my 2 close OPS primary school buddies came over for dinner on 2.12.2016.
it’s an impromptu dinner. i whatsapped them in the morning, & we decided to have 3pax home dinner.
i did not go out to do marketing, just used whatever i had in the fridge, so just 家常便饭.
i had some frozen pork prime ribs. sheng shiong about 500g, not quite enough, so i added some from qbfoods.
i washed them with salt & scalded them to remove scum & clean thoroughly. then just added them with a whole bulb of peeled garlic cloves with “ilc bakuteh spice packet” in 1.5 litre water & cooked for 50mins.
& the simple dish was so delightful.
my friends were surprise how sweet & tasty the soup was, and quite natural meat sweetness. nothing else added, just ilc spice packet + garlic + pork ribs.
& the frozen prime ribs were very good too. granted cannot compare with fresh pork ribs, but for me the prime cut is more important, so a frozen prime ris with some fat better than fresh spare ribs for me…
one bowl = S$9. whereas i had nearly 1kg for S$9. of course not as good, but almost leh…
my fish head was so very good! ^^
the black bean paste was excellent. my friend said better than the chinatown shops. i quite agree actually. it was as good as most song fish head places out there.
again it was quite easy to do.
i had two frozen 1/2 song fish head in the freezer. so i took out one & washed with salt thoroughly.
then i made the black bean sauce paste-
- 3 tbsp flat lee kum kee spicy black bean sauce
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp olive oil (or vegetable oil)
- 2 tbsp mirin (optional)
- 2 tbsp light soy sauce
- 1 tbsp flat sugar
- 1 tbsp flat corn flour
heat a bit once paste starts to coagulate off fire.
i added cut spring onions & chilli padi, and steamed for 13mins. added some longer cut spring onions when almost done.
to balance the meat dishes, i fried a kang kong.
& i had some leftover celery, the more tender shoots inside.
i fried with salted fish, like my sis always do.
both vegetables were quite good la…celery was crunchy, tasty, nice salted fish flavours. kang kong was very good too.
a simple dinner for 3pax, no much preparation or effort required.