Simple Comfort Food for 4pax Family Dinner on 20Apr2016

#1 spinach soup

#1 spinach soup

wife invited her brother & sil for dinner on 20.4.2016.

i decided to do some simple comfort food-

  1. egg spinach soup
  2. steamed red garoupa (forgot take photos)
  3. sa poh fun – claypot rice
  4. steamed sweet mei cai + aubergines + baby nai bai
  5. lotus seed ginkyo nuts cheng chow

for the egg spinach soup, i just used chicken stock, boiled the spinach stems in it, added tomatoes near the end & beat 2 eggs into the soup. & added spinach leaves last. 🙂

it was just a repeat of what i served for the all-vietnamese new year eve dinner.

we just returned from a tour of hoi an, hanoi & halong bay, and we were served this egg spinach soup on the luxury dragon legend cruise. 🙂 that soup was not on the menu. we think the crew just gave us additional some comfort food they prepared for the crew themselves.

anyhow, both times my soup were as good as that on dragon legend cruise.

#2 sa po fun - claypot rice

#2 sa po fun – claypot rice

my sa po fun – claypot rice, was absolutely the best!

i feel that my claypot rice is outright better than new lucky claypot rice la! ^^

#2 sa po fun - claypot rice

#2 sa po fun – claypot rice

the rice was so fragrant, so tasty!

& chicken was so succulent.

#2 sa po fun - claypot rice

#2 sa po fun – claypot rice

wife’s brother & sil commented even the breast meat was so tender & flavourful, not dry, not sinewy.

#2 sa po fun - claypot rice

#2 sa po fun – claypot rice

the rice itself was not burnt or dry.

the chicken sausage & pork sausage i used were also very good quality.

#2 sa po fun - claypot rice

#2 sa po fun – claypot rice

in fact we did not even have the flavourful dark sauce, and still the rice was very tasty without.

i forgot to take a photo of the steamed red garoupa.

it was good, but it was the usual, fresh, easy to do, nice!

#4 steamed sweet mei cai + aubergines + baby nai bai

#4 steamed sweet mei cai + aubergines + shanghai green

i tried to do the steamed sweet mei cai 梅菜。

the inspiration came from the excellent dish we had & enjoyed always at xin cuisine.

needless to say, i was miles off target.

i do an excellent mei cai kou rou, so can’t do wrong with the mei cai, aubergine was ok but nothing like what we had at xin cuisine. i did not have the wa wa cai 娃娃菜, so proxied (badly) by shanghai green.

#5 lotus seed ginkyo nuts cheng chow

#5 lotus seed ginkyo nuts cheng chow

dessert was the usual lotus seed ginkyo nuts cheng chow. easy, & nice!

c.h.e.f andy

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