CCG birthday this week and he was free for dinner.
4 of us (NCL, LKY, CCG, me) had a small home meal at my place on 7.3.2019. ^^
i made a few dishes-
1 hk ateamed garoupa
2 garlic hk steamed sotong
3 braised wine chicken with potatoes & carrots
4 char siew
5 fried broccoli
i bought a tiger garoupa, the cheapest type, from sheng shiong. it was S$7.50/kg so just S$4.30 for the near 600g garoupa.
usually tiger garoupa not so sweet and tasty like red garoupa which is much more fine.
this evening it turned out beautifully, very fragrant hk steamed from the light soy sauce and actually the flesh was quite fine and sweet. this was NCL best dish for the evening.
we had recently taken several times hk steamed sotong and lala at-
it is really a simple dish to do, no preparation almost, just hk steamed and heaped with chopped garlic.
the sauce was fantastic, basically the same as garlic steamed razor clams 蒜蓉蒸, really perfect with the tender squid and perfect with plain rice. 🙂
and i did again this evening. very good.
CCG happily “tasted” the char siew before dinner. some tasting portion lol! 🙂
the braised wine chicken with potatoes and carrots was excellent this evening.
of course today i used fresh 1/2 deboned chicken. the braise was excellent and nicely reduced, and the chicken and potatoes were timed perfectly so very tender and tasty chicken and just the right “mouthfeel” for the potatoes.
broccoli was the usual, simple fried just oyster sauce and slight crunchy texture which all my friends loved.
dinner was really simple, as i only had to cook the chicken dish. fish and sotong steamed on the spot and fried broccoli too. and char siew was marinated 2 days in the chiller and grilled in the oven for 16+4mins at 4pm. so not much to do.
i didn’t get to hear CCG share much as i was in the kitchen for a few dishes. this time we had lots of time to share and chit chat.
a most wonderful evening with close friends.