food 4 tots

Banana pancake

I found out this wonderful recipe after reading the post from here. As compared to my previous recipe, this one is lighter and fluffier without adding the wholemeal flour. By adding 2 large fully ripen bananas into the batter, it made the pancakes even tastier and yummy! I had rewritten the steps so that it will be easier to follow. Ingredients: 1 ½ cups (12 oz) plain flour (or 50% plain flour and 50% cake...

Stir-fried brinjal with minced meat

Ingredients: 125g minced meat – marinated with light soya sauce, sugar and cornflour 125g mixed vegetable 1 large brinjal (about 360g) – diced and soaked in salt water (to discard the bitter taste) 1 red onion (about 70g) – chopped Seasonings: 1 tbsp oyster sauce 1 tbsp light soya sauce ½ tsp sugar ¼ tsp salt 1 tsp sesame oil Dash of pepper ¾ rice bowl of water 1 tsp cornflour (mixed with...

Simplified “Kwai Fa Chee” (桂花翅)

I saw a recipe from a cooking magazine on how to cook the real fried sharkfin. Long list of ingredients and complicated steps. Too difficult for me to “digest” as a beginner in cooking. Hence, with some tips from my mom, I had derived at my own simple version of “kwai fa chee”. This is also a dish that I managed to “convince” my son to start eating cabbage. Ingredients: 200g...

Steamed egg rolls with fish paste (2)

In my earlier post about steamed egg rolls with fish paste, I took my pictures under poor lighting and the effect was not impressive even after some editings. So I decided to try this recipe again in the morning. I noticed that with more eggs and lesser fish paste, I manage to make a better and firmer egg rolls. You can try the following 2 new combinations: a) 2 eggs and 150g fish paste; or b) 3 eggs and 200g...

Cream of pumpkin soup

I still remember the first time I made this soup. It was a total FAILURE! I felt so discouraged because nobody liked it including myself. But I couldn’t figure out what went wrong because I had followed exactly the recipe from the newspaper cut-out. Then after searching for sometimes, I managed to find another simple recipe from Kuali Online. It turned out to be my son’s favourite now (partly because...

Braised chestnut (栗子)with chicken

Ingredients: 200g Chinese chestnuts (fresh) 2 chicken thighs (de-boned & skinless) – marinated with 2 tbsp light soya sauce, dash of sugar and cornflour for at least ½ hour 5 fresh mushrooms 2-3 tbsp wolfberries (kei chi – 枸子) 4 cloves garlic (bruised) Coriander leaves (for garnishing) 300ml water Seasonings: 2 tbsp oyster sauce 1 tbsp concentrated Maggi chicken stocks(上汤) Dash...

Stir-fried french beans with chicken

Ingredients: 100g chicken breast meat 100g french beans (cut diagonally) 50g capsicum (shredded) – about ½ medium-sized 25g carrots (shredded) 2 fresh mushrooms (shredded) 1 small red onion (chopped) Seasonings: 1 tbsp oyster sauce ½ tbsp soya sauce Pinch of sugar Dash of sesame oil & pepper Cornflour (for thickening) – mixed with some water Methods: 1. Cut chicken into small pieces, use the...
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