6pax Homecooked Lunch + Ah Seng Durians on 1Aug2016

chargrilled belly pork & pork loin

chargrilled belly pork & pork loin 

did a 6pax homecooked lunch on 1.8.2016- ^^

  1. chargrilled belly pork & pork loin
  2. spicy black bean sauce fish head
  3. white bee hoon 白米粉 with lar pok – crispy lard
  4. fried leek with sliced pork
  5. kimchi (a friend brought)

the pork loin & belly pork were slow braised first. i forgot to add salt & pepper when frying. it was better when i added salt & pepper on the board for dipping. didn’t have good mustards also. must buy!

friend's kimchi

friend’s kimchi 

friend brought nice kimchi! not too sweet. spicy i like! 🙂

spicy black bean sauce fish head

spicy black bean sauce fish head 

the spicy black bean sauce fish head my best dish today. sauce had just the right bit of tangy taste & excellent with the song fish head.

3 friends not so hot on song fish head so we other 3 took most of it. 🙂

lar pok - crispy lard was very good!

lar pok – crispy lard was very good!

my crispy lard very good today.

lar pok - crispy lard was very good!

lar pok – crispy lard was very good! 

very fragrant!

unhealthy? could be that the white bee hoon more unhealthy, since i used the lard.

the crispy lard pieces, fat mostly rendered out liao.

white bee hoon 白米粉

white bee hoon 白米粉 

my stock was quite tasty, the white bee hoon less so, maybe slightly too much bee hoon for the amount of stock. 🙂

fried leek with sliced pork

fried leek with sliced pork 

all the friends liked the leek, a tasty dish.

it’s comfort food 家常便饭 so i just cooked what is in the fridge.

i had a fatty pork loin, so cut out fat for crispy lard & used lard oil for white bee hoon.

had small piece leftover pork belly & cut 1/2 of pork loin for slow braising then chargrilled.

no vegetables in fridge so used the only leek left & cooked with leftover pork (sliced pork).

MSW + D13 durians

MSW + D13 durians 

after lunch we went to ah seng to collect our prebooked durians.

ah seng durian

ah seng durian 

ah seng long queue as always.

ah seng durians

ah seng durians 

we bought S$38 for 2kg+ MSW, S$19 for 2kg+ D13, S$11 for a small golden pheonix.

still not enough but ah seng too long queue so bought 1 red prawn & 1 D13 for S$25 at le le.

very fun lunch & durians with close friends. ^^

c.h.e.f andy

Great Zi Char Dishes @ Quan Ji 权记 on 3Aug2016

鱼肌米粉 fish belly thick beehoon soup

鱼肌米粉 fish belly thick beehoon soup

went with my OPS primary school classmates for a walk along the souther ridge from hortpark to kent ridge park.

quan ji zi char

quan ji zi char

after we adjourned for my friend’s 7pax dinner treat at quan ji 权记 at amoy street food centre on 3.8.2016. ^^

quan ji zi char

quan ji zi char

all dishes quite good & only cost S$102 – 6 dishes for 7pax.

my friend ordered most of their signature dishes.

the 鱼肌米粉 fish belly thick beehoon soup was ok but not intense enough.

cannot c/w holland village XO fish head bee hun (on 6.2.2016). i had takeawy from here about 1 year ago.

har jeon kai - prawn paste chicken

har jeon kai – prawn paste chicken

har jeon kai – prawn paste chicken was tasty, many friends liked it. for me it was too crispy & dry.

for me my helper makes much better taste & texture-wise deep-fried chicken wings.

排骨王

排骨王

排骨王 was very competent dish, not too sweet. just not my favourite dish.

black bean sauce fish head

black bean sauce fish head

black bean sauce fish head was good standard. about same as kok sen.

lar pok - crispy lard

lar pok – crispy lard

the lar pok – crispy lard was tasty. just don’t like the oil.

seafood fried hor fun

seafood fried hor fun

seafood hor fun very good wok hae…wok aroma..

seafood fried hor fun

seafood fried bee hoon

the fried bee hoon too good wok hae.

bismillah roti prata

bismillah roti prata

one of our friends at dinner this evening is the chicken suppier to bismillah roti prata (& many restaurants & stalls). ^^

curry chicken

curry chicken

we have to try his chicken of course. 🙂

the curry was excellent, chicken tender & good!

ayam goreng

ayam goreng

i liked the ayam goreng also.

osmanthus konnyaku jelly

osmanthus konnyaku jelly

a friend made osmanthus konnyaku jelly. 🙂

osmanthus konnyaku jelly

osmanthus konnyaku jelly

very good standard!

not as well flavoured as ji de ci 记得吃 though.

overall S$102 is really quite good for this quality of food. will be back! 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

Kong Bak Braised Belly Pork 鲁腩肉 – 16th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 5Aug2016

more food this morning - pre national day

more food this morning – pre national day

did a kong bak 鲁腩肉 for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 5.8.2016. ^^

this my 16th friday breakfast community meal 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.

next monday 9aug2016 is national day, so every of the staff & volunteers decked in national colours red & white. ^^

& today they have special catering, more food for the residents! 🙂

kong bak braised pork 鲁腩肉

kong bak braised pork 鲁腩肉

for my kong bak 鲁腩肉, i used my kueh chap recipe. maybe will do a separate recipe later.

kong bak braised pork 鲁腩肉 with tau kua & tau pok

kong bak braised pork 鲁腩肉 with tau kua & tau pok

basically i used my “cold crockpot method”. about 1.2kg pork belly in crockpot make sure braising sauce covers pork. turn on low for about 5hrs or meat thermometer temperature reaches 90degC. this will give very tender belly pork that is still firm have good bite & not falling apart.

braising sauce –

  • 3 tbsp dark sauce
  • 5 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp zhengjiang black vinegar
  • 1 tbsp heap sugar
  • 1 cinnamon bark
  • 2 star anise
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 bulb peeled garlic
  • 3cm sliced ginger
  • 1 tbsp 5-spice powder
  • 1 litre water (enough to cover pork in crockpot)
  • salt to taste (about 2 -3 tsp)

when done removed pork, strain the braising sauce & cook the tau kua & tau pok about 15mins. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy