Delicious Kurobuta Belly Dry HK Noodles on 17Mar2019

kurobuta belly hk dry noodles

i bought some dry stingy hk noodles from sheng shiong a while back.

there were 2 types i know – dry scallop flavoured and prawn flavoured.. i thought prawn flavoured better but that day there was only scallop flavoured so i bought that.

this evening i made a simple 1pax dinner.

just boiled noodles about 2 mins in water and drained. poach chye sim in boiled water. make sure qq and not overcooked.

mixed 1 tbsp flat each of oyster sauce, chilli, ketchup, 1 tsp fish sauce and toss.

i placed 4 strips kurobuta belly on plate, drizzle with tsuyu and microwave 1.5mins.

then add kurobuta belly and poached chye sim to the qq noodles.

kurobuta belly hk dry noodles

quite perfect!

noodles qq and tasty with the sauces a standalone.

kurobuta belly very taste and flavourful.

for this evening i also added some leftover toman fillet.

slurp!

c.h.e.f andy

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Good Yongtaufu and Vegetarian Beehoon at Tajong Pagar Plaza Cofffeshop on 8Mar2019

vegetarian beehoon

HC and i went to visit WT & GY..3 of us walked over to tanjong pagar plaza level 2 coffeeshop & took yongtaufoo..

WT took vegetarian beehoon..he said very good..

wai mun joined for coffee later

HC’s yongtaufu

HC and i took ytf…

HC doesn’t take any sauce. not sure how to eat ytf like that leh?

my yongtaufu

mine had too much sauce…hahaha! i like it.

this is hakka ytf had a few fried items…quite ordinary to me no better than ikan bilis ytf at chinatown and the similar one tiong bahru ytf at eng hoon street.

afterwards WM had to go, HC & I went with WT back to his place to visit GY.

c.h.e.f andy

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Rong Xing Cooked Food (Yong Tau Foo)

Address:

#02-04 Tanjong Pagar Market and Food Centre, 6 Tanjong Pagar Plaza, 081006

OPENING HOURS:

Mon – Wed: 07:00 – 14:30

Fri – Sat: 07:00 – 14:30

Closed: Thu, Sun & PH

 

Good Tong Fong Fatt 东风发 Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice on 16Mar2019

S$18 whole chicken

wife and son wanted to eat dongfengfa 东风发 chicken at ghim moh on 16.3.2019. ^^

wife and son love this chicken rice..son tapao another whole chicken $18.

S$18 whole chicken

chicken breast was especially moist and tender c/w many other places..

chicken is tiny..$18 for whole chicken still good price

chilli sauce, drizzle sauce all good.

other than the chicken being tiny which well compensated by the low price, the chicken was sweet and tasty, this was among the better chicken rice chicken.

c.h.e.f andy

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Tong Fong Fatt 东风发 Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice

Address: 

9 Ghim Moh Rd #01-24 Singapore 270009 Ghim Moh Rd, Singapore 270009

Opening Hours:

daily 11am–8:30pm

 

Kurobuta Belly Bean Noodles 豆签 on 17Mar2019

kurobuta belly bean noodles 豆签

made 1pax kurobuta belly bean noodles 豆签 this evening on 17.3.2019. ^^

kurobuta belly bean noodles 豆签

bought some kurobuta belly from qbfood, really good i think S$7.50 for 300g.

just took 4 slices from freezer.laid out flat on plate, drizzle with tsuyu sauce (nice japanese sauce for soba, like mild sweetened light soy sauce). put in microwave 1.5mina. dada!^^

kurobuta belly bean noodles 豆签

the bean noodles 豆签 just boiled 2-3mins, get the perfect texture not overcooked. added organic chye sim i still had in the fridge, and

BEHOLD.

a really lovely delicious kurobuta belly bean noodles 豆签!

c.h.e.f andy

Lovely Food 4pax Dinner @ Burlamacco on 15Mar2019

burlamacco

JH bought 4pax dinner at burlamacco on 15.3.2019. ^^

daughter has burple 1 for 1 discounts.

foccacia bread

bread was good, just usual i guess.

lobster linguine in spicy arrabiata S$36

the lobster linguine in spicy arrabiata was very good. we ordered 2 servings.

the photo didn’t do justice. there were 2 half lobster and the sauce was awesome.

i must try making this dish again.

herb crusted lamb rack S$48

the herb crusted lamb was very good standard.

i think comparable with halia.

