Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Lou Siew Peng On & other dishes

This dish is a simple dish which my MIL taught me. It's soft and safe enough for the very old & very young to eat.

3 Eggs
1 Toufu (white)
4 Tbsp Fish Paste (can be bought or home made)
1/2 Cup of Water

1 Tbsp Soya Sauce
Dash of Pepper

1. Mix the Toufu & Fish Paste together.
2. Add the 3 eggs (beaten) & 1/2 cup water together with seasoning
3. Steam over low heat/fire for 20 minutes or so.

Garnish with spring onions & serve

The other dishes that accompanied dinner.

Steamed Lap Cheong with Mushroom

I've never eaten Lap Cheong this way before married. This is how my MIL likes to cook it.


1. Scald the Lap Cheong in boiling water awhile. This is to sort of clean it & also make it easier to remove the skin.

2. Slice the Lap Cheong to desired bite size. Add in chopped garlic, a dash of soya sauce & sliced shitake mushrooms (optional).

3. Steam for 20 minutes

Serve with white rice.

Some vegetable dishes Stir Fried Romanne with sliced garlic, Stir Fried French Beans with sliced ham, and Vegetarian ~ Harm Choi with Vegetarian Fish Balls & Tauhu

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Fasta Pasta Vegetarian

I managed to whip up a delicious & nutritious lunch today. It was all cooked with left over veggie & pasta sauce (love the Leggos Primavera flavour) in the fridge & a can of button mushrooms.
I do hope to make more effort in my lunches being healthy.
(forgive the smokey effect of the photo taken, my lense was full of my son's fingerprints)

Simple Dinner

After not having to prepare dinner for the family in 2 weeks due to half of them travelling for work, I'm back to my Little Chef duties.

Didn't really get to plan much, MIL pretty much took out whatever left in the fridge for me to cook. We had just 4 dishes to feed 8 of us. Stir fried Lettuce with Anchovies, Bak Neng (Minced Pork with Egg) ~ all time favourite, Stir Fried Cauliflower with sliced pork & carrots.
There's a 4th dish which was Steamed Fish with Mui Choi ~ sorry no pic of this, the fish was devoured before I could snap a photo :p

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Corn on the Cob with Coconut Dressing

This was published in "Flavours May - June 2008" issue on pg 69. I am a corn a.k.a. Jagung lover! Absolute adore jagung cooked in any style. The photo in that issue simply attracted me to look for it.

It's Mr Benjamin of Delicious Cafe's recipe. So tried to look for it at Delicious last month when I had lunch with a good old buddy but couldn't find it in the menu. Then last weekend, I happened to have tea with my family at D'lish (sister cafe to Delicious) and Lo & Behold! The Corn on the Cob with Coconut Dressing was sitting there in their salad selections! Of course I ordered it to try. I loved every bite of it though found it a bit too oily with too much Olive Oil.

Today's rainy weather somehow inspired me to grab the ingredients at our local grocers. Here is my version as I didn’t have all the said ingredients per "Flavours May - June 2008" issue on pg 69.

I used 4 cobs of corn (grilled), coriander, grated coconut & toasted them myself. I didn’t have shallots so I substituted it with roasted cloves of garlic, as much L&P sauce and also as much of Extra Virgin Olive Oil per my liking. Toss the dressing with the grilled cobs of corn & added pinch of black pepper and salt to taste. I also left out the chilies cause I had none at home.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Hummus - 1st attempt

Thanks to my dear friend greenhoihoi, I've been able to successful make hummus! My internet connection was down the whole day & couldn't print out the recipe which I had seen the night before... thanks to her, I got the basic requirement to make my 1st hummus. :)

I took a short cut and used canned chickpeas instead of the dried chickpeas which would have require an entire day of soaking. :p Added my Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic, fresh Lemon Juice, Salt to taste, BLENDED them all together... and "taa-dah"! Ready to be served with your favourite cracker, rice cake etc with alfafa & cherry tomotoes.

Simply delicious!

Definately a great snack & healthy too at anytime of the day.