Recipe = Jumbo Prawns Alio Olio on 27Feb2021

made jumbo prawns alio olio this evening on 27.2.2021.^^

bought some jumbo prawns from Chinatown Wet Market several weeks before CNY. these were huge prawns about 8 prawns to a kg about 130g each. it was just S$20/kg so I bought 2kg.

alio olio is straight forward.

just brown garlic cloves in olive oil, added 1/2 a chilli padi. then add white wine and chicken stock & reduce. can also add prawn stock but I didn’t prepare this evening. 🙂

I made about 100g spaghetti just 1min before al dente…agaklogy lol!

add pasta to sauce, add butter, off fire and toss.

for jumbo prawns, I cut away the legs and sharp spear on the head, cleaned, cut shell & devein and cut the head shell in the middle…seasoned with sea salt, butter, black pepper in the devein flesh..then cook in open pan high then medium fire in a little olive oil in open pan maybe 4-5mins…make sure prawn is cooked..

then plate over the pasta and added sweet basil.


absolutely delicious! ^^

c.h.e.f andy


Excellent French Japanese Fusion Vegetarian 6-course Lunch @ Joie by Dozo at Orchard Central on 26Feb2021

had 4pax lunch @ joie (pronounced joy) orchard central with J, GYS & LKC today on 26.2.2021.^^

today is 十五元宵节….my vegetarian day 初一十五😀

returning to joie, fusion french japanese vegetarian after 4yrs…/best-vegetarian-meal-i-had…/

looks like food still same from my only visit 4yrs back & just as good👍

very enjoyable..

icy lemon shooter was refreshing

chef appetiser-salmon sashimi most impressive perfect cured texture, crackers & raspberry were good

mozzarella button mushrooms (escargot) looked as delicious as before.

GYS had kami nabe (paper steamboat).

he found the first piece mushroom a bit tough second piece which i had a slice was ok…

I had charcoal was good, or as good as tempura of banana, apple, yam, pencil asparagus and eggplant could be.

on that score i should rate this excellent- look & colour great, like the “escargot” dish, texture great, goma (sesame) dip great..

taste very good too..surprisingly the banana tasted pretty overall actually pretty perfect!

we all had truffle cepes mushroom good as dozo was eons ago..will try potato cauliflower next time…

& we all had monkey mushrooms “steak” on hoba leaf 朴叶….it was good!

like thick tenderloin, tasty mash & sauce and the deepfried pasta was great..overall quite delicious…i guess as good as a mushroom steak can be lol!

GYS had coconut & blueberry false cake..i had a slice..pretty good..

rest of us had red wine poached pear..J thought it was not that was ok for me..competent i guess..

drinks included..GYS & i had hawaiian blue -lychee & blueberry..a bit sweet..ok..joel had apple melody..LKC had hot lavendar tea..

nice lunch with good friends 👍😀

c.h.e.f andy


Joie by Dozo


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