Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Pork - Belachan Pork Ribs

This is when i get bored and i don't know what to cook.


3 dried chili
2 inch belachan
2 curry leaves
2 cloves garlic

Pork ribs:
500g pork ribs
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 egg
1 cup flour

Pounded ingredients
3 tbsp sugar
2 tsp salt
1 tbsp soy sauce
1/4 cup water

Preparation Method:

Marinade pork with ingredients other than egg and flour for 15 mins. Add beaten egg then flour and deep fry till cooked. Remove pork ribs from oil.

In a pan, add 2 tbsp oil. and fry pounded ingredients till fragrant. Add soy sauce water sugar and salt and reduce sauce til nearly dry. Add pork ribs. Stir and cook till suace is dry and coats the skin of the pork ribs. Serve.

Lotus Roots - Fried Lotus Roots with Beef Slices and Celery


300g Lotus Roots (peeled and sliced)
150g Sliced Beef (marinated with salt and 1 tsp corn flour)
2 stalks celery (cut in 2 inch slices)
1 clove garlic (diced)
3 tbsp soy sauce

Preparation Methods:

Boil lotus roots in salt water till cooked. Remove

Heat pan with oil, add garlic, fry till brown. Add beef, fry till half cooked, add lotus roots and celery. Fry for a minute, add soy sauce and pinch of salt. Cover and cook for another 2 minutes. Serve with roasted nuts.

Eggs - Poached Egg with Cream Sauce

I had this sudden yearning for egg one day for breakfast. So i made this dish. I was too lazy to make hollandaise sauce so i made something else. Quite healthy i think...


2 eggs
2 cherry tomatos
Bacon bits or sausage bits

1 tbsp butter
100g fresh cream
1-2 tbsp flour
dried basil
dried parsey

Preparation Methods:

Poach 2 eggs. (google how to poach eggs if u don't know how to) Cut the tomatos and rockets. Pan fry the bacon bits or the sausage bits. (Used sausage because there was no bacon in my fridge at the time)

For the sauce, melt butter in a pan with low heat. Add fresh cream and wait to simmer. Add herbs and salt tot taste. Add flour mixed with a bit of fresh cream as thickener. Pour on plated poached egg. Sprinkle pepper and bacon bits and serve.

Asparagus - White Asparagus with Walnut

This is an appetizer i created. Interestingly good and simply. Presumably healthy!!


1 White Asparagus (skin peeled)
1 handful roasted walnut
Rockets (for salad)
olive oil

Preparation Methods:

Boil while asparagus boiled in salt water till soft. Remove and cut into slices about 2cm thick. Make a small slit in the middle and stuff roasted walnut. Serve with rockets salad drizzled with salt and olive oil.

Asparagus - White Asparagus Wrapped with Omelette

This is a dish i created quite some time ago....was too lazy to make the sauce so i thought of using egg instead.


2 White asparagus (skin peeled)
2 Eggs
2 tbsp cheese (any cheese that melts)
Roasted Nuts (walnuts used here)
Rockets (for salad, optional)
Chili powder
pinch basil

Preperation Method:

Boil Asparagus in salt water till soft. Remove Asparagus.

Beat egg, add pinch of salt, dried basil, pepper and chili powder. Heat pan with oil under low heat. Pour egg and sprinkle cheese on top. Fry till bottom of egg is solid and top of egg is still runny. wrap asparagus with egg.

Serve on top of rockets sprinked with salt and olive oil. Top with walnuts and serve.

Chicken - Ka Chang Ma

This is one dish that we ppl in kch eat when someone just gave birth to a baby. Its a hakka dish and absolutely tasty. Problem is, the herbs are hard to find (i only know where to get it in kch)


4 chicken drumstick (chopped into pieces)
1 piece Ginger (size of fist)
1 bottle Chinese Rice Wine
1 packet Ka Chang Ma Herbs
3 tbsp Soy Sauce

Preperation methods:

Shred ginger and squeeze juice out. Heat 3 tbsp oil, fry ginger (without juice) till brown. Add Ka Chang Ma Herbs. Fry for 2 minues (medium heat). Add chicken. Fry till brown, add half a bottle of Chinese Rice wine. bring to boil, and simmer in low heat for 1 hr. Add salt and soy sauce to taste. Before serving, add rest of chinese rice wine and boil for 5 minues. Serve

Chicken - Chilli Sauce Chicken


500g Chicken
1 cup Flour
1 tsp Soy sauce
1 tsp pepper
1 egg
2 tsp salt

1 onion (sliced)
1 cup water
5 tbsp chili sauce
2 tbsp tomato sauce
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp chinese black vinegar

Preparation Methods:

Marinade chicken with ingredients of chicken for 15 mins. Beat egg, add too chicken. Add egg and mix thoroughly. Deep fry chicken till crispy. Remove chicken.

Mix all ingredients for sauce except onion and cornstarch. Heat 1 tbsp oil and fry onion till soft and brown. Add the mixture and boil till sauce thickens. Add cornstarch to thicken sauce if necessary. Add fried chicken and stir.