food 4 tots

Corn soup

Ingredients:2 corn-on-the-cob sweetcorns1 large carrot1 white onionHandful of mushroom stems (I had collected these stems from my previous cooking and stored them in the freezer) – optionalFish bones2 slices ginger15 red dates (removed seeds)1200ml water Seasonings:Salt and pepper to taste Methods:1. Wash fish bones. Blanch in hot water.2. Defrost mushroom stems, wash and set aside.2. Cut sweetcorns,...

Italian pasta soup

The recipe for this wholesome and tasty soup was adapted from Children’s healthy & fun cookbook (published by DK). Ingredients:75g pasta bows (I had replaced it with small shell pasta)1 large onion (white)2 potatoes2 sticks celery1 large carrot (scrubbed)1 tbsp olive oil1 bay leaf1 tsp dried oregano1 litre vegetable stock (I used Maggi concentrated chicken stock 上汤鸡精)400g tinned chopped...

Kiddy “mushroom rice”

This is another variation from the mushroom rice. Ingredients: Cooked rice Chicken fillet (cube) – marinate with light soya sauce, sugar & corn flour Frozen mixed vegetables Assorted fresh mushroom Garlic – diced Butter Seasonings: Teriyaki sauce Shaoxing cooking rice wine Dash of sugar and pepper Methods: 1. Use some butter to stir-fry the chicken until brown and set aside 2. Melt the remaining...

Stir-fried asparagus with prawn

The recipe was adapted from Special quick & delicious vegetable cookbook with its dish called “stir-fried asparagus with chicken”. Ingredients:2 tbsp oil1 onion (peeled & diced)1 chicken whole leg (deboned & diced)1 red chilli (diced)150g asparagus (peeled & diced) Seasoning:1 tbsp oyster sauce½ tbsp light soya sauce¼ tsp salt½ sugarDash of sesame oil and pepper1 tsp corn flour...

Chicken and potato stew

My mum taught me how to cook this one-dish meal. Ingredients:1 red onion2 chicken thighs (with or without bone) – marinate with light soya sauce, sugar and cornflour2 potatoes1 large carrot Seasonings:1 tbsp oyster sauce1 tsp light soya sauceDash of dark soya sauce1 tsp concentrated chicken stock (optional) – mixed with 150 ml waterDash of sugar and pepper1 bay leaf (my personal add-on)Corn...

Liu wei soup (六味汤)

Ingredients: Group A: 20g 玉竹 (yu zhu) 20g 干百合 (dried lily bulb) 20g 芡实 (fox nuts) 20g 淮山 (huai shan) 20g 湘莲 (lotus seeds) 10 红枣 (red dates) – removed seeds 250g 瘦肉 (lean meat) 1 liter water Group B: 20g 圆肉 (dried longan) 2 tbsp 杞子(qi zi) Methods: 1. Rinse lean pork. Cut into large pieces. Scald 2. Rinse all the ingredients.Bring water to boil. 3. Add in Group A and...

Simply pumpkin

Pumpkin is always my son’s favourite regardless of my cooking methods (stir-frying, making soup, making porridge etc). Ingredients:Pumpkin (cut into cube)Black sesame seedsWhite sesame seeds Seasonings:Light soya sauceFried garlic oil/ salad oil Methods:Steam the pumpkin until cooked. Toss with seasonings and both types of sesame seeds. Serve.

Steamed minced chicken with mix veg

Ingredients: 120g chicken breast (minced) 3 waterchessnut (chopped) 30g carrot (chopped) 1 Japanese beancurd (mashed) – also known as egg tofu (玉子豆腐,  蛋豆腐, 日本豆腐) Small handful of frozen green peas Seasonings: 1½ tbsp oyster sauce 1 tbsp light soya sauce ½ tsp sugar (optional) Dash of sesame oil and pepper Cornflour Methods: 1. Combine all ingredients with seasonings in a mixing...

Mushroom rice

Ingredients:Cooked rice for 2350g assorted mushroom (enoki bunch, shittake, white button mushroom)20g butter1 tbsp sugar4 cloves garlics, diced Coriander leaves (for garnishing) Seasonings:4 tbsp terriyaki sauce3 tbsp Chinese cooking rice wineDash of sugar and pepper Methods: 1) Heat up butter in a wok. Put in chopped garlic when the butter is half melted. Stir-fry the garlic until fragrant.2) Add in assorted...

Steamed egg rolls with fish paste

Ingredients:2 eggs (lightly beaten)200g fish pasteHandful of spring onion (chopped) Seasonings:Pinch of salt (depending the type of fish paste)Dash of pepper and sesame oil2 tsp cornflour Methods:1. Stir in spring onions and seasonings into the fish paste. Stir in 1 direction.2. Add in some chicken stock granules, light soya sauce and pepper into the eggs and beat lightly.3. Heat up oil, pour half of the...
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