48hr angus beef short ribs S$44

the 48hr angus beef short ribs their special.

it was good, but not comparable with akira back, which was the best beef short ribs i had.

crostata – dark chocolate tarte

the crostata the usual good restaurant standard.

herb crusted lamb rack S$48

daughter used 1 for 1 for the 2 lowest priced ie lobster linguine were free. there is no discounts for the crostata dessert.

together with 4 wine which is also 1 for 1, i think the bill came to S$160 nett. quite ok i guess.

the dishes were good restaurant standard. we have amex so i will come back for 2pax dinner with wife or use eatigo to get better discounts.

c.h.e.f andy

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Burlamacco  Ristorante

Braised Chicken and Potatoes – 86th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 15Mar2019

braised chicken with potatoes

made braised chicken and potatoes for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 15.3.2019.^^

this my 86th friday breakfast community meal dish at teban gardens community service centre.

i first started doing a community meal dish for teban gardens CSC on 8.1.2016.

the centre was started in 2002 after much effort & challenge by our RI friend who is a pastor of pasir panjang hill brethren church (pphbc) which owns & runs the CSC.

braised chicken with potatoes

this my regular dish, so quite straight forward.

just clean and drain 2kg cut chicken. then marinate with 2 tbsp of fish sauce, oyster sauce, light soy sauce, cornflour and sesame oil overnight in fridge.

braised chicken with potatoes

fry chicken with chopped garlic till cooked in the morning, cover about 6mins. add little water if required.

removed chicken and use the sauce to cook 6 large cut potatoes. add water if required. oiled 10mins to cook poatoes and reduce sauce. poke chopstick clean through or press potato against side of wok to break. that would be perfect doneness.

braised chicken with potatoes

braised chicken with potatoes

braised chicken with potatoes

plate the dish in aluminium carrier, sealed with aluminium foil and bring to teban gardens.

c.h.e.f andy

Great Evening, Delicious Food with Good Friends on 14Mar2019

5pax dinner dishes

made 5pax dinner for my good friends this evening on 14.3.2019.^^

for J for her special diet-
1. poached seabream fillet ikan bilis soup
2. oven grilled saba with sea salt
3 pan grilled portobello with sea salt

for 4 of us-
1 poached seabream fillet chicken broth
2 claypot rice
3 tofu prawns
4 fried romaine lettuce
5 fried hk kailan

J brought vinegared saba from japan.

CL brought flores birthday cake for CCG.

vinegared saba

i like the vinegared saba. japanese cured and pickled stuff all added sugar and a bit sweet. wife and CCG didn’t take.

seabream soup

for J’s seabream soup i used only ikan bilis, so i added a larger seabream fillet to give it natural fish sweetness.

when serving i poached sliced seabream fillet and added few leaves of organic chye sim per J’ request.

seabream soup 

for the 4 of us, i used chicken broth, intense chicken stock, added sliced ginger.

and poached sliced seabream fillet and added organic chye sim.

fish was fresh and the broth was very tasty. ^^

grilled saba

grilled saba

i did grilled saba, first time for me.

the saba i bought from sheng shion was very fresh, could feel pressing on the flesh and belly – firm and bouncy.

i rubbed sea salt inside cavity and outside and grilled on a rack in 250degC oven for 15mins. quite perfect – natural taste of the sea, very fresh, sweet and tasty. J, CL, i all enjoyed the grilled saba.

