Showing posts from April, 2009

Cheat Tau fu Fa

April 30, 2009
Never thought that we could be savouring Tau Fu Fah here in Perth... This product, which we could get from Asian Grocer, was introduced to us by a friend of a friend during one of those Pot-Luck Dinners. She even taught us how to do it right... Buy the packet as shown above, doubled the amount of water required.... follow the instruction ...voila ~ you have Tau fu Fa. For syrup : just boil brown sugar with daun pandan until thickened. Save Save

Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken

April 08, 2009
This is a typical Vietnamese dish...lots of lemongrass, fish sauce...One pot dish is what I like best... meat and vegetables - all in one... 3 chicken breasts - dice into bite size (or beef) 2 stalks lemongrass - blend into paste 2 dried chilli fish sauce salt and sugar to taste carrots, onion, sweet peas coriander sprigs Add 1 tbspn of cooking oil into a wok or saucepan. Cook the chicken meat in batches for about 3 minutes - to seal the juice. Put it a side. Saute onion until translucent. Add lemongrass, and dried chilli. Add the chicken, fish sauce and sugar (to have that 'tinge of sweetness'). Lastly add vegetables (pre-cooked the carrots in the microwave).

Trivial Triffle

April 06, 2009
I chanced upon this recipe from Better Homes and Garden magazine... about 3 years ago, while waiting for Mr H Jr to finish his violin lesson...This triffle is a bit different from the triffle that I used to make, all back to basic...using fresh ingredients for the custards... For the jelly base : 1 packet of red jelly crystal (use aeroplane jelly or Nona jelly crystal), follow instruction on the packet. 1 sponge cake (sponge fingers or 'bahulu') 6 tbspn orange juice option: 6 tbspn red jam or fresh strawberry or berries Arrange the sponge cake or fingers in a clear bowl. Pour orange juice onto the cake. Spoon over the jam or spread the berries. Pour in the jelly mixture. Let it cool and place it in the fridge. For the custards : 5 egg yolks 5 tbspn sugar 1 teaspn vanilla essence 3 tbspn plain flour 600 ml milk Whisk the egg yolk and sugar in a mixing bowl. Add vanilla essence, flour and mix well. Heat milk in a saucepan until almost boiling. Pour the hot mil

880 days and still counting.....

April 04, 2009
Yes... that's approximately the number days,the kids started schooling here in Perth. And its the same number of days that they have been bringing my ' packed ' lunches to school... Sometimes sandwiches, leftover or rolls. So far so good... no major drama. ...came across this sandwich about two years ago... can't recall which website... its nutritious and yummy too!! 1 chicken breast - cooked and shred 1 avocado - mashed a little bit of lemon juice - 1 tbspn approximately 3 inches of the celery stalk - finely chopped salt and pepper Mix all the ingredients... and spread it over bread slices or baby turkish bread or tortilla...and top up with fresh salad.

Masak Manis Tembikai

April 02, 2009
My mum used to cook this dish, whenever watermelon was in season. She called this ~ Masak Manis Tembikai . Coming from a large family, with so many mouths to feed and with my dad's meagre income, we'll most likely ended up with this meal everytime my dad brought home watermelon. As a young child.... oohhh!!! I disliked it very... very... much... but dared not voice mum was ' garang ' in her younger days ... I'd quietly ate my plain rice with kicap manis... But now...its a different story... We (Mr H and I) love this... and ironically... as the Malay proverb goes - 'Kuah tumpah ke Nasi' .. my kids would make a ruckus ... 'Oh No! not again' and would prefer to eat their rice with kicap manis too!!! (lucky them! their mom is not that garang !!) watermelon skin - discard the outer skin dried shrimps 1 tbspn belacan (Maggi granules) 1 chilli 3 shallots Pound dried shrimp and shallots. Bring water in a saucepan to a boil. Add the