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Thursday, May 27, 2004

Bak Kut Teh(Pork Rib Tea)

I can't remember if i had posted here before.

Chicken Bak Kut Teh made in my trusty USD15 4-quart crockpot.Add a little salt and ground black pepper just before serving.Slightly spicy, very fragrant and delicious yummy~

Below is the picture of the brand of Bak Kut Teh Sachets that I love.If you're travelling to Singapore or have family and friends visiting from Singapore, this is a must get item.It's made in Singapore(of course) and the company is Song Fa Trading.Mandarin words literally means Teochew Pork Rib Tea Spices.

min fumbled with chopsticks @ 3:29 PM | 0 has delicate hands

Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Is My Blog Burning?Around The World In A Bowl Of Rice hosted by Chez Pim

My modest contribution will be simple chicken rice prepared under the watchful eyes of Sally my cat.

*Japanese Rice(washed)
*Some napa cabbage
*Small Onion
*Mixed Veggies
*Chicken Strips
*Chicken stock
*Garlic salt
*Black pepper
*5 spice powder
*Rice wine
Mixed everything together and pop it into the rice cooker and cook till done.

yellowish cast is caused by the camera

Garnish by sprinkling some oregano leaves.

min fumbled with chopsticks @ 4:27 PM | 0 has delicate hands

Monday, May 24, 2004

Mee Sua Soup( birthday food)

It was my hubby's birthday on thursday so i made this for him.Mee sua soup has somen=P(but it tastes like mee sua i swear), 2 eggs, chicken strips, napa cabbage and crabsticks.

min fumbled with chopsticks @ 8:54 AM | 0 has delicate hands

Thursday, May 20, 2004

Sir Fry Gailan with Prawns

I have switched my oyster sauce to a thailand made one and my stir-fry veggies is looking slightly more appealing.

min fumbled with chopsticks @ 6:59 AM | 0 has delicate hands

Thursday, May 13, 2004

Stewed Chicken and Eggs(something i made way back)

min fumbled with chopsticks @ 2:55 PM | 0 has delicate hands

Hey guys I'll be busy with moving to a new place and everything.This is what i ate last night...

Jack in the box fastfood!Complete with fries and iced tea of course.

min fumbled with chopsticks @ 2:48 PM | 0 has delicate hands

Monday, May 10, 2004

Japanese Style Baked Fish

Here is the picture of the baked fish(fillets were done in pre-heated oven at 350F for 20 minutes).Recipe can be found a few posts back which is here.Goodnight people=)

min fumbled with chopsticks @ 2:14 PM | 0 has delicate hands

Saturday, May 08, 2004

Hey dinner pictures as I am feeling rather sick and have been napping the whole day.Hmmm my life will also get busier with courses and stuff hence i may only post pictures and how tos if i manage to whip up something excitingly different.I figure nobody wants to see the same food over and over again too=)

Have a nice weekend everyone!

min fumbled with chopsticks @ 1:26 PM | 0 has delicate hands

Friday, May 07, 2004

After Dinner Tea and Fruit

My post dinner tea and snack..

min fumbled with chopsticks @ 11:39 AM | 0 has delicate hands

Chicken Parcels

The usual suspects ie garlic salt, black pepper, rosemary herbs, good honey, chinese rice wine, dark soy sauce, 5 spice powder(not pictured here).

How to:-
Marinate chicken with the above-mentioned seasonings.Let stand at least 30 minutes.Wrap chicken pieces with parchment paper and bake in the pre-heated oven at 400F for 35 minutes.

Hubby's share of dinner:)

min fumbled with chopsticks @ 11:08 AM | 0 has delicate hands

Thursday, May 06, 2004

Spicy Peking Noodles

Made with hot bean paste & imitation shrimp noodles.The rest of the recipe can be found at

min fumbled with chopsticks @ 12:26 PM | 0 has delicate hands

Wednesday, May 05, 2004

Chinese Steamed Buns

Had the urge to eat pau(s) today so i made that for dinner.I only managed a couple of pictures though as my hands were full.Sorry about that.

1 teaspoon sugar & 1 quarter ounce active dry yeast stirred into 1 cup lukewarm water.

After the yeast mixture turned foamy(10minutes), I added it to 3 cups flour and kneaded the dough until it became "elastic".

Cover it with a damp cloth and let the dough proof for about 3 hours.Afterwhich it should look like this picture.

Divide the dough into 16 equal parts.

Roast pork filling:-

ground pork
canned water chestnuts(oriental section of walmart)
light soy sauce
rice wine
scallions finely chopped
red colouring(i got this from walmart)

Combine ingredients together and sautee them in a hot skillet.

Flatten each piece of dough with a rolling pin and place 1 tablespoon of pork filling in the centre.Seal up the corners with fingers and steam the buns for 20 minutes.

Not really attractive....I still need a lot of practice:)

min fumbled with chopsticks @ 11:09 AM | 0 has delicate hands

Tuesday, May 04, 2004

Homemade dinner on a plate(thai red chicken/veggie curry & egg custard)

My dinner cramped onto a plate.It's something asians rarely do but i didn't feel like washing much tonight.I added some rice wine before steaming the eggs and it was yummy!

min fumbled with chopsticks @ 12:36 PM | 0 has delicate hands

Monday, May 03, 2004

My own variation of Mee Goreng & Japanese Grilled Fish

Ingredients and seasonings for mee goreng

Light soy sauce
Chilli powder
Hoisin sauce
Rice wine
Dark soy sauce
Sweet soy sauce
Egg noodles
Bak Choi

For how to, kindly refer to my previous mee goreng entry on march 27th=)

Japanese Grilled Fish( no picture taken becos it didn't look pretty..but it tasted good tho' so here's the recipe)

Fish dusted with salt and ground black pepper
Chinese light soy sauce(i prefer this to japanese shoyu)
Lemon juice
Rice wine

Grill for about 10 minutes on each side.

min fumbled with chopsticks @ 12:38 PM | 0 has delicate hands

Sunday, May 02, 2004

Satay with Peanut Sauce!

Alright since i haven't had much luck in finding Lodge Logic pre-seasoned cast iron grill pan at my nearest grocery stores, I bought a hamilton beach electric grill as its replacement.At US40.00 a pop, definitely more expensive than most cast iron grills.Silver lining?Lesser smoke, easier cleanup and without having to repeatedly season the grill.See everyone is happy 'cept maybe my poor wallet:\

In the midst of cooking chicken satay.

My dinner inclusive of dipping peanut sauce.
I got a new tablecloth heh!


3lbs chicken breast strips
2 tablespoons light soy sauce
2 tablespoons fish sauce
A little rice wine
Minced garlic and ginger
1 tablespoon honey

Peanut Sauce

Some low fat milk
Creamy peanut butter
Thai red curry paste

min fumbled with chopsticks @ 11:35 AM | 0 has delicate hands

Saturday, May 01, 2004

Friday's simple fare[Chicken&Hotdogs(!) fried rice and Cabbage/Onion Soup]

I think i may have taken over a year to get my fried rice tasting like the ones in south-east asia.Yeap i came a long way,but it's all worth it.

The "trick" is cooking your fried rice with thai jasmine rice or basmati rice.Both textures are light and separated as oppose to japanese rice.Secondly, make your rice with slightly less water than usual to avoid clumps and better ease at tossing.Lastly, experiment with different seasonings each time until you find what clicks with your family.

For japanese rice, i prefer eating them in donburi style meals.The dense sweetish taste of the rice really brings out the flavour of "rice bowl dishes".

min fumbled with chopsticks @ 12:03 PM | 0 has delicate hands