(i had 1 more saba in the chiller so i made another for J the next day)

pangrilled portobello

pangrilled portobello

the pangrilled portobello had only sea salt so a bit lacking in taste.

could do with the usual olive oil, balsamic and drizzle of agave nextar. the dish mainly prepared for J so didn’t add.

claypot rice

made claypot rice for CCG. he mentioned during our recent 10pax dinner.

today’s claypot rice was excellent, great aroma and great, and super tender, moist, tasty chicken, breast and all.

claypot rice

quite perfect claypot rice. 🙂

prawn tofu

today’s prawn tofu also among my best.

nicely shallowfried tofu well infused with chicken stock, and prawns perfectly done, just cooked, succulent and bouncy.

fried kailan

fried kailan

romaine lettuce

romaine lettuce

fried kailan and romaine lettuce were quite regular stuff.

seabream soup

seabream soup

for preparation, just ikan bilis stock with large seabream fillet for taste, then poached sliced seabream fillet and add organic chye sim when serving.

fried tofu for prawn tofu dish

prawn tofu

for prawn tofu just shallow fried 300g tofu cut into 12 pieces.

then fried chopped garlic, cut chilli, add 1cup chicken stock and 1 tbsp oyster sauce, 1tbsp flat corn flour and reduced to taste, then add 1 egg, let it formed then draw out the egg.

when serving, add prawns, mix and cover to cook prawns, about 3mins, serve!

flore cake

CL brought a nice birthday cake from flore.

claypot rice

had a wonderful evening, nice food and great company and conversation. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

 

Tasty Bean Paste Chicken 豆签 on 13Mar2019

豆签 bean noodles with bean paste chicken

made some bean paste chicken 豆签 this evening on 13.3.2019. ^^

looks like tagliatelle pasta 😜

豆签 bean noodles with bean paste chicken

豆签 bean noodles with bean paste chicken

i had some bean paste sauce which i made spicy bean paste pork cubes for teban gardens friday community breakfast last friday on 8.3.2019.

i stored some leftover sauce in the fridge and used to make a 1pax 豆签 bean noodles with bean paste chicken.

just boil 豆签 bean noodles about 2.3mins. remove and drained.

fried cut chicken pieces with the bean past sauce for 5 mins till cooked. off fire add back 豆签 bean noodles and toss.

bean paste cook anything also nice la…and i really like 豆签 bean noodles ..very light and soothing.

c.h.e.f andy

Expensive Average Soi 19 Thai Style Wantonmee on 13Mar2019

soi 19 thau wantonmee

son bought thai wanton noodles at soi 19 holland village on 13.3.2019.^^

very expensive! like $5.50 small for me $6.50 large for son.

2pax lunch with son

soi 19 thau wantonmee

soi 19 thau wantonmee

soi 19 thau wantonmee

noodles looked plain but were tasty enough. char siew was good, lots of larpok (crispy lard), a small and simple dish, quite tasty.

but i think fatty thai S$4 wanton mee at beach road was better, tastier, cheaper and larger serving..

also this wanton mee no better/tastier than jian kang wanton mee which just S$3 and you add S$1 for 3 pieces very tender and tasty pork ribs.

or 6th ave or queens road wantonmee..still kok kee wantonmee best for me

the chicken was poor & very expensive at $7! no comparison with my own 白斩鸡.

a friend told me later the stall not related to the soi 19 at banglok.

soi 19 thai wantonmee

S$7 chicken

dumplings

dumplings was ok, like any other.

soi 19 thau wantonmee

didn’t mind this especially when son  bought lunch.

not my kind of place when there are many other options cheaper, bigger serving and equal or better tasting.

c.h.e.f andy

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Soi 19 Wantonmee @ Holland Village

Address: 
33 Lor Liput, Singapore 277744
Contact: 
9109 1713
Opening Hours: 

Wednesday 10:30am–11:30pm
Thursday 10:30am–11:30pm
Friday 10:30am–1am
Saturday 10:30am–1am
Sunday 10:30am–11:30pm
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:30am–11:30pm

Jessie Hosted OPS 8pax Popiah Party on 11Mar2019

popiah

jessie made very good popiah.

today we gathered at WM place for 8pax OPS buddies popiah part on 11.3.2019. ^^

popiah party

popiah party

popiah party

ingredients were all good.

i loved the chiili and garlic. must have the sweet sauce.

the skin was on the thicker side for me, prefer thinner ones.

popiah ingredients

my diet popiah.

popiah

 

 

popiah

with lots of chilli.

i made 2 popiahs.

kongbak

and ate 1 kongbakpao. nice braised pork.

fruits

and fruits.

