Saturday, July 31, 2010

Beef Stew

Jacket Potato with butter

The rain had been very persistence for the past weeks and the temperature dropped below the 30's. Just perfect for tucking beneath the cosy comforter. Totally no incentives to cook something new, so the best solution was to bring out the slow cooker. Put all the beef cubes and seasonings in it. Switched to low temp and cooked for two hours.Perfectly timed for a quick nap. For the veggies ( French beans, carrots, and cabbage ) just boiled them like they did in the school's canteen. Beef stokes were used for making the thick gravy. As for the jacket potatoes, just baked them in the microwave oven. This is what you called a lazy man's dish.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Steam Crabs & Fried Mee Hoon

Dinning out in restaurant is like going into a casino. First you select your restaurant. Quiet similar to placing your bets on the table,' Banker' or 'Player'.Then you select your dishes, 'Big' or 'Small' and finally the outcome, delicious or lousy food.....Winner or loser! Well, I would like to relate a night out to you.A couple of months back, my family and I decided to eat out. We selected a restaurant situated someway along the Old Penampang Road.We ordered a few dishes which include a crab dish, called Milk Butter Crab. That particular dish came out to be a Big.. Big.. loser dish. There's hardly any crab meat between the shells, no butter taste at all and worst of all, they put a lot evaporated milk and sugar. I guessed the chef was out puffing his fags, and the dishwasher took control of the wok. Maybe? Who knows! To compensate for that lousy experience, I decided to get the best 'grade A' crabs and cooked them for the children. To cut down all those fatties - oil, milk and butter, I just put them into the steamer. Walla.. a succulent dish in just 15 - 20 min's.
Btw. just add ginger juice + Chinese cooking wine and salt to taste.

Friday, July 23, 2010


A recent visit to a chain restaurant in town had triggered my taste bud for lamb, so I decided to try out with lamb-shank. A very simple preparations, quiet similar to stewing a meat dish, with mild herbs flavours. Serve with salad and coslaw .

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Steam Pork With Salted Fish

A very common dish among Chinese Hakka communities in Malaysia. Simple to cook. Just chopped up the pork meat into paste or you can buy minced pork from the butcher,add seasonings, flatten ( about an inch tick ) on a plate and steam it for half an hour. Haw..haw...sit..oh.! By the way,salted fish was used in today's dish. You can use other alternatives, such as preserved vegetables ( moi choi), dried shrimps, fresh prawns,salted eggs, and even century eggs if you like the taste. Just plain steamed pork in ginger with a dash of fish sauce will taste equally good. Try it, you will like it.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Roasted Chicken With Rosemary Spice

Just marinate with Hunt's sauce + rosemary spice for 1 hour. Preheat oven to 200C and roast for 30-35 min.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Egg Tart

My first attempt in baking Egg Tarts. No bad for a first timer!

Friday, July 16, 2010


Found these baby birds in our garden. Aren't they look so sweet.....