3pax Home dinner with Sis & BIL on 16Jan2019

spicy black bean sauce song fish head

made 3pax dinner for sis & bil

I made-

  1. spicy black bean sauce song fish head
  2. orh lua – almost hawker standard
  3. egg white minced pork fried rice – definitely imperial treasure standard
  4. some leftover vegetables

spicy black bean sauce song fish head

spicy black bean sauce song fish headmy usual good zi char standard.

sauce was tangy and sweet, fish meat was tender and tasty.

orh lua

orh lua

and i made an almost hawker standard orh lua with big and plump oysters. ^^

vegetables

vegetables 

i used leftover vegetables in the fridge – leek spring onions, yellow onions, celery and some potatoes. just fried with oyster sauce, added some chicken stock and reduced while cooking the potatoes, thickened to a very tasty sauce.

this dish was a champoh put together thingy,but it was also very tasty!

salted fish minced pork egg white fried rice

salted fish minced pork egg white fried rice

and i made the perfect salted fish minced pork egg white fried rice this eveninng.

this was imperial treasures restaurant standard, excellent fried rice with wonderful wek hae.

salted fish minced pork egg white fried rice

3pax dinner dishes

dinner was quite last minute.

it was also very enjoyable and tasty food! sis stayed to make gongfu tea and watched some tv series, then i sent them to mrt to catch a ride home.

wonderful family time together with sis & bil.

c.h.e.f andy

 

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Recipe = Kaya ie Coconut Jam 3.0 on 14Jan2019

kaya bread

out of the blue, decided to make kaya = coconut jam again.

last time i made was on 28.9.2016. 

kaya – coconut jam

kaya – coconut jam

kaya – coconut jam

i vary the recipe a little, increase palm sugar from3 to 4 tbsp and reduce white sugar from 3 to 1 tbsp –

200ml coconut milk
1 tbsp white sugar (15g)
4 tbsp palm sugar (60g)
4 pandan leaves
4 egg yolks

kaya – coconut jam

kaya – coconut jam

boil the coconut milk, white sugar, palm sugar and pandan leaves, stirring constantly. off fire and continue stirring till all sugar melted.

one important step is to pour 1/2 the liquids into the 4 egg yokes, stirring all the time. then add back to the liquids, low fire, stir for 5-10mins until the kaya thickens.

& that’s it! voila!

kaya – coconut jam

kaya – coconut jam

very “pang” flavourful..

and so very easy to make, probably took no more than 15-20mins in all.

kaya bread

kaya bread

kaya and butter bread or toast goes perfectly with soft white bread. ^^

c.h.e.f andy

Recipe = Orh Lua almost Hawker Standard on 12Jan2019

orh lua

made orh lua with sweet potato flour 1 egg & 8 large oysters on 12.1.2019. ^^

(for the starch, 1 tbsp sweet potato flour 3 tbsp water, 1 egg)

orh lua

i added 3 tbsp water to 1 tbsp sweet potato flour. added 2tsp fisg sauce and some white pepper. mixed thorough and added to non-stick pan 1 tbsp oil on high fire. let the starchy flour form a crispy layer.

then added 1 egg & spread it. added 8 large oysters. covered to cook the oysters while further browning the flour.

this time hawker standard, crispy egg & flour…

orh lua

orh lua

i cooked that again for my sis & bil a few days later, just as good! very good wokhae!

can improve a bit more..maybe add 2tbsp sweet potato flour and less ratio of water  9say 4-5 tbsp) for a thicken starchy base…

anyway overall oysters plump and tasty, egg and flour crisp and yet starchy…quite good but can still improve.

c.h.e.f andy

 

Good 4pax Family Lunch @ Amo Hongkong Street on 30Dec2018

tuna tartar crostini with avocado & apple S$26

son bought 4pax lunch at amo today on 30.12.2018. ^^

we had S$200 chope vouchers which we bought for S$118. there was no S$50 vouchers and we didn’t need another S$100. lunch came to S$248 including one wine so total for us 4pax was S$118+S$48=S$166. 🙂

the prices here are steeper than say foc or rosso bianco and even halia etc.

food not better than foc but was good too.

tuna tartar was nice.

zucchini flower S$26

zucchini flower a bit unusual wrapped with ham? anyway it was a delectable dish. 🙂

Tagliolini with Spicy Young Cuttlefish and Squid Ink S$29

the squidink was also unusual. we asked for squid ink to be mixed into the pasta but restaurant said not possible. we found out why when the dish arrived. the portion of squid ink was tiny!

the dish was quite excellent, the sauce was superb, very tasty w/o the squidink. the squid ink was nice too!

bone marrow pizza S$29

bone marrow pizza S$29

the bone marrow pizza was very good. the dough was very good and son finished all the dough. usually he doesn’t!

and the flavour was great!

bone marrow pizza

a very enjoyable pizza for wife & i even though we often do not take pizza.

milk brasied pork neck S$35

the pork was quite ordinary. a nice dish ok but not great and the meat was average not a premium cut.

tagliata di manzo S$48

tagliata di manzo S$48

tagliata di manzo was pretty good, also not the best.

and if we do ourselves at home, our ribeye would be angus grain fed variety much better quality cut than this one. the roasted garlic was good too.

it was a great lunch out for the family, and so offered to take the tab for lunch.

c.h.e.f andy

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amo @ hongkong street

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Lovely 3pax Dinner @ Halia botanical Gardens on 14Jan019

with brother & sil

had 3pax dinner with brither & sil @ halia botanical gardens on 14.1.2019. ^^

we used chope S$150 8.30pm offpeak vouchers so 3pax dinner = S$66+S$9.48=about S$76nett

for-
3 large oysters
wagyu beef carpaccio
2 sides = mixed mushrooms & sunchokes
rack of lamb
sous vide chicken
halibut la papilettte

food was excellent!
had a great time with my bro & sil

3 oysters S$13.50

3 oysters S$13.50

oysters were large, plump and sweet. 🙂

wagyu carpaccio S$18

wagyu carpaccio was excellent, sweet & tender…some may prefer some dressing like balsamic. i am quite ok with plain, natural meat sweetness.

mized mushrooms S$5

sunchokes S$5

both sides/small bites mixed mushrooms and sunchokes were great! 🙂

sous vide chicken S$29

sous vide chicken S$29

chicken was truely a pleasant surprise.

it was one of the best western preparation chicken i had, superb tender and moist, and very nicely flavoured..a really, really nice chicken, i will order this again.

halibut la papilette S$33

haibut was great too, great sauce, tender, tasty sauce, great side of rice too.

medium rare rack of lamb S$35

medium rare rack of lamb S$35

medium rare rack of lamb S$35

we ordered the rack of lamb too, medium rare.

it was good, not exceptional but pretty good.

bill for 3pax = S$76 nett

halia delicious dishes

halia at a nice location, no problems with parking, a short walk to the restaurant, will need umbrella if raining.

ambience was great. relax and food was great.

with chope 50% discounts, the price for very good quality food for 3pax was S$76, very good deal and cannot ask for more la.

c.h.e.f andy

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Halia @ Botanical Gardens