Thursday, June 26, 2014

Dim Sum Fried Carrot Cake

recipe from here
Ingredients for Steam Carrot CakeSet A:
425g white carrot / turnip, peeled and shredded
340ml water

Set B:
2 shallots, peeled and chopped fine
2 tbsp dried shrimp, soaked and cut into smaller bits
4 to 5 dried mushroom, soaked in water till soft, then cut into small chunks
2 Chinese sausage, casing removed and cut into small chunks
2 tbsp vegetable cooking oil

Set C:

155g rice flour
15g corn flour
15g wheat starch powder
340ml chicken stock (or use 340ml water + 1 chicken bouillon cube)

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Hakka Braised Pork Belly with Red Fermented Beancurd

recipe fm here
2 pound pork belly or shoulder (best with skin and fat), cut into chunks

1 piece of fermented red beancurd – mashed
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp five spice powder
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp Chinese cooking wine
½ tsp ground black pepper
½ tsp salt
2 tbsp flour 

2 tbsp cornstarch
Rest of the ingredients
60 gram black fungus (I used the thick kind)
6 cloves garlic
2 tbsp oyster sauce
3 tbsp soy sauce
½ tsp dark soy sauce
Salt and pepper to taste

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Red Fermented Beancurd Chicken Wings (南乳鸡翅)

recipe adapted from here
12 chicken wings - separated
2 pcs NamYee (fermented red bean curd) and some juice
1/2 tbsp oyster sauce 
1 tbsp garlic, minced 
1 tsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp dark soy sauce 
1 tbsp chinese cooking wine 
3/4 tsp sugar 

Pork Chop in Tomato Sauce

4 pieces medium size pork chop (about 1/2 inch thick and deboned)
1 yellow onion - peeled and sliced
1 tbsp chopped garlic
1 tomato - cut into wedges
 5 - 6 tbsp tomato sauce
 handful of frozen green peas
salt and sugar to taste
vegetable oil

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Potato Salad - Nepali Style

recipe adapted from here
5-6 small, red potatoes (boiled, peeled, & diced)
1 small carrot, peeled & diced
1/2 medium red onion, chopped
1/4 medium cucumber, seeded, & diced (i omitted this)
1-2 red or green chili, finely chopped (use more or less depending upon your taste bud)
about 1/4 cup roasted, sesame (roasting brings out more flavor and may grind if desired)
1-2 teaspoon cumin powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1-2 teaspoon chaat masala, optional ( it adds little sweetness and sourness) - omitted
1 freshly squeezed lemon juice
few cilantro leaves , roughly chopped (for garnish)
water (only if the final product is too dry, add few tsp)
salt, to taste

Prata with Chicken Curry

1 packet frozen prata
1/2 cup chicken breast cubes
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