Teban Gardens Cooking Demo and Sharing on 5Sep2018

sharing with teban garden residents

teban gardens PPHCSC (pasir panjang hill community service centre) arranged a cooking demo & sharing with residents on 5.9.2018.

i first started doing a community meal dish for teban gardens PPHCSC 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.

i cooked a breakfast dish for teban gardens every friday unless i am travelling or otherwise unavailable. i did my 71st friday breakfast community meal dish at teban gardens community service centre on 7.9.2018.

450g red garoupa

I shared the following-

  1. hong kong steamed red garoupa
  2. steamed minced pork with light soy sauce
  3. salted egg bittergourd

I chose the 3 dishes as they are practical everyday dishes with simple ingredients, tasty dishes & very easy to make.

very good interactions with many questions & interests from the residents.

quick recipe for hong kong steamed red garoupa here-

  1. clean with salt & wash red garoupa (450g)
  2. add 2tbsp light soy sauce, 2tbsp olive oil (or vegetable oil) & 2 tbsp mirin (optional)
  3. add sliced ginger, chopped spring onions & cut chilli padi
  4. steam for 8 mins..check to make sure fish is cooked.

tips-

  • use top quality light soy sauce will make the dish very fragrant & tasty
  • washing with salt thoroughly helps to remove fishy taste

steamed minced pork

quick recipe for steamed minced pork with light soy sauce here-

  1. add 1tbsp light soy sauce, 1 tbsp olive oil (or vegetable oil) & 1tbsp cornflour to 300g minced pork & mix thoroughly
  2. add another 1tbsp light soy sauce, 1 tbsp olive oil (or vegetable oil) to the minced pork in the dish (see photo above)
  3. steam for 12mins, make sure the minced pork is fully cooked…

tips-

  • adding cornflour will make the minced pork very smooth
  • adding & mince together a bit of fatty pork makes the dish more tasty but less healthy
  • use top quality light soy sauce will make the dish very fragrant & tasty

salted egg fried bittergourd

quick recipe for salted egg bittergourd here-

  1. wash cut bittergourd with salt, clean thoroughly & soak in clean water for 3 hrs. wash thoroughly. can also repeat the process.
  2. fry 2tsp chopped garlic & a whole minced salted egg in 1tbsp oil
  3. add bittergourd & fry high fire till it is fully cooked
  4. add 1tbsp oil & crack 2 eggs. wait till eggs fully formed, then fold the eggs over the bittergourd & mix thoroughly.

tips-

  • washing cut bittergourd with salt soaking in water reduces the bitterness
  • let the eggs fully formed before folding & mixing give the dish better texture & looks ie presentation

sharing with teban garden residents

sharing with teban garden residents

i do not myself attend cooking lessons. just my idiosyncrasy.

the reason being that my impression is that dishes taught at cooking lessons are mostly dishes that require many ingredients and condiments/spices/sauces & one is not likely to acquire the condiments/spices/sauces just to replicate the dish at home.

hence i chose the 3 dishes that are everyday dishes one can do at home, very easy to cook & require very few ingredients & yet produce really tasty & enjoyable dishes for the family, friends, one & all…..

c.h.e.f andy

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