Thursday, October 20, 2016

Garlic Chilli

20 large red chili - remove stems, seeds and cut
3 chili padi - remove stems
1 knob young ginger - about 3 cm in length
10 cloves garlic - peeled
5 pieces of calamansi - cut and extract juice, seeds removed
salt - 2 tsp
sugar - 1 tbsp
white vinegar - 5 tbsp
1 tbsp sesame oil

Vegetarian Stuffed Bittergourd

1/2 cup soybeans - soaked for 2 hours
4 cups water
few slices of ginger 
2 bitter gourd - cut into 2 inches length and remove seeds
1 block firm tofu - mashed and squeezed dry
1/2 cup chopped black fungus - previously soaked and drained
1/2 cup chopped dried beancurd - previously soaked and drained
2 shitake mushrooms - soaked, drained and chopped  
salt and pepper to taste
dash of chilli powder
pinch of sugar
1 tsp sesame oil
2 tbsp chopped parsley 
1 tsp cornstarch
*best to use smaller bitter gourds, cut slit lengthwise in the middle, remove seeds and stuff mixture inside.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Braised Pork Ribs with Winter Melon (冬瓜烧排骨)

1lb pork ribs - washed and scalded
1/2 medium sized winter melon - peeled and cut into cubes
few pieces of ginger
2 cloves garlic - chopped
2 star anise
1 small pc cinnamon stick
pinch of sugar and salt

Lemon Stuffed Grilled Branzino (European Seabass)

1 lb whole branzino fish - scaled and gutted
1 lemon - cut into slices
1/2 tbsp dried oregano
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Monday, October 3, 2016

Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

1 small head cauliflower - cut into florets
2 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp water
1 tsp ground turmeric
salt and pepper to taste

Baked Tapioca Cake (Kueh Bingka Ubi)

1 banana leaf (or parchment paper
1 lb tapioca (i use frozen one which is available)
1 egg
3/4 cup sugar 
tiny pinch of salt
2 pandan leaves
200ml coconut milk
50ml water