Great Evening, Fellowship and Dishes 6pax Homecooked Dinner on 25Jun2020

7 dishes

6pax OPS + RI bros homecooked dinner

 

sausage claypot rice

sausage claypot rice

 

tanhoon prawns

tanhoon prawns

chashu

chashu

steamed red garoupa ah yat style 蒜蓉蒸3

steamed red garoupa ah yat style 蒜蓉蒸

meen si (lime taujeon) steamed song fish head2

meen si (lime taujeon) steamed song fish head

garlic chilli ladyfingers

garlic chilli ladyfingers

 

 

made 6pax OPS + RI bros dinner on 19.6.2020.^^

  1. plain claypot rice(sausage serve separately)
  2. 白斩鸡 1/2 chicken with chilli
  3. meen si (taujeon lime) steamed song fish head 松鱼头
  4. minced garlic steamed red garoupa ah yat style蒜蓉蒸红斑
  5. tanhoon prawns
  6. japanese chashu
  7. garlic chilli ladyfingers

CCG brought begawan solo nonya kuehs.WM brought taiwanese coral jelly made by jessie and also png kueh and soon kuehs.

my chicken rice chicken 白斩鸡 is always good, very smooth, moist and tasty, and chilli is great!

claypot rice using chicken stock and salted fish was very tasty, flavourful. did not garnish as HC doesn’t take spring onions etc, and served the sausage separately.

CCG loved the japanese chashu very tasty.

the 2 fish were very good! friends liked both. red garoupa 蒜蓉蒸 recreated ah yat excellent garlic soy sauce flavours, and the meen si song fish head don’t know if it recreates the flavours of good zi char stalls but it was very good.

& everyone loved the tanhoon prawns very good tasty dish! quite excellent!

 

this the first friend get together homecooked meal since the covid circuit breaker now that 5 visitors is permitted.

the bros had a great evening together.

c.h.e.f andy

 

 

Shiok! 6-course Japanese Dishes for My Brother 6pax Family on 24Jun2020

ika sugatayaki (flamed whole squid)2

ika sugatayaki (flamed whole squid)

ika sugatayaki (flamed whole squid)

ika sugatayaki (flamed whole squid)

nikujaga - slow braised pork softbones

nikujaga – slow braised pork softbones

chashu and shabu beef don

chashu and shabu beef don

 

made 6course all japanese dinnerfor my brother 6pax family dinner on 18.6.2020.^^

  1. tamago (japanese egg roll)
  2. ika sugatayaki (aburi ie flamed whole squid)
  3. chicken teriyaki
  4. nikujaga -slow braised pork softbones with daikon
  5. chashu & shabu beef donburi
  6. yakisoba with shitake & shomeji

they find the food a bit different and interesting.

brother liked the nikujaga (slow braised pork softbones) especially and liked the chao tar bbq flavours of ika sugatayaki (flamed whole squid).

the donburi and noodles were excellent dishes. the don was layered with chashu (japanese slow braised belly pork) which i did together with nikujaga; and shabu (thinly sliced) beef.. a very very tasty chasu and shabu beef don…the shabu beef i just shabu in the same boiling sauce as chashu with fire off…much like shabu shabu the thin beef.

the yakisoba didn’t look great but very tasty, simple vegetarian dish with ust shitake and shimeji mushrooms, sliced yellow onions and noodles fried with tsuyu and mirin. i want to eat it myself haha!

c.h.e.f andy

Children & Wife made Father’s Day 6pax Dinner on 21Jun2020

SL made lemon yogurt cake

SL made lemon yogurt cake

SM made brazilian seafood stew2

SM made brazilian seafood stew

son making crabmeat pasta

son making crabmeat pasta

son made black angus 100day grainfed ribeye3

son made black angus 100day grainfed ribeye

wife made black angus 100day grainfed ribeye

wife made the other piece of ribeye

son made lamb fillet2

son made lamb fillet

 

son made creamy crabmeat pasta

son made creamy crabmeat pasta

children and wife made father’s day dinner this evening on 21.6.2020.^^

SM cooked brazilian seafood stew

Wenyu cooked black angus 100 days grain fed ribeye + lamb fillet (wife cooked the other piece of steak)

& crab pasta one creamy one alio olio.

seafood stew was very good. like the tomato flavour.

meats were always good. wife added mirin and served with sliced onions t soak up the juices.

son’s crabmeat pasta always good. i liked the alio olio version a bit more.

