my OPS bros WM & WT came over for lunch. we decided last minute..
i made some quick & easy dishes-claypot rice, steamed pork ribs, fried celery with salted fish..
WT brought durians…the D13 & especially small seeds kang hai were very good..the MSW today less so…
i still have quite a bit of duck liver saucsage from HK.
so i made a simple claypot rice, 1.5cups rice for 3pax, 2 sausage + 2 duck liver sausage, 5 small chinese dried mushrooms cut in strips, fried with chicken fat & salted fish & chopped garlic (no ginger today), and cooked about 20mins.
not my best, still very flavourful & tasty. WM tapao some back
i steamed some frozen pork ribs for 2 hrs, very tender & nicely marinated (about 400g pork ribs, 1tbsp fish sauce, 1tbsp light soy sauce, 1 tbsp olive oil,1/2 tbsp sesame oil, 1/2tbsp oyster sauce, 1/2tbsp cornflour).
because i was not adding chicken for the claypot rice, i prepared the pork ribs so can add to the rice. it was not necessary as the rice was tasty enough & i just added some of the steamed pork rib juice.
there was celery in the fridge, so i fried some picking the inside tender stems with salted fish…this dish my sis invention…very good actually!
after lunch we chatted for a while then it was time for durians.
WT bought 4 durians S$75. the D13 was good & the kang hai with vanishing seeds was very good. both were S$12/kg. the MSW most heavy & expensive at S$16/kg was below par, some parts a bit hard & flavours not the best…
i have not eaten any durians since many months back when MSW prices rocketed to S$38/kg so my first in many months, still enjoy it though i know i have taken much better MSW.