Thursday, November 6, 2014

Baked Lotus Root Cake

recipe adapted from here

150 gm young lotus root, finely grated
220 gm butter/margarine
130 gm caster sugar
1/8  tsp salt               
5 eggs separated
285 gm plain flour     
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp vanilla
75 gm raisins      

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Chicken Tomato Soup

3-4 large tomatoes- blended
cooked chicken breast - tear into pieces
2 bay leaves
1 white onion - diced
2 cloves garlic - chopped
2 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Chicken Soup with Cong Cao Hua

half organic chicken
8 red dates 
handful of sliced ginseng
handful cong cao hua
handful goji berry
3 slices ginger

  1. Place all ingredients in a slow cooker.
  2. Boil for 5 to 6 hours.
  3. Ladle into bowls and serve warm.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Japanese Yam Dessert Soup

1 Japanese yam - peeled and cut into cubes]
2 pandan leaves - knotted
handful goji berry
rock sugar to taste
2 cups water 

  1. Bring water, pandan leaves and ginger to a boil.
  2. Continue to boil for a few minutes.
  3. Add cubed yam and goji berry and boil till tender.
  4. Add rock sugar to taste. 
  5. Ladle into serving bowls.
  6. Serve warm or chilled.

Hericium Shark's Bone Soup

Ingredients and Method
refer to below package instructions

Stir Fried Eggplant with Minced Meat

10 indian eggplants - cut into slices
2 cloves garlic - chopped
8 dried prawns - soaked and drained
1 fresh red chili - sliced
150g minced meat
drizzle of sesame oil
pepper to taste
1 tbsp black vinegar

Friday, September 26, 2014

Pan Fried Black Pepper Pork Chop

1lb boneless pork chop
black pepper to taste
salt to taste

Sandwich Bread


Recipe from here Ingredients
3/4 cup warm water
1 package active dry yeast
1 tsp salt
1-1/2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp vegetable shortening
1/2 cup milk
3 cups all-purpose flour, approximately

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Braised pig's intestine

1 pkt pig's intestines (cleaned)
for cleaning the intestines, refer to here 
for sauce refer to here

Put intestines into the sauce and braise over low heat till tender.

Braised Spinach Noodle

2 bundles fresh spinach noodles
200g minced meat
slices of fish cake
1 packet fresh brown beech mushrooms
one small bundle spinach
2 cups chicken stock
2 shallots- peeled and sliced
3 cloves garlic- chopped
1 tbsp vegetable oil

1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp dark soy sauce
1 tbsp oyster sauce

  1. Heat up 1 tbsp oil in pan.  Fry shallots and garlic till aromatic. 
  2. Add mushrooms and fry for 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Add minced meat and fish cake. 
  4. Drizzle sauce and do a quick stir fry over high heat.
  5. Add chicken broth and pepper and let it come to a boil. Add noodles and let it braise for a few minutes.  Add spinach and toss to mix well.
  6. Drizzle sesame oil and add vinegar and toss to mix.  Transfer to serving bowls and top with fried shallots.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Fried Rice with Salmon and Bacon

A tasty plate of fried rice with "wok hei" by hubby.
2 bowls cooked rice
1 piece cooked salmon - tear into small pieces
1 slice cooked bacon - cut into small pieces
handful of kale - tear into small pieces 
1 egg
1 shallot - peeled and sliced
3 cloves garlic - chopped 
1 -2 tbsp soy sauce
pepper to taste
vegetable oil

Stir Fried Fuzzy Melon (Mao Gua)

1 fuzzy melon - peeled and shredded
2 tbsp dried prawns - soaked and drained
1/4 cup minced meat
8 fresh prawns - peeled and deveined
2 stalks green onion - shredded
salt and pepper to taste

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Mini Turkey Meat Pizza

(using leftover ingredients)
small slices pita pocket
cooked turkey meat cubes
cooked bacon bits
shredded cheese
chili flakes

Spinach Noodle Soup

1 lb fresh spinach noodles - blanched and drained
2 cooked eggs
4 cooked fish balls
shredded seaweed
slices of fish cakes
sesame oil to taste 
dash of pepper
fried shallots
chicken stock or water

Stir Fried Spinach with Eggs

2 boxes spinach - chopped
2 eggs
salt to taste
sugar to taste

  1. Fry garlic and shallot in oil till aromatic.
  2. Add spinach and fry till wilted.
  3. Break eggs into pan and let it set for a while and fry to mix well.
  4. Add salt and sugar to taste.

Winter Melon with Fresh Jujube Soup

1/4 winter melon - cut into cubes
10 fresh jujube
2 slices ginger
handful goji berries (wolfberry)
a pot of water

  1. Bring a pot of water to boil.  Add ginger slices and fresh jujube and boil for 20 minutes under medium heat.
  2. Add winter melon cubes and wolfberries and simmer for another 15 minutes.
  3. Add salt to taste.
  4. Ladle into serving bowls.

