made 9pax dinner for OPS bros & sis=with WM, HC, KS, CH, FM, WH, CF, KY, missing M on 29.3.2019-
1 claypot rice 沙煲饭
2 hk steamed garoupa 港蒸石斑
3 garlic steamed sotong 蒜蓉蒸花枝
4 salted fish steamed minced pork 咸鱼饼
5 tofu prawns 豆腐虾
6 char siew 叉烧
7 mala belly pork with veg 回锅肉
8 oyster sauce hk chye sim 蚝油菜心
9 salted fish minced pork eggwhite fried rice 咸鱼肉碎蛋白炒饭
FM brought ice creams WH brought korean strawberries CH brought yamashita doughnuts
char siew pretty ok despite major error of mixing up and applying red chilli oil instead of red fermented tofu..
garoupa was fresh just bought from teban gardens wet market this morning but slightly lor kor “rough texture”
forgot to take photo of cooked garoupa and garlic steamed sotong.
i made 9 dishes for 9pax. 🙂
claypot rice always good. 🙂
a bit harder making for 9pax. i used 3cup+ rice and 1 whole chicken. i usually make 3 cups for 6pax with 1/2 chicken…estimating the amount of water to add etc is a bit less certain, needs judgement there is substantial marinade and water in the chicken.
i forgot to take photos of the cooked garoupa and sotong.
friends all commented garoupa fresh and my timing was good, however the fish was lor kor with tough texture, quite a disappointment!
i made a mistake on one dish the char siew. instead of red fermented beancurd i marinated with red chilli sauce. the bottles and content looked similar. i did not check properly.
fortunately the char siew was still very tender and the flavours were ok enough as char siew, but one could detect the red chilli oil taste which was kind of odd.
my prawn tofu always good. stock very tasty and prawns excellent, bouncy and tasty, great texture and taste. i think i will try the egg tofu again see if tofu texture is better.
salted fish minced pork is dish that everyone likes. 🙂
the 回锅肉 mala belly pork with carrots and potatoes is the least tokong dish…belly pork very tender…still it was heavy dish and belly pork not most popular with the ladies.
made the egg white fried rice specially for CH in case not enough claypot rice.
fried rice was ok. i think though not salty enough, can do with a bit more fish sauce.
could get hk kailan so made do with chye sim. usual stir-fry with oyster sauce. good enough.
i steamed the whole sausages then cut them and added back to the claypot rice.
salted fish minced pork really a grandma kind signature dish and can eat often outside at zi char and teochew muay stalls.
char siew turned out ok, despit i anyhow hatam added wrong wause, then the bun
shallow fried tofu and stock with egg all ready for kyoto station.
for the fried rice, i first fried salted fish and minced pork then set aside and fried the egg white then fold over the rice and then mixed the small pieces of egg whites thoroughly.
we had a great evening sharing and fellowship among old freinds from primary school. 🙂