& SL baked a lemon yogurt cake. very good 👍

had a really nice father’s day dinner thanks to wife and children.

a very blessed and happy man indeed! 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

Brother made Dinner & Jessie sent YTF on 20Jun2020

 

my brother brought dinner this evening on 21.6.2020.^^

there were techoew steamed pomfret, chilled pek tor (rabbit fish), 3 steamed giant prawns, fried egg omelette with silver baits and fried bittergourd.

the children are out this evening , and wife and i had a quiet, nice dinner. 🙂

WMwai mun delivered yongatufu made by jessie..

really nice ytf! ^^

c.h.e.f andy

Recipe = 豆签Bean Noodles Bakchormee on 20Jun2020

my 豆签bakchormee

my 豆签bean noodles bakchormee

made my own 豆签bean noodles bakchormee on 20.6.2020. ^^👍😀

had leftover minced pork & thinly sliced pork fillet. using bean noodles.

a small bundle of 豆签 bean noodles offer very small serving & very light carbs, ideal for me la…

& now my chilli sauce is as good as any outside 👍😀-

  • 1tbsp oyster sauce, maggi chilli, crispy prawn chilli, black vinegar, 1tsp fish sauce-the best!👍

becos i had very little bean noodles (maybe 50g) and my minced pork and sliced pork were not marinated, so above condiments mix was good, otherwise i say same ratio but good for between 100g and 150g of noodles.

this was a perfect bowl, texture and taste! and for sure no overeating for me la…

c.h.e.f andy

 

Wonderful Yummy 8 Course Tapas, Meats and Pasta Dinner for my Brother’s 6pax Family Dinner on 18Jun2020

spanish omelette tortilla

#1 tortilla – spanish omelette

spanish omelette tortilla2

#1 tortilla – spanish omelette

miso teriyaki salmon belly

#2 miso teriyaki salmon belly

black angus ribeye & iberico pork collar

#3 & #4 black angus ribeye & iberico pork collar

black angus 100day grain fed ribeye2

#3 black angus 100day grain fed ribeye

son made lamb fillet2

#4 lamb fillet

iberico pork collar steak

#5 iberico pork collar steak

iberico pork collar steak

#5 iberico pork collar steak

vongole linguine

#6 vongole linguine

seafood paella2

#7 seafood paella

pangrilled red & yellow peppers

#8 pangrilled red & yellow peppers

made 8-course tapas, meats & pasta for my brother 6pax family dinner on 18.6.2020-

  1. spanish omelette
  2. miso teriyaki salmon belly
  3. pangrilled black angus 100day grain fed ribeye
  4. pangrilled iberico pork collar steak
  5. pangrilled lamb fillet
  6. vongole linguine
  7. seafood paella
  8. pangrilled red & yellow peppers

👍👍👍

a delightful, scrumptious dinner. my brother, sil, nephew and family enjoyed thoroughly.

the vongole this evening was among my very best – al dente, tasty, luscious looking, with a touch of gourmet butter and totally mouthwatering.

seafood paella was also among my best – again luscious, a beauty to behold, and the al dente arborio rice, clams, prawns and squid were all perfect texture.

very happy with making this dinner for my brother. ^^

c.h.e.f andy

Nice 4pax Family Dinner on 17Jun2020

today made my regular midweek 4pax family dinner on 17.6.2020.^^

tomorrow i am cooking a complete western meal for my brother 6pax family dinner so this is also a dry run for some of the dishes. :-).

this evening i made-

  1. pangrilled black angus 100day grain fed ribeye
  2. iberico pork collar steak
  3. oven grilled fish (baby threadfin)
  4. vongole linguin
  5. pangrilled red & yellow peppers
  6. brussels sprouts

this an excellent dinner 👍

the oven grilled baby threadfin was excellent. this using a fish teochews usually served as chilled steamed fish eaten with taujeon.

but i was trying to recreate the croatian grilled fish we had, and this was pretty good..different fish maybe i will try out golden snapper and seabass.

