Delicious Porridge @ Empress Porridge at Galaxis on 27Jul2019

porridge, chicken, carrot cake

my RI bor NCL organised get together with TKF, KWL @ GLK’s empress porridge at galaxis on 29.7.2019

unfortunately NCL himself couldn’t make it..

had nice porridge (both chicken porridge and the usual brown rice porridge very good), fried chicken and fried carrot cake with chye por (nice too, a bit salty)

fried chicken

all the dishes were tasty! 🙂

the chicken a bit oily and heavy on flour. it’s tasty!

carrot cake

carrot cake also tasty. a bit salty.

porridge

porridge

the 2 porridge were delicious!

i think i will bring my OPS buddies to makan here.

porridge, chicken, carrot cake

had a great time with good friends.

c.h.e.f andy

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OK Prawn Noodles @ River South (Hoe Nam) on 24Jul2019

S$6 hoe nam bakut prawns noodles

my OPS bro HC bought bakut prawn noodles @ hoe nam (river south) at tai thong crescent on 24.7.2019. ^^

hoe nam prawns noodles

i not eaten here for eons. like 10yrs?

hoe nam prawns noodles

it’s a popular stall certainly.

hoe nam prawns noodles

S$6 hoe nam bakut prawns noodles

we ordered the S$6 soup with pork ribs.

it was nice still, but really nothing special. bakut was ok but many places have more tender tasty bakut. prawns quite standard.

soup was good, and that is very important. i would certainly eat here again, not something to crave.

overall i would say hock haemee was a lot better, very satisfying for the same S$6. that time 2.3.2019 i took dry noodles and came swith loads of ingredients including small intestines etc.

c.h.e.f andy

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9pax Family Dinner with Brother and Sister @ Chao Shan Cuisine 潮汕林 on 8Jul2019

trotter jelly and hae chor

trotter jelly and liver roll 2xS$14

had 9pax dinner with brother, sil, wc, sister, bil, daghter & jh, wife @ chao shan cuisine 潮汕林 on 8jul2019. ^^

food was generally good not spectacular..only oyster omelette not good and braised goose (frozen from hungary) so so, basically not “pang” – tasty…

sharks head was special and tasty but too ex at S$75..

treadfin tail ok but maybe go for pomfret next time,

and we saw others taking the crab beehoon something to try here.

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trotter jelly quite good here. liver roll 肝花good too, S$14 each.

cold crab S$48

cold crab was good, i didn’t eat.

braised goose – S$30 (frozen goose from hungary)

braised goose so so not so tasty.

my own braised duck better. 🙂

oyster egg S$20

oyster egg not good too. not really teochew with crispy plus soft sweet potato starch.

prawns with yellow chives S$36

prawns with yellow chives S$36

this a tasty dish, quite good.

steamed shark’s head S$75

steamed shark’s head rather unique dish, not on menu.

this like 1.3kg and not much flesh (or gelatin), but of course very tasty and delicious.

steam shark’s head

bro and sis all impressed.

kind of expensive i think, maybe better to go eat the zhai soon one.

steam shark’s head

steam shark’s head

anyhow, we all enjoyed this dish.

steamed treadfin tail S$65

treadfin tail not cheap too, a lot more meat to share lol! 🙂

teochew kailan fried kuay teow

teochew kailan fried kuay teow

the teochew chye poh char kuay teow quite standard.

done well here, good wok hae!

dinner bill

orh nee

and the orh nee was good.

S$373 for 9pax, ok not too ex overall.

a delight dinner and family get together.

c.h.e.f andy

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Recipe = Japanese Yakisoba on 9Aug2019

japanese yakisoba

today singapore national day = 8.9.2019.

wife traveling and children busy own programs.

sis, bil, and niece brought 2 grandnephews came visiting and stayed for dinner and watched national day parade..

niece & her 2 sons are vegetarian..

made claypot chicken rice, vegetarian yakisoba with shitake and shimeji mushrooms and mirin and tsuyu (soba sauce) 👍

also tofu & shitake mushrooms dish.

japanese yakisoba

niece keen to learn to cook some vegetarian dishes.

so i showed her how to make yakisoba, so easy right and delicious! 🙂

japanese yakisoba

just fry chopped garlic, some shitake and shimeji mushrooms.

i used 1/2 packet shimeji and 1/2 packet shitake.

add about 200g yellow noodles. add 1tbsp tsuyu and 1 tbsp mirin and taste.

i added less first, let niece taste herself so she decide how much she like.

garnished with coriander. and it’s done! voila! like 5 mins.

japanese yakisoba

noodles texture was perfect…

everyone loved the very tasty noodles. the 2 young ones had a great time too.

c.h.e.f andy

Recipe – Delicious Tea Smoked Chicken with Barley Risotto on 5Aug2019

tea smoked chicken with barley risotto

my RI bro CCG came for lunch on 5.8.2019.

