Sunday, August 31, 2008

Water Chestnut Drink

It was a refreshing drink! Really felt a sense of fulfilment when my hubby said he likes it! Aww... if only I am a full time housewife. :P

  • 5 chestnuts (minced)
  • 6 cups of water
  • 3 tbsp sugar
1) Boil minced chestnut in water
2) Add sugar and serve after it has fully dissolved

Chicken Claypot Rice

I decided to follow (with some slight variations), the recipe on the package of the chinese sausage I bought and the end product turned out quite tasty! :) As a bonus, it's even easier to prepare than the chicken flavoured rice.

  • 2 chicken thighs
  • 1 chinese sausage
  • 1 cup of rice
Seasonings (A)
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp sweet sauce
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice wine
  • Sesame oil
  • Pepper


1) Marinade the chicken thighs with Seasonings (A) and leave for an hour.
2) When the rice is half-cooked, add the chinese sausage and chicken thighs
3) Add some sesame oil and 1 tbsp dark soy sauce and mix well before serving.

Salted Vegetables Soup

I am not a big fan of salted vegetables, but my hubby is. As much as I would like to cook Caixin soup, I knew I had to cook the following instead. :P

It turned out that my hub kinda like it. :)


- 1 packet Salted Vegetables
- 1/2 tofu (cut into cubes)
- 1/2 carrot (cut into pieces)
- 100g pork (minced)
- 3 chestnuts (minced)


- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tbsp potato starch


1) Boil 6 cups of water in a pot
2) Add chicken bone (left over from the other dish) and carrot
3) Remove chicken bone
4) Mix pork, chestnut and potato starch
5) Mold into balls and add to the soup mixture
6) Add salt to taste

Monday, August 25, 2008

Stir-Fry Beansprouts

  • 1 handful Bean Sprouts
  • 1/2 carrot - cut into strips
  • 1-2 Mushroom - cut into strips
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp soya bean sauce (modified version - instead of using light soy sauce)
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp oyster sauce
  • 1/2 cup of water (soaked from mushroom)
  • Few drops of Sesame oil
  • Dash of Pepper

1) Stir fry ginger
2) Add carrot, followed by mushroom
3) Add oyster sauce and 2 tbsp water and simmer for a while
4) Add beans sprouts and soya bean sauce
5) After stir-frying for a while, add remaining water
6) Just before switching off the fire, add sesame oil and pepper

Yums! Cheap and good. :)

Deep Fried Beancurd

Sunday, August 24, 2008


I really do not know what to call this soup. I merely 'dump' whatever excess ingredients I have to make this. :P Surprisingly, it turned out quite good. ;)

  • Bones (from pork chop)
  • 3/4 cup Beansprouts
  • 1/2 carrot (sliced)
  • 3 button mushrooms (sliced)
  • 6 cups of water
  • 3 tsp scallop concentrates (new product from woh hup!)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp light soya sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar

1) Bring water to boil
2) Add scallop concentrates
3) Add carrots, buttom mushrooms and bones
4) Switch off fire after a while and let it simmer - my purpose is to soften the carrot without using too much gas
5) When read to serve, turn on the fire again and add beansprouts
6) Add sugar, salt and light soya sauce

The other dishes cooked on the same day are attached for my records. Yeah, you have seen the following recipes too many times in this blog. It's revision period, remember? ^.^

Pork Cutlet

Fried Rice

I passed the revision test. :D

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Fried Egg with Vegetarian Ham

I must be too hungry/weak.

I actually dropped the bowl containing bulk of the fried egg. :( What a mess I have created. Pieces of the bowl scattered over the floor and the grease from the fried egg...

These are the survivors. :P

They are actually not bad! Goes very well with the congee we had. :)