22nd 25pax Lunch for HCA Hospice Care on 25Mar2021

made HCA Hospice Care 25pax lunch on 25.3.2021.^^

  1. steamed wine chicken with wolfberries
  2. spicy beanpaste pork softbones
  3. assam dory steak
  4. stirfry chinese cabbage

for chicken I tried out a new cooking method. just season chicken (whole boneless thighs) with fish sauce and huatiao wine overnight in fridge. then frychopped garlic, add chicken, add chicken stock, cook for 8mins, add wolf berries for last 1min, then off fire poach for 10mins. then cut the thighs. very tender chicken and tasty broth/gravy.

dory is a new dish I started 2 weeks back..this time I added assam paste. very tasty also…I used this patin fish because it has no small bones only big bones..HCA requested I removed the bones, as they are shorthanded and difficult to remove bones at the time of serving.

sure that is something I can do, so ok.

c.h.e.f Andy

21st 25pax Lunch for HCA Hospice Care on 11Mar2021

made & delivered HCA Hospice Care 25pax lunch on 11.3.2021.^^

  1. soy sauce chicken (2kg boneless thighs)
  2. chilli dory steak (1kg)
  3. stirfried prawns (1kg)
  4. stirfried chinese cabbage (1.2kg)

just braised chicken thighs in 1 cup Tai Hua chicken marinade with whole bulb garlic cloves, 1 tbsp flat sugar and I added 1 tbsp dark sauce for colour. – recipe here.

I braised about 5mins and off fire poached for about 10mins. can see the chicken was moist and tender perfect texture, nice skin colour and the sauce very flavourful and tasty. 🙂

the dory steak was my first time…the flesh tasted like patin, a catfish, probably the Vietnamese pangasius…I just followed the recipe on the packet…3 minced garlic, 3 minced shallots, 2 tsp fish sauce, 2tsp sugar, 1 tsp salt, and I used my own chicken rice chilli paste which already had ginger and garlic…and added 1 chilli padi..tased the dish, it was good!

stirred prawns and chinese cabbage the usual.

today I was able to deliver to level 3 and stayed 15mins. happy to see the patients enjoying their lunch. ^^

c.h.e.f andy

20th 25pax Lunch for HCA Hospice Care on 25Feb2021

made & delivered HCA Hospice Care 25pax lunch on 25.2.2021.^^

  1. wine chicken with potatoes
  2. assam dory fillet
  3. stirfried baby shanghai green

3 nice tasty dishes for the patients. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

19th 25pax Lunch for HCA Hospice Care on 18Feb2021

made & delivered HCA Hospice Care 25pax lunch today on 18.2.2021.^^

  1. curry chicken with potatoes
  2. spicy bean paste pork softbones
  3. stirfry carrots and cabbage

HCA-

Yummy yummy, thank you Andy.
Wishing you a very blessed Lunar 7th-day Happy Birthday

a fruitful satisfying day…

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18th 25pax Lunch for HCA Hospice Care on 10Dec2020

braised pork softbones with celery & red onions
hk steamed dory fillet

made 25pax HCA Hospice Care lunch today on 10.12.2020.^^

  1. fried chicken with carrots & potatoes
  2. braised pork softbones with celery & red onions
  3. hk steamed dory fillet

this my last session for HCA in 2020.

HCA-

Awesome meals for our folks 👍

c.h.e.f andy

17th 25pax Lunch for HCA Hospice Care on 3Dec2020

black bean sauce pork softbones
pangrilled prawns on vegetables

made & delivered HCA Hospice Care 25pax lunch today on 3.12.2020.^^

  1. curry chicken & potatoes
  2. black ben sauce pork softbones
  3. pangrilled prawns
  4. stirfried carrots and cabbage

curry chicken and pork soft bones are my regular dishes for HCA and very popular with the patients.

for prawns, I tried different sizes of prawns. previous I had smaller prawns I think 81/100..this time larger prawns 41/50. pan grilled gave it a great flavours but even 1 kg prawns is a small dish for 25pax so I used it as a supplement on the vegetable dish.

c.h.e.f Andy

16th 25pax Lunch for HCA Hospice Care on 19Nov2020

wine chicken with cloud fungus
sambal pork softbones
stirfried prawns on fried baby chinese cabbage

made & delivered 25pax HCA Hospice Care lunch on 19.11.2020.^^

  1. wine chicken with cloud fungus
  2. sambal pork softbones
  3. stirfried prawns
  4. fried baby chinese cabbageHCA

AnTony feedback-

Afternoon Chef Andy, thanks for the lunch yesterday.

Our folks love your food very much, yesterday ribs not enough they wanted more.

