong tau foo recipe
fresh yellow noodles (i use sphaghetti)
1 can coconut milk
laksa leaves (i use with sweet basil)
my mum's sambal belachan or any other brand
1 tbsp dried prawns - soaked for 5 mins and drained
2 shallots - chopped
2 cloves garlic- chopped
salt to taste

Almond Tofu (杏仁豆腐)

(makes 2 cups)
2 1/2 cups water
1/2 tbsp agar agar powder
1/2 cup evaporated milk
4 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp almond extract

Friday, September 7, 2012

Teriyaki Tofu Steak

recipe adapted fm Ibuki magazine
1 packet medium soft tofu
1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
1 tbsp sesame oil
1/2 pkt brown beech mushrooms
fresh parsley and toasted sesame seeds

  1. in a skillet, add sesame oil and fry the tofu on both sides till golden brown.  Set aside.
  2. Add mushrooms and stir fry till lightly aromatic.
  3. Add teriyaki sauce and do a quick stir fry.
  4. Stir in some cornstarch solution and mix well.
  5. Pour over tofu.  Garnish with parsley and sesame seed and serve warm.

Hakka Yong Tau Foo (釀豆腐)

1 to 2 pcs tau kwa (firm beancurd) - cut into triangular pcs and cut a slit on cut side)
10 pcs square tau pok (fried beancurd puff) - cut a slit on one side
1 large bittergourd - ends removed, core and seeds removed and cut into thick slices)
1 large eggplant - ends removed and cut at an angle and make a slit in centre of each cut pc) 
5 fresh green chillies - trim stalk, seeds removed and cut a slit in the middle
5 fresh red chillies - trim stalk, seeds removed and cut a slit in the middle
10 pcs of okra (lady's finger)