A Quick & Shiok 3pax Curry Dinner on 24Apr2016

fish head curry

fish head curry

made a really quick simple dinner for 3pax this evening on 24.4.2016. ^^

it was simple & quick because all i did was to use ready paste & sauces.

i had a small 1/2 fish head leftover from the day when i did a 8pax curry rice lunch for my primary school friends.

so today i used a chilli brand fish head curry paste & cooked the 1/2 fish head with some yellow onion, ocra, eggplants, tomato. will share the recipes here on another post, but basically –

just fry the paste with curry leaves & onions, then add ocra, then add fish head & egg plant & coat, then add coconut milk & chicken or fish stock & cover to steam the fish head, then add tomato.

spicy dishes

spicy dishes

i cooked another 3 small dishes. it looked like a lot of food for 3pax, but actually fish head was very small (like 450g more bones than meat), & the 3 other dishes all very small quanitites. 🙂

squid ink sotong

squid ink sotong

for squid ink, just stirfry the ink sacs with cut chilli padi, garlic & yellow onions in butter. add some stock & reduced, then add sotong seasoned with fish sauce & pepper. last add corflour with oyster sauce.

gimson nonya sauce

gimson nonya sauce

singlong sambal ikan bilis

singlong sambal ikan bilis

for the ocra & long beans, i used ready bottled sauces.

sambal long beans

sambal long beans

for long beans i used gimson nonya sauce.

this sauce is so very good, my daughter liked it (the dish) best of all.

long beans take time to cook, so just fry garlic in oil & nonya sauce paste, add long beans, then add stock & cover. when long beans are cooked, reduce sauce further as desired to give a intense tasty dish. so good!

chilli ocra

chilli ocra

fot the chilli ocra, i used singlong sambal ikan bilis paste. basically done same way as long beans, but i added some yellow onions also.

very quick to prepare & shiok dinner la…

c.h.e.f andy

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Average Yong Tau Fu @ Bedok North Street 1 Food Centre on 23Apr2016

yong tau fu

yong tau fu

after the bathesda newgate learning lab community meal which i cooked 1 dish every alternate saturday (hong kong steamed sutchi fillet today), 4 of us volunteers went to have our lunch at bedok north food centre on 23.4.2016. ^^

yong tau fu

yong tau fu

i went to get some stuff from the S$1 shop next to bedok north food centre.

we had teochew muay here 2 saturdays ago after volunteering at newgate learning lab community meal.

my friends queued & got me a yong tau fu.

it was quite average hawker stall yong tau fu.

yong tau fu noodles

yong tau fu noodles

no comparison with the excellent yong tau fu & noodles at u hakka niang tou fu circuit road.

the yong tau fu at u hakka were very tasty & the noodles were excellent.

yong tau fu

yong tau fu

this one here was ok, the standard fare at any hawker yong tau fu stall, not quite the standard of the ghim moh hakka yong tau fu either.

i heard about but yet to try the midnight yong tau fu stall at bukit merah view, anyway i am hardly a fan of the dish.

c.h.e.f andy

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Yong Tau Fu

Address-

ADDRESS

216 Bedok North Street 1
Bedok North Street 1 Market & Food Centre
Singapore 460216

Interesting Jap Vegetarian @ Teng Bespoke on 21Apr2016

salad

radish salad

my niece (sis’ daughter) & her hubby bought dinner this evening on 21.4.2016. ^^

my niece & her husband are vegetarian…i did a 10-course homecooked vegetarian dinner for her birthday last year 2015.. 🙂

their baby is just past 6months, and it was a good occasion for family to get together & have a great time. the we had 7pax. we all took time carrying the baby & had lots of fun & laughter. 🙂

teng bespoke is located at sunshine plaza bencoolen street.

vegetarian is not my favourite. i was not expecting much, but it’s always good to try some new experience. reviews were mostly good. one review said to go for the “real” vegetarian stuff rather than expensive “mock sashimi” etc…seems like sound advise to me, and that’s what we did. & overall it was a very pleasant enjoyable dining experience, thanks to my niece! 🙂

the radish salad was a great start. 🙂

salad was refreshing & good for 7pax. we ate it like lo hei…toss around..haha!

the goma (sesame) sauce was light & quite perfect. radish was crunchy. we were saying it felt like turnip didn’t feel like daikon texture, but actually usually we had daikon cooked not in thin strips for sashimi garnishing, so this quite interesting variation.

black sesame yu tofu

black sesame yu tofu

didn’t think much of the black sesame yu tofu.

i not hot on yu tofu anyway. it’s like teochews eating fresh tofu with tau jeon kind of thing, which i quite like, but no need to pay much for that.

king mushrooms

king mushrooms

king mushrooms was one of the recommended dish. it was pretty good.

king mushrooms

king mushrooms

nice mushroom taste, good texture & great condiments.

nabe

nabe

niece ordered a nabe dish. there were like 5 or maybe 6 dumplings. pretty ok too.

soup was plain, good taste.

tomato spring rolls

tomato spring rolls

wife ordered a tomato spring roll. i like this wonderful dish, crispy skin, very tasty spring roll, simply excellent!

saw one comment on yelp – Tomato spring roll – probably the best spring roll I’ve had!

cheese croquets

mushroom tempura

niece ordered a mushroom tempura. it was very good too, not like the usual tempura at all, more like a korokke (croquette).

it was nice…i loved the cheese!

avogado maki

avocado maki

the avocado maki was ok, pretty good actually.

avogado maki

avocado maki

still i like the usual maki a whole lot better, so in the sense just like mock sashimi, i would rather have the real thing la… 🙂

it was a very enjoyable get together.

on their website, teng bespoke claim they are excellent alternative to shojin ryori (精进料理 temple devotion cuisine)..i don’t really know, have not tried in japan. they are too expensive & did not want to spend money on it. this may not be quite equivalent in class i think, but certainly enjoyable. i think i will come back & try other dishes la…

c.h.e.f andy

P.S. checked with niece..dinner was about S#110..i was expecting S$120 or higher…quite ok for the food. 🙂

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Teng Bespoke

Address

91 Bencoolen Street
#01-50 Sunshine Plaza
Singapore 189652

Opening Hours (everyday)

11:30am – 03:00pm

05:30pm – 10:00pm

Phone

+65 63377050