Excellent S$3 Wanton Mee @ Rong Ji Roasted Delights 荣记 on 24Sep2019

S$3 wanton mee

after delivering the 3 dishes for 40pax lunch at HCA this morning, we walked over to bendemeer fc and our RI bro LCM bought S$3 wanton mee lunch.

rong kee roasted delights

rong kee roasted delights

the stall looked exciting with roast duck and char siew hanging behind the glass shelves.

S$3 wanton mee

the wanton mee was delicious!

excellent char siew, qq noodles, very tasty chilli sauce.

i finished all the carbs which i rarely do, 3 wanton..

quite excellent for S$3!

wanton

the wanton was good too…

S$3 wanton mee

a really tasty treat for S$3…

we will be back the next time.

c.h.e.f andy

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Rong Kee Roasted Delights 荣记

 

 

2nd HCA 3 Dishes 40pax Lunch for HCA Hospice Care on 24Sep2019

curry chicken with potatoes

today is my 2nd40pax 3 dishes lunch for HCA hospice care patients on 24.9.2019 –

1 curry chicken
2 belly pork – my own special sauce
3 cabbage

my RI bro LCM came at 1040am helped me to ferry the food containers to HCA in my car..

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this my second time doing forthrightly 40pax lunch for HCA..

feedback from previous lunch HCA asked to cook a bit more..

this was some difficulty because of wok size and transport..

this time I cooked about 3.6kg boneless chicken thighs, increase from 3kg last time, and 2kg belly pork from 1.6 kg..and 1.4 kg cabbage..

curry chicken with potatoes

they all loved the curry chicken!

braised belly pork

& belly pork was excellent, prefect texture, and my own special braise, so tasty & delicious! 🙂

fried cabbage

cabbage was sweet. they said quantity still not enough.

curry chicken with potatoes

curry chicken with potatoes

current chicken is simple to do.

just marinate 3.6kg cut boneless chicken thighs with 2 packet heng’s nonya curry paste overnight, fried with curry leaves, sliced ginger, minced garlic this morning, and added 400ml (2packets) coconut milk.

only logistic problem was the quantity took up the entire wok volume, and a bit tough for me to manage the quantity and cook with 6 cut potatoes to make sure curry, chicken, potatoes were done just right..

so i had to separate into 2 portions, wok and a deep pot. maybe better to cook 2 portions separately next time.

curry chicken with potatoes

anyway the results was great, and feedback was they loved the curry chicken.

chilled cooked belly pork

i boiled 2kg belly pork in bakuteh sacket 1hr 15mins, perfect tender texture, cooled down and put in chiller overnight.

chilled cooked belly pork

chilled cooked belly pork

and cut nice neat pieces.

the fried in work with lots of chopped garlic, 2tbsp fish sauce, 2tbsp oyster sauce, 1 heap tbsp corflour, 5 tbsp huadiaojiu ..

braised belly pork

wonderful taste and flavours..

1.5kg cabbage

1.5kg cabbage filled up the entire wok at the start of frying.

fried cabbage

feedback was not enough, so have to cook more next time.

curry chicken, braised belly pork, fried cabbage for HCA 40pax lunch

this first few rounds trial and error, managing the quantity and to make sure dishes turned out nicely.

dishes were all good, i am quite certain, and feedback consistently good.

just need to manage the cooking quantity and logistics.

a very satisfying day for me. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

 

So So Average Food 5pax Family Dinner @ Peach Garden OCBC on 22Sep2019

lobster noodles

had 5pax dinner at peach garden ocbc on 22.9.2019.^^

we booked 6pm for 50% eatigo discounts. 🙂

view from peach garden ocbc

grand prix evening good view from restaurant bar area..haze >100 though..

we seated in the main dining section..

roast london duck

the roast london duck super good, reminded me of tunglok’s london duck..

char siew

char siew very good too..

egg plant with pork floss

xo fried carrot cake

egg white fried rice

sharksfin soup

wife ordered a sharksfin very poor standard….

and sumin ordered a lobster noodles also substandard

fried rice below par..no wokhae…same with xo carrot cake..no wok hae plus NO xo taste

have to order the right stuff here..

salted egg prawns

salted egg prawns

salted egg prawns competent, good sandy slated egg taste and texture and crispy fresh prawns, nothing special.

bean curd with vegetables

bean curd with vegetables

bean curd with vegetables was non descript, nothing great…

roast duck

only the roast london duck and char siew were special, very good. the rest quite mediocre,

and they charged S$1pax for using the wet tissue..

service was good here..

prices were expensive w/o the discounts. not sure i want to come back even with 50% discounts.

c.h.e.f andy

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Peach Garden OCBC Centre

101st Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 20Sep2019 – Braised Pork with Shanghai Greens

braised pork with shanghai greens

made braised pork with shanghai greens for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 20.9.2019.^^

i cook a dish for teban gardens every friday unless i am traveling or otherwise indisposed.

this my 1001st 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.

braised pork

today i made braised pork cubes.

braised pork

braised pork

braised pork

these are frozen pork cubes. i made 3 pakets 1.2kg. just blanched in boiling water and cleaned. then fried with minced garlic and added 5tbsp huadiaojiu, 2tbsp fish sauce, 2 tbsp cornflour, covered wok and cooked for 1hr.

i had 800g of belly pork which was cooked to tender, chilled and neatly cut, which i added when pork cubes were cooked and stirfried for few minutes.

