Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Curry Chicken - the easy way

Nowadays I cook my curry chicken without having to blend or ground chillies. It is so easy to just buy the curry paste from the supermarket and with instruction on the back of the packet but I added some extra spices for a hotter curry and some other ingredients.

My family prefer the curry to be more watery so that they can dip their bread into the gravy. Sometimes I cook the curry thicker without adding more water. Yummy.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Firm Tofu/tau kwa

Oh this is my one of my favourite, simple and nice. :)

Cut the firm tofu into cubes and mix with some curry powder and dust with some corn flour. Deep fry till golden brown.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Dried Mee Siam (Part 2)

This is my second attempt at making dried mee siam, they are better decorated and garnished than the first

You can see my first attempt in here.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Traditional old chinese teapots

Saw these old chinese traditional teapots in the bazaar in People's Park Complex. These teapots are making a comeback. I think I going to get them.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Lunch at Imperial Herbal Restaurant Vivo City

We manage to find time to have lunch at Imperial Herbal Restaurant at Vivocity. It was formerly located at Metropole Hotel. The new premises is so much bigger than their old location.
"Fu Rong" with Dried Scallop ($4 per bowl)

Cordyceps Seedling Soup (This bowl costs $20 and 3 of us cost us $60 - very expensive.)

4 types of vegetables - $18

Chicken with ginseng - $20
Imperial Hrbal & Sinchi Tcafe
1 Harbour Front Walk
#03-08 A/B/C Vivo City
Tel: 63370491

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Nian Gao (Chinese New Year Cake)

This is Nian Gao (after cutting them into slices). You can view the original nian gao in my previous post in here. Have you fried yours yet?

Cut the nian gao into thin slices. Make a batter of plain flour, beaten egg and some water (not dilute). Dip the nian gao into the batter and deep fry them.

The finished product .... yummy. Best eaten when hot.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Dried Mee Siam

My first attempt on dried mee siam so it is not beautifully decorated or garnished.

There are many recipes of dried mee siam in the internet but this is my version. (adapted from
200 gm rice vermicelli (soaked in hot water till soft and drained)
2 tbsp of dried shrimps (crushed and soaked)
1 large onion (minced)
1 tbsp of taucheon (preserved soya beans)(crushed)
2 beaten eggsfish cake (sliced)
2 tsp of chilli paste (see photo)-you can use any brand of chilli paste
2 small lime
some prawns
2 tsp of Light soya sauce (or to taste)
1 tsp of sugar (or to taste)

1. Add some oil to wok, fry onion and shrimps till fragrant.
2. Add taucheon and chilli paste and fry till fragrant.
3. Add fish cake and prawns and fry till almost cooked and set aside.
4. Fry beaten eggs till almost done and mixed with the above ingredients in wok and add rice vermicelli.
5. Mix well and sprinkle some water and cooked till done.
6. Serve with a squeeze of the limes.

Note: You can add sliced boiled eggs as decoration to the mee siam.
As I do not like to pound the chilli, I bought the ready chilli paste.
The above photo was my first attempt, I will try again and this time I will add tau pok and sliced boiled egg to make my mee siam look

Monday, February 9, 2009

Pineapple tarts from chilli padi

These pineapple tarts from chilli padi tasted so good. It just melts in your mouth....yummy.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

What can you buy with $2

For $2 I could buy a packet of mee siam (a dish of thin rice vermicelli with spicy, sweet and sour gravy)

Just pour the gravy into the mee siam

For $2 I could get a packet of vegetarian rice vermicelli too.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Food Fair at Singapore River Hongbao 2009

Financial Crisis? Depression? I think these food vendors are smiling and making a lot of money during the Food Fair. I saw queues in almost every stalls.

Hot dogs

Muah Chee and herbal eggs

Braised Duck and Chicken Wings


Malay Kuehs/cakes

Prawns patties

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Durian Pancake

After queuing to buy the durian pancake, I finally got I love durian. This pancake is yummy.

Watch how they made the pancake.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Making of tutu cakes

This is a very local cake sold in Singapore. They are known as tutu cakes or kueh tutu.
A short video on making kueh tutu

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Singapore River Hongbao 2009 - Food Fair

I love to take video of these food vendors at work. :)

Satay stall and hot dogs stall

Stall selling prawn patties

Monday, February 2, 2009

Food Fair at Singapore River Hongbao Part 1

At the food fair, it is so very interesting to see the different stalls selling different food. The stall that is inside is selling japanese cuttlefish ball and the stall nearer to me is selling the cabbage omelette.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Ren Ri - Toss of Yusheng

Yusheng meaning "raw fish" is a Chinese New Year dish, served traditionally on the seventh day of Chinese New Year or Ren Ri ("Everyman's Birthday"). It is a salad dish made of thin slices of raw fish and various spices, mixed with tossing actions by diners.

In Chinese legends, nuwa is the goddess who created the world. She created the animals on different days, and human beings on the seventh day after the creation of the world. For more information on the origins you can read from wikipedia.

Arranged on a large serving plate, the colourful array of ingredients include raw fish, shredded green and white radish drained of liquid, shredded carrots adding a bright orange tinge to the dish, pickled ginger, crushed nuts and pomelo. The ingredients are topped with various condiments including deep-fried flour crisps, crushed peanuts, sesame seeds, cinnamon, pepper and other spices. All at the table would then jointly toss the salad with a generous portion of plum sauce and cooking oil to add sweetness and taste.

Now we toss the yusheng as high as possible for luck and as we toss, we need to chant "Lo Hei" which is cantonese toss for luck.

For more information on yusheng, you can view source from Infopedia.