Friday, 30 August 2013

Chinese Cabbage Egg Miso Soup (Meatless Recipe)

I like Chinese Cabbage, be it stir fried, braised or soup and will never get bored eating it everyday!  Chinese cabbage is very refreshing especially if you make it into soup.  For this recipe, it's a meatless soup and I omitted anchovies stock and meat.  Hence, I added miso into it.  It's very refreshing and I had it for lunch; just the soup only and without any rice or noodles.  You can add fish balls, prawns, meat or any ingredients that come to your mind.  
Ingredients :
- 1 small Chinese cabbage (washed and cut)
- 3 dried mushrooms (soaked and sliced)
- 1/2 carrot (shredded)
- 1/2 tbsp Chinese Wolfberries/goji berries (washed)
- 2 eggs (beaten)
- 1 thumbsized ginger (crushed)
- 3 cloves garlic (chopped)
- enough water for the soup
- 1 tbsp oil
Seasonings : (to taste)
- 1 tbsp miso
- a dash of salt
- soy sauce
- pepper

Method :
1)  Heat oil in a wok and saute ginger and garlic until aromatic.
2)  Add Chinese cabbage, mushrooms and carrots.  Stir and mix well.
3)  Add water.  Cover and bring to a boil over high heat.
4)  Pour in beaten egg.  Gently stir it.
5)  Lower the heat to medium low. Add miso and Chinese Wolfberries.  Stir and mix well.
6)  Season with salt, soy sauce and pepper.
7)  Serve hot.
Simple, healthy and refreshing soup for your family
Do enjoy :)

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Thursday, 29 August 2013

Simple Sweet Fragrant Omelette


This is a very simple and healthy breakfast which my children like it.  As long as it's not plain bread with jam and butter, they will be grinning from ear to ear. It could be anything; sandwich or just omelette.  We have half-boiled free ranged chicken eggs almost every morning too and they are more or less being 'forced' to eat!  So this type of simple omelette for breakfast is enough to bring smiles to their faces as they know that they would not be able to have any homemade bread, cakes, cookies or buns from their mummy.  Sigh.... I think it's high time for me take up simple baking...:) 
Simple but healthy breakfast consists of simple omelette with barley green beans dessert

Ingredients :
- 6 eggs (beaten and mixed with seasonings)
- 3 cheesy hot dogs (sliced)
- 1 big tomatoes (sliced)
- 1 big onions (chopped)
- some fresh basil
- some butter for frying

Seasonings : (to taste)
- salt
- pepper
- soy sauce

Method :
1)  Heat butter in a pan or wok.  I used happy call pan.
2)  Saute onions and hot dogs until fragrant and spread it evenly all over the pan.
3)  Pour in beaten egg and cover the lid.
4)  Cook over slow medium heat.  When the omelette is semi-cooked, add tomato and basil.
5)  Slow cook both sides until slightly brown.
6)  Dish out and serve immediately with tomato sauce.
It's quick, easy and simple breakfast!

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Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Stir Fried Da Bai Chai (Bak Choy) with Dried Shrimps and Egg

This is a very simple dish which I adapted it from Flavours from My Kampung and was surprised to see that this dish is in fact from Gunung Rapat, Ipoh, Perak. Well, since I have some bok choy in my fridge, so I decided to try this recipe with minor adjustment.

Recipe adapted from Flavours from My Kampung, page 72
Ingredients :-
- 4 stalks of da bai chai (washed and cut)
- 2 tbsp dried shrimps (washed and coarsely chopped)
- 2 eggs (beaten)
- 1 tbsp finely chopped garlic
- 1 red chili (I omitted as I didn't have available red chili on that day)
- oil
Seasonings : (to taste)
- 1 tsp fish sauce
- 1/4 sugar (I omitted this)
- salt

Method :
1) Heat oil in a wok and saute garlic and dried shrimps until aromatic.
2) Add beaten egg and scramble until set.
3) Add da bai chai and stir fry over high heat. Add seasonings.
4) Dish up and serve.


You may substitute da bai chai with choy sum/sawi


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Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Stewed Pork Belly with Fried Tofu

Whenever my late dad wanted to have plain porridge, he would ask mum to cook pork belly with tofu and with added dark caramel sauce.  Besides him, practically we have grown up eating this dish since my grandparents' era!  I still remember back in my kampung/hometown in Ayer Tawar, our neighbours used to cook this dish and most of them would have it with porridge too.  Are you curious how we eat it with porridge?  I do not know about the others, but back in my kampung, my family and neighbours would mix the thick gravy tofu into their piping hot porridge.  Then, we would use a spoon or chopsticks to break/cut the tofu into small pieces, mix it with porridge, then, 1 spoon of porridge into the mouth, slurrpppp.... followed by a piece of the pork belly... close your eyes, ehmmmm..... so yummy.  Back then, in the 1970s, this is considered quite a luxurious meal for kampung folks in Ayer Tawar where majority of them were rubber tappers.  However, nowadays it's just a common dish and everyone knows how to cook it.  In fact my children like too.
This time I didn't eat it with porridge but with steamed rice.  Then, I noticed that my children mixed the pieces of tofu and gravy into their rice.  It's indeed very delish.....