braised pork

set aside.

shanghai greens

braised pork with shanghai greens

braised pork with shanghai greens

then i fried the shanghai greens with oyster sauce and added back the braised pork, and that’s a delicious braised pork with shanghai greens.

c.h.e.f andy

Bakuteh Prime Ribs @ Lao Ah Tee 老阿弟 on 12Sep2019

bakuteh prime ribs 

my RI bro LCM came over to help me transport 3 dishes to HCA for 40pax lunch on 12.9.2019.^^

afterwards we walked over to Lao Ah Tee 老阿弟 for bakuteh.

bakuteh prime ribs

bakute prime ribs

the place was super crowded ant 12.15pm.

we ordered the prime ribs.

luckily we only 2pax, and the bakuteh came immediately….

it was expensive S$10 for 2 ribs.

i guess to put in perspective, 1kg fresh prime ribs in sheng shiong usually S$21.95, and that’s about 10 pieces, so 2 pieces would be like S$4.50. so perhaps price justified.

i still enjoyed the prime ribs. very good, great taste and texture and tasty soup…

but really doing myself at home with ilc sachet just as good, and 45% the price.

c.h.e.f andy

1st HCA 3 Dishes 40pax Lunch for HCA Hospice Care on 12Sep2019

chinese wine chicken 黄焖鸡

RI FGS (For Goodness Sake) bros earlier did 2 fundraising for HCA in 2016 –

  1. 1st RI FGS (For Goodness Sake) Charity Dinner Raised S$16,948 for HCA Hospice on 20May2016
  2. 2nd RI FGS (For Goodness Sake) Charity Dinner Raised S$10,020 for HCA Hospice Care on 21Oct2016

recently i did teban gardens friday community breakfast dish for the 100th times.

i decided that maybe i can do a bit more, so contacted HCA and decided to do a fortnightly 3 dishes 40pax lunch for HCA patients.

today is my first 40pax lunch for HCA patients on 12.9.2019.

i prepared –

  1. chinese wine chicken 黄焖鸡
  2. braised belly pork &
  3. baby shanghai greens with shitake

for chicken, i used 2.8kg frozen boneless thighs, cut and marinated overnight with 6tbsp huadiaojiu, 3tbsp fish sauce, 3tbsp oyster sauce and 2tbsp corn flour.

this morning, i fried sliced ginger and minced garlic and added chicken, fried thoroughly for 5mins, covered wok and cooked another 2 mins.

& voila! a delicious dish of chinese wine chicken 黄焖鸡

braised belly pork

baby shanghai greens with shitake

braised belly pork

i fried 1 cinnamon bark, 5 star anise, 3bay leaves, 5 cloves and 1 bulb garlic cloves till fragrant.

added 2kg belly pork and 3tbsp light soy sauce, 1tbsp fish sauce, 1 tbsp dark soya sauce, and braised 1 hr 15mins till tender. then cooled and placed in ziploc bag in fridge overnight.

braised belly pork

braised belly pork

this morning, i cut the belly pork neatly, boiled the braising sauce, and added the cut belly pork, simmered in covered wok for few minutes.

baby shanghai greens & shitake

baby shanghai greens

baby shanghai greens with shitake

baby shanghai greens with shitake

i fried the baby shanghai greens with minced garlic and cut chilli padi, added shitake and oysters sauce. and transferred to aluminium carrier for transport to HCA.

my first HCA 40pax lunch. I could see the volunteers and patients were excited to receive the dishes.

c.h.e.f andy

 

100th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 30Aug2019 – Chicken with Shitake and Baby Shanghai Greens

100th teban gardens community breakfast dish on 30aug2019

100th teban gardens community breakfast dish on 30aug2019

100th teban gardens community breakfast dish on 30aug2019

teban gardens reminded me that today is my 100th meals i cooked for the friday community breakfast! 🙂

Ros presented me with a gift. i had coffee afterwards with my RI friend who started this PPHCSC.

today i made chicken with shitake and baby shanghai greens for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 30.8.2019.^^

i cook a dish for teban gardens every friday unless i am traveling or otherwise indisposed.

this my 100th 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.

chicken with shitake and baby shanghai greens

chicken, shitake and baby shanghai greens

i marinated the 2kg cut chicken pieces with 3 tbsp fish sauce, 4 tbsp huadiao wine and 2 tbsp corn flour, in the fridge overnight.

& i cut the mushrooms and vegetables and placed in separate sealed containers in the fridge also.

shitake and baby shanghai greens

so it was quite easy in the morning to do the dish.

fried the mushroom and lots of chopped garlic, then added the shanghai greens, and 2 tbsp oyster sauce.

shitake and baby shanghai greens

set aside, using the aluminium carrier.

braised chicken

then fried the chicken.

there’s lots of fluids from marinate, so no need to add water.

just high fire, then cover and low fire about 8 mins.

braised chicken

braised chicken

braised chicken

braised chicken

chicken was tender and tasty, and gravy was delicious!

chicken with shitake and baby shanghai greens

added back the shitake and baby shanghai greens and mixed well.

tasted it…excellent delicious dish, looked great too!

placed in the aluminium carrier and brought to teban gardens.

teban garden residents

teban gardens staff and volunteer

teban garden residents

chicken with shitake and baby shanghai greens

a wonderful dish that the residents enjoyed.

c.h.e.f andy