Hahaha, is a good sign 🙂Thank you once again 🌈19.11.2020

c.h.e.f andy

15th HCA 4 Dishes 25pax Lunch for HCA Hospice Care on 5Nov2020

made & delivered HCA Hospice Care 25pax lunch today on 5.11.2020. ^^

  1. chicken curry & potatoes
  2. black bean sauce pork ribs & softbones
  3. garlic steamed dory
  4. carrots & cabbage

curry chicken a favourite among the HCA folks. 🙂

pork soft bones too, very tender and tasty.

c.h.e.f andy

14th HCA 4 Dishes 25pax Lunch for HCA Hospice Care on 20Oct2020

chicken teriyaki
nikujaga (jap braised pork softbones with daikon)
dory fish teriyaki
carrots and cabbage

made 14th HCA Hospice Care 25paxlunch today on 20.10.2020.^^

  1. chicken teriyaki
  2. nikujaga (jap braised pork softbones with daikon)
  3. dory fish teriyaki
  4. vegetables

HCA feedback-

“yummy, yummy”

“patients just loved them all. sedap.”

c.h.e.f andy

13th HCA 4 Dishes 25pax Lunch for HCA Hospice Care on 6Oct2020

garlic light soy sauce steamed chicken fillet 蒜蓉蒸鸡柳
braised pork softbones 焖猪软骨
fried vegetables withsmall prawns 虾仁炒菜

made & delivered HCA hospice care 25pax lunch today on 6.10.2020.^^

  1. garlic light soy sauce steamed chicken fillet 蒜蓉蒸鸡柳
  2. braised pork softbones 焖猪软骨
  3. fried vegetables withsmall prawns 虾仁炒菜

tasted the dishes.

chicken and pork soft bones both delicious.

small prawns this time from QBFood smaller than those from causeway pacific for same price same weight.

vegetables were sweet and great dish topped up with the prawns.

c.h.e.f andy

12th HCA 4 Dishes 25pax Lunch for HCA Hospice Care on 22Sep2020

made 4 dishes for HCA 25pax lunch today on 22.9.2020.^^

  1. curry chicken
  2. bean paste pork softbones
  3. hk steamed chopped garlic dory fillet
  4. fried carrots & cabbage

feedback from HCA staff-

“Afternoon Andy, wonderful effort in sharing your love with the folks here. They enjoyed the dishes very much.
Once again thank you again🙏🏻👍👏”

“Only empty serving container left 😃”

“The pork was slightly salty, commented by a few.”

very gratifying and grateful for the opportunity to do this. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

11th HCA 4 Dishes 25pax Lunch for HCA Hospice Care on 8Sep2020

braised wine chicken with cloud fungus 黄焖鸡
bean past pork softbones 豆瓣猪软骨
small prawns with vegetables 虾仁炒菜

made & delivered 3 dishes for HCA hospice care 25pax lunch today on 8.9.2020.^^

  1. braised wine chicken with cloud fungus 黄焖鸡
  2. bean past pork softbones 豆瓣猪软骨
  3. small prawns with vegetables 虾仁炒菜

every dish is delicious..patients really enjoyed lunch.

“the prawn dish was good, nicely cooked, the folks liked it”.

c.h.e.f andy

10th HCA 4 Dishes 25pax Lunch for HCA Hospice Care on 20aug2020

made 25pax HCA lunch today on 20.8.2020.

25pax lunch menu

  1. ayam masak merah (spicy tomato chicken)
  2. blackbean sauce pork softbones
  3. sliced pork with vegetables
  4. chap chye

my first full recipe ayam makan merah..made own rempah came out very well..super👍will write up a recipe later..

all 4 dishes very good!

“Thank you very much for all the delicious dishes. patients bottoms up all 👍

“enuf 🙂 and patients enjoyed much! everything cleared 😊

“patients always said chef Andy cooking really delicious!”

thanks NCL coming to gll to help & WM meeting at HCA & having 3pax lunch afterwards.

c.h.e.f andy

9th HCA 4 Dishes 25pax Lunch for HCA Hospice Care on 4aug2020

made 4 dishes for HCA 25pax lunch today on 4.8.2020.^^

  1. curry chicken
  2. beef rendang
  3. assam pork soft bones
  4. stirfry carrot & cabbage

WM joined me at HCA.

LCM came to gll but miscom i did not read messages & missed calls so we missed out each other

“…our patients mentioned that the dishes were fantastic, especially the curry and beef rendang.Thank you 👍👏

“Wow…..the patients sure have yummilicious lunch today!….”

restarted this HCA bi-monthly lunch 4mths after start of circuit breaker on 3.4.2020.

very happy to see patients enjoying the food..had a good chat with one lady from the same 澄海 city, my ancestral village.

c.h.e.f andy

8th HCA 3 Dishes 35pax Lunch for HCA Hospice Care on 17Mar2020

3 dishes for 35pax HCA fortnightly lunch

3 dishes for 35pax HCA fortnightly lunch

made my 8th HCA Hospice Care lunch today on 17.3.2020.^^

with covid-19, reduced to 35pax for the current period..