WM’s birthday cake

FM and KS bought birthday cake for WM.

my char siew

my char siew

my char siew

today i made about 800g+ char siew, 5 strips.

there were too much food today so we decided not to serve the char siew, so i dropped 2 strips at WT place on the way, and passed 3 strips to WM.

popiah

missed WT and M today. and unexpected welcome attendance by SG and Ma. 🙂

very fun OPS popiah party thanks to J & WM

afterwards i brought 3 popiah and 2 kongbakpao and some soup and passed to WT

c.h.e.f andy

 

 

4pax Homecooked Lunch with Bro, Sis BIL on 11Mar2019

4pax lunch dishes

today bro, sis & bil came over for lunch on 11.3.2019. ^^.

i made 4 dishes.

mullet and large yellow croaker

mullet and large yellow croaker

chilled mullet and yellow croaker are teochew favorites, perfect taken together with taujeon.

not much difference in quality eating out or homecook (i would say my homecooked mostly better). just a lot cheaper homecooked.

i bought 2 mullet for S$9.80 and the very large yellow croaker (>50% larger than normal size) for S$8.90.

very fresh and sweet. both very good, myself i still prefer the mullet.

garlic hk steamed sotong

garlic hk steamed sotong

garlic hk steamed the easiest to prepare and super nice.

sotong these days more ex than fish. at sheng shiong it’s like S$15.90 to S$18.90.

today’s large sotong >300g so i would be cost >S$5 ie more expensive than the mullet.

fried shitake mushrooms with mala sauce

i made some fried shitake with mala sauce. this was excellent and perfect the other day. today, not enough mala sauce.

4pax lunch dishes

and i had some hk kailan.

bro liked the kailan. he commented kailan was really lush green. and it was succulent and sweet.

c.h.e.f andy

Excellent Roast Duck & Dishes @ Xin Cuisine on 9Mar2019

tea flavoured roast duck S$32

went with wife to xin cuisine 2pax dinner on 9.3.2019..^^

haven’t been here for ages..they closing for reno on 17mar till 1jun2019.

had our usual tea flavoured roast duck 👍👍

it was exquisite, very flavourful very good as always, among the best roast duck anywhere. 🙂

steamed cod S$18

steamed cod S$18

we had one order of cod. it was good even though ordinary, sweet flaky tasty fish, quite to be expected. 🙂

mei cai with kai lan S$20

mei cai with kai lan S$20

the mei cai now came with kai lan instead of 娃娃菜,better actually kai lan done to perfection.

it was very good, love the mei cai flavours. wawa cai 娃娃菜 was good but this hk kailan just as perfect – crunchy stems sweet and and luscious green leaves.

fishmaw strips fish noodle soup 花胶丝鱼茸面S$18

fishmaw strips fish noodle soup 花胶丝鱼茸面S$18

fishmaw strips fish noodle soup 花胶丝鱼茸面S$18

this evening we ordered something new, a fish meat noodles with shredded fish maw 花胶丝鱼茸面..

it was very good, the soup especially was fantastic., better than many sharksfin soup, such tasty broth.

