Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Beef - Stir Fry Beef with Celery and Lemon Grass

Sorry I cant quite remember the recipe for this beef dish. But i can try to remember.


300g Beef (sliced)
2 tbsp oyster sauce
2 stalks celery
3 stalks lemon grass
2 chilies
1 leek (optional)
2 tbsp soy sauce

Preperation Methods:

Heat oil, fry lemon grass till fragrant, add beef, fry till surface is cooked, add rest of ingredients. Fry and cover for 2 minutes. Open lid and fry till beef is cooked.

Fish - Grilled Mackerel

This is one dish that Ive never made before but its really good.


For fish:
2 Mackerel
2 Lemon Grass
Turmeric powder
Light soy sauce
Fish Sauce (optional)

For soy sauce:
3 tbsp black soy sauce
3 chilies
2 tbsp sugar
2 clove garlic
1/2 lemon

Fresh Basil (optional)

Preparation Method:

Wash fish. Dab dry with kitchen towel. Coat each fish with about 1 tsp of soy sauce. Sprinkle pinch of salt over each side of fish. Do the same with pepper, pepper and turmeric powder. Add about 1 tsp of soy sauce. Smash lemongrass and put in stomach of fish.

Preheat oven to about 200 degrees. Bake for about 10 to 15 minutes each side. Mix all ingredients for the soy sauce. Serve with the dipping soy sauce and fresh basil if possible.

Soup - White Radish Beef Soup

This recipe is another simple soup recipe.


500g Beef
1 large White Radish
2 tbsp Light Soy Sauce

Preparation method:

Cut beef. Boil 5 minutes in water. Pour away water. Add white radish, soy sauce and beef and more than enough water to cover the ingredients. Bring to boil and lower to medium heat. Boil for a few hours or until radish is soft. Add enough salt to taste and a pinch of white pepper.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Pork - Braised Si Zhi Tou

This is one shanghai dish. I got the inspiration from beautiful cooking and decided to cook it one day.


For Meat:
500g minced meat
1 onion (diced)
3 cloves garlic (diced)
1 tsp salt
5 tbsp flour
pinch pepper
1 sprig fresh diced corriander (optional)

For Soup:
Handful Chinese cabbage
2 cups water
2 tbsp Oyster sauce
3 tbsp light soy sauce
1 stalk Spring Onion
1 tsp Sesame Oil
salt to taste
pinch pepper
1 tbsp corn starch

Preparation Method:

Mix mince meat ingredients together. Mince further wif knife. Make into balls, size of fist and bake in oven for 15 mins under 200C.

Meanwhile. Boil water and add all ingredients except chinese cabbage and spring onion. Bring to boil.

When meatball is ready, heat pan with oil and fry till brown. Transfer into soup. Add cabbage and boil for 5 minutes. before serving, add cornstarch (premixed wif minimal amount of water or soup), add spring onions and serve.