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