Friday, September 26, 2008

Red Bean Soup

A breakthrough for me.

Before this, my red bean will be slightly mushy after slow cook for just 1.5 hours. Until one day I bought the red bean from one of the shop near my house. I used to buy from Jusco. The red bean was still hard after 1.5 hours. So, I let it continue for another 1.5 hours. It turned out to be perfect. The red bean was very soft but still in good shape.

And, I received comment saying that it was the best red bean soup that I had ever cooked. I think it was the different type of red bean. I must go and buy more stock from that shop.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Steamed Crab

What is the advantage of having crabs at home? Cracking and peeling off the crab shells is challenging task and it might make you look clumsy. So, by having it on your own dining table, you can take your own sweet time to finish the whole crab.

This time I did not cook my usual Sweet and Sour Crab, instead I steamed the Crabs with ginger and ShaoXing Wine.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Taiwan Egg Pancake

As promised, I will post about my second breakfast learnt from 小小米桶.

Not bad. The taste was similar to local pancake and a bit like roti telur.
But I think the pancake was way too thick though I used a lot of pork floss to compensate it.

Drink suggestion is soya bean.

I still have half pack of pork floss left. Will make improvement next time.

I made this breakfast again this morning, pork floss and cheese pancake. This round, I made a thinner pancake skin. Taste a lot better than last time! :)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Banana Toast

First, I had to admit that I got this breakfast recipe from 小小米桶. She posted 25 selected breakfasts and they are very tempting. I marked down 2 recipes to be tried last weekend.

The good thing about this recipe is the ingredients can be easily found.
And, I do not need to wake up early as it is very simple to prepare this breakfast.
The bread was pan-fried with eggs and milk while the banana was pan-fried with sugar and butter. Drink suggestion is orange juice.

If you like banana, you will like this banana toast.

Will post the other one tomorrow.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Curry Pork Rib with Potato

I was craving for curry last Sunday.
So, I cooked this curry pork rib with potato and served with fried bihun.
When I called my mum and told her about my delicious curry, she commented.
"I think no one add potato in curry pork rib."
Oh ya, then suddenly I recalled.
Only have curry chicken with potato, but there is no curry pork rib with potato.
But why?

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Resident Inn's breakfast

When I wanted to take out my camera from my hand bag, it was not there.
Again, I left it on my office desk.
So, I had no choice but to take photos with my handphone.

I learnt to eat Quaker Oatmeal during my stay in Resident Inn, US.
It is a very healthy breakfast that I want to share with everyone.
Oats contain soluble fiber that binds with and helps remove some of the cholesterol which can clog your arteries and lead to heart disease.
So, why are you still waiting?
Hurry to the hypermarket nearby and grab yourself a pack of Quaker Oatmeal. :)

I prefer the Quaker QuickCook compare to the Quaker Instant even though I need to spend more time cooking the oat.
And, I like to prepare it the way I had it in US.
Fresh milk, brown sugar, raisin, walnut and banana.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Ginger Chicken Misua Soup

(It was a rainy night.)
Handmade misua + farm chicken + ginger + farm egg = D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S

Happy Mooncake Festival to everyone

I will keep this at the first page until Mooncake Festival.
Any updates from now until then will be posted before this post.
....if there is any.
Tied up with works now.

I love baby

This is a dish with baby potato. I am always tempted to buy anything start with baby, baby carot, baby spinach and now baby potato. To me, baby means more tender and soft.

A simple pan-fried baby potato with garlic and fresh white button mushroom. No special seasoning was required, just some sea salt and freshly grounded black pepper. Suitable as side dish, appetizer or standalone dish.

Marie Biscuit Chocolate Cake

Can you make a cake without a mixer and an oven?
Here is an example, Marie Biscuit Chocolate Cake, also known as Batik Cake.

There is no beating or baking needed in making this cake.
So you do not need to invest a mixer/oven if you do not have one.

500g Marie Biscuit(break into half piece)
250g Butter
1/2 cup condensed milk
4 spoons of Cocoa/Milo powder
4 eggs

1. Melt and Stir all the ingredients except Marie Biscuit over slow heat.
2. When it becomes thick, mix well with Marie Biscuit.
3. Pour into a 9' square cake tray and press down firmly.
4. Refrigerate for more than 4 hours.

You definitely can make the batik pattern better than me. :)

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Celebrating Merdeka

Last Sunday was Malaysia National Day and the holiday replacement was on Monday. I was lazy to cook when it came to holiday.
Imagine you need to spend hours in the kitchen while the rest is having fun in the living room. Or imagine after one whole day of outing, you still need to drag your tired body to the kitchen.
So, I bought a big piece of unagi from jusco, Qb. Steamed it and served it with japanese rice.

Since it didn't take me long to prepare the dinner, I had also prepared this delicious ice-cream dessert.
Nothing rounds off a good meal better than dessert.
2 big scoops of ice-cream in espresso and Sheridan's Original Irish Coffee Liquor.

Happy Merdeka!