Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Pork Chop Fried Rice, simply make you drooling !!

This is a favorite dish in DIN TAI FUNG 鼎泰豐 (I saw in Colin's blog before), I never been there to try out this pork chop rice. This dish look simple to prepare, I tried to cook this dish at home in one of the lazy weekend, and it turned really delicious.





-simple fried rice ( cooked Japanese rice, egg and Siew Park Choy veggie)



- Marinate pork chop with ginger juices, light soy sauce, sugar, salt, dark soy sauce, Chinese wine, pepper. Coat with tapioca flour and deep fry.




Do enjoy Cooking !!!

Monday, September 28, 2009

A 12 years old girl cook dinner for family

I was having stomach upset for the whole last week, not feeling like eating (actually this is good, hehehe), no mood baking and cooking (this is bad, family members suffered from this). My daughter proposed herself to cook dinner for family (with the help from my helper) , this was the dinner that she prepared for us, 3 dishes and 1 soup:-






The dinner menu included:-

1. Sweet and Sour Fish fillet - this was really yummy

2. Stir fried Chinese Cabbage

3. Stir fried Bean sprout and Glass noodle - bean sprout is her favorite veggie

4. ABC soup -carrot, onion, potato, tomato and pork ribs

5. Pandan rice- very creative



Don't think your need a recipe for this right? Otherwise I need to ask from my daughter, hahaha..


Jeslyn, mummy is proud to have you, I love you...

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Visit to Hari Raya Aidilfiltri Open House

Every year, we will invited to my husband's Chinese friend house (his wife is Malay) during the 1st day of Hari Raya (Muslim New Year). This time I brought my camera along, thinking to take some photos to share with your, my husband just couldn't believe that I bring camera to people's Open House, hahaha, because I'm a blogger now..


- His wife specially order some Sarawak type of layer cakes, taste was super sweet..
And Asam Laksa..yummy yummy..



-Chicken and Beef Rendang, ketupat, steamed glutinous rice(my favorite, must learn how to make this, super nice)



-His daughter (Baju kurung in blue) playing "Congkak' with guests..



-His has a nice garden







-Invited guests



-Look at this, so many type of Raya biscuits, forgot to ask his wife whether or these made by her ?








p/s Earlier I was thinking not to write any post today, I having stomach upset ( full of wind) and diarrhea for past few days, doctor said might due to food poisoning. Till today my stomach still full of wind, very uncomfortable, but since I can't go anywhere, why not just update my blog and pass my time..
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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Kaffir lime leaf Fried Mee hoon

For a change, I added Kaffir lime leaves into normal fried mee hoon (rice vermicelli), , the fried mee hoon is full of Kaffir lime aroma, very fragrant and nice.







Simple recipe to share:-


Ingredients

400g meehoon (rice vermicelli), soaked and drained

chinese cabbage

Kaffir lime leaves (cut small pieces)

carrot (shredded)

Onion (shredded)

Fresh prawn

chicken breast meat (slices)

fish ball / fish cake (slices)

chopped garlic

water

Seasoning:-

light soy sauce

salt

dark soy sauce(for coloring)

sugar

pepper

Garnishing:-

red chilli (shredded)

parsley (chopped)


Method :

1. Heat up oil, saute the chopped garlic until fragrant.

2. Add in kaffir lime leaves, prawn, fish cake and chicken breast meat, stir-fry until meat cooked.

3. Add in water and cooked till boiled. Add seasoning and stir well. Mix meehoon and stir well.

4. Add shredded carrot and shredded chinese cabbage.

5. Stir-fry until meehoon is cooked

6. Dish up and garnish with red chilli and parsley

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Simply cute doggie cookie !!!

I saw Ohbin 's made this so cute doggie cookie, so I plan to bake this cute doggie cookie for my kids bring to school when they celebrate children's day in Oct. I guess their friend will love this cute cookie. Let me practise first before the children's day come, maybe you also like to bake this for your kids.

-Before put in oven. My kids help me to decorate those ear, eyes and nose, and they really done a good job especially Desmond with his small finger, his just did it well.
- After baked


You may refer to original Ohbin recipe, I did little modification because I wrongly see her recipe, thus I came out with little changes.

