Delicious 4pax Home Dinner with WM & J on 24Jun2018

5 dinner dishes

WM & J came by for 4pax home dinner on 24.6.2018.

i made –

1 claypot rice👍👍👍
2 葱焖鸦片鱼头👍👍
3 花雕酒蒸小黄鱼 (model after steam 鲥鱼sauce)
4 仿冰菜using lettuce (not successful)
5 fried romaine lettuce 油麦菜

J brought yongtaufu & indian mangoes👍

we took the ytf with the dinner. it was very good. 🙂

葱焖鸦片鱼头

the 葱焖鸦片鱼头 dish was excellent! the flesh is flaky & tasty like cod, and the head has soft bone structure like salmon…the perfect fish head!

鸦片鱼头 is a flatfish not available in singapore. WT brought 2 halves fish head for me from shanghai during his last trip back here. before that he brought me 2 also which i cooked for family.

wife & i prefer the scallion baked preparation at old jesse 老吉士 in shanghai. ^^

we had that during our trip in sep2017. later WM& i had the hk steamed preparation at 陈记 during our nov2017 shanghai trip. wife & i just returned from shanghai last week & we had at 陈记 on 16.6.2018. 🙂

anyhow 鸦片鱼头 is just so good any preparation is good la..

claypot rice

my claypot chicken rice is a perennial favourite.

claypot rice

claypot rice

J declared she had 3 bowls…lol!

steamed 小黄鱼 prepared 鲥鱼style

steamed 小黄鱼 prepared 鲥鱼style

i experimented with the  鲥鱼style preparation.

the key is of course first the fish, second the sauce.

i didn’t have the fish, so it was about the sauce…i used <1 flat tbsp sugar, 1tbsp white vinegar, 5 tbsp shaoxing wine & 1 tbsp light soy sauce. the sauce was very good.

小黄鱼 is a sweet tasty fish but it is not  鲥鱼, so quite incomplete & didn’t make much impact does not add much to the dish as 小黄鱼 could be done any number of ways…

lettuce冰菜not successful

the lettuce冰菜not successful, a failure.

i took it out of the freezer & put back, and the veg sort of wilted. had to be just right timing & eat upon taking out of freezer…anyway texture aside, it does not have the sweetness of 冰菜 and is a bit “siap” = astringent…

fried romaine lettuce

romaine lettuce 油麦菜 lettuce was the usual, a very nice vegetable dish. 🙂

me in the kitchen

WM took a video of me in the kitchen..

claypot rice

claypot rice

claypot rice very appealing to palate.

葱焖鸦片鱼头

葱焖鸦片鱼头 before baking 10mins in 250degC oven, adding 2.5 tbsp light soy sauce, 2 tbsp & 2tbsp olive oil & some cut chilli padi.

steamed 小黄鱼 prepared 鲥鱼style

steamed 小黄鱼 prepared 鲥鱼style

the 鲥鱼style preparation is done steaming the fish & discarding the liquid, then adding the prepared sauce & topping up with sliced ginger & ham 金华火腿

dinner dishes, the not ready 鸦片鱼头not ready yet

we had a wonderful dinner just 4 of us, and a great time to chill & chat afterwards.

c.h.e.f andy

Yakisoba (Recipe) on 22Jun2018

yakisoba 

made 1pax yakisoba this evening on 22.6.2018. ^^

had some shimeji mushrooms in the fridge.

also some iberico pork. 🙂

yakisoba 

had yakisoba on 2 occasions during our recent OPS 5pax sakura trip to kyoto/nara/osaka on 6-13.4.2018. 🙂

once at street stalls at fushimi inari, another time at an okonomiyaki restaurant (above photo)..

yakisoba

does not seem much different from char kuay teow.

basically i fried some sliced onions then added minced garlic, then added the shimeji mushrooms & iberico pork & noodles.

i also decided to add some egg.

for the condiments i added tsuyu (soba sauce) and some mirin, about 1tbsp each for the small amount of noodles i had, anyhow to taste la. 🙂

yakisoba

yakisoba

yakisoba very tasty.

not sure how authentic, no pink pickled ginger, but otherwise very tasty & nice la…good wok hae…lol! 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

 

Quite Good S$22.40 Premium Kaisen Don @ Aburi Sushi Heishiro on 22Jun2018

chirashi don

my OPS bro bought 2pax chirashi don at aburi sushi heishiro at westgate today on 22.6.2018. ^^

premium kaisen don 30% off

there was a 30% off promotion for the premium kaisen don =

“Premium Kaisen Don”
—— 30% Off
(U.p $32++ ) ———- $22.40++ only!!!