Chicken Pizza in Minutes

(using leftover ingredients to do a quick and easy pizza)
1 large pita pocket
cooked chicken breast cubes
cooked bacon bits
shredded cheese
cherry tomatoes - halved

Steamed Chicken with Cong Cao Hua

1/2 free range chicken - chopped into pieces
handful of fresh black fungus
handful of cong cao hua - soaked and drained
3 dried shitake mushrooms - soaked, drained and shredded
1 knob ginger - julienned

1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp dark soy sauce
1 tbsp yellow wine
1 tsp sesame oil
 1 tsp cornstarch

  1. Mix chicken and marinade ingredients in a steaming bowl. Cover and leave to marinade for one hour or more.
  2. Mix together all other ingredients with chicken.Steam on medium low heat for about 20 mins or until chicken is cooked.

Pumpkin Porridge

1 cup rice grains
2 cups water
1/2 cup pumpkin (peeled and cut into cubes)
8 fresh white mushrooms - halved
some sliced chicken breast meat 
soy sauce to taste
salt to taste
pepper to taste
sesame to taste

  1. Boil rice grains in water.  Simmer over low heat till soft.
  2. Add pumpkin, chicken and mushrooms and boil till pumpkin is tender.
  3. Add seasonings to taste and ladle into serving bowls.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Singapore Ngoh Hiong

1 sheet of dried bean curd skin - cut into 4 x 6 inches
1 lb minced pork (with fats)
200g prawn meat - chopped

8 water chestnuts, peeled and chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced

5 shallots, sliced and fried
2 stalks of green onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp cornstarch

3 pcs cream crackers - chopped finely
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp five spice powder
dash of pepper
salt to taste

Daikon Pork Rib Soup

250g pork ribs - blanched in boiling water and drained
1 daikon- peeled and cut into cubes
10 red dates
3 shitake mushrooms - soaked and drained
2 slices of ginger
1 small dried cuttlefish
salt to taste
1 pot of water

Baked Chicken Nuggets

recipe adapted from here
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced into bite size pieces 
1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil 
1/4 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs, white or wheat
1/4 cup Panko bread crumbs 
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 
Olive Oil Spray

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a shallow 13 x 9 baking dish (I used a small cookie sheet) generously with olive oil spray.
  2. Pour 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil into a small mixing bowl. In a separate mixing bowl whisk together Italian seasoned bread crumbs, Panko bread crumbs, parsley, salt and pepper. Place chicken pieces into olive oil and toss chicken to evenly coat.
  3. Drop oil coated chicken, working with about 5 pieces at a time, into bread crumb mixture and coat each side (I kind of pressed the pieces into the bread crumbs to get more to stick). 
  4. Place all of the coated chicken pieces onto oil coated baking sheet then sprinkle remaining bread crumb mixture over chicken pieces.
  5. Spray top of chicken pieces with olive oil spray. 
  6. Bake in center of preheated oven for 10 minutes, then remove from oven, rotate chicken pieces to opposite side and bake an additional 5 minutes .
  7. Serve warm with ketchup, barbecue sauce or honey mustard for dipping, if desired. 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Braised Goat Meat with Daikon (萝卜羊肉煲

1 lb goat meat- blanched
5 red dates 
dried beancurd stick
1/2 yellow onion - sliced
5 slices ginger
1 stalk green onion - cut into lengths
cinnamon - 1 stick
bay leaf - 3 pcs
dried orange peel - 1 pc
star anise - 2 pcs
2 dried chillies
cumin powder - sprinkle
salt to taste
vegetable oil 

2 tbsp rice wine
3 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp dark soy sauce

  1. Heat up oil in pan.  Fry onion, ginger and green onion for a while.
  2. Add cinnamon, bay leaf, orange peel, star anise and dried chillies for another minute or so.
  3. Place the ingredients into a cloth bag.
  4. Add a little more oil to the pan.  Fry blanched goat meat till lightly browned.
  5. Drizzle rice wine and do a quick stir fry over hight heat.  Immediately add soy sauce and dark soy sauce, fry to mix well.
  6. Add enough water to cover the meat and bring to a boil.
  7. Transfer to a claypot.  Put in the cloth bag and add dried beancurd stick and red dates.
  8. Set claypot  on low heat for 5 to 6 hours or until meat is tender.
  9. Add daikon and cook for another 30 minutes.
  10. Sprinkle some cumin powder and a little salt to taste.
  11. Cook for another few minutes.
  12. Ladle into a serving bowls and serve warm. 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Muffin with almond toppings

Dry ingredients
2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon

Spicy Fish Soup with Tofu

1 greenland turbot steak
1/2 pkt fant seasonings mix for fish soup
1 pkt soft tofu - cut into cubes
1 cup nappa cabbage - sliced
handful cherry tomatos - halved
1/2 white onion - sliced
1 stalk celery - sliced
1 tbsp vegetable oil

  1. Add oil and fry onion in pot.  Add water and seasoning mix and bring to a boil.
  2. Add fish, tomatoes, celery and tofu and cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Transfer to a serving plate and serve warm.

Seafood Tofu Soup

1 fresh cod fillet - cut into pieces
5 fresh prawns - peeled and deveined
2 razor clam - bought prepacked and cleaned
1 packet soft tofu - cut into cubes
handful of cherry tomatoes - halved
3 slices of ginger
1 clove garlic

Friday, September 12, 2014

Slow Cooker Ribs in Apple Juice

3 lb babyback ribs
10 apples
Weber BBQ sauce
1 stick cinnamon
10 cloves
3 star anise

4 dried chillies