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Claypot chicken rice

My weekends are always tied up with the routine “once-a-week” groceries shopping. Last Sunday was even busier. After all the housework and cooking, we have to rush for an appointment. Due to time constraints, I just snapped some quick shots of my chicken rice directly from the claypot. Later on, I only realized that my cooked rice had been fully covered by the ingredients. As we had started eating, I had...

Not my usual lunch

This afternoon, I had created a very “fusion” combo for my son and myself. => Cabbage omelettes + sesame seeds rice balls + stir-fried mushrooms. (However, my son who is a fan of soup, after finishing his meals, said “Mummy, where is today’s soup?” :-[ ) This lunch combo is also great to use as a bento set. Recipes for cabbage omelette rolls and sesame seeds rice ball are adapted and modified from...

Creamy butter prawns

When my son was first introduced to prawn, he disliked it very much and even spit it out. I just can’t believe that things are so difference now. Prawn has started to gain its popularity in my son’s diet. He can eat as many prawns as we do! This recipe is adapted and modified from Quick and Easy Hawkers’ Fair. Because of my son who can’t eat spicy stuff, I had to omit 2 ingredients: chilli padi and...

Pan-fried patties

These patties are made using the following: a) 50% of the remaining ingredients from this stuffed tofu poks b) 1 egg (lightly beaten) c) Dash of sugar and pepper Methods: a) Heat up a non-stick pan with 1 tbsp oil. Use a piece of kitchen to wipe the pan so that the oil will be spread evenly on the pan. b) When hot, use a laddle to scoop up the mixture and make small batters on the frying pan. Make a few batches....

Stuffed tofu poks (beancurds puff)

This recipe is adapted and modified based on Stuffed Glutten Balls from Quick & Easy Hawkers’ Fair. Instead of using gluten balls, I use tofu poks. I had just bought 10 tofu poks and eventually only utilised 50% of the ingredients. Guess what did I do with the rest of the ingredients? The answer is here. Ingredients: 25 tofu poks 100g minced meat 100g minced prawn paste 100g fish paste 2 water chessnut...

Purple sweet potatoes tong sui (dessert)

Sweet potato is one of my son’s first baby foods. Since then, it has become his all-time favourite regardless of the cooking methods. Sweet potatoes come in many colours ie purple, pink, yellow and orange. Among them, purple sweet potato is the fastest to turn soft when it is cooked. I had tried to boil colourful sweet potatoes tong sui for my family but purple sweet potato is still considered the best...

Sweetened red bean paste with lotus seeds and lily bulbs

Recently I was given a packet of red beans (Azuki beans) by my cousin sister who had bought it personally from Japan. To my astonishment, these Japanese red beans are as shiny as pearls. They are totally different from those sold in the local market. Therefore, I picked this recipe to try out these beans. The results is: The paste texture is thick and very smooth. The beans were so soft that it will “melt”...

Luo Han Zhai (罗汉斋) – 1

It has become my parents’ tradition to prepare this vegetarian dish (Luo Han Zhai) on the first day of Chinese New Year. Since I got married, I have missed this dish for quite some time. This year is even worst as my whole family (hubby, son and myself) fell sick and didn’t have the chance to celebrate CNY in our hometown. When I started to do my own research on this dish, I was so confused looking...

ABC soup

If you are in a rush and need to cook 1 dish-meal cum soup, then this soup is the perfect choice! It is not only as easy as ABC but also a wholesome soup for the family. All of the ingredients (except for the fish bones) are edible. You can serve it with rice or pasta. Hence it is considered a “ZERO wastage” soup. Guess what have I done to the sweetcorns and potatoes in the soup? I had created another...

Beancurd seafood soup (豆腐海鲜羹)

My hubby loved this soup so much that after drinking the soup, he also took an extra portion to mix with his rice so as to give him a “braised rice” flavour. This recipe is adapted from Hawker’s Fair Simplified cookbook. Ingredients: 1 piece soft beancurd – mashed into puree (it can be substituted with egg bean curb or homemade beancurd) 1 fresh squid (about 200g) – julienned 6...
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