Belly Pork with Vegetables – 81th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 1Feb2019

belly pork with vegetables

made belly pork with vegetables for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 1.2.2019.^^

this my 81th 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.

belly pork

i bought 3 packets about 1.3kg+ frozen belly pork from sheng shiong.

braised in own teochew braising sauce for 2hrs last evening, then cooled down and placed in bag in chiller for this morning.

belly pork

belly pork

this so that it was easy to sliced thinly and cleanly this morning.

belly pork with vegetables

last evening i also prepared cut carrots, onions and potatoes, and placed in a tuppaenware in the chiller, quite ok this morning, not oxidised, not old.


usually i needed about 3 kg of meat or 1.5kg of meat and 1.5kg vegetables for 140pax at teban gardens.

today just 1.3kg pork and about 1kg+ vegetables so would be a bit short.

anyway it’s just and additional dish not their main fares so usually serve till finish la…

belly pork with vegetables

i cooked the onions and carrots first, added oyster sauce, high fire fry then low fire cover stew…then added potatoes, fry and then added 1 cup chicken stock, high fire boil, then low fire cover stew…about 8mins anyway potatoes break when pressed against side or chopstick goes through…

belly pork with vegetables

belly pork with vegetables

then added belly pork, mixed thorough, cover stew a bit then done, transfer to aluminium carrier.

belly pork was tender and tasty and vegetables were sweet on its own.

c.h.e.f andy

Recipe = Orh Lua (Oyster Egg with Sweet Potato Flour) on 30Jan2019

orh lua

made orh lua for 1pax dinner this evening on 30.1.2019.

made this several times before..singapore hawker food not so easy to make harder than most western! 🙂

orh lua

for this evening i got it mostly right, and the best i have done so far.

the Recipe –

  • 2tbsp flat sweet potato flour
  • 2tbsp water
  • 2tsp fish sauce
  • white pepper
  • 1tbsp oil
  • 1 egg
  • 8 large oysters (i used the IQF frozen oysters about S$10.95/kg)

for the preparation, add 2 tbsp water to 2 tbsp sweet potato flour, and add 2tsp fish sauce, and some pepper…mixed thoroughly.

medium high fire non stick pan, let flour batter form & crisp. crack 1 egg on top & roll pan to spread egg. add oyster on the side so it can cook..flip over egg batter. cover & low fire let oyster cook while crisping the other side. add fish sauce. add crispy prawn chilli.

orh lua 

pretty good stuff.

orh lua

quite shiok really!

almost hawker stall standard, the good stalls that is, lol! ^^

c.h.e.f andy

Quite Average S$3 Laksa @ Min Ji 明记 Laksa Bendemeer Market Food Centre on 29Jan2019

ops 4 bros lunch 

went to bendemeer market food centre with OPS bros on 29.1.2019. ^^

mainly because i wanted to go ittibaa glazing @ blk 22 boon keng road to replace the broken glass of the bathroom shelf I imported from china ..

actually we were supposed to meet at geylang serai for nasi biryani..but of course the bros were just obliging la…

S$10 done on the spot. good as new. bin very good service… 4mm x 4” x 31” excellent job, service, price 👍👍👍 at hollandv it is S$50 & 3mm don’t have 4mm glass.

S$3 + S$1 hum laksa 

S$3 + S$1 hum laksa 

WT bought the laksa S$3 + S$1 hum laksa for all & WM went to get kopi.

laksa looked great but tasted quite average..hum was good though, big, plum, luscious…

coffee also average, nothing like what we had last week at the beef house coffeeshop and of course the likes of 1950s coffee 五十年代 @ chinatown.

chicken wings from changi village nasi lemak stall

S$1.30 chicken wing from changi village nasi lemak stall quite good..the fritter & also sambal..WM said not that tasty though..quite long queue..

not sure what stalls good at this bendemeer fc?

S$35/box yellow dragon fruit 

bought 2 boxes of yellow dargonfruit really sweet…

1box 9 fruits S$35…normally S$55..bought 1box for wife’s good friend J also..

went back to buy another 2 boxes the next day…it was that good and great value…

S$3 + S$1 hum laksa

there could be another reason my laksa did not taste great…usually i take thick beehoon mee…this time thin beehoon mee….thin beehoon absorb a lot of flavours & laksa gravy maybe less tasty?

c.h.e.f andy


Min Ji 明记 Laksa @ Bendemeer Market Food Centre