Ingredients for 30pcs of cute cookie:-

Butter 50g (original recipe 90g)

Horlick 40g

Corn flour 13g

Milk powder 13g

Cake Flour 100g

Caster sugar 15g

Egg 1/2 ( Original recipe no egg added)

Steps:-

1. Beat butter and sugar till creamy

2. Add in egg

3. Add in Horlick, flour and milk powder, and mix well (don't over done)

4. Weight dough 10g each and shape into small round ball and decorate with:-

Ear- Nestle KoKo Krunch

Nose- chocolate chips

Eyes- chocolate rice

5. Bake at pre-heat oven for 25mins at 150c

Note: I noticed the ear turn soggy after several hours, I'm not sure will it turn cruncy again if I reheat it..

Thanks Ohbin sharing this lovely recipe.

Do enjoy baking !!!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Charity visit to Rumah Titian Kasih

Ramadhan is here again, the month of forgiveness, sharing and caring. My husband and his office members take this opportunity to have a charity visit to Rumah Titian Kasih on last Sunday. Rumah Titian Kasih is a home for orphanage and single mothers. Founded in 1988, Rumah Titian Kasih is now having more than 100 Malay residents, including orphans,single mothers and warga emas. This was my first time to visit an Orphanage home, I brought my kids too,as this is an opportunity for them to experience a difference world.. How a meaningful Sunday !!!


-One of member giving them "duit Raya"- token/Angpao




-Bring them to nearby supermarket to shop for their new clothes





- This small boy can't wait to try out his new "Raya" clothes..

In order for them to survive the daily expenses at Rumah Titian Kasih, the single mothers of this house are making and selling traditional ‘kuih-muih’ during this Ramadhan.





















-Their small Library, old books from donation







-Desmond playing with the only Chinese orphan in this home





-Rumah Titian Kasih..






-This home just nearby the Lake Titiwangsa Kuala Lumpur, manage to catch the Twin Towers shot.

















‘We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But if that drop was not in the ocean, I think the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.’~ Mother Teresa


Wishing all Muslims a Selamat Hari Raya, maaf zahir dan batin..

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Alfredo Spaghetti

I learnt this white sauce spaghetti from FullhouseSimple and nice spaghetti..

-The original Alfredo Spaghetti from Fullhouse, mine very similar to this right?

I don't think you need a recipe from me, all of you are expect on this pasta than me...But one thing I one to highlight here is the chicken breast, coat it with sea salt and pepper, pan fry till brown in color, this way the chicken meat is very nice, tender, salty and aroma of 咸香..
Do enjoy cooking !!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Mandarin orange peel chicken 陈皮鸡块


This is one of the dish that I learnt when I attended the cooking demo the other day, using the preserved Mandarin orange peel, simple dish with sweet, sour and salty taste.But I feel this dish is not suitable to serve with rice, suitable to serve during party time or with a glass of beer...

Simple recipe to share:-

1) Cut boneless chicken drumstick into small pieces and marinate with chopped garlic, soy sauce, white pepper, dark soy sauce (for colouring purposes), egg and tapioca/corn flour for 30 mins. Deep fry chicken pieces ( coat with rice flour) and set aside.

2) Heat oil in a wok, add in the sauce (water, light soy sauce, oyster sauce, sugar and fish sauce) and preserved Mandarain orange peel (shredded) .

3) Add in the fried chicken pieces, red chili (chopped) and mix well.

4) Dish out and serve hot.

Do enjoy cooking !!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Savory Steamed Glutinuous Rice

I just love glutinuous rice, my favorite Hokkian style of steamed glutinous rice....


Simple recipe to share:-
Ingredients
500g glutinous rice (wash and soak at least 4 hours or more)
200g belly pork, cut small piece
shallots, peeled & sliced thinly
dried prawns, washed & soaked
dried shiitake mushrooms, soaked and cut into cubed
150ml water
Seasoning:
1 tbsp dark soy sauce
2 tsp salt, or to taste
1tbsp light soy sauce
1tbsp sugar
Garnishing:
Toasted/fried peanuts
Spring onions, chopped
1. Heat the oil in a wok and fry the shallot over medium-low heat, fry till crispy and golden brown. Dish out and set aside to cool.
2. Use the remaining shallot oil in the wok. Over medium heat, stir-fry the meat, dried prawns and mushroom until aromatic.
3. Add in the drained glutinous rice, then add in the seasoning. Stirring and mix well for 1 -2 mins.
4. Transfer the rice into a steaming tray , sprinkle water on top of the rice.
5. Steam for 60mins ( stir rice for every 30mins, sprinkle more water when necessary).
6.Serve rice topped with shallot crisps, peanuts and spring onion.
Do enjoy cooking !!!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Cotton Cheese Cake Specially for my daughter !!

