Friday, August 29, 2008

Fried Bread with Egg

One of my simple but delicious breakfast.
Spread Golden Churn butter on both side of the bread.
Then dip the bread with egg and pan-fry it.
Serve with St Dalfour Fruit Spread.
Salty, Sweet and Sour. Just nice.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Mum's Carrot Cake

I can still remember that my mum likes to make this carrot cake for me to bring back to KL years ago. And now that I am in Penang, my mum still like to have me bringing back her home made carrot cake.

The carrot cake, with lots of peeled carot and chopped walnut does not taste as sweet as other cakes. My mum also stress that this recipe uses only 3 eggs, which mean less cholesterol. But don't think that it is healthy then it does not taste good. I love it! It is very moist and flavorful.

Thank you, Mum!

Bird's Nest Soup

Few years ago, I had received this forwarded email saying that we might be eating bleached bird's nest. It is definitely not very smart to pay for bird's nest that comes with extra chemicals. Therefore, I had stopped eating bird's nest.

Recently, one of my friend has started the bird's nest business. She is selling the processed house bird's nest with no addictive or bleaching. Since now I can get it from a reliable source, I decided to give it a try.

Nest piece before cooked

First, soak the bird's nest with warm water for half an hour. Then simmer the bird's nest with water in a ceramic pot for one and a half hour. Add rock sugar to taste. Take it right before sleep with empty stomach to get the best result.

my bowl of bird's nest

Friday, August 22, 2008

Steamed Rice Roll with mushroom sauce

I am getting more and more demanding for breakfast.
For a working day breakfast, I had steamed rice roll aka chee cheong fun or 猪肠粉.(If you still do not understand, I give up. Please refer to the photo below).
Steamed rice roll with mushroom sauce, sprinkled with some fried shallots and sesame.
Consequence was I rushed to work with a full stomach that morning.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Longan Walnut Muffin

Last Jusco Day, I finally bought a new Kenwood Oven MO690 for myself. Since then, i always get concerns from colleagues and friends on what I am going to make with the oven.

After 20 days of brainstorming, I decided to start my first experiment with muffin. I like muffin, or to be more precise muffin size. The size of a muffin is just nice for one person's breakfast or tea break. But the real reason is muffin can be easily made in 3 simple steps, mix, pour and bake. Just that simple!

So, this morning I was having something different for breakfast, a freshly baked Longan Walnut Muffin. I had passed to a few colleagues thus will leave for them to comment if they want to.

I am so sorry if you read this and you didn't get it from me. I only managed to make one tray before I came to work. Please leave me a comment and I shall put you in my next list.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Black Pomfret and Eggplant

Spent an hour to cook a 3 dishes dinner and pretty happy with the result.
pretty happy with the result = nothing went wrong
I noticed that my dining area is too dim for taking photos.
So, this time I opened all the curtains and switched on all the lights when I took the photo. Any better?

Eggplant in Fish Sauce

black pomfret in 3 sauces

I didn't capture the other dish which was just an ordinary stir fry vege.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Croissant Sandwich

When the first Delifrance opened in Kinta City Ipoh years ago, that was my first time tasting a croissant sandwich. I love buttered layers of yeast dough and croissant is one of them. You can have a wide variety of fillings for selection. And, most important you can easily make a balance diet combination.

My version of Croissant Sandwich: vege, ham and cheese. But I don't like the mustard that I bought last night. Anyone has any good recipe with mustard?

Olympics Fever

I have become a couch potato since the olympics opening.
So I have to cook with minimum time.

Was having prawn fried rice while watching women volleyball game china vs holland last night.

Dessert for the night was white gourd and longan dessert.
Good for olympics time when you don't get enough sleep.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Chinese Spinach in Superior Stock

My favourite order when I dine in a chinese restaurant.

Get the baby spinach if available, don't use the normal one. I bought the wrong one at first, when I saw the baby spinach at the next stall, I bought it again.

First, fry the garlic slices until it is fragrant. Then, pour in 1-2 cups of chicken stock(slow cook 1/2 chicken with 1.5 litres of water for 2 hours). When the chicken stock is boiled, put in the spinach and cook for a while. Finally, add in the century egg cubes. Top with some fried white bait when served.

**You can keep the remaining chicken stock in freezer and it can last for weeks.***