Ingredients :
- 1 strip of pork belly (blanched and cut)
- 5 pcs hard tofu (cut into four, slightly fried until golden brown)
- 1/2 tbsp fermented soy bean paste/tau cheong (for frying)
- 1 1/2 tbsp fermented soy bean paste/tau cheong (to taste)
- 1 bulb of garlic (finely chopped)
- 1 star anise
- 1 cinnamon stick
- water (enough for stewing)
Seasonings : (to taste)
- a dash of salt
- 2 tbsp light soy sauce
- 3 tbsp caramel sauce (reduce the amount if you don't like your dish to be in dark colour)
- 1 tsp sugar
Method :
1)  Heat some oil in a wok and pan fry the tofu until slightly brown. (You can deep fry until golden brown if you like but I prefer it to be pan fried).
2)  Push the tofu to the side of the wok.  Saute garlic, star anise, cinnamon stick and 1/2 tbsp of fermented soy bean paste until aromatic.
 3)  Add pork belly and tofu. Stir fry for a while and mix well.
4)  Add water, the remaining fermented bean paste and caramel sauce. Mix well. Cover and let it boil over high heat for about 5 minutes. Then, lower the heat and let it simmer until the gravy is thickened and/or the meat is cooked and tender. It takes about 30 to 45 minutes depending on the fire and pot/wok used. Add water if you want more gravy.
5)  Lastly, add in the remaining seasonings and bring it to a boil again for 1 or 2 minutes.  
6)  Dish up and serve with plain porridge or steamed rice.
The tofu is very flavourful as it's being stewed together with the meat.
No doubt this is a very simple and common dish, my family members have fond memory of this dish as it reminds us of our beloved dad ~



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Thursday, 22 August 2013

Sweet Fragrant Mint Omelette (Meatless Recipe)

As I was flipping through my old collection of recipe magazines (which have been collecting dust, hehehe...), I happened to see a very simple omelette using mint leaves.  I have never tried mint omelette and was telling myself why not give this a try as mint is a very healthy herb and moreover I have homegrown mint leaves.
This recipe is adapted from Y3K (33) pg 9 with some modifications.
As mentioned in the Y3K, mint leaves have medicinal properties especially for those who are prone to have 'windy stomach'.  However, too much mint leaves may cause your dish to taste bitter.  So, don't be 'greedy' ok?
My version or amendments are in red.  Adjust or add any ingredients according to your taste or preference.

Ingredients :
- 50g mint leaves/daun pudina (I used a handful)
- 2 eggs (6 eggs, beaten)
- 1 tomato (cubed)
- 3 fresh Swiss button mushrooms (sliced)
- some oil
Seasonings : (to taste)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- some soy sauce

Method :
1)  Mix all the ingredients together except soy sauce.
2)  Heat some oil in a wok and pour in the egg mixture.
3)  Flip over when the omelette has set.
4)  Fry until both sides are golden brown.  Turn off the heat.
5)  Drizzle some soy sauce to taste.  Stir and mix well. 
Serve.
My children don't like mint leaves but surprisingly they love this mint omelette!  They are asking me to cook this omelette again!!!
Isn't this a good idea to get your children to start eating mint leaves????


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Monday, 19 August 2013

Awesome Devilled Egg Topped with Salmon Caviar


When I saw Baby Sumo's Devilled Eggs and Guai Shu Shu's, I know I must make this.  The name DEVIL also attracted my curiosity to give this a try.  Oh Gosh!  This is so yummy and easy to make.  You can be creative with the seasonings or add any of your favourite ingredients.  Let your imagination runs wild....  This is indeed a very interesting egg dish and a keeper too.
Ingredients used are very simple and the seasonings can be varied depending on your taste.

This recipe is adapted from Baby Sumo with some minor modifications.
Ingredients :
- 4 hard boiled eggs (shelled)
- 1.5 tbsp mayonnaise
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1/4 pcs cheddar cheese
- a dash of salt
Seasonings/Toppings : (depending on individual's preferences)
- a dash of grated nutmeg
- some mustard
- some salmon caviar
Method :
1)  Halve the hard boiled eggs lengthwise and carefully remove the egg yolks into a bowl.
2)  Mash the yolks with a fork.
3)  Add cheese, mayonnaise, butter and salt.  Mix well into smooth paste.
Oops, forgotten to take a shot of the ready smooth paste :(

4)  Scoop or use a plastic piping bag to pipe the egg yolk mixture into the hollow egg whites.
5)  Grind some nutmeg powder on top of the eggs. 
6) Then, top it with some salmon caviar.
7)  You can omit the salmon caviar and just top it with some mustard or you may also top it with both salmon caviar and mustard too.
Do these Devilled Eggs give you cold sweat????
Or are you already drooling............????
Here's a treat for you... :)
Isn't this a perfect party food?

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