Saturday, May 29, 2010

Braised tangy pork belly




This is another of my mum's recipe.  Each time she cooked this dish, it's for sure that all of us will go for second helping of rice!
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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Jackfruit ~ Nangka Muffins


Jackfruit - Artocarpus heterophyllus of the mulberry family which is native to parts of South and South East Asia is an aromatic fleshy fruit renowned for its delicious taste.  It is low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium and high in vitamin C and manganese.
The Jackfruit is enormous and prickly on the outside, looks somewhat like a durian.  Once the fruit is opened you'll find 'bulbs' ...... a kind of fleshy covering for the true seeds which are round and dark like chestnuts.  These seeds can be eaten once boiled.  When cutting up a Jackfruit, better to oil your knife and hands before cutting, as the fruit is very sticky.  You'll need to acquire the taste of the Jackfruit which frequently does not appeal to those unfamiliar with it. 
Incidentally, the Jackfruit is the national fruit of Bangladesh.  Want to know more about the Jackfruit?   Check it out 'Here'.

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Chicken Porridge ~ Congee





Lazy bones at work again!  This is another popular one-dish meal which I'm sure most of the readers know how to whip up in a jiffy ........ Chicken Porridge or Congee.
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Friday, May 21, 2010

Yam Puff ~ 'Wu Kok'



This is one of the must-have items whenever we go for have dim-sum ...... 'Wu Kok' or Yam dumplings.  Initially I had a hard time struggling with the soft and sticky dough in the hot and stuffy kitchen, but fortunately after chilling it in the fridge for 50 mins., it could be 'man-handled' quite easily!  Phew, not too bad as this is my first attempt!
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wat Tan Hor Fun ~ Flat rice noodles



Wat Tan Hor Fun literally means flat rice noodles with smooth egg sauce.  There are 2 types of Hor Fun ~ flat rice noodles.  The thin and soft smooth ones are specially made to go with a soup base while the broader and thicker one is meant for stir-frying, which is the type that I'm using for this dish.
 
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Monday, May 17, 2010

Chicken chop with oyster sauce


Whipped up this one-dish meal for dinner recently.  Added an egg after reading some article regarding the goodness of egg yolk which is the healthiest part of the egg.  There are also indications that eating whole eggs actually raise the good HDL cholesterol.  After all, the yolk contains much of the food that the chick depends on for growth.  Check out this site if you want to know more about eggs.
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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Assam Curry Fish


Whipping up this curry is a breeze, all thanks to the ready cooked curry paste which I bought from the Kg. Simee market, for just only Rm2!
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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Pandan raisin rolls




Think, I'm bitten by the bug, no, not bed bug, but Bread bug!  There was some pandan paste left after making the Sesame Pandan Braid and putting nothing to waste, made these .....................
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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mother's Day dinner at The Lobsterman






I happened to be in Kuala Lumpur last Saturday and since it was the eve of Mother's Day, decided to celebrate the occasion with my siblings.  So, four of us trotted off to The Lobsterman @ SS2, Petaling Jaya for our dinner.  I've heard of this seafood restaurant but have not yet tried their goodies.  It was indeed a very sumptuous meal, a bit on the high side though, but nonetheless we mothers should pamper ourselves and indulge, once in a while, what more as it's Mother's Day!

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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day






Mothers are most likely the hardest working people in the world ~
yet they will probably never receive all the praise they are due.
In a way, this is easy to understand.
For how could words ever express a lifetime of appreciation ~
especially for all the lovely mums out there, young and old!

Happy Mother's Day


 P.S.  This is a hand made card from my three musketeers.




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Friday, May 7, 2010

Stir-fry mushrooms with mixed vegetables


This is a meatless veggie dish, healthy, nutritious yet delicious.  The crunchy vegetables make the dish light and refreshing too!
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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Flaked Almond Tuiles (Mother's Day Cookies)


I've been pondering what to do with the egg whites, leftover from making the egg glaze for bread, and yes I remembered coming across a Pumpkin Seeds Cisps from MaryMoh of Keep learning keep smiling, a blog with many original recipes.   As for this recipe, I reduced the sugar, replaced pumpkin seeds with almond flakes, tweaked the method a bit and here's what I got  ......  34 pieces in all.

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Monday, May 3, 2010

Red Bean Loaf


Nothing beats the sweet aroma of freshly baked bread, what more if it's home made  ....... and in a short while you can savour a warm, crusty loaf straight from the oven!

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