Thursday, October 29, 2009

1st Project from my new toy

Bought a singer sewing machine with the intention to do altering of pants length, but the thought of make something else kept dwelling in my mind, then decided on a quilt for Trenyce, thought it will be easy to do with my almost zero knowledge on sewing...but almost gave up when I dive in and when doing this quilt...lucky my friend and Kenny advise to keep it need basting as our weather is pretty warm here...else I won't know when I will complete this quilt, finally after few months of struggling its completed last weekend with many mismatch here and there...LOL

Valarie's Steam Cake

Did valarie's steam marble cake last weekend, the cocoa powder from the recipe was a little too much
that the cocoa part of the cake was a bit too bitter but the plain batter taste nice, so next time have to remember to reduce the cocoa powder if to do this cake again...

Fried Noodles

Randal requested for fried noodles for Saturday's lunch, thinking that the usual yellow noodle does have strong alkaline after taste, chose claypot noodle since I haven't eaten such noodle in fried version for a long time and also take this opportunity to practise fried noodle...

The above amount of ingredients is enough for 2 pack of noodles, but I only cook one and half pack for my family..
claypot noodle
chopped garlics
minced chicken meat /pork
shredded carrot
slice fish cakes

1 tsp dark soy sauce
1tbsp oyster sauce
1 tsp sugar
1 1/2 cup water
1 tsp maggi concentrated chicken stock

1) Heat some oil in wok, saute garlic till fragrant, add in fish cake and fry till it turn slight golden color, push the fish cake to aside, add in minced meat and stir fry till completely cook, add in the eggs and fry till half cook, break it into smaller pieces, add in shredded carrot and mix with the other ingredients.

2) Mix the sauce ingredients together, pour it into wok together with (1) ingredients, add in noodle the sauce should cover the noodle partially, cover the wok and let it simmer for a few min. Open cover and add in beansprouts, stir and mix the noodle to make sure the noodle are covered by the sauce, cover wok again.

3) After few min, open and stir the noodles to make sure the noodles are soften and sauce cooked dried , if not all noodles are soften, add a little water and let it simmer a while more. Dish and serve.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Valarie's Rum Ball

Learn this recipe the other day and it comes in handy just in time, with help from Kenny and Trenyce we did a batch of close to 100 rum balls for 3rd sis's twins baby's full moon celebration...

Shrimp Paste Chicken wings

The taste of shrimp paste chicken wings recipe that I tried previously was abit too salty, have been finding a better recipe, thus the bottle of shrimp paste have being sitting in the fridge for a long while. After hearing my colleague's advise on using the prawn paste, I created this recipe and the taste of the wings turns out ok except the color as I don't want to use red coloring like those selling in the market...all give thumbs up for this dish...


Half kg wings

½ tsp Grated ginger paste

1 tbsp LKK shrimp paste

1 tbsp cooking wine

1 tbsp sesame oil

1 ½ -2 tbsp sugar

Tapioca starch for coating


1. Rinse wings and marinate with the rest of the ingredients for a few hours in the fridge.

2. Remove wings from marinate bowl, coat each wing with tapioca starch, deep fried till golden color.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Happy Mid Autumn Festival! (中秋节快乐)

This year I'm quite lazy, didn't make my own lotus paste, and also didn't do much mooncakes too, just do enough for mum and own consumption...

White Lotus with Single Yolk Traditional Mooncake

Pandan Snowskin Mooncake
(I tried yochana's recipe and we like it. Thanks Yochana for sharing)