Friday, August 30, 2019

Thai Grilled Pork Neck with Spicy Dipping Sauce

Recipe from here
(Serves 4-6 pax)
1kg pork neck (pork collar), cut into wide slabs about ½ inch thick
(Hub used pork tenderloin and the meat did not have enough fats) 

3 tbsp grated palm sugar (or 2 tbsp brown sugar)
2 tbsp oyster sauce
2 tbsp fish sauce
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp lime juice
2 tbsp whisky, optional

Jaew Dipping Sauce  Adapted from She Simmers
¼ cup thinly sliced shallots
¼ cup finely chopped cilantro
½ tsp galangal powder, optional
⅓ cup fish sauce
Juice of one lime
2 tsp grated palm sugar (or brown sugar)
1 tbsp of toasted rice powder, optional
1 tbsp of dried red chilli flakes

Baked Pepper Pork Bun 胡椒餅

recipe from here
with pictorial steps

Ingredients (makes 8 pieces)
water dough (outer dough)
all purpose flour 320g
yeast 5g
water 200g (about 0.85 cup)
sugar 20g (about 5 tsp)
salt 1/2 tsp
lard 20g 

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Fried egg with oysters

3 eggs
6 fresh oysters from a jar
some chopped green onion
2 tbsp light soy sauce
salt and pepper to taste
2 tbsp vegetable oil 

Wild Vegetable Dish

Some home grown vegetables given by my Taiwanese neighbour, Yu Qin. These edible vegetables which she calls it 野菜 can be found by the roadside and grow in abundance.  She picked these vegetable, roots intact and started to grow them. Edible food around us...interesting!  Might grow them one day...

1 bunch of wild vegetable/home grown vegetables
1 bunch of bean sprouts - washed and tail ends removed
1 tsp chopped garlic
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp light soy sauce
salt and pepper to taste
a little sesame oil
oil for frying 

Otah Recipe

300g fish meat (I used firm cod fish fillet)
1 egg white
2 to 3 tbsp rice flour2 to 3 tbsp corn starch
4 tbsp coconut milk 
banana leaves (defrost the frozen leaves and washed
oil to brush banana leaves
toothpicks to secure wrapped otah

Spice Paste
15 dried chillies
one stalk lemongrass - soft part only, chopped finely
4 lime leaves - sliced thinly
200g shallots - peeled and chopped
20g galangal - peeled and chopped
10 candlenuts
15g belachan
1 tsp curry powder
1 tsp turmeric powder 
1 tsp coriander powder  1/3 cup oil
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Steamed Halibut Fillet with Fermented Bean

1 lb halibut fillet
1 sliced fresh red chilli - sliced
1 tbsp salted fermented yellow beans
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
1 stalk green onion
slices of ginger

Oyster Mee Sua

3 oysters from a jar - rinsed and set aside
1 bunch vermicelli
some minced meat - seasoned with a little soy sauce, salt, pepper and sesame oil.
chopped parsley
1 tsp sesame oil 

Fried Oysters

Recipe adapted from

12 oz oysters from a jar
2 quarts vegetable oil for frying
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
2 eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 cup fine bread crumbs (I replace with sweet potato flour as I do not have bread crumbs)

Oyster Congee

8 oysters from a jar - rinsed
1 egg
1 cup rice grain - washed
3 cups water
some shredded ginger
some chopped green onion
salt and pepper to taste
shallot oil

Friday, August 23, 2019

Easy Grilled Swordfish Fillet

1 lb swordfish fillet
1 tbsp chopped garlic
2 tbsp chopped green onions

salt and black pepper

1 tbsp fermented beans with some sauce
1 tsp light soy sauce 
1 tsp rice wine
drizzle of sesame oil

Grilled Chicken Thigh with Asparagus

1 lb boneless chicken thigh
1 small bunch of asparagus (washed and trim off hard stems)
1/2 large onion, sliced

1 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tsp dark soy sauce
1 tbsp sake
a pinch of sugar
salt and pepper to taste 

Grilled Cod Fillet with Orzo Rice

1 lb cod fish fillet
salt and black pepper to taste
vegetable salad
cooked orzo rice

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Slow Cooker Chinese Sticky Pork Ribs

Simply awesome to have a hubby who can cook!

3 lb baby back ribs 

3 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tbsp garlic powder
5 cloves garlic
2 tsp grated ginger
3 pieces star anise
1 piece cinnamon stick
2 pieces dried orange peel
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper 
1 tbsp salt 
2 tbsp dark brown sugar 

  1. Remove membrane of pork ribs.  Cut into individual pieces.
  2. Add all other ingredients into pork ribs and marinate overnight.
  3. Place marinated pork ribs into a slow cooker and cook on low heat for 8 hours or until meat is very tender.
  4. Cook the remaining sauce of the pork ribs till slightly thicken.
  5. Place cooked pork ribs in a single layer on a baking tray.
  6. Brush them with the thickened sauce and broil for 10 to 15 minutes or until slightly charred.
  7. Serve the finger licking good ribs immediately!

Pan Fried Pork Patty with Chives

1 lb ground pork meat
1 egg
1/2 cup chopped chives
2 tbsp chopped onion
2 red chili - cut into small pieces 
1 tsp sesame oil
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp huatiao wine
1 tsp ground pepper
pinch of sugar
salt to taste  
vegetable oil

Chili Crab Instant La Mian

1 packet instant chili crab la mian
1 small can crab meat
1 tbsp chopped onion
1 tsp chopped garlic

Wonton Noodle Soup

1 bunch of fresh thin egg noodles
8 uncooked wontons
1 pot of ikan bilis stock
chopped green onions
fried shallots 
pinch of white pepper