WM bot 2pax premium kaisen don S$22.40 after 30 discounts

WM bot 2pax premium kaisen don S$22.40 after 30 discounts

WM bot 2pax premium kaisen don S$22.40 after 30 discounts

premium kaisen don S$22.40 after 30 discounts

the chirashi don was ok, good enough.

there was a akaebi & the kani in crab shell was done well, and there was one ebi tempura..no uni, no hotate…no sure if it was premium, the hamachi, salmon, maguro cuts were average..

after 30% discounts, S$22.40 was ok.

i think en sakaba S$28 chirashi don was better.

and tanuki raw sushi cuts very much better, have uni & negi toro but here they have the akaebi, ebi tempura & kani, so balance out a bit..all in all consider quite good la… 🙂

free macha ice cream

& we got a complimentary macha ice cream with jpassport.

shabu set 30% off promo

there was a shabu set 30% off promo.

will consider to try if come again.

piccolo latte

piccolo latte

after lunch we went tiong hoe to have a cuppa.

enjoyed the aroma of piccolo latte & a good chat.

c.h.e.f andy

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Curry Chicken – 61th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 22Jun2018

curry chicken

madecurry chicken with s;iced leeks for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 22.6.2018.^^

this my 61th friday breakfast community meal dish 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.

3kg boneless chicken thighs

actually, was meant to be rendang..use 3kg boneless frozen chicken thighs from sheng shiong..

3kg boneless chicken thighs

chicken has lots of water even after draining in colander whole day, then marinated with mak’s rendang paste & left in fridge overnight.

added some sliced leeks to curry chicken

added sliced ginger & curry leaves to 2tbsp oil, then added chicken in high heat & stir-fried thoroughly

added some sliced leeks to curry chicken

then added a bit sliced leeks…

curry chicken

was meant to be rendang but not easy to manage 3+kg of chicken thigh fillet a lot of water even after reduced..still look more like curry..

curry chicken

well, very tasty curry for the teban garden folks..

“yummy!” was the feedback…

c.h.e.f andy

Wondeful Father’s Day 7pax Dinner @ Rubato on 20Jun2018

burrata

children bought me a fabulous father’s day dinner at rubato on 20.6.2018. ^^

we were here recently on 15.5.2018

and our favourite dish was the suckling pig. unfortunately we could not order one this evening.

burrata

burrata

fortunately, burrata was every bit as good.

cheese was soft & tasty, and the parma ham was good…

prawn tagliatelle 

we decided to order 3 pasta.

the prawn tagliatelle was pretty good.

my own was just as good la…

seafood pasta en papilotte

the basked seafood pasta in a bag (en papillote) was good.

in the past i generally didn’t like this method as pasta soggy & not al dente.

here they did it well, and the tomato sauce was flavourful too, nice! 🙂

squid ink pasta

squid ink pasta 

squidink pasta was good, very flavourful…

seafood pizza

the pizza was good too.

pork ribs

pork ribs 

w/o the suckling pig there was like not much other things to order.

we picked the pork ribs..not cheap maybe like S$36, but it was good..very tender ribs and tasty bbq flavours too.

lava cake

lava cake

children ordered the lava cake.

this not great..taste of chocolate was good but not much lava, below par i would say.

tart

tart

the apple tart was pretty good though.

a very enjoyable eening thanks to the 3 children who bought me father’s day dinner! ^^

c.h.e.f andy

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Great Song Fish Head @ HK Street Old Chun Kee on 19Jun2018

blackbean sauce song fish head

嬋兰姐called. she made some lotus seed dessert for me.

me & sanlan 姐

I went to pick her up then went nearby hk street old chun kee Commonwealth crescent for 2pax dinner..afterwards she called & spoke with my SIL to visit their place so i sent her there.

blackbean sauce song fish head

blackbean sauce song fish head was good as usual.

my own is just as good though.

spicy blackbean sauce pork ribs with bittergourd

spicy blackbean sauce pork ribs with bittergourd was good too.

the pork ribs were tender & the bittergourd nice too, a quite well done dish.

spicy blackbean sauce pork ribs with bittergourd

a nice & convenient place for a nice & inexpensive dinner.

c.h.e.f andy

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