will do up a recipe later. 🙂

c,h,e.f andy

Nice 6pax Homecooked Dinner for my Brother’s Family on 11Jun2020

gimson nonya sauce steamed seabass

gimson nonya sauce steamed seabass

spicy dried chilli claypot chicken 宫保鸡

spicy dried chilli claypot chicken 宫保鸡

char siew

char siew

crispy eggplant with minced pork 鱼香茄子

crispy eggplant with minced pork 鱼香茄子

made 4 dishes fro my brother 6pax family dinner on 11.6.2020^^-

  1. gimson nonya sauce steamed seabass
  2. 宫保鸡 1/2 chicken
  3. char siew
  4. 鱼香茄子

gimson nonya sauce steamed seabass i know will be good. just add  1 big heap tbsp or 3 tbsp flat to the fish plus usual hk steam..in this case this a large seabass maybe 800g+ so i added 3tbsp light soy sauce, 3 tbsp olive oil and 2tbsp mirin (optional)…and the usual sliced ginger, cut chilli padi and chopped and cut scallions.

宫保鸡 1/2 chicken – trying to replicate G7 sinma claypot 宫保田鸡…

sauce not too bad but not quite close to G7 sinma..maybe experiment more..my chicken always done quite perfect texture, tender and moist…

char siew today not great belly pork too lean not fatty enuf & colour a bit off.

there were 2 smaller pieces. my usual was 1 large piece belly pork. marinade and colour not enuf. also i took out from fridge too late so that affected the grilling also too crowded..4 cut strips instead 2 i usually do. so couldn’t brown at 18mins and extended to 22mins…still the middles portion i picked for my brother still quite tasty and also tender enuf…not among my better renditions…

鱼香茄子-sil specially like this dish…i thought the salted fish was a bit much so slight salty & overpowering..actually becos my eggplant was to small…but it’s ok if taken with rice.

most important my brother family enjoyed the dinner.

c.h.e.f andy

Wife made Delicious Ribeye Steak for 4pax Dinner on 7Jun2020

pangrilled grain fed black angus ribeye3

pangrilled grain fed black angus ribeye

pangrilled grain fed black angus ribeye2

pangrilled grain fed black angus ribeye

wife cooked pan grilled grain fedblack angus ribeye today on 7jun2020. ^^

delicious! nicely medium rare and tender.

i made a prawn pasta.

c.h.e.f andy

Joyful 7pax Family Homecooked Dinner on 5jun2020

pan seared hokkaido scallops on pumpkin puree

pan seared hokkaido scallops on pumpkin puree

bouillabaise seafood stew

bouillabaise seafood stew

kurobuta pork collar steak

kurobuta pork collar steak

pan grilled wagyu MBS 6/7 steak

pan grilled wagyu MBS 6/7 steak

made 7pax dinner this evening inc aunty bes on 5.6.2020.^^

during the 8 weeks covid circuit breaker, SM and JH couldn’t join dinner so we had our anniversary dinner w/o them. this evening they were able to join so we had the full family dinner. 🙂

mash & pumpkin puree & cauliflower puree excellent..wife,children loved it..

kurobuta & beef very good, bouillabaisse very tasty ..i think i will not add cream next time to have stronger unmasked tomato flavours..

vongole linguine excellent..the 2 clams both superb texture..

SM & JM joined dinner 1st time in 2mths.

c.h.e.f andy

Yummy Homecooked Dinner for my Brother’s 6pax Family on 4Jun2020

thai style whole fish (ang choe) curry

thai style whole fish (ang choe) curry

sambal sotong with yellow onions

sambal sotong with yellow onions

claypot tanhoon prawns

claypot tanhoon prawns

made 6pax dinner for my brother yong siu family.

