Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Baby Kailan with Mushrooms

Nothing beats seeing him finish all the food that I have prepared for him. It really warms my heart to know that I am able to whip up a meal that he truly enjoys, after he had a long and hard day at work. I guess this is the contentment and joy shared by many housewives or working wives like me, who cooks. :)

He particularly liked this kailan dish that I have cooked. For someone who hardly take mushrooms, he surprised me by finishing all the mushrooms I have left for him. I felt so handsomely rewarded. Well, spiritually. :P


  • Baby Kailan
  • 2 Mushrooms (soaked and cut into strips)
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 3/4 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup of water (from the soaking of the mushrooms)
  • 1/2 tbsp cooking wine

1) Stir minced garlic in heated oil for 30 seconds
2) Add mushroom and oyster sauce
3) Add water and simmer for 1 minute
4) Add baby kailan and stir briefly
5) Add soy sauce and cooking wine
6) Add cornstarch solution (optional)


ilovepearly said...

I love eating mushroom :P

Food Lover said...

oh yes, especially when they are soaked in dark sauces for some time right? Love the succulent taste... :D~~~

Anonymous said...

hee been reading through from your old posts and i must say that i enjoyed your posts alot!

i want to learn to cook yummy stuff for my family and loved ones, but somehow what i cook always turn out either too bland, or the taste is plain boring. ):

hope to learn and apply what i learnt form your blog!

Food Lover said...

Hey Jiaying, thanks for your post! I guess cooking is all about trial and error. I've got 'failed' attempts too. Notice those posts without recipes? heh...

It's really commendable that a teenager like you wants to cook for your family. Your family must be very happy to know your intentions. Hopefully my blog will be useful, somehow. :P

Do remember that you need to vary the ingredients and seasonings according to your taste. I've learnt from my past experiences that following strictly to a recipe may not be the way to go. :P

Jia you! ;)

p/s: oh ya, you have a very interesting blog too. Love the futomaki you have made with your friend and the happy looks on your faces! :D