we had a 5pax homecooked lunch today on 23.9.2016. ^^
many of our good friends are away “reprising” the silk road journey to the west.
so this was an eat together for the folks left behind, lol!
i made 6 dishes + simple cheng chow dessert.
a friend brought a huge cereal prawns dish, unannounced! (the dish NOT the guy la…)
excellent cereal prawns this, as good as the good zi char restaurants outside.
he brought like 20 prawns, that’s nearly (or is??) 1 kg…
no wonder he said on whatsapp chat my tofu prawn dish not enough to eat. 🙂
he told me to put in the oven for 2 minutes (i did it at 180degC… he like not very sure la…prawns made by his helper but actually he did know about the dish, not so blurrrr… lol!)
i didn’t know, but the dish came out perfectly, nicely warm still crispy, prawns fresh, quite excellent la! ^^
this guy CTHD (crouching tiger hidden dragon), his roast pork also very good…so roast pork & cereal prawn dishes, i no need to learn…see the sio bak dish at our teochew muay lunch on 28.10.2015!
luckily my tofu prawn dish also quite good today.
my tofu, prawns & most importantly the sauce very good today. ^^
i was recreating sik bao sin’s tofu prawn dish (above photo).
i guess egg tofu would be better but i wanted to use the silken tofu in the fridge, which were soften & harder to fry. but they came out very good today.
& the perfect touch (almost la) was to top with an egg (just stir a bit) when reheating to serve. 🙂
add smoothness to the sauce & looked pretty!
i was modelling after JB shoon huat bakuteh’s claypot chicken.
different but just as good. can be improved la…
my sauce was very tasty, & chicken very tender not overcooked or “old”, which is the usual problems with chicken dishes outside, but next time i would reduce the sauce a bit more so chicken would be more tasty.
i did a braised yellow croaker 红烧小黄鱼. this the teochew 半煎煮style.
fish was ok. “pang” from the frying, texture was good.
fish was fresh & tasty. but sauce need to be improved.
this steamed salted fish minced pork 咸鱼饼 very “laku” with my friends! ^^
favourite with me too. such nice comfort food. 🙂
i don’t make it often myself, as my helper does it very well.
today very nice, we sapu everything la….
i think only dish today NOT so great was the manila clams.
this time i bought the clams the day before, and kept in the fridge in water with ice overnight, and drain the clams before cooking.
looking back at the photos, the clams a bit wet today, and i think my spice/sauce not as good la…
the romaine lettuce 油麦菜 was ok, quite nice, but maybe as my friend said, a dry garlic 清炒might be better still.
made a simple ginko nuts lotus seeds cheng chow dessert. 🙂
just buy cheng chow from sheng shiong, and a packet each of ginko & nuts lotus seeds & boiled in water with brown sugar & pandan leaves… 🙂
very refreshing & nice dessert, easy to make la….
a friend brought nice jap greentea biscuits.
this another very enjoyable lunch. dishes quite easy to make & nice.
& old friends coming together to chit chat & share…many of us not the big crowd type, so great to have very large gatherings, but a few friends spending an afternoon & lunch very fun for us la. ^^