2pax 4 dishes S$56 nett

tea flavoured roast duck S$32

2pax dinner with 1/2 roast duck and such great dishes came to S$56nett after amex love dining discounts.

no less than excellent!

c.h.e.f andy

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Xin Cuisine (新故乡)
Address:
317 Outram Rd, Holiday Inn Atrium, 169075
Phone:

Opening Hours:

Monday to Sunday 12–2:30PM6:30–10:30PM

 

 

with amex discounts just $56 nett for 2pax

Spicy Bean Paste Pork Cubes 辣豆瓣酱猪肉粒 and Potatoes – 85th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 8Mar2019

spicy bean paste pork cubes with potatoes

made spicy bean paste pork cubes 辣豆瓣酱猪肉粒 and potatoes for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 8.3.2019.^^

this my 85th friday breakfast community meal dish at teban gardens community service centre.

i first started doing a community meal dish for teban gardens CSC on 8.1.2016.

the centre was started in 2002 after much effort & challenge by our RI friend who is a pastor of pasir panjang hill brethren church (pphbc) which owns & runs the CSC.

spicy bean paste pork cube

spicy bean paste pork cube

spicy bean paste pork cube

this an easy preparation as i can do the evening before and just add potatoes this morning.

i ordered 2kg pork cubes (i think S$7.95/kg).

defrosted and cleaned with salt and poached in boiling water to remove scum, and drained.

then fried with 1 tbsp chopped garlic and 3tbsp spicy bean paste 辣豆瓣酱 for 5 mins. added water and boiled for 1hr 15mins (till tender – chopstick poke thru cleanly).

spicy bean paste pork cubes with potatoes

spicy bean paste pork cubes with potatoes

this morning i added 5 cut large potatoes, cooked and reduced, about 12mins (until potatoes just cooked – chopsticks poke thru cleanly or potato breaks when pushed against the side of the wok).

spicy bean paste pork cubes with potatoes

and basically that’s it.

a simple easy to make dish of spicy bean paste pork cubes with potatoes.

spicy bean paste pork cubes with potatoes

 and quite delicious.

c.h.e.f andy

Really Enjoyable 4pax RI Bros Home Dinner on 7Mar2019

4pax RI bros home dinner

CCG birthday this week and he was free for dinner.

4 of us (NCL, LKY, CCG, me) had a small home meal at my place on 7.3.2019. ^^

i made a few dishes-

1 hk ateamed garoupa
2 garlic hk steamed sotong
3 braised wine chicken with potatoes & carrots
4 char siew
5 fried broccoli

hk steamed fish

hk steamed fish

i bought a tiger garoupa, the cheapest type, from sheng shiong. it was S$7.50/kg so just S$4.30 for the near 600g garoupa.

usually tiger garoupa not so sweet and tasty like red garoupa which is much more fine.

this evening it turned out beautifully, very fragrant hk steamed from the light soy sauce and actually the flesh was quite fine and sweet. this was NCL best dish for the evening.

garlic hk steamed sotong

garlic hk steamed sotong

we had recently taken several times hk steamed sotong and lala at-

  1. crab at bay on 11.2.2109; and
  2. 7th miles seafood on 26.2.2019.

it is really a simple dish to do, no preparation almost, just hk steamed and heaped with chopped garlic.

the sauce was fantastic, basically the same as garlic steamed razor clams 蒜蓉蒸, really perfect with the tender squid and perfect with plain rice. 🙂

char siew

char siew

char siew

char siew

i recently kind of perfected my char siew recipe

and i did again this evening. very good.

CCG happily “tasted” the char siew before dinner. some tasting portion lol! 🙂

braised wine chicken with potatoes and carrots

braised wine chicken with potatoes and carrots

the braised wine chicken with potatoes and carrots was excellent this evening.

this a dish i cooked for teban gardens often. usually for the 140pax at TG i used 2kg – 3kg frozen boneless legs.

of course today i used fresh 1/2 deboned chicken. the braise was excellent and nicely reduced, and the chicken and potatoes were timed perfectly so very tender and tasty chicken and just the right “mouthfeel” for the potatoes.

fried broccoli

broccoli was the usual, simple fried just oyster sauce and slight crunchy texture which all my friends loved.

braised wine chicekn with potatoes and carrots

braised wine chicekn with potatoes and carrots

hk steamed fish

5 dishes for 4pax

dinner was really simple, as i only had to cook the chicken dish. fish and sotong steamed on the spot and fried broccoli too. and char siew was marinated 2 days in the chiller and grilled in the oven for 16+4mins at 4pm. so not much to do.

recently we had a bigger 10pax RI bros dinner on 21.2.2019.

i didn’t get to hear CCG share much as i was in the kitchen for a few dishes. this time we had lots of time to share and chit chat.

a most wonderful evening with close friends.

c.h.e.f andy

 

Poor Tsukiji Fish Market 1 for 1 Wagyu Don Lunch Set on 7Mar2019

2pax lunch with godsis

had lunch with my godsis at tsujiki fish market L12 at orchard central on 7.3.2019. ^^

last time went to godsis housewarming 2 months back..didn’t sit down for a chat for a while..had a good time sharing…godsis was concerned with my god daughter too which i am not much in contact recently.

tsukiji fish market menu

tsujiki had various lunch set (above).

we decided to go with the chope 1 for 1 lunch sets.

ususally i would take the chirashi don, but since godsis doesn’t really take sashimi so we decided to have the beef set. the server recommended the S$39.80 Japanese Wagyu Yakiniku Jyu Yakiniku Beef on Rice in box which was also the most expensive.

S$39 grilled wagyu donburi set

the set came with salad, chawanmushi, potato salad, soup, pickles etc…but all these not important if the main dish beef not good la…

S$39 grilled wagyu donburi

unfortunately the wagyu beef was a disappointment!

some parts of the wagyu was tough! wagyu tough?

& it was not grilled, more like stir-fried.

even though 1 for 1 at S$39.80, meimei commented the heijoen wagyu yakiniku lunch set much better. indeed it was!

S$39 grilled wagyu donburi set

maybe we should have take the the yakiniku set but we were lazy to cook ourselves.

this wagyu donburi i absolutely DO NOT recommend.

c.h.e.f andy

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Recipe = Cooking Demo and Sharing (Egg White Fried Rice and 回锅肉Doublecooked Pork) at Teban Gardens on 6Mar2019

cooking demo and sharing

was asked to do a cooking demo at teban gardens on 6.3.2019. ^^

this my 5th cooking demo and sharing.

today i chose –

  1. salted fish minced pork egg white fried rice
  2. 回锅肉 doublecooked pork

fried rice i could do on the spot. 回锅肉 doublecooked pork i cooked the belly pork first and also the leeks and onions first as leek took some time to cook. then i fried with leeks and onions on the spot.

preparations for cooking demo

so there were many ingredients/boxes i have to bring – like cooked rice, minced pork, salted fish, egg white, chopped garlic, oil chopped scallions and crispy chilli for garnishing the fried rice, mala chilli for frying the 回锅肉 doublecooked pork etc.

cooking demo and sharing

cooking demo and sharing

cooking demo and sharing

i started with fried rice dish as it took a while to cook on the spot.回锅肉 doublecooked pork is easy & quick just mixing the 2 items – belly pork and vegetables together.

this a very interactive class. they have many questions throughout the session = like can use salted egg or olive vegetable instead of salted fish, why egg white, what’s the difference using whole egg etc..

i started by explaining that i fried the chopped garlic and salted fish together as i didn’t want to burn either and i happened to have broccoli stems which i cut into small pieces to give texture to the fried rice.

cooking demo and sharing

cooking demo and sharing

salted fish gives a very fragrant flavour when you fry. i turned the fire to high and added the cooked rice and fried, mixed thoroughly, high heat, not too long, then dished out and set aside. the fried rice is tasty as it is.

