Friday, October 30, 2009

Bread and Noodles

My tastebuds have gone haywired for the past few months and I haven't been cooking since then.

These are the dishes that I have cooked before that happens.

Egg Sandwich

French Toast

Fuzhou fishball noodle soup

Hokkien Mee

Vegetables noodles with gravy

Fried Hokkien Mee (Prawn replaced by mock meat)

I was on leave then and have been cooking everyday. I have saved quite a bit on meals - just imagine 1 packet of noodles lasted me five meals!

Really enjoyed those food that I have cooked. Kinda surprised that it tasted very close to what I have aimed to achieve. Alas, I didn't take down the ingredients, seasonings etc. Looks like I have to do another trial again should I want to sample the same dishes again. :P

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Garlic Bread

We had spaghetti for dinner again. Usually that 2 plates of chicken bolognese is not enough for both of us. So I thought of adding an item to the meal - Garlic Bread.

It was a very spontaneous decision and I wasn't very prepared. So I grabbed the minced garlic, spread it over the bread and added some sugar and salt to taste. I set to 'Grill' in Healsio and pull it out when the bread looks lightly crisp.

The end result? Fantastic.

Go try it out some day. It's easy to prepare and the taste is rewarding. :)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

To my readers

Hey everyone,

I am pleasantly surprised to see that I have quite a number of comments during my few months of absence, and that most of the comments are related to Healsio!

Welcome to the world of Healsio, a product that you can rely on for all your cooking! :D

Ooo... don't I sound like a Healsio promoter? Alas I don't get paid for that. Sheesh.

I will try to share photos of dishes that I have cooked recently.

Meanwhile, happy cooking!

p/s: More back-dated posts below.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Pandan Chicken

I should have used Chicken drumsticks. :P Looking forward to my next try!

Nasi Lemak

Except for the rice, (which wasn't cooked with enough coconut milk), I thought I did a pretty good job in replicating the Nasi Lemak sold outside! :D

  • Rice (1 cup)
  • Coconut milk (1 packet of Ayam brand coconut milk)
  • Peanuts
  • Ikan bilis
  • Long beans
  • Egg (mix with a pinch of salt and a dash of pepper)


Mix coconut milk with water to make up 1 cup and 20ml of liquid and use it to cook the rice.

1) Stir fry Long Beans with Chili Dou Ban Jiang
2) Fry Egg
3) Deep fry ikan bilis and peanut

Yes, as simple as 1, 2, 3! ;)

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Chicken Claypot Rice

I tried, for the first time, to cook the claypot rice in the claypot from scratch as I thought it might taste better.

But no, it not only tasted the same as when I cooked in a rice-cooker, but it also created more work for my hub, whom had use so much strength to scrape off the rice off the claypot. :P

It tasted as good (and moist) as before. :) The only thing I must remember is to make it drier next time as my hub prefers it that way.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Siew Mai

Heh.. my version. :P I know I can do better next time!

Beancurd Rolls

My, it wasn't easy to deep fry the beancurd rolls with pork filling inside. The beancurd skin kept coming off.

I managed to come up with this, which tasted not too bad! *phew*

Scallop Porridge

I was quite worried that my hub won't like it when it turns out as colourless as this, but it turned out that he finds it quite tasty! Guess I can't go wrong with scallop concentrates (yes, yet again.)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


I cooked Popiah fillings quite some time back, (using the more tedious method that my grandma used - Cabbage, long beans, turnip, carrot, beancurd, hei bi, 2-layered pork), but ironically, it wasn't as popular as the following, which was so much easier to prepare and cook!

  • Cabbage
  • Turnip
  • Carrot
  • Egg (either hard boil or fried, depending on preference)
  • Sausage (heated over wok, no oil required!)
  • Popiah skin - use the type that can only be found in markets. According to the store owners, they can last up to a few months with proper refrigeration.
  • Scallop concentrates
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Light soy sauce
1) Stir-fry turnip, cabbage and carrot
2) Add scallop concentrates, sugar, salt and light soy sauce to taste.
3) Add sweet sauce/balachan, 3 tbsp of the veges, egg and sausage to the popiah skin, roll and serve!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Sweet and Sour Pork Balls

That's my feeble attempt at frying pork balls.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Kway Chup

Without the kway. :P

We had congee with this.

I must say it really tasted like the *real* thing in hawker centres. :)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Dinner for 3

I invited my brother over for dinner as my hub couldn't make it last minute. My brother turned up, but not without some grumbles of him as a 'reserve'. :P It was the first time he tasted my culinary skills, so I chose 3 dishes that I am more confident with.

Pork Cutlet

This has almost become my 'signature dish'. heh!

Sweet and sour sauce to go along

Corn Soup

My mother and brother loves the soup, especially my brother who kept helping himself to this dish. The secret? Scallop concentrates and pork ribs! :)

Snow Peas with pork

This is my first attempt at this dish and I must say that I am very pleased with the result!

Cod Fish

One of the first dishes when I started cooking. Yes, I did it again with my good ol' healsio

Both my mother and my brother seemed to enjoy the meal very much. Guess the time (nearly an hour!) and effort spent on this four dish meal was worth it. My hub was actually quite upset that he missed such a feast. heh... :D