Friday, October 29, 2010

Bittergourd and egg stir-fry


This is a super easy light dish which has appeared in many blogs.  I didn't use much oil to cook this and occasionally it will appear on the table whenever I prepare white porridge, much to everyone's delight!

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pork Ribs Oyster Porridge


Porridge ~ Congee ...... another comfort food that invokes feelings of nostalgia especially of our childhood.  Perfect for this hot, humid weather!  

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Salted Egg Pastry ~ 'Harm Tarn Sou'


This is my second attempt at making this pastry and I was elated when I finally got it right after making some drastic adjustments to the first recipe. 


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Friday, October 22, 2010

Braised Potato Chicken


This is another 'kar heong' or rather country style home-cooked dish.  Remember that my mum used to cook this for us which became a favourite amongst my siblings and now my children.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Victoria Sandwhich




The classic 'Victoria Sandwhich' .... an 'oldie' but certainly a goodie and have you ever wondered how it got its name?  There's a history behind this Victoria sponge cake.  It was named after Queen Victoria, who favoured a slice of the sponge cake with her afternoon tea.  A traditional Victoria sponge consists of jam sandwhiched between 2 layrs of sponge cakes, the top of the cake is not iced or decorated.  If you wish to know more of this history, then read it from  here.


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Monday, October 18, 2010

Herbal Tea Eggs ~ 'Malaysian Monday no. 12'


One can easily detect Herbal Tea Eggs in the shopping mall especially in areas near the supermarket or food court.  Sniff, sniff, you just follow your nose and the smell will eventually lead you to the outlet having these black, cracked, ugly looking eggs bubbling in a big rice pot of black liquid.  Many of these are found in Chinese medical product outlets, placed in a corner right at the entrance.


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Friday, October 15, 2010

Vegetarian Soup


Vegetarian Soup ..... as the name implies, this is a very nutritious, healthy fat-free soup and yes it's meatless.
Therefore, it's very suitable for people who are on a vegetarian diet be it due to religious, health reasons or otherwise.  On top of that this veggie soup needs very little effort and it's easy to whip up!

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Balsamic-glazed Salmon


Salmon fillet baked with a glaze of balsamic vinegar, honey and garlic, quick and easy to prepare and what's more, it's just yummy!

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Strawberry Cupcakes ~ ' Malaysian Monday No.11'


When I saw the post of Strawberry Cupcakes from Biren's blog @   'Roti n Rice',   I was so impressed with the pictures, especially the cross-section of the cupcake exposing the red, juicy strawberry.  It was so pretty and without much hesitation bookmarked it.

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Friday, October 8, 2010

Herbal Chicken


This is steamed whole chicken with Chinese herbs and sauce.  Steaming the chicken wrapped in foil, helps to retain the natural juice from the chicken thus enhancing the taste.  Tasted somewhat like the Salted Baked Chicken except that this is wet with more gravy!

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Sweet and Sour Pork Ribs


This is a very simple, easy to prepare, fuss-free dish which will go very well with plain white rice.


Easy does it ....


All you need to do is just to dump all the ingredients into the wok and  cook.  Here's how ........

Ingredients
  • 500 gm pork ribs, cut into 2 inch lengths
  • 60 gm shallots         
  • 30 gm garlic               
  • 10 gm ginger           
  • 2 bird eye chillies     
  • 2 tsp chilli sauce
  • 1 tsp tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tsp Balsamic vinegar, or to taste
  • Thickening -  1.1/2 tsp cornflour + 1 Tbsp water
Preparation
  1. Wash the pork ribs and blanch them in hot water, rinse under running tap water, drain and set aside.
  2. Lightly pound or smash the shallots, garlic, ginger and bird eye chillies.
  3. Put the pork ribs into the wok together with the pounded ingredients in (2) above.  Add in sugar, salt, chilli and tomato sauce.
  4. Add in the water and bring everything to a boil, then lower heat to simmer till the pork ribs are tender.
  5. Add in the balsamic vinegar, test for taste.
  6. Add in the thickening, give it a quick stir.
  7. Dish out and serve hot with plain rice.



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Monday, October 4, 2010

Savoury Steamed Pumpkin Cake


This is my first attempt at making this 'Savoury Steamed Pumpkin Cake'.  I was a bit hesitant in the beginning and after googling here and there for the recipe, decided upon trying it out.  Fortunately, it turned out well and family members gave the thumbs up.  Phew  ....... worth all the effort, chopping and frying in this weather!
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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Meet up with a blogger friend in Westfield, London


Many of you who have been ardent followers or readers of   MaryMoh's ~ 'Keep learning keep smiling' blog would have known that I met up with her in London,  Westfield   recently.  I was indeed very excited when she confirmed that she was available for a meet up, a 'blind' date so to speak.  Oh, not totally 'blind' because I've a vague idea of how she looks like from her picture in her profile but she doesn't have a clue about me.  How interesting!  I told her that we'll be playing 'hide and seek'!
I said that I'll definitely be the first one to spot her but she replied she'll arrive early and it won't be too difficult to spot  Asians with black hair!  I was early too and initially I couldn't find the 'venue' of our meeting place as Westfield had other entrances and it was huge.  Somehow I managed and as I was walking, from a distance I spotted an Asian petite lady walking towards my direction, bag in hand and her signature hairstyle ...... ah, it's her!  I walked up to her and asked  ..... MaryMoh?    She stopped, turned round and we laughed!  She's such a nice, friendly and warm person, very comfortable to talk to and my family took an instant liking to her, and to my girls, she's sweet Aunty Mary!

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Friday, October 1, 2010

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Pembrokeshire ~ Harry Potter and Robin Hood


The  Pembrokeshire  coast in Wales is the UK's only truly coastal National Park.  Designated in 1952 for its spectacular coastline, the park has been a great getaway for holidaymakers.  It has 620 sq km of awe-inspiring coast and countryside and its protected landscape is a haven for wildlife.  Each year thousands of  holidaymakers join Pembrokeshire people to take a walk in this coastal park of more than 600 miles of Public Rights of way.

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