(so of course one can add salted egg or olive vegetables instead of salted fish OR not to add any..likewise one can can seafood or prawns instead of minced pork etc..or char siew in yangzhou fried rice…so many ways la…)

i explained that the proportion balance of ingredients is important so by agaklogy i did not add all the rice (2cups) so as not to diu=lute the taste.

frying egg white

now i fried the egg white – i had 5 egg whites, so maybe equal to 2.5 eggs.

it is important to let the egg white formed, so that it would not be messy. this step is most important whether using whole egg or egg white.

adding fried rice to egg white

now i added the fried rice and folded the egg over and broke it up so like in the restaurants you see the distinct bits of egg whites. if the whole egg or egg white is added to the rice and fried, then it coats the rice and the texture is more sticky and mushy, whereas this way the rice are individual grains.

egg white or whole for me is just aesthetics..of course the taste also a bit different and a golden colour fried rice is also appetising as well. i like both preparations.

salted fish minced pork egg whtie fried rice

salted fish minced pork egg whtie fried rice

the fried rice is best presented on a large plate garnished with chopped scallions. i added crispy chilli.

they all like the crispy prawn chilli and several added extra to their bowls.

回锅肉

the 回锅肉 doublecooked pork is quite straight forward.

i explained that 回锅肉 is a sichuan dish 四川菜肴 and generally done with mala chilli and fried with various vegetables.

the english translation is doublecooked pork (double cook as in returning the pork to the wok to cook a second time so the name 回锅肉).

doublecook though is a common technique used in every cuisine western or asian…teochew has 半煎煮鱼1/2 fried and braised fish and western dishes even steak has reverse sear method sous vide then pangrilled or flamed etc.

回锅肉

today i have leftover leeks so i fried leeks (the white part) and yellow onions with a bit of oyster sauce. covered wok to cook for 5 mins and make sure leek was just done and not overcooked. the simple veg dish alone smelled great actually.

the belly pork i salted for few hours then boiled in water for 1hr 40mins, most important test poking a chopstick through the lean meat going through cleanly. cooled it and put in fridge. this so that i could cut the belly pork cleanly w/o fraying when adding to the veg.

so now just put the leek and onion to the wok on high heat, added the cut belly pork, then added 1 tbsp of mala chilli oil…(because request to add less, i added 1tsp…later everyone said it was very fragrant not enough though so some added more themselves).

salted fish minced pork egg white fried rice and 回锅肉

salted fish minced pork egg white fried rice and 回锅肉

trying out the dishes – fried rice and 回锅肉

it was a very meaningful day for me and i hope for the participants as well.

everyone was enjoying the food and they were full of questions and very participatory so i guess it was time well spent for them as well.

c.h.e.f andy

Good Value Thai Food with Eatigo Discounts @ Royal Thai Restaurant on 5Mar2019

S$20 tomyam talay

had 4pax family lunch with brother, sis & bil @ royal thai restaurant fairway drive on 5.3.2019. ^^

they have eatigo discounts = 50% off at 11.30am, which suited our timing quite well.

lunch came to S$45nett for 4pax 5 dishes, i should say very good value, though there were some serious failures.

4pax lunch with bro & sis

4pax lunch with bro & sis

problem with this place as with many reasonable food places, is that no business. we were the only table in the aircon room throughout.

there was another table at the al fresco seating outside.

S$20 tomyam talay

the S$20 tomyam talay (seafood) was as good as any. nice flavour soup, 3 large and fresh prawns, a lot of sotong and some fish.

at S$20 it was a good dish good serving and with 50% at S$10 it is unbeatbale anywhere. 🙂

tomyam talay

good stuff!

S$20 roast duck curry – inedible

unfortunately the roast duck curry was a disaster.

this is a special thai dish and very nice at top restaurants like patara and i thought it good for my bro and sis to try it.

here it was inedible really, some funny taste or herbs my brother commented. i was in 2 minds to reject the dish but we already took some each so i let it go. when i asked the server later when closing the bill if the duck was not fresh, she said ya the duck was not fresh!

S$20 fried beef with basil

the fried beef with basil was good. the usual thai style stir-fried beef, very good serving and the right taste, not special but entirely comptent and very good value after discounts.

S$14 salted fish with tow gay

S$12 fried kang kong

both the veg were good, and a fair size serving.

egg plant garden

they had nice vegetable garden at the back and also on a small plot by the side.

