Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Changi Village Food Centre

This is Changi Village Food Centre (at the far end of Singapore), very famous for its food. One such popular stall is the nasi lemak (coconut rice), you need to queue to purchase the food and they sold out very fast.

There are so many food stalls in this centre and if you cant make up your mind which stall provides the best food, just see the queues....lol



We decided to eat the noodle at this stall and looking at the queue, you can tell it is good. This stall is recommend by Makansutra.



Wanton Hor Fun - Hor Fun is a cantonese term for flat rice noodles. The fried wanton is very good.

Chicken Chop Hor Fun - the chicken chop is very good and crispy.

This beef soup eaten with white rice that we ordered from another stall.

This rice with salmon, fried egg and vegetables is very good too from another famous stall.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Fried Chicken Wing with Fine Shrimp Sauce




6 chicken wings
3 tbsp rice flour
1 tbsp plain flour
oil for deep frying

Marinade
1 1/2 to 2 tbsp fine shrimp sauce (Lee Kum Kee Brand)
1 tbsp sugar(or to taste)
1 egg

Instruction

Marinate chicken wings for at least 30 minutes.
Add rice flour and plain flour into the chicken wings, mix well and set aside.
Heat up oil for deep frying, put in chicken wings and deep fry until golden brown and cooked.

Note: Fried chicken wings at low flame to medium flame and when the chicken wings are cooked, increase the heat to brown it.

Note: Do not cut up the chicken wings as they tend to shrink while deep frying.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas Home Party - Part 2

This is the second part posting of our christmas feast. No turkey but only fast food and local food....lol The fast food contributed by my youngest sister and because second sister was late with her deer meat and pork ribs (too busy eating to take photo of these two dishes...lol) and she also contributed fruits
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Pork Satay with ketuput(rice) - my contribution

Chicken Satay with onions and cucumber (my contribution)

Peanut satay sauce to go with satay

Curry Chicken - yummy (cooked by eldest sis)

French Loaf from Delifrance to go with curry

Braised mushroom cooked by me :)

Braised duck cooked by sis in law

Braised tau kwa (Firm tofu) and eggs - cooked by sis in law

Steam chicken (cooked by sis in law) - and oops forgot tot ake photo of pig's tail soup cooked by sis in law

Sambal kang kong (OMG, this is so spicy as eldest sister cooked with chilli padi)

Broccoli cooked by sis in law

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas Home Part - Fast Food (Part 1)

It was so fun during Christmas Day, we had both local and fast food for our christmas feast. The youngsters love the fast food while we the older ones preferred chinese and local food...lol
Pizza

Assorted fried snacks

BBQ Chicken Wings

Meat balls in pasta sauce
Tomorrow post will be the food for the older folks...lol

Friday, December 26, 2008

How to make chendol strips


I found this recipe to make chendol strips (we are lucky we could get the ready maden chendol strips from our supermarket)

Ingredients:
10 pandan leaves (cut in 3cm pieces)
2 cups watergreen coloring
85g green bean flour
crushed / shaved ice

Blend pandan leaves together with 1 cup of water.
Strain this into a pot.
Add a few drops of colouring and bring it to boil.
Blend the green bean flour with 1 cup of water then stir this into the pandan juice.
Continue stirring till thick and transparent.
Place a basin of ice cold water with some ice cubes in it.
Now place your newly made cendol sieve over this basin and pour the pandan mixture into the sieve.
Press the mass lightly until all the mixture is through.
Make sure that the water is really cold so that these little droplets or “worms” don’t stick to one another.
Drain the water and refigerate for 15 mins.


P.S. I remember doing this during my school days.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Different ways of making agar agar

I just made some agar agar for tomorrow christmas party at my brother's house.
Bought this box of chendol strips from the supermarket.


This is how the chendol strips looked like. I blanched them in hot water and set aside. Boil 12 gm agar agar powder, 850ml of water, 200 gm caster sugar, 200 ml coconut cream, pinch of salt, 3 pandan leaves tied into a knot, 1 box of green chendol strips.

When boiled pour into moulds and add some chendol strips. Let it set and refrigerate.
This heart shaped mould is lovely, I must remember to do a valentine dessert...lol

This is a peach agar agar. Just boiled some agar agar powder, water, sugar and when boiled, pour into mould and add peaches. Let it set and refrigerate.
Tonight I will make another dish, braised mushroom for tomorrow party. So these are my contribution for tomorrow pot luck party.

I am ready for tomorrow part. :)

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Snowman Cake


This snowman cake is so cute. My youngest son bought it home from the bakery....lol.

These bakery shops really know how to make business by creating cute cakes to attract customers.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Dongzhi Festival - Tang Yuan

Today is Dongzhi Festival or Winter Solstice Festival. Traditionally, the Dongzhi Festival is also a time for the family to get together. The making and eating of Tangyuan or balls of glutinuous rice, which symbolize reunion. To find out more about dongzhi festival you can read it from wikipedia.

I did not buy the ready flour instead I bought the instant tang yuan or rice ball from the supermarket.

You need some pandan leaves and brown sugar to go with it.

Boil some water with pandan leaves and when boiled, add the tang yuan and brown sugar to taste. When the tang yuan floats to the top, it meant they are ready, discard the pandan leaves and serve hot.

Yummy.
Happy Dongzhi to all who celebrates. :) It will be one month more for Chinese New Year. So now it's time for some spring cleaning.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Lunch on a Lazy Sunday

As usual, our siblings' gathering at my brother's house also involved food..hahaha. That day, all the food were either purchased or cooked by my brother's wife. Thank you sis in law.

Salted Vegetable and Duck Soup, this is so yummy, one of my favourite soup but I still miss the one cooked by my late mom. :(

Roast Pork (Purchased)

Roast Chicken (Purchased)

Roast Duck (Purchased)

Stir fry Kai Lan (Vegetables)
Few other dishes that I did not take photo, one of them is steam sea bass cause everyone too hungry to wait for me to take photo....lol

Friday, December 19, 2008

Local Food/Snacks

Isn't it nice to be a younger sibling. :) Hubby's eldest brother bought so much food for us and it could last us for two days....lol.

Soon Kueh - steamed Chinese dumpling made of rice flour skin

Inside are fillings of turnip strips, to be eated with sweet dark sauce or chilli sauce.

This is putu mayam - you can view my previous post on it.

Ang Ku Kueh - is a layer of sticky dough that has filling of bean paste, peanut or coconut etc

Crystal Pau

Nasi Lemak wrapped in Banana Leaf

Inside are coconut rice, fish, peanuts,ikan bilis and a must have chilli

Otak Otak - is like a fish cake paste wrapped in banana leaf and then bbq.

This is how it looked like.