A Simple, Nice 3pax Home Dinner with my OPS Buddies on 2Dec2016

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.

bakuteh is so very easy la…

& 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…

recently i ate twice at tuan yuan bakuteh. it was very good.

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.

garlic fried kang kong

garlic fried kang kong 

to balance the meat dishes, i fried a kang kong.

salted fish fried celery

salted fish fried celery 

& 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.

c.h.e.f andy

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