I checked with HCA repeatedly..they ok to proceed with lunch..

i made-

  1. curry chicken with potatoes
  2. mala pork soft bones
  3. fried carrots & cabbage

LCM came to my place to help and ferry the food to HCA together.

after HCA, we went for lunch at toa payoh lorong 8.

c.h.e.f andy

7th HCA 3 Dishes 35pax Lunch for HCA Hospice Care on 3Mar2020

3 dishes for HCA 35pax lunch

3 dishes for HCA 35pax lunch

made 35pax HCA Hospice Care lunch today on 3.3.2020.^^

this the 7th of my fortnightly HCA lunch.

LCM & KWL came by to help. we brought the 3 dishes to HCA..

  1. rendang chicken dusted with kerisik
  2. black bean sauce pork softbones
  3. stir-fried carrots & cabbage

after that we met CCG for lunch, first yongtaufu and beef balls at beef house, followed by sungei road laksa.

c.h.e.f andy

6th HCA 3 Dishes 35pax Lunch for HCA Hospice Care on 18Feb2020

3 dishes for fortnightly HCA Hospice Care 35pax lunch

3 dishes for fortnightly HCA Hospice Care 35pax lunch

made fortnightly HCA Hospice Care lunch today on 18.2.2020.^^

HCA asked to reduce slightly to 35pax..

  1. cloud fungus wine chicken
  2. nonya tau you bak with taupok
  3. fried carrots & cabbage

for wine chicken, i marinated with 2tbsp fish sauce, 2 tbsp oyster sauce, 2 tbsp cornflour, 4 tbsp huadiaojiu overnight. soaked, drained and boiled cloud fungus for 1/2. fried chicken with chopped garlic, sliced ginger, 1 cut chilli padi, then add cloud fungus with water and reduced, about 5 mins. chicken should be just cooked, NOT overcooked.

for belly pork i boiled in bakuteh sachet with whole garlic for 1.5hrs. chilled it and cut. cooked taupok (each square cut into 4 slices) for 1 hr.

then fried cut belly pork with chopped garlic. added 2tbsp dark sauce, 2 tbsp oyster sauce and some bakuteh sauce with the softened taupok. cooked another 10mins to reduce & to infuse the tau you to pork and taupok.

for the vegetables, i fried & softened the carrots first, added oyster sauce, then added cabbage and fried…a simple and very tasty dish.

KWL & LCM came to my place to help and go HCA together.

after that we met CCG for rong ji wanton noodles at bendemeer food centre.^^

c.h.e.f andy

5th HCA 3 Dishes 40pax Lunch for HCA Hospice Care on 5Nov2019

3 dishes for HCA Hopice Care 40pax lunch

3 dishes for HCA Hopice Care 40pax lunch

In memory of Q, made my 5th 40pax 3 dishes lunch for HCA Hospice Care on 5.11.2019-

  1. soy sauce chicken (3.3kg boneless thighs)
  2. black bean sauce pork soft bones (2.4kg)
  3. carrots and cabbage (700g & 1.8kg)

i did not attend Q’s funeral service today.

was thinking of cancelling HCA lunch..son told me to cancel..

but i think Q would want me to go ahead…

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After Q’s funeral service, 14bros messaged me to meet at koufu NYP for makan chat..i had a coffee…kind of closure….

c.h.e.f andy

4th HCA 3 Dishes 40pax Lunch for HCA Hospice Care on 22Oct2019

made 3 dishes for HCA 40pax lunch today on 22.10.2019-

  1. chicken rendang 3.5kg
  2. babi ponteh 2kg
  3. vegetables 2kg

I do this fortnightly. this the 4th time i cooked for HCA.

for chicken rendang i use happy family rendang paste.

marinated 3.5kg cut chicken boneless legs with 3tbsp fish sacue and 1 packet of rendang paste the evening before. fried with chopped garlic in the morning, covered and simmered 8mins, then added 200g packet coconut milk. tasted and it was lovely, chicken nicely tender and sweet and rendang was tasty and flavourful.

for babi pongteh, i fried chopped garlic, added 2kg (5x400g packets) pork cubes, 3tbsp mashed taujeon, 2tbsp oyster sauce and 2 tbsp gula melaka,& cooked for 45mins till tender and to taste.

for the vegetables, i fried & softened the carrots first, added oyster sauce, then added cabbage and fried…a simple and very tasty dish.

my RI bro LCM came by around 10.45am, we loaded up and delivered to HCA at 11.30am.

the patients were doing their regular exercise with volunteers guiding them. the staff and kitchen volunteers were busy laying out the dishes we delivered and serving them to the patients in individual plates.

they were all very happy with the dishes. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

 

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..

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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