Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Nonya Sambal Squid

1 packet Prima Taste Nonya Sambal (sweet & spicy chili Sauce)
6 squid - cleaned and cut into rings
1 small yellow onion - peeled and sliced
1 fresh chilli - deseeded and sliced
1 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp water

Thai Eggplant Curry with Chicken

8 pcs Thai eggplant - washed and cut into halves
1/2 cup chicken breast cubes
2 fresh whole chilli - deseeded
1 1/2 tbsp thai red curry paste
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 small yellow onion - peeled and sliced
2 slices ginger
1 shallot - peeled and sliced
1 star anise
2 cloves
1 sprig curry leaves - use leaves only 
2 cups fresh coconut milk
2 tbsp vegetable oil

Braised Pork Rib with Bittergourd in Fermented Yellow Bean Sauce

1 lb pork rib
1 bittergourd - remove seeds and cut into slices
2 fresh red chillies - remove seeds and sliced
2 tbsp salted fermented yellow beans
3 cloves garlic  - unpeeled and lightly smashed
2 slices ginger
1 shallot - peeled and sliced into halves
1 star anise
2 cloves 
1 tbsp soy sauce
drizzle of sesame oil
vegetable oil

Red Bean Soup Dessert with Fresh Jujube

1/2 cup red beans - washed and soaked for a few hours or overnight
8 fresh jujubes (red dates) - washed and cut into halves
1 yellow sweet potato - peeled and cut into small cubes
1 dried orange peel
rock sugar to taste
2 pcs pandan leaves - knotted

Fermented Chilli Beancurd Chicken Nuggets (豆乳鸡块)

2 chicken thigh - deboned
sweet potato flour for coating
vegetable oil for frying
Seasonings for chicken
1 -1/2 cubes fermented beancurd
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp rice wine
1 tbsp minced garlic
pinch of sugar

Lor Mai Gai (糯米鸡)

1 chicken thigh - deboned and sliced
1 shitake mushroom - soaked, drained and cut into pieces
2 cups glutinous rice - soaked for 3 hours or more
1 1/2 cup chicken stock or water for cooking rice
shallot oil for greasing bowls

Stir Fry Squid with Mixed Vegetables

1 squid - cleaned, sliced criss -crossed and cut into pieces
1 small bell pepper - sliced
1 small carrot - peeled and sliced
1 small floret broccoli - separated
1 small cucumber - sliced
salt and pepper to taste
vegetable oil for stir frying

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Wonton Mee Pok

for 2 pax
2 bundles of fresh mee pok 
wonton - recipe refer to here
char siew - recipe refer to here
char siew marinade
2 stalks chye sim - blanched

Seasonings on plate (1 serving)
1 tsp chilli oil
1 tsp garlic oil 
1 tsp shallot oil
2 tbsp char siew marinade
  1. Reheat char siew in marinade for 5 minutes or more.  Set aside.  Slice the char chew into thin pieces.
  2. Place seasonings onto the serving plates.
  3. Boil a pot of water.  Blanch the noodles for a few minutes.  Drain and rinse with tap water.  Return noodles to hot boiling water and blanch for a while.  Drain and place the noodles onto the serving plates and toss to mix well with seasonings.
  4. Place sliced char siew, wonton and chye sim onto the noodles.  Drizzle the marinade from char siew on the noodles and garnish with fried shallot and green onion.
  5. Serve immediately with some chilli sauce and pickled green chillies.

Cast Iron Fried Chicken Cutlets

3 pcs deboned chicken thigh
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp mirin
2 tsp grated ginger juice
2  tbsp vegetable oil
toasted sesame seeds

  1. Heat up oil  in cast iron pan on high for 5 minutes.
  2. Place cutlets on pan and fry 5 - 8 minutes on each side.
  3. Transfer to a serving plate and sprinkle some sesame seeds.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Braised Tofu with Eggplant and Minced Meat

1 pkt firm tofu - drained and cut into cubes
1 eggplant - sliced

1 pkt brown beech mushroom - ends trimmed and separated
1/2 lb ground pork
2 cloves garlic - chopped
1 tsp ginger - minced
1 cup chicken broth 

1 tbsp huatiao wine
1 tbsp oyster sauce 1 tbsp soy sauce
salt to taste
pinch of pepper
cornstarch solution
drizzle of sesame oil
vegetable oil

Chee Cheong Fun (Steamed Rice Roll)

recipe adapted from here
150g Rice Flour
1 ½ Tbsp Wheat starch flour
2 Tbsp Corn flour
1 Tbsp Oil
2 cups Water
½ tsp Salt 

fried dried prawns (hay bee)
chopped green onion
chopped fresh red chilli
toasted sesame seeds

Sambal Kang Kong

recipe adapted from here
(Serves 2)

200g kang kong aka water spinach, water morning glory, water convolvulus, Chinese spinach & swamp cabbage
a small pinch of caster sugar
a few slices of cut finger-length chilli
sea salt
1 tbsp cooking oil

Sambal chilli (A)
- 1 finger-length chilli, deseeded and sliced
- 1/2 tbsp dried shrimps 虾米 (hae bee/heibi), soaked to soften
- 3 chilli padi (no need to deseed, for the heat; adjust accordingly)
- a small pinch of salt
- a small piece (5g) of toasted belacan (dried shrimp paste)
- 2 shallots, peeled
- 3 garlic cloves, peeled

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Grilled Black Pepper Chicken

recipe adapted from here
3 chicken thigh - de-boned
fried egg
fresh lettuce
cooked rice

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Cremini Mushroom Soup

1-1/2 tbsp butter
1 medium sized yellow onion -sliced
2 cups portabella mushrooms - sliced
1 small potato - peeled and sliced
1 to 2 cup chicken stock (enough qty to blend)
1/2 cup half and half
 pinch of salt and pepper
sprinkle of garlic powder

BBQ Chicken Wing KL Style

6 chicken wings - separate drummette and wings
1 tbsp dark soy sauce
1 tbsp shaoxing wine
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1/2 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp honey
sprinkle of garlic salt
sprinkle of onion powder

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Goji Berry Soup

goji vegetables - leaves plucked and washed 
handful of goji berries
small pc lean meat - sliced thinly
small pc pig's liver - sliced thinly
chicken stock or veg stock
3 slices ginger
salt to taste
1/2 tsp sesame oil

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Braised Pork Ribs with Sea Cucumber

1 packet frozen fresh sea cucumber - washed and cleaned, cut into big chunks
2 dried shitake mushroom - soaked and cut into quarters
1 carrot - peeled and cut into chunks
1 lb pork ribs
1 star anise
2 cloves
2 cloves garlic - lightly mashed
few slices ginger 
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 to 2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 cup water

Fried Pork Ribs in Sour Plum Sauce

1 lb pork ribs
1 green bell pepper
3 cloves garlic - chopped
4 slices ginger - julienned
2 fresh red chillies - sliced thinly
2 tbsp homemade sour plum sauce
1 tbsp soy sauce 
2 tbsp water
vegetable oil