2pax lunch -t ea smoked chicken with barley risotto

we had tea smoked chicken served on barley risotto. ^^

today i experimented on –

1 barley risotto – with browned garlic cloves, olive oil, butter, milk, stock, added shimeji mushrooms and green peas…

barley risotto was quite excellent wonderful taste…al dente, maybe can be softer a bit.

2 tea smoked 1/2 kampung chicken – smoked 10mins over stove, 45mins in 130degC oven..then drizzle more honey and flame with torch

Chicken
i salted chicken in fridge overnight, coated chicken with 1tbsp mustard, 1tbsp honey, sprinkled ginger powder, parsley powder, chopped garlic.

Smoke
added cut banana leaves, hay, 1/2 cup rice, 2 packets chinese tea, 2tbsp brown sugar, 1 twig thai basil..high heat to generate smoke then place 1/2 chicken, cover, low heat then transfer to 130degC oven

hay and tea smoking pot

had excellent hay smoked pigeon at esora recently.

that was the best i had, a truly special dining experience!

hay and tea smoking pot

i decided to try out smoking myself, using kampung chicken.

added cut banana leaves, hay, 1/2 cup rice, 2 packets chinese tea, 2tbsp brown sugar, 1 twig thai basil..high heat to generate smoke then place 1/2 chicken, cover, somked low heat 10mins over stove, then transferred to 130degC oven 45mins.

chicken for smoking

for chicken, i salted 1/2 chicken in fridge 2hrs, coated chicken with 1tbsp mustard, 1tbsp honey, sprinkled ginger powder, parsley powder, chopped garlic.

smoked chicken

tested with chopstick went clean through. chicken was cooked, only slightly browned.

flamed chicken

flamed chicken

decided to flame chicken.

alternative can reduce sealed smoking to 30mins at 130degC then browned 15mins 250degC

barley risotto

barley risotto

barley risotto also my first time experiment. turned out superbly!

i browned garlic cloves in olive oil, added basil, then chopped garlic.

then added stock, white wine, 100g barley and reduced stock while cooking barley for 30mins.

added shimeji mushrooms and green peas when almost done, and milk and butter.

barley risotto was quite excellent wonderful taste…al dente,

tea smoked chicken with barley risotto

smoked chicken was wonderful!

very tender and with excellent smoked flavours…really delicious.

tea smoked chicken with barley risotto

tea smoked chicken with barley risotto

tea smoked chicken with barley risotto

barley risotto was a bit large portion for 2 of us, not fine dining portion lol!

it was delicious, very tasty from the stock.

an excellent lunch, great experiment!

c.h.e.f andy

 

 

 

Recipe = Oven Grilled Saba Shioyaki (鯖の塩焼き) on 20Jul2019

Oven Grilled Saba Shioyaki (鯖の塩焼き)

had 1pax all protein all omega 3 lunch zero carbs! lol! 😂 on 20.7.2019. ^^

oven grilled saba shioyaki (鯖の塩焼き)!

i bought 2 fish = S$6.90 at sheng shiong, and they were quite large fish, frozen thawed but very fresh.

just clean, apply sea salt, grill 15mins in 250degC oven

ate 60%, left 40% for lighter dinner with some vegetables.

saba

Oven Grilled Saba Shioyaki (鯖の塩焼き)

Oven Grilled Saba Shioyaki (鯖の塩焼き)

Oven Grilled Saba Shioyaki (鯖の塩焼き)

Oven Grilled Saba Shioyaki (鯖の塩焼き)

it’s an oily fish, so very flavourable and tasty.

and anything from S$18 to S$25, amd maybe not such a large fish.

anyway it was delicious!

c.h.e.f andy