  1. thai style whole fish (ang choe) curry
  2. claypot tanhoon prawns
  3. sambal sotong with onions

thai style whole fish curry is my new recipe. though it is not exactly the same as old holland road forture’s it is very good, nicely tangy and tasty and wonderful curry and vegetables.

i made my own curry rempah and added tomyam paste, very shiok dish!

will do up a recipe post soon! 🙂

claypot tanhoon and sambal sotong are usual dishes. my sil especially liked the claypot tanhoon prawns, said it was very tasty.

the key was the stock and also the proportions, so that stock was reduced to right amount, still wet and moist not soupy, while cooking the prawns and tanhoon just right. excellent dish.

sambal sotong key just not to overcook sotong, so it is fresh, succulent, perfect texture.

this my 3rd homecooked dinner for my brother since circuit breaker! 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

My Brother & Yuli made nice Dinner for Us on 30May2020

my bro & yuli cooked 3 dishes

my bro & yuli cooked 3 dishes

my brother & his helper cooked dinner for us & delivered this evening – 3 dishes 蛋炒粉丝、咖喱鱼头、白灼肉on 30.5.2020.^^

the belly pork was nice with the garlic chilli vinegar蒜泥醋. and nice fish head and tanhoon. :-)

this period of covid , singapore implemented circuit breaker for 8 weeks. cannot eat out and visit, so mostly cook at home and order in meals.

i cooked for my brother’s 6pax family and delivered on 2 occasions, and my brother did the same for me last and this saturday.

it’s quite fun too. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

A Tasty 6pax Homecooked Family Dinner for My Brother’s Family on 28May2020

spicy black bean sauce song fish head 松鱼头

spicy black bean sauce song fish head 松鱼头

wine chicken with cloud fungus 黄焖鸡

wine chicken with cloud fungus 黄焖鸡

steamed pork soft bones 蒸软骨

steamed pork soft bones 蒸软骨

made 5 dishes for my brother’s 6pax family dinner this evening on 28.5.2020. ^^

  1. spicy black bean sauce song fish head 松鱼头
  2. wine chicken with cloud fungus 黄焖鸡
  3. steamed pork soft bones 蒸软骨
  4. mala broccoli
  5. okra with gimson nonya sauce

covid circuit breaker time, no eating out no extended family gathering, so i cooked 5 dishes and delivered to my brother.

song fish head 松鱼头,wine chicken黄焖鸡 all my usual dishes.

steamed pork soft bones 蒸软骨is a new preparation, seems pretty good taste and wonderful tender texture.

okra with gimson nonya sauce very tasty.

the mala broccoli though a bit overdone.

anyway good 6pax dinner for my brother’s family.

c.h.e.f andy

Delicious Burrata, Steak and Crabmeat Pasta 5pax Home Dinner in 26May2020

burrata with iberico ham

wife’s burrata with iberico ham

my flamed sous vide 56degC 1 hr porterhouse steak3

my flamed sous vide 56degC 1 hr porterhouse steak

had 5pax home dinner thsi evenin gon 26.5.2020.^^

wife made salad and burrata, i made flamed sous vide porterhouse steak and aunty bes made crabmeat pasta.

  1. wife’s salad
  2. wife’s burrata
  3. bread & hummus
  4. my flamed sous vide 56degC 1 hr porterhouse steak
  5. aunty bes crabmeat pasta

very nice burrata with iberico ham, and salad…and the steak adn pasta were excellent too!

a nice enjoyable scrumptious family dinner during covid circuit breaker.

c.h.e.f andy

 

Yuli, My Bro’s Helper cooked 3 Delectable Dishes on 23May2020

 

yuli cooked 3 dishes

yuli cooked 3 delectable dishes

gong gong2

gong gong

yuli, my brother’s helper made dinner for us-

  1. pandan chicken
  2. gong gong
  3. sayur lodeh

excellent dishes.. chicken nice with lemon grass, lime flavours..

gong gong excellent i have not taken for ages this would be the best i had…

& curry vegetables was very good 👍

this the covid circuit breaker so we could not dine out or visit.

my brother delivered the dishes. they were still hot, gong gong just steamed. really delicious

c.h.e.f andy

Scrumptious 6pax Homecooked Dinner for My Brother’s Family on 21May2020

sausage claypot rice

sausage claypot rice

白斩鸡

白斩鸡 chicken rice chicken

braised trotters and belly pork

braised trotters and belly pork

tofu prawns

tofu prawns

made 6pax dinner for my brother yong siu family dinner today on 21May2020.^^

  1. sausage claypot rice
  2. teochew braised pork trotters and belly pork
  3. 白斩鸡with home made chilli
  4. tofu prawns
  5. sambal kang kong

will write up recipe for some dishes later.

claypot rice very flavourful from slated fish and tasty chicken stock.

the very smooth & sweet 白斩鸡 chicken rice chicken came with tasty hamemade chilli and tasty sauce.

teochew braise with my own sauce, both trotters and belly pork very tender texture and tasty.

tofu prawns again with tasty chicken stock and succulent prawns done just right texture.