Promised to my daughter, once she had done her UPSR exam, I will bake her favorite cheese cake. Searched in few blogs, noticed that this cotton cheese cake is the most popular cheese cake among bloggers, so I give a try.
-I use whipping cream to decorate the ugly cake surface...

-Even I use water bath to bake, the top surface still cracked, maybe my oven temp is high, next time need to adjust the temp. And I noticed use greaseproof paper to line side of the pan, the side surface not even, should I not use this paper to line the side of pan?
-Anyway, the cheese cake is very nice, soft like cotton and moist..

I adapted Ai Wei's recipe, but cut the portion to half:-
Part A:
125g Philadephia Cream Cheese
25g Butter
50ml Fresh Milk
Part B:
30g Cake flour
10g Corn flour
Part C:-
4 Egg Yolks (I use medium size)
1 tbsp Lemon Juice
¼ tsp Salt
Part D:
4 Egg Whites (I use medium size)
10g corn flour (change from cream of tartar)
70g Caster Sugar
1. Melt (A) in double boiler and cool the mixture until room temperature.
2. Whisk egg yolk until creamy, add in lemon juice and salt, fold in (B) and mix well.
3. Whisk egg whites until foamy and then add in sugar and corn flour, whisk until soft peaks form.
4.Fold in egg whites mixture into the egg yolk mixture and mix well. Then add in the other half and mix them evenly.
5.Pour the mixture in round cake pan (lightly grease and line the bottom and side of the pan with greaseproof paper).--Updated on 16th Sept, do not line the side of the pan with paper
6. Bake in water bath for 1 hour 10 minutes or until set or golden brown at 160 °C.
Do Enjoy Baking !!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Stir fried Tofu with leek

Since tasted this tofu in Penang, we just love this dish very much. A simple and delicious tofu dish that you can easily cook it at home.




Simple recipe to share:-
Soft tofu ( cut into square shape)
Leek
Carrot
Garlic
Prawn
Meat (pork or chicken)
Seasoning- salt, light soy sauce, oyster sauce
Steps:-
1. Deep fry the tofu and set aside
2. Heat oil in a wok, saute garlic, add in prawn and meat, stir fry for a while, then add in leek.
3. Add some water, then add in deep fried tofu. Add in seasoning and simmer for 10mins.
4. Add in cornstarch water to thicken the gravy.
5. Dish out and serve hot.
Do enjoy cooking !!!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

3K Steamed bun ( Ki Ka Ku) _with recipe

I'm so happy to see the result of my 1st attempted (again 1st time !!!) of making steamed bun, I just learnt this recipe over the tele-conversation with my mum yesterday. Today I immediately give it a try. I don't know the exact name in English, so I just give a name as 3K bun, because in Hokkian name as " Ki Ka Ku" . This is 100% pure pandan flavour, no added any artificial colouring..another healthy bun..





-Before steam, bun with filling, black sesame (one red dot) and lotus paste (3 red dots)

-Before steam, plain one, just add pandan juice, very nice pure green colour. My kids love this plain type very much.

- After steamed


- Do you want to have a bite? The texture is soft and QQ..


3K steamed bun (Ki Ka Ku)- Plain type

** can make about 30pcs

Glutinous rice flour 250g
All purpose flour 300g
Caster sugar 150g (you may increase, if you want sweeter)
Cooking oil 100g
Yeast 1 ½ tsp
Pandan water (screwpine leaf) 120g – (Blend 15pcs of pandan leaves + 7-8tbsp of water)
Water 120g (adjust if necessary)

Banana leaves (cut into equal square shapes)

Steps:-
Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl, knead until smooth (something like pao dough, softer than pao dough)

Divide dough to equal portion (about 40g), shape into small round ball. Grease your hand with some cooking oil, place small round ball on the banana leaf, and flatten the dough by pressing your palm on the round ball.

Keep aside and rest for 1hour.

Steam on hot water for 15mins or until cooked.

Do enjoy making kuih-muih !!!



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