Monday, 9 February 2009

Chinese New Year.

Gong xi fa cai everyone! Here are a few 'recycled' pics from last year.. I didn't take any new orders this year but my mum did and she baked even more than last year! She is now into the 'pau' phase so I'll take some pics later for you guys to enjoy... :)

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Chargrilled prawns and BBQ.

This was Eisen's dinner one night... Yes.. he eats A LOT!

Lamb cutlets, roast potatoes with sour cream & bacon bits, BBQ chicken.

Chargrilled garlic, butter, lemon and herb prawns.

Monday, 17 November 2008

More healthy ideas..

Eggs with garlic and salted turnip (Chai po)

Steamed fish and prawn paste (which I made from scratch!) and tofu.
Very light and refreshing!

Wanton Mee

Tonight, I made Wanton Mee from scratch!!! Even the charsiew! I will post up the recipe for the wantons, char siew, sauce and soup later.. too lazy! hahaha..

Eisen's Big Breakfast

Since I am on a diet... I made this for Eisen - Bacon, kranski sausage, scrambled eggs, baked beans and croissant. Lucky Eisen.. he eats and eats but never gets FAT!

~Jelly Jelly~

with longans...

...and peaches!

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Salad Ideas...

So what do you do if you have loads of lettuce, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, avocado and fetta cheese in your fridge? Well.. the answer is to have salad everyday! Haha.. here are a variety of ideas for you guys... and they involve very basic ingredients.

Spiced chicken and egg salad.

Salad with Pan-fried salmon with shitake and oyster mushroom sauce.

Simple salad with all the ingredients and red onions topped with balsamic cream.

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Steamed Seafood and Tofu

I love steaming my food - the natural sweetness that the seafood adds to the stock is so delicious and good for you! So.. how do you steam an entire meal in one plate? Easy.. hehe.. here's a step by step guide.

1. Use a large deep set plate.

2. Add fresh basa fish fillets marinated in cornflour, salt and pepper.

3. Pile on 6 LARGE fresh prawns.

4. Pile on tofu slices.

5. Add mushrooms, sour plums, sliced chilli and ginger, spring onions or coriander and tomatoes.

6. Add 2 tablespoon of light soya sauce, sesame oil, 2 tablespoon of water and a dash of white pepper.

7. Steam for 15 - 20 minutes.

8. Splash shaoxing jiu (chinese cooking wine) and serve immediately!

After steaming, I placed the tofu and mushrooms on another plate and topped with fried shallots.

I also cooked a simple cabbage and carrots dish.

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Simple Homecooked meal...

After being in Victor Harbor for 2 weeks.. I was just looking forward to some home-cooked food and I had the biggest craving for tofu in a tangy sauce!

So I made sweet and sour pork, prawns and tofu.

How do you make this?

What you need: Chopped garlic, tofu, sliced pork and prawns.

Sauce: Sweet chilli sauce, tomato sauce, sliced fresh chillies. Corn starch to thicken the sauce.

So easy! :)

You can batter the pork and add pineapple slices or capsium but I like it simple!

A shitake and oyster mushroom with vermicilli dish which my mum would often cook during Chinese New Year!
Here are the mushrooms before cooking...

Thursday, 30 October 2008

Seafood Penne Carbonara...

A fail proof recipe!

What you need to serve 2:
Thickened cream 100g
1/4 cup fresh milk
300g of mixed seafood (I used salmon, calamari, mussells, fish and prawns)
Button mushroooms
Chopped parsley
Shaved cheese
3 or 4 cups of cooked penne
Salt and pepper
Chopped garlic
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon of butter
Spring onions (optional)

Stir-fry garlic, seafood, mushroom and penne in butter. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Make sauce - Combine cream, milk, egg yolk and spring onions.
Pour sauce over cooked pasta. Garnish with parsley and shaved cheese.

:) Enjoy!

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Lemon & Dill Basa Fillet

served on a bed of garlic butter prawn fried rice...

Puffy Cookie Cream Puff.

All the way from Sydney...

We love this.. it's even better than Beard Papa cream puffs... Eisen and I always have it whenever we are in Sydney!

Udon Noodles.


Bringing back memories...

I am sure these 2 dishes bring back childhood memories for many of you... because they sure did for me!

Sliced beef with spring onion and ginger (It would be so much better if I had a sizzling hot plate!)

Crispy Korean seafood pancake

Fried rice and salmon...

Chinese garlic fried rice with mixed vegies, egg and chinese sausage.
Lemon and dill salmon...

Hot Dogs with Onions and Mushrooms

Stir-fry Fish Hor Fun

Vietnamese salad

Vietnamese cold rolls

Garlic hoisin dipping sauce, fresh prawns, marinated soya chicken, thin rice noodles, fresh cucumbers, mint leaves and lettuce....

Place all the ingredients on a rice paper...

Enjoy with the delicious garlic hoisin sauce!

Breakfast for 2!

Mine - no bacon and a sunny side up!

Eisen's - lots of bacon and scrambled eggs instead!

Home-made Chicken Satay

Home-made chicken satay & Stirfry Vegetables!

The satay was very very good......

Home-cooked meal!

I'm still here! :) Hehe.. sorry for the sudden disappearance again.. anyway, the next few posts will be a series of home-cooked meals since Eisen is back in Adelaide! I love cooking but when I was living alone, I didn't see a point in cooking more than 1 dish for myself. It's great that Eisen is back now because that means I can cook and cook and cook and Eisen will finish off everything in front of him! :D Ok enough of me talking and here are the pictures...

Sambal Prawns

Steamed egg with fish tofu.

Cabbage, carrots, onions and potato soup