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for ourselves,

kept some braised trotters and 白斩鸡for dinner..aunty bes made nonya steamed fish. 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

Sous Vide Beef Rump and Pork Loin Home Dinner on 17Mar2020

sous vide beef rump 57degC 24hrs2

sous vide beef rump 57degC 24hrs

sous vid pork loin 60degC 1.5hrs3

sous vid pork loin 60degC 1.5hrs

chorizo prawns spaghetti

chorizo prawns spaghetti

made sous vide rump roast (57degC 24hrs) and sous vide pork loin (60degC 1.5hrs) & chorizo prawns pasta.

pasta good as always.

children like the sous vide rump roast..texture great, taste good enough overall  comparable to a good roast beef not really my preferred cut.

sous vide pork loin not moist enough either not the right cut or perhaps should do 57degC

c.h.e.f andy

Recipe – Delicious Prawn Spaghetti in Prawn Bisque Sauce on 10May2020

prawn spaghetti in prawn bisque sauce

prawn spaghetti in prawn bisque sauce

prawn spaghetti in prawn bisque sauce3

prawn spaghetti in prawn bisque

made a 5-course gourmet family dinner for mother’s day on 10.5.2020. ^^

4th course was prawn spaghetti in prawn bisque sauce. 🙂

the prawn pasta was excellent! ^^ pasta al dente perfect texture and the prawn bisque very tasty coating the pasta well, and prawns were plump, succulent & sweet. 🙂

i made the usual prawn stock frying prawn heads and shells in butter, then added cut carrots and water and boiled for 2 hrs.

to balance the flavours, and also to give some bulk, i fried garlic, shallots, red onions, then added red and yellow peppers, till softened. then i blended with the prawn stock together with the carrots. i added 2tbsp=30ml brandy. it was a very tasty  golden broth.

when serving the pasta dish, i browned 6 cloves of garlic in olive oil, added the sauce and bring to boil, added the prawns seasoned with fish sauce and white pepper, and cooked for couple mins, added pasta and 15g butter, off fire and tossed. added sweet basil to garnish.

voila! a very tasty, delicious prawn pasta dish! 🙂

c.h.e.f andy

Ingredients-

  • 12 large shelled prawns
  • 200g spaghetti
  • 150ml prawn bisque sauce
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 15g butter

for prawn bisque-

  • head and shells of 12 prawns
  • 1 medium carrot sliced
  • 15g butter
  • 30ml brandy
  • 5 cloves garlic, 2 shallots, 1/2 red onions, 1/3 red pepper, 1/3 yellow pepper

Directions-

  1. fry prawn heads and shells in butter, then add cut carrots and water and boiled for 2 hrs to get the prawn stock.
  2. fry garlic, shallots, red onions, then add red and yellow peppers, till softened. then blend with the prawn stock together with the carrots. i added 2tbsp=30ml brandy. it was a very tasty  golden broth.
  3. when serving the pasta dish, brown 6 cloves of garlic in olive oil, add prawn bisque sauce and bring to boil, add the prawns seasoned with fish sauce and white pepper, and cooked for couple mins, add pasta and 15g butter, off fire and tossed. add sweet basil to garnish. voila!

 

 

Covid Circuit Breaker Home Dinner on 13May2020

chinese herbal mutton ribs soup7

chinese herbal mutton ribs soup

chinese herbal mutton ribs soup

chinese herbal mutton ribs soup

nonya fish curry

nonya fish curry

made mutton ribs soup & nonya fish curry this evening on 13.5.2020. ^^

the mutton ribs soup was excellent..daughter loved it had a second bowl & several ribs and meats..

mutton was very tender & soup super flavourful and smooth ..i think better than most chinese herbal mutton soup outside even chai chuan tou..

fish curry the usual nice dish. nice lema curry with lots of vegetables and fresh and tasty fish.

i had one 500-600g red snappy (ang kuay) and 2 red snapper heads.

c.h.e.f andy