S$20 tomyam talay

we saw the table outside ordered green curry chicken which looked good, and fish. fish though at S$49 is i think overpriced. i would rather go to patara which also has eatigo 50% discounts at certain timing.

so if i come back here, i think the tomyam talay, basil beef and grren curry chicken are 3 ishes and cannot go wrong.

c.h.e.f andy

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Recipe = Delicious Salted Egg Pork Chop on 27Aug2018

for this evening, i decided to do salted egg pork chop for 10pax RI bros dinner on 27.8.2018. ^^

just last month we had great salted egg pork chop at hk street old chun kee at commonwealth crescent recently on 9.7.2018.

so i decided to replicate this evening, my very first salted egg pork chop 排骨王.

and it turned out it was very good. both CM & KK both commented.

i used frozen pork chops from sheng shiong, sliced the 5 pieces in 1/2 to make 10 thin pieces, marinated with fish sauce, white pepper & 1tbsp corn flour.

then shallow fry…i hate deepfrying as waste a lot of oil after that no occasion to reuse. 🙂

i used the salted egg paste given to me by WM & J. ^^

it was that simple, just fried the salted egg paste  with little oil and 2 twigs of curry leaves, then added back the pork and mixed thoroughly.

voila!

c.h.e.f andy

Recipe = Good Standard Salted Egg Prawns on 21Feb2019

 i made salted egg prawns and made my own sauce for RI bros dinner on 21.2.2019.^^

salted egg prawns 21.2.2019

prawns were done the same, coated with egg yoke and cornflour and shallow-fried for 1 min to golden.

TIPS

  1. it was fun for me making the prawns, as i generally hate to do deep-frying – a lot of wastage of oil & additional cooking steps, i just do this shallowfried like <2cm of oil sufficient, in a small diameter pot.
  2. do in batches, do not crowd the pot. i did like 6 at a time, just couple mins to cook prawns.

salted egg sauce 21.2.2019

the last time (for a 27pax family CNY day2 lunch on 6.2.2019), i used a ready made sauce. it (the sauce) was not that good even though the prawns were done well.

so this time i decided to make my own sauce. this evening i served 15 prawns, so i decided 3 salted egg yokes would be enough, and it was. so fried the salted egg yokes with 3 twigs of curry leaves and 1 cut chilli padi.

the salted egg prawn dish came out quite perfect, with great salted egg flavours and slight powdery texture, just right! 🙂

for the 27pax family CNY day2 lunch on 6.2.2019), i used a packet salted egg sauce bought at tiong bahru market stall.

prawns were good but the the packet sauce didn’t give good enough flavours and texture.

i did at an earlier version (using for the first time a sauce given to me by WM & J).

this time, i shortcut the process by mixing the prawns in a mixing bowl with fish sauce, white pepper, 1 tbsp corn flour, 1 tbsp plain flour, 1 egg yolk & just mix.

this way cut out the inconvenience & messiness of dipping the prawns in cornflour, flour & egg yolk before frying.

it worked well too, as can be seen in above photo! ^^

and then it’s just to fry cut chilli padi + curry leaves in the salted egg mayo sauce mix, then add the prawns to coat.

was quite excited doing salted egg prawns, my first attempt at this dish in 2014. photo looked ok but that was to me, considered a failure.

prawns were deep-fried. paste was done using salted duck egg york, curry leaves & milk. prawns were very fresh but less crispy as it was done at 4pm like 4hrs before serving & set aside with paste added on in pan before serving. too much milk, paste not viscous enough & salted egg flavour was too dilute. will improve next time. 🙂

SUMMARY

in summary –

  1. i prefer to make the sauce myself (4 salted egg yokes sufficient for 20 large prawns).
  2. use shallow fry in a small diameter pot to save oil
  3. can coat with cornflour, egg yoke when preparing or just mix all together.
  4. quite ok w/o milk, if adding milk make sure sauce is not diluted but have consistent texture and viscoity not too dilute

c.h.e.f andy