3rd HCA 3 Dishes 40pax Lunch for HCA Hospice Care on 8Oct2019

dishes transferred to HCA food warmers

today is my 3rd 40pax 3 dishes lunch for HCA hospice care patients on 24.9.2019 –

1 braised wine chicken with cloud fungus and shitake
2 bean paste 红油豆瓣酱 pork cubes and pork softbones
3 4 brocoli

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


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

doing 40pax 3 dishes lunch is not quite the same as doing one dish for 130pax for teban gardens friday breakfast.

teban gardens is well provide with beehoon, porridge, yutiao etc and they do very well without my one dish, whereas for HCA i am basically providing the full lunch (except for rice and fruits) for the patients.

it took a bit of trial and error to cook enough, and not having to cook each dish in one go and NOT 2 separate times. 🙂

wine chicken with cloud fungus and shitake

additional serving – wine chicken with cloud fungus and shitake

i had about 3.2kh boneless chicken thighs, 2x200g shitake plus quite a bit of clud fungus. 🙂

it was a delicious dish using my own marinade/braising sauce=6 tbsp huadiaojiu, 3tbsp oyster sauce and 3tbsp fish sauce.

bean paste 红油豆瓣酱 pork cubes and pork softbones

i had 2 kg bean paste 红油豆瓣酱 pork cubes and pork softbones.

it was tasty and tender tender. later i received feedback that it was not enough. will increase to 2.4kg next round.

fried broccoli

and i had 4 brocoli…thought it was a lot, but again feedback not enough. will increase to 6. that is quite a lot of cutting to do as well. 🙂

the chicken dish was evidently enough..3.2kg plus quite a bit of cloud funguss and shitake.

2 x 200g shitake

it was quite a good combination of ingredients.

wine chicken with cloud fungus and shitake

a tasty, delicious dish.

2kg bean paste 红油豆瓣酱 pork cubes and pork softbones

the bean sauce pork is a also not a difficult dish. just fry thoroughly pork with lots of chopped garlic, 2 tbsp of bean paste and 2 tbsp of oyster sauce. then added water and cok for 1hr 15mins till tender, while reducing the gravy and infusing the taste to the pork.

2kg bean paste 红油豆瓣酱 pork cubes and pork softbones

2kg bean paste 红油豆瓣酱 pork cubes and pork softbones

a delicious dish, salivating indeed.

4 broccoli

4 broccoli

brocoli quite standard, and it is always nice, with good wokhae.

HCA prepared rice and fruits

HCA also provide cut fruits.

2kg bean paste 红油豆瓣酱 pork cubes and pork softbones

quite a nourishing meal for the patients, ending with a healthy note.

c.h.e.f andy

Excellent Dimsum @ Imperial Treasure Fine Chinese on 7Oct2019

steamed pork ribs and steamed chicken feet 

had excellent dimsum @ imperial treasure fine teochew cuisine at ion orhard with sis & bil on 7.10.2019. ^^

menu prices here are ridiculously expensive..a whole braised duck is S$80 and cold crab is S$24/100g..

luckily dimsum prices are “normal” like S$6 per item..I wouldn’t dine here except for dimsum lol! 😂

we had 9 dimsum plus tea & appertizer, came to S$80..I had S$50 welcome voucher so nett was S$27 ..

steamed pork ribs

steamed pork ribs good. i had better ones though. 🙂

steamed chicken feet

steamed chicken feet as good as any.

crispy prawn cheong fun

crispy prawn cheong fun was really good. my favourite.

teochew dumplings 潮州粉果

teochew dumplings 潮州粉果 the usual good standard.

teochew dumplings 潮州粉果

polo char siew bao

polo char siew bao ok, i don’t mind having it also next time.

but no comparison with timhowan shamshuipo HK crispy char siew pao.

咸水饺 fried dumpling 

咸水饺 fried dumpling good standard.


流沙包 ok. i can do without.

steamed pork ribs and steamed chicken feet

very nice dimsum with my sis & bil. myself i will come back for dimsum not the ala carte dishes.

c.h.e.f andy


Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine @ Ion Orchard




103rd Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 4Oct2019 – Sauteed Dory Fillet

sauteed dory fillet

made sauteed dory fillet for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 4.10.2019.^^

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

this my 103rd 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.

teban gradens friday breakfast

the residents are already well provided with beehoon and other dishes, so i just cook an additional dish..

sauteed dory fillet

i cooked 3 packets of pangasius fillet = 3x800g nett weight = 2.4kg or 12 pieces of fillet.

sauteed dory fillet

today i am just using my ubiqitous braise – 5 tbsp huadiaojiu, 2 tbsp oyster sauce, 2 tbsp fish sauce.

just marinate fish overnight.

this morning i cooked the fish in 2 batches of 6…anyway they only require like 6 mins, so very easy and quick to get the dih ready.

sauteed dory fillet

sauteed dory fillet

fried in oil, cut onions, and chopped spring onions, and over high heat to reduce the liquids to a flavourful tasty sauce.

sauteed dory fillet

i browned some shallots and topped off with garnishing of shallots and spring onions. 🙂

teban gradens friday breakfast

 the residents all enjoyed the dish.

afterwards i had coffee and good chat with TKF at 古早coffee stall at the food centre.

c.h.e.f andy

7pax Retirement Study Group Graduation Dinner @ Ah Yat Grandstand on 2Oct2019

peking duck

had our retirement study group graduation dinner with Master Guru KWL @ ah yat grandstand on 2.10.2019. ^^

Ah Yat food consistently good and seafood especially, cheap and good. 🙂

excellent food & even better service..we gave S$30 tip..

we had –

2 steamed lobster superior stock very good S$29.80 each
2 claypot frogs with ginger scallions excellent S$4.50 each
2 gongbao frogs not that great S$4.50 each
2 pumpkin crabs excellent everyone liked it (2crabs for S$39.90)
& we ordered mantou to dip the sauce
S$40/kg 1kg patin with minced ginger was just perfect
$48 peking duck very so so plus S$15 for second eat beehoon (tasty)

complimentary red bean soup good too

& QTC brought very sweet alfonso mangoes

peking duck

peking duck ok, but only dish that was pedestrian and nothing special.

lobster steamed in superior stock

lobster steamed in superior stock

lobster steamed in superior stock consistently good.

just S$29.80 for each 650g live boston lobster (like S$75 at lobster and burger) and cooking was excellent. lobster fresh, sweet and tasty.

dinner dishes

claypot scallions ginger frog

claypot scallions ginger frog

and the bull frogs S$4.50 each, no much different from buying 3 for S$10 at supermarket!

claypot scallions ginger frog was excellent, very flavourful and delicious.

mala gongbao frog

mala gong bao frog less so, ok dish not the best…

2 crabs in pumpkin sauce

2 crabs in pumpkin sauce

bros all like the pumpkin sauce, something new to them.

2x500g crab for S$39.90. crabs were “toing” (strong), flesh filled the shells and sweet.

steamed minced ginger patin

steamed minced ginger patin

and i loved the patin.

my favourite dish. 1kg patin for S$40, just perfect

shredded duck braised with beehoon

shredded duck braised with beehoon

the second eat they charged S$15 i think. it’s ok la, tasty beehoon well infused.

but nothing special. 🙂

QTC brought alfonso mangoes.

and restaurant gave simple complimentary dessert – red bean soup – simple but very nice! 🙂

2 crabs in pumpkin sauce

HAB prepared the certificates which we all signed, and then it was presentation ceremony.

a thoroughly enjoyable retirement graduation dinner makan & chill!

c.h.e.f andy


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